Thailand Is Second Most Attractive in Asia
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Four Pillars of GDP: Driven by private consumption
Overall, Thailand is the second most attractive market in Asia and is mainly driven by exports. Investment is, however, a drag on GDP growth.
Thai companies’ earnings growth was low in 2016 but is expected to grow in 2017. Net exports are credited with the lion’s share of GDP growth, and ROE is above the Asia ex-Japan average.
A. Stotz Four Elements: Thailand’s rank relative to Asia
Overall, Thailand is second most attractive in Asia considering all our four elements: Fundamentals, Valuation, Momentum, and Risk.
Fundamentals: Thailand’s market is moderately attractive, supported by good ROE and earnings.
Valuation: Its valuation is moderate with multiples close to the Asian average.
Momentum: Earnings are expected to rise alongside some price momentum.
Risk: Thailand has moderate volatility and a relatively low beta.
Strong performance in Information Technology and Energy
Top 3 largest sectors: Financials: 17% of the market. Energy: 14%. Consumer Staples: 12%.
Best sector & stock: Technology: +12.8% & KCE Electronics PCL: +33.3%
Worst sector & stock: Telecom: -3.0% & Advanced Info Service PCL: -9.1%
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