ADVANC ADVANC reports 3Q17 net profit of Bt7.469bn, growing by 14% in tandem with the increase in total revenue, while EBITDA increased by 15% to Bt17.589bn because of effective cost and expense management. It plans to invest Bt5bn to expand its high-speed internet network. (Thun Hoon, 3/11/17) Comment: The news that 1) the NBTC set […]

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BJC BJC subsidiary BJIHK purchased Vina Paper Joint Stock Company  for Bt482.66mn from Diana Unicharm Joint Stock Company, entering the paper production and sales business in Vietnam. It believes this acquisition will strengthen its already fundamentals. (Thun Hoon, 25/9/17) CPN CPN is going to book Bt3.5bn insurance compensation for Central World’s fire, which will substantially […]

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AQ AQ expects to resume trading on the SET after filing its 2Q17 financial statement after auditor approval. It believes it can continue in business after paying Bt1.63bn in damages to KTB. It says losses in 1Q17 were lower than in 1Q16 on lower expenses and reserves, even though presales also declined. (Thun Hoon, 15/9/17) […]

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ADVANC THCOM CSL ADVANC announced the purchase of 250mn shares of CSL from DTV Service, subsidiary of THCOM for Bt7.80/share, giving THCOM cash of Bt1.95bn. It will also buy 84mn shares from SingTel for Bt655mn. (Thun Hoon, 14/9/17) Comment: At 15x PE for CSL it isn’t the cheapest price…effectively its a right pocket left pocket […]

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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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BEAUTY BEAUTY posted 2Q17 earnings of Bt273mn, +97%YoY. This gave 1H17 earnings growth of 76.50%, reaching Bt472.84mn. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.15 per share. XD is August 23. It plans to expand both at home and abroad. (Khao Hoon, 15/8/17) Comment: I’ve always been wrong with this company, despite my best efforts (short […]

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AOT Suvarnabhumi rental to be finalized in July, to take effect in Jan 2018. (Khao Hoon, 25/7/17) GOLD GOLD revised up its sales target to Bt18bn from Bt20bn. 1H17 presales were Bt11bn. It will launch 10 projects in 2H17. The yearly target is 15 projects worth Bt14.3bn. Overall, it thinks the real estate market in […]

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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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AMATA AMATA has been rated “A” with stable outlook by TRIS to reflect the stable earnings outlook from utility income. The company targets 2017-2019 revenue of Bt4.8-6bn per year. (Kao Hoon, 29/6/17) Comment: If the EEC is delayed, or the land sales don’t occur for a number of years, what will happen to AMATA’s stock […]

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AMATA AMATA visited Stockholm, Sweden to study its ‘Hammarby Sjostad’, or ‘Smart City’ project, and SAAB Group which manufactures fighter jets for Sweden, in the hopes of developing a Smart Aerospace City in Thailand. (Thun Hoon, 7/6/2017) CSS CSS expects to benefit from NBTC and MEA project to ground all power/cable lines along five main […]

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