Indonesian Cement profit soars Rp 2.58 Trillion

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk recorded a growth in financial performance in the first semester of 2013 increased compared to the same period last year. Recorded a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9 percent.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said Indonesian Cement net profit growth in line with the achievement of revenue, which 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.

“Revenue is supported by the total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3 percent over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tons,” said Dwi in Jakarta, Monday (29/7).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry-red) 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, particularly in the areas of marketing and distribution in the Indonesian Cement Group. So that we are able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from 40.9 percent last year, “said Dwi.

Most of the company’s revenue, said Dwi, comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53 percent of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42 percent compared to the position of sales in the same period last year amounting to Rp 8.63 trillion.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement also continue to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

At least, that from January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number is said Dwi jumped nearly 170 percent compared to sales in the first semester abroad last year only amounted to Rp 30.34 billion. “We will continue to expand the market from year to year,” said the man who brought four awards in the SOE Award 2013.

PT. Develop RNI Beef Production in Lombok

Slaughterhouse capacity (RPH) Banyumulek, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, improved. Before managed by PT. Cattle Rajawali Indonesia (SRI) – from state-owned PT group. Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI), only 25 birds per day, to 100 head per day. Could even reach the target of 60 thousand head per year.
Director of PT RNI Ismed Hasan Putro explain, to meet the needs before Eid, RPH Banyumulek optimistic capable of supplying 10 tons of meat.
That’s why, in addition to increasing the capacity cut, PT. SRI also continue to increase the production of beef cattle. In land area covering 26 hectares Banyumulek RPH, 5 acres of which are currently being prepared for construction of cattle shed.
Beef from slaughterhouses Banyumulek with the trademark ‘King of Meat’ has entered the market as much as 5 tons Jakarta last week. »We’ve sold five variants of the flesh,” he told Tempo in Mataram, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Variant ‘King of Meat’ in between the outer meat, tenderloin, sirloin, until back to the material rendang dishes. The price varies, from Rp 70 thousand to Rp 120 thousand per kilogram.
Ismed also explains, in cooperation with PT PT SRI Golden Gate NTB (PT GNE), remedy the freezing process the meat before it is supplied to the market, particularly to the island of Java. As for the beef cattle breeding activities, are woven kersama with local farmers as breeders plasma.
According Ismed, PT. SRI initial disburse Rp 65 billion to buy 15,000 head of beef cattle. While in the area is currently available Banyumulek RPH 150 head of cows 1500 plan to be developed. »In the year 6000 produced a tail,” he said.
The next stage, said Ismed, is a diversified business, such as producing meatballs to sausage, which will be marketed to various areas in Java, including Jakarta and Bali. Also for local needs on the island of Lombok.
Head of Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health NTB Hery Erpan mnengatakan Rayes, the work done by PT. RNI is appropriate because NTB is a source of beef cattle. Tail of the potential 106,000 cattle, 32,500 NTB can set quotas tail.
Potential of beef cattle in NTB does not include unrecorded about 45,000 birds. While the beef quota seeds, both males and females up to 22,000 head of as many as 41,000 potential tail.

Gets Pinasthika Profit Partners Rp 248 Billion, Up 36%

Net profit of the company-owned automotive parts Uno Uno, PT Mustika Pinasthika Mitra Tbk (MPMX) reached Rp 248.33 billion in the first half of 2013, growing 36.2% over the same period last year periodeyang Rp 182.31 miiliar.

In addition, the company also recorded a net income of Rp 6.78 trillion, up 31% from the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp 5.18 trillion.

Gross profit also rose by 35% from Rp 750.69 billion in the first half of 2012 to Rp 1.02 trillion in the first half of 2013.

Director MPMX Tossin Hima explains, a significant increase in financial performance is in line with the Company’s solid operating performance. For example, under the vehicle rental business MPMRent significantly increase its fleet to 74% in the first 6 months of 2013 reached 12,104 units.

He also mentioned, total assets also increased 20% from last year’s Rp 9.07 trillion to Rp 10.88 trillion in the first semester of 2013. According to him, a solid financial performance is the result of hard work, good strategy and strengthened by the excellent execution.

“Achieving good performance in the first semester of 2013 was above the average growth of the industry and consistent with the Company experienced growth in recent years. This proves MPMX commitment in keeping what is our promise to the stakeholders, particularly shareholders and investors, the growth of a healthy and sustainable business, “Tossin said in a statement in Jakarta, Monday (22/07/2013).

He said the vehicle rental business market in Indonesia is divided and spread out in various areas and MPMX MPMRent benefit from having more than 20 years experience in this business.

“The experience and deep understanding MPMRent makes us more observant and aggressive in capturing and realizing opportunities in the vehicle rental business, especially in the corporate sector nationwide,” said Tossin.

In addition, Honda motorcycles for distribution business, especially in the area of ​​East Java and East Nusa Tenggara, sales rose by 26% to reach 447,578 units in the first semester 2013.

Meanwhile, the Honda motorcycle sales nationwide rose 12% and sales of motorcycles grew only 6% of the months January to June 2013.

Increased sales of motorcycles as well as the number of middle-class people in Indonesia, helped push sales of lubricants business MPMX growing more than 10% to reach 32.12 million liters of oil.

Toshiba Introduces Satellite Notebook E Series with Screen 14 Inches and 15 Inches

Japanese electronics manufacturer, Toshiba has just introduced the new E Series Satellite notebook is priced cheaper than Kirabook. The latest notebook was not only comes with an Intel Haswell, but also uses AMD A6 chip.

The first new product is the Satellite E45t. This notebook has a 14-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Inside are Intel Haswell processors Core i5-4200U, 6GB RAM and 500GB HDD. This notebook also uses touch screen and voice recognition software.

Meanwhile Satellite E55 comes with an option of Intel or AMD processors. This notebook has a 15.6-inch screen size with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Satellite E55t will use Intel Core i5 processors, while the E55D and E55Dt will use AMD A6 chip.

According to Engadget, E55D who does not have a touch screen will be priced around 580 USD, while the E55Dt priced at 700 USD. For Satellite E45t itself is now sold exclusively in the United States with the official BestBuy 700 USD.

Bank Profit Reaches Rp 8.3 Trillion, Up 16%

PT Bank Mandiri Tbk recorded a net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose by 16% from the previous period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi G Sadikin explain the increase in net income was driven by the acquisition of translucent increase in operating income of Rp 22.9 trillion, up 17.8% from the previous period in 2013.

“The increase in operating income by 17.8% to Rp 22.9 trillion. Was contributed premium income and net interest, fee-based income.’s Net profit of Rp 8.3 trillion was also supported by the company’s ability to control operating costs at group and subsidiary,” said Budi in the event of public exposure to second-quarter financial report 2013 Plaza Mandiri Bank Mandiri in Jakarta, Monday (07/29/2013).

The bank also recorded credit growth of 22.3% to Rp 428.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2013. That supports the achievement of the Bank’s total assets increased to Rp 672.2 trillion, up 17.6% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the quality of earning assets also remain well preserved, which looks at the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) of 0.55% net.

“We are thankful in the midst of intense competition and slowing economic growth, the Bank can continue to show loan growth above market growth. This is one of our commitments to improve access to finance productive country to prosper,” he explained.

The increase in lending occurred in all business segments. The highest growth occurred in the micro segment grew 58.1% to reach Rp 23.9 trillion in the first semester of 2013.

Meanwhile, the credit is channeled to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) recorded a growth of 26.5% to Rp 60.2 trillion.

The bank also helped channel special financing with government guarantee scheme, namely by channeling People’s Business Credit (KUR). Total limit KUR has been disbursed by Bank Mandiri to June 2013 reached Rp 12.2 trillion, which is distributed to more than 237.6 thousand customers.

“Public confidence to Bank Mandiri also higher, as indicated by the increase in third-party funds to Rp 502.4 trillion in June 2013 from Rp 418.2 trillion in June 2012. Saving community continues to grow to Rp 206.6 trillion, up 19 1% over the same period last year, “he added.

Bank Mega Syariah Aims Rp 265 Billion Profit in 2013

PT Bank Mega Syariah perseoran target by 2013 will reach 265 billion USD before taxes. The Company believes it is able to achieve the target.

This was revealed by the President Director of PT Bank Mega Syariah, Benny Witjaksono time press conference at Menara Bank Mega, Capt. Tendean Road, Jakarta (12/4/2013).

“In 2013, we have reached the target grossnya profit at Rp 265 billion, or after tax of Rp 198 billion. Course to secure this we have step by step,” he said.

Benny did not mention what the expansion to be able to achieve these targets. “We have also reached earlier illustrates that God willing will be up,” he added.

The target is higher than the company’s profit after tax in 2012, which reached Rp 184.8 billion. Said to Benny, corporate profits continue to experience positive trends. Characterized by increased earnings in 2012 amounted to 243.2% in 2011 compared to the previous which only reached Rp 53.8 billion.

Furthermore Benny said, profit after tax increased performance company supported by 3 main things. Among them is the better performance of the company, also in terms of business growth.

“First petumbuhan business itself. Both increase employee productivity, the third, we are very successful in controlling operating costs,” he concluded.

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.

Industry: Gipang, The Crunchy Sweet of Banten!

Snacks that one is said to be one of the Banten savouries are sold as souvenirs. It feels crisp, sweet, slightly sticky because it is made of sticky rice mixed with sugar water. Want to taste it?

Banten and Jakarta distance is not so far away. But not many know that this small town also keep some snacks that shake up the tongue. One of the snacks are pretty popular Bantam either be enjoyed as a snack or a souvenir is gipang cake.

Arguably the ingredients for the cake gipang very simple. The main ingredient is glutinous rice to make white or red sticky rice. Once steamed, then cooled and washed glutinous water and then dried in the sun to dry too sticky. Well, then fried and then mixed with sugar water so typical slightly sticky texture when eaten.

Gipang that is so thin and cut into pieces. If the first gipang not have a flavor variation, gipang now made ​​in a variety of flavors such as pandan flavor and brown sugar. Some are smeared with peanut butter on it to impart a delicious savory-savory.

Gipang now arguably the confectionary that is quite rare, not many sellers these snacks outside the city of Serang. Even in Punjab alone gipang only made ​​in cottage industries in the villages. Though this snack has a huge potential, because it feels good addition gipang price is very affordable.

High Spin enthusiasts, GM Pursue Production

JAKARTA Chevrolet Spin-Demand is high, making General Motors (GM) Indonesia pursue its production capacity, to meet all the demands of consumers.

As stated Marketing Director of PT General Motors Indonesia, Yuniadi Hartono, the current production capacity of Chevrolet assembly plant in Pondok Ungu Bekasi Spin, reaching a maximum of 40 thousand units.

“Today we have added a two-shift production, from initially only for one shift. This was done in order to pursue a market demand for the Chevrolet Spin-increasing,” said Hartono Yuniadi, in Jakarta.

The same thing also expressed by Maria Sidabutar, Public Relations Director of GM Indonesia, he saw significant demand for a Spin. This could make the Spin as the new flagship, accompanied Chevrolet Captiva and Aveo.

“Sales of Chevrolet itself in June this year compared to June of last year increased by 377 persen.Hal is also driven by demand Spin the go fast enough,” concludes Maria Sidabutar.

LGCC Not-Be Lost production from India

Stock production of cheap and environmentally friendly cars or Low Cost and Green Car (LCGC) now has reached 20 thousand units. Targeted, this year LCGC production could reach 75 thousand units.

“I understand they (the company that produces LCGC) stock has been doing a great market for 20 thousand and 300 thousand could. This year the target can be up to 75 thousand,” said the Minister of Industry (Memperin) MS Hidayat on Inalum after a meeting at the Office of the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Jakarta , Monday (07/08/2013).

Hidayat said the Indian LCGC production could reach 40 million. Thus, Indonesia should be optimistic to surpass the production of the country.

“Optimistic to 75 thousand units, it could be 40 million units of India you lose the same period India. If it’s cheap-cheap Indian champion, but the quality of Indonesia,” he added.

Furthermore Hidayat said the provision LCGC maximum price Rp95 million per unit still does not include the possibility of adopting new technologies and benchmark transmission problems.

“So the reference price of Rp95 million national reference but there is still space that a standard issue 15 percent transmission and the possibility of adopting a new technology is approximately 10 percent,” he said.

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