Bakrie and Brothers Profit Drops So Rp 8.3 Billion

Net income of PT Bakrie and Brothers Tbk (Bakrie) fell dramatically during the first half of 2013 to only Rp 8.36 billion. In fact, in the same period of the previous year the company was pocketing a profit of Rp 214.35 billion.

President Director of Bakrie and Brothers Bobby Gafur Umar stated, profit drop due to the divestment of a subsidiary Bakrie Petroleum International Pte in 2012. It, which makes the company’s revenues come eroded.

During the period January-June 2013 pesebesar company posted revenue of Rp 1.95 trillion, down from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 11.39 trillion. “This is due to the deconsolidation of a subsidiary of Bakrie Petroleum us,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

The largest revenue contribution came from the company’s subsidiary in the manufacturing sector. Bakrie Building Industries opens Rp 380.73 billion in revenue, up 23 percent compared to the same period last year. Net income also rose 73 percent, or Rp 45.82 billion.

Bakrie Pipe Industries, which manufactures pipes also recorded a positive performance during the first semester of 2013. “Bakrie Pipe Revenue rose to Rp 751.92 billion from Rp 700.55 billion.’s Net profit also rose 102 percent from Rp 32.75 billion to Rp 66.22 billion,” said Bobby.

Boobby continued throughout the first six months of this year the management company managed to cut interest expenses and finance up to 78 percent or Rp 603 billion from Rp 775.79 billion in the first half of 2012 menjajdi Rp 172.78 billion in the first semester of 2013. “We will continue to depress spending and increase business efficiency,” he said