ACAP expects 2016 performance to turn around aided by recovery in every business. It expects its loan portfolio to reach Bt2bn this year. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be the best backed by business restructuring and its loan growth. (Thun Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder what else the new shareholder is going to be doing with ACAP, it does have a decent balance sheet
CCP targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.6bn (from Bt2.4bn in 2015) with net margin of over 4%. It has budgeted Bt150mn to improve its machinery and increase capacity. Its backlog is Bt2.4bn. (Khao Hoon, 07/01/16)
CENTEL expects 2015 revenue to achieve target of Bt19bn, with more growth in 2016. It plans to expand both food and hotel businesses. It expects to get 8-10 hotel management contracts each year. It will hold a roadshow in Singapore this week. (Khao Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: Still a B-grade version of MINT but their hotel side will always continue to perform well.
CRANE is budgeting Bt200mn to invest in new equipment. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 25% on the back of a boom in construction. It plans to take part in project bidding. (Thun Hoon, 07/01/16)
Comment: There’s always been hidden value in the CRANE and it’s been well known for monkey years.
AMATA continues to invest in Vietnam via subsidiary AMATAVN, to develop an industrial park called Long Thanh. It believes this investment will support revenue growth for the company for many years to come. The firm also plans to list AMATAVN this year. (Thun Hoon, 05/02/15)
Comment: As I’ve said for the a while, AMATA will benefit this year from its IPO of AMATAVN and a REIT.
DRT expects best result for the year in 1Q15 driven by seasonality coupled with the slump in oil price. For the whole of 2015, the firm also expects the growth in revenue from last year underpinned by the bright outlook in contractor sector. (Thun Hoon, 05/02/15)
Comment: I just met DRT, whats interesting here is that they have been able to sell directly to property developers which has been a key growing part of their sales.
Thai AirAsia X eyes broad expansion – An aggressive expansion appears on the horizon for Thai AirAsia X (TAAX) with the addition of five wide-body jets and expanded coverage over Japan next year. On the radar screen for Thailand’s first long-haul low-cost carrier are services to four Japanese airports – Haneda (Tokyo), Nagoya, Fukuoka and Hokkaido. (Bangkok Post, 27/10/14)
Comment: These flights are basically guaranteed to be a success given the amount of thai travelers to Japan and vice versa in terms of business.
Buriram Sugar plans listing – Sugar miller Buriram Sugar Plc plans to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand next month to mobilize funds for expansion. Chief executive Anant Tangtongwechakit said the northeastern miller had scheduled an initial public offering for Oct 28-31. The company plans to offer 169.18 million shares or 25% of paid-up capital in listing to raise Bt676.75mn at a par value at one baht. (Bangkok Post, 27/10/14)
FIRE will sell 90mn IPO shares next month and will be traded on 13 November. The company expects to use the funds from the IPO for business expansion. (Kao Hoon, 27/10/14)
Comment: Another small IPO – so same story.
FSMART to partner with three parties, Tune Insurance, Plan B Media and TWZ, to help expand its automatic top up machine business and increase revenue further. It has set up an investment budget of Bt375mn for 2015 to expand the number of machines up to 15,000 to help increase the revenue from its top up machines to reach Bt14bn. (Kao Hoon, 27/10/14)
Comment: Not sure on what the partnership will bring but FSMART does have a great business model. Continue reading Stocks in the news (aav, brr, fire, fsmart, gfpt, iec, jsp, kkp, max, mjd, nncl, spa, thani, vgi) 27.10.14
ADVANC to launch fixed broadband service early next year. It targets 300,000 customers in the first phase and expects to invest Bt4.6bn. It also said that over the past two years it has invested Bt80bn in its 3G network and it expects to reach 20,000 3G base stations by the end of this year, covering 97% of the country’s population. (Kao Hoon, 20/10/14)
CPF: Food processing plant in Minburi 2 to focus on Halal food. It aims to make this plant a base for export of Halal food to the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The plant can produce up to 1,450 tons of chicken and 500 tons of duck each month. (Kao Hoon, 20/10/14)
CSS shares expected to run today on news of it coming out from the cash balance trading requirement and CSS-W1 to start trading today. Management said 3Q14 earnings were good supported by a high number of orders. (Kao Hoon, 20/10/14)
Shareholders okay PP — DNA’s shareholders have given their approval to the private placement of 500mn capital increase shares at a price of Bt0.20. It expects to use the proceeds of more than Bt1bn to acquire new businesses, with 2-3 deals expected to be completed within 4Q14 and another one at the beginning of next year. (Kao Hoon, 20/10/14)
Comment: PP at THB 0.20, while the share price is at THB 3.40, makes perfect sense doesn’t it?
AirAsiaGo taps booming middle class – AirAsiaGo, one of Asia’s fast-growing online travel portals, is expediting its expansion in Thailand to catch in on the trend for online travel booking. Yesterday’s announced launch of a US$10mn technology platform, engineered by travel technology giant Expedia, will be instrumental to its aggressive growth plan. (Bangkok Post, 19/08/14)
ASP says 2014 net profit will exceed its target of Bt670mn after average trading volume for 2H14 to date has surged to more than Bt40bn per day compared to the Bt31bn in 1H14, spurred by resolved political problems which encouraged investment sentiment. (Kao Hoon, 19/08/14)
Comment: Still overall the best broker/investment house in Thailand today
BCP says 2014 EBITDA will exceed Bt10bn from Bt5bn in 1H14 as oil price in 2H14 is more stable and the company book will revenue from its biodiesel and solar farm projects. (Post Today, 19/08/14)
Comment: The issue arising from BCP is in regards to their latest E&P expansion, not too sure if they’re overpaying.
Gets Contract 1 of Green Line — The MRTA board has selected CK to take Contract 1 of the Green Line Bearing-Samut Prakarn worth Bt137mn. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/14)
ERW: 1Q14 revenue to fall 25% YoY, pulled down by the political turmoil. However, there are better signs moving into 2Q14. It expects revenues this year to grow by 2-4% YoY and aims to open 12 new hotels to help push revenue growth in the future. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/14)
Comment: Every hotelier with Bangkok operations is going to have a poor 1Q, this is already known, still ERW looks more like an Asset play + recovery play
JAS expects to book profit of Bt30bn from its sale of assets in its new Bt70bn infrastructure fund in June. It aims to increase its customer base to 1.7mn by the end of this year and become the #1 player in the broadband business. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/14)
Comment: Sure, if it can get it up and running Continue reading Stocks in the news (ck, erw, jas, ktc, mjd, seafco, spcg, super, true) 28.04.14