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Stocks in the news (arrow, big, epg, gl, hpt, lalin, ldc, ndr, nncl, ori, qtc, rs, sappe, scc, scn, susco, synex, work, xo) 30.08.16

ARROW
ARROW expects 3Q16 earnings to grow supported by large orders, especially Suvarnabhumi phase 2 project from ILINK and ITD. It expects to get work on the MRT Green Line, with finalization by the end of this year. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn. ( Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: Perhaps we should just close our eyes and buy this given its continuous performance
 
BIG
BIG is budgeting Bt10mn to hold the 10th Big Camera Big Pro days. It expects this to push its 3Q16 revenue up above Bt5bn and expects net profit to mark a record high. (Thun Hoon, 30/08/16)
EPG
EPG expects 2QFY16 to be good brought by numerous orders. It expects FY2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn. It expects to complete 1-2 M&A transactions by the end of this year. It plans to hold a roadshow abroad to attract foreign investors. (Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow!
 
GL
GL partners with True Money. GL is forecasting a major boost to its already flourishing business in Cambodia through a new partnership with True Money, a mobile-payment subsidiary of True Corp in Thailand, that will significantly increase the sales of GL’s financial services via True Money’s extensive network of about 5,000 agents spread out nationwide in Cambodia. (Newscenter Local Press Release, 29/08/16)
Comment: That’s a clever move by both parties. GL still has its monopoly in Cambodia for motorcycle leasing for another 3-4 years and barring a crash in that economy they’ll continue to dominate, the question is only how much are you willing to pay for this

Continue reading Stocks in the news (arrow, big, epg, gl, hpt, lalin, ldc, ndr, nncl, ori, qtc, rs, sappe, scc, scn, susco, synex, work, xo) 30.08.16

Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

BEAUTY
BEAUTY expects 2H16 high season to support its sales. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 20%. It plans to expand its branches in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: The odd thing is that we are seeing management sell shares in the market 
 
BJC
BJC expands glass output capacity – BERLI JUCKER(BJC) is investing Bt2 billion in the construction of a new furnace with a production capacity of 300 tonnes of glass a day, in order to cater to rising demand for glass containers. (The Nation, 24/08/16)
Comment: Watch them dominate Thailand and Vietnam along with Central Group
 
BTW
BTW announced a dividend of Bt0.27/share, XD today and payment on Sep 9. It has backlog of Bt1.56bn and expects 2H16 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
EA
EA plans to COD a 126MW wind power plant at Nakhon Si Thammarat at the end of 2016. This will lift capacity to 404MW, doubled from 2015. It expects 2016 earnings to be a new high. It plans to do five more projects in Chaiyaphum worth Bt20bn to increase capacity to 64MW. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
GPSC
GPSC expects 2016 revenue and profit to jump due to booking revenue from IRPC, Nava Nakorn power plant and more new customers. It announced a five-year plan to have capacity of 2,800MW and expects the board to approve its investment budget of Bt19bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
ITD
ITD get a big project worth more than Bt1.28bn to bring backlog up to over Bt200bn. It expects earnings to turn to profit after it reported a net loss in 2Q16. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: With the recent win @ AOT, will they have to raise capital again?
 
MALEE
Malee Group and Mega Lifesciences will set up a 49:51 joint venture called Mega Malee Company to develop health-related natural foods and beverages for both local and international markets. Initial investment is put at Bt10 million. (The Nation, 23/08/16)
Comment: That added a little pop to both their share prices that day

Continue reading Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

Stocks in the news (ajd, asefa, bjchi, brr, css, fsmart, gl, hpt, ifec, ihl, ilink, ps, ptg, ptt, seafco, super, tacc, thai, tvd, wha, work) 16.08.16

AJD
AJD reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt126.59mn on higher sales at a subsidiary and implementing cost control. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% from last year backed by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
ASEFA
ASEFA expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% backed by mega projects with backlog of Bt1.8bn, of which 60% is expected to be booked this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
BJCHI
BJCHI posted 2Q16 revenue of Bt1.76bn with Bt191.71mn net profit. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% backed by backlog of Bt3.1bn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
BRR
BRR expects to benefit from the good outlook for sugar. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good. It expects crop to amount to 2.5mn tons of sugar cane backed by efficient cultivation. It reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt41.5mn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: Effectively every sugar company has the same story, I do wonder if we will see a consolidation phase 
 
CSS
CSS expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by the telecom business. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt5bn or 10% growth as targeted. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.06/share, XD on Aug 23. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
FSMART
FSMART expects 3Q16 revenue to grow 40% backed by expansion in Boon Term Top Up machines. It is talking to BBL, BAY, SCB, and KBANK in order to provide transfer service, expects to sign a contract with one bank at the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: I do now wonder what is the next step for FSMART with their top up machines, how many additional services can they add to this channel?

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Stocks in the news (alt, banpu, gl, ndr, planb, ratch, rs, super, tacc, tasco, tcc, tfg, true, wha, work) 16.05.16

ALT
ALT will hold a roadshow in five provinces. It expects to have an IPO selling 250mn shares in late June and list on the SET in 3Q16. (Kao Hoon, 16/5/16)
Comment: The IPO market has been quiet so far this year other than ASN which did well on its first day pop last week it’s been a quiet quiet start to the year.
 
BANPU
BANPU is investing in a 78.5MW solar farm in China to support future business growth. (Kao Hoon, 16/5/16)
GL
GL has a five-year plan to grow profit 10X after growing 100% in 1Q16. It is negotiating to acquire three businesses. (Kao Hoon, 16/5/16)
Comment: A former darling and now I don’t know quite understand how to justify its existing valuation. But I’ve been proven wrong many a time over the past decade and a half…
 
NDR
NDR expects 2Q16 earnings will be good supported by the good response to its new product “air lock”. It targets 2016 sales growth of 25% from 2015. It plans to expand its business in Thailand and abroad. The BOI approved its solar roof project. It expects to start operating in 2H16. This will reduce electricity cost by 10%. (Thun Hoon, 16/5/16)

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Stocks in the news (29.10.15)

Names today: BSM, DELTA, IEC, ILINK, KSL, NWR, PCA, PCSGH, SAWAD, SMT, SORKON, SVI, SYNEX, TMB, TPOLY, WORK

BSM
BSM expects 2015 revenue of Bt600mn (+20%), meeting target. It plans to cooperate with KCM to increase distribution channels, especially for high margin products. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 15-20%. It expects exports to comprise 30%. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)

DELTA
DELTA expects its performance to be good over the next two years backed by high margin products and a bigger customer base. It has budgeted Bt1bn to expand to India. (Thun Hoon, 29/10/15)

IEC
IEC expects 3Q15-4Q15 earnings to be good backed by its plastics plant. It expects 2015 net profit of Bt162mn. It targets power capacity of Bt23.59MW by the end of this year. It plans to increase capital by 24bn shares via PP, raising Bt700-800mn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)

ILINK
ILINK expects to get a Bt957mn PEA project which will be put up for bid on Nov 12. It expects 4Q15 revenue to be good backed by signal lines and telecom rather than engineering. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt3bn. (Khao Hoon, 29/10/15)
Comment: Still one of the most obvious beneficiaries from the 4G/digital economy..if it ever goes ahead that is.

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Random Thoughts: Property stimulus, Digital TV

Given that last week’s email didn’t go out, here’s the link to last week’s Random Thoughts: ADVANC, Pattaya/Utapao, Indonesia
Property Stimulus:
While I doubt there will be a huge positive impact from this stimulus measure, it’s still worth noting a few things:
  • The cabinet has approved property stimulus measures to help boost the economy. Some measures will be in effect for 6 months and other until end-2016
  • The measures include (i) reduction in transfer fee and mortgage registration fee to 0.01% from 2.0% and 1.0% respectively, (ii) tax allowance for homes priced less than Bt3m for first-time home buyers, and (iii) the GHB’s relaxation on mortgage loan approval criteria to help low-income earners. The 2% transfer fee is normally equally shared by developers and home buyers. This means tax savings of 1% each. The 1% mortgage registration fee is paid by home buyers who take mortgage financing. Buyers of homes priced less than Bt3m are eligible to utilise 20% of the price to be deducted from their taxable income (spread into five years).
  • Positive implication as the measures should help speed up transfer during the period. The magnitude of the impact varies. Those companies with lower end products ready for transfer within 2016 would see greater benefit
  • Which companies may benefit?  LPN, PS, SIRI and SPALI are the names touted by brokers but the estimated max impact is only at about 1-2% next year
Digital TV – It’s now into its 3rd year and there are still issues, and now the NBTC has come out to say:
  • 90% coverage by May ’16
  • And to provide an additional 11.99 million vouchers, worth THB 150 mn to help more households go from analog to digital TV.
  • Herein lies the issue with Digital TV thus far, there aren’t enough eyeballs on it, hence why ad rates are still rubbish relative to expectations, so if (and its a big if) the NBTC can actually ensure that another 12 mn households then you can expect to see WORK, RS and GRAMMY actually start to earn better ad rates, but this could still be years away…

Stocks in the news (acd, ah, aq, asefa, br, bsm, ck, cpall, fer, focus, gpsc, ichi, lpn, pdi, preb, prin, singer, svoa, tluxe, work) 28.08.15

ACD
ACD has approved the acquisition of ordinary shares of Orin for Bt195mn, including one condo under development named Origins Bangmod-Rama2 which has already 85% in construction, expects to transfer and contribute revenue by this year. (Thun Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: Looks like a reverse IPO for Orin into ACD

AH
AH expects revenue to stagnant this year because of a drop in auto production to 2mn cars. It expects 2H15 performance to improve backed by new orders. (Khao Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: It’s been a dog since they took over KPN’s automotive manufacturing business

AQ
AQ expects no impact from KTB case as the value of its collateral exceeds the Bt10bn awarded by the court. Management says it plans to open three new projects. (Thun Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: Quite the scandal here.

ASEFA
ASEFA expects 2H15 revenue to be better than 1H15. Its backlog is Bt1.5bn and Bt1bn is expected to be booked this year. It is confident 2015 revenue will achieve 20-25% target growth. (Khao Hoon, 28/08/15)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (acd, ah, aq, asefa, br, bsm, ck, cpall, fer, focus, gpsc, ichi, lpn, pdi, preb, prin, singer, svoa, tluxe, work) 28.08.15

Stocks in the news (advanc, aira, ajd, anan, bjchi, dcc, epg, gunkul, kbank, kkc, mono, perm, qh, ptt, rs, ticon, tndt, true, uniq, uwc, work) 03.08.15

ADVANC
ADVANC expects to report 2Q15 net profit of Bt9.1bn which will raise 1H15 earnings to Bt19bn. It expects to pay an interim dividend of Bt6.57/share (2.8% yield). It expects to gain benefit from the 4G auction that will be held before the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 03/08/15)
Comment: Perhaps still the only decent telecom player in Thailand given how DTAC has fallen by the wayside

AIRA
AIRA is talking to prospective partner and targets to have 12 subsidiaries in 2020 from six now to increase its profit growth. It expects to diversify to property business for regular income. It plans to list subsidiary AIRA Propery” next year. It is confident 2017 revenue will grow significantly aided by higher revenue from its subsidiaries. (BangkokBiznews, 03/08/15)
Comment: AIRA is trying its damnest to be a mini financial conglomerate with the securities, lending, leasing, property businesses

AJD
AJD expects to report to the SET today of the signing of an MoU with YTO Express to set up a new company to undertake the logistic business. (Khao Hoon, 03/08/15)

ANAN
Japanese investors are interested in becoming business partners to ANAN in view of its strong fundamentals. It expects 2015 revenue will achieve target of Bt11bn aided by transfers. It plans to invest Bt17.8bn in new projects which is expected to lift its backlog to Bt34bn. (Thun Hoon, 03/08/15)
Comment: I’ve heard about this since last year, naturally the first name should be its existing JV partner

Continue reading Stocks in the news (advanc, aira, ajd, anan, bjchi, dcc, epg, gunkul, kbank, kkc, mono, perm, qh, ptt, rs, ticon, tndt, true, uniq, uwc, work) 03.08.15

Stocks in the news (ajd, bsm, cen, emc, dtac, hyrdo, jmt, l&e, mc, nyt, ppp, ptt, s, samart, sorkon, super, the, work) 21.07.15

AJD
Japanese investors are interested in AJD shares, talking with FA to do a takeover.Management is confident 2015 earnings will double, backed by increasing set-top box sales and booking revenue from two subsidiaries. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/15)

BSM
BSM expects to list subsidiary within two years. It is talking to a prospective partner to broaden its customer base. A JV with KCM is expected to be finalized in 3Q15. It targets 2015 revenue to grow 20% backed by a good performance in 2H15. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/15)

CEN
CEN plans to acquire DIMET shares through UWC, its subsidiary, by doing a tender offer priced at Bt3.6 per share. It expects this deal to increase customer base and revenue. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/15)
Comment: This acquisition is going through a few levels, I don’t quite see the value in CEN using UWC to buy DIMET which hasn’t performed well as a company for years.

EMC
EMC expects to sign contract for a Bt2bn BTS station project in 2H15. 2Q15 performance is expected to be positive from 1Q15 losses of Bt23.81mn aided by huge orders and property business. Management guarantees a turnaround performance this year. (Thun Hoon, 21/07/15)

Continue reading Stocks in the news (ajd, bsm, cen, emc, dtac, hyrdo, jmt, l&e, mc, nyt, ppp, ptt, s, samart, sorkon, super, the, work) 21.07.15

Stocks in the news (advanc, amata, becl, bmcl, fsmart, beauty, hft, ilink, irpc, lanna, lh, loxley, ml, ple, ptg, ptt, ratch, qh, synex, ttw, wave, work) 25.06.15

ADVANC
ADVANC says 2Q15 profit is expected to grow to Bt9.1bn (+7%), with 1H15 growth of 6% to Bt19bn. It expects to pay interim dividend of Bt6.54/share, higher than last year’s Bt6.04/ share. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Analysts have now begun downgrading ADVANC’s potential profit growth for this year and next, but its still a good dividend payer

AMATA
AMATA is confident there is no impact from the drought. It says both its industrial estates have good water management. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)

BECL/BMCL
MOT tells EXAT to study the merger between BECL and BMCL to ascertain if it would be against the concession. This will be considered at the board meeting on July 14. (Khao Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: We doubt that there would be any negative impact here.

FSMART/BEAUTY
FSMART signed a contract with BEAUTY to invest in E-Commerce. It plans to set up 1,000 coin-operated scales and expects each one to contribute Bt500 per month. (Thun Hoon, 25/06/15)
Comment: Well, depends a lot on the revenue-sharing here.

Continue reading Stocks in the news (advanc, amata, becl, bmcl, fsmart, beauty, hft, ilink, irpc, lanna, lh, loxley, ml, ple, ptg, ptt, ratch, qh, synex, ttw, wave, work) 25.06.15