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Muangthai Capital PCL: Size DOES matter for the mid-term

  • Ongoing loan growth is the driver

  • NPLs/loans ratio likely to rise further in 2023

  • Slimmer NIM, but flattish cost/income ratio assumed for 2023

Poramet Tongbua
Poramet Tongbua

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Bualuang Securities
19 January 2023

MTC executives spoke at our Thai Corporate Day last week. We expect the lender to unbanked markets to continue building business and earnings through sales-point expansion (its strategic focus).

Ongoing loan growth is the driver

Following impressive lending expansion of 25% YTD as of end-Sep 2022, we expect MTC to build its loan portfolio further—YoY growth of 29% for 2022 and 16% for 2023 (our assumptions are lower than MTC’s targets of 30-35% for 2022 and 20% for 2023)—enabled by new sales points. The finco targets adding about 600 sales points annually, 2023-25. It intends to build its loan portfolio to Bt200bn within a couple of years.