BANPU BANPU has budgeted Bt7bn for additional investment in shale gas in the U.S. This investment will provide production capacity of around 100 cubic feet per day and make BANPU an important investor in the Marcellus area. (Thun Hoon, 10/10/17) BGRIM BGRIM is negotiating with Energy China, a big player in electricity production in China, […]

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BBL BBL redeems Bt20bn subordinated debenture. This reduces its interest expense by Bt4bn. (Khao Hoon, 7/9/17) GLOBAL GLOBAL expects 2H17 earnings to be strong, driven by more customers. It expects 2017 revenue growth of 8%YoY, driven by higher demand. It plans to expand stores in Cambodia. (Thun Hoon, 7/9/17) IVL IVL expects 3Q17 earnings to […]

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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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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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ACAP ACAP has been rated “BB” by TRIS, signaling stable growth and a strong balance sheet. (Thun Hoon , 14/6/17) EA EA will book contribution from two wind farms worth 45 MW with the third wind farm to start up soon and push total capacity to 404 WM in 2017. This will support performance to […]

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AH AH will invest Bt3.52bn to take 25% of Sakthi Global Auto Holdings Limited (SGAH). Funding will come from US$25mn in cash and US$75mn in loans from financial institutions. After the purchase, SGAH will undergo restructuring. (Kao Hoon 26/05/17) Comment: I hope that it won’t be a mess of an acquisition like the KPN purchase […]

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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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AJD AJD’s shareholders approved to change the company name to AJA. Shareholders also approved a Bt1bn debenture. It expects solid performance this year thanks to digital TV coupons. It also plans to expand its line of business to water dispenser service and E-money. (Kao Hoon, 02/05/17) Comment: A name change? For what? I don’t think […]

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ANAN ANAN plans to launch 17 projects, valued at Bt41.8bn. This will lift its backlog from Bt41.2bn – enough to cover revenue through next year. (Thun Hoon, 29/03/17) Comment: And the story continues the same as it has been for the past few years for ANAN, whilst the smart city story is a nice just […]

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Notable Transactions Finally there’s been a fair amount of movement on both the buys and sells Buy(s) THB 138 mn GLOBAL – This director seems to believe rather strongly in the company at this price. Sell(s) THB 201 mn PACE – What’s going on here? SAMART – Looks like SIM and the continued delay of Cambodia […]

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