ADVANC asking for injunction from the Central Administrative Court to allow its customers to continue using 900MHz if JAS does not make its license fee payment. Its 2G-900 service will cut off at midnight tonight, the NBTC said. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: And the drama continues….we are all rather curious as to how 1q looks for these telco’s
BKD’s capital increase shares of 146mn will trade today. Institutional investors are interested in its shares because of its strong financial position with Bt1bn cash on hand. It plans to take part in Bt3bn in bids, with bid winners expected to be announced in mid-2016. It expects this to bump up 2016 revenue growth by 20%. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
GOLD plans to expand its business to condominiums. It expects 1H16 sales to reach Bt7bn (30% growth) compared to 1H15’s Bt5.4bn, thanks to high demand generated by tax incentives. It is confident 2016 revenue will hit Bt10bn as targeted. (Thun Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: I do wonder if this competes against UV’s condo business via Grand Unity
IEC’s board has approved increasing capital by 73,639mn shares, to be offered as a PP of 32,960 mn shares with 40,679mn shares for the exercise of its warrants. Its board also approved investing in new plants. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: So which new shareholder is going to punt IEC?
KTB expects 2016 revenue to grow 15-20% as targeted by focusing on money market and capital market clients. It will be an underwriter for Bt30bn in debentures in 1H16. It expects 2016 debentures will reach Bt80bn. (Khao Hoon, 15/03/16)
Comment: That is quite the aggressive target for a bank, unless they feel that they can really grow their non-interest income business – perhaps from the government projects, then I don’t see this possibly happening..
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!
AGE expects to become a holding company engaged in the property business. It expects a return of at least 15%. It plans to export coal to Vietnam, which will increase revenue by 5-10%. It expects 4Q15 earnings to be good. It plans to implement cost control to increase profit. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: A holding company engaged in property? Wait a minute, they are a coal company! Well better to switch now before its too late i suppose.
BBL revises up GDP growth to 3.5-4% from 3-3.5% driven by stimulus measures. It targets loans growth of 3.5%. (Thun Hoon, 18/01/16)
Comment: Don’t banks traditionally grow at 2x GDP?
BKD got a Bt300mn project, decorating Lotte and Marriot hotels. It plans to take part in Bt2bn bids. It targets 2016 revenue and net profit growth of 20%. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
CSP targets steel sales of 150,000 tons driven by economic recovery. It expects to show net profit in 1Q16 after focusing on valued added products. (Khao Hoon, 18/01/16)
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)
2Q15 earnings expected to outperform. AKR will sign a contract for an electric transformer project worth Bt100mn with EGAT next week. The company is preparing for upcoming bids, expecting to win 10-15% of the Bt4bn up for bids. It plans to invest Bt1.2bn in a solar power plant. (Thun Hoon, 22/05/15)
Comment: Perhaps with the investments into solar power plants will AKR finally have some real value within the company
2015 net profit will be better than 2014’s Bt2.224bn, supported by two factors: booking extra gain from selling assets to AMATA Summit Growth REIT and booking profit from the IPO of its subsidiary Amata VN, scheduled to be listed in 4Q15. (Khao Hoon, 22/05/15)
Comment: As we’ve been writing the past 12 months, these are the only 2 reasons to be holding AMATA at the moment
Performance will turn around in 2016. It plans to set up a JV to invest in an 8MW solar power plant and expects the deal to be finalized in July. It plans to invest in Phase2 and 3 of a solar roof project. Funding for investment is not a problem because assets for sale worth Bt800mn. (Thun Hoon, 22/05/15)
CHO wins bid for 489-bus NGV project worth Bt4bn with a ten-year contract. It expects to sign the contract in May. (Khao Hoon, 22/05/15)
Comment: CHO does have an interesting business model in their manufacturing of truck bodies and trailers.