ADVANC is budgeting Bt40bn to expand its 4G network. It targets to cover all 77 provinces with 14,000 base stations in two months. It is confident it can secure its customer base. It expects to complete the deal with TOT by 1Q16. (Thun Hoon, 27/01/16)
Comment: And all signs are still pointing up for ADVANC despite the fact that it’s stock price is still some 30% below its peak
ANAN expects 4Q15 to grow more than 500% from 3Q15’s Bt161mn on the back of transfers for two condominiums. It expects 2016 net profit to reach Bt1.6bn driven by numerous transfers. (Thun Hoon, 27/01/16)
Comment: No surprise here…and just watch their 2016 growth
CHO received orders for five catering trucks from customer in UAE, valued at Bt40mn. Delivery is to be in mid-2016. It expects to get 15 more orders, all of which will provide 10% revenue growth this year. (Khao Hoon, 27/01/16)
DCC expects 2015 net profit of Bt1.3bn with Bt7.1bn sales. Its board has approved a dividend payment of Bt0.05/share, XD on Feb 26. (Khao Hoon, 27/01/16)
KCM is talking to a Chinese partner about importing solar cells. It expects this to generate Bt50-100mn revenue. It plans to set up a steel rolling mill in Cambodia. It expects to list its subsidiary on the Cambodian stock exchange. It expects 2015 performance to be good despite the economic slowdown. (Thun Hoon, 27/01/16)
Names today: CEI, EE, GFPT, GLAND, HMPRO, JSP, MACO, NPP, PTTEP, RS, SCC, TAKUNI, TNDT, TPC
CEI plans to invest in property business through a subsidiary after it has completed restructuring its business model. It plans to open Townline Sattaheep Project, a 32 townhome project valued at Bt200mn. This project will focus on management working in IEs in the east (Chonburi-Rayong). The launch for presales will be on Oct 28. It expects this to finish by 2016. (Thun Hoon, 28/10/15)
Comment: You could argue that they are trying to move up the value chain (note: They manufacture & distribute ceiling fans for OEM’s and branded customers
EE expects 2016 performance to turn around after booking revenue from a 240MW power plant from 2Q16. It expects to get a mega project, which it can handle easily with a D/E ratio of zero. It plans to wipe out losses of Bt684.36mn via retained earnings and pay a dividend with a payout ratio of 40%. It is looking for a partner. (Thun Hoon, 28/10/15)
GFPT expects 3Q15 earnings of not less than Bt286mn (+43%), marking a record high on the back of recovery in chicken price and the weaker baht. It targets revenue growth of 10% in 2016. It plans to expand abroad. (Thun Hoon, 28/10/15)
Comment: Still an amazing chicken co regardless of the industry performance.
GLAND expects 3Q15 earnings to outperform backed by Belle Grand Rama 9 project valued at Bt14bn, which has 26% left to transfer. 2015 revenue is expected to be good aided by rental revenue from The Nine, Unilever, and The Shop. It plans to introduce a Bt6bn condominium and Bt3.8bn GLAND Tower. It also plans to invest more in the hotel business. (Thun Hoon, 28/10/15)
Comment: They are all in with their project @ Rama iX
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Stocks in the news (amata, arrow, bay, bkd, cbg, ecl, kbs, ldc, pf, ptg, ptt, spali, super, tcap, thai, ttcl, wha) 27.01.15
AMATA plans to invest in industrial estate in Myanmar, in addition to its existing investment in Vietnam to prepare for the inception of AEC. The company will also increase investment in an information technology system to add more value to its IE. The investment plan should be ready soon. (Krungthep Turakit, 27/01/15)
Comment: It’s a natural development for AMATA to have look at Myanmar however I can also say that I’m planning to expand to investments in Myanmar and raise $ even though its still years away.
ARROW expects revenue growth of 20% and margin of 23-25% this year. The company plans to use capex of ~Bt30mn to build a new plant to serve more pipe conduit orders. (Post Today, 27/01/15)
No ‘trading alert’ — Despite a sharp 118% rally in the stock price since the beginning of this year, the SET says it does not meet the criteria for a “Trading Alert” sign, because the volatile share price movement was due to low liquidity. BAY denies the news about de-listing. (Krungthep Turakit, 27/01/15)
Comment: Everyone regrets not having these shares, I do wonder if local institutions (i.e. mutual funds) have benefited given that it traditionally isn’t among the top holdings.
AMANAH- AMANAH to expand its hire-purchase business — The company expects 2013 hire-purchase business will reach Bt5 bn, growing 15%YoY. AMANAH partnered with IBANK to capture Islamic customers. (Tun Hoon, 30/01/13)
Comment: Another financing co trying to ride the industry trend.
CPN – CPN plans Bt10 bn ‘super mall’ — Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the SET-listed retail developer of the Central Group, will build what it is dubbing its first “super mall” in Nonthaburi this year, worth more than Bt10bn near the Bang Yai intersection. (Bangkok Post, 30/01/13)
Comment: CPN continues to dominate the retail mall market here in Thailand, valuations still have us shuddering in fear
EARTH – To list in Germany — EARTH plans to be listed in the stock market in Frankfurt. Management sees it as an opportunity to raise funds from abroad as they believe the company has strong fundamentals that will attract foreign investors. Coal sales this year are expected to reach 8mn tons. (Khao Hoon, 30/01/13)
Comment: I do like what I’ve seen with this company so far.
PTTGC – PTTGC aims at doubling total revenue — PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), Thailand’s biggest petrochemical maker, will spend nearly Bt200bn through 2017 on expansion and greater efficiency. (Bangkok Post, 30/01/13) Continue reading Stocks in the news (amanah, cpn, earth, pttgc, rs, tpc, vgi)