BEAUTY targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.1bn, up 20% on the back of opening new branches at home and abroad, launching new products, and a focus on the online market. It expects 2015 revenue to be above Bt1.7bn. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
Comment: And they still keep growing and growing! *continue to smack head against the wall*
BCP has budgeted bt10bn to invest in power businesses which it expects will support its growth. It expects to complete a deal by next week. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
CBG revised down its marketing budget from Bt500mn to Bt300-400mn because consumer purchasing power has not recovered. It plans to waiting for government stimulus measures, hoping this will inject money into the economy, especially grass roots. (Post Today, 01/02/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud…will their multi brand multi product approach work? I have yet to see an independent Thai consumer company be very successful at this
IEC signed contract with 8 clients to sell thermoplastics valued at Bt130mn. It plans to increase its capacity by 2Q16. It is confident its shareholders will okay a capital increase. It expects funding of Bt498mn. (Khao Hoon, 01/02/16)
Comment: Urgh…this company…watch the volume traded, the moment it begins to pick up, then just join the punters..
Names today: GCAP, JAS, KAMART, MATCH, MODERN, NCL, NUSA, PK, PTT, SGP, SUPER, SVOA, UWC, VGI
GCAP licensed to engage in nano-finance and offer personal loans. It expects this to support robust earnings in 2H15. (Thun Hoon, 02/11/15)
JAS says it is ready for 4G auction for 1800MHz and 900MHz. It expects this to available for 4G mobile broadband. (Khao Hoon, 02/11/15)
Comment: I’m curious about how are they able to compete within this market
KAMART expects 2015 net profit to be a five-year high (+140.6%) backed by high margin (more than 55%) from raising the sales of house brands plus seasonality. KAMART shares are of interest to institute investors (via PP) in recognition of its strong fundamentals, earnings growth and regular dividend. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 02/11/15)
Comment: Wouldn’t be surprised to see KAMART do a PP and then shift its business model, beautified solar power plants perhaps?
Names today: ACAP, COM7, CPN, IFEC, CPN, CSP, IFEC, JAS, KC, NUSA, ORI, PE, RCI, SAMART, SENA, SMART, TSF
ACAP expects to show net profit next year on the back of loan extensions and cost control although this year may have a net loss. It is working with AJD to invest in an online loan machine valued at Bt400mn. It plans to acquire more debt to increase its debt collection portfolio. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: We do wonder who the new shareholders are in ACAP and what their plans will be with this entity in the future
COM7 expects to show net profit in 4Q15 backed by 4G auction and iPhone6-plus launch. It expects 2015 revenue to achieve its target. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 5%. It plans to open more branches to expand to the SME market. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: So, wait for the price to decline and buy again when the iPhone 7 releases?
CPN plans to expand to Myanmar. It targets to open hotel and department stores to cover AEC. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% backed by tourism. (Thun Hoon, 30/10/15)
Comment: The family already has a foothold there, so this is just a natural extension of the group’s overall business
Names today: arrow, ba, big, com7, irpc, kcm, lit, nusa, spa, synex, syntec, thcom, tog, tpipl
ARROW expects 3Q15 earnings to be good backed by expansion of industry and government investment. It expects this to raise 2015 net profit to Bt248mn (+32%). (Khao Hoon, 19/10/15)
Comment: One of the few companies that have consistently shown earnings growth this year.
BA expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% to a record high net profit. It plans to open two routes to Vietnam. It is talking to three prospective partners. 2015 cabin factor is 68-69% which is lower than expected, affected by the economic crisis in Europe. (Khao Hoon, 19/10/15)
Comment: BA’s value as a business is still effectively it’s control over Samui and we’re still waiting to see if they can truly become a regional airline, in addition to this they still have that huge stake in BDMS
BIG expects 2015 revenue to grow not less than 10% backed by growth in demand for mirrorless cameras. It maintains its targets of 10% revenue growth and 20% gross margin next year. It expects to pay dividend if shareholders approve a restructuring plan to reduce capital. (Thun Hoon, 19/10/15)
Comment: With mobile phones now replacing (or for a while already) replacing cameras I do doubt the long term viability of this company
COM7 expects 4Q15 earnings to mark a record high on the back of launching iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus. It expects exports to increase aided by seasonality. It plans to invest in new business for risk diversification. (Thun Hoon, 19/10/15)
Comment: It does feel like this company should be an annual trade i.e. every time a new iphone comes out buy.
ASIMAR expects to bid for a Bt1bn ship building contract. It plans to increase capacity by set up a third floating dock. It expects 3Q15 earnings to be good aided by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 05/10/15)
BMCL expects growth in 3Q15 earnings backed by increasing passengers. It expects 300,000 passengers/day. It expects to show a net profit in 2016 after the MRT Purple Line begins contributing revenue in 4Q15. (Thun Hoon, 05/10/15)
Comment: The moment that BMCL can expand its lines from its existing ~20km to just even 30km then it’ll finally become a profitable company.
COLOR expects 2015 revenue to mark a record high thanks to high demand and lower oil price. It expects 5% growth in 2015 revenue. It plans to increase exports to comprise 20% from 18- 19% now. (Thun Hoon, 05/10/15)
CPALL expects 2H15 earnings to be better aided by a marketing campaign, recovery in purchasing power, and seasonality. (Khao Hoon, 05/10/15)
Comment: Again the story here is purely if and/or when they’ll sell their stake in MAKRO to the market.