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?
CENTEL plans to acquire an international food company. It expects the deal to be finalized by 4Q16. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10% backed by growth in online business. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
Comment: Well the EVP must be very happy because he has only talked about doing acquisitions for the past few years
DCORP is talking to a listed company to provide loans for those interested in investing in solar roof. It expects the deal to be clear in January. It plans to focus on alternative energy. It expects 2016 net profit to back to black and wipe out retained losses of Bt300mn. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
GFPT expects 2016 revenue to grow5-10% as lower supply is expected to bring chicken prices back up above Bt40/kg. It expects gross margin of 10-12%. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked this company and perhaps it may be time for the earnings to recover if chicken prices recover
ACAP expects 2016 performance to turn around aided by recovery in every business. It expects its loan portfolio to reach Bt2bn this year. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be the best backed by business restructuring and its loan growth. (Thun Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder what else the new shareholder is going to be doing with ACAP, it does have a decent balance sheet
CCP targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.6bn (from Bt2.4bn in 2015) with net margin of over 4%. It has budgeted Bt150mn to improve its machinery and increase capacity. Its backlog is Bt2.4bn. (Khao Hoon, 07/01/16)
CENTEL expects 2015 revenue to achieve target of Bt19bn, with more growth in 2016. It plans to expand both food and hotel businesses. It expects to get 8-10 hotel management contracts each year. It will hold a roadshow in Singapore this week. (Khao Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: Still a B-grade version of MINT but their hotel side will always continue to perform well.
CRANE is budgeting Bt200mn to invest in new equipment. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 25% on the back of a boom in construction. It plans to take part in project bidding. (Thun Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: There’s always been hidden value in the CRANE and it’s been well known for monkey years.