ABC expects net profit to be back in the black this year. It expects to launch ABC Residence and ABC Pet World projects, valued at Bt7.5bn, in 3Q16. It plans to wipe out all retained losses this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: I’m beginning to be very bored of the newsflow from this company….
ADVANC ‘Respite’ for AIS’s 400,000 2G users facing cut-off – The Central Administrative Court decided to allow AIS extend the signals for 2G SIM cards on the 900 MHz network until March 21. The signals were due to be switched off at midnight yesterday The court’s decision follows a request by ADVANC for an order to force the NBTC to extend the period for 2G customer retention and ensure service continuity as stipulated in rules set out by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). (Bangkok Post, 16/03/16)
Comment: Now the question is what will happen to that license if JAS doesn’t pay up?
ASK expects 2016 loan growth of 15% backed by higher truck demand for government projects and stimulus measures. It expects to benefit from AEC. It plans to expand its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: While still paying a decent dividend.
BEC has high hopes of sports programmes shoring up TV ratings and advertising revenue on top of top-rated dramas this year after the news-show category experienced a slowdown due to intense competition and the impact from the departure of famous TV host Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda. (The Nation, 16/03/16)
Comment: People slightly misunderstand what is happening with BEC, everyone says that they are losing a fortune but in reality they are still the leading player in the media business, but because of increased supply in the industry their ASP’s have dropped.
BIG expects 1Q16 earnings to be good with net profit of Bt160mn (120% growth) thanks to camera sales. It expects its market share to increase to 63% this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: Much to our surprise, the stock has been on a tear for the past few months
CNT expects 2016 net profit to grow backed by higher revenue from condominium projects. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
ACC’s shareholders have approved 300mn share capital increase, at par Bt0.25 with warrant at a ratio of 4:1 and an exercise price of Bt1.25. It will use the funds for business expansion. It expects 2016 revenue to turn around on the back of alternative energy and property business. Its power plant business has already contributed revenue in Jan 2016. (Thun Hoon, 14/03/16)
Comment: Another odd (but new!) company that will somehow magically combine alternative energy and property development…
AEONTS plans to expand to 300,000 credit cards this year, focusing on young adults with a monthly income of over Bt30,000 of income. It expects to tighten extending credit to factories given the slowdown in export growth. (Khao Hoon, 14/03/16)
BANPU’s board approved a capital increase of 2.582mn shares, at a ratio 2 old: 1 new at Bt5 with 1 warrant. It will use the funds to restructure its financing and lower debt from Bt12.9bn currently, in the process cutting D/E to 1.23X. (Thun Hoon, 14/03/16)
FSMART expects 2016 revenue growth of 30%. It targets 90,000 Boon-Term Top-Up machines by the end of this year from 71,000 at the end of February. It plans to offer a new service, money transfers via Top-Up machines, in April and an e-wallet in mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 14/03/16)
Comment: If the top line growth is this high, expect for bottom line to grow at 1.5x multiple…
ANAN targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn backed by Bt37.2bn backlog. It plans to launch 12 projects, valued at Bt22bn. (Thun Hoon, 26/02/16)
Comment: Seems to be rather conservative estimates coming out from the management team given their backlog, lets see how things unfold during the year
BANPU expects net profit to return to the black this year aided by US$70mn extra gain on Hongsa power plant and its coal capacity of 46.1mt/year. It plans to acquire a coal mine in Indonesia. It plans to issue a Bt10bn debenture. (Khao Hoon, 26/02/16)
Comment: Well and there’s a supposed listing of BANPU power..
BCP is budgeting Bt20bn for add 60 gas stations. It plans to list a subsidiary in 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 26/02/16)
BJCHI reported its highest net profit at Bt1.32bn in 2015 supported by continuous construction of FPSO’s P75&77 projects. It targets 2016 revenue to grow not less than 15% thanks to Bt3.7bn backlog. It expects to be awarded new projects in April. (Thun Hoon, 26/02/16)
Comment: Impressive results given the huge drop in oil prices