Partnership may decide if AIS joins 4G auction — The uncertain status of a partnership agreement between TOT Plc and Advanced Info Service (AIS) may put the latter under increasing pressure to join the renewed auction for the 900-megahertz spectrum. (Bangkok Post, 28/3/16)
ARROW expects 1Q16 earnings to be good on the back of recovering in construction and its active strategy. It expects 2Q16 earnings to be better than last year after its backlog reach a record high. (Thun Hoon, 28/03/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow and grow and grow
BEAUTY expects 2016 earnings to mark a record high. It targets revenue of Bt2.1bn (20% growth). It plans to expand its business by supplying its products via 7-eleven and opening new branches at home and abroad. It plans to hold a roadshow at Japan in mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 28/03/16)
Comment: With growth slowing (but still great nonetheless) will investors decide this company isn’t worth its 30x PE anymore?
CWT expects 2016 revenue to achieve Bt2bn (20% growth) aided by Bt1.5bn backlog, revenue from teak exports of Bt400mn and automotive leather orders from abroad. It is budgeting Bt800mn to invest in power plants. (ASTV, 28/03/16)
And here you go…I wouldn’t be surprised to see 50% of all tourists in Thailand come from China within the next 5 years. So who benefits? It is isn’t necessarily just the airport (AOT), airlines (AAV, BA, NOK, THAI) nor the hotels (ERW, MINT, CENTEL, DTC) but names like BEAUTY have said that they’ve benefited from Chinese tourists, so the question is who else will benefit and be next sector/company that will grow?
ADVANC to work with TRUE to help 2G customers. TRUE will propose a rental agreement with ADVANC to rent 900MHz for three months. They will be talking today. (Khao Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: I don’t quite see the point in ADVANC working with TRUE given that 1) Jas won’t pay and thus there’s still another license available & negotiate with NBTC and TOT to utilise the unused spectrum 2) It has the roaming agreement with DTAC
AOT expects passengers to increase by 16-18%, signaling 2Q16 growth of 20%. It plans to inject Bt140bn to expand and develop airports. (Thun Hoon, 17/2/16)
BEAUTY is seeking a partner in Philippines. This will be clear by 4Q16. It targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt2.1bn, driven by higher demand. It also plans to expand branches abroad. (Thun Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked the potential of the Philippines, and given that Beauty’s products are “cheap” i.e. 20 cents of 10-20 baht / unit it could do very well. Or is this just news from another company that they are expanding internationally and nothing will come out of it.
BEM awarded compensation of Bt4.38bn. The arbitrator has told the Expressway Authority of Thailand to pay BEM. (Khao Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: Less funding for the government to do upcountry loans?
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?
AOT’s 1QFY16 net profit was reported at Bt4.26bn, +18% YoY, driven by increasing flights (+11.92%) and passengers (+11.69%) (Khao Hoon, 16/12/16)
Comment: And it grows and grows
BEAUTY interests foreign investors after inclusion in the MSCI. It expects 2016 revenue to grow at 20% and to expand the business to China. (Thun Hoon, 16/2/16)
BRR plans to add two new sugar factories and get into alternative energy. (Thun Hoon, 16/2/16)
Comment: Again the typical business transition of any sugar business
EPCO plans to invest in power plants both in Thailand and abroad. It expects to 30% more revenue. (Thun Hoon, 16/2/16)
Comment: It is interesting to see how Thai utilities have been able to invest regionally. Both EPCO and RATCH have been on a buying spree in the past few years.
BEAUTY targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.1bn, up 20% on the back of opening new branches at home and abroad, launching new products, and a focus on the online market. It expects 2015 revenue to be above Bt1.7bn. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
Comment: And they still keep growing and growing! *continue to smack head against the wall*
BCP has budgeted bt10bn to invest in power businesses which it expects will support its growth. It expects to complete a deal by next week. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
CBG revised down its marketing budget from Bt500mn to Bt300-400mn because consumer purchasing power has not recovered. It plans to waiting for government stimulus measures, hoping this will inject money into the economy, especially grass roots. (Post Today, 01/02/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud…will their multi brand multi product approach work? I have yet to see an independent Thai consumer company be very successful at this
IEC signed contract with 8 clients to sell thermoplastics valued at Bt130mn. It plans to increase its capacity by 2Q16. It is confident its shareholders will okay a capital increase. It expects funding of Bt498mn. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
Comment: Urgh…this company…watch the volume traded, the moment it begins to pick up, then just join the punters..
Buy(s) THB 441 mn
- TK – Just looks like a switch amongst family members, preparing for the inheritance tax perhaps? A lot of these trades have been happening.
- BDMS – And he’s still buying!
Sell(s) THB 746 mn
- EA – Why would he sell now?
- TK – See above
- PSTC – Quite something to see such a large sale, although should we really be surprised given that its trading at 100x PE?
- MAX – So the crook has sold his shares…not a bad 5x return, although it never did quite reach their rumoured THB 1 / share target price
AKR says foreign investors are interested becoming partners to invest in alternative energy. It expects 4Q15 earnings to mark a record high backed by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to grow not less than 25% thanks to Bt6bn in bids. It expects the government to approve solar farm projects. It plans to invest in 40MW. It plans to expand to ASEAN. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: Well its a natural step forward for them as they are trying to shift away from being a project based only company
ATP30 expects 2016 net margin to double from 2015’s (5% in 2015 to 10% in 2016). It expects to make a decision whether to invest in or acquire a logistics business within mid-2016. It expects to invest be not less than Bt100mn. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
European investors are interested in BEAUTY shares because of its strong fundamentals and growth. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20% aided a broader customer base at home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
CK expects to report 2015 net profit of Bt2.39bn. It plans to take part in Bt600bn public project bids. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
IVL has agreed to acquire BP Chemical’s Alabama plant (720 KMT PX, 1,020 KMT PTA, and naphthalene dicarboxylate or NDC) within 1H16. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder how on earth IVL will reach it’s warrant exercise prices in the next 2 years.