Prime Gapuraprima profit soars 318% So Rp 71 Billion

PT Prime Gapuraprima Tbk (GPRA) record net profit of Rp 71 billion in the first half of 2013, up 318% over the same period last year of Rp 17 billion. Profit rose due to an increase in sales of property projects.

In addition to earnings, the company’s sales also grew to Rp 242 billion during the first six months in 2013, up 60% over the same period last year of Rp 154 billion.

“A pretty solid performance of the company marked the sale of some of peningkan owned projects that boost the recorded rise in net profit,” said President Director of Prime Gapuraprima Rudy Margono, in a written statement on Friday (02/08/2013).

Rudy said the company’s operating income collected until June 2013 reached USD 89 billion, up 56% compared to the same period in 2012 which stood at Rp 38 billion.

With the achievement of the performance, Rudy optimistic residual second half of 2013 will also give good results for the company. “We sure could record sales of more than Rp 1 trillion this year,” he said.

To achieve that goal, various measures have been prepared in which the company completed acquisitions of 4 (four) project in Nusa Dua Bali, Pondok Indah in South Jakarta and Tangerang Chester South.

This year the company has focused on developing a number of projects, such as Diamond City-Cipayung area of ​​3.48 ha, Graha Azzura MT Haryono area of ​​0.37 ha, Ciawi Superblock (Ciawi) area of ​​2.5 ha and Air Force Radar-Cimanggis, Depok area 6 ha.

“The total value of the projects that we have prepared this year to reach Rp 1.1 trillion,” he said.

Looking ahead, said Rudy, Prime Gapuraprima also adds new 3-star hotel that is Gapuraprima Hotel located at Jalan Gatot Subroto, Central Jakarta, Mega Kuningan Best Western Hotel, South Jakarta, as well as the Best Western Hotel-Serpong, Tangerang.

Astra International reported net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.

“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 showed a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.

He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion,

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” he said.

He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.

Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.

Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.

Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

Earnings Fall 22% Pawnshops Because Kraft

Mortgage PT (Persero) recorded a decrease in net income to Rp 718 billion in the first half of 2013. The number is down about 22% when compared with net income in the same period of the previous year of Rp 929 billion. Profit decline was due to a continued decline in the price of gold on the market.

“The decline in gold prices greatly affect the performance of the company’s significant because when the price of gold fell Mortgage loan disbursement will face obstacles because its value will go down as the price of gold down,” said Director of Mortgage Finance Agus Dwi Pramoedya when met at the Central Office Pawn Kramat, Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013).

However, he said, although besih profit declined but remains the company’s turnover rose. In the first half of this year, the company’s revenue still grew by 6.5% to Rp 4.1 trillion over the same period the previous year which only Rp 3.8 trillion.

Total assets also go up to Rp 33 trillion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 13% when compared to its total assets in the same period the previous year which reached Rp 29.1 trillion.

From the business side, Pawn is able to achieve a turnover in the pawning business of gold amounting to Rp 46 trillion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 6% from the same period last year of Rp 43 trillion.

“It is conventional. If sharia as of June 2013 was Rp 6 trillion, Rp 5.5 trillion last year finished up 8.6%,” he said.

In addition, the company’s customers also increased 15% to 14.4 million in the first half of 2013, when compared to the same period of the previous year which only 13.7 million.

“Seeing this increase, we believe the mortgage business will continue to grow,” he said.

Ahead of Idul Fitri, Tuberose Flowers Laris Manis

Ahead of Eid, people usually decorate their homes with fresh flowers. Residents usually invade the largest flower market in Jakarta, Rawa Belong.
Head of Business Unit Means Sentra Rawa Belong Flower Market Flower M Muljadi said the most sought after community interest ahead of Eid is the tuberose flower.
He considered the tuberose flower is highly sought after by people who want to decorate her house when Lebaran. “Tuberose became the best-selling interest ahead of the Eid al-Fitr,” said Muljadi to Tempo in his office, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, afternoon.
Mulyadi revealed in January, about 800 thousand to one million tuberose flower stalks are sold out for the H-3 to H-1 or takbiran night. Tuberose stalks one for Rp 5000-6000. “Imagine if sold 800ribu stalk, flower traders how the overall turnover in the Rawa Belong market,” said Muljadi.
A similar sentiment was expressed by Toyib (59), flower merchants Ambarawa origin, Central Java. Toyib admitted Tuberose flower sales increased dramatically ahead of Eid. “Especially at night takbiran, I could sell a lot. Were so many to forget how the stalks are sold,” said Toyib.
Grace, 39 years old, one of the consumers who buy flowers Tuberose in Rawa Belong market is said every year to buy flowers to decorate her house. Once purchased, Grace willing to spend Rp 500 thousand to 100 tuberose stalks.
“It’s over the years I bought here, to beautify the house,” said the mother of two children. “She smelled too bad, make a fresh home.”
Muljadi assess the increase in sales of the Tuberose is affected by the fall holidays and leave together ahead of Idul Fitri. According to him, if the schedule falls off with the 4-5 days ahead of Eid, the tuberose sales will decline, but not too significant.
“So depending on the holiday of Eid fall when, as in 2008, when it fell off a longer time after Lebaran, so our sales to decline,” said Muljadi. “Yes, because people do not have time to buy.”

Mayora Record Profit Growth 34.28%

PT Mayora Indah Tbk (MYOR) recorded a profit attributable to owners of the parent rose 34.28 percent to Rp451, 51 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period the previous year Rp336, 23 billion.

As quoted from disclosure, on Wednesday (31/07/2013), the increase in profit was also followed by an increase in the first half of 2013 the company’s revenues were up 6.5 percent to Rp 5, 79 trillion, compared with the previous Rp 5, 44 trillion.

Cost of sales of the company’s first half of 2013 decreased slightly to Rp 4, 30, earlier than Rp 4 trillion, 32 trillion. Gross profit in the first half of 2013 increased to Rp1, 49 trillion compared to previous Rp1, 12 trillion. Burden of the company’s sales rose to Rp679, 45 billion from Rp512, 44 billion.

The Company earned interest first half of 2013 rose to Rp13, 80 billion as compared to the previous Rp 6, 96 billion. Rental income rose to R1, 36 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period a year earlier R1, 12 billion.

Meanwhile, the company’s profit before tax rose to Rp587, 50 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period the previous year Rp435, 59 billion.

Total liabilities of the company on June 30, 2013 decreased to Rp 5, 14 trillion compared to period ended 31 December 2012 amounting to Rp 5, 23 trillion. The company’s equity rose to Rp3, 52 trillion in the first half of 2013 from December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp3, 06 trillion.

India May industrial output shrinks surprise 1.6%

India’s industrial output shrank by a shock 1.6 percent in May from a year ago, data showed Friday, adding to mounting gloom about Asia’s third-largest economy.

The contraction in output by factories, mines and utilities was far below market forecasts of a 1.5-percent rise while in another blow, April’s industrial output growth was revised to 1.8 percent from 2.8 percent expansion earlier.

“Industrial recovery is not yet in sight — this is definitely a surprise on the downside,” D.K. Joshi, chief economist of India’s leading credit rating agency Crisil, told AFP.

The figures marked more grim reading for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress-led government which is desperately hoping for an economic rebound before elections due in the first half of 2014.

“Industry has slipped into a serious crisis,” said business leader Rajkumar Dhoot, as the data showed manufacturing, which accounts for three-quarters of the Index of Industrial Production, had slumped by 2.0 percent in May.

Dhoot, chief of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, predicted “large-scale job losses” in the country of 1.2 billion people and pointed to production shutdowns already announced by the once-booming car sector.

Despite the weakness, the central bank is ill-placed to cut interest rates to kickstart the economy with the rupee near lifetime lows and separate data Friday showing retail price inflation climbing to 10.13 percent in June from 9.65 percent in May.

“For any policymaker, it is a very challenging time. You have urgent situations over the rupee, inflation and now manufacturing,” Joshi said.

“There is no magic wand except that the government must start implementing some of the economic reforms it has been promising,” he said.

While the bank has cut rates three times since the start of 2013 following an aggressive hiking spree, borrowing costs remain high.

The disappointing data comes as Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is in the United States this week on his second trip in three months to woo foreign investment — seen as key to strengthening the currency and spurring growth.

But he is seen as hampered by political opposition at home to more steps to prise open India’s still heavily state-dominated economy and investor concerns about widespread corruption.

India’s economy has been struggling under high interest rates, strong consumer inflation and weak domestic and foreign investment, as well as a string of graft scandals.

The government has forecast the economy will grow by at least six percent in the financial year that began April 1, after expanding by five percent last year — its slowest pace in a decade.

But private economists have been reducing their forecasts in the past few months with most seeing growth in the five-to-six percent range.

In one piece of positive news out of Friday’s string of downbeat data, June’s trade deficit narrowed from the previous month as gold imports slid in response to government duty hikes to curb consumer appetite for the precious metal.

The merchandise trade gap fell to $12.2 billion in June from $20.1 billion in May, easing market worries about India’s gaping current account deficit — the broadest measure of trade.

Oil imports also fell to $12.7 billion from $15 billion in May. Oil and gold imports are the biggest contributors to the current account deficit. But despite a sharply weaker currency, June exports fell 4.6 percent to $23.79 billion.

And underscoring weak consumer demand, car sales slid nine percent in June from a year earlier, marking a record eighth straight month of decline, other figures showed, and prompting industry calls for a government stimulus package.

“This is certainly the worst period I have seen in a long time,” R.C. Bhargava, chairman of Japanese-controlled Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, said in an interview published Friday.

Analyst: Foreign Funds Back in Second Half

Jakarta (Reuters) – The flow of foreign funds is expected to re-enter the domestic capital markets following a rise in interest rates by Bank Indonesia or BI rate to 6.5 percent, said a stock market analyst.
“Indonesia is the only country to raise interest rates amid slowing economic conditions the world is. Thing that will encourage the flow of foreign capital back to the Indonesian capital market in the second half,” said analyst Hamid Agustini Recapital Securities in Jakarta on Wednesday .
He added that funding opportunities foreign investors back to Indonesia’s capital market is quite large due to the current interest rates in the U.S. only by 0.25 percent.
“The purpose central bank to raise interest rates to attract foreign investors to remain invested their funds in Indonesia,” he said.
Moreover, he added, if the U.S. economic stimulus program was decided to be extended by the Fed that foreign funds will be returned to the country and rose to the level of 5,000 points.
Agustini adding he was optimistic BEI index still can reach levels above 5,000 points, sustained by the strengthening of the shares in the sectors of infrastructure, building construction, in particular sub-sectors of basic industries of cement, consumer, banking and finance.
Head of Research at PT Universal Broker Indonesia, Satrio Utomo said in the last four trading days, foreign investors began to re-enter the Indonesian capital market, although not yet significant. That’s because that sentiment is more external than domestic role.
“Moreover, later this evening, the Fed will provide testimony, expected to be seen from the direction of Fed policy for the second half of 2013, a positive for the market,” he said.
Satrio suggest in the next few days investors can collect banking sector stocks, consumer and construction sub-sectors. Investment strategy is accumulated when the stock price is declining

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.

Selling Fitri Cake, from 200 so Rp80 Million Profit

Work became a regular employee with a mediocre salary, make this a husband and wife and rack my brain thinking how to meet the needs of the household as the prices of essential commodities are at all times always increase.

The wife who like to cook and love to make cookies had the idea to make an effort to channel his hobby with a small pastries that will be deposited in a stall near the in-laws’ house Lanteng region Agung, South Jakarta.

In 2007 the husband and wife named Hendra named Risky Alsany thinking about how to develop the dry cake business to be more developed. Because the cookies are deposited in the stalls near the in-laws house only profit only Rp100-Rp200 per one cake.

However, because the spirit was high and both partners want to widen his efforts, little by little advantages that relatively small savings and make money Rp250 thousand.

? “When deposited in the shop anyway luckily Rp100-Rp200 the same cake but my wife in the tube until around Rp250 thousand, I say why not continue to try to expand marketing, not just in the stall and eventually deposited in a cooperative where I work, it continues walk up to a year, in 2008, “said Hendra told Okezone, as she tells the story of a successful businessman pastries.

The wife who works as a teacher in an English play group Bintaro, where as a faithful husband, who every evening Hendra always pick up his wife from Sudirman, which is the office where she worked towards Bintaro on a motorbike and return home to the Supreme Lanteng .

“Rain, traffic jams and fatigue has become my daily meals. As family who still mediocre, although double my income but it is still there mortgage installments sister college and department of motor vehicles are still concerned,” confidante.

? While the holy month of Ramadan comes, Hendra and his wife decided to make cookies widths. Given the wife who loves to make cakes, of Hendra to support his wife very badly.

Through Hendra expertise in digital marketing, he began a guerrilla in the virtual world, through Facebook. Alhamdulillah, through hard work, when it was very unusual because dry cake merchandise selling up to 156 jars.

“Despite struggling home office to the supermarket to buy ingredients for cakes and cookies jar and keep the oven to stay up hours 1:00 to 03:00 pm, wake up to dawn, with the capital savings are deposited into selling cake stalls,” he said.

Having accumulated cash funds amounting to Rp1, 8 million from the sale of dry cake. Hendra with his wife kept turning his brain to re-develop the business.

“I’m not one to keep quiet even while working but the brain continues to spin about what ya after Lebaran business that still exist. Because if only for a moment Lebaran cookies alone,” said Hendra.

? Finally the second business opportunity came, her cousin who lives in Depok then resigned from her job in Sanyo, which is Cimanggis business expert. Cousins ​​asked combine business with capital to do business Moslem then deposited a total capital of 500 thousand to Rp 1 million to 20 piece Muslim dress.

“I take 10 pieces he took 10 pieces. ‘Been there you marketed’, but I was confused too Mandarinnya, future sales guy Moslem girl. Already wet but subside after abstinence sail, via Facebook and blog, I re-marketed Moslem , “said Hendra.

On his new business, he expressed in the first month turnover reached 950 thousand, and in the second month to Rp1, 9 million and turned in monthly turnover is always up. It turns out marketing through social networks like Facebook and assisted the business blog more leverage. Given the over-selling sales through cyberspace, he tried to re-sell the business to create their own web-bajumuslimah.com bersitus clothes.

“Buy a domain and hosting, the seventh month of my turnover is above Rp 5 million per month,” said Hendra.

? Looking turnover growing at that time he told his wife to quit working for the care of the merchandise to customer service and Hendra himself as a doubles team marketing and courier.?

“At that time my wife tells me where sufficient turnover still 5 million to the turnover will continue whether or fall. I said, ‘yes I have run it once while working, concurrently CS, marketing’, “he explained.

“Entering the tenth month, the turnover of Rp15 million through mid-2009 when it was around. New at Rp15 million turnover at the top of my wife want to burn the ship stopped working, and be customer service in the business, and during Eid in 2009 our turnover penetrate up to Rp70- 80 million with the increasing number of our agencies outside the region and even from abroad, “he concluded.

Profit Up 273.2 percent Eterindo

Eterindo Wahanatama Tbk PT (ETWA) posted a first-half net profit rose 273.2 per cent to Rp33, 2 billion compared with the same period last year ie Rp 8, 9 billion.

The growth is in line with the company’s revenue increased 51.2 percent to Rp605, 4 billion. The increase is also supported by the large volume of sales. Sales volume stood at 39,000 metric tons, up by 34.5 percent from 29,000 metric tons in the last year with the average selling price of Rp9, 3 million metric tons in the first half of 2013.

President Director Immanuel Sutarto, stated operational performance during the first half of this biodiesel has increased significantly compared to the same period the previous year.

“We hope that the Government will soon implement a policy mix of 10 percent biodiesel (B10) in 2013 as a way of improving national energy security,” he said in a written statement published on Thursday (08/01/2013).

Gross profit increased 58.8 percent from Rp54, 6 billion to Rp86, 7 billion. Gross margin to 14.3 percent from 13.6 percent the same period last year.

Operating profit jumped by 57.1 percent from Rp34, 2 billion to Rp53, 8 billion. Similarly, EBITDA increased 82.9 percent to Rp66, 3 billion compared with the same period last year ie Rp36, 2 billion.

Equity increased from 0.8 times to 1.2 times as a result of an increase in bank debt amounted to 64.8 percent from Rp350, 7 billion to Rp577, 9 billion
to finance the growth of its business.