ABC has signed an MoU to rent a commercial building. It plans to use this area as an integrated services animal hospital. It plans to launch a Bt2.5bn condo on Sukhumvit 39. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Whenever I’m reading news about this company my head begins to cock to the side like a dog when it sees something confusing. IT to e-commerce to renewables to property to animal hospitals. YES! I can see the differentiating factor here so very clearly, they will launch an animal hospital (commercial) where pet’s owners can stay next door (residential), pay everything online via an ecommerce system (IT/ecommerce), where the neutering operations will be solar powered! Booyah!
ASIAN expects 2015 sales of Bt8bn with Bt60-200mn net profit after it has revised its business strategy. It is looking for a partner. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
BTS is budgeting Bt140bn to support the operational management and investment in five MRT routes covering 114.4km. It expects this to be put up for bid by 1Q16. It estimates ridership of 1mn/day. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud what will happen to the stock price when the dividend disappears…
EPG expects 3QFY16 earnings to grow 100% from 3QFY15’s Bt148.05mn thanks to the baht depreciation. It expects a net profit margin of 15% on lower oil prices. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Commence head banging against the wall, saw them at THB 9/share and could never really get my head around the company’s potential.
And the top 10 wealthiest list is out for the year with Prasert of BDMS and BA still holding the top spot, interesting to see that MK Restaurant group has been able to breach the top 10.
Source: Bangkok Post
AH expects 2015 revenue of Bt15.3bn with net profit growth of 3% on growth in the automotive sector. It targets revenue of Bt30bn in five years with 10% gross margin. It is talking to partners in India and Europe which is expected to be finalized soon. (ASTV, 10/12/15)
Comment: Still don’t see any real reason to buy this company when its peers are performing far better
MRTA to negotiate with BTS instead of bidding for the operational contract for the MRT Green Line (north and south). MRTA is considering transferring both lines to BMA. When it decides it will ask approval from cabinet. (Khao Hoon, 11/12/15)
CK plans to take part in bids for Bt600bn in public projects next year. It expects to win about 20%. It won a dual-track project (Jira-Khon Kaen) which will increase its backlog to Bt100bn from Bt77bn. (Post Today, 10/12/15)
Comment: And they’ll continue to win 1/4 of the projects
CPN targets 2016 revenue growth of 14-15% backed by four new department stores this year and two more next year. It plans to broaden its clientele by focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam. It expects to open a department store in Malaysia in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
Comment: A really impressive growth machine that doesn’t stop
CSL expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn aided by full occupancy of its data center. It targets broadband subscribers of 10,000, up from 4,000. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
ACAP reported 3Q15 net profit of Bt3.82mn backed by loan growth. It expects 2016 revenue to be good as it focuses on SME loans. It targets Bt600mn in SME loans in 2016. (Khao Hoon, 24/11/15)
Comment: That is their existing business line, there were talks that it was going to expand into other businesses as well. ACAP had always been a rather cheap company on asset value that every once in a while became popular with retail investors, I am curious to see what the new shareholders will do here
AKR and Nonthaburi cooperatives take part in 5MW solar farm in government unit bidding. It has bid in the Bt1.5bn transformer project for the PEA, winner of which is expected to be announced by this year. (Khao Hoon, 24/11/15)
BROCK expects 2015 revenue growth to meet its 10% target. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good backed by transfers from Bt40mn backlog. It plans to invest in mix-use property in Phuket (500 rai, valued at Bt10bn). It expects 2016 revenue to be good on government property stimulus measures. (Thun Hoon, 24/11/15)
BTS expects 2HFY16 to be better than 1HFY16 on seasonality. It has budgeted Bt10bn to invest in MRT Green Line. It expects FY2016 revenue to grow 5-10% on the back of 4-6% passenger growth. It plans to sell concessions to BTSGIF. (Khao Hoon, 24/11/15)
Comment: Have a look at their balance sheet and then you’ll understand exactly what BTS’s business model is.