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Advanced Info Service Public Co., Ltd.

Thailand

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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
535,157M
16,111.7M
Shares: 2,973.1M

Currency in THB

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BKK(ADVANC)
Sector:
Industry:
Communications
Wireless Telecommunications
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Advanced Info Service Public Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of mobile telecommunication services. The company operates through the following segments: Mobile Phone and Call Center Services, Mobile Phone Sales, and Datanet and Broadband Services. It provides domestic mobile, international direct dialing, and international roaming service. The company was founded on April 24, 1986 and is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

Company background

Advanced Info Service is Thailand's largest mobile service provider in subscribers and revenue. It is the core subsidiary of Intouch Holdings, which recently changed its name from Shin Corp., the telecom company established by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin's sister and former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was also once chief executive of AIS. The Shinawatras sold their stake in Shin to Singapore's Temasek in 2006. Currently, Intouch Holdings owns around 40% of AIS and Singapore Telecom owns about 23%.

AIS lags behind its two smaller rivals, Total Access Communication and True Corp., in establishing next-generation 4G network infrastructure in Thailand. It is the only carrier yet to launch 4G services as its current network does not have sufficient bandwidth. The military government that took power in May 2014 has suspended a planned 4G spectrum auction, citing "transparency" reasons.

In an attempt to diversify, AIS plans to launch fixed-line broadband services from 2015 at a cost of 4.6 billion baht. The target is to have 80,000 subscribers within the first year of service.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 152,150M
Gross profit 69,158M
Operating income 39,367M
Income before tax 35,841M
Net income 30,667M
EBITDA 61,035M
Diluted EPS 10.32
Dividends per share 10.08
Total assets 275,691M
Total liabilities 232,983M
Total equity 42,569M
Operating cash flow 57,598M

Currency in THB

Revenue 4,312.57M
Gross profit 1,960.22M
Operating income 1,115.82M
Income before tax 1,015.88M
Net income 869.23M
EBITDA 1,729.98M
Diluted EPS 0.29
Dividends per share 0.28
Total assets 7,698.60M
Total liabilities 6,505.99M
Total equity 1,188.72M
Operating cash flow 1,632.56M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 14.24
ROA 13.40%
ROE 67.44%
Operating margin 25.87%
Profit margin 20.15%

Key executive

  • Director, Chief Executive & Marketing Officer: Somchai Lertsutiwong
  • President, Chief Operating Officer & Director: Weng Cheong Hui
  • Chief Financial Officer: Sunitaya Shinawatra
  • Chief Technology Officer: Kriengsak Wanichnatee
  • Head-Compliance & Investor Relations: Nattiya Poapongsakorn

Share holders

  • Intouch Holdings Public Co. Ltd.(40.4%)
  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.(23.3%)
  • Social Security Office of Thailand(1.7%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(1.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.7%)
  • TOBAM SAS(0.1%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(0.1%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.1%)
  • Massachusetts Financial Services Co.(0.1%)

Address

  • Website: http://www.ais.co.th
  • Address: 414 AIS Tower 1, Phaholyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
  • Phone: +66.2.029.5117

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