ADVANC and TOT plan to invest in mobile-broadband business which is expected to be finalized in 3Q15. ADVANC expects 2H15 revenue to grow 4% which consists of 30% growth from data service revenue. (Khao Hoon, 02/07/15)
Comment: I do think this will kill JAS and most likely hurt True substantially as well.
AIRA plans to set subsidiary “AIRA Property” with registered capital of Bt200mn. Management says the company plans to invest in the property business with a focus on high rise buildings. It expects the set up in the second half of the year. (Thun Hoon, 02/07/15)
Comment: A brokerage business expanding to property, well why not? Up next alternative energy?
AMATA expects to book Bt2bn extra gain from selling assets to AMATAR in 3Q15. It plans to sell Bt3bn assets to AMATAR next year. (Khao Hoon, 02/07/15)
Comment: It listed and the response was weak. But overall still a positive step for AMATA
BDMS buys Muangraj Hospital for Bt1.43bn It expects the deal to be concluded by September. (Khao Hoon, 02/07/15)
Comment: And the acquisition machine continues.
CI expects 2015 revenue to grow 15% from 2014’s Bt1.69bn, benefitting from booking revenue from condominiums. Its backlog is expected to increase from Bt5bn. Its Bt1.15bn REIT is expected to be finalized next year. (Thun Hoon, 02/07/15)
AJP plans to launch new TV program on free TV after getting a three-year license for an international sports program. It expects to complete the deal for a waste power plant project at the end of June. It believes it will show a net profit this year, backed by this project. (Thun Hoon, 26/06/15)
Comment: AJP has a TV program channel + a waste power plant, again the synergies here are amazing, can you imaging the future potential of the shows, documentaries on waste power plants!!! You just have to believe. All kidding aside, while this doesn’t have any synergies at all, waste to power can be incredibly lucrative.
APCS expects no impact from becoming a major shareholder of Advance web studio. It targets 10% revenue growth this year. (Thun Hoon, 26/06/15)
BIG expects 2Q15 earnings to surge, benefitting from increase in mirror-less camera sales. It plans to introduce a new product to add to its revenue. (Khao Hoon, 26/06/15)
BTC shareholders approved a capital increase via PP. It plans to invest in three businesses: alternative energy, logistics and infrastructure construction via JV and takeover. (Thun Hoon, 26/06/15)
Comment: So a terminal business switches to power + infrastructure, ok…see AJP comments above
BEAUTY to trade at new par of Bt0.1 on May 14 (split par from Bt1). 1Q15 earnings outperformed due to growth in tourists that led to rising sales at both the existing and new branches. (Thun Hoon, 14/05/15)
Comment: Everyone loves a good stock split, but Beauty has one of the most demanding valuations today.
1Q15 income surged 219% to Bt64mn while revenue grew 30% to Bt999mn. CSS got a project from DTAC worth Bt500mn. The firm expects to book revenue from this project this year, meaning revenue may hit Bt4-5bn (+25% growth). (Khao Hoon, 14/05/15)
1Q15 earnings up 27% to Bt272mn backed by increasing orders. Proportion of international sales rose to 70%. It targets 2015 coal sales of 10mn.tons. (Khao Hoon, 14/05/15)
Comment: I’m still curious about this coal mining company
2015 earnings to turn around after wiping out retained losses. 1Q15 revenue continues to trend up from new projects. It is dealing with PS about selling its land. (Thun Hoon, 14/05/15)
Comment: a potential dividend payer in 2016?
ANAN says 1Q15 will be good, backed by large backlog. It will spend Bt4bn for land acquisition and double new launches to Bt31.5bn. It plans to grow backlog to grow revenue over the next five years. It believes the property and building tax will raise developers’ cost. (Thun Hoon, 23 Mar 15)
Comment: And this property company continues to grow quietly without the industry really noticing. The biggest question I’ve noted about this firm is that it has yet to fully prove that it can transfer all units from its successfully sold out projects.
BKI and TIP will benefit from the Bt3trn infrastructure projects, particularly Green Line worth Bt8bn which is expected to open for bidding in 2Q15. (Than Sethakij, 23/3/15)
BSM targets revenue growth of 20% this year. It expects earnings to remain sluggish in 1Q15 and recover in 2Q15. (Kao Hoon, 23/3/15)
BSM will set up a joint venture in Myanmar and expects to win a contract worth Bt100mn. It targets revenue to reach Bt1bn in the next three years. It will expand its customer base, both domestic and overseas. It says that 1Q15 revenue will be similar to 1Q14. Its full year revenue will reach Bt600mn and net profit will grow more than 20%. (Thun Hoon, 23/3/15)
Comment: I’ve always liked BSM’s business model and management, never liked it’s stock price.
China gives 85% load factor in 1Q15 – AAV reports that higher traffic from China remained the key driver to bring load factor to 85% in 1Q15. Management expects tourist sentiment towards traveling to Thailand to continue to improve over the remainder of the year despite the ongoing martial law. The Tourism Authority of Thailand says hotel bookings in Chiang Mai during Songkran is at over 90% despite the continued air pollution. (Krungthep Turakij, 20/03/15)
Comment: I’ve mentioned this enough times, AAV is the only airline you’d want to bother looking at on the Thai Equity market.
ASIMAR expects 2015 performance to break the record with two projects on hand worth Bt1bn. The company will also benefit from more budget from the Port Authority of Thailand of Bt4.67bn. The company believes it will be awarded new projects from PAT amounting to Bt500mn plus Bt450mn from a private company. (Thun Hoon, 20/03/15)
CGD expects 1H15 performance to improve YoY given its abundant backlog. Management says revenue for 2015 could exceed Bt834mn. (Thun Hoon, 20/03/15)
CNT working to set up a new JV with foreign partner. The company aims to become one of the contractors selected for public sector investment projects. It expects to see greater opportunities in the AEC market which could be finalized soon. CNT also expects to be awarded more jobs from PTT group. (Thun Hoon, 20/03/15)
Comment: A surprising loss last year from this construction co, I do expect for things to improve and am wondering why they can’t bid for the larger projects like UNIQ has.
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AOT proposing infrastructure fund — AOT will meet with the Ministry of Finance and the SEC next week to discuss setting up an infrastructure fund in order to raise Bt60bn for the construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport phase 2. It expects a decision to be made by December. Brokers and banks are lining up to offer themselves as financial advisor. (Kao Hoon, 05/11/14)
Comment: Random thought – what about an infrastructure fund for Airplanes – perhaps the only way for Thai Airways to make a profit.
ARIP confident in net profit this year, despite the earnings loss in 1H14, since it expects to start booking revenue from its television show on digital TV channel TNN in 3Q14 and also host the Commart exhibition this November. It said that it is in the middle of negotiations to invest in digital content. (Kao Hoon, 05/11/14)
ARROW preparing to release 3Q14 financial statement next week. The market expects better 3Q14 net profit QoQ from 2Q14’s Bt29mn. Management is confident that revenue growth will be 15% YoY in 2014 due to demand from construction services. The company is ready to bid for additional projects to support backlog. (Thun Hoon, 05/10/14)
EVER’s board approves Bt150mn investment to acquire three medical-related companies. The company reported a net loss of Bt14.6mn in 3Q14 as revenue declined and operating cost increased. (Kao Hoon, 05/10/14)
BCP says EBITDA this year will hit Bt10bn supported by revenue from its solar farm and investment in Nido Petroleum. It will go on a roadshow with the SET in the US. (Kao Hoon, 28/10/14)
Comment: I’ve never liked their E&P expansion and with the refcent 20% decline in oil prices I do wonder if their now getting nervous, on the other hand their expansion into solar will provide a stable portion in ebitda
BRR sets IPO price at Bt6.80/share, a 25.27% discount from its fair value. Subscription period will be October 29-31, and it will start trading on November 6. Management said the proceeds will be used to repay loans and as working capital. Net profit for this year is expected to grow in double digits from last year. (Kao Hoon, 28/10/14)
Comment: Buriram Sugar is one the largest sugar firms left to IPO in Thailand. Expect the usual stories of biomass for power generation.
CCP expects good earnings in 2015 as it will book large extra income. Management reports large backlog of Bt2.4-2.5bn from public double-track railway in the east and expects revenue growth of 10% YoY in 2014 as it booked extra income of Bt200mn in 3Q14. The company aims to form a partnership with a European company. (Thun Hoon, 28/10/14)
AKR expects net profit to grow in 2014 as it has backlog of Bt1.1bn. It expects 2015 revenue growth of 15% YoY on rising electric inverter sales supported by demand from renewable energy sector. (Kao Hoon, 18/09/14)
Channel 3, NBTC meeting fails to reach compromise – The dispute between Channel 3 and the broadcasting regulator is likely to face a deadlock after initial talks between the two sides on Tuesday failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion. (Bangkok Post, 18/09/14)
Comment: There’s not much time left for BEC until their channels go dark.
Bt4bn expansion eyed for Bangkok Hospital – 300 new beds will serve foreign patients. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BGH), Thailand’s largest hospital group, plans to spend Bt4bn to expand its flagship Bangkok Hospital to tap rising demand for medical tourism among foreign patients. (Bangkok Post, 18/09/14)
Comment: It will continue to be an expanding & acquiring co for the foreseeable future, I still shake my head at their convertible bond.