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.

Indonesian Cement Net Profit Up 22.9 percent

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk posted a first half net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9% from the same period in 2012. The revenue stood at Rp 11.4 trillion, an increase of 31.9 percent over the same period last year which stood at Rp 8, 6 trillion.

The increase in revenues was supported by the total sales volume increased by 18.3 percent to 12.23 million tons in the first half of 2013. Domestic turnover amounted to 12.14 million tons (up 18.0 percent) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170 percent). While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5 percent to 27.83 million tons compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from last year’s 40 , 9 percent, “said President Director of Semen Indonesia, Dwi Soetjipto in a written statement received by Tempo, July 29, 2013.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. In the first half of 2013, the Java market accounted for revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43 percent of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to the revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57 percent of the total domestic sales .

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia. From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped 170 percent compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year which was only Rp 30.34 billion.