*Effective 1 July SET announced SET50 and SET100 rebalance for 2H21: SET50: Ins : IRPC, KCE, STA, STGT. Outs: AWC, BAM, TOA, VGI. SET100: Ins: AAV, ICHI, NRF, PSL, PTL, SINGER, STGT, SYNEX, TKN. Outs: AWC, BPP, EPG, GFPT, MBK, TOA, TPIPP, TTW, WHAUP. sSET: 34 securities consisting of: Seven Utilities and Power pcl (7UP), […]

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AOT: Thai Smile to resume Phuket-Hong Kong route, 4 weekly flights (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday) from July 2. Comment: Initial travelers are going to be all over the local news, and then disappointment will set in as the figures are lower than expected, and then it will ramp up faster than the infrastructure can manage. BAM sees 2Q turnaround […]

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AH inked deal MG to expand downstream to dealership biz, sees opportunities from PHEV & EV transition, eyes 20% revenue growth target. Comment: The shift to EV etc has zero impact on the business of companies such as AH, as they don’t manufacture engine parts… AUCT teams up BAM to host NPA auction on Jun […]

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BA expects Bt3.9b revenue from passenger traffic this year, with 61% load factor, sees full recovery in 2-3 years. Comment: I’m still wondering when/if BA/AAV will recap, I’m just waiting for this opportunity. BAM mulls spinning off retail & P-loan unit to boost flexibility and improve competitiveness, in talk ILM & GLOBAL to tap in […]

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AGE reaffirms big jump 4Q20 from strong coal exports to China, logged FY20 sales volume above 3.5mt target, 1m tons backlog to realize till eo-2Q21, mulls to add vessels and trucks to boost transport revenue, seeks to expand power business. Comment: I used to refer to them as baby banpu pre-2010. But they are traders […]

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AH will turn profitable this year, supported by solid 4Q, expecting Bt5b sales, on par with 3Q, in-line with industry. AH upbeats FY21 earnings from recovery parts orders, will kick-off transfer of Bt1.5b EV parts order next year, eyes 10-15% revenue growth target, margins no less than 10%. Comment: EV isn’t a story for AH […]

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BCH: mulls petition for additional 10k SSO patients quota, roll out One Day Surgery (ODS) service to boost traffic and margins, will cod 2 new hospitals January 1,21 (Vientiane in Laos and Prachinburi), sees less capex next year, eyes 10-15% revenue growth target. DELTA, BAM and COM7 are expected to be added to SET50 for […]

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What a difference a few weeks make. The SET is +16% this month alone, though still down -12% ytd. Which sectors drove it? Resources (i.e. commodities and all) *personal pat on the back here*, and #2 were banks. Though I’m right now listening to BAM’s call, and they’ve mentioned that their capacity of buying bad […]

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BAM may report strong 3Q at Bt1.76b, +100% yoy, and may book Bt1b gains from asset sales in 4Q, Tabloid. Comment: Highly possible given that nothing really happened in 2Q20 BTS’s Bt8.6b green bond were 3.3X oversubscribed. Comment: Going down the ESG route. HMPRO sees less than 20% drop in profit this year, plans one […]

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AMA plans to add vessel before eoy, in talk M&A tanker & logistic business, plan to wrap up 2 deals 1H21, will report 3Q net profit on November 6, reassure turnaround from improving traffic on reopen. AOT’s cashflows drops to Bt40b from Bt77b normal level, may run out in mid-2021 if situation prolongs, may have […]

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