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…
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
AMATA is studying invest in a solar roof to be installed on AMATA Summit ready-built roofs and expects to make a decision this year. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 20%. It plans to open an industrial estate in Myanmar which will focus on customers in India, Bangladesh and China. (Thun Hoon, 0 9/08/16)
BIG reported 1H16 profit of Bt419mn or up 192% supported by more revenue. It expects 2H16 to continue to grow due to high season. It plans to launch two big events at the end of the year to support sales and expects revenue and profit to record a new high . (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
Comment: Still great growth on a YoY basis but it dropped rather sharply QoQ. So how will analysts value this? Are we going to see more magical PEG numbers
BIZ expects 3Q16 revenue growth of more than 20% QoQ and is maintaining its 2016 revenue target growth of 50-60% YoY supported by its backlog of Bt566mn, of which will book 60% this year. It expects to get revenue of more than Bt300mn from bidding for hospital job, both government and private, and expects to know the results in 2H16. (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
EPG expects 1QFY16 profit to be a new high of Bt385mn, surging 60% supported by insulated rubber and automotive parts business growth. It will report earnings on Aug 15. (Khao Hoon, 09/08/16)
Comment: Their ability to continue this growth has been impressive. One day they are hoping that the entire car will be made out of some form of plastics because then EPG will effectively become an indirect car manufacturer.
continues to bid for government communication projects. It is maintaining its 2016 revenue target of Bt5.8bn supported by its subsidiary and more orders. (Thun Hoon, 09/08/16)
AAV expects 2Q16 growth to double to profit of over Bt400mn supported by more passengers. It expects Chinese tourists continue strong in 2H16 due to high season. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
Comment: And lower oil prices
BCPG poised for major ‘green’ power expansion – BCPG, a green-power subsidiary of Bangchak Petroleum, has set a target of achieving 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity by 2020, as part of its business expansion after going public. (The Nation, 04/08/16)
Comment: Not sure on the timeline for this IPO but its apparently going to happen this year.
ECF plans to do a warehouse business in ASEAN. It has received more orders from a Japanese customer that it expects will bring in revenue of Bt12-15mn each month. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good supported by high season and is confident that revenue will achieve its target growth of 12-15%. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
FSMART expects 2Q16 earnings to be a new high with profit of Bt96.40mn or growth of 44.70%. It expects net profit to continue to rise to new highs in future quarters as it adds more online top-up machines. It expects 2016 profit at Bt379mn, up 39.50%. (Kao Hoon, 04/08/16)
Comment: Yet again this company continues to grow and grow, naturally in the next 2 years the rate of growth will begin to decline as the absolute number of machines added have a smaller impact
IFS reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt34.39mn, up 21% YoY due to lower provisions and a rise in NIM to 8%. It is confident that growth in factoring in 2016 will reach 15-20% from Bt26bn last year. (Thun Hoon, 04/08/16)
AP expects 2H16 earnings to be good supported by first time booking revenue from JV with Japanese partner. It expects revenue from the JV to increase in 2017. It plans to launch 13 new projects worth Bt25bn in 2H16, which will help it meet its presales target of Bt31bn. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
BIG expects 2H16 to be outstanding due to high season and two big fairs. It plans to add four branches by the end of 2016. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
Comment: This has been a learning lesson for us, let the market take this company up despite that fact that you can run any DCF even with high growth #’s and not attain the valuation that it’s trading at today. PEG Ratios…gotta love ’em…
EGCO has booked more revenue from new tariff for the geothermal power plant in Indonesia which has capacity of 227MW. It has set a 2016 investment budget of Bt22bn to acquire power plants. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
MACO expects 2H16 to be better than first half supported by new mass transit lines and high season. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 15%. (Thun Hoon, 22/07/16)
OCEAN expects 2016 revenue to grow and turn to profit. It will focus on expanding its business abroad. It expects cost to decrease more than 50% in 2017 after opening its own showroom and installing solar panels. (Khao Hoon, 22/07/16)
Comment: What is this water company doing with solar panels? Solar powered water showers?
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.
Confident in AAV’s management team — The Srivaddhanaprabha family of duty-free operator King Power has insisted it does not plan to shake up Thai AirAsia nor delist the firm that owns the majority stake in Thailand’s largest budget carrier. (Bangkok Post, 15/6/16)
Comment: Get ready to see more duty free sales on every flight!
BEAUTY plans to expand both at home and abroad. It expects to sign a contract to distribute cosmetics in Hong Kong and Taiwan this year. It expects 2016 revenue to be higher than Bt2.1bn. (Thun Hoon, 15/06/16)
Comment: It’s just impressive what they’ve done
FSMART says Boon Term Top up machines have reached 77,000. It expects this to boost its 2Q16 performance. It targets 90,000 machines at the end of this year. (Thun Hoon, 15/06/16)
GENCO expects 2016 net profit to mark a record high with good performance in all business segments. It expects more clients to bring good 2Q16 earnings. It expects to book revenue from its property business (C Space Bang Yai and B-Live condo). It plans to launch a Bt600mn project in the Ekkamai area. It plans to take over a power business. (Thun Hoon, 15/06/16)
GLOW is budgeting Bt3-5bn to invest in an SPP. It expects this to replace the old one for which the PPA will expire in 2018-2021. It plans to invest in the power business at home and abroad. It targets 5,000MW/year. (Thun Hoon, 15/06/16)
Comment: And the dividend machine continues
ADVANC has confirmed that it will be bidding for the 900MHz on May 27 with a bid of Bt75.65bn. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
DTAC unfazed by more 4G competition — The country’s second-largest mobile operator shrugged off increased competition from its rivals, saying that Advanced Info Service (AIS) and True Move will also face high licensing-based fourth-generation (4G) spectrum costs similar to DTAC’s. (Bangkok Post, 25/5/16)
GPSC is confident that it will have IPP and SPP capacity of more than 1922MW and stream production of 1,582 tons/hour within 2019. ( Thun Hoon, 25/5/16)
GUNKUL has backlog of Bt1.5-1.6bn. It expects to get more jobs to construct solar farms. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20-30%. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
Comment: Quite the drop in backlog for GUNKUL but because they already have invested and built/are completing their projects I don’t think management quite cares to focus on new projects .
JWD and JB TRADING are setting up a JV to develop a warehouse in Laos which has area of 3,200sqm and total cost of Bt75mn. It expects to finish and book revenue in 2017. (Kao Hoon, 25/5/16)
ADVANC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt8.1bn on revenue of Bt37.25bn. It has 38.9mn subscribers. It will maintain its EBITDA at 37-38%. It will keep its dividend payout at 100%. It continues to expand subscriber numbers and its 4G network. It will bid for 900MHz on May 27. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: 1Q16 demonstrated the length to which telco’s are willing to fight for market share. Jas never stood a chance, now what about DTAC and TRUE (where we are betting revenues are up and profits are down tremendously)
AMATA prepares to sign a contract for 400-500 rai, which will allow it to reach its full-year target of 1,000 rai. Chinese and Korean investors are interested in its land. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
EA expects 1Q16 profit of more than Bt700mn or growth of 20% YoY due to the uptrend in the solar farm business. It expects earnings in 2Q16 to continue to be good supported by high season and booking income from the 90MW Phitsanulok project. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
FSMART expects 1Q16 earnings to be a new high. It will report earnings this week. It is installing 73,000 on-line top-up machines, which is adding to revenue. It expects profit growth of 30% from top-up machines this year. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: And the machine continues
GPSC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt871mn, growth of 64% YoY and 160% QoQ, supported by more demand for electricity and steam. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: If you believe in their ability to capture more MW’s then go for it.
PCA expects revenue to grow 15% from the telecommunication business and plant fiber business plus revenue from the AEC market. It plans to pay a dividend of Bt0.14/share. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
EASTW expects 2Q16 net profit to be peak because of seasonality. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 5% from 2015’s Bt4.65bn brought by continuous demand growth. It plans to list its subsidiary by 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
Comment: We’ve been waiting for this UU IPO for quite a while now.
GOLD is talking to a prospective partner to invest in property business abroad, with a decision to be made within next year. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt9.77bn driven by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
GPSC expects 1Q16 earnings to be above Bt600mn (+28%YoY, +117%QoQ) mainly driven by Bt180mn dividend from subsidiary RPCL. (Thun Hoon, 19/04/16)
KOOL targets 2016 revenue to grow 40% on the back of a marketing campaign and higher sales because of the high temperatures. (Bangkokbiznews, 19/04/16)
NWR expects to sign contract for motorway (Bang Pa-In – Korat) valued at Bt2.5bn soon. It plans to take part in Bt30bn in bids. It is studying investing in new business which is expected to raise revenue in 2017. (Khao Hoon, 19/04/16)
Comment: The issue here is that they can’t do more than what their balance sheet permits despite their best efforts