Taxi Express Gets Rp 60 Billion Profit, Grow 54%

Is ground transportation services brand Express, Express Transindo Main Tbk PT (TAXI) earned a net profit of Rp 60.5 billion. The amount of net income increased 54% when compared to net income in the same period in 2012 amounting to Rp 39 billion. This achievement exceeded the company’s target of Rp 59 billion.

The rise in net profit driven by the acquisition of the company’s total revenue per June 30, 2013 which reached Rp 331.3 billion, an increase of 40% when compared to the same period of the previous year of Rp 237 billion.

“The Company’s financial performance this semester boast, revenue growth and significant earnings thanks to the success and efficiency of the Company’s expansion strategy, in addition to our success was due to maintaining the quality of service,” said Chief Financial Officer Taxi Express David Santoso in a press release, in Jakarta, Friday (2 / 8/2013).

He said the biggest contribution is still dominated by regular taxi which reached 84%. The rest of the Business Value Added Business Transportation Limousine dominated by vehicles that are in Bali, Lombok, Bandung and Jakarta.

Express regular cab fleet itself which operates to this day more than 8,800 units, which is targeted to reach 10 035 units by year-end.

“This year we expect to be able to add to our regular fleet of 2,000 units,” added David.

For this year, he said, the company aims to add 5 new pool in the area Jadetabek.

According to him, from the target, the Company has been getting 3 new locations for the pool. The Company is currently looking for a location for a second pool. Indeed most current pool still in Jadetabek. In addition to the Jadetabek, Express Group also has a pool in the other areas, namely in Bali, Lombok, Medan, Surabaya and Semarang.

Meanwhile, with regard to the new tariff set Express Group, David explained that it does not affect the Company’s financial.

This is because the Express Group implemented a partnership scheme with the driver, so that the new tariff solely to adjust the driver’s income and maintain the welfare of each individual driver’s partner.

While the driver of the Company’s partners deposit value remained elevated and did not participate. “We will continue to focus on improving service to our customers. We are confident in the consistency of the Company’s future financial performance has continued to increase, especially taxi business in Indonesia is very potential, “he explained.

Metland Rp 40 Billion Dividend

PT Metropolitan Land Tbk (MTLA) will distribute profits or dividends to shareholders amounting to Rp 40.47 billion or USD 5.37 per share. The amount of dividends equal to 20% of the company’s net profit of Rp 203.69 billion in 2012 to 7.57 billion stockholders.

Director Metland Nanda Widya said dividend decision has been approved in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held by the company at the Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Thursday (16/05/2013).

“The dividends will be distributed on July 5, 2013,” he said.

In addition, the shareholders also approved a net profit in 2012 was allocated to the reserve fund of Rp 2 billion company to a business development company. While the remainder recorded as retained earnings to increase working capital.

The Company recorded income of $ 678.729 billion in 2012, up 25.3% compared to 2011 revenue of Rp 541.781 billion. While the value of the company’s assets in 2012 grew 16.5% to Rp 2.016 trillion from Rp 1.73 trillion.

Efma and Accenture Launch Distribution and Marketing Innovation Awards for Retail Banks Globally

Efma, an association whose membership includes nearly one-third of the world’s large retail banks, and Accenture have jointly launched a global program to identify and award banks for leading-edge customer innovations.

The newly-launched “Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Programme” – an annual award – seeks technology and operational innovations in customer-facing areas of retail banks – such as branch, online, and mobile banking – and in technology-areas such as customer-analytics and Big Data.

The program solicits case studies of groundbreaking customer innovations by retail banks globally within six categories: Digital and Mobi

Industry: Crunchy Semprong Wijen

There is a small cylindrical shape is elongated, some are folded into triangles or rectangles. It feels Kriuk .. Kriuk crispy savory, choose to stay salty or sweet. One would want to eat again and again.

Some time ago when I visited the city of Pemalang, I found the food that has been a long time since I’ve ever found. Yak, cake Semprong name. It was a tasty crunchy it’s become my favorite snack. Semprong first pie peddlers often through the house, but not now.

Peddlers selling Semprong is very rarely, and if there is it is very different. In Pemalang town, there was a cake maker Semprong centers. Cottage industry that is developing rapidly have penetrated into the stores located in the city center.

Option it was only two, sweet and salty. But what makes it special is the sprinkling of sesame cake that makes this one has a distinctive aroma. There is also a bit given the scent of ginger. Well, when it’s confronted with this snack it’s tongue would not stop shaking. Kriuk Kriuk .. crispy .. especially with a cup of coffee or sweet tea still steaming hot.

Food and Beverage Distribution Gain Revenue U.S. $ 865.2 Million…

JAKARTA – PT Petrojaya Boral Plasterboard preparing inaugurated its new factory in Cilegon, Banten. The plan to increase production capacity in Indonesia gypsum board.

Marketing Manager Teresa F. Petrojaya Boral Plasterboard Lilya said, the plan was to increase the production capacity to double, from 35 million square meters to 65 million square meters. Right now we should be able to increase the supply to its biggest market in Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and Makassar.

“So far we are still the market leader for gypsum products in Indonesia with a market share of 50 percent,” said Theresia in Jakarta, Wednesday (24/07/2013).

“For the market segment dominated in Jakarta 60 percent retail, while 40 per cent for high end projects,” he added.

Theresia said, for gypsum product sales, growth rate averaged 15 percent per year. The rapid growth of residential property projects ranging, apartments and offices currently contributed to the increasing demand for gypsum products from Jayaboard.

“However, we have not been able to explain the sales figures,” he said.

Home Healthcare Market is Expected to Reach USD 305.9 Billion by 2018 : Transparency Market Research

The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.

The rising need to continuously monitor and care for health has increased the global expenditure on healthcare services and products.

The trend is also gradually pushing people towards home healthcare products and services, due to their cost efficiency and reliability. This, in turn, is driving the growth of the global home healthcare products and services market.

The technological and application developments that have taken place in the home healthcare segment have made them more reliable and globally acceptable. It has also made it feasible for hospitals and patients to get early discharge, and minimize the cost and infrastructure pressures. The growth in certain diseases or medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and other cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, which require continuous monitoring and care, are further driving the home healthcare market growth.

Though the global share of the home healthcare equipment market is considerably less, it is growing at a faster CAGR of 9.9% from 2012 to 2018 due to rising technological innovations, especially in the field of home therapeutic equipment. The home healthcare services market, despite its large share, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2012 to 2018. The main deterrent, restricting the entry of organized players in this segment is dominance of a large number of small regional players, who are offering their services at low prices, and enjoy high customer loyalty. This has in turn, shifted the attention of big players towards the home healthcare equipment market.

The global home healthcare equipment market can be categorized as: therapeutic equipment market, self-diagnostic and monitoring equipment market, mobility assists equipment market, and others. Currently, the key market players dominating the home healthcare equipment market are: J&J (Johnson and Johnson), Braun, GE Healthcare, Baxter International, Philips Healthcare, Omron Corporation, Invacare, and Medtronic.

The global market for home healthcare services is classified into respiratory therapy, telemetry, rehabilitation services, infusion therapy, and other unskilled home healthcare services. The unskilled healthcare services are provided by individuals such as family members, unlicensed or traditional caretakers, relatives, and friends. The market for home healthcare services is highly organized in regions such as the Americas and Europe, where it is very efficient. A large share, 79.9%, of the global home healthcare services market is dominated by rehabilitation and unskilled care services. However, the segment is believed to be extremely fragmented, and dominated by small and unorganized players.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of home healthcare equipment and services in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of home healthcare equipment manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major application segments of the global home healthcare market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered.

Assess Semen Indonesia Rp 3 Trillion Bonds

Jakarta – President Director of PT. Semen Indonesia Tbk Soetjipto said the company examines global bonds worth U.S. $ 300 million or Rp 2.98 trillion. The plan that bonds will be issued next year. “It’s an investment for next year,” he said when met after the event Bisnis Indonesia, Tuesday evening, July 2, 2013.
The Company requires capital expenditure of U.S. $ 500 million – U.S. $ 600 million next year. Half of it comes from the need of external funding is through the issuance of bonds. “For this year we are still strong power of cash.”
Capital expenditure was used to build two new factories in Apex, Central Java, and Indarung, West Sumatra. Some will be used to finance business expansion plans into Myanmar and Vietnam.
Factory in Vietnam built with a production capacity of 2.3 million tons. The investment value of Rp 1.5 trillion in the form of investment of 70 percent ownership stake Thang Long Cement.
The Company is considering a rate cut option Thang Long Cement factory in Vietnam that is too high. “Hopefully in the near future could have taken a decision,” he said.
The plant began operations in Myanmar next year. The investment value of U.S. $ 200 million. The plant production capacity of 6.5 million tons per year. “This new subsidiary with local companies Myanmar, our ownership share of 51 percent minimum,” said Dwi.
This year the company is targeting sales volume in 2013 amounted to 28 million tons, and the company’s 44 percent market share.
Capex this year of Rp 4 trillion. Sources of funding capital expenditure is 40 per cent and 60 per cent internal funds from bank loans.

Ramadan, Home Based Cake Industry Emerges

SOLO– Arrival of Ramadan is not wasted some people to carry out seasonal business. One is a cottage industry cake proliferation. Utilizing the home kitchen, turnover of up to tens of millions of dollars could be obtained.

Endang Paryanti is one that utilizes baking hobby into an extra source of income. Since before the fast, he got busy with the flour and butter in the house which is located in Jalan Sapodilla III No. 6 Karangasem. He expertly made cakes nastar, Kastengel and snow princess. Currently, without hiring employees he can still fulfill the orders kept coming. One day, he alone could produce 20 jars of cookies.
“It will start the third week, there may be an additional two employees to help make the cake. If alone, fear can not serve demand more and more,” he said.
Endang, was three years in a row to make each cake using a label Aura Lebaran Cookies. Every Eid, he can accept orders up to 500 jars. Assorted pastries are sold for Rp 35,000 for each of the jar. He believes, orders will continue to come to close to Lebaran. Because this year he’s doing more extensive promotion.
“In the past only by word of mouth promotion. Now I use facebook and blackberry messenger. Besides in Solo, the buyer also come from Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta and Jepara,” he said.
The same is done Rahayu. Together with his brother, he used to market the Idul Fitri various pastries. On an average day, more sisters make snacks for the kids, such as donuts vegetable or vegetable noodles.
Unfortunately, he was not able to accept orders in large quantities due to limited production capacity.
“Cake made our family at home in Kartasura. Was looking for an additional year hard labor. Mostly people prefer seasonal work in printing rather than making the cake,” he said.
To date, he has received 200 orders a variety of pastries. Starting from nastar, Kastengel, corn cookies, cheese and sago. The cakes are sold at varying prices, from Rp 35,000 to Rp 55,000 per jar.

Cheesecake beautiful Rainbow Arlen coockies

Trends in rainbow colored cakes are being enliven the culinary realm in Bandung. After rainbow cake hits in Bandung, in this month of Ramadan, pastries enlivened the new variant coockies aka rainbow rainbow cake.

One of the producers who make variations rainbow cake is Arlen coockies. Home baking industry located in Jalan Pasir Impun No. 16, Bandung Sukamiskin this, make a rainbow cake of cheese.

The owner, Arlen Leni (38) thought to make cheesecake variations as inspired rainbow rainbow cake yab popular trend.

“Actually’ve thought for a long time. I really like to experiment. Example, there is a snow princess cake red, be inspired by it. Incidentally it is also a trend,” said the mother who is familiarly called Leni, to detikbandung.

The majority of species that make a rainbow cake is usually a cat’s tongue. However, Leni actually make the cheese cake ingredients.

“Most of the existing cat’s tongue. Though I make cheese different from the others. This difference is only in terms of color alone, so it can be applied on the cake that tastes salty,” said Leni.

Rainbow-style cheese cake Arlen coockies look nice. Cheese cake is just usually studded yellow cheese, now sweeter with 3 colors, namely red, yellow, green. On it also persists as a characteristic sprinkling of cheese cheese cake.

“Why only three colors, because as the song rainbow-rainbow. Red, yellow, green, sky is blue,” Leni said with a laugh.

Slightly turnover, Profit Drops 54% In fact XL

PT XL Axiata Tbk (EXCL) correction suffers 54% profit in the first half of 2013 to Rp 670 billion from Rp 1.46 trillion. The company’s revenue edged up 1%.

XL recorded net income of Rp 10.3 trillion in the first half of this year, from Rp 10.2 trillion in the previous position. The rise in revenue driven by increased data service revenues by 13%.

“Our performance this quarter marks our success to turn things around after a decline in the previous two quarters,” said President Director of XL Hasnul Suhaimi, in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Until the end of the first half of 2013, the XL has spent Rp 4 trillion for infrastructure investment in the data. A combination of internal funds and debt.

XL has signed a new loan agreement in U.S. dollars with Standard Chartered Bank in May 2013 for U.S. $ 50 million. Meanwhile, during the first half of this 2013 also, the amount of debt XL increased to Rp 17.1 trillion from Rp 12.7 trillion in the previous year.

“XL will remain focused on data services given the growing use of data rapidly increasing contribution to company revenues. During the first six months of this year, data revenue accounted for 22% of total revenue, compared to 19% last year, “he added.