ANAN has achieved Bt3.6bn in presales from Aston Silom Condo (60% of total). It is interested in joining the “Baan Pracharat” project. It targets 2016 sales of Bt21bn. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
Comment: According to management, they are going to report slower pre-sales than before because they’ll hold some inventory to make more $
ATP targets 2016 revenue of Bt310mn (15% growth). It is talking with four clients, with a decision expected by 2Q16. This will increase its clients to 30. It has put off its plan to acquire a hazardous waste handler. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
COLOR targets 2016 revenue to grow 7-8%, backed by numerous orders. It expects exports to comprise 20%, focusing on ASEAN, Australia, and Europe. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
GUNKUL reports its subsidiary that is engaged in the wind power business began operations at its wind power plants (Sub-Plu Wind farm1&2) on March 17. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
INET expects to benefit from government IT plans in 2Q16 including village internet, digital economy, 4G, and educational and corporate Internet. It expects to get cloud solutions and data center projects. It expects new clients to reach 700 companies. It expects 2016 revenue to be higher than Bt800mn. (Thun Hoon, 18/03/16)
Comment: The digital economy story has gone quiet for a while but companies such as INET, ILINK and even WHA are going ahead with building data centers.
ACC’s shareholders have approved 300mn share capital increase, at par Bt0.25 with warrant at a ratio of 4:1 and an exercise price of Bt1.25. It will use the funds for business expansion. It expects 2016 revenue to turn around on the back of alternative energy and property business. Its power plant business has already contributed revenue in Jan 2016. (Thun Hoon, 14/03/16)
Comment: Another odd (but new!) company that will somehow magically combine alternative energy and property development…
AEONTS plans to expand to 300,000 credit cards this year, focusing on young adults with a monthly income of over Bt30,000 of income. It expects to tighten extending credit to factories given the slowdown in export growth. (Khao Hoon, 14/03/16)
BANPU’s board approved a capital increase of 2.582mn shares, at a ratio 2 old: 1 new at Bt5 with 1 warrant. It will use the funds to restructure its financing and lower debt from Bt12.9bn currently, in the process cutting D/E to 1.23X. (Thun Hoon, 14/03/16)
FSMART expects 2016 revenue growth of 30%. It targets 90,000 Boon-Term Top-Up machines by the end of this year from 71,000 at the end of February. It plans to offer a new service, money transfers via Top-Up machines, in April and an e-wallet in mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 14/03/16)
Comment: If the top line growth is this high, expect for bottom line to grow at 1.5x multiple…
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ABC has signed an MoU to rent a commercial building. It plans to use this area as an integrated services animal hospital. It plans to launch a Bt2.5bn condo on Sukhumvit 39. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Whenever I’m reading news about this company my head begins to cock to the side like a dog when it sees something confusing. IT to e-commerce to renewables to property to animal hospitals. YES! I can see the differentiating factor here so very clearly, they will launch an animal hospital (commercial) where pet’s owners can stay next door (residential), pay everything online via an ecommerce system (IT/ecommerce), where the neutering operations will be solar powered! Booyah!
ASIAN expects 2015 sales of Bt8bn with Bt60-200mn net profit after it has revised its business strategy. It is looking for a partner. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
BTS is budgeting Bt140bn to support the operational management and investment in five MRT routes covering 114.4km. It expects this to be put up for bid by 1Q16. It estimates ridership of 1mn/day. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud what will happen to the stock price when the dividend disappears…
EPG expects 3QFY16 earnings to grow 100% from 3QFY15’s Bt148.05mn thanks to the baht depreciation. It expects a net profit margin of 15% on lower oil prices. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Commence head banging against the wall, saw them at THB 9/share and could never really get my head around the company’s potential.
AJD reported 9M15 net profit of Bt25.64mn (+1,007%YoY) thanks to high sales of set-top boxes and electric appliances. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good on seasonality and online topup machines. 2016 performance is expected to grow significantly. (Thun Hoon, 18/11/15)
BJCHI expects 4Q15 earnings to be highest. It expects to book Bt1.7bn revenue from Bt5.2mn backlog. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 15% to Bt5.3bn. It plans to take part in Bt40bn bidding and expects to be awarded Bt6.5bn. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: And this growth despite the 50% decrease in oil prices
CHO reported a drop in 3Q15 earnings of Bt32mn but it expects to recover in 4Q15. Its backlog is Bt600mn of which 50% is expected to be booked in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: Expect to see an interview on this company soon.
CI plans to take over hotels at home and overseas; it expects this to be finalized next year. It plans to launch three new projects, valued at Bt5bn, which will raise its backlog to Bt3bn. 4Q15 net profit is expected to be a record high from seasonality and transfers that were spurred by property incentives. (Thun Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: First they cleaned their balance sheet, then a share buyback and now M&A deals, not a bad move by this family.
CSL expects to show a net profit this year after achieving Bt248mn in net profit for first nine months. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 1-3%, close to last year’s, affected by a poor performance by its yellow pages and mobile contents businesses. It expects to maintain margin and will implement cost control next year. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)