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Stocks in the news (aav, bay, bigc, centel, ck, com7, cpf, cwt, gold, ichi, ocean, uwc) 09.09.16

AAV expects 3Q16 to grow 20%, driven by Chinese tourists. It plans to open four more routes after already adding 10 routes this year. It is ready for the AOC assessment on Sept 12. (Thun Hoon, 7/9/16)
Comment: A discussion with the founder, T.F., indicates that he’d like to take back all of the Air Asia’s that aren’t fully under his control. I wonder what the outcome shall be for Air Asia Thailand
BAY goes for home loans with interest rates of 4-5% for seven years. It targets new home loans to grow from Bt52bn to Bt65bn and limited NPLs at 2.5-2.6%. (Khao Hoon, 9/9/16)
Comment: This is an amazing movement, don’t be surprised to see more and more clients shift to BAY
BIGC to renovate Mahachai branch for Bt100mn. It plans to expand the area by 15,920 square meters. (Khao Hoon, 9/9/16)
CENTEL expects to perform well in 2H16, driven by its food business. It plans to expand its business abroad and buy a hotel in Dubai. (Thun Hoon, 7/9/16)
CK increases revenue target to Bt44-45bn from Bt35-38bn. It plans to bid in the Bt200bn government project bids, lifting its backlog above Bt100bn. It says 2016 earnings will be better than 2015. (Thun Hoon, 7/9/16)
COM7 expects iPhone7 to boost sales. The iPhones will be available at stores around October this year. (Khao Hoon, 9/9/16)
Comment: It had a little pop pre the iPhone7 announcement but the market just took it down with everything else.

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Stocks in the news (advanc, asefa, bigc, bjchi, bsm, ck, ea, pf, npp, sci, tluxe, tmi, tpoly, true, tsr, twpc) 18.05.16

ADVANC is now left as the only applicant in the running to take part in the upcoming reauctioning of a 900MHz licence. (The Nation, 18/05/16)
Comment: It should be an uneventful auction…
ASEFA expects 2016 revenue to grow 15-20% on the back of Bt1.7bn backlog. It expects this to cover revenue till next year. It plans to take part in bids. (Khao Hoon, 18/05/16)
BIGC plans big expansion – THE NEW board of directors of Big C Supercenter, controlled by Berli Jucker Group, has approved the plan to allocate Bt5bn-Bt6bn for store expansion in Thailand this year, focusing on “blue ocean” locations, including subordinate and border provinces, and major districts. (The Nation, 18/05/16)
Comment: Thats rather interesting given that the previous management didn’t see any more growth potential in the country..
BJCHI announced 1Q16 earnings of Bt338.7mn (+110%) with Bt2.1bn in revenue, up 40%. It is waiting for bidding results. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 15% as its work on hand is Bt1.7bn. (Thun Hoon, 18/05/16)
BSM expects 2Q16 earnings to recover backed by orders at home and Bt10mn orders from India. It expects 2016 revenue to hit Bt700mn. It expects margin to reach 30%. It expects 2H16 earnings to be better than 1H16. (Thun Hoon, 18/05/16)

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Stocks in the news (bem, big, bigc, gcap, gfpt, grand, gunkul, irpc, ivl, jasif, mint, mtls, pace, ple, richy, rml, sawad, tpc, tsr) 11.05.16

BEM expects to open MRT Purple Line on Aug 6. It expects this to increase 2016 revenue growth to 15% as it will book Bt500mn/quarter as operating revenue. It expects 60,000 passengers/day. (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
BIG reported 1Q16 earnings of Bt234mn (221% growth) thanks to the boom in digital cameras. It expects revenue and net profit to mark a record high this year. It targets its market share to hit 65% at the end of 2016. (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: Blow out earnings, ignore the fact that its already trading near a market cap of THB 12 bn, retail, research, prop, everyone is loving this.
Central Group sells BIGC – Central Group yesterday confirmed it had sold its remaining 25% stake in Big C Supercenter to TCC Group, a holding company owned by tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. (The Nation 11/05/16)
GCAP is beginning to offer nano-finance. It expects this to support its performance in 2H16. It expects loans to grow 50% to Bt400mn. It targets nano-finance loans of Bt20mn this year. It targets 2016 revenue to increase 10-15%. It expects to control NPLs to be under 12%. (Thun Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: We aren’t quite confident in their ability to grow given that the target customer are farmers…
GFPT reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt275mn, up 25.99% because of higher revenue and revenue from investment in associates (McKey and GFN). (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: Subs led the way, rev growth was meh, margins in line, where is this increase in chicken price?

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Stocks in the news (aav, age, bigc, dtac, jas, pk, prin, sam, sci, sena, spali, super, tog) 03.05.16

AirAsia mulls Thai hub – AirAsia, the continent’s largest no-frills airline group, is keen to boost its position in Thailand with the relocation of its regional nerve centre from Indonesia to here. In a discussion with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday, AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes said the group would also like to build its own airports in Thai provinces such as Surat Thani. Furthermore, AirAsia is interested in a partnership with flag carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) to create a business synergy without equity partnership or competition, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. AirAsia wants to strengthen its presence in Thailand, which it perceives as a gateway to Asean with significant growth potential in aviation businesses, said Mr Somkid. (Bangkok Post, 30/4/16)
Comment: It would obviously be a huge positive for AirAsia if they can pull it off here in Thailand, but would the government be willing to throw away a monopoly?

AGE expects revenue of Bt300mn from the service business. It expects to increase export portion to 30%. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow 10% supported by coal business recovery and it has backlog of Bt200mn. (Thun Hoon, 3/5/16)
Comment: I’ve heard about a supposed recovery in coal since…2011?

Central, partner buy Big C VN for 920m euros – CENTRAL GROUP in partnership with Nguyen Kim Group yesterday announced the acquisition of Big C Vietnam from France’s Casino Group for 920 million euros (Bt36.6 billion). Central said the acquisition represented the strength of its will to keep expanding its business in Asia. “Central Group and Nguyen Kim Group have officially acquired Big C Vietnam, which has been operated for more than 18 years,” said Tos Chirathivat, CEO of Central Group. He said Big C Vietnam had 43 stores nationwide, comprising 33 hypermarkets and 10 convenience stores, and 30 shopping malls. “Total revenue in 2015 was approximately 586 million euros.” (The Nation, 30/4/16)
Comment: Boom!


DTAC urges full spectrum allocation road map – TOTAL ACCESS Communication (DTAC) has recommended that the government draw up a spectrum road map for the allocation and auction of the 700-, 850-, 1,800-, 2,300- and 2,600-megahertz bands to support affordable and universal access to fixed and mobile broadband Internet. (The Nation, 30/4/16)
Comment: Of course DTAC needs a clear roadmap, but since when has any Thai government (ex thaksin) been able to stick to a clear plan and execute it? And if there is no clear roadmap, what will happen to DTAC?

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Stocks in the news (aot, aqua, bigc, bjc, ccn, earth, ifec, ihl, maco, mtls, pttgc, qtc, singer, siri, smt, tsr, uv, xo) 26.04.16

AOT expects 2QFY16 earnings to peak backed by 197,913 flights (+9.4%) and 32.3mn passengers. It expects 389,272 flights in 1HFY16 (10.6% growth) and 61.2mn passengers. (Khao Hoon, 26/04/16)
Comment: It’s just incredible, time to start a pool on when passengers hit 100 mn
AQUA will pay dividend of 100% of profit with Bt900mn cash on hand. It plans to list its subsidiary (TCDC) by 3Q16. (Khao Hoon, 26/04/16)
Comment: I don’t know much about this business other than it being similar to MACO, but spin off’s are typically well-received by the retail market
BIGC has received the disclosure of additional information on the tender offer for the company’s securities from BJC Retail Holding Company Limited, BJC Supercenter Company Limited and Samphunsamer Company Limited, collectively the “Offerors”. (SET, 22/04/16)
CCN has backlog of Bt100mn on telecommunication projects, expects to book in this year. It expects to get more projects from Thailand post after it got Bt300mn. (Thun Hoon, 26/04/16)
EARTH will pay a dividend of Bt0.1/share. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 10% by focusing on acquiring new customers at home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 26/04/16)

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Stocks in the news (aot, big, bigc, bjc, gtb, itd, lpn, major, rojna, sena, solar, super, thana, tbbi, tsr, ttw) 24.03.16

AOT expects earnings to be better than in 2015, which had a profit of Bt18.7bn, backed by weak oil price and tourist expansion. The board approved a budget of Bt27bn for Phase 3 of Don Muang airport. It will extend the lower landing fee to two years. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Boom, get ready for more mainland tourists

BIG expects 1Q16 sales growth of no less than 10% supported by the popularity of mirrorless cameras. It is confident that earnings in 2016 will hit target. It plans to open 10 new branches. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: This stock has been a tear, it does seem that the younger consumers are happily buying camera in droves, is this taking demand away from smartphones?

BIGC budgeted Bt16bn to build strength and open new branches nationwide. It will change strategy and have seasonal campaigns to boost sales. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)

BJC prepares to tender for 341.99mn shares or 41.45% of BIGC at Bt250.26/share, in total worth Bt86bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: A deal without any excitement on its last day


On its first day of trade GTB price closed up 57.39% at Bt1.81, above IPO price. Its CEO said that 2016 net profit will surpass last year’s Bt69mn, supported by Its backlog of more than Bt400mn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)

ITD got two new jobs in total worth Bt294mn. It has backlog of Bt259bn in the first two months. It plans to sign for a new job worth Bt23.9bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)

LPN expects transfers in 1Q16 to reach Bt4bn or 100% growth supported by the completion of five projects valued at Bt10.2bn. It has backlog of Bt4-5bn to support demand before the property stimulus ends. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Every property developer should be off to a cracking start this year, the question is only will it be sustainable.

MAJOR expects 1Q16 revenue to grow more than 10% supported by more revenue from foreign movies. It plans to increase the number of screens to 1,000. It expects to increase revenue from foreign movies in neighboring countries to 10%. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Batman vs Superman!

ROJNA targets to sell 400-500 rai of land in this year on the back of planned additional investment by Japanese and Chinese clients. It expects no help from BOI approvals because of the economic slowdown. It expects its 110MW cogeneration power plant to supply electricity from mid-2017. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Perhaps one of the CHEAPEST companies out there but….is it a value trap given how laid back management are?

SENA targets 2016 revenue of Bt3.5bn. It plans to invest in 100MW solar power plants by 2018. It plans to list SENA Solar Energy soon. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Again something that the market should already know by now, but is it priced in? Do people believe in the management’s capability to expand this heavily into solar?

SOLAR expects to show s net profit in 1Q16 with revenue of Bt400mn. It expects 2016 net profit to return to the black with revenue not less than Bt3bn backed by 400MW solar cells capacity. It expects higher revenue aided by government projects. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)

SUPER expects to benefit from extension period for supplying electricity. It expects to supply 400MW electricity by April 30. It expects to begin to supply electricity at the end of March. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)

THANA expects backlog of Bt100mn in 1Q16. It is confident 2016 revenue will reach Bt1bn (20% growth). It plans to launch three low-rise projects valued at Bt1.4bn. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)

TBBI will trade today. It expects a good response from investors because of its strength and productivity technology. It plans to expand integrated packaging at home and abroad. It plans to double revenue within five years. It expects to become a global leader in packaging. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)

TSR plans to open two branches, Buriram and Mukdahan. It plans to move its branches at Phitsanulok and Hatyai. It expects 2016 revenue and net profit to mark a record high this year. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: I’m starting to see their advertisement’s for their “Safe” brand on buses.

TTW plans to invest in a 40,000 cubic meter tap water plant in Myanmar in 2H16. It expects domestic tap water demand to grow 5-10%. It expects enough supply to meet demand. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)

Stocks in the news (aot, bigc, bjc, eastw, fsmart, kkc, ktc, lit, mint, planb, sccc, smpc, snc, svi, tcap, tnh, top, trc) 15.02.16

AOT to report 1QFY16 today, profit estimated at Bt4.48bn, growing 20% supported by an 11% rise in passengers to 28.9 million. It expects good earnings in 2Q16. It expects profit in FY2016 of Bt18.5bn based on the ATTA estimate of 13% growth in passenger flow-through in 2016. (Khao Hoon, 15/2/15)
Comment: It should be rather incredible #’s coming out of AOT..yet again
Berli Jucker Plc (BJC) to buy the 58.56% stake in Big C from France-based Casino Group. TCC Group led by billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has assigned subsidiary BJC to make the purchase, borrowing Bt220bn to finance the acquisition. (Bangkok Post, 13/2/15)
Comment: We are curious to see how shareholders of BJC react to this given that they had initially rejected Metro Vietnam at BJC’s first attempt
EASTW reported net profit of Bt1.58bn, growth of 18.79%. It reported revenue from sales and services of Bt4.36bn, up 2.94%, on an improvement in the economy. (Khao Hoon, 15/2/15)
Comment: Scale scale scale
FSMART reported net profit of Bt272mn, 77% growth. It reported total revenue of Bt1.68bn, up 45%. The board approved a full year dividend of Bt0.15; the, interim dividend of Bt0.02 will be paid in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 15/2/15)
Comment: Just incredible #’s continuing to come out of FSMART!

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Random thoughts – MSCI, BJC & BIGC, Analyst recommendations

The latest changes from MSCI has been announced and for Thailand there is only 1 movement

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So it looks like Charoen is going to use BJC to buy BIGC and with the latest announcement from BJC (link: http://bjc.listedcompany.com/newsroom/120220161319040999E.pdf) and this is the paragraph that caught my eyes my “To approve the Company to secure a loan from a financial institution for a short-term financial source (no longer than 12 months) in the acquisition of BIGC ordinary shares and the making of a tender offer for BIGC total shares, as well as the shares of its related businesses as referred to in 1 above in the maximum amount of not exceeding Baht 220,000 million.” How ON EARTH will they secure that amount of financing within the next 1.5 months and to use BJC to purchase a company that is 3-4x BJC’s size! Expect a lot of shenanigans, rumours, news to come out over the coming few weeks. Oh and you can see the immediate reaction to BJC’s stock price post the announcement…oh and don’t forget if they finalise the deal by the 31st March they’ll still have to pay USD 600 mn…well we’ve seen crazy things recently with JAS…
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WHTW: Top 10

  • TCC Group signs Bt123 bn deal for Big C stake — Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, one of top Thai richest, has stepped into the Thai retail market through the acquisition of Big C Supercentre. France’s retailer, Casino Group, has announced the signing of a contract to sell its stake in Big C Supercentre for 3.1 billion euro (approximately Bt123 billion) to Charoen’s TCC Group. Big C operates a large network of more than 700 stores, including 125 hypermarkets, with a turnover of 3.4 billion euro in 2015. The transaction values Big C at Bt252.88 per share, a 28 per cent premium to the share price on January 14, 20161. (The Nation, 7/2/16)
  • Thai-Chinese railway plan facing more financial woes — THE CONTROVERSIAL Thai-Chinese medium-speed railway project requiring an estimated investment of over Bt500 billion is facing increased uncertainties after the Thai government insisted that China should take more financial responsibility for the 800km-plus rail route from Bangkok to Nong Khai province in the Northeast. (The Nation, 6/2/16)
  • Contracts signed to extend Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway — The Highways Department has signed contracts to extend the Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway to reach the Map Ta Phut industrial estates of Rayong within four years. Department representatives signed five of 13 contracts for the 31.2-kilometre-long extension project for Highway No.7 on Monday. (Bangkok Post, 8/2/16)
  • Consumers’ bad loans still rising — Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the credit-card and personal loan segments continued to climb in last year’s fourth quarter amid the tepid economic recovery, according to Bank of Thailand data. (Bangkok Post, 11/2/16)

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