ACAP expects 1Q16 net profit to back to black and stay there for the remainder of this year. It expects to wipe out retained losses this year. It expects to make a decision on the credit card business with foreign partners by mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: Given that the credit card business is already well and truly saturated in Bangkok, I don’t see how ACAP can make a dent in it.
BAFS is budgeting Bt8bn to invest in an oil pipeline in the north, expects this to handle 14,000mn liters oil by 2019. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 11%. It targets fuel demand for aviation to grow 6-7%. It is considering investing in the resort business. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: BAFS aim here is to effectively act as the owner and collect a fee from the amount of oil transported through the pipeline, an oil highway if you will.
CFRESH expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% brought by orders from the US and Japan. It expects gross margin to improve from last year to 13-14% after its customers in Europe increased orders. Its subsidiary abroad is having lower net losses after a business restructuring. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
CHOW expects the steel industry to recover because it got Bt1.6bn in orders. It expects to benefit from a 30% increase in steel price. It expects 80MW power business to contribute revenue of Bt1.2bn. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: They’ve been incredibly active on the power front trying to buy plants and investing in Japan
BJCHI expects 2016 revenue to grow 15%, backed by projects worth Bt5.2bn. It plans to join a new Bt40bn auction and expects to get projects worth of Bt6.5bn. (Thun Hoon, 3/12/15)
Comment: And yet despite the decrease in oil prices, they still can continue to grow, why? It’s a huge industry and Thailand is cost-competitive still versus Korea and China
CHOW will increase its solar farm production next year to 100MW. It is negotiating with partners both in Thailand and abroad to invest in solar farms. (Bangkok Post, 3/12/15)
Comment: CHOW is still expanding continuously looking for projects here and abroad and unlike SUPER they actually have the capital to do so
CPALL management fined for insider trading – CP All Plc chairman Korsak Chairasmisak, two vice-chairmen and the legal adviser to the company’s board have been fined a total of 33.33 million baht for insider trading for the CP All deal to buy Siam Makro Plc. (Bangkok Post, 3/12/15)
Comment: Posted already…
DEMCO expects to bid for government and private projects worth Bt10bn. (Thun Hoon, 3/12/15)
Comment: It’s been rather surprising to see very little from Demco’s management, next week’s opportunity day will be interesting.
AH expects 2016 revenue growth of 5-10% thanks to new car models. It expects gross profit margin to be good when it implements cost control. It has budgeted Bt400mn to acquire a business next year. It has cash on hand of Bt800-1,000mn. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: This has been a dog of stock for the past few …… actually the past 10 years.
BKD is talking to a partner to handle a property project abroad which it expects to finalize this month. It expects to get a Bt400mn project in Myanmar. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 20% from 2015’s Bt1.3bn target. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
CHOW says its 11MW Japan solar power plant started up on November 20 and will contribute good revenue. It expects the power business to be a key driver for company growth. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: The expansion to Japan has continued to a boon for CHOW, along with GUNKUL, they are one of the few companies to continue growing this way.
COLOR expects 4Q15 earnings to be good backed by numerous orders. It expects to show a net profit this year. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 4-5% after expanding abroad. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
DCON is talking to a prospective partner to expand its market in Cambodia. It plans to ask approval for its 2016 business pan in December. It plans to do a capital increase in order to acquire new land that will support its property business. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: Well the story for DNA has played out as we had expected in the past few years, earnings have peaked due the condo transfer and now it’s returned to trading at a fair value for its core business