ADVANC asking for injunction from the Central Administrative Court to allow its customers to continue using 900MHz if JAS does not make its license fee payment. Its 2G-900 service will cut off at midnight tonight, the NBTC said. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: And the drama continues….we are all rather curious as to how 1q looks for these telco’s
BKD’s capital increase shares of 146mn will trade today. Institutional investors are interested in its shares because of its strong financial position with Bt1bn cash on hand. It plans to take part in Bt3bn in bids, with bid winners expected to be announced in mid-2016. It expects this to bump up 2016 revenue growth by 20%. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
GOLD plans to expand its business to condominiums. It expects 1H16 sales to reach Bt7bn (30% growth) compared to 1H15’s Bt5.4bn, thanks to high demand generated by tax incentives. It is confident 2016 revenue will hit Bt10bn as targeted. (Thun Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: I do wonder if this competes against UV’s condo business via Grand Unity
IEC’s board has approved increasing capital by 73,639mn shares, to be offered as a PP of 32,960 mn shares with 40,679mn shares for the exercise of its warrants. Its board also approved investing in new plants. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: So which new shareholder is going to punt IEC?
KTB expects 2016 revenue to grow 15-20% as targeted by focusing on money market and capital market clients. It will be an underwriter for Bt30bn in debentures in 1H16. It expects 2016 debentures will reach Bt80bn. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: That is quite the aggressive target for a bank, unless they feel that they can really grow their non-interest income business – perhaps from the government projects, then I don’t see this possibly happening..
ADVANC reports more than 500,000 of its 2G clients have upgraded to 3G. It aims at getting more than 10mn 4G users from 4.4mn now. It has budgeted of Bt40bn to expand its business in 2016. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: The number we read this morning from the news was 5 mn users already.
BBL announces a full-year dividend of Bt6.50/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
BEAUTY reported net profit in 2015 of Bt402.5mn, up 33.65% supported by total revenue growth of 29.36% to Bt1.79mn from expanding its branches. It will pay a dividend in 2H16 of Bt0.83/share, XD on April 28. (Kao Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: And they keep growing!
BEM reported 2015 net profit of Bt2.65bn supported by higher toll and fare revenue. It had total revenue of Bt13.1bn with total assets of Bt78bn. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.07/share. (Thun Hoon, 29/2/16)
Comment: At what point will BEM do what BTS did and spin off the assets to an infrastructure REIT?
ABC has signed an MoU to rent a commercial building. It plans to use this area as an integrated services animal hospital. It plans to launch a Bt2.5bn condo on Sukhumvit 39. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Whenever I’m reading news about this company my head begins to cock to the side like a dog when it sees something confusing. IT to e-commerce to renewables to property to animal hospitals. YES! I can see the differentiating factor here so very clearly, they will launch an animal hospital (commercial) where pet’s owners can stay next door (residential), pay everything online via an ecommerce system (IT/ecommerce), where the neutering operations will be solar powered! Booyah!
ASIAN expects 2015 sales of Bt8bn with Bt60-200mn net profit after it has revised its business strategy. It is looking for a partner. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
BTS is budgeting Bt140bn to support the operational management and investment in five MRT routes covering 114.4km. It expects this to be put up for bid by 1Q16. It estimates ridership of 1mn/day. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud what will happen to the stock price when the dividend disappears…
EPG expects 3QFY16 earnings to grow 100% from 3QFY15’s Bt148.05mn thanks to the baht depreciation. It expects a net profit margin of 15% on lower oil prices. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Commence head banging against the wall, saw them at THB 9/share and could never really get my head around the company’s potential.
BKD reported 3Q15 earnings growth of 107%. It expects 2015 revenue to mark new high. It has completed up a roadshow in Hong Kong with CLSA with good feedback. (Khao Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: I just don’t understand how they were able to grow as well and whether or not it is sustainable.
BRR says investors from Singapore are interested in its shares because of its strong fundamentals. It will hold a site visit on December. It has budgeted Bt800mn to invest in ethanol and biogas power plants. It expects 2015 revenue to reach new high backed by high sugar orders and the power business. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: Nobody loves sugar no matter how sweet it is.
CCET reported 3Q15 net profit of Bt479.24mn (+124.47%YoY). 9M15 net profit is Bt1.09bn (+138.47%YoY). (Post Today, 11/11/15)
Comment: A weakening thai baht is +ve for all of electronic manufacturers, except perhaps SVI as the majority of their customers are based in Europe (albeit Scandinavia)
CCP expects 2H15 earnings to be good after the rainy season has passed. It plans to expand to neighboring countries as it
has got order from Cambodia. It backlog is Bt2.3bn. It plans to take part in Bt1bn biddings of which 50% is expected to be awarded. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Comment: It appears for CCP that a lot of the potential future projects have already been priced in for quite a while
CHOW expects 3Q15 earnings to grow 1200%YoY on the back of revenue from construction and power business. It expects 3Q15 revenue of Bt800mn with Bt65mn net profit. 4Q15 is expected to be good backed by solar farm phase2. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt3bn with Bt500mn net profit. (Thun Hoon, 11/11/15)
Names today: BSM, DELTA, IEC, ILINK, KSL, NWR, PCA, PCSGH, SAWAD, SMT, SORKON, SVI, SYNEX, TMB, TPOLY, WORK
BSM expects 2015 revenue of Bt600mn (+20%), meeting target. It plans to cooperate with KCM to increase distribution channels, especially for high margin products. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15-20%. It expects exports to comprise 30%. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
DELTA expects its performance to be good over the next two years backed by high margin products and a bigger customer base. It has budgeted Bt1bn to expand to India. (Thun Hoon, 29/10/15)
IEC expects 3Q15-4Q15 earnings to be good backed by its plastics plant. It expects 2015 net profit of Bt162mn. It targets power capacity of Bt23.59MW by the end of this year. It plans to increase capital by 24bn shares via PP, raising Bt700-800mn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
ILINK expects to get a Bt957mn PEA project which will be put up for bid on Nov 12. It expects 4Q15 revenue to be good backed by signal lines and telecom rather than engineering. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt3bn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
Comment: Still one of the most obvious beneficiaries from the 4G/digital economy..if it ever goes ahead that is.
BBL says its loans grew less than its target of 3% affected by economic slowdown. Credit card spending for the first seven months grew 13-14% from target of 10%. It added 200,000 new credit card members. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Strange to see BBL finally pushing into the consumer market with its credit cards, as if the Bangkok market was oversaturated enough as it is.
BJCHI expects 2H15 revenue to be better than 1H15 backed by transfers and Bt6bn in bids. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
CSP targets 2015 revenue of Bt3.2bn. It plans to improve production efficiency. It is talking with a prospective partner to invest in the construction business. (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
EFORL plans to list Wuttisak to obtain funds to repay its debt of Bt3.4bn. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt4.2bn after achieving Bt2.2bn in 1H15. 1H15 net profit reached Bt153mn (+54%). (Khao Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: Interesting but its still trading at a rather ridiculous valuation of THB 9 bn
ILINK expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn on the back of higher sales. It plans to bid for Bt5-6bn in projects which it hopes will raise backlog from Bt150mn. It plans to list a subsidiary on mai. (Thun Hoon, 20/08/15)
Comment: The positive news for ILINK comes from the supposed digital economy, it’s shift to the SET from the MAI and the listing of it’s subsidiary
BAY revised down loan growth from 7-9% to 4-6% (excluding loans transferred from BTMU) in response to the slow economy. It reported 2Q15 earnings of Bt4.4bn (+25.9%YoY), 1H15 profit was Bt8.8bn. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/15)
Comment: BAY is a special case within the financial sector with its new shareholder driving new loans from Japanese Corporates.
BKD targets 2015 revenue growth of 60% from 2014’s revenue of Bt906mn with 10% net margin backed by numerous orders. 2Q15 profit is expected to be good. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/15)
BWG plans to build a 9.4MW power plant that will use industrial waste as fuel in Saraburi. It expects startup in this plant in 2016. (Khao Hoon, 22/07/15)
CPL has budgeted Bt100mn to do a JV with a Hong Kong company by set up Integrated Leather Network Co., Ltd to act as DC. It expects to broaden customer base in China, ASEAN and Southeast Asia via this company. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/15)