Changes in constituents for the MSCI Global Standard Indexes which will take place as of the close of May 31, 2016.
MSCI Thailand: (+2) EGCO, ROBINS
MSCI Small Cap (Thailand): (+3) DNA, GL, S
(-6) EFORL, SAMTEL, SDAT, SRICHA, TIPCO, TTCL
Mid-east investor interested in BCH shares as it is a small-cap with strong fundamentals. It expects this deal to expand customers from the Middle East. (Thun Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: A mini BH in the making perhaps?
BDMS reports that G. Wasupol Co Ltd has transferred its business to BDMS. It plans to add more three hospitals. (Khao Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: Issue for BDMS is that growth is going to look smaller b/c of its scale
FSMART’s management accused of corruption by former shareholder. It expects this to be in the courts this month. (Khao Hoon, 04/09/15)
Comment: Then perhaps that shareholder should sue every past government in Thailand’s history as well.
KKP expects loans growth to drop because of the sluggish economy. It expects to have to make extra provisions. It targets 2015 NPLs of 6%. It does not plan to open new branches after closing 24 branches but expects to focus on service improvement. (Thun Hoon, 04/09/15)
AH expects revenue to grow at least 10% this year. It will invest Bt400mn to upgrade its machinery. It is now discussing with business expansion with a potential partner. (Kao Hoon, 16/3/15)
Comment: It has been the worst performing auto manufacturing stock in the past 10 years in Thailand
AQ will expand more in residential property business, after cutting par to Bt0.5/share from Bt20/share and totally clearing all retained loss. In 2015, it will open nine new projects worth Bt8bn. It expects 2015 revenue to be Bt2.5bn. It plans to pay a dividend after turning to profit. (Thun Hoon, 16/3/15)
Comment: AQ still aims to be a turnaround story.
BA targets revenue increase of 20% to Bt25bn this year, expecting higher revenue per seat after cutting promotions. BA has not benefited much from falling oil prices as it has a 60% hedge on fuel. (Krungthep Thurakij, 14/3/15)
BAY saw sluggish credit card spending in the first two months, 5% below its target. However, asset quality improved in 2M15 as a result of bonus season. (Krungthep Thurakij, 14/3/15)
AJD’s board calls off par split. It hopes to maintain shareholders’ benefit according to good governance practice. Also, shareholders were objecting. The SET had requested AJD to clarify the two par splits in a year, only four months apart. (Thun Hoon, 06/03/15)
Comment: More like they were getting slapped on the wrist for wanting to do multiple stock splits in a short amount of time
Rising passengers at Don Muang – The number of passengers at Don Muang International Airport continues to increase by almost 50% to 6.7mn in 1Q15. In 2015, the number of the passengers is set to grow to over its capacity of 27.6mn. (Kao Hoon, 06/03/15)
Comment: Don Muang has performed amazingly well in the past several years when the LCC’s were moved there
FTSE removed BAY from the calculation due to low free float, effective March 20. (Kao Hoon, 06/03/15)
Comment: Explains a lot of the market drop in recent days.
BRR confident that 4Q14 performance will be peak and targets revenue of Bt5bn in 2015 with net profit growth of Bt300mn, +70% YoY, as it will book full-year revenue from biomass power plant. The company will invest Bt1.1bn in an ethanol factory and a third biomass power plant. (Kao Hoon, 25/11/14)
Comment: As mentioned before, it’s the same story for any sugar plant
CWT is confident that 2014 revenue will reach Bt1bn as it will book large revenue from backlog in 2H14. The company expects revenue of Bt1.2bn in 2015. (Kao Hoon, 25/11/14)
GEL sets up a subsidiary in Mauritius, to be completed in 1Q15, and a JV with MILL in Myanmar, which is expected to start operations in 2Q15. The board approved investment in MILL shares. (Kao Hoon, 25/11/14)
ICHI expects good 4Q14 as purchasing power recovered. The company expects net profit of more than Bt1.1bn in 2014 after it cut the proportion of OEM, raising margin. The company expects revenue of Bt6.5bn in 2014 and sets a target revenue growth of 10% YoY in 2015 via export channels. (Kao Hoon, 25/11/14)
Comment: Well that’s big change from the “expected growth” it was going to receive from expanding to indonesia
Buys new hospital in Nakorn Pathom — BGH has announced the acquisition of Sanamchan Hospital, a 198-bed private hospital in Nakorn Pathom, plus its two hospitals. The investment cost is Bt3.66bnn (SET)
Comment: And the growth machine for BGH continues, still think it can comfortably go to THB 20/share, just wait for the day it does REITs
Central Group pins hope on mid-year sales bonanza – Four business units under the Central Group of Companies have come together to stimulate consumers’ purchasing power during the mid-year period and attract more tourists. Central Department Store Plc, Central shopping complexes, Robinson Department Store Plc and The 1 Card will allocate Bt400mn to launch the Greatest Grand Sale from June 6-July 15 at 53 shopping centers and department stores nationwide. (Bangkok Post, 29/05/14)
CCP expects new high performance in 2014, continuing from 2013, because political problems are easing. It expects more investment in the public sector and more new work. It maintains revenue growth target of 10% YoY and has backlog of Bt1.86bn. It is negotiating for a joint venture. (Khao Hoon, 29/05/14)
Only slight QoQ fall in EBITDA in 2Q14 — Although its refinery will be shut down for maintenance, BCP expects EBITDA for 2Q14 to only fall slightly compared to 1Q14. Even though EBITDA for refinery business will fall by 30%, revenue from its three solar energy phases plus the attractive adders, will help strengthen EBITDA margin this quarter. (Khao Hoon, 27/05/14)
Comment: The main growth driver here will be from the solar business which is what had analysts all excited for the past 3 months
DEMCO says 2Q14 net profit will be strong supported by dividends of more than Bt116mn from wind projects Huay Bong 2 and 3. Management said its current backlog is Bt4.348bn and it is waiting to sign for a Bt200mn new project. It will also expand into Laos, Myanmar and list “Wind Energy Holding” in the market at the beginning of 2015. (Tun Hoon, 27/05/14)
Comment: The listing of the Wind Energy Holding + its dividends from the wind projects are keeping demco’s valuations at these levels.
EGCO confirms investment into electricity business this year at Bt18bn, with at least ROE of 10%. Management said they will expand and invest in both Thailand and abroad. (Khao Hoon, 27/05/14)