BANPU sees growth momentum in 2Q from high energy price, 2H boosted by revenue recognition of its 93% stake in XTO Energy worth Bt25.1b. Comment: Despite the stupid hedges, its trading at 4x trailing PE, ROE’s of 20% and both natty gas and coal are far higher. CHAYO expected to book Bt300m gains from disposal […]

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AS: local fund, BBLAM, raised holding by 0.4382% to 5.0033% of total outstanding on January 27. Comment: It’s a bit late to be adding no? But I’ve been totally wrong on AS over the past 2 years, why? I remember all my meetings with them from 2010-2020 and didn’t think management would be able to […]

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ADB ups production capacity of med-grade plastic compounds by 50% to fill demand from healthcare and capture wider margins. AGE target FY22 coal sales volume >6.5m tons, revenue >Bt15b, 3 new business including industrial boiler installation, cargo warehouse & logistic expected to materialize this year, mulls tap in power business. Comment: Coal isn’t finished. CPANEL […]

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ADVANC reported 3Q net profit @ Bt6.37b, -2% yoy vs Bt6.54b consensus, subscribers rose to 43.7m, BB topped 1.6m subscribers, ARPU slightly drop from competitive air time package, will start digital lending venture with SCB (AISCB) 1Q22. AS will launch 3 mobile games before end of year, developing virtual reality (VR) games to capture growing […]

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AMA buys 76% stake in TSSK & Auto logistic for Bt578m, sees value additions from road/rail chem transports to its tanker business. Comment: Add another to the logistic names. Though their earnings have been incredibly lumpy over the past 4-5 years. Always looked at is as the logistics/fuel transport arm of PTG. AMATAV reports 52.7 […]

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CKP to increase capacity to 5,000MW by end of 2025 from 2,100 now, thru new investments and M&A in hydro power projects and other renewable energy, plans Bt2b CD in Oct to re-finery, sets Bt6b capex to develop Luang pra bang hydro power plants & solar projects in Laos. HFT reaffirms big jump 2H supported […]

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AMR target to secure Bt2,000m worth of new contract p.a., adding to Bt1,400m backlog. Comment: I have questions marks over how this company wins projects. A new IPO, not much of a track record historically. Perhaps a good play on the corruption with the government. DELTA maintained 10% FY21 sales growth target as pandemic accelerates […]

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AWC reports advance booking topped 50% capacity of hotels in Phuket, expects positive OCC carry thru 4Q, eyes M&A to expand portfolio. Comment: Why them? They have scale, the 1 hotel operator/owner is dead (unless they are your favourite boutique). Capital will flow to the big boys. BBL, Sunway, Linklogis will jointly apply for a […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 99 mn TIDLOR – Even I’m curious as to how these players are able to maintain these valuations, but c’est la vie at the moment. And this fella still likes the shares at the IPO price. TCAP – The Chairman buys THB 30mn+ Sell(s) THB 329 mn THG – A massive […]

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ACG upbeats outlook after branching out from auto dealership to maintain services business as drivers opted to fix rather replace amid outbreak, will open 2nd branch in May, target 6 garages by end of year. The Fed of Thai Industries (FTI) suggests the government use BCP petrol stations and factories nationwide as vaccination locations to […]

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