BEM expects to pay dividend this year on the expectation of 40% growth in net profit after the Sri Rat expressway and MRT Purple Line open. It plans to take part in bids for public projects in CBD and outskirts. (Khao Hoon, 06/01/16)
Comment: And now the largest infrastructure/transportation play is listed!
CI expects a turnaround in 2015 performance from 2014 net loss of Bt20mn aided by condominium projects. It plans to launch a new Bt1bn condo and set up a Bt1.15bn REIT. (Thun Hoon, 06/01/16)
GFPT expects to pay dividend of Bt0.23/share, 2.3% dividend yield. It expects chicken price to recover this year and better exports. It expects net profit growth of 26% thanks to less excess supply. (Khao Hoon, 06/01/16)
Comment: Still the best chicken company, good luck trying to figure out chicken price movement.
GPSC expects growth in its power business this year on the back of government policy and its 20-year PPA. It expects some projects to start supplying electricity this year. It says it is not impacted by lower oil price. (Thun Hoon, 06/01/16)
AKR expects 4Q15 earnings to be highest backed by Bt500mn in transfers which achieved 2015 target revenue. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt3.2bn (+60%) aided by government projects. It expects to get a 9MW PPA for an agricultural cooperative solar farm in December. It expects to get Bt4bn in electric transformer projects. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
BIG expects 4Q15 earnings to be peak. It plans to wipe out retained losses by the end of this year and pay a dividend on 2015 performance. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10% by focusing on printing photos from smartphones. (Khao Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: That is the only “news” that seems to be supporting this stock, otherwise we don’t see much of a future in this niche player.
CPALL plans to open 600 branches next year. It expects 2016 net profit of Bt15bn (+15%) from this year’s Bt13.2bn with Bt400bn in revenue. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: By the looks of the stock price today funds just don’t like an executive team that front runs the market
EPCO’s board approved investment in solar power plants in Japan (five projects, total 48MW). It expects this to supply electricity by 2Q16 and contribute Bt1bn in net profit for the life of the projects. It plans to list a subsidiary soon. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
MC expects 2016 revenue growth of 15% though it may achieve only 12% in this year because of the economic slowdown. Management says foreign companies are interested in becoming dealers. It plans to open new branches by the end of this year. It has budgeted Bt170mn to invest in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: I still don’t care for the “Growth” story of this company, but at the right price definitely worth a look as its core business is ok.
ASIMAR says it is looking for a partner. It targets 2015 revenue of 15-20% as it expects to get two more jobs in 3Q15-4Q15. It expects to book revenue from two Cambodian ships. It plans to focus on ship maintenance jobs to increase margin from 10-30% to 50%. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/15)
Comment: ASIMAR has been looking for a partner for…years now.
Management is considering investing in an aircraft maintenance depot offering area for
rent at Suvarnabhumi airport with a budget of Bt500-1000mn. It expects this to be finalized in 2015. (Post Today, 24/08/15)
Comment: Again the only value in BA, other than its monopoly in Samui is it’s holdings in BDMS, similar to CPF and CPALL
CCP is confident 2H15 net profit will be higher than 1H15. Its backlog is Bt2.3bn, of which it expects to book 60-70% this year. It is talking with a prospective partner to export to Myanmar and Laos, expecting this to be finalized in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 24/08/15)
CI expects to revise up 2015 revenue growth to 20% from 2014’s Bt1.69bn aided by transfers. It plans to launch three projects with a total value of Bt3bn, which it expects will raise backlog from Bt5bn. It plans to set up a Bt1.5bn REIT in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/15)
ACD targets 2015 revenue of Bt800mn with net profit backed by higher property transfers. It is talking to a prospective partner in China to invest in property development at tourist attractions in Thailand. (Khao Hoon, 23/07/15)
AOT expects bidding for Suvarnabhumi phase 2 be in February 2016. Total bids are valued at Bt43bn. Management is confident the plan will proceed as planned with operations starting in 2019. (Khao Hoon, 23/07/15)
Comment: At least this expansion is going ahead.
ASIMAR expects 2Q15 earnings to surge 2,700% on booking revenue from Port Authority of Sihanoukville and Tourism Thailand. 3Q15 profit is expected to rise backed by upcoming bids and increasing demand for ship maintenance service. It expects 2015 earnings to mark a record high. Investors are interested in a takeover at Bt4 per share. (Thun Hoon, 23/07/15)
BSBM expects to show net profit in 2Q15 from 1Q15 losses of Bt43.07mn aided by implementing cost control. It expects 2015 sales of 100,000 tons backed by large orders and the sale of all high cost products. (Thun Hoon, 23/07/15)
Comment: Never cared much for this company nor the industry that it operates, every steel co has suffered, is suffering and will continue to suffer.
CRANE is confident 2015 revenue will achieve target 4% growth. It expects a Bt100mn acquisition to be concluded in 3Q15. It expects business to continue to trend up in the rest of the year aided by government projects investment. (Khao Hoon, 23/07/15)
Comment: In theory they should benefit tremendously, demand for Cranes should sky rocket over the coming years.
ADVANC says 2Q15 profit is expected to grow to Bt9.1bn (+7%), with 1H15 growth of 6% to Bt19bn. It expects to pay interim dividend of Bt6.54/share, higher than last year’s Bt6.04/ share. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Analysts have now begun downgrading ADVANC’s potential profit growth for this year and next, but its still a good dividend payer
AMATA is confident there is no impact from the drought. It says both its industrial estates have good water management. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
MOT tells EXAT to study the merger between BECL and BMCL to ascertain if it would be against the concession. This will be considered at the board meeting on July 14. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: We doubt that there would be any negative impact here.
FSMART signed a contract with BEAUTY to invest in E-Commerce. It plans to set up 1,000 coin-operated scales and expects each one to contribute Bt500 per month. (Thun Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Well, depends a lot on the revenue-sharing here.
AOT revises down investment for Suvarnabhumi Phase 2 by Bt10bn from Bt62bn. The bidding will begin at the end of this year. Revenue is expected to grow 15% this year because of the increase in passengers. The Ministry of Finance is requiring a higher dividend but this does not affect its performance. (Khao Hoon 30/04/15)
Comment: Is the decrease because they have stamped out some corruption or really because Thailand has no $ and the MOF needs the cash.
Profit this year because ABC plans to sell 4,000 rai at Cha-am Hua-Hin with a gross margin of 70-80%. It will begin to sell in in 3Q15. It will eliminate retained losses of over Bt50mn and pay its first dividend in ten years. (Thun Hoon 30/04/15)
Comment: Will they be selling the land on their magical ecommerce website?
Cash dividend of Bt0.0605/share approved, payment on May 27. Khun Surachet Thaweesaengsakulchi says revenue will rise at least 15% YoY on the benefit from raising backlog to Bt600mn. It expects to book revenue this year. It is also prepared to bid for numerous projects. (Thun Hoon 30/04/15)
Capital increase to Bt587.99mn was approved by shareholders. This will back the stock dividend of 5 existing shares for 1 dividend share or equal to a cash dividend of Bt0.1 per share. CSS shareholders also approved to buy Neonwork Communication. It says its business continues to trend up. It has set this year’s revenue target at Bt4.8-5bn. (Thun Hoon 30/04/15)