Get Indocement Profit Rp 2.42 trillion in the first semester

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Jakarta – Cement producer PT Indocement Tbk (INTP) profit for the period amounted to Rp 2.42 trillion in the first semester of 2013. Acquisition was up from last year’s first half profit which amounted to Rp 2.16 trillion.

Based on the company’s financial reports to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, the net profit was due to higher revenue of Rp 8.91 trillion in the period January to June 2013. “Up from the previous Rp 8.19 trillion in 2012,” said Director of Indocement, Daniele Lavalle, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

The cement sales Indocement most in Java, which amounted to Rp 7.05 trillion and sales outside Java Rp 1.81 trillion. Cement exports recorded very minimal which is only Rp 49.6 billion.

Indocement recorded an increase in cost of revenue of Rp 4.69 trillion, up from Rp 4.4 trillion. While operating expenses include selling expenses and general administrative expenses also increased to Rp 1.26 trillion from Rp 1.16 trillion in the same period the previous year. Thus, the company’s operating profit in the January – June 2013 amounted to Rp 2.99 trillion.

Some time ago Indocement has signed the commencement of construction of the project P-14 plant in Coventry, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia with PT Sinoma Engineering. Aldo added, Coventry factory was among the company’s three main projects this year. The project is still in the form of semi-finished land (brown field).

The plan, built the factory with a capacity of 4.4 million tons per year. The investment value of Rp 5.5 trillion, while the construction will be completed and began operation in 2015.

Two other major projects, namely the addition of new cement grinding plant with a capacity of 1.9 million tons per year in Coventry, will be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. With the addition, the company is targeting production capacity at the end of 2013 amounted to 20.6 million tons, up from the current 18.6 million tons.

The next project on the land yet so plant (green field), namely the construction of two new plants with a production capacity of each of 2.5 million tons per year with locations in Central Java and outside Java.

Meanwhile, other competitors such as 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.

Bank Profit Up 26%, Reaches Rp 4.3 Trillion

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk managed to earn net profit of Rp 4.3 trillion in the first quarter of 2013. The net profit, up 26.4% from the same period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, this positive performance, backed by the credit of Rp 392 trillion through the first quarter, growing 19.7% from the previous period amounted to 327.2 billion.

“Our achievement today is a welcome development. Bank lending, especially to the micro segment, which continues to show improvement, is a realization of our commitment to improve public access in various parts of Indonesia to finance productive,” said Budi time exposure Quarter Financial Statements 2013 in the Plaza Bank Mandiri Jakarta, Monday (04/29/2013).

Budi explained, loan growth occurred in all business segments, particularly in the sector of micro, small and medium enterprises. At the micro segment increased lending by 58.1% from Rp 13.1 trillion to Rp 20.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2013.

“This is in line with the credit growth, the number of micro credit customers also increased from 208.5 thousand to over 327 thousand customers. Meanwhile, credit to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grew 46.6% to Rp 55, 6 trillion, “he added.

Mandiri also noted, raising funds from a third party which reached Rp 467 trillion, up from the previous period are valued at Rp 404 trillion. Of these, low-cost funds such as checking and savings amounted to Rp 290 trillion, up 18.7% from the previous position of Rp 244 trillion. Mandiri also had total assets of Rp 641 trillion, up 17.1% over the same period last year. As for the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) net Mandiri, remained low at the level of 0.57%.

China Industrial Profits Reach Rp 820 trillion as of June

China’s industrial profit growth slowed in June, because the country’s economy will weaken, rising costs, and the price of goods down because demand is growing moderately.

Based on data released by the Bureau of Statistics of China, on Friday (26/07/2013) net income of Chinese companies rose 6.3 percent (year on year / yoy) to 502.4 billion yuan (82 billion U.S. dollars, or Rp 820 trillion) . Growth is lower when compared to the previous month to reach 8.8 percent.

Stock markets in China also fell for the third time on the same day, in response to low growth in manufacturing, after the Chinese government reduce its 19 capacity to trim excess supply causes the price to drop.

At the same time, China’s National Council has also offered limited support through acceleration of railway construction, tax cuts for small businesses and cut export costs.

“In terms of policy, the most obvious thing is there is no economic stimulus package in China,” Zhu Haibin, an economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Which is based in China.

According to him, the Chinese government is now trying to formulate fiscal policy to be more effective at reducing the administrative expenditure.

Meanwhile, on the monetary side, the Chinese central bank is trying to boost credit directly channeled to the real sector.