ADVANC has budgeted Bt7bn to expand to fixed broadband and plans to be a big player within 3-5 years. It expects 2016 revenue to be close to 2015’s Bt156bn with EBITDA growth of 37- 38%. It guarantees a dividend of 100% of net profit. (Thun Hoon, 08/03/16)
Comment: 1) I think the news meant EBITDA margin 2) This is lower, as expected, versus last year ~40% 3) Now the only issues that remain are in regards a) How much revenue will be lost from those subscribers that haven’t crossed over b) How will the agreement look w/ TOT
AKR expects the government to conclude solar farm projects on March 11. It plans to invest in 40MW in renewable energy. The company will invest in 20MW and EPC in 20MW. It targets revenue growth of 50% to Bt3.2mn, backed by bids for transformer work to add to its backlog. (Thun Hoon, 08/03/16)
DCORP is confident it will have a profit this year, supported by the startup of a 300 MW solar cell factory in 2H16. It expects shareholders to approve the investment in YINGLI. (Kao Hoon, 08/03/16)
GOLD is confident that profit in 2016 will higher than last year. It targets revenue of Bt9.8mn and will book profit from sale of assets to a REIT of over Bt130mn each year. It expects to open 15 new projects worth more than Bt16.4bn. (Kao Hoon, 08/03/16)
Comment: Well of course with the sale to REIT!
Asset Bright is expanding its business. It is preparing to open “ABC Pet World”, the biggest pet shopping center in Thailand, hopefully in 3Q16. It sees the pet market as valuated at Bt20bn with annual growth of 10-15%. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: Perhaps instead of me mocking ABC continuously I should be supportive of these entrepreneurial projects that the company is undertaking from solar, to condominiums, to hotels, to internet services and now a Pet world…
AIT reported net profit of Bt532.5mn in 2015. The decrease in net profit is due to customers delaying their investment in IT. The board has approved a dividend of Bt1.5 on 2H15. It targets revenue growth of 10% supported by ICT industry recovery. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: The whole industry suffered last year, mainly b/c of the lack of action by the government.
BSM negotiating with partner to invest in a new big project. The progress in the JV with a partner in Australia will be clear in 2Q16. It expects revenue in 2016 of Bt700mn supported by exports. (Thun Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: I have always liked this company but never cared for its valuation…
DRT sets revenue target at Bt4.2bn or growth of 5% in 2016 supported by exports. It plans to increase revenue in CLMV+I. The company plans to sell its products to property developers in Myanmar and Cambodia. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: I still have doubts on their ability to grow, a value trap potentially if one isn’t careful..
GLOBAL’s 2015 net profits grow 20% from last year’s Bt701mn, driven by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10%. A plan to invest in Myanmar will be finalized within 1H16 (Thun Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: And yet they still have one of the worst inventory turnover’s I’ve seen…
KCE’s 2015 net profit was Bt2.24bn (+6.2% YoY) with sales growth of 10.3% to Bt12bn. 4Q15 net profit was Bt630mn, hitting a new high. (Khao Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: No surprise if you’ve been following this company for the past few years..
KTC expects to see 2016 financial performance to be in line with 2015. NPL is expected to reduce to 2.1%. It plans to do business aggressively to boost market shares. (Khao Hoon, 17/2/16)
Comment: We’ve said this since last year, the issue for KTC now is no longer operational, its sales, growing revenue and I doubt that they’ll be able to do more than 2x the industry growth rate unless they shift into other products.
MAJOR looks more to non-film revenue – MAJOR will renovate some of its cinemas nationwide in a bid to achieve almost 12% revenue growth from group bookings and events. It expects 11.8% growth in group bookings to Bt190mn this year. It believes this business has great potential despite contributing only a small proportion of total ticket sales. (Bangkok Post, 17/02/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked this company, perhaps for the first time in a while it may be time to relook at it if they can monetise their assets better..
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
AP and Mitsubishi launched Life Pinklao project, valued at Bt3.1bn on Nov 21. It expects this to achieve presales of 40% by this year. It expects this to support demand for premium condo in this location. (Khao Hoon, 09/12/15)
BEAUTY expects 4Q15 earnings to peak on seasonality and large orders. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 20% from 2014’s Bt1.38bn thanks to a broader customer base both local and overseas. Management plans to introduce a new business plan in January 2016. (Thun Hoon, 09/12/15)
Comment: And they continue to buck the trend by posting great SSSG numbers
BECL/BMCL The cabinet has approved the amalgamation of BECL and BMCL with a new ticker, BEM. BECL will hold a joint shareholder meeting (BECL-BMCL) on Dec 28. Trading in BECL and BMCL shares will be suspended from Dec 21-30. (Thun Hoon, 09/12/15)
Comment: I am absolutely curious to see if BEM will become a must have investment for institutional investors, it just sounds right.
CBG is talking to a prospective partner in Indonesia which it expects to finalize in 1Q16. It expects this to increase its exports. It expects 2015 net profit to mark a new high backed by numerous orders. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10% from this year. (Thun Hoon, 09/12/15)
Comment: We’ve heard this story before….ICHI, SAPPE, “we’re expanding to indonesia and growth will be amazeballs” Neither of the two have exactly panned out just yet, such things take years of development and marketing
CK bids lowest for Bt23.4bn dual-track project (Jira – Khon Kaen). It expects to sign the contract with the SRT this year, as well as the Chachoengsao – Kang Koi dual-track project. It expects the SRT to ask approval from the cabinet on Dec 15. (Khao Hoon, 09/12/15)
Comment: They are carving up the pie nicely, first STEC, now CK, so now its either ITD or UNIQ that wins the next project