BIG adjusts revenue target growth to 15% from 10% supported by camera market growth. It plans to start up “Print Gift” services in May to increase net and gross margins. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
Comment: One interesting tidbit here is with the model cycle, when new models are released the older models will naturally see a drop in price, however BIG’s % margin shall remain the same and it’s the supplier that will be squeezed
CHO expects 2016 net profit will be better than last year. It expects revenue growth of 5- 10% supported by backlog of Bt650mn. It will know the outcome of its suit against the BMTA in 6 months or a year. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
DAII sets 2016 revenue target growth at 15%. It plans to find a partner to do home building business in Vietnam. It expects to be No.1 in home building business in five years. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
EASTW expects 2016 net profit growth with a new target revenue growth of 5% from 2015 supported by high sales water quantity. It is considering increasing fees to reflect its cost. (Thun Hoon, 17/03/16)
ADVANC reports more than 500,000 of its 2G clients have upgraded to 3G. It aims at getting more than 10mn 4G users from 4.4mn now. It has budgeted of Bt40bn to expand its business in 2016. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: The number we read this morning from the news was 5 mn users already.
BBL announces a full-year dividend of Bt6.50/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
BEAUTY reported net profit in 2015 of Bt402.5mn, up 33.65% supported by total revenue growth of 29.36% to Bt1.79mn from expanding its branches. It will pay a dividend in 2H16 of Bt0.83/share, XD on April 28. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: And they keep growing!
BEM reported 2015 net profit of Bt2.65bn supported by higher toll and fare revenue. It had total revenue of Bt13.1bn with total assets of Bt78bn. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.07/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: At what point will BEM do what BTS did and spin off the assets to an infrastructure REIT?
ABC has signed an MoU to rent a commercial building. It plans to use this area as an integrated services animal hospital. It plans to launch a Bt2.5bn condo on Sukhumvit 39. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Whenever I’m reading news about this company my head begins to cock to the side like a dog when it sees something confusing. IT to e-commerce to renewables to property to animal hospitals. YES! I can see the differentiating factor here so very clearly, they will launch an animal hospital (commercial) where pet’s owners can stay next door (residential), pay everything online via an ecommerce system (IT/ecommerce), where the neutering operations will be solar powered! Booyah!
ASIAN expects 2015 sales of Bt8bn with Bt60-200mn net profit after it has revised its business strategy. It is looking for a partner. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
BTS is budgeting Bt140bn to support the operational management and investment in five MRT routes covering 114.4km. It expects this to be put up for bid by 1Q16. It estimates ridership of 1mn/day. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud what will happen to the stock price when the dividend disappears…
EPG expects 3QFY16 earnings to grow 100% from 3QFY15’s Bt148.05mn thanks to the baht depreciation. It expects a net profit margin of 15% on lower oil prices. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Commence head banging against the wall, saw them at THB 9/share and could never really get my head around the company’s potential.
The condominium developer Origin Property Plc (ORI) listed on the SET in October this year. CEO Peerapong Jaroon-ek discusses the company’s strategy and outlook.
What is Origin’s history and business model?
We founded the company in 2009 with the aim of providing a unique concept of property development to capture the entire range of customer segments. Our business model is aimed at developing clusters of projects that are either near a workplace or near mass transit, thereby targeting real customer demand.
Why was Soi Bearing Origin’s first area for development?
The opportunity that Bearing presented when we began was unparalleled. It is similar to On Nut when the BTS extension first expanded there and the market naturally grew. Bearing is experiencing the same growth but more rapidly. It is connected to Samut Prakan which has the fourth highest provincial GDP in Thailand, behind only Bangkok, Rayong and Chon Buri. Residents have direct access to Suvarnabhumi airport, and they are just 30 minutes away via the Motorway from Amata Nakorn, the largest industrial estate in Chon Buri, or via the expressway to the Bangkok CBD, Din Daeng and Chaeng Watthana. All of these factors together convinced us that Bearing was the best location to begin developing a cluster of 10 residential properties.
AH expects 2015 revenue of Bt15.3bn with net profit growth of 3% on growth in the automotive sector. It targets revenue of Bt30bn in five years with 10% gross margin. It is talking to partners in India and Europe which is expected to be finalized soon. (ASTV, 10/12/15)
Comment: Still don’t see any real reason to buy this company when its peers are performing far better
MRTA to negotiate with BTS instead of bidding for the operational contract for the MRT Green Line (north and south). MRTA is considering transferring both lines to BMA. When it decides it will ask approval from cabinet. (Khao Hoon, 11/12/15)
CK plans to take part in bids for Bt600bn in public projects next year. It expects to win about 20%. It won a dual-track project (Jira-Khon Kaen) which will increase its backlog to Bt100bn from Bt77bn. (Post Today, 10/12/15)
Comment: And they’ll continue to win 1/4 of the projects
CPN targets 2016 revenue growth of 14-15% backed by four new department stores this year and two more next year. It plans to broaden its clientele by focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam. It expects to open a department store in Malaysia in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
Comment: A really impressive growth machine that doesn’t stop
CSL expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn aided by full occupancy of its data center. It targets broadband subscribers of 10,000, up from 4,000. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
AJD reported 9M15 net profit of Bt25.64mn (+1,007%YoY) thanks to high sales of set-top boxes and electric appliances. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good on seasonality and online topup machines. 2016 performance is expected to grow significantly. (Thun Hoon, 18/11/15)
BJCHI expects 4Q15 earnings to be highest. It expects to book Bt1.7bn revenue from Bt5.2mn backlog. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 15% to Bt5.3bn. It plans to take part in Bt40bn bidding and expects to be awarded Bt6.5bn. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: And this growth despite the 50% decrease in oil prices
CHO reported a drop in 3Q15 earnings of Bt32mn but it expects to recover in 4Q15. Its backlog is Bt600mn of which 50% is expected to be booked in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: Expect to see an interview on this company soon.
CI plans to take over hotels at home and overseas; it expects this to be finalized next year. It plans to launch three new projects, valued at Bt5bn, which will raise its backlog to Bt3bn. 4Q15 net profit is expected to be a record high from seasonality and transfers that were spurred by property incentives. (Thun Hoon, 18/11/15)
Comment: First they cleaned their balance sheet, then a share buyback and now M&A deals, not a bad move by this family.
CSL expects to show a net profit this year after achieving Bt248mn in net profit for first nine months. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 1-3%, close to last year’s, affected by a poor performance by its yellow pages and mobile contents businesses. It expects to maintain margin and will implement cost control next year. (Khao Hoon, 18/11/15)