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
BIG adjusts revenue target growth to 15% from 10% supported by camera market growth. It plans to start up “Print Gift” services in May to increase net and gross margins. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
Comment: One interesting tidbit here is with the model cycle, when new models are released the older models will naturally see a drop in price, however BIG’s % margin shall remain the same and it’s the supplier that will be squeezed
CHO expects 2016 net profit will be better than last year. It expects revenue growth of 5- 10% supported by backlog of Bt650mn. It will know the outcome of its suit against the BMTA in 6 months or a year. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
DAII sets 2016 revenue target growth at 15%. It plans to find a partner to do home building business in Vietnam. It expects to be No.1 in home building business in five years. (Kao Hoon, 17/03/16)
EASTW expects 2016 net profit growth with a new target revenue growth of 5% from 2015 supported by high sales water quantity. It is considering increasing fees to reflect its cost. (Thun Hoon, 17/03/16)
ABC expects net profit to be back in the black this year. It expects to launch ABC Residence and ABC Pet World projects, valued at Bt7.5bn, in 3Q16. It plans to wipe out all retained losses this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: I’m beginning to be very bored of the newsflow from this company….
ADVANC ‘Respite’ for AIS’s 400,000 2G users facing cut-off – The Central Administrative Court decided to allow AIS extend the signals for 2G SIM cards on the 900 MHz network until March 21. The signals were due to be switched off at midnight yesterday The court’s decision follows a request by ADVANC for an order to force the NBTC to extend the period for 2G customer retention and ensure service continuity as stipulated in rules set out by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). (Bangkok Post, 16/03/16)
Comment: Now the question is what will happen to that license if JAS doesn’t pay up?
ASK expects 2016 loan growth of 15% backed by higher truck demand for government projects and stimulus measures. It expects to benefit from AEC. It plans to expand its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: While still paying a decent dividend.
BEC has high hopes of sports programmes shoring up TV ratings and advertising revenue on top of top-rated dramas this year after the news-show category experienced a slowdown due to intense competition and the impact from the departure of famous TV host Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda. (The Nation, 16/03/16)
Comment: People slightly misunderstand what is happening with BEC, everyone says that they are losing a fortune but in reality they are still the leading player in the media business, but because of increased supply in the industry their ASP’s have dropped.
BIG expects 1Q16 earnings to be good with net profit of Bt160mn (120% growth) thanks to camera sales. It expects its market share to increase to 63% this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: Much to our surprise, the stock has been on a tear for the past few months
CNT expects 2016 net profit to grow backed by higher revenue from condominium projects. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)