BTW is talking to a prospective partner to expand to the power business. It expects a decision to be made this year. It expects 2H16 performance to be good backed by solar farms in cooperative units. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt2bnm as targeted. Its backlog is Bt1.9bn, of which 50% is expected to be recognized this year. (Thun Hoon, 28/09/16)
Comment: Despite the rather old company name it’s effectively a construction company that focus on renewable energy projects, will be seeing them in a few weeks to see what the story is.
EFORL plans to restructure the business plan for Wuttisak Clinic. It plans to focus on cosmetic products. It plans to set up an integrated beauty center to meet demand. It expects 2H16 performance to be good on seasonality . (Thun Hoon, 28/09/16)
Comment: This Wuttisak story has been ongoing for the past few years…
HTECH plans to expand its capacity by 20%. It expects 4Q16 performance to be higher than target, backed by its new equipment. It expects sales to mark a record high after recording a net profit of Bt46.88mn in 1H16. It expects its plant in Vietnam to operate in 1Q17. (Thun Hoon, 28/09/16)
Comment: Despite the news that VN is the place to be for manufacturing, a visit there has shown that salaries are already in line in with Thailand for skilled labour and there is a bigger shortage of skilled labour…
ILINK plans to hold a roadshow to attract foreign investors. It expects the plan to be finalized in November. It expects to get new orders which will raise its backlog. (Thun Hoon, 28/09/16)
MK maintains its target 2016 property revenue at Bt2.5bn even though total revenue fell to Bt3.1bn. It plans to launch two projects in 4Q16 valued at Bt841mn. It is budgeting Bt1.2bn to expand its leasable area to reach 250,000sqm within 2020. (Khao Hoon, 28/09/16)
Comment: So this is the new strategy by the new shareholder in MK…
AGE maintain its revenue target growth of 10% supported by more than 2mn tons coal sales. It expects to finish a deal with a partner to do a coal warehouse in Vietnam by the end of 2016. (Kao Hoon, 19/09/16)
CCN expects to get a government job from the Industry 4.0 project. It expects 2H16 earnings to grow, supported by booking backlog of Bt100mn. It is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its 20% target growth backed by Bt150mn from its telecommunication business. It is negotiating with a partner to do alternative power business . (Thun Hoon, 19/09 /16)
Comment: Well not sure how much of an impact the government news will have on this little IT System integrator. I’d turn my eyes to the bigger players SAMTEL and AIT and possible even MFEC
FSMART expects 3Q16 profit record new high of Bt100mn or growth 40% YoY supported by Boon Term Top Up machine. (Kao Hoon, 19/09/16)
Comment: No surprises here, they just keep growing
PIMO expects 2016 profit to jump 92% to Bt46mn supported by more orders. It expects 2017 profit of Bt72mn due to new orders from US customer in 1Q17. It plans to invest in BLDC motor technology. (Kao Hoon, 19/09/16)
Comment: Another small player, THB 1 bn mkt cap, not particularly cheap nor scalable.
PSTC expects 2016 revenue growth and profit to double after booking backlog of Bt300-400mn. It expects revenue from its power plant to grow in 4Q16. It has completed a deal to do a biomass power plant and 50MW cogeneration power plant in ASEAN. (Kao Hoon, 19/09/16)
Comment: There’s a lot of news about biomass and waste to energy expected to be announced within the next few weeks.
PTT expects to bring service stations to 200 this year. It expects revenue of Bt520bn. It has a plan to expand to 500 service stations abroad within five years and sell more Amazon franchises in Japan. (Thun Hoon, 19/09/16)
AUCT expects to have good news soon. It expects 2H16 to be growth and expects 3Q16 to recovery due to car bidding is recovery; It had bid for a 30k car in 1H16. (Thun Hoon, 05/09/16)
BAFS expects 2016 revenue and profit to record a new high, as volume increases with the number of flights. It expects 2H16 to grow due to high season. (Kao Hoon, 05/09/16)
Comment: And with the continued expansion of the Airport this company is sitting pretty
DEMCO expects its business to pass bottom after the budget for repairing Huay Bong 2-3 has been settled. It expects 2H16 to be in the black. It is confident that 2016 revenue will reach its target of Bt6bn, growth of 10-15%, supported by more than Bt6.4bn in backlog waiting to be booked. (Kao Hoon, 05/09/16)
Comment: Should this issue pass, then the last issue will be with WEH potential IPO – if/when that will occur
DSGT expects 2016 revenue to be better than 2015’s revenue of Bt7.5bn, backed by customer expansion and expansion in Thailand and abroad. It plans to launch a big campaign to stimulate sales. (Thun Hoon, 05/09/16)
Comment: Just out at lunch time was the news that a PE firm has bid for THB 5.00/share for all of DSGT
ECF expects 2016 revenue growth 12-15% due to furniture business is recovery. It plans to negotiate with partner to invest in power plant in Thailand and abroad which expects to conclude in 3Q16. Recently, It signed MOU with AF to do a factoring loan to members and supplier. (Kao Hoon, 05/09/1 6)
EGCO expects 2016 operating profit to exceed Bt8bn, growth of over 5%, after reporting operating profit of Bt4.3bn in 1H16. It continues to expand electricity business in Thailand and abroad and expects capacity to reach 5,000MW by 2019. (Kao Hoon , 05/09/16)
KTB rejigs loan price formula. Krungthai Bank (KTB), the country’s largest state-owned bank by assets, has revised its pricing formula for government and state enterprise loans to be more competitive after significant falls over the past few years. (Bangkok Post, 05/09/16)
BEAUTY expects 2H16 high season to support its sales. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 20%. It plans to expand its branches in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: The odd thing is that we are seeing management sell shares in the market
BJC expands glass output capacity – BERLI JUCKER(BJC) is investing Bt2 billion in the construction of a new furnace with a production capacity of 300 tonnes of glass a day, in order to cater to rising demand for glass containers. (The Nation, 24/08/16)
Comment: Watch them dominate Thailand and Vietnam along with Central Group
BTW announced a dividend of Bt0.27/share, XD today and payment on Sep 9. It has backlog of Bt1.56bn and expects 2H16 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
EA plans to COD a 126MW wind power plant at Nakhon Si Thammarat at the end of 2016. This will lift capacity to 404MW, doubled from 2015. It expects 2016 earnings to be a new high. It plans to do five more projects in Chaiyaphum worth Bt20bn to increase capacity to 64MW. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
GPSC expects 2016 revenue and profit to jump due to booking revenue from IRPC, Nava Nakorn power plant and more new customers. It announced a five-year plan to have capacity of 2,800MW and expects the board to approve its investment budget of Bt19bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
ITD get a big project worth more than Bt1.28bn to bring backlog up to over Bt200bn. It expects earnings to turn to profit after it reported a net loss in 2Q16. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: With the recent win @ AOT, will they have to raise capital again?
Malee Group and Mega Lifesciences will set up a 49:51 joint venture called Mega Malee Company to develop health-related natural foods and beverages for both local and international markets. Initial investment is put at Bt10 million. (The Nation, 23/08/16)
Comment: That added a little pop to both their share prices that day
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?
ADVANC will pay an interim dividend of Bt5.79/share, XD on Aug 15 even though it reported 1H16 net profit of Bt17.70bn, a fall of 10%. It said it is still No.1 in revenue, profit and customers. (Kao Hoon, 05/08/16)
Comment: I wouldn’t be surprised to a declining trend in the dividends paid
ATP30 reported 2Q16 net profit growth of 206.38% supported by more customers and efficient cost management. It targets 2016 gross margin of 25% and revenue growth no less than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 05/08/16)
Comment: A small name that recently IPO’ed and somehow has amazing numbers in the 1H16
BIZ expects to bid for a new job worth more than Bt200mn in 2H16. It has backlog of Bt640mn with 80-90% of that to be booked this year. It expects this to lift 2016 revenue to Bt600mn. (Kao Hoon, 05/08/16)
ITD won the bid for construction of a 800MW coal power plant in Krabi. Its bid was the lowest, at Bt32bn. It will start construction after it gets EHIA approval. (Kao Hoon, 05/08/16)
ADVANC made ITS first payment of Bt8.6bn with A Bt72.3bn bank guarantee for 900MHz. It expects to handle 2G clients before being shut down. It expects higher earnings from less expense of Bt4bn. (Khao Hoon, 29/06/16)
Comment: There’s a lot of analysts expecting 2Q16 to be the peak for ADVANC earnings for the next 2 years
BEM expects 2016 net profit of Bt2.1bn mainly driven by MRT. (Khao Hoon, 29/06/16)
BR expects to revise down 2016 revenue target growth from 10-15% because of higher competition in Europe, and excess supply in Poland and Hungary. (Post Today, 29/06/16)
BRR expects an increase in revenue from biomass power plants from Bt19mn/month to Bt25mn/month after it changed from adder scheme to FiT scheme. (Khao Hoon, 29/06/16)
Comment: Completely forgot that some sugar companies will benefit somewhat from this as well.
AIT has backlog of Bt2.73bn, which it expects to realize in two years. It plans to bid for new jobs worth Bt18bn and expects to get at least 45-50%. It plans to expand its Data Center project with a partner with a budget of Bt800mn. It is negotiating with a partner to add new products in Cambodia and Laos. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: It does look like the IT project sector his beinnng to show some life
BJC expects 2016 revenue growth of 300% supported by BIGC earnings. It expects to finish the rights offering and private placement in July-August. It plans funding of Bt80bn. (Kao Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: and a dilution of … ?
CHOW reported 1Q16 profit growth 381.60% supported by steel business recovery and more orders. It is building a new 12MW facility in Japan and expects to be able to record revenue from at least 80MW. It has EPC backlog of ¥12bn. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: perhaps one of the few companies to have made a proper concerted effort to shift from construction to alternatives
CK expects to sign the Bt19.4bn contract to construct Sayaburi in 2Q16, lifting its backlog to Bt97bn. If BEM gets the Blue Line job, it expects to get a contract to build the rail network valued at Bt25bn. (Kao Hoon, 3/6/16)
DCORP bought 40% in a solar power plant in the Philippines from two companies. The plant has capacity of 320MW. It expects to spend no more than US$15.36mn. It expects to finish the deal in July. It expects sustainable revenue and profit growth. (Thun Hoon, 3/6/16)
Comment: #s don’t quite add up if it only costs USD 15mn to buy a stake in a powerr plant that has 320MW in capacity
AAV expects 2Q16 earnings continue to be good supported by passenger growth and lower oil price. It plans to open four new routes. In 1Q16 earnings was over Bt1bn due to high season. (Thun Hoon, 24/5/16)
AP launched two new condominiums valued at Bt3.64bn. Presales will be held on June 4-5. It targets presales of Bt1.5bn. More than 3,000 customers have registered. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
BKD is confident that 2Q16 earnings will continue to grow. It expects to increase its target revenue growth from 20% in 2H16. It has backlog of Bt1.57bn and will book 76% this year. It will bid for new jobs valued at more than Bt3bn and expects to 40-50% of its bids. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
BTS Group buys 46 trains for Bt11bn. BTSC has signed a contract to buy 46 new trains worth 11 billion baht from Siemens AG and CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles. The contract provides 46 trains from the two firms, with four cars per train, to be used for the Green Line extension. The money will come from cash flow and loans. It plans to big for the upcoming Pink and Orange lines in the form of public-private partnership. It has a healthy financial position with Bt12bn worth of cash on hand and a low D/E of 0.28, management said.
Comment: Good luck trying to understand their balance sheet, it looks a bit like an investment company versus a pure transit play.
JMART expects 2Q16 earnings to grow as consumer purchasing power recovers. It is confident that 2016 revenue and profit will grow, supported by 3G and 4G. (Kao Hoon, 24/5/16)
Comment: Given how poor the phone industry has been they’ve done an ok job but still don’t believe in the turnaround in the market.
BDMS sets 2018 revenue target to reach Bt100bn supported by foreign customers. In 2016, It budgets Bt6bn to renovate its hospital and buy medical equipment. (Khao Hoon, 22/04/16)
Comment: Given the way that Prasert continues to buyback shares in BDMS he must have a lot of faith in the business’ ability to grow from 70 bn today to 100 bn in 2 years.
IHL expands its business to high margin. It plans to open a protein factory to support revenue and expects this to be operational in June. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.5bn from Bt2.2bn in 2015 supported by more orders and new business. (Thun Hoon, 22/04/16)
Comment: Well if you believe in an automotive rebound and IHL’s ability to shift its product mix then sure.
ITD expects 2016 revenue of over Bt60bn and 2017 revenue of Bt130bn after getting a new job worth Bt200bn. It plans to deal with French investors to bid for the Pink and Yellow lines jointly. (Khao Hoon, 22/04/16)
NUSA plans to expand its business to ASEAN. It plans to cooperate with partners to set up JVs as well as invest by itself. It expects to make a decision in 3Q16. It is confident that 2016 revenue will hit the target of Bt2bn, up from Bt1.2bn in 2015, supported by more pending transfers. (Thun Hoon, 22/04/16)