ADVANC ADVANC expects the strong earnings momentum to carry into 2Q18 driven by the ongoing popularity of the Internet on both mobile and fixed broadband. The firm also plans to delist CSL within July. For the whole year, the firm sticks with its revenue growth guidance of 7-8%. The investment in 4G network will be […]

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Banks SCB, KBANK and BBL will reverse provisions, which will raise profit, if IFRS 9 is postponed to 2022.  SCB has made provisions of Bt26bn, KBANK Bt34bn and BBL Bt20bn. KTB has set aside Bt40bn provisions and it will book a profit if AQ can liquidate its land and repay debt. (Kao Hoon, 9/5/18) Comment: So […]

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Oil Stocks: So we all know that oil pries have recovered in the past 2 years from a low of ~25 to ~70 today. But when we look at the European index for oil stocks versus just PTTEP we scratch our heads…how is is that PTTEP has outperformed? Bongkot/Erawan is just a replacement/continuation, oil pries […]

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ABM ABM said 2Q18 earnings are expected to be strong, driven by a lot of orders. It expects sales in the quarter to surge 30%, reaching Bt22bn/month from 1.4-1.5 Million tons/month. (Khao Hoon, 20/4/18) BIZ BIZ’s shareholders approve dividend of Bt0.08/share. The payment date is May 9. It has current backlog of Bt1.46bn, with recognition […]

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With the news in the past 2 weeks that the major Thai banks are going to be removing transaction fees (finally!) for all digital (i..e internet and mobile) transactions their stock prices have taken a plunge with TMB being the worst hit, despite it not being one of these banks announcing the waiver in fees. […]

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AJD AJD and partners set up two subsidiaries and is taking a stake of over 50%. It expects this to provide growth as well as lower risk from core business. (Thun Hoon, 25/01/17) AOT AOT expects passenger pass-through to reach 3.87mn with 23,000 flights on Chinese New Year. It says tourists from China dropped to […]

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ANAN ANAN will hold a roadshow in Singapore. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt15.6bn thanks to high demand. It plans to launch Bt18.7bn in new projects, raising its backlog from Bt38.5bn and covering revenue through 2017. (Thun Hoon, 07/06/16) Comment: Perhaps the hardest hit name post the draft bill re property   BCH BCH expects […]

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ADVANC ADVANC to work with TRUE to help 2G customers. TRUE will propose a rental agreement with ADVANC to rent 900MHz for three months. They will be talking today. (Khao Hoon, 17/2/16) Comment: I don’t quite see the point in ADVANC working with TRUE given that 1) Jas won’t pay and thus there’s still another […]

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As a hat tip to Byron Wien’s annual opinion piece on his discussion with the Smartest Man in Europe, here’s my amateurish attempt. Every week I try to meet people either in the industry or outside the industry to just share thoughts on the developments in Thailand, the region, the world and w/o naming any […]

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A joke amongst friends is how if CP Group were to ever go under then SCB’s entire equity base would be wiped out. Then again that isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. Siam Commercial Bank emerged as the top banker to CP Group, controlled by Thai tycoon Dhanin Chearavanont, pocketing $40 million. Dhanin has stepped up […]

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