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Foreign Investors’ View of the Thai Stock Market | Money Talk@SET

Panel discussion with Dr. Paiboon, Dr. Niwes aka Thailand’s Warren Buffet, Ajarn Sanae, Dr. Andrew Stotz, Prinn Panitchpakdi, and Pattera Dilokrungthirapop.

Thailand appears 2nd most attractive in Asia - Money Talk at SET

Four Pillars of GDP: Private consumption and exports drive growth in Thailand

Overall, Thailand has moderate GDP growth. The economy has mainly been driven by private consumption and exports. Investment, however, has lagged and is dampening GDP growth substantially.

Earnings are expected to grow at relatively slow pace in 2017

Earnings growth was strong in Thailand in 2016. For 17CE*, however, EPS is expected to grow below the Asian average but in 18CE* it’s expected to be back in line with the region.

Thailand’s A. Stotz Four Elements (4Es) rank relative to Asia

Overall: Thailand appears second most attractive in Asia
Fundamentals: Moderately strong profitability in terms of ROE
Valuation: Moderately attractive PB considering the ROE
Momentum: Good price momentum, moderate earnings growth
Risk: Low volatility

Materials and Telecom have been top performers in Thailand

In the past three months, Materials and Telecom have been top performers in Thailand. Health Care, however, has underperformed the market substantially.

Top 3 largest sectors: Financials 18% of the market, Energy 14%, Cons. Staples 11%
Best sector & stock: Materials +6.7%, Vinythai PCL +20.0%
Worst sector & stock: Health Care -8.4%, Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL -17.2%

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