AOT board approved the plan to develop Hat Yai airport. The development will cover a 2year period with a budget of Bt15.1bn. It expects to support 10mn passengers per year by 2030. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: It’s quite interesting that nothing is ever really spoken about the development of Southern Thailand. If you look at the numbers, Hat Yai is an important part of Thailand’s economic development.
BEAUTY is outstanding, with average profit growth of 36% per year in 2016-2017 due to more branches and distribution channels. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
GEL plans to increase capacity to allow it to handle more jobs, both government and private. It targets increasing the portion of government jobs to 35% from 20% and is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its target of Bt1.8-2bn. It expects 2017 earnings to be good with revenue growth of 15-20%. It plans a JV with a partner to support business. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
GFPT is confident that 3Q16 earnings will be good, supported by high season. It plans to increase capacity to handle more exports to Japan. It expects margin to reach 14% from 12% last year due to cost management and expects 2016 revenue growth of 2-3%. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: Still the best chicken operator in the country. Question now is what will happen to chicken prices over the next 6-12 months?
GUNKUL targets power plant capacity of 1,000MW in Thailand with 200MW in Japan. It is the first 100% Thai company to be granted loans by large Japanese banks of JPY11.78bn to build a solar power plant with capacity of 38.1MW; COD is expected in 1Q18. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/1 6)
AOT expects 2016 profit of more than Bt19bn. It expects 4Q16 profit of Bt4.2bn, growth of 10% YoY, supported by more passengers and more flights. (Kao Hoon, 20/09/16)
Comment: There have been mumurs that if Thailand really does crack down on the zero dollar tourists from China that AOT could lose 10% of revenues
BEAUTY sets 2016-2020 revenue target growth of 20% each year supported by expanding into Asia. It expects to conclude a deal to set up a distributor in Hong Kong in 4Q16 and increase revenue from other business. It expects 2016 revenue of more than Bt2.1bn. (Kao Hoon, 20/09/16)
BSM expects 2H16 revenue and profit to grow supported by high season and signing a contract for a Bt100mn job in 4Q16. It maintains its 2016 revenue target at Bt700mn. (Kao Hoon, 20/09/16)
BWG plans an industrial waste power plant. Recently, it cooperated with EGCO to study a project to develop an industrial waste power plant. It expects to set up the first industrial power plant capacity of 9.4MW and COD within 2017. (Kao Hoon, 20/09/16)
Comment: This funny little company seems to be finding a way to make things happy
CGD gets B13bn for project. SET-listed Country Group Development Plc (CGD) has secured US$375 million (about 13 billion baht) through China Ping An Bank to continue developing luxury project Chao Phraya Estate. (Bangkok Post, 20/09/16)
Comment: Sounds like they had quite the capital crunch…
Suvarnabhumi expects bids by October – The long-awaited expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport is slated to have an auction for contractors in October, with construction starting by February, says president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn of the state-controlled Airports of Thailand (AoT). (Bangkok Post, 15/09/16)
MRTA will negotiate with BEM for the Blue Line extension, Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line and hub station next week. MRTA plans for concessions to expire in 2049. (Kao Hoon, 15/09/16)
BJCHI plans to bid for a new job worth Bt20bn and expects to get this job. This will increase its backlog from Bt3.1bn. It expects 2016 revenue to achieve its target growth of 15% from Bt5.7bn in 2015, supported by more new orders. (Thun Hoon, 15/09/16)
BRR expects 2016 revenue and profit to be stable from last year backed by a recovery in sugar price in 2H16. It has now switched to FiT for its power business and this will boost revenue by 20% and lift the proportion of revenue from power to 10%. It plans to set up a fund worth Bt3.6bn next year. (Kao Hoon, 15/09/16)
Comment: Could sugar names be the biggest turnaround story next year? Like the O&G and Food names this year.
CBG expects 2H16 earnings to be good after reporting 1H16 revenue of Bt4.48bn supported by demand from home and abroad. It expects 2016 sales to grow 20% from last year due to more customers. It has budgeted Bt2.61bn to increase can and bottle production capacity. (Thun Hoon, 15/09/16)
AOT opening bidding for four contracts for Suvarnabhumi Phase ll. It expects to solicit bids for two contracts this year and will sell the bidding documents in October. It expects to raise its passenger capacity to 60mn passengers per year from 45mn passengers per year now. (Thun Hoon, 13/09/16)
Comment: Having just returned from JKT on the late night flight you can see both the arrival and departure halls bustling with passengers. I would be surprised to see capacity issues hitting AOT within the next 12 months
BEAUTY expects 3Q16 earnings to be good, supported by more demand. It expects 2016 revenue to grow no less than 20% from Bt1.79bn in 2015. There is progress in talks regarding distributors in Hong Kong and Taiwan and it expects a decision in 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 13/09/16)
CHEWA targets three-year revenue growth of 20% annually, supported by developing new projects and buying property projects that already have their EIA. It plans to launch its first lowrise project worth Bt500mn at the end of October. (Kao Hoon, 13/0 9/16)
Comment: Its an interesting smaller property developer. But as always with this business model, scalability is an issue
IVL has closed the deal for a JV with Dhunseri Petrochem Limited in India. This will lift PET capacity to 700K tons per year, making it India’s second-largest producer. (Thun Hoon, 13/09/16)
Comment: Another acquisition, he’s well on his way to catching up to Reliance, but is such a strategy necessarily good for minority equity shareholders?
NCH launches single-house project worth Bt680mn and has sold 24 units worth more than Bt78mn. (Kao Hoon, 13/09/16)
ABC is ready to start presales of ABOVE Sukhumvit 39 condo. It expects presales to reach 70-80%. It expects to wipe out its retained losses this year. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Argh….I’m bored of reading news about this company
AH maintains 2016 revenue growth target at 5%, aligning with the auto industry. It expects 2H16 revenue to be better than 1H16 on the back of large orders. Its investment budget is Bt300400mn. It targets net margin to reach 10% in 2020. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: With the reduced number of shares from their buybacks, a slight improvement in performance, could this company, for the first time in … a decade be the best performer out of all the automotive manufacturers?
AOT is budgeting Bt190bn to invest in six airports. It expects four contracts for Suvarnabhumi phase 2 to put up for bid by 2016. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Wow. If this really does happen could AOT hit 1,000? I wouldn’t bet against it.
ASEFA expects 2H16 performance to be good on seasonality. Its backlog is Bt1.82bn, of which it expects to book 60-65% this year. It plans to take part in Bt2.5bn bids and to get Bt700mn of this, which will raise backlog to Bt2bn. It targets 2016 revenue to rise 20%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
CK revised up 2016 revenue target to Bt480bn from Bt38bn, backed by Bt80bn backlog, with project transfers expected soon. It plans to take part in Bt35bn in bids and to get the Bt25bn MRT Blue Line extension this year . (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: I wonder how the news decided THB 480 bn in revenue was possible?
CPN is budgeting Bt60bn to invest in five new department stores and to renovate five others. It targets 34 stores within 2018. It plans to expand to Vietnam and Indonesia. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Watch them open a mall in Vietnam and Malaysia.
DCON expects 3Q16 earnings to be good aided by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.1bn brought by transfers. It expects an extra gain of Bt105mn from selling land at Lopburi, booked in 2017 . (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
DELTA plans to focus on ASEAN market because of higher demand. It plans for the ASEAN market to contribute 10% revenue. It also plans to focus on India. It plans to invest in an R&D center, with revenue from this in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
AGE expects 2H16 to be good. It plans to do a marketing campaign in ASEAN. It is confident that 2016 sales will reach the target of 2.2mn tons. It reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt29mn, up 4% YoY and total revenue over Bt1bn. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
AOT reported 3QFY16 profit of Bt5.06bn, growing 24% supported by a 20.62% growth in lowcost airline passengers and total passenger growth of 11.08%. It passed more than 90mn passengers through its gates in the nine months and profit was Bt15bn. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
Comment: The bombing over the weekend isn’t going to help matters in the ST, but unless there are continued incidents in Thailand I doubt that there’ll be a permanent impact over the med-long term
BA expects 2H16 to be better than 1H16 due to high season. It plans to open two new routes to increase Chinese passengers. It has budgeted Bt1bn to expand Samui Airport to support 6mn passengers per year. It reported 1H16 earnings of Bt1.46bn or growth of 12.5%. (Thun Hoon, 15/0 8/16)
BEM reported 1H16 earnings growth of 12.3% to over Bt1.2bn and expects 2H16 to continue to grow. It will bid for a new job and plans to list its subsidiary soon. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
CPF reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt4.02bn or growth of 35%, with 1H16 net profit of Bt7.78bn supported by more sales, both domestic and export. It will pay an interim dividend of Bt0.50/share, XD on Aug 23. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
EA reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt992mn or growth of 33%, due to booking revenue from its solar farm in Phitsanulok. It will COD 126MW a wind power plant at the end of this year. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
GUNKUL reported 1H16 net profit of Bt315.94mn, up 42.62% from Bt221.53mn in 1H15. It expects demand to increase and will continue to expand business to support earnings growth. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
Comment: Similar to most renewable players, GUNKUL’s growth is relatively straightfwd to forecast for the next few years. The jumps in revenues will come from new projects
AOT expects 3Q16 earnings growth of 16.3% YoY supported by tourism recovery and low oil price. It expects to benefit from competition between low-cost airlines. (Thun Hoon, 27/07/16)
BCP expects 2016 EBITDA from retail business grow to Bt3bn supported by low oil price. It has budgeted Bt15bn to expand and renovate its petrol stations. It has set a five-year target of 400 stations. It expects non-oil business to grow and plans to open a new supermarket under franchise from Europe by end-2016. (Thun Hoon, 27/07/16)
Comment: I do wonder if the outstanding growth from PTG has been behind the major players finally deciding to expand their stations throughout Thailand
CPALL expects 3Q16 to be outstanding supported by 7-Eleven stamps that stimulated sales and expects 4Q16 earnings to be good supported by high season. (Thun Hoon, 27/07/16)
DELTA reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt1.32bn, down 22%YoY due to lower sales. It has budgeted to invest in India. (Khao Hoon, 27/07/16)
EA expects 2Q16 to be peak due to high season and expects revenue of Bt1bn. It believes that 2016 profit will be higher than last year. It expects 2016 capacity to reach 404MW and PPA 664MW. (Thun Hoon, 27/07/16)
AOT expects 3QFY16 net profit to hit Bt4.9bn, up 21%, giving 9MFY16 net profit of Bt15bn, up 17%. This came from higher passenger pass-through of 90mn passenger in the first nine months (+12%). (Khao Hoon, 26/07/16)
Comment: Altogether now, 1, 2, 3, amazing thailanddddd.
BKD expects to get jobs worth Bt300bn in 2H16 which will increase its backlog to 1.8bn. It expects 2H16 net profit to be good because of seasonality. It expects to recognize Bt400mn revenue in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
CPN yesterday announced the launch of its first mixed-use property project in Nakhon Ratchasima at the cost of Bt10bn. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
CWT expects 2H16 earnings to be good driven by automotive and exports. It expects 2016 revenue to pick up from Bt1.38bn to Bt1.5bn aided by numerous orders. It plans to take part in upcoming PPA bidding. It expects to complete a power plant deal in the north by 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
DTAC chief marketing officer Sitthichoke Nopchinabutr aims to make the company the No 1 digital brand in Thailand by 2020 through revitalising its brand image, providing digital services that meet the needs of all market segments, and enhancing relationships and partnerships with local and global partners. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
Comment: Well it isn’t happening in the numbers
AEONTS issues debenture of Bt8bn which it will use to refinance and as funding to support its business. It reported 1H16 profit of Bt515.84mn supported by more credit card revenue. (Thun Hoon, 08/07/16)
Comment: Still one of the best operators in town
AOT has budgeted Bt194bn to develop its six airports over 5-10 years. Once finished, its airports will support 181mn passengers per year. (Kao Hoon, 08/07/16)
Comment: Contractors, materials, security firms will all benefit from this.
CHO will bid in the e-auction for the 489 NGV bus project worth Bt4bn. It expects to know the result this evening. (Kao Hoon, 08/07/16)
CK signed the contract for Xayaburi in Laos worth Bt19.4bn. This will expand its backlog to Bt100bn. (Kao Hoon, 08/07/16)
CWT will bid for renewable energy project. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt1.5bn. It has more jobs to book and is steadily adding new jobs to add to its backlog of Bt1.5bn. (Thun Hoon, 08/07/16)
AOT is confident that FY2016 profit will be a new high. It reports 1H16 profit of Bt10.1bn supported by tourism recovery. It targets 2016 passengers of more than 12.5%. It will increase its investment budget to Bt194bn to develop six airports and increase non-aeronautical ratio to 50%. (Thun Hoon, 04/07/16)
BJC announces a second rights offering of not over 807,779,000 shares. It will indicate the number of shares that will be issued for a PP on July 8, 2016. (Kao Hoon, 04/07/16)
BKD expects 2016 net profit growth of 245.8% after booking an extra item of Bt410mn from the sale of 20 rai. It expects average revenue growth of 38.5% per year. It expects 2016 revenue to exceed Bt1.45bn. (Thun Hoon, 04/07/16)
IVL confirms that Brexit will not affect its business. It expects 2Q16 to show continued growth, supported by more orders and booking profit from acquiring a business. (Kao Hoon, 04/07/16)
Comment: One of the few commodity related names to not yet have rebounded post “brexit”