Changes in constituents for the MSCI Global Standard Indexes which will take place as of the close of May 31, 2016.
MSCI Thailand: (+2) EGCO, ROBINS
MSCI Small Cap (Thailand): (+3) DNA, GL, S
(-6) EFORL, SAMTEL, SDAT, SRICHA, TIPCO, TTCL
Local institution is interested in COM7 shares because of its strong fundamental. It plans to invest in Hobby Plus to increase revenue. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15% aided by focusing on online market and expanding its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comments: It’s been on a tear in the past few months, a combination of acquisitions and the government spending incentive all helped.
EA expects 4Q15 earnings to be good boosted by revenue contribution from every project. It plans to invest Bt23bn in a wind power plant. It is looking for partner. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comment: No surprise here, everything still seems to be on track
FIRE expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% aided by expanding abroad with a focus on Cambodia. It is budgeting Bt100mn to invest in Cambodia by as a distributor or outright acquisition. It expects this to be clear in 2017. It expects 2018 revenue of Bt1bn. (Khao Hoon, 15/01/16)
FPI expects 2016 revenue to be good after it has set up a JV in India. It expects this to increase orders by Bt300mn. It expects 2016 net profit to rise backed by the baht depreciation. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 20%. It has budgeted Bt150mn for investment. (Thun Hoon, 15/01/16)
GL expects high 2015 net profit growth with a record high in 4Q15 driven by HP in Laos and Cambodia. It expects net profit to grow 96% on average for the next three years. (Khao Hoon, 15/01/16)
Comment: A former darling of ours and well they would have to grow at these levels just to justify their existing valuation
Buy(s) THB 6.3 bn
-KCE, BA, TTCL, RS, SAM, SPALI, MAJOR, WHA, SCC, IFEC, BBL, DCORP, BLAND, JMART, TU, SOLAR, TVO, NSI, CBG, SUPER, NMG
Sell(s) THB 15.0 bn
-BEC, KCE, SAWD, COL, UNIQ, MAX, AP, SAM, JSP, MAJOR, SRICHA, ITD, BA, TMC, AAV
Note: Transactions shown are trades above THB 20 mn
AQUA plans to acquire a power business in Japan, expecting to invest in solar power. It expects performance to grow steadily. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: An advertising company, with a water-related name, investing in solar power. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
BANPU plans to restructure its business with a focus on power. It expects to increase capacity to 4000MW by 2020. It plans to invest in power plants in Laos, Myanmar and China. It plans to expand capacity at its Japan solar farm to 200MW. It targets coals sales of 42mn tons next year. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: Well they had better do something to shift away from the dying industry that is coal.
BGT expects to increase 2016 net margin to 7% even though 2015 net margin will be lower than 1%. It expects to expand to Myanmar and open 5-6 branches. It expects exports to contribute revenue of Bt11mn/year. It is considering investing in Cambodia. It expects 2015 revenue growth to achieve target of 10%. (Thun Hoon, 14/12/15)
Comment: I’ve always liked the CEO of BGT, he knows and understands the retail business very well but not many people care for the Bodyglove brandname.
DEMCO plans to take part in the Bt10bn EGAT and PEA bidding. It plans to invest in running tap water lines from hydropower plants in Laos. It plans to hedge risk from windmill power by using large engineering companies and buying more insurance. It is confident it will have no problems at its three new projects (Khao Kho, Watabaek, and Had Gunghang). (Thansetthakij, 14/12/15)
Comment: Over the next 3-6 months expect to see a lot of news surrounding demco’s turnaround efforts
AKR expects 4Q15 earnings to be highest backed by Bt500mn in transfers which achieved 2015 target revenue. It expects 2016 revenue of Bt3.2bn (+60%) aided by government projects. It expects to get a 9MW PPA for an agricultural cooperative solar farm in December. It expects to get Bt4bn in electric transformer projects. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
BIG expects 4Q15 earnings to be peak. It plans to wipe out retained losses by the end of this year and pay a dividend on 2015 performance. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10% by focusing on printing photos from smartphones. (Khao Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: That is the only “news” that seems to be supporting this stock, otherwise we don’t see much of a future in this niche player.
CPALL plans to open 600 branches next year. It expects 2016 net profit of Bt15bn (+15%) from this year’s Bt13.2bn with Bt400bn in revenue. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: By the looks of the stock price today funds just don’t like an executive team that front runs the market
EPCO’s board approved investment in solar power plants in Japan (five projects, total 48MW). It expects this to supply electricity by 2Q16 and contribute Bt1bn in net profit for the life of the projects. It plans to list a subsidiary soon. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
MC expects 2016 revenue growth of 15% though it may achieve only 12% in this year because of the economic slowdown. Management says foreign companies are interested in becoming dealers. It plans to open new branches by the end of this year. It has budgeted Bt170mn to invest in 2016. (Thun Hoon, 08/12/15)
Comment: I still don’t care for the “Growth” story of this company, but at the right price definitely worth a look as its core business is ok.
ABC plans to do M&A and acquisition. It is talking to acquire two property projects and expects the deal for one to be concluded this year. It plans to launch the Bt2.5bn ABC Residential condo. It plans to introduce a new service “E-Payment” in December. (Khao Hoon, 23/11/15)
Comment: We are still confused about this company’s business model, eservices, property, renewable energy?!
COM7 expects 2015 revenue to be an 18-year high. It expects 4Q15 revenue to be not less than Bt4bn thanks to 4G. It expects to finish its 2016 business plan in December. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)
Comment: And iphone sales of course
CSP is talking to prospective partners to take part in mega project. It expects talks to be concluded at the beginning of next year. It expects 2016 revenue to turn around, backed by Bt100-200mn in exports to Myanmar. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)
CTW expects 2016 to grow because it plans to expand its business by doing a JV between its subsidiary and a management system company. It expects to be a major systems management company for ADVANC, DTAC, and TRUE. It expects to get many projects from both the public and private sectors. It expects to get an MRT project from ITD. (Thun Hoon, 23/11/15)