AOT board approved the plan to develop Hat Yai airport. The development will cover a 2year period with a budget of Bt15.1bn. It expects to support 10mn passengers per year by 2030. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: It’s quite interesting that nothing is ever really spoken about the development of Southern Thailand. If you look at the numbers, Hat Yai is an important part of Thailand’s economic development.
BEAUTY is outstanding, with average profit growth of 36% per year in 2016-2017 due to more branches and distribution channels. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
GEL plans to increase capacity to allow it to handle more jobs, both government and private. It targets increasing the portion of government jobs to 35% from 20% and is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its target of Bt1.8-2bn. It expects 2017 earnings to be good with revenue growth of 15-20%. It plans a JV with a partner to support business. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
GFPT is confident that 3Q16 earnings will be good, supported by high season. It plans to increase capacity to handle more exports to Japan. It expects margin to reach 14% from 12% last year due to cost management and expects 2016 revenue growth of 2-3%. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: Still the best chicken operator in the country. Question now is what will happen to chicken prices over the next 6-12 months?
GUNKUL targets power plant capacity of 1,000MW in Thailand with 200MW in Japan. It is the first 100% Thai company to be granted loans by large Japanese banks of JPY11.78bn to build a solar power plant with capacity of 38.1MW; COD is expected in 1Q18. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/1 6)
Buy(s) THB 167 mn
- BTW – A switch between shareholders
- EARTH – Oh he’s back to buying shares again. One of the strangest coal companies around..
Sell(s) THB 435 mn
- ORI – This was the block sale to Templeton
- PT – Interesting that after he sold the block of shares the share price moved
- RS – Does the owner not believe in his cosmetic products?
- BTW – See above
AQ sold 100% of AQ ALIX which generated revenue of Bt670mn. It plans to launch a new housing project at the end of 2016. (Kao Hoon, 14/09/16)
BCPG set its IPO price at Bt10, the top in the price range, in response to good institutional investor interest. It expects to trade in September. (Thun Hoon, 14/09/16)
Comment: I am curious to see how this shall perform on the first day.
DIMET plans to wipe out retained losses of Bt17mn and expects pay a dividend of no less than 40% of net profit. It plans to cooperate with a construction company to expand its customer base. It has big orders from China and the Philippines that will increase revenue to Bt800mn. It plans to do a 20MW solar farm. (Thun Hoon, 14/09/16)
Comment: People love a good turnaround, newly dividend paying stock.
DRT has cut its target 2016 revenue to Bt4.17bn in response to the slowdown in the construction materials industry. However, it is confident that net profit will be better than last year’s Bt330mn due to better cost management. It has budgeted Bt500-600mn to increase capacity. (Kao Hoon, 14/09/16)
ILINK got a job from PEA worth Bt309mn. It expects to get a job to lay fiber-optic lines for a substation worth Bt620mn and a job from the MEA to move electric wiring underground and well as laying underwater cable to Koh Samui. This will lift its backlog from Bt1.1bn. (Thun Hoon, 14/09/16)
Comment: Now the story is effectively done for ILINK for the next few quarters as the IPO of the subsidiary is done and even they themselves have said this is every project that they expected to win this year
ARROW expects 3Q16 earnings to grow supported by large orders, especially Suvarnabhumi phase 2 project from ILINK and ITD. It expects to get work on the MRT Green Line, with finalization by the end of this year. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn. ( Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: Perhaps we should just close our eyes and buy this given its continuous performance
BIG is budgeting Bt10mn to hold the 10th Big Camera Big Pro days. It expects this to push its 3Q16 revenue up above Bt5bn and expects net profit to mark a record high. (Thun Hoon, 30/08/16)
EPG expects 2QFY16 to be good brought by numerous orders. It expects FY2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn. It expects to complete 1-2 M&A transactions by the end of this year. It plans to hold a roadshow abroad to attract foreign investors. (Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow!
GL partners with True Money. GL is forecasting a major boost to its already flourishing business in Cambodia through a new partnership with True Money, a mobile-payment subsidiary of True Corp in Thailand, that will significantly increase the sales of GL’s financial services via True Money’s extensive network of about 5,000 agents spread out nationwide in Cambodia. (Newscenter Local Press Release, 29/08/16)
Comment: That’s a clever move by both parties. GL still has its monopoly in Cambodia for motorcycle leasing for another 3-4 years and barring a crash in that economy they’ll continue to dominate, the question is only how much are you willing to pay for this
AKP reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt18.08mn, up 61.6% YoY. It expects 2H16 performance to achieve its target. (Thun Hoon, 11/08/16)
BCH expects 2H16 earnings to be good supported by a faster breakeven at WMC than expected. It plans to increase Social Security clients to 800,000. It expects 2016 revenue to grow no less than 10%. (Thun Hoon, 11/08/16)
Comment: Well WMC has been waiting to breakeven for a long time…
Bangchak seeks 4th revenue engine – BANGCHAK PETROLEUM is seeking a new business to perform as the “fourth engine” of the company, after the spin-off of its green-power business. (The Nation, 11/08/16)
Comment: And the spin is expected to happen within the next 6 months
BIZ reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt8.1mn and total revenue of Bt106.59mn, a surge of 502.51% YoY due to realizing more revenue. (Thun Hoon, 11/08/16)
IVL reported 1H16 net profit of Bt10.84bn, increasing 95% YoY, and 2Q16 profit of Bt5.95bn supported by PET business recovery and booking extra gain of Bt2.49bn from an acquired business. (Kao Hoon, 11/08/16)
Comment: So they were able to boost their 1H16 #’s due to “extra gain” bookings from acquisitions, what magical things await in 2H16?
AIT has backlog of more than Bt3bn. It plans to bid for new jobs from both the government and private entities. It plans to announce a partner with which it will engage in data center operations in August. It is confident that 2016 revenue will reach Bt5.7bn. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
Comment: Well then who is going to take the data center business given that the government is no longer going to do that stupid deal
CPF acquired 2.75mn shares of Norfolk at US$1.45/share for a total of Bt141mn. It expects this deal to complete in 3Q16. It expects this to be a milestone to broaden its food business in Sri Lanka and as an export base to neighbouring countries. (Khao Hoon, 15/07/16)
CPN and Central Department Stores in Bangkok have budgeted Bt100mn to hold a food festival tagged “Central Bangkok Taste of the World”. It expects this to attract 30% more tourists and bring in revenue of at least Bt500mn. (Khao Hoon, 15/07/16)
EPG expects 1QFY17 earnings growth over 15% YoY from profit of Bt287mn in FY2015 supported by more orders. It expects FY2016 revenue of Bt10-11bn. It has budgeted Bt1bn to buy machinery to enable it to expand its business to ASEAN. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
ERW expects 2Q16 earnings to be good thanks to tourism recovery which has given high occupancy rates. It is budgeting Bt1.7bn to expand HOP INN in Thailand and abroad. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow no less than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 15/07/16)
Comment: The question on everyone’s mind is when will they launch their REIT
ABC plans to launch ABOVE Sukhumvit 39 condo, valued at Bt2.5bn. It expects to open for presales in 3Q16, with prices starting at Bt150,000/sqm. It expects sales to reach 60-70% this year. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/16)
ACC acquired a 5.5MW solar farm in Saraburi, valued at Bt290mn. It expects this to boost its 2Q16 earnings and full year 2016. It says it plans to invest more in order to increase its revenue. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/16)
ADVANC has introduced the prepaid “Zeed SIM 4G YouTube” package to tap teenagers who are heavy data users and has targeted 1.5mn new users with this new package this year. (The Nation, 17/06/16)
Comment: 2Q #’s will be interesting for all players in the industry
AJD expects 2016 revenue to grow more than 15% from last year’s Bt1.76bn on the back of E-commerce and top-up machines. It expects 2Q16 net profit to be better than 1Q16 aided by a bigger customer base. It has signed a contract with KTB that will expand its business. It expects a logistics deal to be concluded in 3Q16. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/16)
Comment: I still don’t believe it yet.
ANAN expects 2Q16 earnings to be good with sales of at least of Bt3.43bn. It expects revenue of Bt2bn. It expects 2016 revenue to reach target backed by Bt38bn transfers. It plans to launch new projects in 2H16. It is budgeting Bt8.7bn to acquire land. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/16)
Comment: Apparently construction time has now decreased to 12-14 months depending upon the size of a project
BWG expects 2Q16 net profit to be good backed by revenue from industrial waste management service. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good aided by 9.4MW power plant and RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel). It expects 2016 net profit of Bt379mn and expects to grow 50% next year backed by its 2nd power plant. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: And they are issuing warrant after warrant for this. I’ve always liked the idea of industrial waste management but it looks like the focus of the company has shifted to powerplants more and more.
CSS expects to book revenue from communication system projects of ADVANC and DTAC. It expects 2016 revenue to hit its target of Bt5.3bn. It plans to take part in bidding for 15MW solar cell. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: A retail darling at one point, could it be time for part 2?
EPG reported FY2016 net profit of Bt1.413bn, up 123%YoY, driven by all three business segments. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.12/share, XD on Aug 2. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
IFEC expects 2Q16 net profit to back to the black from net loss in 1Q16 and higher than 2Q15 due to Bt700mn extra gain from debt restructuring at Dhara Dhevi. It expects Dhara Dhevi to exit from its rehabilitation plan in June and list on the SET in 2017. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: Hmmm. Ok. A renewable hotel owner.
AAV expects 2Q16 earnings continue to be good supported by passenger growth and lower oil price. It plans to open four new routes. In 1Q16 earnings was over Bt1bn due to high season. (Thun Hoon, 24/5/16)
AP launched two new condominiums valued at Bt3.64bn. Presales will be held on June 4-5. It targets presales of Bt1.5bn. More than 3,000 customers have registered. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
BKD is confident that 2Q16 earnings will continue to grow. It expects to increase its target revenue growth from 20% in 2H16. It has backlog of Bt1.57bn and will book 76% this year. It will bid for new jobs valued at more than Bt3bn and expects to 40-50% of its bids. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
BTS Group buys 46 trains for Bt11bn. BTSC has signed a contract to buy 46 new trains worth 11 billion baht from Siemens AG and CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles. The contract provides 46 trains from the two firms, with four cars per train, to be used for the Green Line extension. The money will come from cash flow and loans. It plans to big for the upcoming Pink and Orange lines in the form of public-private partnership. It has a healthy financial position with Bt12bn worth of cash on hand and a low D/E of 0.28, management said.
Comment: Good luck trying to understand their balance sheet, it looks a bit like an investment company versus a pure transit play.
JMART expects 2Q16 earnings to grow as consumer purchasing power recovers. It is confident that 2016 revenue and profit will grow, supported by 3G and 4G. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
Comment: Given how poor the phone industry has been they’ve done an ok job but still don’t believe in the turnaround in the market.
ACC expects to wipe out retained losses. It expects net profit to return to the black in 2016 after it expands its business to trading, property, and alternative energy business. It expects to pay a dividend this year on its turnaround. (Thun Hoon, 28/04/16)
Comment: A quick scan of the company shows that they have multiple holdings in alternative energy companies of ~5MW in total
DCORP is looking for a partner to invest abroad. It expects a decision to be made in May. It targets project IRR above 15%. It expects to show net profit this year. It expects its solar cell power plant to operate in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 28/04/16)
DELTA expects 2Q16 earnings to turn around, backed by new products. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10%. It plans to invest new plants overseas to increase its orders. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/16)
DTAC will cooperate with 4DBOOK to launch 4DBOOK FREE application, offering books on line, for one year (April 27, 2016 – April 30, 2017) for DTAC Reward customers. It expects 200,000 subscribers this year. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/16)
IFEC says Goldwin, a #1 windmill producer, is interested in investing with IWIND (10% stake) in order to expand to Asia. It expects the 10MW Pak Panang wind power plant to operate in 3Q16. It expects to take over a power plant company in Vietnam in May. (Khao Hoon, 28/04/16)