ABC expects net profit to be back in the black this year. It expects to launch ABC Residence and ABC Pet World projects, valued at Bt7.5bn, in 3Q16. It plans to wipe out all retained losses this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: I’m beginning to be very bored of the newsflow from this company….
ADVANC ‘Respite’ for AIS’s 400,000 2G users facing cut-off – The Central Administrative Court decided to allow AIS extend the signals for 2G SIM cards on the 900 MHz network until March 21. The signals were due to be switched off at midnight yesterday The court’s decision follows a request by ADVANC for an order to force the NBTC to extend the period for 2G customer retention and ensure service continuity as stipulated in rules set out by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). (Bangkok Post, 16/03/16)
Comment: Now the question is what will happen to that license if JAS doesn’t pay up?
ASK expects 2016 loan growth of 15% backed by higher truck demand for government projects and stimulus measures. It expects to benefit from AEC. It plans to expand its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: While still paying a decent dividend.
BEC has high hopes of sports programmes shoring up TV ratings and advertising revenue on top of top-rated dramas this year after the news-show category experienced a slowdown due to intense competition and the impact from the departure of famous TV host Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda. (The Nation, 16/03/16)
Comment: People slightly misunderstand what is happening with BEC, everyone says that they are losing a fortune but in reality they are still the leading player in the media business, but because of increased supply in the industry their ASP’s have dropped.
BIG expects 1Q16 earnings to be good with net profit of Bt160mn (120% growth) thanks to camera sales. It expects its market share to increase to 63% this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: Much to our surprise, the stock has been on a tear for the past few months
CNT expects 2016 net profit to grow backed by higher revenue from condominium projects. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
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)
ANAN plans to launch Bt9.8bn in new projects which will lift backlog from Bt34.3bn. 4Q15 earnings is expected to be the best this year. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt10-11bn. (Thun Hoon, 07/09/15)
Comment: THB 34 bn of backlog as of end of ’15 seems like they are slightly lagging their plans
AUCT expects 2H15 earnings to be at least 10% higher than 1H15 earnings on the back of unlocking the first-car “silent period” by the Excise Department. It expects auto auctions to rise 20%. It plans to opens three more branches. (Thun Hoon, 07/09/15)
Comment: The stock price had run up yet again b/c of the news that the government will decrease the # of years for the first car purchased scheme
COM7 expects a gradual growth of 2H15 earnings supported by new products including notebooks and smartphones. It expects to benefit from the launch of iPhone6S in 4Q15. It expects to be selected as a repair center for iPhones. (Khao Hoon, 07/09/15)
CSL expects to show net profit this year backed by an uptrend in ICT jobs in 2H15. It has budgeted Bt50mn to invest in a data center which is expected to be completed this October. (Khao Hoon, 07/09/15)
Investors from Qatar are interested in BWG shares due in recognition of its strong fundamentals from waste power plant. Management says 2H15 performance will be good. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt1.5bn. It expects to book revenue from 9.4MW waste power plant next year. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/15)
Comment: How did this strange company all of a sudden become a darling? Simple the waste-to-energy power plant business has fantastic returns
CPF expects shrimp business recovery in 3Q15 supported by high season and a weak baht. It plans export shrimp to China. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/15)
GFPT’s profit in 2Q15 is expected to be better than 1Q15, benefitting from increasing in chicken price. It expects 10-15% export growth this year. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/15)
Comment: At the right price this is an amazing buy, great chicken company.
KCM plans to expand its steel roof customers into the Philippines and expects to finish the deal this year. It plans to push the container office project to get more margin. It expects to get Bt6mn after warehouse for rent in Chiang Mai finished its deal. It expects revenue growth of 15- 20%. (Thun Hoon, 17/06/15)
Board approves issue of 750mn AJD-W1 shares. These will be allotted to existing shareholders at the ratio of 4 shares to 1 warrant for free to help support working capital and expand its business. The board has also approved a change in par Bt0.50 to Bt0.10/share to help increase liquidity. The Managing Director said that 4Q14 revenues and earnings will surge on sale of set-top boxes after the coupons are issued. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/14)
Comment: This has all the necessary ingredients for the stock price to run, a par split and a warrant!
Bangkok Air IPO ready to leave ground — Bangkok Airways’ initial public offering, first mooted some five years ago but delayed several times, is now firmly set for a mid-October take-off and poised to be one of Thailand’s largest listings ever. The 46-year-old privately owned carrier yesterday confirmed the plan to offer a maximum of 520mn newly issued ordinary shares or 24.8% of total issued and paid-up shares. (Bangkok Post, 23/09/14)
Comment: I haven’t read through the filing yet but it if they still hold shares in BGH then you may essentially get the airline for free.
CPN has received the award for Thailand’s Corporate Brand Rising Star 2014 with its brand valued up to Bt101.566bn, up 45.77% YoY, putting it in the #1 spot in the real estate and construction sector. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/14)
Want to feel like a rock star investor? Get into the small IPO’s. Anyone who was able to get IPO’s this year has been feeling that way, excluding IPO’s where commercial bank’s were the underwriters (here’s looking at you KBANK and SCB). The basic framework for IPO’s performing well on their first day hasn’t changed, if the market cap, free float are small enough, first day returns were and are likely to continue to be amazing given the market environment.
On the flip side, is this really a good thing? Shouldn’t IPO prices remain somewhat constant on their first day? If we’re seeing such high positive first day movements then the investment bankers aren’t doing their jobs properly on behalf of their clients (the listing companies) and are mispricing everything thereby missing a lot of potential capital..meh as if people care…
Source: Bangkok Post
EFORL reported 1Q14 net profit of Bt46mn with revenue of Bt203mn, up from last year, supported by import business and continual growth in sales of medical supplies and equipment. It says revenues this year will reach its target of Bt1.5-2.0bn. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/14)
GUNKUL expects revenue to grow by 50% YoY and net profit growth of 10% YoY. It has backlog of Bt2bn. Four solar rooftop projects have generated revenue since May. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/14)
Comment: GUNKUL has become a one stop shop for the renewable energy sector with its ability to trade and manufacture electricial systems + the company itself has stakes in both wind and solar plants, steadier earnings ahead for them.
President resigns — MCOT faces another leadership vacuum Anake, the president, resigned effective on 12 June. Politicians are trying to obtain the temporary position during transformation to digital TV before the search for a president. (Khao Hoon, 09/05/14) Continue reading Stocks in the news (eforl, gunkul, mcot, oto, preb, rs) 09.05.14