ACAP expects 1Q16 net profit to back to black and stay there for the remainder of this year. It expects to wipe out retained losses this year. It expects to make a decision on the credit card business with foreign partners by mid-2016. (Khao Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: Given that the credit card business is already well and truly saturated in Bangkok, I don’t see how ACAP can make a dent in it.
BAFS is budgeting Bt8bn to invest in an oil pipeline in the north, expects this to handle 14,000mn liters oil by 2019. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 11%. It targets fuel demand for aviation to grow 6-7%. It is considering investing in the resort business. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: BAFS aim here is to effectively act as the owner and collect a fee from the amount of oil transported through the pipeline, an oil highway if you will.
CFRESH expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% brought by orders from the US and Japan. It expects gross margin to improve from last year to 13-14% after its customers in Europe increased orders. Its subsidiary abroad is having lower net losses after a business restructuring. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
CHOW expects the steel industry to recover because it got Bt1.6bn in orders. It expects to benefit from a 30% increase in steel price. It expects 80MW power business to contribute revenue of Bt1.2bn. (Thun Hoon, 21/03/16)
Comment: They’ve been incredibly active on the power front trying to buy plants and investing in Japan
ANAN expects Bt1.8bn cash from transfer of Ideo Mobi Wongsawang Interchange in 3Q16. It expects this to lift 2016 revenue to its target of Bt15bn. (Thun Hoon, 02/02/16)
Comment: Well that’s only a 50% increase in revenue this year..
BCP has budgeted Bt2.92bn to acquire a 198MW Japan solar power plant. It expects to list its subsidiary by 2016 after its capacity has achieved 410MW. (Thun Hoon, 02/02/16)
Comment: It’s interesting to see that they are acquiring SunEdison Japan…hopefully it won’t be a mess like its recent oil acquisition (pre price drop..)
CI plans to set up a Bt1.4bn REIT. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15% from last year. (Thun Hoon, 02/02/16)
Comment: Hence why they’ve been engaging in share buybacks
CPF expects 4Q15 net profit of Bt1.66bn (+106%) aided by Bt1.06bn extra gain from selling CPALL shares, bringing 2015 earnings to Bt11.17bn (5% growth). It expects to pay a dividend of Bt0.45/share. (Khao Hoon, 02/02/16)
Comment: Ohhhh again trading CPALL’s shares has given them a profit!