Holcim Profit Down 7 Percent

Cement plant Holcim Indonesia posted a profit of Rp 467 billion during the first half of 2013. This figure is down 7 percent compared to net income in the same period a year earlier.
In a financial statement released, the cement factory managed to collect revenue to Rp 4.482 trillion. The achievement is obtained from the optimization of product mix and distribution to meet the challenges of increased market supply of capacity and imports increase. The revenue is actually higher than last year which was only Rp 4.191 trillion.
However, because of higher distribution costs make profits become depressed. Additionally, the increased cost of sales and administrative as well as financial costs, have an impact on short-term profits.
Nevertheless, President Director, Eamon Ginley convey, the general performance of Holcim are on the rise. It can be seen from the increase in gross profit of 33 percent to 35 percent. Holcim also has distributed interim dividend of Rp 37 per share to be paid, 15% greater than the interim dividend last year.
“With this dividend, for sure Holcim continues to provide benefits to its shareholders, and to continue to implement strategies based on adding value to customers, and maximize the efficiency of capacity,” Ginley said in a release received Suara Merdeka.
Holcim Indonesia is currently working in the middle market of excess supply conditions. However, he expects this condition is temporary.
Cement demand continued to grow consistently in the medium and long term, because the Indonesian economy continues to grow. This is supported by the existence of government and private sector investment in infrastructure and housing needs is also continuing. Therefore, the development of new plant proyen Holcim in Tuban, East Java, will provide benefits to the company.
“The cost of distribution to major markets in East Java to be more efficient, and will ensure smooth supply and better service for customers,” adds Ginley.
1 Tuban cement plant will produce 1.7 million tons of cement per year and will start in accordance with the planned schedule. Cement mill will begin operations on in August this year.

PTPN Unified Create Largest Indonesian Sugar Factory

PT PTPN III, XI, and XII plans to build a sugar factory along with the name of PT Industri Gula Glenmore. Largest sugar mills in Indonesia later this stake by 60 per cent owned by PTPN III, PTPN XI 10 percent, and the remaining 30 percent had PTPN XII.

This determination was Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Dahlan Iskan, in his office, Jakarta, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

The plant will produce primary products and white sugar premium products such as bio-ethanol bandwagon, bio fertilizer, and animal feed.

The plant will be built with a processing capacity of six thousand tons of cane per day and will be increased to eight thousand tons per day in the end. At the beginning of production of the company is expected to earn as much as nine percent yield, so the premium of white sugar production could reach nine thousand tons.

The factory is located in East Java will be supplied entirely from plantation PTPN XII. The construction itself is expected to cost Rp1, 5 trillion.

“This plant should be completed within 22 months, since the completion of the project has been adapted to harvest sugar cane grown to be supplied to Glenmore. If it’s too late. Later sugarcane to be supplied to anybody,” said Dahlan.

PTPP Gets Projects Rp 4.5 Trillion in 3 Months

Construction of the state-owned Housing Development Tbk PT (PTPP) in the first quarter -2013 obtain new contracts Rp 4.5 trillion. New contracts coded PTPP has penetrated 23% of the target for the project in 2013, which amounted to Rp 19.7 trillion.

“This acquisition increased 2.5 times compared to the acquisition of new contracts to the same period last year,” said Betty Ariana PTPP Corporate Secretary in a press release on Friday (05/04/2013).

PTPP in this water dragon year targets to carve a net profit of Rp 370 billion, up 20% compared to the previous year’s target. The increase in the net income derived from the business income of 4 fields of construction, property, EPC, and investment.

Major projects which was won PTPP, among other projects JW Marriot Hotel, St Moritz, The Kencana, malls Sun Karawang, M Gold Tower, Uluwatu Hotel, Surabaya Tunjungan Plaza V, Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, train tracks South Sumatra by PT KAI, and Combined Cycle Power Plant EPC project Tanjung kitbag 120 megawatts (MW).

Astra International reported net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.

“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 showed a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.

He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion,

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” he said.

He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.

Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.

Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.

Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

Eid, Night Market Open Ngarsapura Nonstop 8 Days

SOLO-Welcomes the travelers on the upcoming Eid, Ngarsapura Night Market will be open non-stop for eight days. Targeted, turnover in the holiday season could reach Rp 50 million per night.

Night Market Traders Association chairman Ngarsapura, Sigit Sujatno convey, as in previous years, every Eid night market traders usually sell not only on Saturday night. Market plans to open in the next 7 to 14 August. On the day of Eid, the market remains open.
“All traders shall sell. 228 Total number of existing merchants in Ngarsapura. Required Otherwise, the market will look very ugly, because there is an empty space,” he said.
Event with the theme “Lebaran Ing Ngarsapura” is intended to target travelers who arrive from out of town. Therefore, he hoped traders can sell creative products. So that the travelers will also be impressed with the market presence.
Previous years, Ngarsapura can suck thousands of people in one night. Either before or after the day of Eid, the market will be crowded. Most visitors mainly come from outside Java. He estimates, the transaction valued at USD 50 million can happen overnight.
“We will evaluate how the achievement of future transactions. Perhaps not all will be recorded, but by sampling,” he said. The most hunted products pemudik jerseys usually are typical of Solo, also crafts that are not encountered in the overseas returnees.
Head of Department of Cooperatives and SMEs, Haryani Nur added that this event could be a means of promotion of the city through superior products. So he hoped traders can prepare a quality product. Similarly, the display should be styled products as attractive as possible.
“Visitors come may be up to 2,000 people per night,” he said. Not only offered a wide range of products, at the same place travelers could enjoy the entertainment offerings which will be coordinated by the Department of Culture and Tourism.

Down, Astra gets profit of Rp 8.8 Trillion

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – PT Astra International Tbk and its subsidiaries had net profit of Rp 8.8 trillion during the first half of 2013. Net income was down 9 percent from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 9.7 trillion. Earnings per share fell 9 percent to Rp 218 per saham.PT Astra International and its subsidiary, Tuesday (07/30/2013), announced a slight decrease in performance during the first half of 2013 compared to first half of 2012.
Through the release mentioned that the Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 amounted to Rp 94.3 trillion. Net revenue was down 2 percent compared to the same period of 2012 which reached Rp 95.9 trillion.
According to the President Director of PT Astra International Prijono Sugiarto, there are several factors that predicted to affect business performance in the second half of 2013.
Factor in question is increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs, and declining commodity prices. As for his own prospects for domestic demand continued to grow.
There are six core business lines are the focus of Astra Group, the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Two division increased net income, namely financial services division rose 19 percent to Rp 2.1 trillion and information technology division rose 2 percent to Rp 55 billion.
Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to Rp 1.4 trillion. Agribusiness division net income fell 25 percent to Rp 571 billion.
Meanwhile, the automotive division’s net profit fell 10 percent to Rp 4.4 trillion. Demand for motor vehicles during the first 6 months of 2013 remained high.
Based on data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive, car sales in Indonesia in the period January to June 2013 reached 601 952 units. The sales figures increased compared to the same period in 2012 to reach 535 261 units.
Increased income and affordability levels still remain high interest rates support demand for motor vehicles. Automotive segment net profit decline due to increased competition due to an increase in domestic production capacity and high labor cost.
Of total national car sales of around 602,000 units, Astra’s car sales rose 6 percent to 321 000 units. Market share declined from 56 percent to 53 percent.
Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla?-Products of energy-efficient cars and affordable (low cost green car / LCGC)-Astra Group is expected to begin to be distributed in August 2013 with a production capacity of 10,000 units per month.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) asked the government to revise the regulations concerning the total cars energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
“It should be given incentives are public transport, not private vehicles,” said board member daily YLKI, Sincere Abadi.
According YLKI, policy-efficient cars can be accepted if the transport system in the large cities is adequate and integrated. Regulation efficient cars is currently not on time because it is still poor public transport infrastructure in Indonesia.

Manufacturers Profits Rise 20 Percent Beer

PT Multi Bintang Indonesia posted a 20.07 percent rise in net profit or Rp 690.35 billion in the first semester of 2013. The increase in profit was seconded beer sales in the domestic market.
In a disclosure, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, local sales Multi Bintang Rp 2.08 trillion or 99 percent of the value of the company’s total sales. Beer sales revenue accounted for 88.8 percent or Rp 1.54 trillion. The rest is supported by the sale of non-beer beverages.
According to the President Director of PT Multi Bintang Indonesia, Chin Kean Huat, there are two major customers that a sales increase of more than 10 percent. Both are Indonesia’s PT Gitaswara sales accounted for 14 percent and PT Bintang Bali Indah by 11.8 percent.
For gross profit, Multi Star posted an increase of 26.8 percent or Rp 1.34 trillion. Multi Bintang business profit reached Rp 926 billion, up 22 percent from the same period in 2012.
Multi Bintang Indonesia is a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (APB), one of the major players in the international beer industry. Through the mill in Sampang Agung, Mojokerto, East Java, and Tangerang, Banten, Multi Bintang producing famous drinks, such as Bir Bintang, Heineken, Guinness, Bintang Zero, and Green Sands.

Sinar Mas Profit Drops 39.8 Percent

Net income PT. Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk. (SMART) tumbled 39.8 percent during the first half of this year, or Rp 795.42 billion from Rp 1.11 trillion.

Based on the company’s disclosure to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Thursday, August 1, 2013, which can diatrirbusikan profit to equity holders of the parent decreased due to the company’s net sales were eroded to Rp 11.18 trillion. That figure is down 21.49 percent compared to the same period of the previous year of Rp 13.58 trillion.

While the cost of goods sold and agribusiness plantation companies had dropped to Rp 9.3 trillion from Rp 10.33 trillion. Operating expenses also dropped from Rp 1.62 trillion to Rp 881.12 billion. Thus, the company’s operating profit reached Rp 996.97 billion.

Earnings per share also fell by 110 points to Rp 277 per share from Rp 387 per share. SMART currently has total assets worth a total of Rp 15.04 trillion, with the composition of current assets amounting to Rp 5.24 trillion and non-current assets of Rp 9.8 trillion.

Weakening performance was also felt by the palm oil company PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. (Aali). Aali recorded a decline in profit for the period during the first half of 2013 to Rp 745.64 billion from Rp 996.36 billion in the first half of 2012.

Of the company’s financial llaporan be published in the Indonesia Stock Exchange, July 29, 2013, Aali net income is lower than the second half of last year’s Rp 5.64 trillion to Rp 5.49 trillion. The company’s revenue eroded by the increased cost of revenue increased to Rp 4.03 trillion from Rp 3.84 trillion. This makes the company’s gross profit fell to Rp 1.45 trillion.

Telkomsel Gets Profit Rp 15.7 trillion and 125 Million Subscribers

Mobile operator Telkomsel recorded a net profit of Rp 15.7 trillion in 2012, growing 22% over the previous year with the growth of 17% to 125 million.

It is delivered in the General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) held recently at the Head Office and attended by the Board of Commissioners Telkomsel Telkomsel.

Noted, all aspects of double-digit growth and exceeded the average Indonesian telecommunications industry, with revenue growth of 12% to Rp 54.5 trillion, including EBITDA in 2012 were also increased to Rp 30.6 trillion, or 11%.

Telkomsel continued positive growth is believed to be a strong foundation to face competition in the telecommunications industry in 2013, is getting tougher by doing a variety of groundbreaking products and services.

“The high confidence to Telkomsel subscribers increasingly cemented as a market leader by the number of subscribers reached 125 million and a 55% market share of the three largest mobile operators in Indonesia,” said Original Brahmin, Corporate Secretary of Telkomsel, Tuesday (04/16/2013).

With 125 million subscribers, Telkomsel is arguably the operator by the number of customers in the world’s sixth largest.

Subsidiary of Telkom also conduct a variety of innovations beyond telco and mobile services and digital data-based businesses, such as by supporting less cash society such as T-Cash and creative industries such as mobile applications and Value Added Services (VAS) other.

Throughout the 2012 SingTel has deployed more than 11,675 3G base stations to fulfill the number of Vodacom 3G base stations to 15 thousand units. Vodacom currently has a total of approximately 54 297 base stations throughout Indonesia.

“Telkomsel has consistently implementing technology roadmap of 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +, as well as being the first operator in Indonesia which successfully tested the service Long Term Evolution (LTE),” First said.

Telkomsel will trust the quality of service has received recognition both nationally and internationally with a number of awards to more than 100 within a period of 18 years serving Indonesia.

Market Down, Kalla Toyota Remain Optimistic

MAKASSAR, – Automotive Market this year was not as predicted. Previous dealers predict car sales in mid-year will be better, the reality is not as expected.
Based on data Polreg call centers in Sulawesi (except Sulawesi), the automotive market in April 2013 and May recorded as many as 4,800 units 4,596 units. In June this year, the market fell again to number 4,278 units.
Director of Operations Kalla Toyota, Hari Kaimuddin said, although the total market has decreased, it remains optimistic sales recorded this year is better than last year.
“Last month we try to be optimistic if the market rose in June. Moreover, it is always the beginning of the year sales fell. But it turned down (June). Bgitu However, we remain optimistic,” he said last weekend.
Kalla Toyota as the Toyota dealership in Sulawesi (except Sulawesi) in June 2013 posted sales of 2,281 units. Slightly decreased from the previous month’s sales are recorded 2,344 units.
“In terms of sales are down, but in terms of market share, Toyota rose to 53.4 percent,” he said.