AOT board approved the plan to develop Hat Yai airport. The development will cover a 2year period with a budget of Bt15.1bn. It expects to support 10mn passengers per year by 2030. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: It’s quite interesting that nothing is ever really spoken about the development of Southern Thailand. If you look at the numbers, Hat Yai is an important part of Thailand’s economic development.
BEAUTY is outstanding, with average profit growth of 36% per year in 2016-2017 due to more branches and distribution channels. (Kao Hoon, 23/09/16)
GEL plans to increase capacity to allow it to handle more jobs, both government and private. It targets increasing the portion of government jobs to 35% from 20% and is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its target of Bt1.8-2bn. It expects 2017 earnings to be good with revenue growth of 15-20%. It plans a JV with a partner to support business. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
GFPT is confident that 3Q16 earnings will be good, supported by high season. It plans to increase capacity to handle more exports to Japan. It expects margin to reach 14% from 12% last year due to cost management and expects 2016 revenue growth of 2-3%. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/16)
Comment: Still the best chicken operator in the country. Question now is what will happen to chicken prices over the next 6-12 months?
GUNKUL targets power plant capacity of 1,000MW in Thailand with 200MW in Japan. It is the first 100% Thai company to be granted loans by large Japanese banks of JPY11.78bn to build a solar power plant with capacity of 38.1MW; COD is expected in 1Q18. (Thun Hoon, 23/09/1 6)
Suvarnabhumi expects bids by October – The long-awaited expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport is slated to have an auction for contractors in October, with construction starting by February, says president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn of the state-controlled Airports of Thailand (AoT). (Bangkok Post, 15/09/16)
MRTA will negotiate with BEM for the Blue Line extension, Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line and hub station next week. MRTA plans for concessions to expire in 2049. (Kao Hoon, 15/09/16)
BJCHI plans to bid for a new job worth Bt20bn and expects to get this job. This will increase its backlog from Bt3.1bn. It expects 2016 revenue to achieve its target growth of 15% from Bt5.7bn in 2015, supported by more new orders. (Thun Hoon, 15/09/16)
BRR expects 2016 revenue and profit to be stable from last year backed by a recovery in sugar price in 2H16. It has now switched to FiT for its power business and this will boost revenue by 20% and lift the proportion of revenue from power to 10%. It plans to set up a fund worth Bt3.6bn next year. (Kao Hoon, 15/09/16)
Comment: Could sugar names be the biggest turnaround story next year? Like the O&G and Food names this year.
CBG expects 2H16 earnings to be good after reporting 1H16 revenue of Bt4.48bn supported by demand from home and abroad. It expects 2016 sales to grow 20% from last year due to more customers. It has budgeted Bt2.61bn to increase can and bottle production capacity. (Thun Hoon, 15/09/16)
BEAUTY expects 2016 revenue and profit to be a new high due to revenue growth of more than 45% in 2H16. It is negotiating with a partner to set up distributorship in Hong Kong and Taiwan; it expects the deal to be concluded in 4Q16. It expects revenue growth of no less than 20% for the next three years. (Kao Hoon, 01/09/16)
Comment: I have sat down with management and I suspect they just got lucky with the international business. Regardless its still growing and growing and growing
BKD will ask its board for approval to sell land for Bt500mn. It plans to take part in Bt1.5bn in bids. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 20%. (Thun Hoon, 01/09/16)
CHEWA is confident that 2016 revenue will grow 20% from last year supported by backlog of more than Bt300mn waiting to be booked and transfers of more than Bt1.3bn. It plans to launch two projects in 2H16 valued at Bt1.94bn. (Kao Hoon, 01/09/16)
CHO expects 2016 revenue growth of more than 10% backed by backlog of Bt586mn, with Bt310mn of this booked as revenue this year. It has a new job worth Bt300mn and expects to sign the contract and book revenue this year. It has budgeted Bt800mn to expand by eight fullservice maintenance centers. (Kao Hoon, 01/09/16)
CPALL expects SSS growth to reach 3-5% brought by 7-Eleven stamp campaign and higher purchasing power from better farm income. It targets 12,000 branches within three years, with plans to open 420 stores this year. It expects a better margin from high margin products. (Thun Hoon, 01/09/16)
Comment: And just wait for the MAKRO turnaround + debt reduction
FOCUS is talking to a prospective partner in France to take over a waste management business and expects to invest in the power business. It expects 2016 earnings to be good and for revenue to be higher than last year. It expects to take part in Bt800mn bids, of which it expects to get 50%. (Thun Hoon, 01/ 09/16)
AJD reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt126.59mn on higher sales at a subsidiary and implementing cost control. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% from last year backed by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
ASEFA expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% backed by mega projects with backlog of Bt1.8bn, of which 60% is expected to be booked this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
BJCHI posted 2Q16 revenue of Bt1.76bn with Bt191.71mn net profit. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% backed by backlog of Bt3.1bn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
BRR expects to benefit from the good outlook for sugar. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good. It expects crop to amount to 2.5mn tons of sugar cane backed by efficient cultivation. It reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt41.5mn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: Effectively every sugar company has the same story, I do wonder if we will see a consolidation phase
CSS expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by the telecom business. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt5bn or 10% growth as targeted. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.06/share, XD on Aug 23. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
FSMART expects 3Q16 revenue to grow 40% backed by expansion in Boon Term Top Up machines. It is talking to BBL, BAY, SCB, and KBANK in order to provide transfer service, expects to sign a contract with one bank at the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: I do now wonder what is the next step for FSMART with their top up machines, how many additional services can they add to this channel?
AJD is adding 20,000 online top-up machines and it is confident that at end of 2016 it will reach 50,000 machines. It has budgeted Bt10mn for marketing and promotional campaigns in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 02/08/16)
Comment: If they could pull off what FSMART has done then perhaps for the first time in a decade I may consider this name
ALT expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by trading business and 4G. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10% from last year’s Bt2.6bn brought by IT trend. It plans to take part in bids. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
ASIMAR expects 2H16 earnings to be outstanding upon the booking of more revenue. It has backlog in hand of Bt380mn. It plans to bid for more jobs from TAT. (Kao Hoon, 02/08/16)
CCN is negotiating with both listed and non-listed companies about partnership. It plans to diversify to energy, with a decision to be made by the end of 2016. It expects 2H16 revenue at Bt100mn, growth of 20%. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
CSP expects 1H16 sales volume of 80,000 tons, up 20% YoY, with 2016 sales volume of not less than 160,000 tons or up 15% YoY. It expects 2H16 steel price to average Bt16-18/kg. It plans to increase 2016 target revenue in August. (Thun Hoon, 02/08/16)
GIFT expects 2Q16 earnings to be good backed by higher sales. It expects 2016 net profit to be a record high. It is talking to a partner to invest in alternative energy, with a decision to be made by the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 02/08/16)
Comment: And they’ve recently switched from the MAI to the SET
ABC targets 2016 revenue of Bt2bn. It plans to wipe out retained losses by launching Above Sukhumvit 39 in 3Q16. It plans to launch ABC Pet World in 4Q16 if its board approves on June 29. (Thun Hoon, 24/06/16)
Comment: Anybody else understand the business model of this company?
AGE expects to take part in 36MW PPA and expects to be a winner. Its cash on hand is Bt600mn which it believes will be enough for investment. It expects 2Q16 earnings to be good thanks to cost control. It expects 2016 revenue and net profit to grow, boosted by Bt300mn from its services business. It expects exports to comprise 50%. (Khao Hoon, 24/06/16)
Comment: It’s likely to be a JV should they win a 36 MW PPA
AOT reports passengers of 81mn in the first 8 months of its fiscal year (ending Sep), up 12.43%. Flights rose 10% to 519,140. (Khao Hoon, 24/06/16)
BANPU expects to benefit from higher coal imports in China, which rose 62.2% in May 2016 compared to May 2015. (Thun Hoon, 24/06/16)
Comment: Could this be Thai Airways part 2 in terms of stock price movement?
BBL targets 2016 loan growth of 3-4%. It expects 2Q16 earnings to move with the economy and government stimulus measures. (Khao Hoon, 24/06/16) BIG BIG says it has risen to a 55% market share driven by expansion. It expects the industry to recover. It expects net profit to grow 71% this year and 12% next year. (Thun Hoon, 24/06/16)
BWG expects 2Q16 net profit to be good backed by revenue from industrial waste management service. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good aided by 9.4MW power plant and RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel). It expects 2016 net profit of Bt379mn and expects to grow 50% next year backed by its 2nd power plant. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: And they are issuing warrant after warrant for this. I’ve always liked the idea of industrial waste management but it looks like the focus of the company has shifted to powerplants more and more.
CSS expects to book revenue from communication system projects of ADVANC and DTAC. It expects 2016 revenue to hit its target of Bt5.3bn. It plans to take part in bidding for 15MW solar cell. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: A retail darling at one point, could it be time for part 2?
EPG reported FY2016 net profit of Bt1.413bn, up 123%YoY, driven by all three business segments. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.12/share, XD on Aug 2. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
IFEC expects 2Q16 net profit to back to the black from net loss in 1Q16 and higher than 2Q15 due to Bt700mn extra gain from debt restructuring at Dhara Dhevi. It expects Dhara Dhevi to exit from its rehabilitation plan in June and list on the SET in 2017. (Khao Hoon, 31/05/16)
Comment: Hmmm. Ok. A renewable hotel owner.
ADVANC has confirmed that it will be bidding for the 900MHz on May 27 with a bid of Bt75.65bn. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
DTAC unfazed by more 4G competition — The country’s second-largest mobile operator shrugged off increased competition from its rivals, saying that Advanced Info Service (AIS) and True Move will also face high licensing-based fourth-generation (4G) spectrum costs similar to DTAC’s. (Bangkok Post, 25/5/16)
GPSC is confident that it will have IPP and SPP capacity of more than 1922MW and stream production of 1,582 tons/hour within 2019. ( Thun Hoon, 25/5/16)
GUNKUL has backlog of Bt1.5-1.6bn. It expects to get more jobs to construct solar farms. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20-30%. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
Comment: Quite the drop in backlog for GUNKUL but because they already have invested and built/are completing their projects I don’t think management quite cares to focus on new projects .
JWD and JB TRADING are setting up a JV to develop a warehouse in Laos which has area of 3,200sqm and total cost of Bt75mn. It expects to finish and book revenue in 2017. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
ADVANC and TOT set to launch service under a joint trial – ADVANCED Info Service and TOT are expected to sign a contact signalling the launch of a joint-trial commercial service on the state agency’s 2.1 gigahertz spectrum shortly after the reauction of a 900 megahertz licence on Friday, Information and Communications Technology Minister Uttama Savanayana has said. (The Nation, 23/5/ 16)
Comment: There’s still another 4 more days to go before the auction, I do wonder what else could happen?
BJCHI expects 2Q16 earnings to be good aided by mega projects. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% thanks to numerous orders and bidding for new projects. It expects to get new projects that will increase its backlog from Bt1.7bn. (Thun Hoon, 23 /05/16)
Comment: Thus even with the volatile movements in oil prices BJCHI is still able to maintain their backlog. How?
BKD plans to ask board approval to invest in a new business on May 24. It expects 3Q16 earnings to mark a record high aided by government projects. Its backlog is Bt1.5bn, of which 70% is expected to be booked this year. It expects 2016 revenue to increase not less than 20%. (Thun Hoon, 23/05/16)
BM reported substantial 1Q16 earnings growth aided by higher revenue from sales and lower cost with net margin of 7.05%. Core revenue came from metal trunking and electrical conduits. (Thun Hoon, 23/05/16)
AGE reported 1Q16 profit growth of 114% YoY on total revenue of Bt940mn thanks to its cost reduction as well as a better
performance. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 10%. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: It’s still far away from where they used to be pre’08
AOT reported 2FYQ16 net profit of Bt5.56bn or growth of 14% YoY. This gives profit of 1HFY16 of more than Bt10.19bn, growth of 15%, supported by 61 million passengers in six months and increases in flights to 389,272 flights. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: At what point does the existing capacity of the AOT airports limit the future growth potential?
AQUA shows 1Q16 profit of Bt79mn, up 22% YoY. Subsidiary Mantra Assets has budgeted Bt450mn to develop property and expects to realize revenue in mid-2017. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
BM’s first trading day. It expects a good response from investors. The company is certain that business will continue to grow due to high demand on the global market. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: A steel co IPO…but regardless if its small enough it shall perform well.
EA reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt710mn, increasing 22% YoY supported by its power plant business. It expects 2Q16 will be good after the startup of its 90MW solar farm in Pitsanulok. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)