AOT board approved the plan to develop Hat Yai airport. The development will cover a 2year period with a budget of Bt15.1bn. It expects to support 10mn passengers per year by 2030. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: It’s quite interesting that nothing is ever really spoken about the development of Southern Thailand. If you look at the numbers, Hat Yai is an important part of Thailand’s economic development.
BEAUTY is outstanding, with average profit growth of 36% per year in 2016-2017 due to more branches and distribution channels. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
GEL plans to increase capacity to allow it to handle more jobs, both government and private. It targets increasing the portion of government jobs to 35% from 20% and is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its target of Bt1.8-2bn. It expects 2017 earnings to be good with revenue growth of 15-20%. It plans a JV with a partner to support business. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
GFPT is confident that 3Q16 earnings will be good, supported by high season. It plans to increase capacity to handle more exports to Japan. It expects margin to reach 14% from 12% last year due to cost management and expects 2016 revenue growth of 2-3%. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: Still the best chicken operator in the country. Question now is what will happen to chicken prices over the next 6-12 months?
GUNKUL targets power plant capacity of 1,000MW in Thailand with 200MW in Japan. It is the first 100% Thai company to be granted loans by large Japanese banks of JPY11.78bn to build a solar power plant with capacity of 38.1MW; COD is expected in 1Q18. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/1 6)
A plans to open new projects worth Bt6bn to bring its backlog to Bt1bn. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 30% from Bt4.45bn last year, supported by more transfers. (Thun Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: One of the most stable stock price charts I have ever seen
AKR expects 3Q16 to turn to profit after booking backlog. It expects to bid for a new job in Thailand in 2H16. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.5bn and plans to do a JV with in Indonesia and Vietnam with local partners for power plants abroad. (Thun Hoon, 29/08/16)
AMA has filed for an IPO with the SEC of 108mn shares. It expects to expand its fleet and vehicles to allow it to get in on potential in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: No idea who this is, but looking forward to seeing another first day bounce
BANPU is preparing to increase capital of Banpu Power or BPP to shareholders at a ratio 18-25 BANPU shares to 1 BPP share. It will pay an interim dividend of Bt0.25/share, XD on Sep 8. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: Another capital increase. Getting ready for the listing of BPP in the near future perhaps.
BBL will pay an interim dividend of Bt2/share, payment on Sep 23. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
BDMS expects 3Q16 to be outstanding due to high season and more customers. It expects 2016 profit to reach Bt9bn, growth of 15%. It plans to expand to 50 hospitals within 2-3 years. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
ABC is ready to start presales of ABOVE Sukhumvit 39 condo. It expects presales to reach 70-80%. It expects to wipe out its retained losses this year. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Argh….I’m bored of reading news about this company
AH maintains 2016 revenue growth target at 5%, aligning with the auto industry. It expects 2H16 revenue to be better than 1H16 on the back of large orders. Its investment budget is Bt300400mn. It targets net margin to reach 10% in 2020. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: With the reduced number of shares from their buybacks, a slight improvement in performance, could this company, for the first time in … a decade be the best performer out of all the automotive manufacturers?
AOT is budgeting Bt190bn to invest in six airports. It expects four contracts for Suvarnabhumi phase 2 to put up for bid by 2016. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Wow. If this really does happen could AOT hit 1,000? I wouldn’t bet against it.
ASEFA expects 2H16 performance to be good on seasonality. Its backlog is Bt1.82bn, of which it expects to book 60-65% this year. It plans to take part in Bt2.5bn bids and to get Bt700mn of this, which will raise backlog to Bt2bn. It targets 2016 revenue to rise 20%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
CK revised up 2016 revenue target to Bt480bn from Bt38bn, backed by Bt80bn backlog, with project transfers expected soon. It plans to take part in Bt35bn in bids and to get the Bt25bn MRT Blue Line extension this year . (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: I wonder how the news decided THB 480 bn in revenue was possible?
CPN is budgeting Bt60bn to invest in five new department stores and to renovate five others. It targets 34 stores within 2018. It plans to expand to Vietnam and Indonesia. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Watch them open a mall in Vietnam and Malaysia.
DCON expects 3Q16 earnings to be good aided by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.1bn brought by transfers. It expects an extra gain of Bt105mn from selling land at Lopburi, booked in 2017 . (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
DELTA plans to focus on ASEAN market because of higher demand. It plans for the ASEAN market to contribute 10% revenue. It also plans to focus on India. It plans to invest in an R&D center, with revenue from this in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
AAV expects 2Q16 growth to double to profit of over Bt400mn supported by more passengers. It expects Chinese tourists continue strong in 2H16 due to high season. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
Comment: And lower oil prices
BCPG poised for major ‘green’ power expansion – BCPG, a green-power subsidiary of Bangchak Petroleum, has set a target of achieving 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity by 2020, as part of its business expansion after going public. (The Nation, 04/08/16)
Comment: Not sure on the timeline for this IPO but its apparently going to happen this year.
ECF plans to do a warehouse business in ASEAN. It has received more orders from a Japanese customer that it expects will bring in revenue of Bt12-15mn each month. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good supported by high season and is confident that revenue will achieve its target growth of 12-15%. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
FSMART expects 2Q16 earnings to be a new high with profit of Bt96.40mn or growth of 44.70%. It expects net profit to continue to rise to new highs in future quarters as it adds more online top-up machines. It expects 2016 profit at Bt379mn, up 39.50%. (Kao Hoon, 04/08/16)
Comment: Yet again this company continues to grow and grow, naturally in the next 2 years the rate of growth will begin to decline as the absolute number of machines added have a smaller impact
IFS reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt34.39mn, up 21% YoY due to lower provisions and a rise in NIM to 8%. It is confident that growth in factoring in 2016 will reach 15-20% from Bt26bn last year. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
AOT expects 3QFY16 net profit to hit Bt4.9bn, up 21%, giving 9MFY16 net profit of Bt15bn, up 17%. This came from higher passenger pass-through of 90mn passenger in the first nine months (+12%). (Khao Hoon, 26/07/16)
Comment: Altogether now, 1, 2, 3, amazing thailanddddd.
BKD expects to get jobs worth Bt300bn in 2H16 which will increase its backlog to 1.8bn. It expects 2H16 net profit to be good because of seasonality. It expects to recognize Bt400mn revenue in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
CPN yesterday announced the launch of its first mixed-use property project in Nakhon Ratchasima at the cost of Bt10bn. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
CWT expects 2H16 earnings to be good driven by automotive and exports. It expects 2016 revenue to pick up from Bt1.38bn to Bt1.5bn aided by numerous orders. It plans to take part in upcoming PPA bidding. It expects to complete a power plant deal in the north by 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
DTAC chief marketing officer Sitthichoke Nopchinabutr aims to make the company the No 1 digital brand in Thailand by 2020 through revitalising its brand image, providing digital services that meet the needs of all market segments, and enhancing relationships and partnerships with local and global partners. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
Comment: Well it isn’t happening in the numbers
AGE reported 1Q16 profit growth of 114% YoY on total revenue of Bt940mn thanks to its cost reduction as well as a better
performance. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 10%. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: It’s still far away from where they used to be pre’08
AOT reported 2FYQ16 net profit of Bt5.56bn or growth of 14% YoY. This gives profit of 1HFY16 of more than Bt10.19bn, growth of 15%, supported by 61 million passengers in six months and increases in flights to 389,272 flights. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: At what point does the existing capacity of the AOT airports limit the future growth potential?
AQUA shows 1Q16 profit of Bt79mn, up 22% YoY. Subsidiary Mantra Assets has budgeted Bt450mn to develop property and expects to realize revenue in mid-2017. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
BM’s first trading day. It expects a good response from investors. The company is certain that business will continue to grow due to high demand on the global market. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: A steel co IPO…but regardless if its small enough it shall perform well.
EA reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt710mn, increasing 22% YoY supported by its power plant business. It expects 2Q16 will be good after the startup of its 90MW solar farm in Pitsanulok. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)
BEM expects to open MRT Purple Line on Aug 6. It expects this to increase 2016 revenue growth to 15% as it will book Bt500mn/quarter as operating revenue. It expects 60,000 passengers/day. (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
BIG reported 1Q16 earnings of Bt234mn (221% growth) thanks to the boom in digital cameras. It expects revenue and net profit to mark a record high this year. It targets its market share to hit 65% at the end of 2016. (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: Blow out earnings, ignore the fact that its already trading near a market cap of THB 12 bn, retail, research, prop, everyone is loving this.
Central Group sells BIGC – Central Group yesterday confirmed it had sold its remaining 25% stake in Big C Supercenter to TCC Group, a holding company owned by tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. (The Nation 11/05/16)
GCAP is beginning to offer nano-finance. It expects this to support its performance in 2H16. It expects loans to grow 50% to Bt400mn. It targets nano-finance loans of Bt20mn this year. It targets 2016 revenue to increase 10-15%. It expects to control NPLs to be under 12%. (Thun Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: We aren’t quite confident in their ability to grow given that the target customer are farmers…
GFPT reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt275mn, up 25.99% because of higher revenue and revenue from investment in associates (McKey and GFN). (Khao Hoon, 11/05/16)
Comment: Subs led the way, rev growth was meh, margins in line, where is this increase in chicken price?
AMATA expects to sell 1,000 rai of land this year because of high demand in 1Q16 from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean clients. It expects to sign a contract for the sale 400-500 rai soon. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/16)
CK plans to take part in Bt480bn in bids and expects to get 20-25% to add to its backlog. It expects 2016 ending backlog to reach Bt200bn from Bt85bn. It signed a Bt799mn contract with Nam Ngum2 Power Company Limited. It targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt35-38bn. (Thun Hoon, 09/05/16)
Comment: Well it is fairly obvious that backlog for the big construction co’s will plentiful
FER plans to invest in an 8MW waste power plant and 2MW biomass power plant. It expects IRR to be not less than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 09/05/16)
Comment: Another one? Is Biomass the new solar boom?
HPT expects 2016 revenue to grow 15-25% due to expansion at home and abroad. Its backlog is Bt30mn. It is budgeting Bt60mn to expand capacity, improve production and for marketing. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/16)
IRPC reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt3.01bn, down 21%YoY due to stock loss and loss from hedging. This cut its accounting GIM to US$11. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/16)
Comment: They were the darling when oil prices decreased, and now with oil prices recovering, well it’s the exact opposite story.
BANPU expects Hong-Sa power plant to generate US$100-200mn/year, 40% of which it will book. It has budgeted US$554mn for its five-year investment plan. It expects capacity to reach 4,300MW by 2025. It expects coal sales to reach 43.1mn tons this year. (Khao Hoon, 04/04/16)
Comment: We are still wondering how they are going to pull off a turnaround in earnings.
EA says its 90MW solar farm at Phitsanulok started up on April 1. This increases its total capacity to 278MW. It expects this to contribute revenue in 2Q16. It plans to invest in a 126MW wind power plant. (Khao Hoon, 04/04/16)
FOCUS expects 2016 net profit to be higher than last year: The launch of the Bt800mn FOCUS Ploenchit condo was successful, with 50% already transferred. It expects 1Q16 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 04/04/16)
HOTPOT expects to benefit from government Songkran measures. It expects this tax incentive to induce customers to dine out. It expects 2Q16 earnings to hit a record high. It says there is no talks with NPP about buying HOTPOT shares. (Thun Hoon, 04/04/16) ]
Comment: Hmm more likely that greyhound and MK Suki would benefit
A targets 2016 revenue of Bt7bn compared to 2015’s Bt5.43bn thanks to large orders. It plans to launch Bt20bn projects, raising backlog from Bt2bn and covering revenue through 4Q16. It is budgeting Bt600mn to buy land for new projects. (Thun Hoon, 01/04/16)
Comment: This relatively small property developer has been on my radar ever since I met the owner years ago, they have this potentially huge project on Rajadamri that they’ve been planning to develop for years
BR expects 2016 net profit to be better than 2015’s Bt550mn. It targets revenue to grow 10-15%. It has budgeted Bt1.2bn to invest in slaughterhouse, ready-to-eat food production, and farm expansion. It expects its association plan with Indonesian investors to be concluded in 2Q16. (Khao Hoon, 01/04/16)
Comment: It does seem to be a recovery year for every food related company, chicken, pork, tuna you name it.
BTS is budgeting Bt100bn to take part in MRT bids (Yellow and Pink lines). It has budgeted Bt750mn to purchase shares from Line Biz Plus via its subsidiary (RabbitPay). It expects this to be completed by Apr 25. It expects this to support electronic and online payment. (Thun Hoon, 01/04/16)
Comment: Their expansion with Line has me incredibly excited. If they play their cards right they could become the first major online payment platform in Thailand
EFORL targets 2016 revenue of Bt5bn with net profit margin of 10%. It expects this to be mainly driven by being a distributor of medical instruments and apparatus and health and beauty business. It is budgeting Bt100mn to open 20 more Wutthisak clinics in Thailand. It plans to expand to CLMV. (Khao Hoon, 01/04/16)
Comment: No Snail Farm comment this time?