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.

US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

BSD Bag Sales of Rp 4, 19 Trillion

PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk (BSDE) recorded pre-sales of Rp 4, 19 trillion in the first semester of 2013. The achievement equivalent to a growth of 79 percent compared with the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp2, 35 trillion.

“In the first semester of 2013 BSDE has gained 60 percent or Rp 4, 19 trillion marketing sales target of 2013, the Company determined that 7 trillion,” said Director and Corporate Secretary of PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk, Hermawan Wijaya quoted from a written statement the company on Tuesday (16/07/2013).

Accelerated growth, he added, is sustained partnership strategy and solid demand for the products of particular residential property that we offer both in BSD City as well as in other projects that we manage.

Under the project, BSD City as a flagship project of the members of the group Sinar Mas Land posted the biggest contribution to marketing sales which amounted to 82 percent. While Tourism contributes the second largest city with a seven per cent next Grand Tourism Bekasi contribute five percent and others.

Based on segment income, the biggest contributor of marketing sales the first half of 2013, recorded by the proportion of land sales by 64 per cent to the total sales and marketing accounted for by the second largest contributor with 26 per cent of residential sales. This was driven by the sale of the land to the three strategic partners of the Company through a subsidiary that was formed by the joint venture scheme. The three partners are, among others, Hongkong Land, AEON Mall Japan and Dyandra.

“In 2012, contribution of land sales in the range of 32 percent residential and 58 percent was recorded. Segment of land this year be the growth driver for the Company, it is our strategy to double its growth through value creation on land-bank that we manage,” he explained.

Home Shop segment (Shophouse) during the first half of 2013 contributed nine percent or Rp391, 72 billion compared to gains in the same period in 2012 which is Rp169, 12 billion. This segment grew 43 percent year on year (yoy) and became the third largest contributor to the Company’s marketing sales.

Western Digital Gets USD 3.8 Billion

Western Digital (WD) reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2013. For income, WD earned $ 3.8 billion, up from winning the USD 3 billion in the same quarter last year.

But for the profit side, the digital storage media maker earned less than satisfactory results. WD’s net profit stood at USD 391 million, down from last year which exceeded USD 483 million.

As for shipping the hard drive as much as 60.2 million units for the third fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2013. While in the year-ago quarter, sending 44.2 million WD hard drive.

Non-GAAP net income in the year-ago quarter amounted to USD 619 million or USD 2.52 per share.

WD generating $ 727 million in cash from operations during the March quarter, bringing the total cash and cash equivalents are held at USD 4.1 billion.

During this quarter, WD uses USD 243 million to buy back 5.2 million shares of common stock. On February 14, WD announced common stock dividend of $ 0.25 which was paid on April 15.

“Strong execution by our HGST and WD subsidiaries encourage outstanding results in the March quarter as we continue to capitalize on the secular growth of digital data,” said Steve Milligan, president and chief executive officer of WD.

“Demand for the industry as a whole is in line with our expectations. In our business, we saw strength in corporate, stable performance in client and consumer electronics, and some seasonal softness is already anticipated in the branded product,” he said, in a written statement on Wednesday (08.05.2013).

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.

Mestika Bank Shutter Credit Distributes Rp 5.9 Trillion in 2013

Tbk PT Bank Mestika Dharma targets loan portfolio to Rp 5.94 trillion in the year 2013. As many as 30% of the total loan will be disbursed to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are so focused the company’s business.

Director of Bank Mestika Dharma Achmad S. Kartasasmita said, until the end of December 2012 the Bank from Medan, North Sumatra has disbursed loans amounting to Rp 5.1 trillion to Rp 1.4 trillion disbursed details for working capital.

“Approximately 30% of the company disbursed loans to the SME sector. Remainder distributed to consumers, including mortgages and corporate,” Achmad said when met at the House Energy, Jakarta, Wednesday (06/19/2013).

He said the company also plans to open a branch office in the area of ​​Jambi, Jakarta, Tanjung Pinang, and Jabodetabek, but currently only one branch which has obtained permission from the regulator, which in Jambi.

“Bank Mestika seek middle branch offices in other locations, namely Jakarta, Tanjung Pinang, and Greater Jakarta,” he said.

With the addition of the branch offices, Achmad targets a net profit of Rp 291 billion at the end of 2013, up 8.8 percent.

Throughout 2012, the company has collected deposits (deposits) amounted to Rp 5.4 trillion to Rp 2.98 trillion composition is saving, Rp 706 billion in demand deposits and time deposits remaining. The company targets increase in deposits during the year amounted to Rp 6.3 trillion.

Assets of the company until the end of 2012 reached Rp 7.3 trillion and is targeted to increase to Rp 8.4 trillion this year. Asset growth was driven by the addition of the company’s branch offices.

“Now we have 10 branches, 44 sub-branches, cash offices and 6 are located in Sumatra and Java,” he said.

First semester of 2013, Pertamina EP Records Profit of Rp 10 Trillion

In the first half (I) 2013, PT Pertamina Exploration and Production (EP) posted a profit of Rp 10 trillion more. Targeted for this year, a subsidiary of state-owned PT Pertamina is able to reap a profit of Rp 18 trillion.
Public Relations Manager of PT Pertamina EP, Amperianto Agus told reporters in Jakarta, Saturday (3/8) night suggests, corporate profits optimistic embrace of it is based on the production performance of oil and gas corporation that produced it.
He said that the present level of oil production per day PT Pertamina EP reached 132 thousand barrels. The expected production rate constant and even increases with the exploration and discovery of new reserves by corporations. “In 2012, corporate profit reached Rp 21.5 trillion,” he said.
This year profit target of Rp 18 trillion does not mean a decrease compared to last year. Agus argues that profits surge last year in addition to the corporate consistency in producing oil and gas, as well as exchange rate differences and the rise in oil prices in the international market.
“Target profit last year (2012) amounted to Rp 17 trillion,” he added.
Most of PT Pertamina EP oil fields located in Sumatra, especially in Jambi, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, and Riau. Pertamina EP also has oil fields in West Java, Central Java and East Java.
“We’re also there is quite a large project in Central Java and East Java. BUT, it is where the gas production is later used to supply gas power plant Tambaklorok Semarang. If that was to be our gas production, is estimated to be saving USD 2 billion of fuel conversion used oil to gas power plant Tambaklorok Semarang, “he explained.
As a subsidiary of PT Pertamina engaged in the upstream oil and gas sector, according to Agus, operational and corporate performance requires the support of many parties, especially the government and society.
Oil theft cases in a massive scale in the pipeline Tempino-Plaju South Sumatra should not happen in other places. In the pipeline along the 265 kilometer (KM), he said, about 75% have been embedded in the ground at the depth of 1.5 meters to 2 meters.
“But, it remains stolen. Trick with building above the oil pipelines, oil pipelines and oil drilled and taken,” he said.

UMP Rise, Profit Astra Thinning 9% So Rp8.8 Trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) earned a net profit of Rp 8.8 trillion in the first half of 2013, the figure fell 9.2% from the previous year’s profit in the same period amounted to Rp 9.7 trillion.

Astra also slowed turnover, from Rp 95.9 trillion in the first six months of 2012 to Rp 94.3 trillion this year. Earnings per share also decreased by 9% to Rp 218 per share.

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, the rise in labor costs (Provincial Minimum Wage / UMP) and the decline in commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” said President Director of Astra International Prijono Sugiarto in press release the company, on Tuesday (30/7/20130.

Astra Group activities focus on six core business lines, namely Automotive Division, Financial Services, Heavy Equipment and Mining, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Logistics, and Information Technology with the following details: Automotive Division Automotive Division’s net profit fell by 10% to Rp 4, 4 trillion, consisting of Rp 1.9 trillion from the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as Rp 2.5 trillion from associates and jointly controlled entities in the automotive field.

Throughout the first half of 2013, demand for motor vehicles remains high, supported by rising incomes and loan interest rates are still affordable. However, increased competition due to increased domestic production capacity and the high cost of labor has led to decrease in net income contribution from the automotive segment.

Regulatory minimum down payment on auto financing imposed sharia financing for companies since January 1, 2013 and the bank on 1 April 2013, had little impact on the first half performance of the Company. Meanwhile, it is still too early to estimate the impact of rising fuel prices that occurred in late June, the automotive sales.

Total national car sales rose 12% to 602,000 units. Astra’s car sales (Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu, UD Trucks and Peugeot) increased 6% to 321,000 units, with a market share decreased from 56% to 53%.

In the first half of Astra launch six new models and eight facelift models. Meanwhile, national motorcycle sales rose 6% to 3.9 million units. Honda motorcycle sales output of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) rose 12% to 2.4 million units, with an increase in market share from 57% to 60%. In the first half of 2013, PT Astra Honda Motor launched two new models and five facelift models.

PT Astra Otoparts Tbk (AOP), a company in the field of automotive components, which is 80% owned by the Company, recorded a net profit of Rp 519 billion, down 2%, where 71% is the contribution from associates and jointly controlled entities.

Decrease in net income was primarily due to increased labor costs, although there was an increase in sales in the segment of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts and export markets. In the second quarter of Astra Otoparts have to issue new shares amounting to Rp 3 trillion to strengthen its capital structure.

Astra International also has sold 15.7% stake in Astra Otoparts to increase liquidity in the stock market, which results in a transaction value of Rp 2.8 trillion. In April, Astra Otoparts acquire 51% stake in PT Pakoakuina, manufacturer of alloy wheels for four-wheeled vehicles and two-wheeler valued at USD 700 billion by taking all new shares issued.

The government has announced tax incentives aimed at encouraging the production of Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) in the country. Astra Group has products that comply with the government regulations that Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla is expected to begin to be distributed in August with a production capacity of 10,000 units per month.

Division of Financial Services Division of Financial Services Net income increased 19% to Rp 2.1 trillion. Total financing through Astra automotive finance business consisting of Federal International Finance (FIF), Astra Credit Companies (ACC), and Toyota Astra Financial Services (TAFS) increased 6% to Rp 27.8 trillion, including joint financing through bank financing without recourse .

Total weight of equipment financing through PT Surya Artha Nusantara Finance and PT Komatsu Astra Finance fell 42% to Rp 2.6 trillion as a result of declining sales of heavy equipment.

PT Bank Permata Tbk is 44.6% owned by the Company, posted a net profit increase of 15% to Rp 818 billion. Net interest income increased driven by higher loan growth of 27%, despite the increase in operating costs.

PT Asuransi Astra Buana (AAB) subsidiaries engaged in insurance business had a net profit due to higher growth in gross premium income in excess of the increased cost of reinsurance and claims costs.

Heavy Equipment and Mining Division of Net Income and Mining Equipment division fell 24% to Rp 1.4 trillion. PT United Tractors Tbk (UT), which is 59.5% owned by the Company, reported a 25% drop in net income to Rp 2.3 trillion, while net income decreased by 19%.

Business segment net revenue of construction machinery fell 40%, due to lower sales of Komatsu heavy equipment by 42% to 2,452 units. This happens due to decreased demand from the mining sector, especially for large units.

Pamapersada PT Nusantara (PAMA), a subsidiary of mining contractor UT benefited from the increasing mining capacity. PAMA reported net income increased by 12% because the increase in contract coal by 12% to 50 million tonnes of construction and earthmoving contracts (overburden removal) increased 2% to 414 million bcm.

UT subsidiaries in mining reported net income decreased by 44%, which is caused by the decrease in coal sales by 29% to 2.2 million tons. Decline in coal prices and rising fuel prices have a negative impact on net income.

Division Agribusiness Agribusiness Division’s net profit decreased by 25% to Rp 571 billion. PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (AAL), which is 79.7% owned by the Company, reported net income of Rp 717 billion.

Although palm oil production increased 11% to 704,000 tons, revenue declined 3% to Rp 5.5 trillion, caused by a decline in the average price of CPO by 16% to Rp 6.638/kg. The decline in revenue is accompanied with the high cost of production and operating costs, resulting in lower net profit.

AAL has started constructing an oil refinery in West Sulawesi, which will change from the crude palm oil plantation in Kalimantan and Sulawesi into olein and stearin. Oil refinery was built at a cost of Rp 750 billion is expected to be operational in early 2014 with a production capacity of 2,000 tons per day.

Infrastructure and Logistics Division Net income Infrastructure and Logistics Division declined by 29% to Rp 223 billion. PT Marga Mandala Sakti (MMS), which operates the toll road operator pathway Tangerang – Merak along 72.5 km, which is 79.3% owned by the Company, noted an increase in the volume of vehicle traffic by 11% to 20 million vehicles. PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (PALYJA), a leading provider of clean water in the area west of Jakarta, reported a slight decrease in sales volume of clean water to 78 million m3.

PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA), recorded an increase in revenue, mainly supported by the increasing number of vehicles on contract hire vehicle rental business TRAC 2% with the number of vehicles of more than 31,000 units. The high cost of depreciation and operating costs resulted in decrease in profit by 27% to Rp 97 billion.

Division of Information Technology and Net income and Information Technology Division of Rp 55 billion, up 2% compared to the first half of 2012. PT Astra Graphia Tbk (AG), a company engaged in the field of information technology and the sole agent of Fuji Xerox in Indonesia, which is 76.9% owned by the Company, recorded a net profit of Rp 72 billion, up 2% compared to the same period in ago.

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.

Petrochemical plant construction is expected to hit imports

Director General of the Ministry of Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Panggah Susanto said, with the new petrochemical plant planned to be built in West Papua is expected to reduce the number of Indonesian imports of raw materials.

“These projects will be able to reduce the importation of raw materials which, according to the data in 2012 reached 16 billion U.S. dollars for chemical raw materials,” said Panggah after witnessing the signing of the MoU between Ferrostaal Industrial Projects by PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, in Jakarta on Thursday.

He said that with the cooperation will be produced basic products, such as propylene and polypropylene, which will not reduce the importation of raw materials.

“Hopefully, in 2019 to be operational, which we seek is how as soon as possible to get gas allocation,” he said.

Panggah explain step construction of the plant is part of the Ministry of Industry to develop two important sectors in Indonesia related to the chemical industry base and base metals.

“Two of the basic industries we encourage its development, it is important because it aligned with the growth of domestic industry, which will increase the need for raw materials and capital goods,” he said.

He said later that the results of the plant is expected to require an investment of $ 1.8 billion will be earmarked for the domestic market.

“Domestic demand is big enough, then it will be destined for the domestic market,” he said.