BJC mulls adding Covid medications via 146 branches of Pure Pharmacy and Siri Pharma nationwide after National Communicable Disease Committee allowed hospitals, clinics & drug stores can procure Covid medicines from September 1. Comment: Coming to you from the family whose insurance company screwed over their customers TH meat producer, Betagro, to raise Bt20b (US$554m) […]

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BJC: sets Bt 1.6b capex to up capacity of tissue & personal care products, revamp warehouse automation to save costs. Comment: I still wonder how much shrinkflation can help companies such as BJC show earnings growth. CKP: reaffirms solid 2Q from strong flow rate at Xayaburi hydro pp, higher equity income yoy after raised holding […]

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BANPU acquires Barnett shale field in Texas with gas production capacity of 225mmscfd from Exxon Mobil for US$750m, lifts total gas production in the US to more than 900mmscfd. Comment: Ya ya ya, share price would’ve been far higher…ok time for me to move on from whining about last year’s recap. Once BANPU has finished […]

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BJC upbeats outlook from CLMV expansion, sees strong traffic at Mini BigC Depo Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Comment: They have decent exposure in Hcmc, Vietnam via Metro, nothing under the BigC name as Central Group won that bid for VN. CV signed Bt528m Bio Fusion projects with Premium Energy Corp. FPT teams up Spore-based […]

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BJC revamps food courts across BIG C branches to boost traffic, curb costs to boost margins, expand coverage to wholesale market, expects double digits growth HoH on improved SSSG. Comment: How far away are we from one of the big groups deciding to build their own city in Thailand? MEGA reaffirms 6-10% revenue growth target […]

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AAV to suspend all domestic flights from July 12-31, while BA cancelled 5 domestic routes from July 13-31. Comment: Well that’s amusing….government has done a great job at killing demand (and local businesses) AOT extends 50% cut in landing and parking for airlines until September. BJC upbeats 2H earnings from health care division from strong […]

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ANAN reports Bt3,979m 1Q21 pre-sales, 17% higher than target, thanked to 100% sold-out of one condo projects, sees solid demand for condo along mass transit lines. Comment: Sold out one project @ cost? BEAUTY develops new business model, by securing distribution channel via retail outlets in provincial areas, sets to appoint 8 large distributors, covering […]

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7UP sees rising water sales in Phuket, after Provincial Waterworks Authority cancelled 7 contracts with 7 private firms with 18K m3/day contracts, while water treatment contract with CPF sees solid growth, firm on 50% revenue growth this year. BJC launches BIGC vending machines, target factory workers, industrial estates, hospitals. CHAYO target FY21 revenue growth >25% […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 9.8 bn BJC – And the family continues to adjust their corporate holdings ACG – I’m assuming its the same as what’s occurring in BJC, i.e. a switch in family holding structure from personal to corporate. The company is a Honda automotive distributor. SO – The CEO and CFO bought up […]

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AMATA said will miss 950 rai land sale target this year, as 9-10 clients postponed land purchase due to covid. Comment: No surprises here. Though yes arguably AMATA is attractive on an NAV/share basis atm. AOT reported Bt4,320m FY20 NP, ending September 30, -83% yoy, in-line with Bt4,372m consensus. Its reported a core loss of […]

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