BA to expand CLMV routes this yr, as it invests Bt1.815b in the purchase of 2 aircraft, sets 3.5% rev growth t/g, 3% psx growth to 6.16m, bids for duty-free concession with 2 partners. Comment: Valuation wise it is cheap given the holding of BDMS. And this is shown in the share buyback program. But […]

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AOT NESDC, formerly known as NESDB, opposes to AOT’s plan to build Terminal 2, asking AOT to stick to 2003 Master Plan by building 3rd runway and extensions to East/West passenger terminals. Comment: Who knows who’s right here. BDMS/BA BDMS’s founder, Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, paid Bt500m to settle stock manipulation cases. Comment: Short term thinking never […]

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AAV AAV anticipates turnaround from lower fuel costs and improved cabin factors yoy, will take delivery of 4 new aircrafts to accommodate new routes, focus CLMV and south Asia. Comment: Oil prices just confound me half the time. Then again a lot of things do. But at these levels I don’t see why the airlines […]

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So what’s happened? And so its been all over the news since last Friday (18/01) https://www.hooninside.com/news-feed/84882/view/ And finally it hit the English news over the weekend and yesterday: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-21/ban-on-thai-billionaire-prompts-slump-in-top-hospital-operator?srnd=premium-asia https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1615270/prasert-others-given-14-days-to-comply That the owner of Bangkok Airways Plc (BA) and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS) has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. […]

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BA SEC punishes top BA shareholders. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed fines totaling Bt500mn against three major shareholders of SET-listed Bangkok Airways Plc (BA), including billionaire Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, for share price manipulation. (Bangkok Post, 19/1/19) Comment: Isn’t it silly? Not the SEC, the founder(s) of BDMS and BA. Their official paper net […]

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AOT AOT has budgeted Bt15bn to pay dividend of Bt1.05 per share, XD on Dec 13. The board gave the nod to another four-year term for the president of AOT, Nitinai Sirismatthakarn. (Thun Hoon, 3/12/18) Comment: And so tourism has recovered…what quite turnaround in emotions for the tourism related names AUCT AUCT expects revenue growth […]

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BA BA believes that VISA fee exemption will not be very effective, as it is just a short-term stimulus and the process is convoluted. It recommends the government exempt visas altogether, which will encourage tourists to make decisions more rapidly. It is negotiating with a European company to jointly bid for Suvarnabhumi’s duty free space. […]

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BA BA says it will miss its revenue growth target of 7-10% this year because of high fare competition. It expects 3Q18 results to grow QoQ supported by high season It expects passengers to grow by 4-6% this year. (Kao Hoon, 31/8/18) Comment: And they’ve been hit with the higher oil prices, but benefited from […]

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Byron Wein August 2018 His latest monthly letter is outttt and here’s a few interesting snippets and a link to the rest of the piece Today there are fewer public companies in the U.S. than at any time over the last 40 years. The peak year for public markets was 1996, when over 8,000 companies […]

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BA BA is partnering with three groups to submit a bid to operate the duty-free zone in Suvarnabhumi Airport, competing with King Power. The result of the auction is expected to be announced within the next three months. Management guided that 2Q18 earnings will improve YoY on higher traffic growth. It expects 2018 revenue growth […]

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