Pawnshops profit vanish 20%

Pawn PT (Persero) recorded a decline in first-half profit in 2013 amounted to Rp718 billion. The decline equivalent to 22 per cent, compared with the previous acquisition of Rp929 billion.

Director of Mortgage Finance Agus Dwi Pramoedya said the decline in profit due to the decline in gold prices Pawn. “Earnings in the first half we declined, due to the decline in gold prices greatly affect the performance, so terkspos pawnshops with gold prices, gold prices fell borrowing had come down,” said Dwi on Pawn Headquarters, Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013).

Dwi explained, for income, Pawn still recorded an increase. Where the report in June of this year recorded revenue Rp 4, 1 trillion, or an increase of 6.5 percent over the same period last year, which is Rp3, 8 trillion.

While the number of assets, Dwi said today there was an increase in total assets Pawnshops, where the current total assets Pawn Rp33 trillion, up 13 percent compared to last year’s total assets amounted to Rp29 trillion.

“Customers we still rose to 14.4 million compared to June last year, there was an increase of 5 per cent, last year’s 13.7 million customers,” he added.

Further Dwi, turnover Pawn until June submit their increased 6 percent to Rp46 trillion last year reached Rp43 trillion.

Meanwhile, the increase in Islamic mortgage that has increased 8.6 percent, where as of June this Pawnshops scored 6 trillion last year compared with the same period amounted to Rp 5, 5 trillion.

“Operating revenues actually still rising, with the increasing number of our customers, it looks the business we’re still growing,” he said.

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.

Ancol turnover of 2 billion more print

Entertainment venues Ancol, North Jakarta, reap a turnover of more than 2 billion on the second day of Eid al-Fitr 1434 AH which fell on Friday, August 9, 2013.

According to the PR Ancol, Ari Kurniawan, the revenue came from about 50 thousand visitors who thronged the Jaya Ancol amusement park.

“For the entrance fee alone Rp17.500 Ancol. Assume there are 50 thousand already Rp1 billion,” Ari said in Jakarta on Friday.

Further Ari mentions that 6 thousand of visitors come to enjoy the Ancol park rides or play Fantasy Theme Park World (Dufan).

“The entry fee Dufannya reached Rp250 thousand, multiplied by six thousand additional R1 billion already,” he said.

Ari mentions that most existing visitors thronged the arenas like Beach Bende Ancol beach, Beach Pool, and Beach Carnival.

“Half of the visitors it meets the coast. Therefore, since last year we added two new beaches that Bende and Ancol Beach,” he said.

According to the monitoring BETWEEN, many visitors who spread the mat or just playing in the water along the beach Ancol. Most of the visitors are families who brought along his children and relatives.

Severity Business Parcel in Cikini

Parcel business in Cikini, Central Jakarta, is a business-like tradition. Every year traders who usually sell flowers can suddenly sell a parcel.
Though not known for sure profits from this business. If being sold could reach millions of dollars in a day, or it could be so very little turnover.
Faisal (30) trader who has nearly 10 years of selling in Cikini said he could not quantify the exact turnover of sales per day, because he himself had never made a benchmark.
“Can not set how many because this fortune can not be regulated, can sometimes many times a little, it only been three days no one has bought any of them,” he said when met at the Tribune Cikini, Jakarta, Monday (07/22/2013).
Another case with Faisal, Jainuddin (36) admits selling before H-7 is mediocre, but when H-7 sales could reach 30-40 units a day and the turnover reached USD 10 million in a day.
“If it is still two to 10 per day,” he said.
Jainuddin itself is selling the parcel since 1980 until now. In 2006, he stopped selling the parcel as busy with other businesses such as restaurants and other businesses. New this year he returned to sell the parcel.
He also admitted parcel business is not segurih when golden era. In the 1990s, what with supermarkets, malls and parcel made at home. “Now it is more difficult, perhaps 5-to-one comparison with the old,” he said.
To reach the target buyer is not easy because they often sell from night until morning. Even when Eid and selling on for 24 hours.
“If the night there are usually bought for the hospital or for a family, just the nature mendadaklah, so we are open 24 hours,” said Faisal.
Jainuddin also sell up to 24 hours. He along with his family to sahur at selling locations. According to the momentum of the feast of Eid al-Fitr is a moment not to be missed. After Eid after he admitted to not be running a business parcel again.
“If I see momentum widths that fit, when Christmas and New Year so it’s rather difficult indeed our momentum, after Eid may be new parcel business again next year,” said Jainuddin.
In the observation Tribune, most of the traders parcel in Cikini, Central Jakarta selling until early morning. And they divide the store into two guard duty shifts are morning and evening shifts. On average they admit there are buyers on the purchase 7pm Parcel.
Tinto, for example, the seller of Amelia Parcel, said most buyers were at the time of the morning and evening. Morning before dawn and at night when after tarawih prayers. The rest is there when in rush hour, but usually they are already pre-order only.
“There are at 4 pm, but it’s a little, in a day could be 4-5 buyers, mostly above 6 o’clock,” he said.
Reap lucrative is when the buyer of the office. Buyers of office can usually buy 20-30 parcels in one purchase. And it’s quite profitable than individual buyers on average parcel just bought 5 in one transaction. This way the seller can reap a lot of turnover.
Attempt to sell the parcel is also recognized in many types of Amir, one of the guards at Cantique Florist, admitted giving discounts to buyers who purchase a parcel 3-5. They will get a discount rather than the unit buyers. Even the parcel which costs Rp 1.1 million to Rp 700 thousand appreciated if you buy more than five pieces.