BCH expects double digit growth in this year. It plans to expand its customer base, focusing especially on SSO and foreign clients. It expects 2016 net profit to be good as WMC breaks even in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: I think I’ve been reading about this WMC breaking even for the past….4-5 years now?
ESSO plans to invest in high return businesses to wipe out retained losses of Bt8.35bn. It targets oil retail sales to grow 9% because of high demand as oil prices fall. It plans to launch Diesel Plus and gasohol E20 in order to raise margin. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: If you look at what just happened to Shell Malaysia, it makes one a bit worried about touching any oil related names @ the moment (Shell HQ sold their 51% stake in the m’asia listed co @ a 65% discount to mkt price..)
GC is talking to a prospective local partner to launch new products. It expects a decision to be made soon. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 5%, supported by large numbers of orders and a weaker baht. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
JASIF will pay 4Q15 dividend of Bt0.22/share, PD on March 2. This brings 2015 dividend to Bt0.74/share or 8.31% dividend yield. (Khao Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: JAS is looking forward to receiving some $
Mid-east investor interested in BCH shares as it is a small-cap with strong fundamentals. It expects this deal to expand customers from the Middle East. (Thun Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: A mini BH in the making perhaps?
BDMS reports that G. Wasupol Co Ltd has transferred its business to BDMS. It plans to add more three hospitals. (Khao Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: Issue for BDMS is that growth is going to look smaller b/c of its scale
FSMART’s management accused of corruption by former shareholder. It expects this to be in the courts this month. (Khao Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: Then perhaps that shareholder should sue every past government in Thailand’s history as well.
KKP expects loans growth to drop because of the sluggish economy. It expects to have to make extra provisions. It targets 2015 NPLs of 6%. It does not plan to open new branches after closing 24 branches but expects to focus on service improvement. (Thun Hoon, 04/09/15)
There’ll be the usual annual rebalancing in the SET Indices names this week, the official changes are:
Additions: BA, BMCL, CBG, ITD, SAWAD, TPIPL, WHA, THCOM
Deletions: BAY, BIGC, BJC, HEMRAJ, KTIS, SCCC, SPALI, VGI
Additions: ASP, BA, BEAUTY, CBG, CKP, LHBANK, MONO, RS, S, SAPPE, U, UNIQ, WHA
Deletions: BAY, BCH, BIGC, BJC, IFEC, KTIS, MEGA, NOK, PTG, SCCC, SIM, STA, THREL
Additions: ASP, CPF, HANA, PS
New Europe trigger fund — Asset Plus Asset Management expects a rebound in European stock markets and is launching a Europe trigger fund with an expected return of 16% over MSCI Europe Index. Its ASP-Europe Value Fund will accumulate more European stocks. (Khao Hoon, 13/2/15)
Comment: Why Thai retail investors love Trigger Funds I just don’t understand, with the high fees and a capped upside it doesn’t make sense, but as long as there is demand there will always be supply.
BCH expects 2015 earnings in to improve, driven by earnings turnaround for World Medical Center (WMC). It targets revenues growth at 10% this year and will focus more on international patient service and will sign agreement with Emirates government to refer patients to the hospital. (Kao Hoon, 13/02/15).
Comment: WMC has been a drag on BCH’s earnings for the longest time and I’ve read about a potential earnings turnaround for years…
Selected to build joint ticket system — The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning has hired BTS to build the joint ticket system with project value of Bt338mn. The joint ticket is expected to be launched early in 2016. (Khao Hoon, 13/2/15)
Comment: Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok great for the users but I wonder who will earning a % from the ticketing system, if BTS then its one incredibly valuable platform
ANAN expects 3Q14 earnings to be in the black from 3Q13 net loss of Bt96mn on booking revenue from a condo. The company is launching a new project worth Bt14.5bn, pushing backlog up from Bt17.5bn and generating revenue until 2016. It expects to reach its revenue target of Bt9bn as there is overwhelming demand. (Thun Hoon, 02/11/14)
Comment: I still rank this co as stupidly cheap, and should they be able to match everything that they plan to, then wow.
BBL revives Phnom Penh bank branch – Bangkok Bank (BBL) plans to resume its banking operations in Cambodia this year to capitalise on the growth potential of the frontier market. Thailand’s largest bank by assets has already won approval to reopen its Phnom Penh branch, said executive vice-president Chairit Anuchitworawong. (Bangkok Post, 02/11/14)
BCH expects 2H14 to recover due to high season and revenue from two new clinics in 3Q14. It is confident that revenue growth will be at least 15% YoY and expects better net margin from 2013. WMC net loss is declining as more foreign clients visit. (Thun Hoon, 02/11/14)
Comment: The WMC has been BCH’s biggest burden, being a drag on its earnings for years. Although I still think its a matter of time before WMC begins to profitable, if it happens by next year I wouldn’t be surprised.
New taxiway: concrete, not asphalt — The CEO of AOT said that the company plans to instead use concrete instead of asphalt for the taxiway for Suvarnabhumi airport. It believes the cost will be lower, and it will save on maintenance costs. Management admits to an ongoing problem of water damage on the asphalt surfaces. (Khao Hoon, 17/04/14)
Comment: That’s rubbish, concrete is by far more expensive than asphalt, however yes annual maintenance costs will be lower but not due to the raw material itself.
BCH: 1Q14 revenue growth above 15% YoY, despite the political situation. It expects revenues this year to hit its target growth of 15%. It will also invest Bt920mn to open one new clinic and one new hospital within this year. (Khao Hoon, 17/04/14)
Comment: The biggest issue is the WMC for BCH, once that stops losing money then it will begin to perform well.
NOK reports cabin factor in 1Q14 at 80% from 84% in 1Q13, pressured by the political situation. Management expects a better performance in 2Q14 after the government lifted the state of emergency and Songkran holiday boosted passenger traffic. It aims at a cabin factor at not-less-than 80%. (Khao Hoon, 17/04/14)
Comment: Even this political rubbish only resulted in a slightly decrease in cabin factor, won’t airlines be a good rebound play? Continue reading Stocks in the news (Aot, bch, nok, ptt, tisco) 17.04.14