AS expects a turnaround in 2016 after a business restructure. It sets revenue target growth 30% which mainly from smartphone market. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked management here but their industry has been turned upside down by the advent of smartphone technology and they’ve been incredibly slow to keep up with the changes, one wonders if it is too late…
ASEFA targets 2016 revenue growth of 15%, supported by backlog of Bt1.7bn. It is bidding for new jobs in total worth Bt2-3bn. It will maintain its gross margin at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
ASK will focus on truck loans as it expects the AEC will increase logistics demand. It is confident that 2016 loans will grow 10-15% and maintains NIM at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: Everyone is banking on the infrastructure spending Thailand, and leasing companies such as ASK and THANI are no different
BGT expects outstanding earnings in 1Q16 supported by sales from Myanmar. It plans to add 1-2 branches in Myanmar. It expects revenue of Bt11mn from abroad. It expects 2016 to grow 10% supported by new products. (Thun Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: They were finally able to eek out a small amount of profit in 2015 after the losses in 2014.
AQUA plans to acquire a power business in Japan, expecting to invest in solar power. It expects performance to grow steadily. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: An advertising company, with a water-related name, investing in solar power. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
BANPU plans to restructure its business with a focus on power. It expects to increase capacity to 4000MW by 2020. It plans to invest in power plants in Laos, Myanmar and China. It plans to expand capacity at its Japan solar farm to 200MW. It targets coals sales of 42mn tons next year. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: Well they had better do something to shift away from the dying industry that is coal.
BGT expects to increase 2016 net margin to 7% even though 2015 net margin will be lower than 1%. It expects to expand to Myanmar and open 5-6 branches. It expects exports to contribute revenue of Bt11mn/year. It is considering investing in Cambodia. It expects 2015 revenue growth to achieve target of 10%. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: I’ve always liked the CEO of BGT, he knows and understands the retail business very well but not many people care for the Bodyglove brandname.
DEMCO plans to take part in the Bt10bn EGAT and PEA bidding. It plans to invest in running tap water lines from hydropower plants in Laos. It plans to hedge risk from windmill power by using large engineering companies and buying more insurance. It is confident it will have no problems at its three new projects (Khao Kho, Watabaek, and Had Gunghang). (Thansetthakij, 14/12/15)
Comment: Over the next 3-6 months expect to see a lot of news surrounding demco’s turnaround efforts
BGT targets gross margin of 40% backed by implementing cost control and introducing new products. 2Q15 profit is expected to be good. It expects 10% revenue growth this year. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 29/06/15)
Comment: I’ve always thought they knew how to run a good retail business, but the numbers haven’t been any good for the past few years
TRIS Rating has assigned company rating at “BBB-“ with stable outlook. This rating reflects the company’s strong fundamentals, protected revenue sharing, and its expansion to the power business. (Khao Hoon, 29/06/15)
CPALL has issued a Bt1.3bn debenture for debt repayment. It plans to open 600 outlets each year, focusing on ready to eat foods, expected to support 10-15% sales growth. (Thun Hoon, 29/06/15)
Comment: The only thing that matters for CPALL within the next 12 months is 1) When will they sell shares in MAKRO 2) How much of these share sale will go to paying down the debt 3) Then CPALL’s stock price can continue its rise.
CSS expects growth in 2H15 backed by a robust in telecommunications sector. It expects 2015 revenue to increase to Bt5bn supported by investment in 3G-4G network. 2016 revenue is expected to be good aided by alternative energy business. (Khao Hoon, 29/06/15)
AIT announced 2H14 dividend of Bt1.1/share (XD on April 21), after record-high net profit of Bt658.56 mn (+16.26%) in 2014 and revenue of Bt6.65bn. It has backlog of Bt1.487bn, part of which will be realized this year. (Khao Hoon, 23/02/15)
BGT plans to expand into ASEAN markets via agents or setting up joint ventures with locals, which it expects to finalize in 2Q15. It targets revenue growth of 10% with Bt48mn capex to add 10-15 branches in provincial areas. (Thun Hoon, 23/2/15)
Comment: BGT has suffered along with every other consumer related business in the past 2 years, perhaps more so because they have the single brand risk.
CHO will not participate in NGV auction if price is not adjusted. The company maintains target revenue growth of 10% this year supported by backlog of more than Bt600mn and introduction of new products. It has budgeted Bt200mn to expand its maintenance center. (Kao Hoon, 23/2/15)
Published in the Bangkok Post Business section on 14th October 2011
BGT Corporation Plc sells ready-to-wear retail apparel and accessories under the trademark of Body Glove with the Hand Device logo. It has distributed through both its own stores and department stores since 1988 and has expanded throughout Thailand. Chief executive Dickson Goh Kok Cheng discusses the company’s strategy and outlook.