BIG is budgeting Bt200-150mn to expand its business by opening more branches. It expects 2015 revenue to mark a record high and to pay its first dividend. It expects 2016 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 14/01/16)
Comment: I’ve been surprised by their continuing positive performance but I still have doubts on their sustainability
BJCHI’s board has approved the share repurchase program for the purposes of financial management. It has set the maximum at not exceeding Bt250mn, equal to 40mn shares (2.5% of registered shares). It expects this to confirm its good outlook in the minds of investors and to give them the message that current share price is undervalued. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15%. (Thun Hoon, 14/01/16)
Comment: Oil price drop? Who cares! Obviously not BJCHI’s board with their announcement yesterday to do a share buyback.
COLOR targets 2016 revenue growth of 7-8% backed by Bt150mn in transfers contributing revenue in 2Q16. It expects to take part in upcoming bids. It plans to expand to ASEAN, Australia, and Europe. (Khao Hoon, 14/01/16)
DCORP signed contract with Yingli Solar to set up a solar cell plant for Bt689mn. It expects this to start up by 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 14/01/16)
DEMCO expects 2016-2017 revenue to grow driven by construction, steel structure, and service businesses. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt6-6.5bn. (Post Today, 14/01/16)
Comment: Effectively 4Q15 was crap, 1Q16 will be crap and in a perfect world 2Q16 returns to normal.