CCP expects public projects to fill its backlog this year after orders for motorway projects are added to its backlog. It expects to get private projects, which will increase its gross margin to 5%. It expects the Thai-China dual-track project to progress. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
ECF expects solar farm ECF-Tamado Energy GK in Japan to contribute revenue soon after operational startup. For the furniture business, it expects to expand its market at home and abroad by increasing distribution channels. It expects revenue from its core business to grow 10- 12%. For its retail business, 100 Yen Can do, It plans to open booths in 10 department stores. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
GOLD plans to set up Bt10bn REIT, selling Sathorn Square and Park Venture into it. It expects a decision to be made by 1Q16. It expects this to gain Bt4.5bn in cash. It expects its FYI office center to contribute Bt631mn in revenue in this year. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
Comment: That’s slightly inaccurate reporting, it’s UV and GOLD together setting up a REIT and it should be completed shortly.
NCH expects 1Q16 earnings to be good, backed by property incentives. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt2bn driven by transfers. It plans to launch a Bt2bn new project. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
Comment: Arguably this is the last decent quarter that developers may show profit wise for the year, although given that pre-sale launches were minimal over the past 2 years since the coup, some are betting that we’ll begin to see huge presale #’s this year.
AKR says foreign investors are interested becoming partners to invest in alternative energy. It expects 4Q15 earnings to mark a record high backed by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to grow not less than 25% thanks to Bt6bn in bids. It expects the government to approve solar farm projects. It plans to invest in 40MW. It plans to expand to ASEAN. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: Well its a natural step forward for them as they are trying to shift away from being a project based only company
ATP30 expects 2016 net margin to double from 2015’s (5% in 2015 to 10% in 2016). It expects to make a decision whether to invest in or acquire a logistics business within mid-2016. It expects to invest be not less than Bt100mn. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
European investors are interested in BEAUTY shares because of its strong fundamentals and growth. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20% aided a broader customer base at home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
CK expects to report 2015 net profit of Bt2.39bn. It plans to take part in Bt600bn public project bids. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
IVL has agreed to acquire BP Chemical’s Alabama plant (720 KMT PX, 1,020 KMT PTA, and naphthalene dicarboxylate or NDC) within 1H16. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder how on earth IVL will reach it’s warrant exercise prices in the next 2 years.