AIS pushes for joint venture with TOT, Mobile leader wants to rent telecom towers – Mobile leader Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) has submitted a joint-venture proposal to TOT Plc to operate telecom tower sites after its mutual second-generation (2G) mobile concession expires next month. (Bangkok Post, 10/8/15)
Comment: Well they need it given the expiration of its concessions and in the case that 4G may (or not) be postponed
2Q15 earnings dropped 13%QoQ and 56%YoY hit by decreasing backlog and inefficient cost control. It plans to pay an interim dividend of Bt0.55/share. (ASTV, 10/08/15)
Comment: AIT – once a darling, it’s being hurt along with anyone else that relies upon government projects for their revenues, but it doesn’t change the fact that once the government becomes operational AIT will be a major beneficiary given the continued investment in IT by Thailand.
BEAUTY expects 2Q15 earnings of Bt61mn. Its CEO says 2015 revenue will achieve 20% target growth backed by high demand locally and overseas. (Thun Hoon, 10/08/15)
CSS’ board has approved an interim dividend of Bt0.1/share, XD on Aug 21, PD on Sep 7. It reported 2Q15 earnings of Bt68mn (+44.92%YoY). 1H15 net profit was Bt131mn (96% growth). (Khao Hoon, 10/08/15)