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Stocks in the news (ap, ckp, delta, ksl, mc, mjd, pm, prin, q-con, rjh, spa, tcmc, tpipl, trt, tu, wha) 22.09.16

AP
AP is confident that low-rise project revenue and presales will hit target. It reports revenue from low-rise of Bt6.14bn in 1H16 and will realize Bt5.68bn in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 22/09/16)
CKP
CKP expects profit of Bt300mn in 2H16 supported by more capacity from Nam Ngum 2. (Kao Hoon, 22/09/16)
Comment: Now would they consider flipping this into an infra REIT? Are the rules there by the SEC for this happen?
 
DELTA
DELTA has received more orders, which will support 2H16 earnings. It maintains its target revenue growth of 10% from last year backed by customer expansion. It has budgeted Bt1.12bn to set up a production base and R&D facility in India. (Thun Hoon, 22/09/16)
KSL
KSL expects 4Q16 earnings to be good supported by a surge in sugar price and the rise from bottom for its ethanol business. It plans to bid for a biomass power plant contract. (Thun Hoon, 22/09/16)
Comment: The only thing driven these names are the sugar prices
 
MC
MC expects 2H16 revenue to be good supported by campaigns and high season. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow 15%. It has a plan to add 1 branch in Laos. (Kao Hoon, 22/09/16)
Comment: I still think that they have one of the worst inventory days turnover that I’ve seen amongst nearly every retailer in the region.

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Management Trades 05/09 – 09/09

Notable Transactions

Buy(s) THB 273

  • TU – The owner decides to pick up a fair amount of shares
  • BTW – looks like a block trade between shareholders

Sell(s) THB 245

  • IFEC – Does he not believe in IFEC’s dream to somehow do everything despite not having the capital?
  • BTW – see above
  • PT – A rare sale, looks like a block done as well
  • TICON – That’s interesting, have seen any sales from Ticon for a number of months now.

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Stocks in the news (ah, arrow, auct, bm, ctw, gel, intuch, k, malee, mc, pace, pf, plat, pttgc, rml, ttcl, tu, vte) 18.08.16

AH
AH expects 2016 revenue to grow 5% from last year’s Bt15.1bn due to large orders. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.33/share, XD on Aug 26, PD on Sep 9. (Thun Hoon, 18/08/16)
Comment: And the company has been doing share buybacks for the past few months
 
ARROW
ARROW expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by Bt240mn backlog. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4mn with gross margin at 25-30%. Its 1H16 net profit was Bt126mn. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.2/share, XD Aug 23. (Khao Hoon, 18/08/16)
Comment: We’ve questioned whether they have the capacity necessary to fulfill all the potential market demand and their current valuations
 
AUCT
AUCT expects 3Q16 earnings to be good brought by extra items from public bids. It plans to take part in 1-2 bids, and expects to know the results this year. It expects auction 60,000 vehicles this year. (Thun Hoon, 18/08/16)
BM
BM reported 1H16 net profit of Bt23mn, up 68.32% with revenue of Bt384mn, up 5.55%, backed by higher sales, especially from selling racks and conduits. (Khao Hoon, 18/08/16)
CTW
CTW expects 3Q16 earnings to be good supported by cable projects from ITD such as Suvarnabhumi phase 2, MRT Orange, Pink and Yellow lines, the Dawei project, and moving cables underground. (Thun Hoon, 18/08/16)

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Stocks in the news (age, aot, ba, bem, cpf, ea, gunkul, intuch, itel, jubile, kce, lph, ndr, ptt, sena, skr, thai, tpbi, tu, wiik) 15.08.16

AGE
AGE expects 2H16 to be good. It plans to do a marketing campaign in ASEAN. It is confident that 2016 sales will reach the target of 2.2mn tons. It reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt29mn, up 4% YoY and total revenue over Bt1bn. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
AOT
AOT reported 3QFY16 profit of Bt5.06bn, growing 24% supported by a 20.62% growth in lowcost airline passengers and total passenger growth of 11.08%. It passed more than 90mn passengers through its gates in the nine months and profit was Bt15bn. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
Comment: The bombing over the weekend isn’t going to help matters in the ST, but unless there are continued incidents in Thailand I doubt that there’ll be a permanent impact over the med-long term
 
BA
BA expects 2H16 to be better than 1H16 due to high season. It plans to open two new routes to increase Chinese passengers. It has budgeted Bt1bn to expand Samui Airport to support 6mn passengers per year. It reported 1H16 earnings of Bt1.46bn or growth of 12.5%. (Thun Hoon, 15/0 8/16)
BEM
BEM reported 1H16 earnings growth of 12.3% to over Bt1.2bn and expects 2H16 to continue to grow. It will bid for a new job and plans to list its subsidiary soon. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
CPF
CPF reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt4.02bn or growth of 35%, with 1H16 net profit of Bt7.78bn supported by more sales, both domestic and export. It will pay an interim dividend of Bt0.50/share, XD on Aug 23. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
EA
EA reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt992mn or growth of 33%, due to booking revenue from its solar farm in Phitsanulok. It will COD 126MW a wind power plant at the end of this year. (Kao Hoon, 15/08/16)
GUNKUL
GUNKUL reported 1H16 net profit of Bt315.94mn, up 42.62% from Bt221.53mn in 1H15. It expects demand to increase and will continue to expand business to support earnings growth. (Thun Hoon, 15/08/16)
Comment: Similar to most renewable players, GUNKUL’s growth is relatively straightfwd to forecast for the next few years. The jumps in revenues will come from new projects

Continue reading Stocks in the news (age, aot, ba, bem, cpf, ea, gunkul, intuch, itel, jubile, kce, lph, ndr, ptt, sena, skr, thai, tpbi, tu, wiik) 15.08.16

Stocks in the news (ask, bla, demco, egco, gfpt, gold, gunkul, kce, nep, ptsc, ratch, sawad, siri, spa, susco, tu, thcom, wha) 10.08.16

ASK
ASK expects revenue and loan growth of not less than 15% on seasonality. It plans to issue a debenture to replace the old one of Bt7.3bn that is expiring. (Thun Hoon, 10/08/16)
Comment: It’s more likely that the continued improvement will come from decreased financing costs
 
BLA
BLA reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt9.3bn thanks to reversal of provisions. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.32/share, XD on Aug 25. (Khao Hoon, 10/08/16)
Comment: Despite the short term respite it’s still going to be tough for insurance co’s to make $ on their investment portfolio’s given these low yields
 
DEMCO
DEMCO says its 60MW wind power at Khao Kor commenced operations. It expects this to contribute Bt40mn income in 2017. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15%. Its backlog is Bt7bn, of which it expects to book Bt6bn this year. It plans to take part in Bt10bn in bids. (Thun Hoon, 10/08/16)
Comment: The issue surrounding Demco is still because of the loss of production payments 
 
EGCO
EGCO reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt2.04bn (+46%). This brought 1H16 net profit to Bt4.63bn (+58%). ( Khao Hoon, 10/08/16)
GFPT
GFPT reported 2Q16 net profit of BT380.79mn (+90%) backed by lower feed costs and growth in GFN and McKey. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good on seasonality. It expects exports to reach 6,500ton/quarter. It expects 2016 gross profit to grow 14%. (Thun Hoon, 10/08/16)
Comment: Every chicken/pork company has had a wonderful 2Q and it looks like chicken prices are continuing to increase into the 2H16
 
GOLD
GOLD reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt359.38mn, which brought 1H16 net profit to Bt560.77mn driven by large transfers from property stimulus measures. It expects 2016 revenue to reach its target of Bt10bn. (Khao Hoon, 10/08/16)

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Stocks in the news (akr, chg, dcon, ndr, oishi, siri, tpoly, true, tu, tvt) 06.07.16

AKR
AKR is bidding for government transformer jobs worth Bt3bn and expects to get 10-15%. It expects to get solar job from EPC worth more than Bt400mn. This will support 2016 revenue to reach Bt2.5bn. It plans to expand to Indonesia and Vietnam. (Thun Hoon, 06/07/16)
CHG
CHG expects 2H16 earnings to double supported by high season in 3Q16. It is confident that occupancy rate will be 70-80%. (Thun Hoon, 06/07/16)
DCON
DCON expects good earnings in 1H16 supported by more orders. It is confident that 2016 revenue will hit target of Bt1.1bn supported by construction recovery and more demand. (Thun Hoon, 06/07/16)
Comment: Is there a round 2 coming for DCON? I haven’t looked at the name properly since ’13 but if my memory is correct unless they are doing another property project there won’t be another jump in earnings.
 
NDR
NDR got orders from India worth Bt170mn. It expects 2H16 earnings to continue to grow and expects revenue to reach Bt1bn. (Thun Hoon, 06/07/16)

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Interview: Thai Union Plc (TU)

TU pursues global leadership through innovation and sustainability

Thai Union Group Plc is one of the world’s largest seafood producers and exporters. President and CEO Thiraphong Chansiri discusses the company’s strategy and outlook.

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TU and yourself have received many awards including “Best Managed Company” from Asia Money, “Best Corporate Governance” from Finance Asia, and “Best CEO” from Institutional Investor. What are the key reasons for this?

Since we listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 1994 we have aimed to be a very transparent organisation for all of our stakeholders. By being transparent, we can ensure that our stakeholders, including management, employees, partners, suppliers and shareholders, clearly understand the long-term goal to be a trusted global seafood company. As a result, we have been able to under-promise and over-deliver on the targets that TU has set over the past two decades, and we hope to continue doing so into the future.

As the company has grown since listing 1994, how has management evolved with it?

The management has evolved continuously because each new target, challenge and market requires new and additional skill sets, experience and thinking. We aim to drive growth via three key strategies: organic growth by means of adding value to our existing products; food innovations; and mergers and acquisitions.

In the past few years we have strengthened our management team with international executives who have the global experience to ensure that the ability of our team is able to drive the company towards its 2020 target of achieving US$8 billion in revenues while still ensuring sustainability and innovation.

TU has been active with mergers and acquisitions. What is the strategy behind this?

In 2015, we invested in three new businesses: Orion Seafood International, a major lobster supplier in the United States; a joint venture with Savola Foods Company, the largest food company in the Middle East, and most recently, an investment in Ruegen Fisch, the leading shelf-stable and chilled seafood company in Germany. Each one of these businesses is part of our M&A strategy because it adds either a new product category, a new region, or a combination of both.

How does TU approach innovation as a group?

We have been active in innovation with our culinary development team of more than 200 food scientists, chefs, recipe developers and other cuisine and food processing experts who develop a range of more than 4,000 different recipes and products each year. However, since December 2014 we have been taking innovation a step further with a dedicated Global Innovation Incubator. Today it employs 70 scientists who are purely dedicated to research, developing new ideas, creating new products and new product categories.

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Stocks in the news (advanc, amata, ea, fsmart, gpsc, pca, qlt, siri, tkn, top, tu, wha) 10.05.16

ADVANC
ADVANC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt8.1bn on revenue of Bt37.25bn. It has 38.9mn subscribers. It will maintain its EBITDA at 37-38%. It will keep its dividend payout at 100%. It continues to expand subscriber numbers and its 4G network. It will bid for 900MHz on May 27. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: 1Q16 demonstrated the length to which telco’s are willing to fight for market share. Jas never stood a chance, now what about DTAC and TRUE (where we are betting revenues are up and profits are down tremendously)
 
AMATA
AMATA prepares to sign a contract for 400-500 rai, which will allow it to reach its full-year target of 1,000 rai. Chinese and Korean investors are interested in its land. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
EA
EA expects 1Q16 profit of more than Bt700mn or growth of 20% YoY due to the uptrend in the solar farm business. It expects earnings in 2Q16 to continue to be good supported by high season and booking income from the 90MW Phitsanulok project. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
FSMART
FSMART expects 1Q16 earnings to be a new high. It will report earnings this week. It is installing 73,000 on-line top-up machines, which is adding to revenue. It expects profit growth of 30% from top-up machines this year. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: And the machine continues
 
GPSC
GPSC reported 1Q16 profit of Bt871mn, growth of 64% YoY and 160% QoQ, supported by more demand for electricity and steam. (Kao Hoon, 10/5/16)
Comment: If you believe in their ability to capture more MW’s then go for it.
 
PCA
PCA expects revenue to grow 15% from the telecommunication business and plant fiber business plus revenue from the AEC market. It plans to pay a dividend of Bt0.14/share. (Thun Hoon, 10/5/16)

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Stocks in the news (amatav, big, bjchi, daii, gpsc, pca, seaoil, sena, super, thcom, top, tsth, tu) 08.04.16

AMATAV
Vietnam government approved “Super South Vietnam investment Plan” project license. AMATAV has budgeted US$23mn to develop a housing project. It expects to get a license for two projects in 3Q16. It is confident that land sales will reach target of 150 rai. (Thun Hoon, 08/04/16)
Comment: Could there be value here that we haven’t discovered yet? Or will it be a typical AMATA performance with a lot of promises but not much follow through
BIG
BIG got good response to the BIG Camera-BIG Festival event. This led sales up 30-40% YoY. It targets 2016 revenue growth of no less than 10%. It plans to increase its share of the high-end camera market to 65% from 55%. (Thun Hoon, 08/04/16)
Comment: They’ve done an amazing job in boosting their sales
 
BJCHI
BJCHI expects 1Q16 net profit of Bt490mn, growth of 204% supported by continued submission of the TUPI job. It expects to sign for its third TUPI job soon. (Kao Hoon, 08/04/16)
DAII
DAII has budgeted Bt20mn to set up a steel nano factory to supply the ASEAN market in the future. It expects to open two new showrooms. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow 15% from Bt402mn in 2015 driven by its backlog of Bt1150mn. (Thun Hoon, 08/04/16)

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Stocks in the news (akr, global, gpsc, ifec, jubile, lhbank, perm, pb, ps, rs, tacc, tmc, tpch, tu, upa) 30.03.16

AKR
AKR expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 50% aided by public projects. It plans to cooperate with agricultural cooperatives to take part in government unit solar farm in April. It expects to get electricity transformer orders in May. It expects to take part in Bt6bn bids. Investors in Singapore and China are interesting to invest in solar farm if government allows doing. (Thun Hoon, 30/03/16)

GLOBAL
GLOBAL expects 1H16 earnings to be good on high season. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% from 2014’s Bt17.4bn. It is budgeting Bt2bn to open 8 stores. (Thun Hoon, 30/03/16)
Comment: I still don’t see GLOBAL’s business performing well until there is far more infrastructure investments throughout the country and plus they still have one of the worst CF’s in the retail business in Thailand

GPSC
GPSC expects 1Q16 earnings to be good on the back of IRPC Clean Power. It plans to start up the 123MW Nava Nakorn power plant in 2Q16. It targets 1,400MW capacity at the end of 2016. (Khao Hoon, 30/03/16)

IFEC
IFEC expects to get a 100MW Japanese solar farm in 2Q16 after signing a letter of intent with a Japanese partner. It expects Dhara Dhevi to exit rehabilitation plan in 2Q16. (Thun Hoon, 30/03/16)
Comment: Another random LOI? How about some action instead IFEC.,

JUBILE
JUBILE expects 1Q16 earnings to be good driven by Forevermark. It targets revenue to grow 10-15% with 40% profit margin. (Thun Hoon, 30/03/16)
Comment: This company has been experiencing growing pains, they expanded stores tremendously in the past 6 years and then in the first 3-4 years had a decent SSSG until the last few years where they have struggled. If you believe the consumer is going to start spending $ that they don’t have they JUBILE may be one of your best bets.

Continue reading Stocks in the news (akr, global, gpsc, ifec, jubile, lhbank, perm, pb, ps, rs, tacc, tmc, tpch, tu, upa) 30.03.16