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FTSE Index Changes

Several brokers sending this out this AM

FTSE Global Equity Index Series Asia Pacific ex Japan Regional Index and Japan Regional Index Semi-Annual Review.  
Constituent changes can  be accessed via the attachments below.  The changes will be effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 September 2016 (i.e. on Monday, 19 September 2016).

Large cap
Inclusion: SCC-R, KBANK-R
Exclusion: none


Mid cap
Inclusion: BEM

Exclusion: none

Small cap
Inclusion: GPSC, VIBHA, IMPACT
Exclusion: BEM, THRE

FTSE All-World
Inclusion: SCC-R, KBANK-R
Exclusion: none

FTSE AllCap
Inclusion: SCC-R, KBANK-R, GPSC, VIBHA, IMPACT
Exclusion: THRE

Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

BEAUTY
BEAUTY expects 2H16 high season to support its sales. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 20%. It plans to expand its branches in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: The odd thing is that we are seeing management sell shares in the market 
 
BJC
BJC expands glass output capacity – BERLI JUCKER(BJC) is investing Bt2 billion in the construction of a new furnace with a production capacity of 300 tonnes of glass a day, in order to cater to rising demand for glass containers. (The Nation, 24/08/16)
Comment: Watch them dominate Thailand and Vietnam along with Central Group
 
BTW
BTW announced a dividend of Bt0.27/share, XD today and payment on Sep 9. It has backlog of Bt1.56bn and expects 2H16 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
EA
EA plans to COD a 126MW wind power plant at Nakhon Si Thammarat at the end of 2016. This will lift capacity to 404MW, doubled from 2015. It expects 2016 earnings to be a new high. It plans to do five more projects in Chaiyaphum worth Bt20bn to increase capacity to 64MW. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
GPSC
GPSC expects 2016 revenue and profit to jump due to booking revenue from IRPC, Nava Nakorn power plant and more new customers. It announced a five-year plan to have capacity of 2,800MW and expects the board to approve its investment budget of Bt19bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
ITD
ITD get a big project worth more than Bt1.28bn to bring backlog up to over Bt200bn. It expects earnings to turn to profit after it reported a net loss in 2Q16. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: With the recent win @ AOT, will they have to raise capital again?
 
MALEE
Malee Group and Mega Lifesciences will set up a 49:51 joint venture called Mega Malee Company to develop health-related natural foods and beverages for both local and international markets. Initial investment is put at Bt10 million. (The Nation, 23/08/16)
Comment: That added a little pop to both their share prices that day

Continue reading Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

Stocks in the news (bjchi, ck, crane, css, fpi, gland, gpsc, itd, jmart, kwg, loxley, mill, nok, nyt, pps, qh, sf, trt tse) 22.08.16

BJCHI
BJCHI expects to get a new job worth Bt10bn to add to its backlog of Bt3.1bn. It plans to expand to a new market. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% from Bt5.75bn last year supported by backlog awaiting booking. (Thun Hoon, 22/08/16)
Comment: Regardless of the oil price decline BJCHI still seems to somehow continue winning projects
CK
CK expects 3Q16 to be good as it will book backlog. It plans to bid for big government projects such as Orange Line worth Bt300bn and expects to get 20-25% of its bids. (Thun Hoon, 22/08/16)
CRANE
CRANE got the job of managing Trang port and providing service for cranes. It expects to book revenue of Bt30-50mn this year. It expects a lower net loss this year because of higher demand from public investment. (Khao Hoon, 22/08/16)
CSS
CSS expects 3Q16 to be good as it expects to get jobs in Suvarnabhumi Phase 2 and from BTS. This will add to its backlog of Bt1.3bn; it also expects revenue from its subsidiaries. It is confident that 2016 revenue will hit target of Bt5bn with revenue of Bt10bn over the next three to five years. (Thun Hoon, 22/08/16)
FPI
FPI is confident that 2H16 earnings will grow strongly and add to profit, supported by a weak baht, low oil price and low plastics prices. It plans to increase painting capacity by 35% in September to support OEM orders. It expects revenue growth of at least 10%. The board approved an interim dividend of Bt0.06/share, XD on Sep 9. (Thun Hoon, 22/08/16)
GLAND
GLAND plans to invest in office building for rent (The Super Tower), valued at Bt18bn in 2017. It believes this will bolster revenue. It expects to book revenue from leasable area at G Tower in 3Q16 after occupancy rate reached 70%. (Khao Hoon, 22/08/16)
Comment: Still part of the longterm master plan, we do suspect a REIT will be announced in due course given the need for capital

Continue reading Stocks in the news (bjchi, ck, crane, css, fpi, gland, gpsc, itd, jmart, kwg, loxley, mill, nok, nyt, pps, qh, sf, trt tse) 22.08.16

Stocks in the news (amata, big, biz, epg, forth, gpsc, jwd, max, mtls, pf, smart, snc, top, ubis, xo) 09.08.16

AMATA
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
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
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
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.
 
FORTH
FORTH
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)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (amata, big, biz, epg, forth, gpsc, jwd, max, mtls, pf, smart, snc, top, ubis, xo) 09.08.16

Stocks in the news (biz, gpsc, planb, qlt, sc, sccc, smit, stec, tmt, tnp, utp, uvan) 06.08.16

BIZ
BIZ reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt8.10mn with total revenue of Bt106.59mn, growth of 502% backed by more orders. (Kao Hoon, 06/08/16)

GPSC
GPSC reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt686mn or growth of 45%, with 1H16 net profit of Bt1.56mn, growth of 55%. It plans to invest in new projects in Thailand and abroad. It expects the 550MW power plant to proceed as planned. (Kao Hoon, 06/08/16)
Comment: This power play has continued to impress since its IPO earlier this year.

PLANB
PLANB expects 3Q16 to record a new high as it will book revenue of no less than Bt10mn from digital media in BIGC. It plans to add 60 digital media boards nationwide. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow no less than 25%. (Thun Hoon, 06/08/16)
Comment: Its still rather incredible that this company is trading at these lofty multiples despite their failure to show the magnificent growth, then again as I tell my friends, when investing in Thailand you have to “Believe!”

QLT
QLT plans to set up a subsidiary in Myanmar and expects to expand customer base in 2H16. It expects to get more revenue from gas pipeline expansion job in the north. It has backlog of Bt300mn, with Bt180mn of this to be booked this year. (Thun Hoon, 06/08/16)

SC
SC Asset revenue to top B15bn – SET-listed developer SC Asset Corporation Plc expects fullyear revenue to surpass its 15-billion-baht target as housing demand outstrips rising household debt . (Bangkok Post, 06/08/16)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (biz, gpsc, planb, qlt, sc, sccc, smit, stec, tmt, tnp, utp, uvan) 06.08.16

Stocks in the news (ajd, alt, asimar, ccn, csp, gift, glow, gpsc, kbank, kool, mega, pk, plat, pstc, ptg, stanly, tasco, uac) 02.08.16

AJD
AJD is adding 20,000 online top-up machines and it is confident that at end of 2016 it will reach 50,000 machines. It has budgeted Bt10mn for marketing and promotional campaigns in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 02/08/16)
Comment: If they could pull off what FSMART has done then perhaps for the first time in a decade I may consider this name
 
ALT
ALT expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by trading business and 4G. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10% from last year’s Bt2.6bn brought by IT trend. It plans to take part in bids. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
ASIMAR
ASIMAR expects 2H16 earnings to be outstanding upon the booking of more revenue. It has backlog in hand of Bt380mn. It plans to bid for more jobs from TAT. (Kao Hoon, 02/08/16)
CCN
CCN is negotiating with both listed and non-listed companies about partnership. It plans to diversify to energy, with a decision to be made by the end of 2016. It expects 2H16 revenue at Bt100mn, growth of 20%. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
CSP
CSP expects 1H16 sales volume of 80,000 tons, up 20% YoY, with 2016 sales volume of not less than 160,000 tons or up 15% YoY. It expects 2H16 steel price to average Bt16-18/kg. It plans to increase 2016 target revenue in August. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
GIFT
GIFT expects 2Q16 earnings to be good backed by higher sales. It expects 2016 net profit to be a record high. It is talking to a partner to invest in alternative energy, with a decision to be made by the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 02/08/16)
Comment: And they’ve recently switched from the MAI to the SET

Continue reading Stocks in the news (ajd, alt, asimar, ccn, csp, gift, glow, gpsc, kbank, kool, mega, pk, plat, pstc, ptg, stanly, tasco, uac) 02.08.16

Stocks in the news (bem, epco, gpsc, kiat, ktis, major, npp, samart, sgp, ticon, trc, tvd) 21.07.16

BEM
BEM expects 2Q16 earnings to be good supported by expressway and BTS passengers. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 2.1% from last year. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/16)
EPCO
EPCO announced that it has postponed paying Bt117.50mn for a PP from July 15 to Aug 15, 2016. (Kao Hoon, 21/07/16)
GPSC
GPSC expects 2Q16 profit to be better than 2Q15’s Bt473mn. It expects 2016 profit to grow supported by booking revenue from IRPC and CP and Navanakorn power plant. It plans to operate 1,922MW within 2019. (Kao Hoon, 21/07/16)
KIAT
KIAT expects to get a job to transport chemical products. The project is valued at over Bt300mn and it expects to get 50%. It expects 2H16 to be good supported by new jobs worth Bt500mn. It plans to expand its business abroad and focus on the energy business. It expects to finish the deal to acquire a business this year. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/16)
Comment: If that is the case re the new project then it’ll just increase their recurring income to a higher level
 
KTIS
KTIS eyes packaging growth – The company’s target is to increase revenue from the bagasse packaging segment to 8% of total revenue from its pulp and sugar waste business to 1.3 billion baht within the next few years, up from the current 4%, he said. (Bangkok Post, 21/07/16)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (bem, epco, gpsc, kiat, ktis, major, npp, samart, sgp, ticon, trc, tvd) 21.07.16

Stocks in the news (ait, bjc, chow, ck, dcorp, ea, forth, gpsc, lit, samco, sat, seafco, sgp, super, tmb) 03.06.16

AIT
AIT has backlog of Bt2.73bn, which it expects to realize in two years. It plans to bid for new jobs worth Bt18bn and expects to get at least 45-50%. It plans to expand its Data Center project with a partner with a budget of Bt800mn. It is negotiating with a partner to add new products in Cambodia and Laos. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: It does look like the IT project sector his beinnng to show some life
BJC
BJC expects 2016 revenue growth of 300% supported by BIGC earnings. It expects to finish the rights offering and private placement in July-August. It plans funding of Bt80bn. (Kao Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: and a dilution of … ?
 
CHOW
CHOW reported 1Q16 profit growth 381.60% supported by steel business recovery and more orders. It is building a new 12MW facility in Japan and expects to be able to record revenue from at least 80MW. It has EPC backlog of ¥12bn. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: perhaps one of the few companies to have made a proper concerted effort to shift from construction to alternatives
CK
CK expects to sign the Bt19.4bn contract to construct Sayaburi in 2Q16, lifting its backlog to Bt97bn. If BEM gets the Blue Line job, it expects to get a contract to build the rail network valued at Bt25bn. (Kao Hoon, 3/6/16)
DCORP
DCORP bought 40% in a solar power plant in the Philippines from two companies. The plant has capacity of 320MW. It expects to spend no more than US$15.36mn. It expects to finish the deal in July. It expects sustainable revenue and profit growth. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: #s don’t quite add up if it only costs USD 15mn to buy a stake in a powerr plant that has 320MW in capacity

Continue reading Stocks in the news (ait, bjc, chow, ck, dcorp, ea, forth, gpsc, lit, samco, sat, seafco, sgp, super, tmb) 03.06.16

Stocks in the news (advanc, dtac, gpsc, gunkul, jwd, kcm, kkp, lpn, nch, ptg, pttep, solar, spcg, top, tru, vng) 25.05.16

ADVANC
ADVANC has confirmed that it will be bidding for the 900MHz on May 27 with a bid of Bt75.65bn. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
DTAC
DTAC unfazed by more 4G competition — The country’s second-largest mobile operator shrugged off increased competition from its rivals, saying that Advanced Info Service (AIS) and True Move will also face high licensing-based fourth-generation (4G) spectrum costs similar to DTAC’s. (Bangkok Post, 25/5/16)
GPSC
GPSC is confident that it will have IPP and SPP capacity of more than 1922MW and stream production of 1,582 tons/hour within 2019. ( Thun Hoon, 25/5/16)
GUNKUL
GUNKUL has backlog of Bt1.5-1.6bn. It expects to get more jobs to construct solar farms. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20-30%. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
Comment: Quite the drop in backlog for GUNKUL but because they already have invested and built/are completing their projects I don’t think management quite cares to focus on new projects .
 
JWD
JWD and JB TRADING are setting up a JV to develop a warehouse in Laos which has area of 3,200sqm and total cost of Bt75mn. It expects to finish and book revenue in 2017. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (advanc, dtac, gpsc, gunkul, jwd, kcm, kkp, lpn, nch, ptg, pttep, solar, spcg, top, tru, vng) 25.05.16

Stocks in the news (advanc, amata, ea, fsmart, gpsc, pca, qlt, siri, tkn, top, tu, wha) 10.05.16

ADVANC
ADVANC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt8.1bn on revenue of Bt37.25bn. It has 38.9mn subscribers. It will maintain its EBITDA at 37-38%. It will keep its dividend payout at 100%. It continues to expand subscriber numbers and its 4G network. It will bid for 900MHz on May 27. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: 1Q16 demonstrated the length to which telco’s are willing to fight for market share. Jas never stood a chance, now what about DTAC and TRUE (where we are betting revenues are up and profits are down tremendously)
 
AMATA
AMATA prepares to sign a contract for 400-500 rai, which will allow it to reach its full-year target of 1,000 rai. Chinese and Korean investors are interested in its land. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
EA
EA expects 1Q16 profit of more than Bt700mn or growth of 20% YoY due to the uptrend in the solar farm business. It expects earnings in 2Q16 to continue to be good supported by high season and booking income from the 90MW Phitsanulok project. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
FSMART
FSMART expects 1Q16 earnings to be a new high. It will report earnings this week. It is installing 73,000 on-line top-up machines, which is adding to revenue. It expects profit growth of 30% from top-up machines this year. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: And the machine continues
 
GPSC
GPSC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt871mn, growth of 64% YoY and 160% QoQ, supported by more demand for electricity and steam. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: If you believe in their ability to capture more MW’s then go for it.
 
PCA
PCA expects revenue to grow 15% from the telecommunication business and plant fiber business plus revenue from the AEC market. It plans to pay a dividend of Bt0.14/share. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (advanc, amata, ea, fsmart, gpsc, pca, qlt, siri, tkn, top, tu, wha) 10.05.16