AOT expects earnings to be better than in 2015, which had a profit of Bt18.7bn, backed by weak oil price and tourist expansion. The board approved a budget of Bt27bn for Phase 3 of Don Muang airport. It will extend the lower landing fee to two years. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Boom, get ready for more mainland tourists
BIG expects 1Q16 sales growth of no less than 10% supported by the popularity of mirrorless cameras. It is confident that earnings in 2016 will hit target. It plans to open 10 new branches. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: This stock has been a tear, it does seem that the younger consumers are happily buying camera in droves, is this taking demand away from smartphones?
BIGC budgeted Bt16bn to build strength and open new branches nationwide. It will change strategy and have seasonal campaigns to boost sales. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
BJC prepares to tender for 341.99mn shares or 41.45% of BIGC at Bt250.26/share, in total worth Bt86bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: A deal without any excitement on its last day
On its first day of trade GTB price closed up 57.39% at Bt1.81, above IPO price. Its CEO said that 2016 net profit will surpass last year’s Bt69mn, supported by Its backlog of more than Bt400mn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
ITD got two new jobs in total worth Bt294mn. It has backlog of Bt259bn in the first two months. It plans to sign for a new job worth Bt23.9bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
LPN expects transfers in 1Q16 to reach Bt4bn or 100% growth supported by the completion of five projects valued at Bt10.2bn. It has backlog of Bt4-5bn to support demand before the property stimulus ends. (Kao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Every property developer should be off to a cracking start this year, the question is only will it be sustainable.
MAJOR expects 1Q16 revenue to grow more than 10% supported by more revenue from foreign movies. It plans to increase the number of screens to 1,000. It expects to increase revenue from foreign movies in neighboring countries to 10%. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Batman vs Superman!
ROJNA targets to sell 400-500 rai of land in this year on the back of planned additional investment by Japanese and Chinese clients. It expects no help from BOI approvals because of the economic slowdown. It expects its 110MW cogeneration power plant to supply electricity from mid-2017. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Perhaps one of the CHEAPEST companies out there but….is it a value trap given how laid back management are?
SENA targets 2016 revenue of Bt3.5bn. It plans to invest in 100MW solar power plants by 2018. It plans to list SENA Solar Energy soon. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: Again something that the market should already know by now, but is it priced in? Do people believe in the management’s capability to expand this heavily into solar?
SOLAR expects to show s net profit in 1Q16 with revenue of Bt400mn. It expects 2016 net profit to return to the black with revenue not less than Bt3bn backed by 400MW solar cells capacity. It expects higher revenue aided by government projects. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
SUPER expects to benefit from extension period for supplying electricity. It expects to supply 400MW electricity by April 30. It expects to begin to supply electricity at the end of March. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
THANA expects backlog of Bt100mn in 1Q16. It is confident 2016 revenue will reach Bt1bn (20% growth). It plans to launch three low-rise projects valued at Bt1.4bn. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
TBBI will trade today. It expects a good response from investors because of its strength and productivity technology. It plans to expand integrated packaging at home and abroad. It plans to double revenue within five years. It expects to become a global leader in packaging. (Thun Hoon, 24/03/16)
TSR plans to open two branches, Buriram and Mukdahan. It plans to move its branches at Phitsanulok and Hatyai. It expects 2016 revenue and net profit to mark a record high this year. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
Comment: I’m starting to see their advertisement’s for their “Safe” brand on buses.
TTW plans to invest in a 40,000 cubic meter tap water plant in Myanmar in 2H16. It expects domestic tap water demand to grow 5-10%. It expects enough supply to meet demand. (Khao Hoon, 24/03/16)
BIG adjusts revenue target growth to 15% from 10% supported by camera market growth. It plans to start up “Print Gift” services in May to increase net and gross margins. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
Comment: One interesting tidbit here is with the model cycle, when new models are released the older models will naturally see a drop in price, however BIG’s % margin shall remain the same and it’s the supplier that will be squeezed
CHO expects 2016 net profit will be better than last year. It expects revenue growth of 5- 10% supported by backlog of Bt650mn. It will know the outcome of its suit against the BMTA in 6 months or a year. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
DAII sets 2016 revenue target growth at 15%. It plans to find a partner to do home building business in Vietnam. It expects to be No.1 in home building business in five years. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
EASTW expects 2016 net profit growth with a new target revenue growth of 5% from 2015 supported by high sales water quantity. It is considering increasing fees to reflect its cost. (Thun Hoon, 17/03/16)
Local institution is interested in COM7 shares because of its strong fundamental. It plans to invest in Hobby Plus to increase revenue. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15% aided by focusing on online market and expanding its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comments: It’s been on a tear in the past few months, a combination of acquisitions and the government spending incentive all helped.
EA expects 4Q15 earnings to be good boosted by revenue contribution from every project. It plans to invest Bt23bn in a wind power plant. It is looking for partner. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comment: No surprise here, everything still seems to be on track
FIRE expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% aided by expanding abroad with a focus on Cambodia. It is budgeting Bt100mn to invest in Cambodia by as a distributor or outright acquisition. It expects this to be clear in 2017. It expects 2018 revenue of Bt1bn. (Khao Hoon, 15/01/16)
FPI expects 2016 revenue to be good after it has set up a JV in India. It expects this to increase orders by Bt300mn. It expects 2016 net profit to rise backed by the baht depreciation. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 20%. It has budgeted Bt150mn for investment. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
GL expects high 2015 net profit growth with a record high in 4Q15 driven by HP in Laos and Cambodia. It expects net profit to grow 96% on average for the next three years. (Khao Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comment: A former darling of ours and well they would have to grow at these levels just to justify their existing valuation
Buy(s) THB 6.3 bn
-KCE, BA, TTCL, RS, SAM, SPALI, MAJOR, WHA, SCC, IFEC, BBL, DCORP, BLAND, JMART, TU, SOLAR, TVO, NSI, CBG, SUPER, NMG
Sell(s) THB 15.0 bn
-BEC, KCE, SAWD, COL, UNIQ, MAX, AP, SAM, JSP, MAJOR, SRICHA, ITD, BA, TMC, AAV
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