New Energy minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, to review 2018 PDP on 1st day in the office, following objection by the ombudsman that EGAT’s 2018 PDP allowed private power co, to shr role of producing electricity after which state’s contribution was cut to <50%, violating national security. GULF likely impact the most as its 100% private owned […]

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BEM to test run blue line MRT extension, Hua-Lampong-Lak Song, 27 km 11 stations from Aug 12, target cod from September. BJC reaffirms 2 digits revenue growth this year from BIGC hypermarket expansion, target full year SSSG above 2%, in talk clients to secure can packaging order, expects to wrap up 2H. EPG’s firm on […]

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BBL: anticipates 2Q turnaround after loans shrink 1Q from corporate re-payment expects NII recovery from bancassurance and mutual fund business, maintain 4-6% full year loans growth target, Bt 20b LLP flat yoy. Comment: They are the best bank atm….a race to the bottom for the industry? BJC: sees positive earnings momentum 2Q from additional packaging […]

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AMATA sees positive momentum 2Q from strong demand for IE land from Chinese investors, expects sales jumps 2H from additional contracts signed, 60% of Bt3.6b backlog to realize this year, sets Bt100m budget to estimate IE in Myanmar. Comment: There has been zero momentum from AMATA… BJC pays Bt0.55 dps, XD May 21, will debut […]

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BANPU sets 48m tons coal sales target this year, $835m capex for FY19-20, while BPP, its power unit, to COD pp in Japan and China worth combined 114.2MW, to wrap up 80MW wind pp phase 1 in Vietnam by 1Q19. BJC sees positive SSSG from recovery consumptions and government stimulus package, will open 1st BIGC […]

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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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AOT AOT expects 2018 earnings to be a record high Bt20bn. 10M18 passenger pass-through grew 12%YoY. It proposes adding four airports under its management: Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhorn, Chumphon and Tak. It is waiting for cabinet approval, expected in September. (Thun Hoon, 28/8/18) Comment: What Phuket issue? Ignore the news regarding all this tourism rubbish, […]

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Fun times at SCB First the media notes that “The report said the central bank played a role in recommending Mr Boontuck to sit on the board and probe the bank’s heavy lending to three companies: Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc, Pace Development Corporation… “ Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1480809/boontuck-joins-scb-board SCB has retorted that “Recent media reports have suggested that […]

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AKR AKR expects 2Q18 to be better than 1Q18 given growing demand of transformers from both government and private entities. It has 2-3 deals worth Bt100mn in the works. It will also bid for 10 solar rooftop projects valued at Bt600mn with results in 2Q18. These will give revenue growth of 20% this year. (Thun […]

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ANAN ANAN believes 2018 revenue will grow by 18% to Bt28.3-34.3bn, even though transfers of Ashton Asoke have been delayed. It says it is willing to return the money if the project is not able to be transferred by the scheduled date. It also says 95% of its customers are willing to wait for transfers […]

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