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FAQ

FAQ

1. What is RATCH vision ?

To become a leading value-oriented energy and infrastructure company in Asia Pacific.



2. What is RATCH mission?

The Company’s mission can be categorized into 6 aspects:



3. What is RATCH strategies?

The Company’s strategies can be categorized into 3-G strategy:



4. Nature of Business Operations

RATCH Group PCL is one of the largest electricity generating companies in Thailand. The Company was established on March 7, 2000, with the registered capital of 14,500 million Baht. It was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on November 2, 2000, with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) as the major shareholder of 45%. The Company had been operating under the name “Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL”, with the trading symbol “RATCH”, before changing the name on 19 April 2019 to RATCH Group PCL and operates as a holding company, with the objective of investing in equity of other companies operating diverse businesses in Thailand and overseas. The investment portfolio of the Company can be categorized into 4 types; power generation, infrastructure business, electricity and energy-related business and healthcare business.



5. Power Generation Business and Business of RATCH

The investment portfolio of the Company can be categorized into 4 types: power generation and infrastructure business, electricity and energy-related business and healthcare business;



6. Revenue Structure of the Company

RATCH Group’s core revenue generated by the Company, subsidiaries and joint ventures derives from the long-term PPAs with EGAT of independent power producers (IPPs). The 3 main sources of the revenue are the Availability Payment (AP), Energy Payment (EP) and finance leases (Revenue from Lease Contract) Regarding small power plants that supply electricity and steam to industrial customers, their revenue comes from the Capacity Payment (CP), Energy Payment (EP), fuel savings (FS) and the electricity and steam prices

The Company’s revenue primarily comes from the sale of electricity generated by Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited, a subsidiary, to EGAT under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The revenue structure from Ratchaburi Power Plant and Tri Energy Power Plant contains the 3 main parts as follows:

  1. Availability Payment (AP)

    AP is designed to cover the entire fixed operating costs, such as maintenance expenses and management expenses. Generally, AP depends on the power plant’s readiness to generate and distribute electricity as required by EGAT.

  2. Energy Payment (EP)

    EP is realized after electricity is generated and transmitted to the EGAT’s transmission system. EP comprises two major parts:
            1) Fuel Payment
            2) Variable Operating and Maintenance Payment

  3. Revenue from Lease Contract

    Revenue from Lease Contract is based on revenue from availability payment for loans and shareholders’ returns. It is booked under effective interest rate method.

    Furthermore, the sales of electricity generated by Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited, the Company’s additional revenue comes from the sales of electricity generated by RATCH Cogeneration Company Limited, a subsidiary, mainly to EGAT under a 25-year PPA Remaining electricity and steam are sold to industrial users.

    RATCH Cogeneration SPP Power Plant’s revenue consisted of 4 main parts:

    1. Capacity Payment (CP) covers all investment, including maintenance expenses and variable expenses for generation and maintenance as well as actual capacity availability as specified in the PPA.
    2. Energy Payment (EP) is received when electricity is generated, primarily paid for the fuel cost.
    3. Fuel Saving (FS) revenue is received when monthly electricity generation meets the fuel saving clause specified in the PPA.
    4. Revenue from electricity and steam sold to industrial users.

    The Company also recognized revenue from the sale of electricity generated by RATCH Australia Corporation Pty Ltd (RAC), a subsidiary located in the Commonwealth of Australia whose main revenue is from a long-term PPA for its thermal power plants, wind farms and solar farms. The basic revenue structure according to the long-term PPA for thermal power plants is as follows:

    1. Capacity Payment (CP) covering the total investment including maintenance costs and actual capacity availability in electricity generation and distribution as stated in the PPA.
    2. Energy Payment (EP) which is received when electricity is generated, primarily to cover the fuel cost and variable operating and maintenance expenses.

    RAC’s wind farms’ income is the volume of generated electricity multiplied by the per-unit price.

    RATCH also realized revenue from joint ventures under the equity method along with other revenues including management fees, interest receivables and dividends. Details appeared in the revenue structure.

Types of Revenue
Generated By
Company's Stake Revenue (Million Baht)
2021 2020 2019
Million Baht % Million Baht % Million Baht %
Revenue from sale and rendering of services
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited 99.99 28,992.37 65.46 26,839.80 67.91 31,901.76 73.81
RATCH-Australia Corporation Pty Ltd 100.00 3,734.35 8.43 2,684.83 6.79 2,990.26 6.92
RATCH Cogeneration Company Limited 99.97 2,219.38 5.01 2.065.88 5.23 495.38 1.15
Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited 51.00 239.41 0.54 - - - -
Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. * 90.00 (23.29) (0.05) - - - -
RATCH-Lao Services Company Limited 99.99 69.26 0.16 62.03 0.16 53.71 0.12
Revenue from lease contracts
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited 99.99 1,953.58 4.41 2,553.21 6.46 2,923.23 6.76
Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. * 90.00 141.72 0.32 - - - -
Share of profit (loss) of jointly- controlled and associated entities
Hongsa Power Company Limited 40.00 3,415.67 7.71 3,035.99 7.68 2,623.52 6.07
Ratchaburi Power Company Limited 25.00 219.03 0.49 152.30 0.39 82.82 0.19
Perth Power Partnership (Kwinana) 30.00 (86.69) (0.20) (176.65) (0.45) 34.91 0.08
An Binh Energy and Infrastructure Fund 49.00 70.40 0.16 125.19 0.32 - -
Ratchaburi World Cogeneration Company Limited 40.00 195.50 0.44 202.30 0.51 208.78 0.48
Nava Nakorn Electricity Generating Company Limited 40.00 154.64 0.35 125.40 0.32 67.21 0.16

Note : * On November 19, 2021, the Company purchased additional shares in Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. from 50% to 90%.



Types of Revenue
Generated By
Company's Stake Revenue (Million Baht)
2021 2020 2019
Million Baht % Million Baht % Million Baht %
Berkprai Cogeneration Company Limited 35.00 121.80 0.27 113.88 0.29 62.66 0.14
SouthEast Asia Energy Limited 33.33 303.43 0.69 (73.46) (0.19) 180.60 0.42
Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company Limited 25.00 553.31 1.25 (70.77) (0.18) (272.30) (0.63)
Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. * 50.00 236.24 0.53 213.25 0.54 158.45 0.37
Solarta Company Limited 49.00 168.52 0.38 203.98 0.52 197.83 0.46
Solar Power (Korat 3) 40.00 32.74 0.07 31.86 0.08 34.61 0.08
Solar Power (Korat 7) 40.00 30.75 0.07 33.31 0.08 33.49 0.08
Solar Power (Korat 4) 40.00 32.88 0.07 31.38 0.08 31.56 0.07
Impact Solar Company Limited 10.71 (0.29) - - - - -
First Korat Wind Company Limited 20.00 23.47 0.05 19.44 0.05 29.44 0.07
K.R. TWO Company Limited 20.00 19.24 0.04 14.39 0.03 24.20 0.05
Songkhla Biomass Company Limited 40.00 29.96 0.07 40.49 0.10 39.09 0.09
Songkhla Biofuel Company Limited 40.00 (0.01) - (0.01) - (0.01) -
Yandin WF Holdings Pte. Ltd. 70.00 106.65 0.24 28.29 0.07 (34.21) (0.08)
Asia Water Company Limited 40.00 3.03 0.02 3.17 0.01 0.38 -
Smart Infranet Company Limited 51.00 (25.70) (0.06) (16.14) (0.04) (0.10) -
Things on Net Company Limited 35.00 (22.80) (0.05) (11.97) (0.03) (2.26) (0.01)
Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services Public Company Limited 15.53 (121.11) (0.27) - - - -
Chubu Ratchaburi Electric Services Company Limited 50.00 27.93 0.06 20.41 0.05 18.94 0.04
Phu Fai Mining Company Limited 37.50 197.16 0.45 187.72 0.47 285.77 0.66

Note : * On November 19, 2021, the Company purchased additional shares in Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. from 50% to 90%.



Types of Revenue
Generated By
Company's Stake Revenue (Million Baht)
2021 2020 2019
Million Baht % Million Baht % Million Baht %
Under Construction Projects
PT Medco Ratch Power Riau 49.00 224.84 0.51 159.73 0.40 163.00 0.38
REN Korat Energy Company Limited 40.00 (5.46) (0.01) (2.63) (0.01) - -
Hin Kong Power Holding Company Limited ** 51.00 (14.70) (0.03) (7.80) (0.02) - -
Nexif Ratch Energy Singapore Pte. Ltd. 49.00 (30.68) (0.07) (12.69) (0.03) - -
RATCH & AIDC Wind Energy Pte. Ltd. 63.80 (11.98) (0.03) - - - -
NEXIF Energy BT Pte. Ltd. 50.00 (4.16) (0.01) - - - -
Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited 10.00 32.20 0.07 118.96 0.30 - -
Northern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited 10.00 29.48 0.07 111.02 0.28 - -
Siphandone-RATCH Lao Co., Ltd. 25.00 (2.89) (0.01) - - -
Management service income
RATCH Group Public Company Limited 222.85 0.51 275.25 0.70 244.24 0.57
RATCH-Lao Services Company Limited 99.99 1.45 - 1.06 - - -
Interest income
RATCH Group Public Company Limited 45.13 0.10 45.78 0.12 89.38 0.21
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited 99.99 46.00 0.10 52.31 0.13 60.78 0.14
RATCH-Australia Corporation Pty Ltd 100.00 1.32 - 8.38 0.02 29.83 0.07

Note : * On November 19, 2021, the Company purchased additional shares in Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. from 50% to 90%.
** On January 3, 2020, the Company sold its shares in the Company. Hin Kong Power Holding Co., Ltd.



Types of Revenue
Generated By
Company's Stake Revenue (Million Baht)
2021 2020 2019
Million Baht % Million Baht % Million Baht %
RH International (Singapore) Corporation Pte. Ltd. 100.00 110.85 0.25 49.54 0.13 20.32 0.05
RH International (Singapore) Corporation Pte. Ltd. 99.99 0.07 - 1.25 - 2.77 0.01
Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited 51.00 0.10 - - - - -
Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. * 90.00 0.04 - - - - -
RATCH-Lao Services Company Limited 99.99 1.79 - 1.59 - 2.17 0.01
Ratchaburi Energy Company Limited 99.99 0.05 - 0.55 - 0.20 -
Ratchaburi Alliances Company Limited 99.99 - - 0.01 - 0.03 -
RH International (Mauritius) Corporation Limited 100.00 - - - - 0.02 -
RATCH O&M Company Limited 99.99 - - - - 0.01 -
Hin Kong Power Holding Company Limited ** 99.99 - - - - 0.01 -
Dividend income
RATCH-Lao Services Company Limited 99.99 31.34 0.07 33.46 0.08 55.59 0.13
RH International (Singapore) Corporation Pte. Ltd. 100.00 24.98 0.06 26.71 0.07 44.40 0.10
RATCH Group Public Company Limited 2.51 0.01 1.01 - 0.89 -
Other incomes
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Company Limited 99.99 105.02 0.24 161.81 0.41 45.94 0.11
RH International (Singapore) Corporation Pte. Ltd. 100.00 - - 0.19 - 11.07 0.03

Note : * On November 19, 2021, the Company purchased additional shares in Fareast Renewable Development Pte. Ltd. from 50% to 90%.
** On January 3, 2020, the Company sold its shares in the Company. Hin Kong Power Holding Co., Ltd. from 49 %, remaining 51 %



Types of Revenue
Generated By
Company's Stake Revenue (Million Baht)
2021 2020 2019
Million Baht % Million Baht % Million Baht %
RATCH Group Public Company Limited 13.83 0.03 5.01 0.01 8.44 0.02
Ratchaburi Energy Company Limited 99.99 0.06 - 0.18 - 0.73 -
RH International (Mauritius) Corporation Limited 100.00 - - - - 0.31 -
RATCH Cogeneration Company Limited 99.97 152.19 0.34 5.19 0.01 0.30 -
RATCH-Australia Corporation Pty Ltd 100.00 119.70 0.27 46.62 0.12 - -
Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited 51.00 7.10 0.02 - - - -
RATCH-Lao Services Company Limited 99.99 0.06 - - - - -
Gain on bargain purchase
RATCH Group Public Company Limited - - - - - 269.92 0.62
RH International (Singapore) Corporation Limited 100.00 177.67 0.40 - - - -
Total 44,293.29 100.00 39,521.99 100.00 43,220.07 100.00


7. Dividend

7.1 What is RATCH dividend policy ?

The Company has a policy to pay dividend of at least 40 percent of net profit according to the consolidated financial statements after legal reserves and other reserves. Nevertheless, dividend payments depend on the Company’s cash flow.



8. Shareholders Annual General Meeting

8.1 How can I attend Shareholders Annual General Meeting?

You are allowed to attend the meeting via 2 methods:
1. Meeting at the specified date and venue
2. Meeting via E-Meeting

8.2 What happens if I can’t attend the AGM?

When shareholders are unable attend the meeting; the Company allows shareholders to appoint persons who have come of age as their proxies to attend shareholder meetings and vote on their behalf. Proxy appointment documents must be in the format designed by the Registrar. The proxy has to present the proxy documents to the meeting chairman or the person assigned by the chairman before attending the meeting. Shareholders can download proxy documents from the Company website.

8.3 How do I vote at an AGM?

The Company prepares the separate ballots for each agenda item. All shareholders received such ballots at registration. Voting process was made simple: shareholders disagreeing or wishing to abstain simply raised their hands and the Company’s staff members collected their ballots. Computerized and barcode systems were used in vote counting.



9. Corporate Communications

9.1 Where can I search the Company’s information?

Investors can find more information on the Company on www.ratch.co.th



10. How can I contact investor relations ?

Investor Relations Department:
Telephone : 0 2794 9841-3
Fax : 0 2794 9888 ext. 9841
E-mail : IR@ratch.co.th


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