AS expects a turnaround in 2016 after a business restructure. It sets revenue target growth 30% which mainly from smartphone market. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked management here but their industry has been turned upside down by the advent of smartphone technology and they’ve been incredibly slow to keep up with the changes, one wonders if it is too late…
ASEFA targets 2016 revenue growth of 15%, supported by backlog of Bt1.7bn. It is bidding for new jobs in total worth Bt2-3bn. It will maintain its gross margin at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
ASK will focus on truck loans as it expects the AEC will increase logistics demand. It is confident that 2016 loans will grow 10-15% and maintains NIM at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: Everyone is banking on the infrastructure spending Thailand, and leasing companies such as ASK and THANI are no different
BGT expects outstanding earnings in 1Q16 supported by sales from Myanmar. It plans to add 1-2 branches in Myanmar. It expects revenue of Bt11mn from abroad. It expects 2016 to grow 10% supported by new products. (Thun Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: They were finally able to eek out a small amount of profit in 2015 after the losses in 2014.
- Additions: GPSC, IMPACT, PLAT, TIPCO, VNG
- Deletions: DSGT, LOXLEY, MBK, MONO, NOK, PCSGH, PTL, SIM
BKD reported 3Q15 earnings growth of 107%. It expects 2015 revenue to mark new high. It has completed up a roadshow in Hong Kong with CLSA with good feedback. (Khao Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: I just don’t understand how they were able to grow as well and whether or not it is sustainable.
BRR says investors from Singapore are interested in its shares because of its strong fundamentals. It will hold a site visit on December. It has budgeted Bt800mn to invest in ethanol and biogas power plants. It expects 2015 revenue to reach new high backed by high sugar orders and the power business. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: Nobody loves sugar no matter how sweet it is.
CCET reported 3Q15 net profit of Bt479.24mn (+124.47%YoY). 9M15 net profit is Bt1.09bn (+138.47%YoY). (Post Today, 11/11/15)
Comment: A weakening thai baht is +ve for all of electronic manufacturers, except perhaps SVI as the majority of their customers are based in Europe (albeit Scandinavia)
CCP expects 2H15 earnings to be good after the rainy season has passed. It plans to expand to neighboring countries as it
has got order from Cambodia. It backlog is Bt2.3bn. It plans to take part in Bt1bn biddings of which 50% is expected to be awarded. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: It appears for CCP that a lot of the potential future projects have already been priced in for quite a while
CHOW expects 3Q15 earnings to grow 1200%YoY on the back of revenue from construction and power business. It expects 3Q15 revenue of Bt800mn with Bt65mn net profit. 4Q15 is expected to be good backed by solar farm phase2. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt3bn with Bt500mn net profit. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Names today: BSM, DELTA, IEC, ILINK, KSL, NWR, PCA, PCSGH, SAWAD, SMT, SORKON, SVI, SYNEX, TMB, TPOLY, WORK
BSM expects 2015 revenue of Bt600mn (+20%), meeting target. It plans to cooperate with KCM to increase distribution channels, especially for high margin products. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15-20%. It expects exports to comprise 30%. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
DELTA expects its performance to be good over the next two years backed by high margin products and a bigger customer base. It has budgeted Bt1bn to expand to India. (Thun Hoon, 29/10/15)
IEC expects 3Q15-4Q15 earnings to be good backed by its plastics plant. It expects 2015 net profit of Bt162mn. It targets power capacity of Bt23.59MW by the end of this year. It plans to increase capital by 24bn shares via PP, raising Bt700-800mn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
ILINK expects to get a Bt957mn PEA project which will be put up for bid on Nov 12. It expects 4Q15 revenue to be good backed by signal lines and telecom rather than engineering. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt3bn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
Comment: Still one of the most obvious beneficiaries from the 4G/digital economy..if it ever goes ahead that is.
EARTH expects higher region coal price to lift 1Q15 profit above Bt3.8bn. Management remains confident that its sales volume will reach 10mt in 2015 due to higher demand. It plans to acquire more mines with reserves of 40mt, conclusion by 4Q15. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: The owners have been pledging their shares for a ton of equity financing hence the odd management trades we have seen over the past 2 years.
EGCO unveils 5-year plan. This will focus on power plants under development. The company confirms its plan to expand in ASEAN and Asia Pacific region with required equity IRR of more than 10%. (Krungthep Thurakij, 12/03/15)
FANCY reports three major shareholders sold 28.46% of total shares via big-lot transaction to two new investors at Bt3.5/share. Management says this will not affect the controlling power of the existing major shareholders and the company’s business plan for particle board production and rubber wood in Surat Thani. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: It’s been a dying industry for a long time and I don’t see things changing.
HEMRAJ says land demand has been recovering since early 2015. Demand is being seen from both existing and new clients. It expects to sell 1,400 this year and is developing new land for potential clients. It plans to restructure after the end of the tender offer by WHA in March. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: The question is how many assets will be sold by HEMRAJ in order to help WHA fund the acquisition? The Koh Lan is apparently being sold + a REIT will be set up for its factories + their office building could still be sold.
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Stocks in the news (amata, arrow, bay, bkd, cbg, ecl, kbs, ldc, pf, ptg, ptt, spali, super, tcap, thai, ttcl, wha) 27.01.15
AMATA plans to invest in industrial estate in Myanmar, in addition to its existing investment in Vietnam to prepare for the inception of AEC. The company will also increase investment in an information technology system to add more value to its IE. The investment plan should be ready soon. (Krungthep Turakit, 27/01/15)
Comment: It’s a natural development for AMATA to have look at Myanmar however I can also say that I’m planning to expand to investments in Myanmar and raise $ even though its still years away.
ARROW expects revenue growth of 20% and margin of 23-25% this year. The company plans to use capex of ~Bt30mn to build a new plant to serve more pipe conduit orders. (Post Today, 27/01/15)
No ‘trading alert’ — Despite a sharp 118% rally in the stock price since the beginning of this year, the SET says it does not meet the criteria for a “Trading Alert” sign, because the volatile share price movement was due to low liquidity. BAY denies the news about de-listing. (Krungthep Turakit, 27/01/15)
Comment: Everyone regrets not having these shares, I do wonder if local institutions (i.e. mutual funds) have benefited given that it traditionally isn’t among the top holdings.