Changes in constituents for the MSCI Global Standard Indexes which will take place as of the close of May 31, 2016.
MSCI Thailand: (+2) EGCO, ROBINS
MSCI Small Cap (Thailand): (+3) DNA, GL, S
(-6) EFORL, SAMTEL, SDAT, SRICHA, TIPCO, TTCL
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
ADVANC expects to report 3Q15 earnings tomorrow. It expects 9M15 net profit of Bt28bn (+4%) despite 3Q15 net profit dropped by 7% to Bt8.35bn. (Khao Hoon, 09/11/15)
AKR expects to get a Bt150mn electric transformer project from the MEA, which will raise its backlog to Bt600mn. It expects 2015 revenue to achieve target of Bt2bn backed by high demand. It is expanding into another solar farm. (Thun Hoon, 09/11/15)
APCO reported 3Q15 revenue of Bt94.89mn with Bt21.33mn net profit, affected by the slowdown in local demand. It plans to broaden its market by advertising on free TV, which it expects will increase revenue. It plans to launch new products via drug stores. It plans to expand business via MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) in AEC and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 09/11/15)
Comment: A friend commented best on this, a wonderful marketing company but their products have little impact on one’s health.
CSL reported 3Q15 net profit of Bt85.96mn from 3Q14’s net loss of Bt464.34mn backed by data center project and dividend from a subsidiary. 9M15 revenue was Bt2.23bn with net profit of Bt248mn. (Thun Hoon, 09/11/15)
Names today: BKD, DNA, EA, IFS, IRPC, KCE, KTB, MACO, MINT, NCH, OCEAN, RML, S, STPI, TRC, TVO
BKD expects 2015 revenue to grow 40% backed by Bt2bn in backlog. It plans to bid for more public and private projects to raise its growth. (Khao Hoon, 04/11/15)
DNA expects 2016 revenue to turn around after it has completed restructuring with a focus on alternative energy. It expects to invest in four waste power plants which are expected to be concluded by 4Q15. It expects water management business to contribute revenue in 2Q16. It plans to invest in one more water management project, expecting to make a final decision soon. (Thun Hoon, 04/11/15)
Comment: These are interesting projects that DNA has put together, quite a strange move by a company that is supposedly involved in resorts and music distribution.
EA expects 3Q15 earnings of Bt638mn (71% growth) aided by alternative energy business. 9M15 net profit is expected to be Bt1.9bn. (Khao Hoon, 04/11/15)
Comment: The story remains the same for EA, get all of its plants up and running.
IFS expects 2016 revenue to grow 15-20% backed by public investment (MRT and high speed trains). It expects SME loans to grow. (Thun Hoon, 04/11/15)
Comment: They do have a very interesting business here and up until this year have been growing quite consistently over the past 7 years.
ADVANC expects 2Q15 sales to drop more than 10-20% on the slow economy, though internet utilization will still grow. ADVANC says the company is not worried about sales as there are more than 10mn prepaid subscribers who do not register. (Khao Hoon, 07/07/15)
Comment: That’s a huge drop for ADVANC.
CHO expects to sign a Bt4bn NGV contract this week. It is talking to KCM to build a DC and warehouse for rent in Khon Kaen which is expected to be finalized this year. (Khao Hoon, 07/07/15)
Comment: Great news for CHO, doubt the long term sustainability of receiving constant projects from the government, but still great for the short term
CPF expects to pay a Bt0.3 per share interim dividend. 1H15 profit is expected to drop 76% to Bt959mn. It expects to show its best performance in 3Q15, benefitting from recovery of chicken and pork prices and export growth. (Khao Hoon, 07/07/15)
DNA has announced that subsidiary DNA Revolution will buy WSG shares. World Sport Group (WSG) is engaged in ad management business and has obtained the rights to broadcast sports competitions. (Khao Hoon, 07/07/15)
ACD plans to acquire three hotels in Phuket worth Bt10bn, expecting to finalize the deals within this year. It also plans to acquire businesses in Laos and Cambodia. It expects to achieve revenue above Bt1bn this year. (Thun Hoon, 19/6/15)
BBL sold 484mn shares of IRPC at Bt4.06/share to foreign funds. (Khao Hoon, 19/6/15)
Comment: Clever move on the part of BBL, never cared much about this so-called long term “Phoenix” project that IRPC have been touting for years.
BMA insists NPG project is transparent. In response to Bestrin Group’s appeal to the prime minister to investigate the transparency of the NPG bus project, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority insists the bid for NGV bus project was transparent and it will go ahead and sign two contracts with CHO to provide the NGV buses and maintenance services in June. (Khao Hoon, 19/6/15)
DNA acquired 8.32% stake in TCC for Bt180mn. TCC expects revenue to grow 10% this year on the back of rising demand. (Thun Hoon, 19/6/15)