CENTEL plans to acquire an international food company. It expects the deal to be finalized by 4Q16. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 10% backed by growth in online business. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
Comment: Well the EVP must be very happy because he has only talked about doing acquisitions for the past few years
DCORP is talking to a listed company to provide loans for those interested in investing in solar roof. It expects the deal to be clear in January. It plans to focus on alternative energy. It expects 2016 net profit to back to black and wipe out retained losses of Bt300mn. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
GFPT expects 2016 revenue to grow5-10% as lower supply is expected to bring chicken prices back up above Bt40/kg. It expects gross margin of 10-12%. (Thun Hoon, 20/01/16)
Comment: I’ve always liked this company and perhaps it may be time for the earnings to recover if chicken prices recover
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.
AH expects 2016 revenue growth of 5-10% thanks to new car models. It expects gross profit margin to be good when it implements cost control. It has budgeted Bt400mn to acquire a business next year. It has cash on hand of Bt800-1,000mn. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: This has been a dog of stock for the past few …… actually the past 10 years.
BKD is talking to a partner to handle a property project abroad which it expects to finalize this month. It expects to get a Bt400mn project in Myanmar. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 20% from 2015’s Bt1.3bn target. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
CHOW says its 11MW Japan solar power plant started up on November 20 and will contribute good revenue. It expects the power business to be a key driver for company growth. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: The expansion to Japan has continued to a boon for CHOW, along with GUNKUL, they are one of the few companies to continue growing this way.
COLOR expects 4Q15 earnings to be good backed by numerous orders. It expects to show a net profit this year. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 4-5% after expanding abroad. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
DCON is talking to a prospective partner to expand its market in Cambodia. It plans to ask approval for its 2016 business pan in December. It plans to do a capital increase in order to acquire new land that will support its property business. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: Well the story for DNA has played out as we had expected in the past few years, earnings have peaked due the condo transfer and now it’s returned to trading at a fair value for its core business
ABC expects to report net profit in 3Q15 after a loss of Bt32mn, with revenue of Bt3bn. It plans to expand to E-commerce by launching an application with a credit card point redemption campaign. (Khao Hoon, 26/05/15)
Comment: I still have extreme doubts on ABC’s business, perhaps they’ll allow us to redeem credit card points to purchase the property projects they are also planning on doing?
BCP expects to book inventory gain in 2Q15 with 2015 EBITDA of Bt10.4bn. The company has scheduled a meeting with shareholders about selecting board members from the Vayupak Fund and SSO. (Khao Hoon, 26/05/15)
2Q15 earnings to be better than 1Q14’s Bt308mn backed by increasing orders that will raise revenue to Bt1.7bn. Management says the company plans to expand into Indonesia. (Thun Hoon, 26/05/15)
Comment: Indonesia…not the easiest market in the world for beauty products. But retail punters love to hear this!
Management expects 2Q15 earnings of Bt16bn, third in the insurance business. (Khao Hoon, 26/05/15)