1. What are the company’s core businesses?
KTC core businesses consist of credit card business and personal loan business. In the first quarter of 2020, each business’s total receivables are shown in the chart below.
2. What are the company’s major sources of income?
There are two types of main incomes: interest income and fee income from both businesses, details shown in the chart below.
3. Rules and Regulations
4. What is the sources of funding?
The company borrowings comes from various sources, including commercial banks, securities companies, insurance companies, asset managements, as well as public offering of debentures.
At the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s total credit lines amounted to 30,140 MB, comprising of 18,030 MB from Krung Thai Bank and 12,110 MB from other commercial banks. However, the Company had utilized some of those credit lines, hence total available credit line at the first quarter of 2020 was 26,519 MB. The Company’s cost of funds at the first quarter of 2020 stood at 2.81%; meanwhile, the proportions of each borrowing component are stated in the chart below.
5. Debt covenants of the company
The company’s debt covenant has limited to Debt to Equity ratio lower than 10 times. In the first quarter of 2020, the ratio is only at 2.72 times.
6. Total card spending of KTC versus Industry
KTC credit card spending in the first quarter of 2020 continues to grow. The growth is contributed by the customer behavior analysis, which helps promote card spending. Regardless of the inevitable situation of the current Covid-19 worldwide outbreak it has to face, in term of credit card spending, KTC’s growth was better than that of the industry. The credit card spending growths are displayed in the chart below.
7. Debt collection
The company is proactive in all steps of the process. With Screening that starts at card initiation, proven collection process, and management that monitor collection closely. However, the impacts from applying the Thai Financial Report Standard 9 (TFRS9) are anticipated to be on numerical financial reporting rather than on actual business operations.
8. The tendency of portfolio quality
According to the TFRS9 standard the company must still acknowledge interest income from NPL until such NPL is written off and even it's already in Stage3, this has caused the NPL/portfolio Ratio to change from the previous standard. Hence, as the Company's total NPL under the TFRS9 standard reported at 4.02%, the Company has remained giving its priority for conducting the strategy to consistently maintain high quality of its receivable portfolio. The Company’s NPL in the first quarter of 2020 are as follows
9. What is dividend payment policy
The Shareholders’ meeting no. 1/2003 on March 25, 2003 approved the dividend payment policy to pay approximately 40 percent of net profit after deduction of income tax and appropriation for a legal reserve.
The company made payment of dividends for the year 2017 to the shareholders at the rate of Baht 5.30 per 1 ordinary share or equivalent to 41.4% of net profit. The dividend payment in the year 2018 was paid at Baht 0.82 per 1 ordinary share or equivalent to 41.1% of net profit. Later in the year 2019, the resolution of Board of Directors’ meeting No. 2/2020 had approved to pay interum dividends at the rate of Baht 0.88 per 1 ordinary share or equivalent to 41.1% of net profit.
10. Current events
- The Bank of Thailand has set the minimum assistance measurement for both credit card and personal loan debtors who are not considered Non - Performing Loan (NPL) to ease their financial burden amid the pandemic of the COVID-19, effective since April 1, 2020.
- Impacts from the Covid-19 Outbreak
The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably impacted the Company’s performance on credit card spending and the expansion of its receivable portfolio. In addition, as the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Thailand have announced relief measures to assist clients affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, the Company has proceeded accordingly to such measure by lowering its credit card minimum payment rate from 10% to 5% for all of its credit card customers automatically without their advanced requests. For its personal loan, the minimum payment rate of KTC PROUD is currently at 3%, already in consistent with such relief measure. For the rest of other relief measures, the Company has intended to proceed from April 20, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
The management anticipates that the impacts from the Covid-19 outbreak cannot be clearly assessed at the present but will rather be more evidently revealed in the second quarter of this year. In the meantime, the management has entirely put its efforts to ease and assist its clients following the policies of the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Thailand while maintain the quality of its receivable portfolio at best. The management also hastens to implement end to end process improvement in order to enhance the Company’s work efficiency as well as to continuously well respond to customer demands.
- Potential impacts from TFRS9
Impacts from applying the new accounting standard TFRS9 are anticipated to be on numerical financial reporting rather than on actual business operations. The most impact is from the standards for bad debts write offs which is more strictly than the previous ones. In TFRS9 standards, the Company is able to write off bad debts only when it can no longer reasonably anticipate that those debt could be collected
The differences in the Company’s new financial reporting according to TFRS9 standards can be explained as followings.
1. Bad debts written off for tax benefits will not be removed from the report until proven that such debts could no longer be repaid. Hence, new NPL under TFRS9 is comparable to Write offs + NPL under old standard. For example, Company A is used to write off bad debts at 7-8% yearly and left with NPL around 1%. Under TFRS9, new base of NPL would be around 8-9%.
2. According to the new standards, the Company will still acknowledge interest income from NPL until such NPL is written off, and even it is already in Stage 3.
3. The new standards require the Company to set up provisions for NPL (both principle and interest) according to the calculation following ECL Model (Expected Credit Loss Model) which is not 100% provisions set up as before.
4. In case that there is difference between interest income and provisions set up for interest, the new standards require the Company to recognize such difference in income statement.
5. Owing to new reporting of NPL, relevant ratios such as allowance for doubtful accounts to total receivables (Allowance/Port), allowance for doubtful accounts to receivables with over 90 days past due (NPL Coverage), will also be affected. With changes in many parts of the new standards and with the impact of ECL Model, portfolio characteristics and various impacts to portfolio would affect different ways in provisions set up. Therefore, the new estimates to use as a base to calculate aforementioned ratios would be somewhat difficult. Regardless, based on current facts.
- The calculation of KTC Allowance
Many factors affect the calculation of the allowance for doubtful accounts such as the change of the portfolio, portfolio quality, and the provision rate. Allowance are calculated by the following formula :
ECL = Expected Credit Loss “Allowance for Doubtful Accounts”
PD = Probability of Default
LGD = Loss Given Default (LGD = 1 – Recovery Rate)
EAD = Exposure at Default “Ending Port Balance”
- Pico Finance and Nano Finance
KTC has established KTC Nano Co., Ltd. and KTC Pico (Bangkok) Co., Ltd. in which the company and Krung Thai Bank PCL. have jointly invested and hold shares in each subsidiary for 75.05% and 24.95% respectively. KTC Pico (Bangkok) Co., Ltd. has also increased its capital to own 100% shares of 4 companies, i.e. KTC Pico (Chonburi) Co., Ltd, KTC Pico (Pathum Thani) Co., Ltd., KTC Pico (Samut Prakan) Co., Ltd., and KTC Pico (Samut Sakhon) Co., Ltd.
The new businesses are being developed to be a strong foundation for KTC in the future. Hence, these new business operations are being carefully planned and tested at a steady pace. Currently, it is too early to set targets for the new business. The testing is expected to consume a period of time and will be initially focused on small groups of customers so that the company could adjust its strategies in accordance with its long-term growth plan. At present, KTC has registered the establishment of Pico Finance branch in 17 provinces.