Sales at Hypermart Selling Well, the Sun Gets Rp 63 Billion Profit

PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) recorded a rise in net income during the first quarter of 2013 to Rp 63.2 billion. The figure was up 53.96% of the net profit the same period the previous year which only Rp 29 billion.

The company’s net profit increase was supported by higher revenues in the first quarter of 2013 which reached Rp 2.6 trillion, up 13.04% from the same period revenue last year amounted to Rp 2.3 trillion.

Acquisition of the company’s revenue is contributed full of Matahari Food Division (MFD), which is more than 90% is the result of the Hypermart.

This performance can not be directly compared with last year’s performance, due to the divestiture of assets / non-core business at the end of 2012 ago.

Since its launch in 2004 Hypermart, MFD scored a CAGR growth rate of 27.9%, which is the core strength of the Company’s growth and future prospects.

Operating profit also rose 32.2% to USD 74.6 billion from USD 56.4 billion last year. EBITDA reached USD 165 billion.

MPPA now recorded net interest income of USD 6.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013, higher than net interest expense of Rp 5.6 billion last year. This is due to lower interest expense of Rp 38.3 billion from Rp 62.7 billion last year, in line with the Company’s plan for the payment of the debt from the results obtained from the divestment of non-core end of last year.

Throughout the first quarter of 2013, the company has opened 2 new Hypermart stores located in Jakabaring, Palembang and Ambon.

New outlets Jakabaring further strengthen market dominance Hypermart in West Sumatra, while new outlets Ambon, which is a second outlet in the Maluku islands, also further strengthen market penetration and expansion Hypermart landing in eastern Indonesia.

In 2013, the Hypermart plans to open 20 new outlets across Indonesia.

“It makes us a hypermarket operator with the highest growth rates. Hypermart We will deliver the 100th will be operated at the end of 2013 and will be the largest and leading hypermarket retailer in Indonesia,” said Benjamin Mailool MPPA President in his press conference, in Jakarta, Monday (06/03/2013).

In the same period, MPPA also welcome Temasek Holding a significant shareholder with a plan to have a 26.1% ownership stake in the MPPA.

Together with PT Multipolar Tbk (MLPL) as the majority shareholder with a 50.2% stake, MPPA will get a more solid support from shareholders in its aim to develop the retail business forward.

“We are proud to see MPPA still carve out a good performance in the first quarter of 2013 despite having to operate in a challenging market environment,” said Benjamin.

In addition, the divestment of non-core as well as the successful participation as a strategic shareholder Temasek increasingly bring MPPA achieve its mission to be the No. 1 modern FMCG retailer in Indonesia in the next short period.

“MPPA is a leading modern FMCG retailer in Indonesia, which has the widest network of stores by 82 hypermarkets, 28 supermarkets, 80 pharmacy outlets that operate in more than 52 cities across Indonesia,” he said.

Software Equity Group’s Client, Cougar Software, Receives Growth Equity Investment From dmg information

Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today its client, Cougar Software, the leading provider of budgeting, planning and forecasting solutions for the real estate industry, has received a growth equity investment from dmg information (dmgi), a business division of Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) that manages and develops a portfolio of high-growth, innovative companies that provide business-to-business information to the property, education, energy and commodity and structured finance markets.

dmgi’s investment in Cougar Software represents SEG’s seventh transaction in the real estate software segment. SEG’s prior real estate transactions include the sale of clients providing application software for commercial facilities/property management, facilities design, integrated workplace management, multi-family property vendor compliance management, commercial building construction, public sector housing and long-term care facilities. Acquirers of SEG’s real estate software clients include RealPage, Yardi, Accruent and Bentley Systems.

Cougar is well known in the property sector as a leading provider of budgeting, planning and forecasting solutions exclusive to the Real Estate Industry, and enables its users to easily make strategic decisions using sophisticated financial modeling.

“The timing of this investment couldn’t be better,” said Oren Rosen, CEO, Cougar. “Over the last five years we have been building a foundation for growth by steadily increasing market penetration in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. With the strategic and financial backing of dmgi, we can continue our demonstrated track record of customer-driven product innovation and put our foot on the accelerator to increase penetration in these markets.”

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