BANPU BANPU has an investment opportunity in the natural gas business and is expanding its solar rooftop, with a goal of increasing production to 300 MW in 2020. It also plans to list subsidiary BANPU Infinergy. It expects 2017 revenue of at least Bt85bn and reports coal price has increased to US$70 per ton. (Thun […]

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AMA AMA is going to buy two ships for Bt800mn to raise its capacity to 100,000 dwt from the current 80,000 dwt. It expects revenue will grow by 30% and plans to hedge Thai baht currency risk. (Thun Hoon, 9/11/17) Comment: Only trading at 50x PE, why not. CPN CPN reports 3Q17 net profit of […]

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ACAP ACAP posted 2Q17 earnings of Bt91mn with revenue of Bt190mn, growth of 239% YoY, driven by more demand for business expansion loans. (Thun Hoon, 18/8/17) Comment: Something positive has happened over at ACAP in the past 12 months, performance seems to be far better and the share price is reflecting that… BA BA signals […]

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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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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 88.5 mn PACE – Despite the one of the founders buying a stake, I’m still of the viewpoint that PACE is effectively bankrupt, unless they have new equity injection. Sell(s) THB 48.7 mn BAT-3K – The sale by major stakeholders to new shareholders

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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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BCPG BCPG to invest in power plant business in Indonesia. The production power is 182 MW. It will record revenue in 3Q17. (Thun Hoon, 24/7/17) Comment: I do often worry about Thai companies buying commodity/power assets in Indonesia…but should this be a genuinely good purchase it does add to the theory that BCPG benefits as a state […]

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AQ AQ sold 34,140 million private placement shares worth Bt1.7bn. It is progressing on selling more shares and believes that this is a good signal to negotiate with KTB. (Thun Hoon, 13/7/17) Comment: This was supposed to be an up and coming property firm a few years ago to only have fallen apart in the […]

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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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BTS BTS expects EBITDA margin for the Pink and Yellow Lines to increase to 64-69% in its final year and passenger numbers to grow 4.5-5.2% on average. (Thun Hoon, 21/6/17) CBG CBG is in talks with 3-4 retail operators in the UK to expand its business overseas. It expects to finalize the deal with 2-3 […]

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