BIZ reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt8.10mn with total revenue of Bt106.59mn, growth of 502% backed by more orders. (Kao Hoon, 06/08/16)
GPSC reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt686mn or growth of 45%, with 1H16 net profit of Bt1.56mn, growth of 55%. It plans to invest in new projects in Thailand and abroad. It expects the 550MW power plant to proceed as planned. (Kao Hoon, 06/08/16)
Comment: This power play has continued to impress since its IPO earlier this year.
PLANB expects 3Q16 to record a new high as it will book revenue of no less than Bt10mn from digital media in BIGC. It plans to add 60 digital media boards nationwide. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow no less than 25%. (Thun Hoon, 06/08/16)
Comment: Its still rather incredible that this company is trading at these lofty multiples despite their failure to show the magnificent growth, then again as I tell my friends, when investing in Thailand you have to “Believe!”
QLT plans to set up a subsidiary in Myanmar and expects to expand customer base in 2H16. It expects to get more revenue from gas pipeline expansion job in the north. It has backlog of Bt300mn, with Bt180mn of this to be booked this year. (Thun Hoon, 06/08/16)
SC Asset revenue to top B15bn – SET-listed developer SC Asset Corporation Plc expects fullyear revenue to surpass its 15-billion-baht target as housing demand outstrips rising household debt . (Bangkok Post, 06/08/16)
Maybank Kim Eng Thailand has these great updates on a weekly basis regarding the Infrastructure Investment, see below for a succinct summary.
Who benefits from this? Well the usual players, CK, STEC, UNIQ, ITD, maybe the smaller ones too hopefully, i.e. NWR, CNT, PYLON, etc…
Investment: Infra investments update
The Cabinet approved construction of a Yellow Line and a Pink Line. The government will now look at the bidding process to ensure it takes place within the next three months. The rail links are needed to reduce traffic congestion in Bangkok, which currently has three skytrain lines and one underground line.
Mass-transit routes in Greater Bangkok: Yellow Line (Lat Phrao-Samrong (a straddle-type monorail line)) (THB52b) (2016-2019 or earlier)
Funding: Some included in FY16 budget. The government will invest no more than THB20b, covering the land expropriation costs and many of the civil works. The private sector will invest in the remaining civil engineering projects, trains, operating systems, and maintenance services, under a 30-year concession.
Current status: Fast-tracking PPP project; feasibility study finished; EIA finished; approved by the PPP committee 29 Feb 2016; approved by the Cabinet 29 Mar 2016; international bidding and private participation selection by May 2016; construction to start in Jun 2016.
PPPs: Yes; construction and operation. The government will invest no more than THB20b, covering the land expropriation costs (THB6.01b) and many of the civil works; the private sector will invest in the remaining civil engineering projects, trains, operating systems, and maintenance services, under a 30-year concession; the private sector must take all risks – under the PPP Net Cost model – if the number of passengers is not as expected.
Distance: 30.4km. The daily ridership for is estimated at 247,900 person.
Foreign banks help BJC fund US$6.2bn Big C buy – Berli Jucker Plc (BJC) has tapped foreign banks including BNP Paribas as well as domestic lenders to raise US$6.2 billion for its acquisition of Big C Supercenter Plc, putting it on track to successfully meet a March 31 financing deadline. (Bangkok Post, 4/3/16)
Comment: One hopes for BJC that the support is certain otherwise they’ll be out of pocket to the tune of USD 600 mn
GUNKUL approved a par split from Bt1 to Bt0.25 to increase liquidity. It ready to issue a debenture of not over Bt3bn, age not over 7 years to support further expansion. It will offer the debenture to shareholders on April 26. (Thun Hoon, 07/03/16)
Comment: Well if you want to do a stock split now before the SEC implements the 0.50 minimum ruling.
IRCP set up a JV, “Singhacom intergroup”, with Singhacom enterprise to act as a service provider and improve 4G network. It expects to book revenue in 2016 of Bt100mn. (Kao Hoon, 07/03/16
JWD expects to finish M&A deal in ASEAN worth more than Bt3.5bn. It is interested in logistics business. It targets revenue growth of no less than 10%. (Kao Hoon, 07/03/16)
CCP expects public projects to fill its backlog this year after orders for motorway projects are added to its backlog. It expects to get private projects, which will increase its gross margin to 5%. It expects the Thai-China dual-track project to progress. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
ECF expects solar farm ECF-Tamado Energy GK in Japan to contribute revenue soon after operational startup. For the furniture business, it expects to expand its market at home and abroad by increasing distribution channels. It expects revenue from its core business to grow 10- 12%. For its retail business, 100 Yen Can do, It plans to open booths in 10 department stores. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
GOLD plans to set up Bt10bn REIT, selling Sathorn Square and Park Venture into it. It expects a decision to be made by 1Q16. It expects this to gain Bt4.5bn in cash. It expects its FYI office center to contribute Bt631mn in revenue in this year. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
Comment: That’s slightly inaccurate reporting, it’s UV and GOLD together setting up a REIT and it should be completed shortly.
NCH expects 1Q16 earnings to be good, backed by property incentives. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt2bn driven by transfers. It plans to launch a Bt2bn new project. (Thun Hoon, 08/02/16)
Comment: Arguably this is the last decent quarter that developers may show profit wise for the year, although given that pre-sale launches were minimal over the past 2 years since the coup, some are betting that we’ll begin to see huge presale #’s this year.
AJD reported 9M15 net profit of Bt25.64mn (+1,007%). It expects continued growth in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: While he may wear the funkiest sunglasses in all of his advertisements, the company hasn’t proven itself in terms of a consistent financial performance
AOT expects FY2016 earnings to be good on opening Terminal 2 at Don Muang. This will increase passengers by 20% and revenue by Bt1.2bn. It expects APPS (Advance Passenger Processing System), to start up on Dec 1, to increase its revenue. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: Without a doubt still one of the biggest winners in this country. Don Muang’s numbers should still continue to grow and grow and grow.
APCS expects 2015 performance to turn around after implementing cost control, adding o its customer base and launching new products. 9M15 revenue was Bt637.13mn with Bt5.22mn in net profit. (Thun Hoon, 19/11/15)
DRT plans to expand to Myanmar which it expects will increase its revenue growth. It plans to talk to a prospective partner in December. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 5%. 9M15 net profit was Bt272mn. It expects 2015 revenue to be close to last year’s Bt4.25bn. (Thun Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: A nice story but a small impact, if one were an active investor they should take over management and drive this business properly
EPG expects FY2016 to grow 25-30% with net profit doubling from FY2015 after 1HFY16 net profit already surpassed FY2015’s. It targets revenue growth of 20% for next two years. It expects EPG stock to be included in SET100 after it has resolved the free float snag. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: And that explains the stock price performance this past month, I’ve personally had difficulties wondering how to value this business as its a bit of a black box, what is the true value of a patent?