Only Slightly Up 2%, Profit Sampoerna Rp 5 trillion

PT HM Sampoerna Tbk (HMSP) reported a net profit of Rp 5.01 trillion in the semester 1-2013, higher than the Rp 4.88 trillion in the first half of 2012. Profits rose thanks to the company’s turnover also grew.

Revenues or net sales reached Rp 36.2 trillion in the first half of 2013, up from Rp 31.89 trillion in the same period in 2012.

“Sampoerna show high sales volume growth, driven by the performance of the segment of low-tar low-nicotine. SKT segment is still performing well as evidenced by our investment in the new plant in Jember, “said President Director of Sampoerna Paul Janelle in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Sampoerna record market share of 36.1% in the second quarter of 2013, up 0.9 points from the same period in 2012.

In the first half of this year, Sampoerna has donated taxes (including excise tobacco products) amounted to Rp 20.9 trillion, up 14.9%, from Rp 18.2 trillion in the same period in 2012.