Holcim Profit Down 7 Percent

Cement plant Holcim Indonesia posted a profit of Rp 467 billion during the first half of 2013. This figure is down 7 percent compared to net income in the same period a year earlier.
In a financial statement released, the cement factory managed to collect revenue to Rp 4.482 trillion. The achievement is obtained from the optimization of product mix and distribution to meet the challenges of increased market supply of capacity and imports increase. The revenue is actually higher than last year which was only Rp 4.191 trillion.
However, because of higher distribution costs make profits become depressed. Additionally, the increased cost of sales and administrative as well as financial costs, have an impact on short-term profits.
Nevertheless, President Director, Eamon Ginley convey, the general performance of Holcim are on the rise. It can be seen from the increase in gross profit of 33 percent to 35 percent. Holcim also has distributed interim dividend of Rp 37 per share to be paid, 15% greater than the interim dividend last year.
“With this dividend, for sure Holcim continues to provide benefits to its shareholders, and to continue to implement strategies based on adding value to customers, and maximize the efficiency of capacity,” Ginley said in a release received Suara Merdeka.
Holcim Indonesia is currently working in the middle market of excess supply conditions. However, he expects this condition is temporary.
Cement demand continued to grow consistently in the medium and long term, because the Indonesian economy continues to grow. This is supported by the existence of government and private sector investment in infrastructure and housing needs is also continuing. Therefore, the development of new plant proyen Holcim in Tuban, East Java, will provide benefits to the company.
“The cost of distribution to major markets in East Java to be more efficient, and will ensure smooth supply and better service for customers,” adds Ginley.
1 Tuban cement plant will produce 1.7 million tons of cement per year and will start in accordance with the planned schedule. Cement mill will begin operations on in August this year.

The story of Home Based Entrepreneurs Raup Turnover Pastries Rp 1 Billion At Eid

As usual, the annual event and Eid Fasting brings blessings to the home pastry manufacturers, such as Kampung Utami Donuts (DKU).

Starting from selling donuts round in the villages and schools, Rosidah Widya Utami DKU brand owner managed businesses manage cookies ‘kampung’ upscale flavor.

Rosidah always flooded with orders. Unmitigated, in this year’s Lebaran turnover pastries home to break out over USD 1 billion.

“If fasting and Eid sales rose dramatically. Turnover can be up more than Rp 1 billion, last year turnover is USD 500 million. Fasting and Eid bring blessings yes, working 2 months of the results could be eaten for 2 years,” said Rosidah to detikFinance, in Jakarta, Sunday (08/11/2013).

According Rosidah, pastry production is now sold out the public interest. Not only from Jakarta and surrounding areas, dry cake which is produced in Jombang, East Java, has been extended to Kalimantan and Sumatra.

“The biggest demand of Jakarta and its surroundings, then followed from Borneo and Sumatra,” he said.

So many orders, he had to help workers to meet consumer demand. Today, the home-based business is owned Rosida join assisted at least 40 employees.

It turned out pretty itutidak aid workers. Without meaning to reject, Rosidah forced to ‘take off’ orders up to 30% of the total demand amounting to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million.

“A lot of orders to the extent not kepegang. Approximately 30% of orders are not handled so many, could be worth up to Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million was missing. Peak right at H-7 yes but 3 weeks before Eid we’ve stop receiving orders due to demand overload occurs there, “he explained.

According Rosidah, retaining customers is the key to providing the best service and quality.

Build Plant Milk, Kalbe Rp 300 Billion Spending

PT Kalbe Farma, drug manufacturers and national health supplements, plans to build a dairy factory in the Cikampek, West Java. According to the Director of Finance and Corporate Secretary of Kalbe Farma, Vidjongtius, the plant cost around Rp 300 billion. “The project started in 2014,” he said at a media gathering.
Vidjongtius said the plant will be owned by the installation of a fourth milk production Kalbe Farma. With the construction of this plant, Kalbe increase milk production capacity of 12 thousand tons to 24 thousand tons per year.
Funds to build the plant will be met from capital expenditure Kalbe Farma in 2013, which reached Rp 1.5 trillion. According Vidjongtius, until the first half, the company has spent at least 40 percent of the annual capital expenditure. “The new plant is expected to support business growth in the future,” he said.
In 2012, Kalbe has completed the construction of dairy factory in Sukabumi, West Java. This plant is the result of cooperation with PT Milko Beverage Industry. Kalbe, which poured an investment of Rp 154 billion, became the majority owner with 51 percent parts.
Throughout 2013, Kalbe targeting revenue growth and net income by 18 percent. That figure is above the growth of the pharmaceutical industry which reached 15 percent. In 2012, Kalbe Farma pocketed a net profit of Rp 1.73 trillion and Rp 13.6 trillion in net sales. Thus, the company targets a net profit of Rp 2.04 trillion and Rp 16 trillion in net sales in 2013.

Impact of Selling Assets in 2011, Merck Profit Drops 53%

Pharmaceutical and chemical company, PT Merck Tbk recorded a decrease in net income in 2012. The German issuers, incised profit of Rp 108 billion, down 53.24% from the previous period which amounted to Rp 231.16 billion.

Director of Finance Bambang Nurcahyo explain, the decline in 2012 net profit, due in 2011, the company is selling assets. This has an impact on revenues soaring Merck in 2011, while in 2012, there is no asset sales.

“The decline in performace 2012, causes the 2011 to sell property assets and Kemang BSD net profit of Rp 70 billion. Assets sold in 2011,” said Bambang at Public Expose Merck headquarters in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Wednesday (20/03/2013).

In 2012, Merck’s sales reached Rp 930 billion, up 1.18% from the 2012 period amounted to Rp 919 billion. This sale, supported by three business units namely Chemicals Rp 359 billion, Merck Serono worth Rp 405 billion and Rp Consumer Healthcare 166 billion.

Merck also will perform a dividend of Rp 75 billion to shareholders. However, Bambang reluctant to mention the target profit, revenue and business plans and capital expenditures in 2013.

Profit Perhutani first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion

Profit before tax Perhutani to end first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion, up 179 percent from Renca Budget Work Company (CBP) has been determined.

According to a press release from Perhutani received by AFP in Jakarta, on Saturday, the profit of the many donated from round timber sales in the country reached Rp882 billion and Rp520 billion overseas reach.

In addition, sales of other industries in the country reached Rp232 billion, sales of finished wood products industry from abroad totaled Rp50 billion and sales of processed wood (raw sawn timber) in the country reached 30 billion.

Gondorukem products, processed pine resin is the second largest income producer for Perhutani with the value of exports jumped 12 per cent of the target in the CBP. Perhutani gondorukem export markets are Europe, Japan, China and several other countries. Gondorukem Perhutani is the largest producer in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Director Sukmananto Perhutani Bambang said targets and business outlook for the second half of 2013 Perhutani directed at four things, ie achieve the production target node exceeds the first half, giving priority to the principles of sustainable forest management, the industry will begin to prepare for productive use and make savings in anticipation of price increases oil to the forest industry.

Perhutani also has several projects such as the completion of construction of the plant in Pemalang gondorukem derivatives, sago factory in Sorong, Papua Perhutani headquarters and development in collaboration with other state-owned enterprises.

Satya Dharma CPO Production Reaches 145,397 Tons

JAKARTA – PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of crude palm oil (CPO) to 145 397 tonnes in the first half of 2013, an increase of 31.1 percent compared with the same period last year.

Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara, Djojo Boentoro, revealing CPO sales volume also increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147 693 tonnes. The Company also recorded an increase in the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) during the period January to June 2013 reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent year on year.

“TBS is processed to reach 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0% from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties,” he said in a press release on Tuesday (30/07/2013).

He explained that the increase in FFB production volume due to increased crop area grown and the age of the company’s plants. Mature plants increased the total area of ​​42 333 hectares in 2012 to 48,470 hectares in 2013. Meanwhile, the productivity of FFB per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased by 9% over the same period the previous year.

The company targets the padatahun new planting could be 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for a plasma.

Related to financial performance, DSNG successfully posted net sales of Rp 1.7 trillion, or relatively equal to sales in the same period last year, in the midst of the recent decline in CPO prices.

Cigarette Excise Rules Turn off the Cigarette Industry Home Based

JAKARTA – Minister of Finance Regulation Number 78 of 2013 concerning the establishment faction and the rates are the results of Tobacco Excise on 10 July tobacco companies considered burdensome. Because the tobacco companies are also feeling the impact of small scale within the rules and the increasing cost of cigarette production.

Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Finance (DJBC) assess FMD number 78 in 2013 to protect the small tobacco companies. Moreover, the said allegations DJBC small cigarette companies berusahaan impoverish themselves the result of PMK.

New Cigarette Warehouse businessman Ali Khoizin says, PMK 78 in 2013 can not protect small tobacco companies. According to Ali, the regulation on a proposal from foreign tobacco companies to dominate the cigarette market in the area.

“Big Tobacco Factory which is mainly owned by foreigners, to win the competition is not only competing in the market but it also regulates foreign manufacturer regulations. Companies that want to grow small trimmed with PMK rule 78, including through terafilisi clause is not rational,” he told reporters in Jakarta, Tuesday (02/07/2013).

Ali explained that the cigarette company in Indonesia, the majority of family-based. For example in one family could have different cigarette factory. In the PMK, each manufacturer has a characteristic, because there is a family relationship and the amount of production to comply with, the provisions of the PMK is melted and imposed high tariffs.

“Logic in the 78 FMD misguided. Malang In one family of six brothers but then there is one other thing as hostile and each has a cigarette factory. Was right blood relations, family relations, but they are hostile, how to put together,” he stated.

In fact, he added, if the cigarette excise specified in the tariff, then certainly a small cigarette industry would collapse.

“Cigarettes will be the same rate we are exposed to. Though there is cultural value of the tobacco industry, the government ignores the values,” he concluded.

BSD Bag Sales of Rp 4, 19 Trillion

PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk (BSDE) recorded pre-sales of Rp 4, 19 trillion in the first semester of 2013. The achievement equivalent to a growth of 79 percent compared with the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp2, 35 trillion.

“In the first semester of 2013 BSDE has gained 60 percent or Rp 4, 19 trillion marketing sales target of 2013, the Company determined that 7 trillion,” said Director and Corporate Secretary of PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk, Hermawan Wijaya quoted from a written statement the company on Tuesday (16/07/2013).

Accelerated growth, he added, is sustained partnership strategy and solid demand for the products of particular residential property that we offer both in BSD City as well as in other projects that we manage.

Under the project, BSD City as a flagship project of the members of the group Sinar Mas Land posted the biggest contribution to marketing sales which amounted to 82 percent. While Tourism contributes the second largest city with a seven per cent next Grand Tourism Bekasi contribute five percent and others.

Based on segment income, the biggest contributor of marketing sales the first half of 2013, recorded by the proportion of land sales by 64 per cent to the total sales and marketing accounted for by the second largest contributor with 26 per cent of residential sales. This was driven by the sale of the land to the three strategic partners of the Company through a subsidiary that was formed by the joint venture scheme. The three partners are, among others, Hongkong Land, AEON Mall Japan and Dyandra.

“In 2012, contribution of land sales in the range of 32 percent residential and 58 percent was recorded. Segment of land this year be the growth driver for the Company, it is our strategy to double its growth through value creation on land-bank that we manage,” he explained.

Home Shop segment (Shophouse) during the first half of 2013 contributed nine percent or Rp391, 72 billion compared to gains in the same period in 2012 which is Rp169, 12 billion. This segment grew 43 percent year on year (yoy) and became the third largest contributor to the Company’s marketing sales.

Come Enjoy Good EMC Indonesia Industrial Properties

Industrial properties are very excited. Many buildings, malls, apartments and housing built everywhere.

Passion that turns a positive impact on EMC storage players. For the second quarter of this year, EMC has also enjoyed the delicious Indonesian property industry.

“One of the significant business (growth) is not in the leading sectors such as telecommunications and banking, but the property industry is hot. Many transactions. Also in the financial and telecommunications industries, “said Adi Rusli (Country Manager, EMC Indonesia) on the achievement of the company ahead of time to break the fast together in Jakarta yesterday (07/30/2013).

Adi insisted, EMC revenue spearhead Indonesia remains the financial and telecommunications sectors. “But there is a rising industrial properties (growth) with demand virtualization to cloud storage consolidation,” he explained.

Compared to the first quarter of this year, said Adi, EMC’s total revenue in the country grew by 8.2%. “It should be bigger,” said Adi. Greater constraints on growth, he said, is not economic factors. “But because many projects are backed up to the third quarter. Usually January to July slowed somewhat, “he explained.

For storage business, said Adi, achieving EMC in the first half of 2013 grew 24% compared to the same period last year. While in total, EMC revenue in Indonesia for the first half of this year grew 25.4% compared to the first half of 2012.

Citing data from research institutions IDC for the first quarter of 2013, Adi mentioned that the EMC is now sitting in third. “In Indonesia, EMC is not number one,” he admitted. “But there is a significant growth. First, four years ago, EMC no ranking (in Indonesia), “he explained.

Currently, there are about EMC focuses on the business of big data, cloud and security. EMC’s business is divided into the field of storage, virtualization and Pivotal (big data). Confused what is Pivotal? Pivotal is a new platform, where all the virtualized infrastructure and presented as a service (service) and complete control through software. Pivotal is a new business entity EMC, the EMC’s ownership of 60%, 20% and 10% GE VMware.

Shark fin hunt, Between Reproduction and Business That Tantalize

In the midst of controversy over the shark hunt, fish processing business is protected at the same time step is apparently more prevalent and certainly very profitable.

It was recognized Ridwan (45), one of the businessmen shark fin processing home industry in the Village Gratitunon, District Grati, Pasuruan. He admitted in the month of shark fin sales turnover mecapai hundreds of millions of dollars. “In a month, turnover could reach USD 500 million,” said Ridwan talking with detiksurabaya.com in his home on Sunday (03/31/2013).

His shark fin processing business just started 3 months ago. Shark fin materials imported from eastern Indonesia, including Papua, Lombok to Kendari.

Although only started 3 months, Ridwan business thriving and growing. Aided by 45 employees who are mostly women, in a month it can treat between 50-100 tons of raw materials shark fins.

The processed products he sells to restaurants in major cities and exported to Taiwan. Selling price of shark fin that has been processed to reach Rp 3.5 million per kilo gram. “It was the most good after sorting. There are also costs only Rp 250 thousand per kilogram,” he added.

Opu, greeting familiar Ridwan not hesitate to reveal the shark fin processing. According to shark fin processing are not too difficult.

Fin material soaked overnight. Then boiled with the fire around 60 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Completed boiled, skin removed, cut open to remove the bone-thin sliced ​​tpis on demand. After it was washed again and dried in the sun to dry.

“It is finished, sorted again before packed,” said Opu.

Admittedly, shark fin processing business is very profitable. He claimed it had never been lost. The only thing that he’s worried about is the availability of raw materials. “Do not be late for the raw materials are the challenges,” he hoped.

Mentioned that sharks are a protected animal step, Opu resignedly admitted if at any time a shark hunt completely stopped.

Menu processed shark fins sold in the usual upscale eateries. Thin slices of shark fin soup which is commonly used menu priced at Rp 1.3 million per serving.

Content of collagen present in shark fins makes it very expensive. Collagen is a substance contained therein could renewing skin cells thus slowing aging. In addition, also as natural supplements for vitality.