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.