Two Consecutive Years Sharp Losses, Now it Reaches Rp 51 Trillion.

Japanese electronics giant, Sharp, posted a loss for two consecutive years. The company also intends to depose the CEO who was installed a year ago.

Sharp lost 545.3 billion yen (USD 51.3 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2013. The loss swelled pretty big compared to losses in the previous year in the same period a year earlier 376 billion yen.

Despite high losses, Sharp sure to be back next year to make a profit

“We’re sorry we’ve suffered substantial losses in two consecutive years,” said Sharp Director Tetsuo Onishi after reporting financial results to the public as quoted by AFP on Tuesday (05/14/2013).

Sharp is currently undergoing a restructuring of the company, one of them with layoffs (layoffs) with thousands of employees. In fact, the company will also depose Takashi Okuda from the post of CEO replaced by Kozo Takahashi.

Though Okuda recently served as CEO of Sharp in April last year. After stepping down, Okuda served as commissioner will, his last position before retiring in habits of the Japanese.

This loss occurs due to high operating expenses and the company’s sales plummeted, chiefly in the television division. The television division turnover has fallen very deep.

“Our mobile phone sales also fell, due to lack of raw materials in the first half of last year,” he said.

Total sales of Sharp at the end of March 2013 reached 2.48 trillion yen, up from the same period last year 2.46 trillion. Next year, Sharp predict could reach 5 billion yen profit.

“We had anticipated that the overall business situation this year is full of uncertainty,” he said.

Adobe’s acquisition of Neolane Rp 5.8 Trillion

Adobe Systems announced the company’s acquisition of Neolane marketing company. The transaction value of U.S. $ 600 million (about USD 5.8 trillion). The marketing company itself only has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $ 60 million (approximately USD 580 billion).
“It would make a better leader on Adobe’s digital marketing services and strengthen the Adobe Marketing Cloud,” said Brad Rencher, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing.
Established in 2001, Neolane is headquartered in Paris, France, and serves a number of large clients such as Accor Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, IKEA, Samsung, Sony, and Dior.
Neolane is the sixth product from Adobe Marketing Cloud service, which includes Analytics, Target, Social, Experience Manager, and Media Optimizer.
Neolane This acquisition will improve the management of electronic mail services and a large amount of real-time recommendations.

Net Income Exceeds MNC Rp1 Trillion

PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNCN) posted a rise in net income for the period by 21.1 per cent to Rp1, 01 trillion, compared to the previous period in 2012 amounted to Rp834 billion. The increase in profit was also followed by an increase in revenue to Rp 3, 13 trillion compared to previous periods amounting to Rp3, 04 trillion.

As for the company’s direct expenses decreased to Rp1, 31 trillion, compared with the previous Rp1, 45 trillion. While the company’s gross profit increased to Rp1, 81 trillion compared to the previous period in 2012 amounted to Rp1, 59 trillion. Comprehensive income also rose to Rp969 billion compared to the previous amount of Rp849 billion.

Cash and cash equivalents per the company’s June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp381 billion from Rp809 billion for the previous. The company’s total current assets as at 30 June Rp 7, 88 trillion compared to December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 6, 76 trillion. The amount of non-current assets by June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp2, 37 trillion from Rp2, 19 trillion.

The company’s total current liabilities per June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp2, 36 trillion compared to December 31, 2012 amounted to Rp1, 25 trillion. Long-term liabilities the company June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp291 billion compared to December 31, 2012 amounted to Rp413 billion.

While the total equity of the company June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp 7, 60 trillion, compared with the previous December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 7, 29 trillion.

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.

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.

BNI Net Income Grows 30.2%

PT BNI Tbk (BBNI) net profit in the first semester of 2013 amounted to Rp 4.28 trillion, up 30.2% over the same period in 2012 amounting to Rp 3.287 trillion. According to the directors, the increase in net income was driven by growth in net interest income earned from credit and non-credit.

Gatot Suwondo, Director of BNI, said that in the first semester of 2013 the company recorded a credit of Rp 222.65 trillion, grow 24.1% compared to the same period last year of Rp 179.44 trillion. The increase in lending is pushed net interest income or net interest income of Rp 8.896 trillion, an increase of 23.1% over the same period in 2012. “Non-interest income grew 22% to Rp 4.56 trillion,” said Billy.

Social Security in First Half Profit Jumps 95 Percent

Social Security PT (Persero) posted a profit after tax in the first semester of 2013 amounted to Rp 1.69 trillion or 95 percent jump compared to the first half of 2012 amounted to Rp 870 billion. Director of Social Security Masasya G Masassya said that the increase in fee revenue over the first half of 2013 rose 64 percent to Rp 2.87 trillion in the same period last year to Rp 1.75 trillion.
»In the first half of 2013 we recorded a net income contribution of Rp 914.5 billion, surged 205 percent,” he said in a written statement, August 5, 2013.
Total revenue per June 2013 rose 202 percent to Rp 916 billion. Social Security investment income recorded a non-collateral (JHT) in the first semester of 2013 amounted to Rp 1.36 trillion, up 59 percent and revenue management of the investment fund old age insurance up 20 percent.
Social Security an operating profit in the first semester of 2013 rose 84 percent to Rp 3.14 trillion and profit before tax also rose 84 percent to Rp 1.97 trillion.
Director of Finance Social Security Trisanto Herdy adds up to June 2013 the company has been realizing managed fund of Rp 143.6 trillion. That figure represents 96.31 percent of the 2013 target of Rp 149.1 trillion. Additionally in June 2013, the company posted revenue of Rp 9.02 trillion investment or representing 61.72 percent of the 2013 target of Rp 14.6 trillion.
»The results of the development of old-age benefits by June 2013 amounting to Rp 6.32 trillion or 60.06 percent realize the 2013 target of Rp 10.5 trillion,” he said in a written statement.
In terms of net income, Social Security also booked Rp 1.69 trillion as of June 2013, representing 77.43 percent of the 2013 target of Rp 2.19 trillion. Acceptance of Social Security contributions by June 2013 amounted to Rp 12.3 trillion, representing 49.62 per cent of the 2013 target of Rp 24.84 trillion. And payment guarantees by June 2013 amounted to Rp 6.21 trillion or 59.75 percent of the realization of the 2013 target of Rp 10.4 trillion.

Slightly turnover, Profit Drops 54% XL fact to Rp 670 Billion

PT XL Axiata Tbk (EXCL) correction suffers 54% profit in the first half of 2013 to Rp 670 billion from Rp 1.46 trillion. The company’s revenue edged up 1%.

XL recorded net income of Rp 10.3 trillion in the first half of this year, from Rp 10.2 trillion in the previous position. The rise in revenue driven by increased data service revenues by 13%.

“Our performance this quarter marks our success to turn things around after a decline in the previous two quarters,” said President Director of XL Hasnul Suhaimi, in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Until the end of the first half of 2013, the XL has spent Rp 4 trillion for infrastructure investment in the data. A combination of internal funds and debt.

XL has signed a new loan agreement in U.S. dollars with Standard Chartered Bank in May 2013 for U.S. $ 50 million. Meanwhile, during the first half of this 2013 also, the amount of debt XL increased to Rp 17.1 trillion from Rp 12.7 trillion in the previous year.

“XL will remain focused on data services given the growing use of data rapidly increasing contribution to company revenues. During the first six months of this year, data revenue accounted for 22% of total revenue, compared to 19% last year, “he added.

DSNG Records Rp 260 Billion Operating Profit

JAKARTA – PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) in the first semester of 2013 an operating profit of Rp 260 billion in the first half of 2013, up 9% over the previous period of only Rp 238 billion. This is mainly due to the decrease in cost of sales per ton of crude palm oil (CPO) of 8.4% from USD 4.7 million in the first half of 2012 to Rp 4.3 million.

“Although the price of CPO in the international market this year has decreased, the company managed to maintain the gross profit margin of 28% as of last year, and operating profit margin at the level of 15%,” said Andrianto Oetomo, Vice President Director of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG), in a press release.

Recorded net sales of Rp 1.7 trillion. The amount of net sales contributed by the plantation sector reaches 60% or Rp 1 trillion and wood products sector reaches 40% or approximately Rp 0.7 trillion. The revenue contribution from the plantation sector increased 55% compared to last year.

As of June 2013, total assets of the Company’s total of Rp 5.7 trillion, up 11% compared to the last year of Rp 5.1 trillion. Total equity of the Company to Rp 1.9 trillion, an increase of 35.6%.

Microsoft gets Rp 8.2 Trillion of Tablet Surface

Jakarta – Microsoft just earned revenues of approximately U.S. $ 853 million (about USD 8.2 trillion) of the Surface tablet sales. This amount is actually less than the abolition of Surface asset value, which does not sell, that is U.S. $ 900 (about USD 8.6 trillion).

This figure was revealed in the annual financial statements submitted to the Agency Microsoft U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Even so, the number of units sold Surface tablet is not disclosed,” as reported by CNET site on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

From the report it is also not known how many tablets Surface Pro and RT are marketed. However, according to a Bloomberg report last March, Microsoft only sold about 1.5 million tablets Surface for both versions. For comparison, Apple sold 14.6 million iPad tablets in the second quarter last units only.

Since the beginning, Surface tablet sales did not ever reach the maximum. Surface RT were sold in October and Surface Pro in February received a cool reception from the market. Even at discount party towards the end of last year in the United States, only a few people who want to buy this tablet.

Earlier this month, Microsoft has lowered the sale price by 30 percent due to the slow sales volumes. And apparently, this discount can attract potential consumers because Walmart supermarket stores had stock tablet Surface inform if they are selling has run out.