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 has achieved Bt3.6bn in presales from Aston Silom Condo (60% of total). It is interested in joining the “Baan Pracharat” project. It targets 2016 sales of Bt21bn. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
Comment: According to management, they are going to report slower pre-sales than before because they’ll hold some inventory to make more $
ATP targets 2016 revenue of Bt310mn (15% growth). It is talking with four clients, with a decision expected by 2Q16. This will increase its clients to 30. It has put off its plan to acquire a hazardous waste handler. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
COLOR targets 2016 revenue to grow 7-8%, backed by numerous orders. It expects exports to comprise 20%, focusing on ASEAN, Australia, and Europe. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
GUNKUL reports its subsidiary that is engaged in the wind power business began operations at its wind power plants (Sub-Plu Wind farm1&2) on March 17. (Khao Hoon, 18/03/16)
INET expects to benefit from government IT plans in 2Q16 including village internet, digital economy, 4G, and educational and corporate Internet. It expects to get cloud solutions and data center projects. It expects new clients to reach 700 companies. It expects 2016 revenue to be higher than Bt800mn. (Thun Hoon, 18/03/16)
Comment: The digital economy story has gone quiet for a while but companies such as INET, ILINK and even WHA are going ahead with building data centers.