Hot off the presses! The following are changes in constituents will take place as of the close of May 31, 2018: MSCI GLOBAL STANDARD INDEX (+1) LH (-2) KCE, SCC-F   MSCI GLOBAL SMALL CAP INDEX (+6) DDD, KCE, MONO, PRM, THG, TPIPL (-9) BIG, EASTW, FSMART, GL, KTC, LHFG, MALEE, SAMART, TSE

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COM7, KBANK KBANK has partnered with SET-listed COM7, a distributor of peripheral computer devices, to set up mini-branches in Banana IT shops to take advantage of a 50% lower operating cost compared to a normal branch. KBANK plans to open 20 new mini-branches over the next three years and it is in talks with another […]

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AU AU reported 2017 earnings of Bt129mn, growing by 30.47% with net margin improving from 16.23% to 17.53% thanks to higher sales and effective cost management. It announced a dividend of Bt0.15/share, XD on May 7. (Khao Hoon, 02/03/18) Comment: Earnings of THB 129mn, a market cap of THB 10.6bn, ok, so perhaps they can […]

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AMATA AMATA targets 2018 land sales of 925 rai and announced a 5-year business plan. Its goal is to set up a “Smart City”. It has budgeted Bt10mn to develop Long Thanh industrial estate in Vietnam, which it will start to sell in 2018. It also plans to develop an industrial estate in Myanmar, with […]

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BANPU BANPU has budgeted Bt3.5bn to invest in Marcellus natural gas, with production capacity of 52mn cubic feet per day. It currently has six natural gas sources with total capacity of 201mn cubic feet per day. (Thun Hoon, 13/12/17) EGCO EGCO says it has successfully obtained loans to develop and construct Nam Theun 1 power […]

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AAV AAV is entering high season in 2H17. It says the number of Chinese tourists has picked up since August, lifting its load factor to 84%. It is purchase three new airplanes and will add routes from Don Mueng to Maldives, Jaipur and Tiruchirappalli. (Thun Hoon, 3/10/17) Comment: Still the best LCC player in Thailand […]

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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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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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AH AH expects contribution from SGAH in 3Q17 on top of an additional US$10mn in interest income. The process is expected to finish 2Q17. The company aims to improve this year’s performance by reducing cost and efficiency. (Thun Hoon, 29/5/17) Comment: And that has helped propel its stock price by some 11% today. ASP ASP […]

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AOT AOT reported 2QFY17 earnings of Bt6.47bn, up 17%. This brought 1HFY17 earnings to Bt11.49bn with 65.59mn passenger pass-through. (Kao Hoon, 16/05/17) Comment: What tourism slowdown? Only 5% of the Chinese have passports, just imagine if 10% have passports (note for US citizens its about ~35%-40% depending upon which stat you look at) ARROW ARROW […]

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