AU AU expects 2Q17 to do better than 1Q17 from stronger demand. The company plans to open seven new branches. (Thun Hoon, 27/6/17) Comment: Every potential dream looks fully priced in CK CK expects to win 20% more projects in 2H17 from new bids worth Bt400bn for five dualtrack train lines and three electric train […]

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BANPU BANPU stands to benefit from climbing coal price. Management expects revenue to grow 20% in 2017. Power business is also doing well both domestically and overseas. It is also looking to add another 1,000 MW to BLCP in order to support EEC. (Thun Hoon, 26/06/2017) Comment: What climbing coal price? CNT CNT received new […]

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OK given to unlock Sor Por Kor land. As expected, the cabinet yesterday said the powerful Section 44 of the interim charter should be invoked to unlock the use of Sor Por Kor agricultural land for three areas of business: petroleum, renewable energy and mining. But the focus of Section 44 will mainly apply to […]

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AH AH expects 2H17 performance to benefit from auto sales recovery. It expects 2017 revenue to grow 5% YoY. The company expects to finalize on its overseas partnership within this year. (Kao Hoon, 23 /6/17) Comment: How is 5% revenue growth a recovery? Domestic automotive sales are still far below the peak in 2012 and […]

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AJ AJ is expected to perform better YoY in 2Q17 supported by strong sales volume. The company is looking to expand its domestic business as well as go overseas especially in South Asia (South Korea and Japan). It is also emphasizing new models that can give improved margin to support performance in 3Q17. Management expects […]

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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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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 84.6 mn S&P – Looks like the owners bought a block off the market Sell(s) THB 408 mn NETBAY – A huge sale by the founder, that’s 9% of outstanding shares PJW – Looks like the Vice Chairman wasn’t going to wait for the supposed expansion and new customers that management […]

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Worst performers so far have been Healthcare and personal products. High valuations do tend to have that impact… then again the healthcare issue seems to be 1) no new diseases that have made people rush to the hospitals 2) drop in ME patients 3) SSO impact. A little hurray must be said for the automotive […]

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