AIT sets 2016 revenue target growth at 10% from Bt5.1bn in 2015 supported by its backlog of more than Bt3bn and government projects. It plans to start a data center project within 2Q16. (Kao Hoon, 25/03/16)
APCO sets 2016 sales target at Bt450 or growth of at least 10% and maintain gross margin at no less than 85%. It will focus on the domestic market. In 1Q16 it had a good response and Direct Service is ready to send Operation BIM to drugstores. It plans to pay a dividend of 100% of net profit. (Thun Hoon, 25/03/16)
Comment: We said back in 2014 that this company was trading at ridiculous valuations and even though the price is off by some 40%, I still think it’s incredibly expensive.
AS sets 2016 revenue target growth at 30%, supported by launch of 24 new games and adding games on mobile to reach 30% of all revenue. It expects 2016 earnings will turn around. (Thun Hoon, 25/03/16)
Comment: I do wonder if they can actually do it…we’ve been waiting for a number of years and perhaps its finally time.
BJC is leading the pack. After it acquires BIGC it will be the biggest retailer in ASEAN. It targets 2016 revenue growth at 10% supported by sales from abroad. It has budgeted Bt4.5bn to expand capacity both inside and outside Thailand. It is confident that its tender offer will proceed as planned. (Thun Hoon, 25/03/16)
Comment: They own retail in Thailand, they have metro in Vietnam, so I fully expect to see expansions into Laos and Cambodia.
AS expects a turnaround in 2016 after a business restructure. It sets revenue target growth 30% which mainly from smartphone market. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked management here but their industry has been turned upside down by the advent of smartphone technology and they’ve been incredibly slow to keep up with the changes, one wonders if it is too late…
ASEFA targets 2016 revenue growth of 15%, supported by backlog of Bt1.7bn. It is bidding for new jobs in total worth Bt2-3bn. It will maintain its gross margin at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
ASK will focus on truck loans as it expects the AEC will increase logistics demand. It is confident that 2016 loans will grow 10-15% and maintains NIM at 22.35%. (Kao Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: Everyone is banking on the infrastructure spending Thailand, and leasing companies such as ASK and THANI are no different
BGT expects outstanding earnings in 1Q16 supported by sales from Myanmar. It plans to add 1-2 branches in Myanmar. It expects revenue of Bt11mn from abroad. It expects 2016 to grow 10% supported by new products. (Thun Hoon, 11/03/16)
Comment: They were finally able to eek out a small amount of profit in 2015 after the losses in 2014.