Profit Up 273.2 percent Eterindo

Eterindo Wahanatama Tbk PT (ETWA) posted a first-half net profit rose 273.2 per cent to Rp33, 2 billion compared with the same period last year ie Rp 8, 9 billion.

The growth is in line with the company’s revenue increased 51.2 percent to Rp605, 4 billion. The increase is also supported by the large volume of sales. Sales volume stood at 39,000 metric tons, up by 34.5 percent from 29,000 metric tons in the last year with the average selling price of Rp9, 3 million metric tons in the first half of 2013.

President Director Immanuel Sutarto, stated operational performance during the first half of this biodiesel has increased significantly compared to the same period the previous year.

“We hope that the Government will soon implement a policy mix of 10 percent biodiesel (B10) in 2013 as a way of improving national energy security,” he said in a written statement published on Thursday (08/01/2013).

Gross profit increased 58.8 percent from Rp54, 6 billion to Rp86, 7 billion. Gross margin to 14.3 percent from 13.6 percent the same period last year.

Operating profit jumped by 57.1 percent from Rp34, 2 billion to Rp53, 8 billion. Similarly, EBITDA increased 82.9 percent to Rp66, 3 billion compared with the same period last year ie Rp36, 2 billion.

Equity increased from 0.8 times to 1.2 times as a result of an increase in bank debt amounted to 64.8 percent from Rp350, 7 billion to Rp577, 9 billion
to finance the growth of its business.

Semester I, 2013 The rate of economy is estimated that 5.9% -6.1%

JAKARTA – Minister of Finance Chatib Basri said he expects economic growth predicted by Bank Indonesia will be at the level of 5.9% to 6.1% in the first half of 2013. This figure was based on global conditions have not improved.
However, the government insists Chatib will strive to achieve economic growth of 6%. Where economic growth will still be in the crutch by domestic consumption. Meanwhile, the investment will experience a slight slowdown. This is evident from the slowdown in capital goods imports are slowing.
In terms of exports, he added, is slowing as economic growth in China and India are slowing. “It’s a little heavy this year. We expect economic growth in the first half of 2013 will be at 6.1%.” he added.
Chatib added economic growth in Indonesia is still ranked second among G20 countries or countries with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the largest. In fact, Indonesia’s growth plans remain top despite stimulus cessation of quantitative easing in the U.S. or be executed.
“Economic growth in Indonesia is actually still the second highest number among the G20 countries, China 7.5%, Indonesia 5.9%, and India 5.6%. Indonesia in year-end forecast is still the second highest number, after entering the calculation of quantitative easing,” he explained.
He acknowledged the world economic situation is disturbing economic indicators such as the weakening rupiah and low economic growth. However, the disorder is more to external factors, namely the implementation of quantitative easing, which hit the financial sector due to tight liquidity assumptions.
Chatib describes the condition of the stock market is still relatively good Indonesia grew 7.9% in the year to date. That figure is higher than Thailand at 6.9% and Singapore 2.18%.
“There was shock, our capital markets are relatively good,” he said.
He added that the conditions that weaken the rupiah also not too worried. “Depreciation of our 4.84% is slightly lower than Malaysia 4.7%, Philippines 5.3%, India 6.86%. Past 1 Australian dollar above 10 thousand now 9300’s, it shows Rupiah strengthened. Betul there was turmoil in the Euro but not something that is worrying from gross rate is still ok, “he said.

BSD Spread Rp 262 Billion Dividend to Shareholders

General meeting of shareholders (AGM) Tbk PT Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) decided giving a total dividend of 20% of net income in 2012. Shareholders will receive a dividend of Rp 262 billion, or USD 15 per share.

“The ratio of dividends based on the performance achievements of 2012 and the company’s business plan in 2013. Especially concerning the supply of funds is based on the supply of funds for investment purposes, infrastructure development, expansion up operations. Dividends are also a form of appreciation to all our shareholders,” said Director and Corporate Secretary BSD Hermawan Wijaya in the event AGM / EGM BSD at the Ritz Carlton, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Thursday (05/30/2013).

In 2012, the company posted a 52.96% rise in net profit to Rp 1.28 trillion, compared to the same period in 2011 to Rp 870.78 billion. It was due to strong revenue growth in all projects, including residential, commercial, land, and industrial.

“This year we are targeting revenue growth of 20% supported by the launch of 10 residential and commercial projects. Company has also set up capex (capital expenditure / capital expenditure) Rp 3 trillion during the year 2013,” he added.

In addition, it was agreed at the AGM, the company will invest 80% of its net profit as retained earnings and general reserves. Proceeds will be used to strengthen the capital structure of the company, especially in business development and operational finance company and its subsidiaries.

At the EGM also approved management’s plan to conduct additional capital without pre-emptive rights (non-ER) to a maximum of 20% of the company’s capital.

“BSD now have the option to use additional capital when needed no later than 2 years after the approval,” he explained.

Bank Profit Reaches Rp 8.3 Trillion, Up 16%

PT Bank Mandiri Tbk recorded a net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose by 16% from the previous period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi G Sadikin explain the increase in net income was driven by the acquisition of translucent increase in operating income of Rp 22.9 trillion, up 17.8% from the previous period in 2013.

“The increase in operating income by 17.8% to Rp 22.9 trillion. Was contributed premium income and net interest, fee-based income.’s Net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion was also supported by the company’s ability to control operating costs at group and subsidiary,” said Budi in the event of public exposure to second-quarter financial report 2013 Plaza Mandiri Bank Mandiri in Jakarta, Monday (07/29/2013).

The bank also recorded credit growth of 22.3% to Rp 428.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2013. That supports the achievement of the Bank’s total assets increased to Rp 672.2 trillion, up 17.6% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the quality of earning assets also remain well preserved, which looks at the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) of 0.55% net.

“We are thankful in the midst of intense competition and slowing economic growth, the Bank can continue to show loan growth above market growth. This is one of our commitments to improve access to finance productive country to prosper,” he explained.

The increase in lending occurred in all business segments. The highest growth occurred in the micro segment grew 58.1% to reach Rp 23.9 trillion in the first semester of 2013.

Meanwhile, the credit is channeled to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) recorded a growth of 26.5% to Rp 60.2 trillion.

The bank also helped channel special financing with government guarantee scheme, namely by channeling People’s Business Credit (KUR). Total limit KUR has been disbursed by Bank Mandiri to June 2013 reached Rp 12.2 trillion, which is distributed to more than 237.6 thousand customers.

“Public confidence to Bank Mandiri also higher, as indicated by the increase in third-party funds to Rp 502.4 trillion in June 2013 from Rp 418.2 trillion in June 2012. Saving community continues to grow to Rp 206.6 trillion, up 19 1% over the same period last year, “he added.

Astra International Records Profit 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 mennjukan a slight decrease from 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.

Build Plant Milk, Kalbe Rp 300 Billion Spending

PT Kalbe Farma, drug manufacturers and national health supplements, plans to build a dairy factory in the Cikampek, West Java. According to the Director of Finance and Corporate Secretary of Kalbe Farma, Vidjongtius, the plant cost around Rp 300 billion. “The project started in 2014,” he said at a media gathering.
Vidjongtius said the plant will be owned by the installation of a fourth milk production Kalbe Farma. With the construction of this plant, Kalbe increase milk production capacity of 12 thousand tons to 24 thousand tons per year.
Funds to build the plant will be met from capital expenditure Kalbe Farma in 2013, which reached Rp 1.5 trillion. According Vidjongtius, until the first half, the company has spent at least 40 percent of the annual capital expenditure. “The new plant is expected to support business growth in the future,” he said.
In 2012, Kalbe has completed the construction of dairy factory in Sukabumi, West Java. This plant is the result of cooperation with PT Milko Beverage Industry. Kalbe, which poured an investment of Rp 154 billion, became the majority owner with 51 percent parts.
Throughout 2013, Kalbe targeting revenue growth and net income by 18 percent. That figure is above the growth of the pharmaceutical industry which reached 15 percent. In 2012, Kalbe Farma pocketed a net profit of Rp 1.73 trillion and Rp 13.6 trillion in net sales. Thus, the company targets a net profit of Rp 2.04 trillion and Rp 16 trillion in net sales in 2013.

India May industrial output shrinks surprise 1.6%

India’s industrial output shrank by a shock 1.6 percent in May from a year ago, data showed Friday, adding to mounting gloom about Asia’s third-largest economy.

The contraction in output by factories, mines and utilities was far below market forecasts of a 1.5-percent rise while in another blow, April’s industrial output growth was revised to 1.8 percent from 2.8 percent expansion earlier.

“Industrial recovery is not yet in sight — this is definitely a surprise on the downside,” D.K. Joshi, chief economist of India’s leading credit rating agency Crisil, told AFP.

The figures marked more grim reading for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress-led government which is desperately hoping for an economic rebound before elections due in the first half of 2014.

“Industry has slipped into a serious crisis,” said business leader Rajkumar Dhoot, as the data showed manufacturing, which accounts for three-quarters of the Index of Industrial Production, had slumped by 2.0 percent in May.

Dhoot, chief of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, predicted “large-scale job losses” in the country of 1.2 billion people and pointed to production shutdowns already announced by the once-booming car sector.

Despite the weakness, the central bank is ill-placed to cut interest rates to kickstart the economy with the rupee near lifetime lows and separate data Friday showing retail price inflation climbing to 10.13 percent in June from 9.65 percent in May.

“For any policymaker, it is a very challenging time. You have urgent situations over the rupee, inflation and now manufacturing,” Joshi said.

“There is no magic wand except that the government must start implementing some of the economic reforms it has been promising,” he said.

While the bank has cut rates three times since the start of 2013 following an aggressive hiking spree, borrowing costs remain high.

The disappointing data comes as Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is in the United States this week on his second trip in three months to woo foreign investment — seen as key to strengthening the currency and spurring growth.

But he is seen as hampered by political opposition at home to more steps to prise open India’s still heavily state-dominated economy and investor concerns about widespread corruption.

India’s economy has been struggling under high interest rates, strong consumer inflation and weak domestic and foreign investment, as well as a string of graft scandals.

The government has forecast the economy will grow by at least six percent in the financial year that began April 1, after expanding by five percent last year — its slowest pace in a decade.

But private economists have been reducing their forecasts in the past few months with most seeing growth in the five-to-six percent range.

In one piece of positive news out of Friday’s string of downbeat data, June’s trade deficit narrowed from the previous month as gold imports slid in response to government duty hikes to curb consumer appetite for the precious metal.

The merchandise trade gap fell to $12.2 billion in June from $20.1 billion in May, easing market worries about India’s gaping current account deficit — the broadest measure of trade.

Oil imports also fell to $12.7 billion from $15 billion in May. Oil and gold imports are the biggest contributors to the current account deficit. But despite a sharply weaker currency, June exports fell 4.6 percent to $23.79 billion.

And underscoring weak consumer demand, car sales slid nine percent in June from a year earlier, marking a record eighth straight month of decline, other figures showed, and prompting industry calls for a government stimulus package.

“This is certainly the worst period I have seen in a long time,” R.C. Bhargava, chairman of Japanese-controlled Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, said in an interview published Friday.

Gold mining production Mauritania Normal Walking

A gold mining strike in Mauritania, the third largest company-owned Kinross, Canada, did not have an impact on production, the company said on Friday.

A union spokesman said Thursday that the strike was triggered wages and working conditions over 1,500 local staff and making production in the mining Tasiat within 400 kilometers northeast of the capital of Mauritania, Nouakchott stalled.

But a spokesman for Tasiast Mauritanie Limited SA, a unit of Kinross said the process is still running and???? Production is maintained at the planned level.

He said an agreement has been reached five of the six demands of the strikers.

Open pit mine producing 185 334 ounces of gold in 2012, it is owned by Kinross, according to the company website.

PTPP get New Contract Rp 9.5 Trillion

PT PP Tbk (PTPP) to new contracts worth Rp 9.5 trillion as of June 2013. The new contract is 2.5 times higher than the same period of the contract in the previous year.

“This acquisition nearly 50% against the target of a new contract this year from Rp 19.7 trillion,” said Corporate Secretary of PT PP Betty Ariana in a statement on Tuesday (07/16/2013).

With the acquisition of this new contract the company’s order book as of June 2013 reached Rp 25.3 trillion. This year the company is targeting sales of USD 10.2 billion with a net profit of Rp 370 billion.

Turnover and profit will be contributed from the five areas of the company’s business digeluri, construction, property, EPC, investment, and production of precast concrete.

Major projects that the company achieved, among others, the Port-Cilegon Krakatau Bandar Samudra, Nifaro Apartments, St Moritz, The Kencana, Cikampek Toll-palimanan, Tunjungan Surabaya Plaza V, Terminal 3 Seekarno Hatta Cengkareng Airport, railway in South Sumatra by PT KAI, infrastructure Sarulla 300 MW power plant in North Sumatra, Banten Intermark apartments and EPC projects Tanjung kitbag 120 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, 160 MW power plant Bangkanai, and CNG Muara Tawar.

In addition, the company also received a new contract abroad, namely in Tibar Gleno Road, East Timor, amounting to Rp 264 billion.

Major program in the property sector which will begin in late 2013 the development landbank owned by the company, in the form of mixed use on an area of ​​4 hectares in Surabaya and a land area of ​​20 hectares in Jakarta. The target market is upper middle class.

Oil production PHE WMO 22.2 Thousand Barrels per Day

Production of Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) West Madura Offshore increase. If the beginning of June 2013 and in the range of 20,300 barrels of oil per day (bopd), in early July it pierces 22,200 bopd. Increase in production was achieved from 3 new production wells.
WMO block production was 70% higher than when handed over to the government of Kodeco Pertamina Energy, May 7, 2011. When it blocks the production of 13,000 bpd WMO stay. 22.2000 bopd to production performance is also higher than the target set by the oil and gas SKK 20 443 boph.
Good news from WMO block was made Senior Executive VP & General Manager of PHE WMO Bambang Kardono after accepting the award from the Governor of East Java Environment on page Soekarwo PT Semen Indonesia, last weekend in Gresik. “PHE WMO has reached a level of 22,200 bopd of oil production,” he said.
He added that the recent increase in production obtained from the drilling of new production wells 38B-5 PHE, PHE PHE 40A-5 and 40A-3. Therefore, it is confident that by the end of 2013 could surpass the average production target of 20,443 bopd given by the government.
Bambang explained, of 3 new production wells that produced approximately 4,000 bopd. But because it is also absorbed to cover declaining rate reached 50% per year, the production of WMO block can only go up from 20,300 bopd in early June to 22,200 bopd.
“This year we expect to drill 21 production wells and nine exploration wells. Needs a lot of wells drilled since we also had to cope with a relatively high rate declaining, as well as trying to find new oil and gas reserves,” he said.
Bambang added that, in addition to continue to drill new production wells, is now concentrating PHE WMO project complete new installation of the subsea pipeline connecting several new production platform with Poleng Processing Platform (PPP).
“Hopefully early August subsea pipeline installation projects it already can diselesaikan.Keberadaan new pipe that can further increase the production rate of oil-rig a new production platform,” said Bambang Kardono.
Since April 1, PHE WMO continues to increase production from 9,000 bopd to 12,000 bopd. After the break in May 17,000 bopd and 20,300 bopd in June. Peak at the beginning of production back in July increased to 22,200 bopd.

“The climax at the beginning of July back production increased to 22,200 bopd, where it is expected to end in 2013 still continues to rise more than that, do’akan, yes,” said Bambang Kardono.