BEAUTY expects 4Q15 earnings to be good on the back of government stimulus measures. It expects 2015 sales of Bt1.7bn with a record high net profit from 2014’s Bt301mn. It targets 2016 sales to grow 20%. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
Comment: The last minute bump by the government to promote year end spending should bold well not only for names like BEAUTY, but virtually every other retailer. But of course this isn’t sustainable and it will just lead to poor QoQ #’s further down the road.
BEM will be included in SET100. It will begin trading on Jan 5 in the Transportation and Logistics sector. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
Comment: I still think that this would be an incredibly attractive name to many many institutional investors
BKD got a Bt1bn contract to refurbish BMA City Hall. It expects to get another Bt2bn in projects soon. It plans to take part in refurbishing a hotel in Myanmar, valued at Bt500mn. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
CPF plans to invest in Africa, Europe, and Australia. It plans to set up a new production base which is expected to increase sales growth by 10% per year. It targets sales of Bt700bn within five years. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
EA reports its 90MW solar farm in Phitsanulok has reached 90% completion. Operational start-up is expected in Jan 2016. It expects 2016 revenue to be good backed by 404MW in power plants. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
KBANK targets fee revenue growth of 18-20% from insurance, mutual fund and credit cards. It expects 2015 fee revenue to reach Bt20bn. It targets 20% growth in fees from E-transactions. (Khao Hoon, 04/01/16)
Comment: A lot of NVDR buying on the last day of 2015 in this name ~ THB 3 bn alone.
Names today: DCC, EPG, GLOBAL, GOLD, KOOL, MTLS, MSC, NOK, PTG, SC, SIRI, TFD
DCC’s board has approved 3Q15 interim dividend of Bt0.042/share, XD on Nov 6. It reported 3Q15 net profit of Bt275mn. (Khao Hoon, 27/10/15)
Comment: DCC’s revenues have taken a slight hit and despite their margin improvements, things still don’t look rosy for the company just yet
EPG expects 2QFY16 net profit to grow 50% from 2QFY15’s Bt148.05mn backed by numerous orders and cost control. (Thun Hoon, 27/10/15)
Comment: Just impressive numbers coming out of this niche player
GLOBAL expects 2015 net profit of Bt1bn backed by Bt20bn in sales at local branches brought by government stimulus measures. It says there are a lot of orders from Laos. It plans to expand to Vietnam and Cambodia, with a decision made in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 27/10/15)
Comment: We still don’t quite understand why this company is so well loved nor why Siam Cement Group decided to buy a stake in it