Foreign banks help BJC fund US$6.2bn Big C buy – Berli Jucker Plc (BJC) has tapped foreign banks including BNP Paribas as well as domestic lenders to raise US$6.2 billion for its acquisition of Big C Supercenter Plc, putting it on track to successfully meet a March 31 financing deadline. (Bangkok Post, 4/3/16)
Comment: One hopes for BJC that the support is certain otherwise they’ll be out of pocket to the tune of USD 600 mn
GUNKUL approved a par split from Bt1 to Bt0.25 to increase liquidity. It ready to issue a debenture of not over Bt3bn, age not over 7 years to support further expansion. It will offer the debenture to shareholders on April 26. (Thun Hoon, 07/03/16)
Comment: Well if you want to do a stock split now before the SEC implements the 0.50 minimum ruling.
IRCP set up a JV, “Singhacom intergroup”, with Singhacom enterprise to act as a service provider and improve 4G network. It expects to book revenue in 2016 of Bt100mn. (Kao Hoon, 07/03/16
JWD expects to finish M&A deal in ASEAN worth more than Bt3.5bn. It is interested in logistics business. It targets revenue growth of no less than 10%. (Kao Hoon, 07/03/16)
AJD reported 9M15 net profit of Bt25.64mn (+1,007%). It expects continued growth in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: While he may wear the funkiest sunglasses in all of his advertisements, the company hasn’t proven itself in terms of a consistent financial performance
AOT expects FY2016 earnings to be good on opening Terminal 2 at Don Muang. This will increase passengers by 20% and revenue by Bt1.2bn. It expects APPS (Advance Passenger Processing System), to start up on Dec 1, to increase its revenue. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: Without a doubt still one of the biggest winners in this country. Don Muang’s numbers should still continue to grow and grow and grow.
APCS expects 2015 performance to turn around after implementing cost control, adding o its customer base and launching new products. 9M15 revenue was Bt637.13mn with Bt5.22mn in net profit. (Thun Hoon, 19/11/15)
DRT plans to expand to Myanmar which it expects will increase its revenue growth. It plans to talk to a prospective partner in December. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 5%. 9M15 net profit was Bt272mn. It expects 2015 revenue to be close to last year’s Bt4.25bn. (Thun Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: A nice story but a small impact, if one were an active investor they should take over management and drive this business properly
EPG expects FY2016 to grow 25-30% with net profit doubling from FY2015 after 1HFY16 net profit already surpassed FY2015’s. It targets revenue growth of 20% for next two years. It expects EPG stock to be included in SET100 after it has resolved the free float snag. (Khao Hoon, 19/11/15)
Comment: And that explains the stock price performance this past month, I’ve personally had difficulties wondering how to value this business as its a bit of a black box, what is the true value of a patent?
BKD expects 3Q15 revenue to be higher than 2Q15. It expects to be awarded projects valued at Bt1.3bn in 4Q15. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt1.3bn as Bt2.5bn in backlog is expected to be booked. It targets 20% revenue growth next year. It plans to launch a property project in 2Q16. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/15)
BECL expects the merger of BECL and BMCL to be finished by October with the new company trading in November. It expects to book a Bt1bn extra gain from BMCL in 3Q15. It expects Sri-Rat highway to open in July 2016. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/15)
Comment: The question still stands whether or not the company will be considered to be more valuable when the two entities combine, financial theory says no, thai investors may say otherwise.
CPR expects 2015 net profit of Bt50mn after it has reaching Bt27mn in 1H15. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt500mn backed by a broader customer base. It plans to add more farming machinery in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/15)
CSS has opened a new warehouse and office as management expects the telecom business to continue to trend up. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt4.8-5bn. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/15)
FPI expects 2015 revenue to achieve 20% target growth on the back of lower material cost and baht depreciation. It expects net margin of 13% this year. It is talking with ECF to invest in a 120MW biomass power plant, which is expected to be finalized in December. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/15)
MD says AMATA is preparing to set up REITs. The REITs will pool 88 industrial plants in AMATA Nakorn Chonburi and AMATA City Rayong. (Khao Hoon, 20/05/15)
Comment: The main reasons to have any shares in AMATA at this point are because of its REIT and Amata Vietnam listing.
CHO expects to win NGV bidding project worth Bt1.7bn. The auction will be held in May. It expects 2Q15 earnings to rise to Bt200mn. The company will get jobs worth Bt180mn from abroad. (Thun Hoon, 20/05/15)
Backlog Bt6.09bn after signing a contract with EGAT and EA. It expects to book more than Bt4.5bn in revenue in 2Q15-4Q15. It plans to bid for more government projects. It is confident revenue will grow to Bt6bn as targeted. (Khao Hoon, 20/05/15)
Comment: Demco’s earnings are solid for the next few years without any issue, but the key upside is the if/when WEH can be listed.
Investors from European oil company dealing to buy ESSO stock from a fund, taking 7.34% or 283.75mn shares for Bt12/share. The deal is expected to be concluded soon. The company believes business will trend up this year. (Thun Hoon, 20/05/15)
Comment: Well the replacement value of ESSO is approximately 12-14 baht/share, but I still have my doubts that ESSO will sell this company just yet, it’s been in the rumour mill for the past 6 years
Don Mueang commercial area in Terminal 2 up for bid – AOT plans to open bidding for the commercial area in Terminal 2 at Don Mueang airport. (Khao Hoon, 29/04/15)
7-9% loan growth this year – Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), Thailand’s fifth largest bank by assets, expects loan growth of 7-9% this year, primarily from corporate lending, while intending to cap its nonperforming loans (NPLs) at less than 2.5%. President and chief executive Noriaki Goto said the main sources of loan growth would come from the corporate sector, but BAY would be cautious on expanding its retail loan portfolio. (Bangkok Post, 29/04/15)
BJCHI’s shareholders approve cash dividend of Bt0.25/share and stock dividend at 4 existing shares to 1 stock dividend. Payment is on May 26. The company will split par from Bt1/share to Bt0.25/share to gain greater trading liquidity. This year it expects 15% revenue growth and believes it is positioned to get Bt12bn in projects with high potential. (Than Hoon, 29/04/15)
Comment: I generally don’t care more for stock dividends in the thai market because of the way retail investors react. BJCHI still is a decent company despite what is happening with oil prices.