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)
ARROW expects 3Q16 earnings to grow supported by large orders, especially Suvarnabhumi phase 2 project from ILINK and ITD. It expects to get work on the MRT Green Line, with finalization by the end of this year. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn. ( Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: Perhaps we should just close our eyes and buy this given its continuous performance
BIG is budgeting Bt10mn to hold the 10th Big Camera Big Pro days. It expects this to push its 3Q16 revenue up above Bt5bn and expects net profit to mark a record high. (Thun Hoon, 30/08/16)
EPG expects 2QFY16 to be good brought by numerous orders. It expects FY2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn. It expects to complete 1-2 M&A transactions by the end of this year. It plans to hold a roadshow abroad to attract foreign investors. (Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow!
GL partners with True Money. GL is forecasting a major boost to its already flourishing business in Cambodia through a new partnership with True Money, a mobile-payment subsidiary of True Corp in Thailand, that will significantly increase the sales of GL’s financial services via True Money’s extensive network of about 5,000 agents spread out nationwide in Cambodia. (Newscenter Local Press Release, 29/08/16)
Comment: That’s a clever move by both parties. GL still has its monopoly in Cambodia for motorcycle leasing for another 3-4 years and barring a crash in that economy they’ll continue to dominate, the question is only how much are you willing to pay for this
Buy(s) THB 28 mn
Sell(s) THB 614 mn
- QTC – The tender offer is still in play, interesting that its @ ~thb 7/share but the stock is at 14…
- HMPRO – Must’ve been a block sale by this director..
- IHL – More selling out of IHL, are things changing at this company on the shareholder level?
- ITD – When was the last time you saw the founder ever buy shares in ITD?
- ILINK – Two directors selling rather large stakes
- DCORP – The Vice Chairman dumps some 3 mn shares
- CRANE – Now this is a first, haven’t seen a sale by anyone in CRANE for as far back as I can remember.
AP expects 2H16 earnings to be good supported by first time booking revenue from JV with Japanese partner. It expects revenue from the JV to increase in 2017. It plans to launch 13 new projects worth Bt25bn in 2H16, which will help it meet its presales target of Bt31bn. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
BIG expects 2H16 to be outstanding due to high season and two big fairs. It plans to add four branches by the end of 2016. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
Comment: This has been a learning lesson for us, let the market take this company up despite that fact that you can run any DCF even with high growth #’s and not attain the valuation that it’s trading at today. PEG Ratios…gotta love ’em…
EGCO has booked more revenue from new tariff for the geothermal power plant in Indonesia which has capacity of 227MW. It has set a 2016 investment budget of Bt22bn to acquire power plants. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
MACO expects 2H16 to be better than first half supported by new mass transit lines and high season. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
OCEAN expects 2016 revenue to grow and turn to profit. It will focus on expanding its business abroad. It expects cost to decrease more than 50% in 2017 after opening its own showroom and installing solar panels. (Khao Hoon, 22/07/16)
Comment: What is this water company doing with solar panels? Solar powered water showers?
AOT plans to open bidding for the APM system at Suvarnabhumi valued at Bt3bn in midJune. It expects to finish the deal in October 2016. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
Comment: AOT has been very quiet recently in terms of their expansion plans.
AP got revenue of more than Bt8.55bn, up 20%, in five months. It plans to launch new projects and campaigns. It is confident sales will reach its target of Bt31bn in 2016. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
Comment: Perhaps the last sector left to run in the Thai market.
BSM increase capital to RO and issue warrant (BSM-W2). It expects to funding of Bt150mn for develop property. It sets 2016 revenue target to over Bt1bn. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
CENTEL expects 2Q16 earning to be good supported by tourism tax. It sets revenue target growth 10% from Bt19.2bn from 2015 due to tourism expansion. (Thun Hoon, 6/6/16)
CHO expects to turn around. It expects 2016 profit of Bt77mn, growth of 113% from 2015, supported by backlog of Bt645mn. It plans to book Bt400mn this year. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
FSMART is confident that 2Q16 earnings will grow as it expands the Boon Term top-up machines. At the end of April, it had 75,000 machines and expects to reach 90,000 this year. It is confident that revenue from Boon Term top-up machines will be over Bt28bn. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
Comment: Still a growth machine.
LH expects 2016 transfers to hit Bt28bn as targeted after backlog reached Bt20bn. It plans to launch 14 projects valued at Bt23.5bn. It expects this to increase its presales to Bt28bn at the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 06/06/16)
MALEE expects 2016 revenue growth to be higher than target at 15% aided by the baht weakening and higher sales abroad. It plans to expand to CLMV and ASEAN. It expects its associated company in the Philippines to contribute doubled revenue. (Thun Hoon, 06/06/16)
Comment: The Philippines has done far better than what most people expected. It does raise the question why couldn’t ICHI and SAPPE do the same in their international expansions.
AOT expects 2QFY16 earnings to peak backed by 197,913 flights (+9.4%) and 32.3mn passengers. It expects 389,272 flights in 1HFY16 (10.6% growth) and 61.2mn passengers. (Khao Hoon, 26/04/16)
Comment: It’s just incredible, time to start a pool on when passengers hit 100 mn
AQUA will pay dividend of 100% of profit with Bt900mn cash on hand. It plans to list its subsidiary (TCDC) by 3Q16. (Khao Hoon, 26/04/16)
Comment: I don’t know much about this business other than it being similar to MACO, but spin off’s are typically well-received by the retail market
BIGC has received the disclosure of additional information on the tender offer for the company’s securities from BJC Retail Holding Company Limited, BJC Supercenter Company Limited and Samphunsamer Company Limited, collectively the “Offerors”. (SET, 22/04/16)
CCN has backlog of Bt100mn on telecommunication projects, expects to book in this year. It expects to get more projects from Thailand post after it got Bt300mn. (Thun Hoon, 26/04/16)
EARTH will pay a dividend of Bt0.1/share. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 10% by focusing on acquiring new customers at home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 26/04/16)
AJD targets top-up machines of 50,000 at the end of this year after yesterday reaching 10,000 machines. It plans to offer more services via its top-up machines in 2H16, such as ordering merchandise from the 7-Eleven catalog, insurance payments, etc. (Khao Hoon, 20/14/16)
Comment: We still have our doubts on their ability to execute, after all the incumbent FSMART is still continuing to dominate the country
BANPU plans to take a step into upstream unconventional gas by acquiring 29.4% stake in the low-cost Chaffee Corners Joint Exploration Agreement (JEA) operation in the northeast section of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania in US for US$112mn. (SET, Khao Hoon, 20/14/16)
BBL reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt8.31bn from Bt9.40bn in 1Q15, affected by higher provisions. This brought EPS to Bt4.36/share from Bt4.93/share in 1Q15. (Khao Hoon, 20/14/16)
Comment: I do wonder how many more times we shall hear, “it’s ok to have rising NPLs because we have provisioned for them already”
CKP targets capacity of 5,000MW in 2025 from 2,160MW now. It plans to focus on expanding in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Its board approved issuing a Bt10bn debenture, with subscription expected in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 20/14/16)
EASTW expects 2Q16 net profit to be peak because of seasonality. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 5% from 2015’s Bt4.65bn brought by continuous demand growth. It plans to list its subsidiary by 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
Comment: We’ve been waiting for this UU IPO for quite a while now.
GOLD is talking to a prospective partner to invest in property business abroad, with a decision to be made within next year. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt9.77bn driven by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
GPSC expects 1Q16 earnings to be above Bt600mn (+28%YoY, +117%QoQ) mainly driven by Bt180mn dividend from subsidiary RPCL. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
KOOL targets 2016 revenue to grow 40% on the back of a marketing campaign and higher sales because of the high temperatures. (Bangkokbiznews, 19/04/16)
NWR expects to sign contract for motorway (Bang Pa-In – Korat) valued at Bt2.5bn soon. It plans to take part in Bt30bn in bids. It is studying investing in new business which is expected to raise revenue in 2017. (Khao Hoon, 19/04/16)
Comment: The issue here is that they can’t do more than what their balance sheet permits despite their best efforts
AIS board ‘to decide on new license bid’. ADVANCED Info Service has yet to confirm if it will participate in the new round of bidding for a 900MHz licence. Chief executive officer Somchai Lertsutiwong said yesterday the company board would make a final decision on the matter. The junta also ordered the NBTC to extend further the period AIS has to shut down its second generation cellular service it operates on 900MHz till June 30 or the date the NBTC will award the 900MHz licence to the winning bidder – whichever comes first.The previous deadline was April 14. Somchai said AIS would not ask for any further extension. (The Nation, 13/04/16)
Comment: There are still many questions regarding this…if they rejected it before why purchase at this price? If they’ve already spent a substantial amount of capex, wouldn’t this hurt their balance sheet? Is the price definitely going to start @ thb 75 bn?
AUCT expects margin to be higher than 50% thanks to the 4G auction. (Thun Hoon, 18/04/16)
BJCHI expects 1Q16 net profit of Bt490mn brought by TUPI project. It says it has high potential projects of Bt6.5bn. It expects to get the Bt2.8bn TUPI FPSO#3 in April. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15%. (ASTV, 18/04/16)
Comment: And they still continue to grow despite all the volatility in oil prices
CSS’s backlog is Bt1.3bn backed by telecommunication projects. It plans to take part in bids and expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt5.3bn (15-20% growth). It will pay a dividend of Bt0.1/share, XD on April 19. (Khao Hoon, 18/04/16)
APCO expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 10% despite the slowdown in domestic purchasing power. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt450mn with a gross margin of 25%. It plans to increase its distribution channels through local retail stores. It is looking for a partner to build its network in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. (Thansetthakij, 10/02/16)
AKR targets 2016 revenue growth of 25% backed by robust earnings every quarter after it adjusted its strategy. It plans to focus on marketing campaigns and increase inventory in 1Q16. It plans to take part in PEA and MEA bids, valued at Bt6bn, in 2Q16. It expects the government to approve solar projects in March. (Thun Hoon, 10/02/16)
Comment: Again the issue with AKR is that there are just better companies doing the same business in the market.
CCP got concrete orders on motorway project (Pattaya-Mabtaphut), valued at Bt500mn. This will increase its 2016 backlog. It expects 2016 revenue of to Bt2.6bn. It expects to benefit from public projects and property projects. (Khao Hoon, 10/02/16)
Comment: A Definitely beneficiary from all this infrastructure spending, but it seems rather priced in already
DCON expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.15bn aided by a larger customer base. Its management is okay with a capital increase as it will support fundamentals and decrease its D/E ratio to 0.2X. It is budgeting Bt400mn to buy land. It plans to pay a dividend at a payout ratio of not less than 25%. (Thun Hoon, 10/02/16)
Comment: Is DCON shifting further and further away from being a pure manufacturer of construction material to a property developer?