Thai store chain CP All Q4 net profit more than doubles

According to Thomson Reuters StarMine SmartEstimates, which predicts future earnings by putting more weight on recent forecasts by top-rated analysts, CP All had been forecast to post a net profit of 1.07 billion baht for the quarter and 4.8 billion for 2009. Its full-year profit of 4.99 billion baht was higher than the 3.3 billion baht in 2008.

Analysts expect to see further earnings growth in 2010. It has been resilient during the economic downturn, has a strong balance sheet and is debt free, allowing for sustainable dividends, they said.

As the operator of the 7-Eleven franchise in Thailand, CP All runs more than 5,000 convenience stores and is the world's third-largest store network behind Japan's Seven & I Holdings and 7-Eleven Inc in the United States. CP All stock rose 23.4 percent in the fourth quarter, outperforming the main Thai stock index .SETI, which climbed 2.4 percent. ($1 = 33.17 Baht)

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