12 Jan

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.

10 Jan

PLN: Net Profit Up 15 833 Percent

Company Limited reported a net profit of PLN in the first half of 2013 amounted to 15 833 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Head of Commercial Division PLN Benny Marbun in Jakarta on Thursday, said the first half of 2013, net income reached Rp 4, 78 trillion, a significant increase of Rp 4, 75 trillion over the same period of 2012 which only 30 billion.
“The increase in net income was mainly due to tremendous rise in foreign exchange earnings which are noncash Rp 7, 6 trillion,” he said.
In the first half of 2012, the electricity SOEs suffered losses at Rp 6, 7 trillion, while the first half 2013 profit rate RP0, 9 trillion in order to obtain foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion.
Though, Benny continued, on the other hand an increase in interest expense and finance Rp2, 3 billion and increase the tax burden Rp1, 6 trillion.
According to him, the increase in foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion, mainly due to the appreciation of the rupiah against the yen by 10.4 percent even though at the same time the rupiah depreciated 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar.
In the first half of 2012, the rupiah depreciated against both the yen and the U.S. dollar, respectively 2.4 percent and 4.5 percent.
“PLN pretty much liability in that decline yen yen positive impact on net income,” he said.
Benny also said that the first half of 2013 operating revenues rose 4.8 percent to Rp116, 7 billion when compared to the first half of 2012 amounted to Rp111, 4 trillion.
The increase in revenue, primarily from an increase in sales volume due to the addition of electric power customers and increase rates on a quarterly basis starting in January 2013 account.
Meanwhile, the operating expenses recorded Rp98, 3 trillion, up 3.6 percent compared to 2012 Rp94, 9 trillion.
“The increase in operating expenses among others, due to increased consumption of fuel and lubricants due to increased electricity sales and rising fuel prices,” he said.
Thus, he continued, first half 2013 operating income rose R1, 9 billion or 11.5 percent of Rp16, 5 trillion to Rp18, 4 trillion.
To EBITDA increased 10.1 percent to Rp30, 4 trillion from Rp27, 6 trillion.
The amount of non-current assets increased 2.6 percent to Rp484, 6 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp472, 1 trillion on December 31, 2012.
Current assets rose 0.9 percent to Rp69, 2 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp68, 6 trillion at December 31, 2012.
“The total number of the company’s assets at the end of Semester 1 in 2013 amounted to Rp553, 8 billion or increased by Rp13, 1 trillion from Rp540, 7 billion at December 31, 2012,” said Benny.

25 Dec

Holcim Profit Down 7 Percent

Cement plant Holcim Indonesia posted a profit of Rp 467 billion during the first half of 2013. This figure is down 7 percent compared to net income in the same period a year earlier.
In a financial statement released, the cement factory managed to collect revenue to Rp 4.482 trillion. The achievement is obtained from the optimization of product mix and distribution to meet the challenges of increased market supply of capacity and imports increase. The revenue is actually higher than last year which was only Rp 4.191 trillion.
However, because of higher distribution costs make profits become depressed. Additionally, the increased cost of sales and administrative as well as financial costs, have an impact on short-term profits.
Nevertheless, President Director, Eamon Ginley convey, the general performance of Holcim are on the rise. It can be seen from the increase in gross profit of 33 percent to 35 percent. Holcim also has distributed interim dividend of Rp 37 per share to be paid, 15% greater than the interim dividend last year.
“With this dividend, for sure Holcim continues to provide benefits to its shareholders, and to continue to implement strategies based on adding value to customers, and maximize the efficiency of capacity,” Ginley said in a release received Suara Merdeka.
Holcim Indonesia is currently working in the middle market of excess supply conditions. However, he expects this condition is temporary.
Cement demand continued to grow consistently in the medium and long term, because the Indonesian economy continues to grow. This is supported by the existence of government and private sector investment in infrastructure and housing needs is also continuing. Therefore, the development of new plant proyen Holcim in Tuban, East Java, will provide benefits to the company.
“The cost of distribution to major markets in East Java to be more efficient, and will ensure smooth supply and better service for customers,” adds Ginley.
1 Tuban cement plant will produce 1.7 million tons of cement per year and will start in accordance with the planned schedule. Cement mill will begin operations on in August this year.

18 Dec

Small Industries Product Banyuwangi Less Hygienic

Head of Industry Trade and Mines, Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Cahyo Hary Purnomo said many small and medium industrial products in the region are less hygienic.

It was, he said, based on the results of government-facilitated product test lab Banyuwangi in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya. Of 52 food and beverage products that are tested only 27 small and medium industries that pass quality standards of products. “The rest do not yet qualify as poor hygiene and sanitation,” he told reporters on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Hary explained, they were considered not hygienic products for the manufacture not wear gloves, masks and headgear. Small and medium industries also use a lot of water that has been contaminated with the bacteria Escherichia coli. Though product E-coli contaminated prone cause stomach infection.

Even so, Hary claims will not pull the products that did not pass the quality standards. Government, according to Hary, new on stage to socialize about product quality standards to small industries. Department also continued to provide opportunities for small and medium industries which will be testing its products in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya.

In Banyuwangi, there were 16 792 small and medium industries, but only 5,012 are active. Of these 52 new small and medium industries which followed the test product quality standards.

Head of Standardization and Certification Quality System Certification Body Surabaya Siti Rohmah Siregar, recognize products of small and medium industries are still far from the standards of quality. “Their problem is quite complex,” he said in Banyuwangi.

According to Siti majority of small and medium industries yet have a quality management system so as to maintain the quality of the starting raw material to processing is not fixed. Moreover, awareness of small and medium industries for testing this product is very low. During this test a lot of small and medium industry products facilitated by the local government. “Government should provide facilities to the many small and medium industries that testing this product,” he said.

Suliyani, a pastry maker admits not been testing out products to the laboratory. According to him, in addition to the cost of the lab, is also burdened with the cost of transport between Banyuwangi-Surabaya commute. “The cost of transportation is to Rp 500 thousand,” he said.

10 Dec

PSC which is 7 Oil Production Exceeds Target

JAKARTA – Special Unit Managing Upstream Oil and Gas (SKK Migas) said oil production in the first half of this year reached an average of 831,118 barrels per day (bpd), or 99 percent of the target set in the state budget in 2013 amounting to an average of 840,000 barrels of oil per day.

Head of Oil and Gas SKK Rudi Rubiandi, said as many as seven Sharing Contract (PSC) surpassed the revised budget target of 2013.

“That ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd, Vico Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra), PHE ONWJ, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) and ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd,” Rudi said in Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013 ).

The following oil production of 7 KKKS who achieved the target:

1. ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd managed to achieve oil production by an average of 34 867 barrels per day from the target in the state budget in 2013 amounted to 32 890,

2. Vico Indonesia managed to produce as much as 13,740 barrels of oil per day from the target of 13 010 barrels per day,

3. Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra) managed to produce 6,841 barrels of oil per day from the target of 6,630 barrels per day,

4. PHE ONWJ managed to produce 38 996 barrels of oil per day from the target of 38 080 barrels per day,

5. Chevron Pacific Indonesia managed to produce 323 014 barrels of oil per day from the target of 319 430 barrels per day

6. Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) managed to produce 14,086 barrels of oil per day from the target of 14,060 barrels per day

7. ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd managed to produce 9,435 barrels of oil per day from its target of 9,430 barrels per day.

18 Nov

6 Decades of experience Tata Motors Enough To Compete in Indonesia?

India became one of the Asian tigers after China, of course it is very reasonable considering the potential of the industry in India is estimated to be on the increase in every year.

One industry that was writhing in India is automotive. They have a Tata Motors car brand. Tata Motors has even become a world player by buying luxury car brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover.

detikOto and 10 colleagues from the Indonesian media doing a special interview with Karl Sylm who now served as Managing Director of Tata Motors Limited, and other officials at Tata Motors. Here are excerpts of the interview:

1. Experience what it will be brought to market Tata Motors Indonesia? Because Tata Motors will compete directly with the Japanese and European manufacturers, and how you distribute and make sure Tata will be accepted in Indonesia?

Karl Sylm (KS): Thank you for your question. But to answer the difference our commercial vehicles and our position in Indonesia will be answered by Pisharody (Ravindra Pisharody-Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles Tata Motors Limited).

Our experience in domestic and international markets it has entered the age of 60 years, but in fact for the Indian market we have exceeded that time, but for the international market has been 60 years since 1961.

We make sure the products we sell are the best products, more focused on customers who have adapted to the Indonesian market. I think you give us a comparison with Chinese products in Indonesia, but we have a business model and all the products are readily accepted in all markets (global).

I think we are very experienced for 60 years in various countries and groups, we are also very experienced in doing business in international markets. So I think we are very experience, we have been successful and find out who we (Tata Motors) and different from other Indonesian market. In particular I would ask Ravi and Ranjit to add.

Ravi Pisharody (RP): Like what Mr Slym said, we have exported for commercial vehicles since 1961 and has had more than 50 years to sell vehicles outside India.

We have a unique porpolio and I think not only our unique from India or Asia but overall we did have a uniqueness. You have seen all our products, which initially we only sell 20 thousand rupees and now we’ve been able to sell up to 50 or 60 lakh rupees.

So is the case of passenger vehicles, initially we only introduce the Nano and now have a larger vehicle (MPV and SUV). So I think if you look at our portfolio then it could be said of our products can be used in many countries, especially developing countries. And we have a very good portfolio.

We already have 50 market share in many countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. And even in some markets in Africa, South Europe we really have a market share of up to two-digit market share.

So we are not going to enter a market (if not actually) so it is not possible for us to enter the market and then leave the market because we do not succeed or lose interest.

Indonesian markets have in common with the Indian market, so I think that our product will be successful and become a born popular in Indonesia. And to provide an example for you otu like Super Ace and Ace Family is not popular in India, but since 2005 ago until today we have more than 50 percent of our revenues from the commercial.

So we know a lot of the market, especially for the Asian market there is very strong demand for this product (Tata Motors). In addition we have a product that is affordable and I think we will maintain it for the long haul.

We do not just do one step, kmai also invested the company (Tata mill) and we also invested another dimerek, and proof of our success.

And talk to the distribution, we have a vast area and the distribution of scattered large number of countries. So I think we have a lot of space in the countries where we are already operating there and provide an excellent opportunity to utilize and present in Indonesia.

The next answer is also given President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Ranjit Yadav.

I think Karl and Ravi had said it all. I just wanted to say India is one of the most competitive markets. Where we (in India) have a variety of brands, such as from Europe, Japan, Korea etc..

And we played here and get success here (India). So we really know how to handle a competition. In addition, we also export as mentioned by Karl well in Europe, South Africa and so on.

And we believe we’ve had a set of portfolios in which they can achieve success. Karl also mention that we have a very young population and similar to Indonesia.

So we focus on the design, driving experience. This and that we’re working for our current product focus.

I know Indonesia is the most connected country in the world. But I think we have learned from India and will study together for the Indonesian market.

So what will we do now, our vehicle will be a solution and will achieve success in Indonesia. Because we have a great product suitability, we have the intention to be in the market for the long term with our portfolio of Nano to SUV.

I think it would be very good (introduced in Indonesia). And we are committed to change and ensure our vehicles suitable for the Indonesian market. So this is a huge commitment from our side but to sell the vehicle and provide the best service. Thank you.

KS: So we have an important point, if we introduce our products and introduce them into the market just not necessarily sure we will achieve success.

So it is important for us to develop our car on the Indonesian market. For example, by using four Design Center. We have one in the UK, one in Italy, one in Korea and we have one in India.

And we will use the centers of the four design centers to ensure we can enter into the global market. And I think it’s very important that we reach the global marketplace.

Besides such training centers (in Indonesia) we will have it. Even prior to our September launch we already have it planned at the end of July, beginning of August and we’ve been able to use it.

This preparation also we do to create the right support for customer service. We have to start up this plan for 8-9 months as a whole.

So that we can provide excellent support on all fronts and not make us not like many other companies. We did it bertahapakan penetrated kesmua island (in Indonesian).

And we will start in Java and Bali, so whatever we do we are very confident, and we will gradually expand our business. So anything that we sell can provide support to customers.

This is something that we believe in and we are ready for it. Thank you.

2. What products to Tata Motors introduced in September 2013, and segment models like what like what?

KS: Okay, for the first model we have not been able to announce today the launch, but how was it for a while longer. And we are very pleased to be reset you all again to Mumbai India.

We will be launching our products as our second step, but we also can not say its products. We had planned it long enough, so we do not come and do something wrong.

The first step is the most important thing, you will remember your first activity, that is why we have taken so long in planning every aspect.

We will introduce the vehicle in 3 segments of both passenger and commercial vehicles and will be announced later. We are very confident will be accepted in the market, because we have spent a long time to prepare for our products.

Believe will get a good response to our products, and our vehicles will be a big market outside India in a short time (in Indonesia). Because we have had up to 60 years of experience diapsar Internasioa. and we have the knowledge in (India) and abroad.

Head International Business Comercial Tata Motors Limeted, Wasan RS: Regarding ASEAN, we have been present in Thailand for 6-7 years. We also have taken the marketplace, both diesel and CNG market unntuk pick-up.

ASEAN is one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world and Indonesia is one of the biggest markets than in Thailand. We plan to invest in Malaysia, Thailand, and other countries. And Indonesia will be the pivot on which we will build a strategy for ASEAN.

We will also expand to Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Thailand is a very important pillar for us. We launched the brand in September with our manufacturing facility in Thailand. We expect to do well. Research has been ongoing in parallel to start something similar in Indonesia.

Ravi Pisharody Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles Tata Motors Limited: Indonesia will be a huge market for many of these products.

Will have a dual phase approach. Some vehicles will be launched in September and some stage I will be in the second stage. This will help us achieve and become the largest single business outside India.

7 Nov

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.

14 Oct

Dharma Satya Nusantara CPO Production Up 31.1%

PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) to 145.397 tonnes, up by 31.1 percent over the same period last year.

Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara Djojo Boentoro said, FFB production volume increase is due to increased crop area is mature and age of the Company’s plants.

“The expansion is still in accordance with the scheduled, new planting progress the Company achieved in the period January to June 2013 reached 4,195 hectares, an increase of 116 percent compared to the same period last year,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday (31/07/2013 ).

Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012, to 48 470 hectares in 2013, while the productivity of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased 9 percent over the same period the previous year.

The CPO sales volume, increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147.693 tons. Increases also occurred in FFB production during the period January to June 2013, which reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.

FFB processed while reaching 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0 percent from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties.

In terms of efficiency, up to June 2013, the company also managed to maintain the Oil Extraction Rate (OER) CPO average level of 24.2 percent and an average of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) of approximately 2.6 per cent.

As of end 2013, the company expects the new plantings to 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for the plasma.

17 Sep

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.

31 Aug

Profit Perhutani first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion

Profit before tax Perhutani to end first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion, up 179 percent from Renca Budget Work Company (CBP) has been determined.

According to a press release from Perhutani received by AFP in Jakarta, on Saturday, the profit of the many donated from round timber sales in the country reached Rp882 billion and Rp520 billion overseas reach.

In addition, sales of other industries in the country reached Rp232 billion, sales of finished wood products industry from abroad totaled Rp50 billion and sales of processed wood (raw sawn timber) in the country reached 30 billion.

Gondorukem products, processed pine resin is the second largest income producer for Perhutani with the value of exports jumped 12 per cent of the target in the CBP. Perhutani gondorukem export markets are Europe, Japan, China and several other countries. Gondorukem Perhutani is the largest producer in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Director Sukmananto Perhutani Bambang said targets and business outlook for the second half of 2013 Perhutani directed at four things, ie achieve the production target node exceeds the first half, giving priority to the principles of sustainable forest management, the industry will begin to prepare for productive use and make savings in anticipation of price increases oil to the forest industry.

Perhutani also has several projects such as the completion of construction of the plant in Pemalang gondorukem derivatives, sago factory in Sorong, Papua Perhutani headquarters and development in collaboration with other state-owned enterprises.