BCH expects double digit growth in this year. It plans to expand its customer base, focusing especially on SSO and foreign clients. It expects 2016 net profit to be good as WMC breaks even in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: I think I’ve been reading about this WMC breaking even for the past….4-5 years now?
ESSO plans to invest in high return businesses to wipe out retained losses of Bt8.35bn. It targets oil retail sales to grow 9% because of high demand as oil prices fall. It plans to launch Diesel Plus and gasohol E20 in order to raise margin. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: If you look at what just happened to Shell Malaysia, it makes one a bit worried about touching any oil related names @ the moment (Shell HQ sold their 51% stake in the m’asia listed co @ a 65% discount to mkt price..)
GC is talking to a prospective local partner to launch new products. It expects a decision to be made soon. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 5%, supported by large numbers of orders and a weaker baht. (Thun Hoon, 03/02/16)
JASIF will pay 4Q15 dividend of Bt0.22/share, PD on March 2. This brings 2015 dividend to Bt0.74/share or 8.31% dividend yield. (Khao Hoon, 03/02/16)
Comment: JAS is looking forward to receiving some $