AH AH believes 2017 earnings will make a new high, as auto production has increased to 2mn. It expects revenue and earnings will continue to grow in tandem with increasing orders from economic recovery. (Khao Hoon, 6/12/17) Comment: Every automotive manufacturer has recovered, one fear we have is that there will be limited additional investments […]

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BBL BBL says 2018 loans will grow similar to 2017 at 4-5% in tandem with ongoing fluctuations in the world economy. It also says that the BoT deposit policy act will not affect its business. (Thun Hoon, 2/11/17) Comment: Banks seem to be signaling that the NPL issue is over. BPP BPP contracted to invest […]

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BAY BAY reports 9-month net profit of Bt17.5bn increasing by 7.9% from last year as a result of an increase in interest revenue and revenue from fees. It believes loans will grow by 6-8% this year as the economy recovers. (Thun Hoon, 20/10/17) Comment: Shame about the free float, otherwise this bank would be trading […]

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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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