JAL profit down 31.9 percent

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a net profit in the April-June period fell 31.9 percent to 18.33 billion yen (187 million dollars), after rival All Nippon Airways reported a loss due to soaring fuel costs.

JAL, which re-listed its shares in Tokyo last year after a bankruptcy restructuring high performance, reported sales totaled 294.1 billion yen, up 2.6 percent.

While the carrier did not give specific reasons for lower profits, where a sharp decline in the yen exchange rate has boosted the price of fuel is predominantly dollar-denominated purchases. Fuel is one of the biggest cost element for the aviation industry.

Four months Boeing Dreamliner in-“grounded” also hit two largest airlines in Japan, where ANA said on Tuesday that the crisis has helped drag losses of 6.6 billion yen for the three months to June.

For the fiscal year to March 2014 JAL retaining previous forecast unchanged, the net profit of 118 billion yen in total sales of 1.272 trillion yen, reported AFP.

Impact of Selling Assets in 2011, Merck Profit Drops 53%

Pharmaceutical and chemical company, PT Merck Tbk recorded a decrease in net income in 2012. The German issuers, incised profit of Rp 108 billion, down 53.24% from the previous period which amounted to Rp 231.16 billion.

Director of Finance Bambang Nurcahyo explain, the decline in 2012 net profit, due in 2011, the company is selling assets. This has an impact on revenues soaring Merck in 2011, while in 2012, there is no asset sales.

“The decline in performace 2012, causes the 2011 to sell property assets and Kemang BSD net profit of Rp 70 billion. Assets sold in 2011,” said Bambang at Public Expose Merck headquarters in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Wednesday (20/03/2013).

In 2012, Merck’s sales reached Rp 930 billion, up 1.18% from the 2012 period amounted to Rp 919 billion. This sale, supported by three business units namely Chemicals Rp 359 billion, Merck Serono worth Rp 405 billion and Rp Consumer Healthcare 166 billion.

Merck also will perform a dividend of Rp 75 billion to shareholders. However, Bambang reluctant to mention the target profit, revenue and business plans and capital expenditures in 2013.

Taxi Express Raup Rp 60 Billion Profit, Grow 54%

Is ground transportation services brand Express, Express Transindo Main Tbk PT (TAXI) earned a net profit of Rp 60.5 billion. The amount of net income increased 54% when compared to net income in the same period in 2012 amounting to Rp 39 billion. This achievement exceeded the company’s target of Rp 59 billion.

The rise in net profit driven by the acquisition of the company’s total revenue per June 30, 2013 which reached Rp 331.3 billion, an increase of 40% when compared to the same period of the previous year of Rp 237 billion.

“The Company’s financial performance this semester boast, revenue growth and significant earnings thanks to the success and efficiency of the Company’s expansion strategy, in addition to our success was due to maintaining the quality of service,” said Chief Financial Officer Taxi Express David Santoso in a press release, in Jakarta, Friday (2 / 8/2013).

He said the biggest contribution is still dominated by regular taxi which reached 84%. The rest of the Business Value Added Business Transportation Limousine dominated by vehicles that are in Bali, Lombok, Bandung and Jakarta.

Express regular cab fleet itself which operates to this day more than 8,800 units, which is targeted to reach 10 035 units by year-end.

“This year we expect to be able to add to our regular fleet of 2,000 units,” added David.

For this year, he said, the company aims to add 5 new pool in the area Jadetabek.

According to him, from the target, the Company has been getting 3 new locations for the pool. The Company is currently looking for a location for a second pool. Indeed most current pool still in Jadetabek. In addition to the Jadetabek, Express Group also has a pool in the other areas, namely in Bali, Lombok, Medan, Surabaya and Semarang.

Meanwhile, with regard to the new tariff set Express Group, David explained that it does not affect the Company’s financial.

This is because the Express Group implemented a partnership scheme with the driver, so that the new tariff solely to adjust the driver’s income and maintain the welfare of each individual driver’s partner.

While the driver of the Company’s partners deposit value remained elevated and did not participate. “We will continue to focus on improving service to our customers. We are confident in the consistency of the Company’s future financial performance has continued to increase, especially taxi business in Indonesia is very potential, “he explained.

Indonesian Cement Net Profit Rises 22.9% First Half

JAKARTA – PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk recorded a growth of solid financial performance in the first half of 2013. Recorded a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share. The net income increased 22.9% from the same period in 2012.

In his press conference, Wednesday (31/7), Indonesian Cement said net profit growth is in line with the achievement of revenue of Rp 11.4 trillion. First half revenues increased 31.9% over the same period last year of Rp 8.6 trillion.

Total revenue was supported by the cement sales volume recorded 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3% over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tons. Consisted of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tonnes (up 18%) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170%).

Meanwhile, the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5% to 27.83 million tonnes compared to the previous period of record 25.89 million tonnes.

Dwi Soetjipto, President Director of Semen Indonesia, said Indonesia’s cement sales growth outpacing industry growth supported the operation of plant Tonasa Tuban IV and V. Support was also obtained from the solid synergies, particularly in the areas of marketing and distribution in the Indonesian Cement Group.

“It makes us capable domestic market share increased to 43.6% from 40.9% last year. We will continue to expand the market from year to year, “said Dwi.

Attributes Arsenal Can Profit Selling USD 1 Million Per Day

JAKARTA– The arrival of the European teams to Indonesia to be a boon to street vendors Area region Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK), Senayan, Jakarta. In fact, if crowded, then a trader could net profit of Rp 1 million per day.

Previously, Indonesia was the arrival of the big teams, including Inter Milan, AC Milan and the Dutch national team. Now, Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea overtake Indonesia. Arsenal already enliven Jakarta, and on Sunday (14/07/2013) Indonesia will play against the Dream Team in SUGBK. The street vendors were hoping to make a profit to $ 1 million per day.

“I took a moment of arrival club Arsenal to sell in this area.’s First experience for me. Hopefully if today’s crowded, I could reap a profit of up to Rp 1 million,” said Arif Setiawan, sellers jersey and jacket Arsenal on Sunday.

Arif Setiawan hawking wares from 08.00 pm. Seen him sell Arsenal jersey and jacket for size.

Even the latest Arsenal jersey can be obtained at any place selling Arif. Arif merchandise obtained from a supplier who came from Thailand.

“The price is too expensive, Rp 120,000 to Rp 150,000 only. Costly price depending on the material, I did not dare to take the high prices,” he said.

Just like Arif, Radi also hawking wares in the area SUGBK. He sells slayer Arsenal. What is sold by Radi-made cottage industry in Bandung region.

On this Sunday, he was carrying two sacks slayer. He also hopes to achieve big gains.

“This handmade itself. Smaller size Rp 30,000, Rp 50,000 large. Optimistic I can make a profit of up to Rp 1 million,” Radi said the day-to-day selling slayer Persija.