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Global Investors Remain Optimistic with Beverage & Energy Giants in Thailand

2015-07-07 10:00 1619

BANGKOK, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fifth annual poll to find Southeast Asia's top companies conducted between February to June 2015.  The awards are based on tallied votes among 520 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers and analysts with investment interests in the Southeast Asia region. Listed-companies in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines were ranked according to institutional investors' perceptions of their performance in financial management, corporate governance, integrated reporting/corporate social responsibility and investor relations' strategy.

In Thailand, five companies most sought after among investors include stock exchange market mover PTT Plc., along with its key subsidiary Thai Oil, fast growing regional beverage giant Thai Beverage and Carabao Group as well as Eastern Polymer Group. While 'Most Improved Investor Relations' went to Caraboa Group and 'Best Annual Report in Thailand' went to PTT.

Unlike other polls, investors were also asked to name companies that did not meet their expectations. In Thailand, they include Bangkok Airways, Kaset Thai International and The Platinum Group.

Across the region, the award for the Strongest Commitment to Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia went to Thailand's leading integrated energy company Thai Oil for the fourth consecutive year. Jointly, 'Best CFO in Thailand' and 'Best CFO in Southeast Asia' went to Thai Bev's CFO Sithichai Chaikriangkrai, responsible for managing the financial resources of its growing domestic and regional footprint.

MOST ORGANISED INVESTOR RELATIONS

VOTES (#)

PTT

132

Thai Bev

128

Eastern Polymer

119



BEST SENIOR MANAGEMENT IR SUPPORT

VOTES (#)

Thai Bev

129

Thai Oil

125

Caraboa Group

122



STRONGEST ADHERENCE TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

VOTES (#)

PTT

122

Thai Oil

121

Eastern Polymer

119



MOST CONSISTENT DIVIDEND POLICY

VOTES (#)

PTT

146

Thai Bev

127

Thai Oil

118



BEST STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

VOTES (#)

Thai Oil

103

Thai Bev

101

Caraboa Group

98



POOR & UNPREDICTABLE INVESTOR RELATIONS STRATEGY

VOTES (#)

Bangkok Airways

66

Kaset Thai International

63

The Platinum Group

59

Notes to Editors

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine:

Now in its ninth year of publication, Alpha Southeast Asia, is the first and only Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia's capital markets, written for professional investors and corporates. Please visit our website: http://www.alphasoutheastasia.com for details.

Source: Alpha Southeast Asia
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