ADVANC THCOM CSL ADVANC announced the purchase of 250mn shares of CSL from DTV Service, subsidiary of THCOM for Bt7.80/share, giving THCOM cash of Bt1.95bn. It will also buy 84mn shares from SingTel for Bt655mn. (Thun Hoon, 14/9/17) Comment: At 15x PE for CSL it isn’t the cheapest price…effectively its a right pocket left pocket […]

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ADVANC ADVANC maintains 2017 revenue growth target of 4-5%. It plans to be a leader in data services in 2H17 by increasing 4G customers to reach 40-50% of its customer base of 40.5mn. It also plans to expand home internet. (Khao Hoon, 17/8/17) AOT AOT to pay rental to Treasury Department at 4% of ROA […]

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ADVANC ADVANC is paying a dividend of Bt3.51/share, XD on August 7. 1H17 earnings fell 16% due to depreciation and higher expense. 2Q17 net profit decreased 6.2% to Bt7.2bn. (Khao Hoon, 31/7/17) AOT AOT expects FY2017 (Oct 2016-Sep 2017) tourist arrival growth of 8-10%, driven by government measures to boost the tourism industry. (Thun Hoon, […]

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ADVANC ADVANC to invest Bt2bn in customer care. Serenade customers are targeted to hit 4mn within 2017 from 3.5mn now. (Khao Hoon, 20/7/17) AH AH sold shares in its joint venture “Quantum Inventions Pte Ltd” to Continental for SGD9.25mn. This could be booked as extra gains in 3Q17. It targets 2017 revenue growth at 5%. (Thun Hoon, […]

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ADVANC AIS is joining TCDC to build a new creative space in the heart of Bangkok named ‘AIS D.C.’ to be open to the public from July 13 at Emporium Mall 5th floor. (Kao Hoon, 5/7/17) BRR BRR is considering raising its revenue growth target of 30% for this year. 2Q17 is looking promising from […]

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AAV AAV reported strong ticket presales for 3Q17. The company is increasing its flight routes to boost sales. It expects to add four more routes in 2H17 which will push up passenger numbers to over 19.5mn and support 16% revenue growth YoY. (Thun Hoon, 20/6/17) ADVANC ADVANC will sign 2100 MHz with TOT this year […]

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FTSE rebalancing: rebalancing will happen during the close of today. These are the changes… FTSE Large-Cap = No changes. FTSE Mid-Cap = Add: EA, BPP, TPIPP, KSL, VNT, WHAUP // No deletions FTSE Small-Cap = Add: ORI, CMR, SQ, LANNA, TNR, FN, GLANDRT, UTP, MACO, CTW, TKS // Delete: VNT (move to mid-cap), CRANE (move […]

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ADVANC ADVANC reported 1Q17 net profit of Bt7.69bn, down slightly from 1Q16’s Bt8bn. Service revenue was Bt31.36bn, up 4% YoY, with 40.6mn subscribers. AIS Fibre expanded its customer base to 373,900 subscribers. It expects 2017 revenue growth of 4-5%. (Thun Hoon, 28/04/17) Comment: I do wonder when will this industry be overtaken by a clever […]

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ABC ABC plans to launch E-Payment service via WeChat Pay. It intends for this to be a payment application for Chinese tourists. It plans to partner with 10,000 stores. It expects this to contribute revenue of at least Bt1bn/month. (Kao Hoon, 21/02/17) Comment: Right…but then their actual revenue from this may only 1-3%? This company […]

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ADVANC ADVANC decreased its payout ratio from 100% to 70% to support its financial statement. Its 2016 net profit was Bt30.66bn, down 22% because of higher expense. (Kao Hoon, 06/02/17) Comment: No surprises here. We are curious to see how much more they’ll spend on marketing campaigns. ARROW ARROW expects profit to record a new […]

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