ACAP raising loan target to Bt3.5bn from Bt2bn. There is progress in its plan to expand abroad and it expects to wind up a deal with two partners in Cambodia. It plans to issue a debenture worth Bt1bn with interest rate at 5.6%. The call center business continues to grow. (Thun Hoon, 21/09/16)
CENTEL expects 4Q16 to be good, supported by high season. It expects 2016 earnings to grow in line with growth in tourism. Recently, it agreed to join with PTT to study placing a hotel in service stations. (Thun Hoon, 21/09/16)
CHOW expects 3Q16 earnings to be good and lead to growth in 2016 revenue and profit. It has Bt3.36bn in loans from EXIM Bank to invest in a 70MW solar farm in Japan. It plans to list CHOW Energy on mai this year. (Kao Hoon, 21/09/16)
Comment: Quite the development but not a surprise given their strategy
DEMCO won EGAT project worth Bt1bn which will expand its backlog to Bt8bn. It plans to bid for another new job. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% from last year supported by more jobs waiting to be booked. (Thun Hoon, 21/09/16)
Comment: Question is still how much more money will they lose from fixing those wind turbines? A gambling man may be willing to take a bet that 3Q could actually show a profit for the first time this year.
ARROW expects 3Q16 earnings to grow supported by large orders, especially Suvarnabhumi phase 2 project from ILINK and ITD. It expects to get work on the MRT Green Line, with finalization by the end of this year. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn. ( Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: Perhaps we should just close our eyes and buy this given its continuous performance
BIG is budgeting Bt10mn to hold the 10th Big Camera Big Pro days. It expects this to push its 3Q16 revenue up above Bt5bn and expects net profit to mark a record high. (Thun Hoon, 30/08/16)
EPG expects 2QFY16 to be good brought by numerous orders. It expects FY2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn. It expects to complete 1-2 M&A transactions by the end of this year. It plans to hold a roadshow abroad to attract foreign investors. (Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow!
GL partners with True Money. GL is forecasting a major boost to its already flourishing business in Cambodia through a new partnership with True Money, a mobile-payment subsidiary of True Corp in Thailand, that will significantly increase the sales of GL’s financial services via True Money’s extensive network of about 5,000 agents spread out nationwide in Cambodia. (Newscenter Local Press Release, 29/08/16)
Comment: That’s a clever move by both parties. GL still has its monopoly in Cambodia for motorcycle leasing for another 3-4 years and barring a crash in that economy they’ll continue to dominate, the question is only how much are you willing to pay for this
AMATA is studying invest in a solar roof to be installed on AMATA Summit ready-built roofs and expects to make a decision this year. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 20%. It plans to open an industrial estate in Myanmar which will focus on customers in India, Bangladesh and China. (Thun Hoon, 0 9/08/16)
BIG reported 1H16 profit of Bt419mn or up 192% supported by more revenue. It expects 2H16 to continue to grow due to high season. It plans to launch two big events at the end of the year to support sales and expects revenue and profit to record a new high . (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
Comment: Still great growth on a YoY basis but it dropped rather sharply QoQ. So how will analysts value this? Are we going to see more magical PEG numbers
BIZ expects 3Q16 revenue growth of more than 20% QoQ and is maintaining its 2016 revenue target growth of 50-60% YoY supported by its backlog of Bt566mn, of which will book 60% this year. It expects to get revenue of more than Bt300mn from bidding for hospital job, both government and private, and expects to know the results in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
EPG expects 1QFY16 profit to be a new high of Bt385mn, surging 60% supported by insulated rubber and automotive parts business growth. It will report earnings on Aug 15. (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
Comment: Their ability to continue this growth has been impressive. One day they are hoping that the entire car will be made out of some form of plastics because then EPG will effectively become an indirect car manufacturer.
continues to bid for government communication projects. It is maintaining its 2016 revenue target of Bt5.8bn supported by its subsidiary and more orders. (Thun Hoon, 09/08/16)
AIT has backlog of more than Bt3bn. It plans to bid for new jobs from both the government and private entities. It plans to announce a partner with which it will engage in data center operations in August. It is confident that 2016 revenue will reach Bt5.7bn. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
Comment: Well then who is going to take the data center business given that the government is no longer going to do that stupid deal
CPF acquired 2.75mn shares of Norfolk at US$1.45/share for a total of Bt141mn. It expects this deal to complete in 3Q16. It expects this to be a milestone to broaden its food business in Sri Lanka and as an export base to neighbouring countries. (Khao Hoon, 15/07/16)
CPN and Central Department Stores in Bangkok have budgeted Bt100mn to hold a food festival tagged “Central Bangkok Taste of the World”. It expects this to attract 30% more tourists and bring in revenue of at least Bt500mn. (Khao Hoon, 15/07/16)
EPG expects 1QFY17 earnings growth over 15% YoY from profit of Bt287mn in FY2015 supported by more orders. It expects FY2016 revenue of Bt10-11bn. It has budgeted Bt1bn to buy machinery to enable it to expand its business to ASEAN. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
ERW expects 2Q16 earnings to be good thanks to tourism recovery which has given high occupancy rates. It is budgeting Bt1.7bn to expand HOP INN in Thailand and abroad. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow no less than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
Comment: The question on everyone’s mind is when will they launch their REIT
CHO expects to show net profit in 2Q16 from net loss of Bt9.12mn. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by transfers and Bt652mn backlog. It expects 2016 revenue to achieve its target at 10%. It expects to get the Bt4mn NGV bus project, which will be announced in July. (Thun Hoon, 27/06/16)
CHOW plans for subsidiary CE to submit filing to launch Bt380mn IPO and expects to trade in mai. It will use the funding to expand its power business at home and abroad. (Khao Hoon, 27/06/16)
Comment: They are continuing on their shift to more renewable energy projects
CIG has a deal with a foreign partner to launch a new product with expected revenue of Bt200mn. It expects 2016 revenue turn to positive from loss of Bt7.24mn last year. It is considering paying a dividend. It expects FY2016 revenue of over Bt1bn. It plans to increase revenue portion from exports to over 50%. (Thun Hoon, 27/06/15)
A Hong Kong fund is interested in EPG because of its strong fundamentals. It expects this to be clarified soon. It will gain from a weaker baht after the UK leaves the EU. (Thun Hoon, 27/06/15)
FPI expects 2Q16 earnings to be good boosted by large orders. It expects 2016 revenue to hit target growth of 10% after the auto sector bottomed out. It expects to run new machinery, which will increase its capacity by 15%. It will use the capacity to handle OEM orders. (Khao Hoon, 27/06/16)
BR expects 2016 revenue growth OF 10-15% supported by recovery in sales in 2H16. It plans to develop a new project to increase its margin. It expects to conclude a JV in Hong Kong in 1-2 months which is a key to expanding to Indonesia. (Thun Hoon, 09/06/16)
Comment: Cheap on valuations, so so on growth prospects
CHOW sets 2016 revenue target growth at 50% to reach Bt4bn. It expects to sell 180k tons of steel, supported by government projects and higher price. It expects to start up a 30.5MW power plant by the end of this year and will list “CHOW Energy” on mai this year. (Kao Hoon, 09/06/16)
Comment: They have spent the last 12 months accumulating PPA’s in Thailand and solar power projects in Japan. Will be interesting to see the financial performance of those plants
DAII has cut its 2016 revenue target growth to 10% from 15% as sales of construction materials has slowed. It expects to book an extra item from sale of land in 3Q16 which will push 2016 profit to grow more than last year. It plans to expand in Vietnam. (Kao Hoon, 09/06/16)
EARTH expects 2Q16 earnings to be good supported by high season. It is certain that 2016 revenue will grow 10% from last year’s Bt17.1bn as it has a wider customer base. It expects to finish the deal for a solar farm in Europe this year. (Thun Hoon, 09/06/16)
BAFS is confident that revenue will grow more than 9% in 2016 and expects net profit to be a new high, supported by a 7-8% increase in volume. (Kao Hoon, 08/06/16)
Comment: A natural grower with AOT
CNT expects 2016 earnings to be positive and plans to bid for a new job. It will change strategy to focus on high gross margin job at 4-6% to support earnings. Despite the loss in 1Q16 it targets 2016 revenue of Bt6.5bn. (Thun Hoon, 08/06/16)
Comment: When the entire industry picks up then CNT can finally win decent projects again, until then, I don’t expect much
ECF plans to bid for a 36MW biomass power plant on June 15-30. It expects 2Q16 furniture sales growth of 12-15%. It is confident that 2016 revenue will hit target of Bt1.5bn. (Kao Hoon, 08/06/16)
Comment: If thats the plan, expect to hear a PP or recap coming from them
EPG expects FY2017 earnings to grow over Bt1.6bn supported by more sales and increased capacity. (Kao Hoon, 08/06/16)
BANPU to have BPP invest in solar farms in China and Japan. It expects to increase capacity to increase revenue in 2017. The coal business continues to be good. It plans to acquire another mine and to invest in renewable energy to replace coal, such as water and solar. It expects to increase capacity to 2,400MW in 2020. (Thun Hoon, 2/6/16)
BM expects 2Q16 earnings continue to grow. It is confident 2016 revenue growth will hit target at 20% from last year and bring net profit up supported by more orders. It expects to get a job in Suvarnabhumi phase 2 expansion. (Kao Hoon, 2/6/16)
CPN expects 2Q16 to be similar to 1Q16. It maintains its revenue target growth at 14-15% and is preparing to open a new department store. It plans to increase rental space in its department stores to 2-3% and in office building to 3-5%. (Kao Hoon, 2/6/16)
Comment: Still the incumbent in the retail industry in Thailand. International expansion is a positive but does have lower margins.
CSL expects 2016 revenue to increase 2-3% supported by a data center, for which renters have reached 68% now. The broadband business continues to grow. It targets 10,000 customers in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 2/6/16)
BWG expects 2Q16 net profit to be good backed by revenue from industrial waste management service. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good aided by 9.4MW power plant and RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel). It expects 2016 net profit of Bt379mn and expects to grow 50% next year backed by its 2nd power plant. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: And they are issuing warrant after warrant for this. I’ve always liked the idea of industrial waste management but it looks like the focus of the company has shifted to powerplants more and more.
CSS expects to book revenue from communication system projects of ADVANC and DTAC. It expects 2016 revenue to hit its target of Bt5.3bn. It plans to take part in bidding for 15MW solar cell. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: A retail darling at one point, could it be time for part 2?
EPG reported FY2016 net profit of Bt1.413bn, up 123%YoY, driven by all three business segments. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.12/share, XD on Aug 2. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
IFEC expects 2Q16 net profit to back to the black from net loss in 1Q16 and higher than 2Q15 due to Bt700mn extra gain from debt restructuring at Dhara Dhevi. It expects Dhara Dhevi to exit from its rehabilitation plan in June and list on the SET in 2017. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: Hmmm. Ok. A renewable hotel owner.
BIG expects 2Q16 earnings to be good with high margin of 32.4% backed by the mirrorless camera. It plans to open shops to provide photo printing in June, which will boost its net profit. (Thun Hoon, 27/05/16)
Comment: Their YoY growth numbers do look fantastic, the question then becomes, is it sustainable? What product can they push next to continue this growth or is there a natural limitation before the market becomes saturated.
BJC plans to increase its registered capital and issue debentures to refinance loans and repay bank creditors after acquiring BIGC . (The Nation, 27/05/16)
Comment: Boom massive recap, more info to come
BKD plans to sell 20 rai of Krungthep Kreetha land. A listed company offered Bt600mn but it is holding out for a price of above Bt700mn as a road is coming that will provide access. (Khao Hoon, 27/05/16)
CI expects 1H16 earnings to be good thanks to property stimulus measures. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt3.15bn backed by transfers and Bt3.4bn in new projects. It expects this to increase its backlog from Bt3bn, covering revenue through 2018. (Thun Hoon, 27/05/16)
EPG expects to report FY2016 earnings today. It expects net profit to be higher than Bt1.5bn, 140% growth, backed by large orders for every business. (Khao Hoon, 27/05/16)