Duty-free deal ‘not AoT’s call’ : Airport agency at odds with Sepo over rights . The State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) has said the Public-Private Partnership (PPP), committee, instead of Airports of Thailand (AoT), must have the final say on whether the concession for duty-free operations at four major airports comes under the PPP law. […]

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And so the last sector that held up for the past 12 months finally fell, the healthcare sector was rocked by news it may finally undergo price caps, see here Random Thought: Hospitals. What’s in store for this week? I think the first two weeks of every year is just noise as people are getting […]

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ANAN ANAN is launching five projects worth in total Bt21.1bn along with its JV Mitsui at Paragon on June 22. Currently, the company has Bt42.5bn worth of backlog on hand to be recognized through 2019. (Kao Hoon, 6/5/17) Comment: A continuation of what they’ve been wanting to do for the past few years, now it […]

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AAV AAV expects this year’s performance to be robust supported by strong tourism and route expansion. The company expects the number of passengers to reach 19.5 mn with load factor at 85-86%. It also looks to open a new route to Vietnam in June. (Thun Hoon, 30/05/17) Comment: Still the best airline operator in the […]

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BIZ BIZ announced 1Q17 earnings of Bt4.12mn, growing from 1Q16’s Bt0.39m, driven by higher sales and lower cost. It plans to launch new products. It plans to continue transferring Bt350mn in work on hand. (Thun Hoon, 17/05/17) Comment: I am curious to hear about this business BRR BRR reports 1Q17 net profit growth of 221% […]

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BEAUTY BEAUTY reported 1Q17 revenue of Bt687.53mn, up 29.7% with net profit of Bt199.65mn, up 54.5% on the back of better sales at each distribution channel. It continues to expand both at home and abroad and also plans to distribute to King Power and 1,100 7-Eleven stores. It plans to expand to an online channel, […]

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AAV AAV reported 1Q17 net profit of Bt570mn, down 43% due to higher fuel cost. Its revenue was Bt9.1bn, up 2% on 8% passenger growth and 89% loading factor. (Kao Hoon, 11/05/17) Comment: How much better can this company perform? It’s effectively running at full load, the only thing that they can do different is […]

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I see that oil has gone below 50/bbl even with the USD remaining “weak” in the past few weeks. Typically there’s been an inverse correlation between the two and most commoduty prices for that when (when there are no supply shocks). So what’s the story here? Could we see oil go back down to 20s […]

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ASK ASK expects 2017 earnings to continue to mark new highs. It targets loan growth of 10-15% brought by loans for trucks. It expects to control NPLs to below 1.9%. It plans expansion. (Thun Hoon, 31/03/17) Comment: What slowdown? What crisis? ASK seems to be ticking along just fine   CBG CBG targets 2017 revenue […]

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