AGE expects to become a holding company engaged in the property business. It expects a return of at least 15%. It plans to export coal to Vietnam, which will increase revenue by 5-10%. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good. It plans to implement cost control to increase profit. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: A holding company engaged in property? Wait a minute, they are a coal company! Well better to switch now before its too late i suppose.
BBL revises up GDP growth to 3.5-4% from 3-3.5% driven by stimulus measures. It targets loans growth of 3.5%. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: Don’t banks traditionally grow at 2x GDP?
BKD got a Bt300mn project, decorating Lotte and Marriot hotels. It plans to take part in Bt2bn bids. It targets 2016 revenue and net profit growth of 20%. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
CSP targets steel sales of 150,000 tons driven by economic recovery. It expects to show net profit in 1Q16 after focusing on valued added products. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
ABC plans to do M&A and acquisition. It is talking to acquire two property projects and expects the deal for one to be concluded this year. It plans to launch the Bt2.5bn ABC Residential condo. It plans to introduce a new service “E-Payment” in December. (Khao Hoon, 23/11/15)
Comment: We are still confused about this company’s business model, eservices, property, renewable energy?!
COM7 expects 2015 revenue to be an 18-year high. It expects 4Q15 revenue to be not less than Bt4bn thanks to 4G. It expects to finish its 2016 business plan in December. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)
Comment: And iphone sales of course
CSP is talking to prospective partners to take part in mega project. It expects talks to be concluded at the beginning of next year. It expects 2016 revenue to turn around, backed by Bt100-200mn in exports to Myanmar. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)
CTW expects 2016 to grow because it plans to expand its business by doing a JV between its subsidiary and a management system company. It expects to be a major systems management company for ADVANC, DTAC, and TRUE. It expects to get many projects from both the public and private sectors. It expects to get an MRT project from ITD. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)
Names today: ACAP, COM7, CPN, IFEC, CPN, CSP, IFEC, JAS, KC, NUSA, ORI, PE, RCI, SAMART, SENA, SMART, TSF
ACAP expects to show net profit next year on the back of loan extensions and cost control although this year may have a net loss. It is working with AJD to invest in an online loan machine valued at Bt400mn. It plans to acquire more debt to increase its debt collection portfolio. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: We do wonder who the new shareholders are in ACAP and what their plans will be with this entity in the future
COM7 expects to show net profit in 4Q15 backed by 4G auction and iPhone6-plus launch. It expects 2015 revenue to achieve its target. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 5%. It plans to open more branches to expand to the SME market. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: So, wait for the price to decline and buy again when the iPhone 7 releases?
CPN plans to expand to Myanmar. It targets to open hotel and department stores to cover AEC. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% backed by tourism. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: The family already has a foothold there, so this is just a natural extension of the group’s overall business
BBL says its loans grew less than its target of 3% affected by economic slowdown. Credit card spending for the first seven months grew 13-14% from target of 10%. It added 200,000 new credit card members. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Strange to see BBL finally pushing into the consumer market with its credit cards, as if the Bangkok market was oversaturated enough as it is.
BJCHI expects 2H15 revenue to be better than 1H15 backed by transfers and Bt6bn in bids. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
CSP targets 2015 revenue of Bt3.2bn. It plans to improve production efficiency. It is talking with a prospective partner to invest in the construction business. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
EFORL plans to list Wuttisak to obtain funds to repay its debt of Bt3.4bn. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt4.2bn after achieving Bt2.2bn in 1H15. 1H15 net profit reached Bt153mn (+54%). (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Interesting but its still trading at a rather ridiculous valuation of THB 9 bn
ILINK expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn on the back of higher sales. It plans to bid for Bt5-6bn in projects which it hopes will raise backlog from Bt150mn. It plans to list a subsidiary on mai. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: The positive news for ILINK comes from the supposed digital economy, it’s shift to the SET from the MAI and the listing of it’s subsidiary
AoT board approves Bt48bn for airport revamp projects – The Airports of Thailand’s (AoT) board has approved a Bt47.9bn budget to build a new terminal and a new runway at Suvarnabhumi airport to ease congestion. (Kao Hoon, 22/01/15)
Comment: AOT’s latest passenger numbers have come out and Bangkok is performing horribly while the rest of the country is booming.
BECL/BMCL/CK BECL to sell BMCL shares to CK — BECL’s board of directors has approved the sale of 2,050,134,895 BMCL ordinary shares, representing 10% of the total number of BMCL shares, at a price of Bt1.79/share for a total transaction price of ~Bt3.67bn, to CH.Karnchang (CK). The deal will be put to the shareholders for approval at the AGM. (SET, 21/01/15)
Comment: This is a clever financial engineering move by CK.
BMCL board approves merging with BECL — BMCL’s board of directors has approved the amalgamation between BMCL and BECL to synergize the strengths of both, enabling them to offer a greater variety of services, increasing competitive ability and enhancing the image of the company’s securities. Shares in the new company (“MergedCo”) will be offered to BMCL and BECL BECL shareholders at the ratio of 1 existing BMCL share to 0.42050530 shares in MergedCo; 1 existing BECL share to 8.65537841 shares in MergedCo. (SET, 21/01/15)