ADVANC reports more than 500,000 of its 2G clients have upgraded to 3G. It aims at getting more than 10mn 4G users from 4.4mn now. It has budgeted of Bt40bn to expand its business in 2016. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: The number we read this morning from the news was 5 mn users already.
BBL announces a full-year dividend of Bt6.50/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
BEAUTY reported net profit in 2015 of Bt402.5mn, up 33.65% supported by total revenue growth of 29.36% to Bt1.79mn from expanding its branches. It will pay a dividend in 2H16 of Bt0.83/share, XD on April 28. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: And they keep growing!
BEM reported 2015 net profit of Bt2.65bn supported by higher toll and fare revenue. It had total revenue of Bt13.1bn with total assets of Bt78bn. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.07/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: At what point will BEM do what BTS did and spin off the assets to an infrastructure REIT?
AGE expects to become a holding company engaged in the property business. It expects a return of at least 15%. It plans to export coal to Vietnam, which will increase revenue by 5-10%. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good. It plans to implement cost control to increase profit. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: A holding company engaged in property? Wait a minute, they are a coal company! Well better to switch now before its too late i suppose.
BBL revises up GDP growth to 3.5-4% from 3-3.5% driven by stimulus measures. It targets loans growth of 3.5%. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: Don’t banks traditionally grow at 2x GDP?
BKD got a Bt300mn project, decorating Lotte and Marriot hotels. It plans to take part in Bt2bn bids. It targets 2016 revenue and net profit growth of 20%. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
CSP targets steel sales of 150,000 tons driven by economic recovery. It expects to show net profit in 1Q16 after focusing on valued added products. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
Buy(s) THB 6.3 bn
-KCE, BA, TTCL, RS, SAM, SPALI, MAJOR, WHA, SCC, IFEC, BBL, DCORP, BLAND, JMART, TU, SOLAR, TVO, NSI, CBG, SUPER, NMG
Sell(s) THB 15.0 bn
-BEC, KCE, SAWD, COL, UNIQ, MAX, AP, SAM, JSP, MAJOR, SRICHA, ITD, BA, TMC, AAV
Note: Transactions shown are trades above THB 20 mn
BBL says its loans grew less than its target of 3% affected by economic slowdown. Credit card spending for the first seven months grew 13-14% from target of 10%. It added 200,000 new credit card members. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Strange to see BBL finally pushing into the consumer market with its credit cards, as if the Bangkok market was oversaturated enough as it is.
BJCHI expects 2H15 revenue to be better than 1H15 backed by transfers and Bt6bn in bids. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
CSP targets 2015 revenue of Bt3.2bn. It plans to improve production efficiency. It is talking with a prospective partner to invest in the construction business. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
EFORL plans to list Wuttisak to obtain funds to repay its debt of Bt3.4bn. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt4.2bn after achieving Bt2.2bn in 1H15. 1H15 net profit reached Bt153mn (+54%). (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Interesting but its still trading at a rather ridiculous valuation of THB 9 bn
ILINK expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn on the back of higher sales. It plans to bid for Bt5-6bn in projects which it hopes will raise backlog from Bt150mn. It plans to list a subsidiary on mai. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: The positive news for ILINK comes from the supposed digital economy, it’s shift to the SET from the MAI and the listing of it’s subsidiary
AOT says there is no impact from the Chinese yuan depreciation. Growth in Chinese tourist was 10-14% for eight months. (Post Today, 13/08/15)
Comment: For once, I concur with this government enterprise.
ARROW reported 2Q15 earnings of Bt56mn (+92%YoY). It plans to pay an interim dividend of Bt0.15/share, XD on Aug 21. It targets 2015 revenue growth of 20%. (Khao Hoon, 13/08/15)
Comment: And somehow this little company continues to rack up decent earnings growth inspite of the overall economic situation.
BBL sees Chinese corporations becoming some of its major Vietnam customers after seeing greater direct investment activities by them. It targets 2015 Vietnam loan growth of 14% after it achieving 7-8% in 1H15. (Thun Hoon, 13/08/15)
Comment: Perhaps more of a regional play at the moment, without a doubt the Chinese are the largest investors in Vietnam
BIG reported 2Q15 earnings of Bt70.8mn. It expects revenue and net profit to grow steadily. It plans to launch a marketing campaign to boost sales. It is confident 2015 revenue will achieve its target growth of 10%. (Khao Hoon, 13/08/15)
Comment: Well its a camera retail co, just depends upon how large you believe the market is for them