ADVANC has budgeted Bt2bn to upgrade 4G client services. It targets expanding to 121 branches by the end of 2016. (Kao Hoon, 29/03/16)
AJD work with Alibaba to service Alibaba members in Thailand. It sets member target at 5,000 members or revenue of Bt250mn in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 29/03/16)
ARROW expects 2016 profit to be a new high. It is confident that revenue will reach Bt1.4bn. It expects 1Q16 earnings to be good supported by more sales, its backlog of Bt250mn and bids for government jobs. (Kao Hoon, 29/03/16)
Comment: And they continue and continue to grow and grow, at what point do they need to increase capacity to maintain this path?
BRR expects revenue and profit in 2016 to grow, driven by rising in sugar price. It expects to get 2.2mn tons of sugar cane and book full-year revenue from its biomass power plant. It expects to increase power plant revenue to 20%. (Kao Hoon, 29/03/16)
Comment: Sugar prices have rebounded from 10 to ~14 now so would 1Q-2Q should begin to look decent for all the sugar names in Thailand compared to last year.
Partnership may decide if AIS joins 4G auction — The uncertain status of a partnership agreement between TOT Plc and Advanced Info Service (AIS) may put the latter under increasing pressure to join the renewed auction for the 900-megahertz spectrum. (Bangkok Post, 28/3/16)
ARROW expects 1Q16 earnings to be good on the back of recovering in construction and its active strategy. It expects 2Q16 earnings to be better than last year after its backlog reach a record high. (Thun Hoon, 28/03/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow and grow and grow
BEAUTY expects 2016 earnings to mark a record high. It targets revenue of Bt2.1bn (20% growth). It plans to expand its business by supplying its products via 7-eleven and opening new branches at home and abroad. It plans to hold a roadshow at Japan in mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 28/03/16)
Comment: With growth slowing (but still great nonetheless) will investors decide this company isn’t worth its 30x PE anymore?
CWT expects 2016 revenue to achieve Bt2bn (20% growth) aided by Bt1.5bn backlog, revenue from teak exports of Bt400mn and automotive leather orders from abroad. It is budgeting Bt800mn to invest in power plants. (ASTV, 28/03/16)