BDMS forms 60:40 jv with COM7 to expand upscale drugstore, offer medicines, med equipment, health tech products, BDMS will get expertise in retail mgt while COM7 expand into new biz in healthcare. Comment: Great move by both parties, but be aware it takes scale and massive scale for this to payoff. 100 stores is nothing. […]

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AOT: Lufthansa & Qatar mull amp up flights to TH after CCSA scraps RT-PCR & Thailand Pass from May. Comment: Thailand has to get rid of this Thailand pass, the stupid testing protocols after arrival etc etc, but that’s just me screaming at the wall. BCH sees strong Covid services rev in 2Q from higher […]

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CIVIL sees higher than expected revenue growth to Bt10b, from Bt6b earlier forecast, and from Bt5b last year, seeing resumption of projects and constructions after 2 year hiatus during covid, eyes participating in bid for Bt14b Kratu-Patong expressway in Phuket. EA to gradually deliver 800 E-bus in 2H22, after acquiring Smart Bus, while setting Bt2b […]

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ASIAN target FY22 sales growth >15% driven by frozen seafood & pet food exports, mulls spinning off pet food unit, Asian Alliance (AAI), expects to submit filing by end of April, listed in 2H. ATP30 sets record high revenue growth target at 25% to Bt600m, 10% NP growth, by using technology to boost competitiveness. Comment: […]

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BGRIM to import 650K tons of LNG via its right to PTT’s terminal under an 8-year contract, to supply SPP replacement. BRR target 30% FY22 revenue growth driven by higher sugar sales volume yoy, sugarcane ecoware packaging & utility sales, will expand RDF fuel business this year. EA sets 20% revenue growth target this year, […]

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AMATA reaffirms 650 rai land sales target this year, sets 10-20% land sales growth target for next year, while existing Bt2,771m backlog to be gradually realized thru 2022. Comment: Do you remember the days of 2-3k rai land sales for AMATA? Long gone. BEM sees Nov toll way traffic topped 1m trips/d, avg MRT riderships […]

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BCH said Omicron can be easily spread, but is not as severe as Delta, while can be detected by PCR, firms on 104% revenue growth target next year. Comment: I find it incredible how everyone has become an expert on the R0 and impact of the Nu Variant (sorry Omicron) since last Friday. EA’s lithium […]

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EA: to cod Li-Ion battery production plant, capacity 1GWh p.a. on December 12. Comment: A few years delayed but here we go, and now we’ll see if the story plays out. At the end of the day it will depend upon managements ability to maintain the relationship with the Government entities in Thailand to keep […]

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BGRIM to wrap up 500MW M&A deal in 2H, reported Bt1,022m 2Q, flat yoy, but topped Bt850m consensus, Bt0.15 interim, XD Aug 26. Comment: The continued expansion of this behemoth is to be expected. EA to start delivering electric bus this month, while battery plant to start production within 3Q. Comment: A friend commented that […]

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AOT’s Bt41b passenger terminal (north expansion) gets greenlight from Deputy PM yesterday, as well as Bt7.8b (east expansion), with constructions start Jan 23 and April 22 respectively. Comment: The valuation of AOT still makes no sense. But c’est la vie. CK secured Bt5b water transmission tunnel, to official sign Bt47b dual-tracked Denchai-Chiangrai contract, boosting FY21 […]

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