BWG expects to win numerous waste disposal contracts after Department of Industrial Works vows to tighten its pollution control enforcement. Its 500MW PPA is expected to be finalized by 1Q16, leading to income turnaround going forward. BWG also plans to list its subsidiary, the Earth-Tech Environment co., ltd. (Thun Hoon, 21/01/16)
Comment: It’s quite interesting to see BWG’s turnaround over the past few quarters, from what was one poorly managed company they’ve somehow transitioned well to the waste to energy and waste disposal businesses (which are incredibly hard to break into…)
FORTH expects a big earnings jump in 2015 from Bt337mn the previous year, backed by numerous orders and its subsidiary. Bt900mn has been earmarked for an investment in Top Up machine which will be deployed at home and abroad. It plans to increase backlog from the current level of Bt300mn. (Thun Hoon, 21/01/16)
Comment: Again the real value in FORTH is FSMART
FSMART plans to partner with KBANK to provide money transfer service via Boon Term Top Up machine. It sets Bt600mn investment budget for the deployment of 25,000 additional Top Up machines this year, after installed 65,000 machines last year. It expects revenue and net profit to hit new high in 2015, followed by 30% growth in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 21/01/16)
Comment: They are continually finding more and more ways to add more value to their top-up machines, just a wonderful business model.
GUNKUL expects 2016 revenue of Bt6bn (25% growth) aided by 143MW power plant. It plans to kick start 1Q16 with additional 10MW. Company believes it has enough capital to expand its investment as planned. (Thun Hoon, 21/01/16)
Comment: So for now it looks like all of the capital increases are done.
ICHI targets 2016 revenue of Bt7.5bn on the back of cost control, market expansion, launching more marketing campaign and new products. 2015 revenue is a miss, registered only Bt6.4bn due to market slow down and increasing competition. (Khao Hoon, 21/01/16)
Comment: They have “missed” a lot since their ipo…
And the top 10 wealthiest list is out for the year with Prasert of BDMS and BA still holding the top spot, interesting to see that MK Restaurant group has been able to breach the top 10.
Source: Bangkok Post
Advanced Wireless Network (AWN) paid Bt20.493 billion to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) yesterday as the first installment of the 1,800MHz license upfront fee. (Khao Hoon, 25/11/15)
Comment: And TRUE hadn’t paid their first part yet. Surprised much? Eyes are now fully focused on the remaining 900 MHz that should be up for bidding in December, we think it’s something that both DTAC and ADVANC have to win, each for their own business reasons otherwise DTAC is effectively out of the telco game and ADVANC won’t have enough spectrum. Now would JAS come to ruin the party for all the incumbents by pushing the price up just as they had done in the first round of bidding?
CSL expects 2016 revenue growth of 1-3%. It is focusing on the ICT business and is expected to have net profit of Bt300mn. (Khao Hoon, 25/11/15)
ECF expects 2016 revenue growth more than 12% and revenue in 2015 of Bt1.3bn. It also plans to use its rights to produce Disney-themed furniture to expand its market. (Khao Hoon, 25/11/15)
GLOBAL expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15%. It plans to partner in Cambodia and use Bt2bn to expand the business in Thailand. (Thun Hoon, 25/11/15)
Comment: We have never really cared much for this company only because we were always worried about its inventory turnover and HMPRO, as a business, is by far a better choice. But if and its a big if, GLOBAL can expand further in Cambodia, Laos etc etc and have a strong foothold in both markets then I may be more interested, but still their inventory management has me scratching my head.
GUNKUL to partner with Super to build 11 solar farms for a total of 87 MW. It expects to generate electricity this month. (Thun Hoon, 25/11/15)
HEMRAJ plans to sell land in Hemraj Eastern Seaboard 2 to MG. It will sign the contract tomorrow (26/11/15). (Thun Hoon, 25/11/15)
Comment: We are just waiting for that last divvy.
ADVANC says 2Q15 profit is expected to grow to Bt9.1bn (+7%), with 1H15 growth of 6% to Bt19bn. It expects to pay interim dividend of Bt6.54/share, higher than last year’s Bt6.04/ share. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Analysts have now begun downgrading ADVANC’s potential profit growth for this year and next, but its still a good dividend payer
AMATA is confident there is no impact from the drought. It says both its industrial estates have good water management. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
MOT tells EXAT to study the merger between BECL and BMCL to ascertain if it would be against the concession. This will be considered at the board meeting on July 14. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: We doubt that there would be any negative impact here.
FSMART signed a contract with BEAUTY to invest in E-Commerce. It plans to set up 1,000 coin-operated scales and expects each one to contribute Bt500 per month. (Thun Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Well, depends a lot on the revenue-sharing here.
CEO says give BA some time – The Chief Executive Officer of BA, Khun Prasert Prasartong-osoth told shareholders yesterday that the reason the price of BA shares has fallen below IPO price is that it has been listed only six months and needs at least a year to prove itself to investors. Shareholders voted a cash dividend of Bt0.2 per share even though it had been listed only two months at the end of the year, giving investors a good return. (Post Today 24/04/15)
Comment: Well 1) It wasn’t the cheapest IPO 2) All airline stocks were hit hard recently 3) They effectively only feed 1 airport 4) They do have shares in BDMS (formerly BGH) which does argue that the underlying stock could be cheap.
1Q15 profit to be Bt1.55bn due to the increase refinery margin above US$10. (Khao Hoon 24/04/15)
1Q15 earnings should be better than 1Q14’s loss of Bt680bn due to more backlog. The firm expects a 10% growth in revenue in 2015 as a result of an uptrend in the property business. The firm plans to enter into a joint venture with a foreign and listed property company in Thailand to launch a new project, expected to be settled by 4Q15. (Thun Hoon 24/04/15)
Plans to expand ready-to-eat branches in both Vietnam and India to 1,000-1,200 branches in Vietnam and 500 in India to get in on the economic growth. (Khao Hoon 24/04/15)
Comment: We would love CPF more if it wasn’t an obvious exit strategy for all of CP Group’s private entities.
CCN and partner to bid for government project worth Bt100mn in 2Q15. It expects to get the entire project. The 1Q15 outlook is relatively the same as last year. It expects 2015 revenue growth to reach the target 20%. (Thun Hoon, 17/04/15)
COLOR expects its 2015 to turn to be profitable, after losses for three years in a row. It expects the improvement to be enough to offset the retained losses of Bt17.53mn. It expects a strong 1Q15 after the return of client orders and better utilization rate. (Thun Hoon, 17/04/15)
DCON expects dramatic earnings growth over the next few years. Within the next ten days, it plans to set up a joint venture for a new plant in Cambodia. It also plans to set up a precast plant that will contribute Bt100bmn/year. It will also invest in a power plant and residential property in the future. (Thun Hoon, 17/04/15)
Comment: It’s the power plant and the residential projects that are the short term EPS drivers here.
Gets new project producing electric wire worth Bt871mn. This will raise backlog to more than Bt5bn. Solar farm projects will generate about Bt1.75bn. 1Q15 is expected to be strong. (Khao Hoon, 17/04/15)
Comment: DEMCO should always continue to win work in any power related project, especially renewable energy projects.