ANAN 2Q17 earnings grew 33%, reaching Bt279mn. ANAN will pay an interim dividend of Bt0.06/share. Market consensus expects 2H17 earnings to continue to expand. (Thun Hoon, 09/08/17) CPF CPF’s 868.3mn newly-issued shares will begin trading today. These shares were issued as a rights offering (5 old :1 new) to existing shareholders for Bt25/share, giving CPF […]

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And its game time! Thai Beverage has just bought ~240 KFC stores from Yum Brands, which means they immediately surpass the 200 stores that are run by Central Group. Quick thoughts: THBEV is desperate for growth and they’ve been doing a decent job at leveraging their balance sheet to do so as seen with the […]

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ANAN ANAN posted 2Q17 earnings of Bt279.46mn, +33.22%YoY with a 29.9% growth in revenue to Bt3.75bn. Its board approves a dividend of Bt0.06/share, XD on August 18. (Khao Hoon, 8/8/17) Comment: 1/3 above consensus and yet the price doesn’t move.   BIG BIG says 2H17 earnings will be better than expected, driven by store expansion. It believes […]

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BEM BEM believes it will win its bid to manage commercial area, beginning next year, for the Purple Line stations at Bang Yai – Tao Poon. The beginning of its operation for one additional connecting station on August 11 should boost ridership. (Kao Hoon, 7/8/2017) Comment: Basically yes, at least the government/BMA finally decided to […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 88.5 mn PACE – Despite the one of the founders buying a stake, I’m still of the viewpoint that PACE is effectively bankrupt, unless they have new equity injection. Sell(s) THB 48.7 mn BAT-3K – The sale by major stakeholders to new shareholders

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ITEL ITEL won high-speed internet projects for 3920 villages worth Bt1.8bn. It expects to book some portion of revenue this year. (Khao Hoon, 3/8/17) SCCC SCCC board approved dividend of Bt6 per share with XD on August 17. The total dividend payment is Bt1.79bn. Though 2Q17 earnings were only Bt796mn, it believes the country’s cement […]

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CK CK gets a project worth Bt275mn. CK got the Srirat outer ring expressway project worth Bt275mn. This puts its backlog at Bt97.7bn. (Khao Hoon, 3/8/17) MACO MACO plans M&A deals both abroad and in Thailand. This is expected to be more clear in 4Q17. It plans to invest Bt150mn to change 30 LED boards. […]

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BEAUTY BEAUTY believes 2017 revenue growth would be more than 20%. It plans to continue expanding business abroad and in Thailand. (Khao Hoon, 2/8/17) Comment: The growth would now be determined on their ability to expand overseas, domestically its seems to have reached “peak beauty” ha…ha…ha…. BIG BIG to go into the photo printing business. […]

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On Bloomberg last week they put up a quick article on AOT. It’s a well-known fact that tourism is one of the few bright spots for Thailand for the past …. forever. And there is only one pure play for it and that is AOT. The problem however is that it is the most expensive […]

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EARTH KTB to send legal officers to investigate EARTH after it filed for bankruptcy with the Central Bankruptcy Court with total debt of Bt47.5bn, higher than its assets of Bt31.8bn (Bangkok Biz, 1/8/17) Comment: “Where did our money go krub?”    FTE FTE signals brighter 2H17 earnings, driven by private and public projects with total […]

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