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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.

PLN: Net Profit Up 15 833 Percent

Company Limited reported a net profit of PLN in the first half of 2013 amounted to 15 833 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Head of Commercial Division PLN Benny Marbun in Jakarta on Thursday, said the first half of 2013, net income reached Rp 4, 78 trillion, a significant increase of Rp 4, 75 trillion over the same period of 2012 which only 30 billion.
“The increase in net income was mainly due to tremendous rise in foreign exchange earnings which are noncash Rp 7, 6 trillion,” he said.
In the first half of 2012, the electricity SOEs suffered losses at Rp 6, 7 trillion, while the first half 2013 profit rate RP0, 9 trillion in order to obtain foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion.
Though, Benny continued, on the other hand an increase in interest expense and finance Rp2, 3 billion and increase the tax burden Rp1, 6 trillion.
According to him, the increase in foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion, mainly due to the appreciation of the rupiah against the yen by 10.4 percent even though at the same time the rupiah depreciated 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar.
In the first half of 2012, the rupiah depreciated against both the yen and the U.S. dollar, respectively 2.4 percent and 4.5 percent.
“PLN pretty much liability in that decline yen yen positive impact on net income,” he said.
Benny also said that the first half of 2013 operating revenues rose 4.8 percent to Rp116, 7 billion when compared to the first half of 2012 amounted to Rp111, 4 trillion.
The increase in revenue, primarily from an increase in sales volume due to the addition of electric power customers and increase rates on a quarterly basis starting in January 2013 account.
Meanwhile, the operating expenses recorded Rp98, 3 trillion, up 3.6 percent compared to 2012 Rp94, 9 trillion.
“The increase in operating expenses among others, due to increased consumption of fuel and lubricants due to increased electricity sales and rising fuel prices,” he said.
Thus, he continued, first half 2013 operating income rose R1, 9 billion or 11.5 percent of Rp16, 5 trillion to Rp18, 4 trillion.
To EBITDA increased 10.1 percent to Rp30, 4 trillion from Rp27, 6 trillion.
The amount of non-current assets increased 2.6 percent to Rp484, 6 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp472, 1 trillion on December 31, 2012.
Current assets rose 0.9 percent to Rp69, 2 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp68, 6 trillion at December 31, 2012.
“The total number of the company’s assets at the end of Semester 1 in 2013 amounted to Rp553, 8 billion or increased by Rp13, 1 trillion from Rp540, 7 billion at December 31, 2012,” said Benny.

Suzuki Sales 3.8 Times National Market Growth

Suzuki’s total sales in the first six months of this year has increased 40 percent when compared to the first six months of last year. Endro Nugroho, Director of Marketing 4W Suzuki Indomobil Sales, said that the growth in wholesale sales or from factory to dealer.
However, the car market in Indonesia in the first six months of this year compared to the first six months of last year recorded only a 12 per cent. Thus, in percentage, Suzuki sales figures many times of what is recorded in the market.
“The car market in Indonesia in the first six months of this year compared to the first six months of last year it only grew by 12 percent. So, this Suzuki grow about 3.8 times that of the growth of the market,” said Endro.
Sales of Suzuki four-wheel for total sales in the period June 2013 as many as 15 578 units (wholesale) and 13 778 units for retail sales or from the dealer to the consumer.
Through this figure, sales of Suzuki four-wheel drive to be the highest in semester-I in the year 2013 or for the period of January-June 2013. The total sales of Suzuki four-wheel-first semester 2013 was 75,425 units.
Of that total, Suzuki Ertiga MPV is ranked top in the biggest contribution Suzuki vehicle sales. For June, sales of 6,555 units or 42.1 percent of total sales in the month.
The second rank is occupied by Suzuki Carry Futura 1.5 for modelkomersial or commercial and passenger models. Sales figure of 4,664 units or 29.9 percent of total sales.
The next position is filled by Suzuki APV for passenger cars and commercial models (Mega Carry) with the number 3,241 units or 18.6 percent of the total.

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.

Bank Profit Up 26%, Reaches Rp 4.3 Trillion

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk managed to earn net profit of Rp 4.3 trillion in the first quarter of 2013. The net profit, up 26.4% from the same period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, this positive performance, backed by the credit of Rp 392 trillion through the first quarter, growing 19.7% from the previous period amounted to 327.2 billion.

“Our achievement today is a welcome development. Bank lending, especially to the micro segment, which continues to show improvement, is a realization of our commitment to improve public access in various parts of Indonesia to finance productive,” said Budi time exposure Quarter Financial Statements 2013 in the Plaza Bank Mandiri Jakarta, Monday (04/29/2013).

Budi explained, loan growth occurred in all business segments, particularly in the sector of micro, small and medium enterprises. At the micro segment increased lending by 58.1% from Rp 13.1 trillion to Rp 20.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2013.

“This is in line with the credit growth, the number of micro credit customers also increased from 208.5 thousand to over 327 thousand customers. Meanwhile, credit to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grew 46.6% to Rp 55, 6 trillion, “he added.

Mandiri also noted, raising funds from a third party which reached Rp 467 trillion, up from the previous period are valued at Rp 404 trillion. Of these, low-cost funds such as checking and savings amounted to Rp 290 trillion, up 18.7% from the previous position of Rp 244 trillion. Mandiri also had total assets of Rp 641 trillion, up 17.1% over the same period last year. As for the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) net Mandiri, remained low at the level of 0.57%.

Eid, Night Market Open Ngarsapura Nonstop 8 Days

SOLO-Welcomes the travelers on the upcoming Eid, Ngarsapura Night Market will be open non-stop for eight days. Targeted, turnover in the holiday season could reach Rp 50 million per night.

Night Market Traders Association chairman Ngarsapura, Sigit Sujatno convey, as in previous years, every Eid night market traders usually sell not only on Saturday night. Market plans to open in the next 7 to 14 August. On the day of Eid, the market remains open.
“All traders shall sell. 228 Total number of existing merchants in Ngarsapura. Required Otherwise, the market will look very ugly, because there is an empty space,” he said.
Event with the theme “Lebaran Ing Ngarsapura” is intended to target travelers who arrive from out of town. Therefore, he hoped traders can sell creative products. So that the travelers will also be impressed with the market presence.
Previous years, Ngarsapura can suck thousands of people in one night. Either before or after the day of Eid, the market will be crowded. Most visitors mainly come from outside Java. He estimates, the transaction valued at USD 50 million can happen overnight.
“We will evaluate how the achievement of future transactions. Perhaps not all will be recorded, but by sampling,” he said. The most hunted products pemudik jerseys usually are typical of Solo, also crafts that are not encountered in the overseas returnees.
Head of Department of Cooperatives and SMEs, Haryani Nur added that this event could be a means of promotion of the city through superior products. So he hoped traders can prepare a quality product. Similarly, the display should be styled products as attractive as possible.
“Visitors come may be up to 2,000 people per night,” he said. Not only offered a wide range of products, at the same place travelers could enjoy the entertainment offerings which will be coordinated by the Department of Culture and Tourism.

Market Down, Kalla Toyota Remain Optimistic

MAKASSAR, – Automotive Market this year was not as predicted. Previous dealers predict car sales in mid-year will be better, the reality is not as expected.
Based on data Polreg call centers in Sulawesi (except Sulawesi), the automotive market in April 2013 and May recorded as many as 4,800 units 4,596 units. In June this year, the market fell again to number 4,278 units.
Director of Operations Kalla Toyota, Hari Kaimuddin said, although the total market has decreased, it remains optimistic sales recorded this year is better than last year.
“Last month we try to be optimistic if the market rose in June. Moreover, it is always the beginning of the year sales fell. But it turned down (June). Bgitu However, we remain optimistic,” he said last weekend.
Kalla Toyota as the Toyota dealership in Sulawesi (except Sulawesi) in June 2013 posted sales of 2,281 units. Slightly decreased from the previous month’s sales are recorded 2,344 units.
“In terms of sales are down, but in terms of market share, Toyota rose to 53.4 percent,” he said.

Commodity price doldrums, Uno Uno Corporate Profit Drops 65%

Saratoga Investama Tbk PT Federal International (SRTG) made a profit of Rp 188.34 billion in the first half of 2013, down 65% when compared to the same period last year of Rp 539.61 billion. The fall in profits due to weak performance in the subsidiary coal and palm oil sector.

“Weakness in the coal and palm oil sector makes to the weakening performance,” said President Director of Saratoga Uno Uno S in Jakarta, Thursday (08/01/2013).

The Company recorded revenue of Rp 1.165 trillion in the first six months of this year, revenue rose compared to the previous year in the same period to Rp 1.138 trillion.

Load reduced income from Rp 1,063 to Rp 1,038 trillion trillion at the end of June 2013. So the gross profit and operating profit growth is still positive.

The company’s net profit could decline due to other expenses are quite high, especially because of the performance of subsidiaries in the coal sector and palm oil weakened.

Saratoga continued to invest in three key sectors to drive economic growth in Indonesia with a long-term outlook is very positive.

“By providing long-term benefits, Saratoga will continue to contribute to Indonesia and the wider community,” Uno added.

One of the company’s subsidiary in the consumer sector, PT Mustika Pinasthika Mitra Tbk (MPMX), earned revenues of Rp 6.78 trillion, contributed by higher sales of motorcycles in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara.

Sales volume increased by 26% to 447,578 units in the first half of 2013 compared to 355,758 units in the same period a year earlier. It is also supported by MPM automotive rental business, which rose 74%, from 6,995 units in the first half of 2012 to 12,104 units in the first half of 2013.

While the sector PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk (TBIG) won pendapatam surge by 96% This is caused by the growth of a significant tenant of organic growth and through acquisitions, from 8,584 tenants as of June 2012 to 15 277 tenants in June 2013.

In line with the increase in revenues, gross profit TBIG also been increased by 98% in the first half of 2013.

Saratoga Investment in PT Lintas Marga Sedaya managing highway projects Cikampek-palimanan goes according to schedule. Overall construction was started in January 2013.

The entire land has been acquired, the work permit has been issued by the authorities and senior debt facility is executed as well as drawdown begins in line with the project an important milestone.

While the natural resources sector, global sentiment towards commodities affect the performance of associated companies (investee companies) engaged in integrated coal sector, mining and palm oil.

Such as PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO), Provident Agro, and PT Agro Maju Raya (Amara) which was corrected earnings

Expand in Insurance and Banking

Entering the second half of 2013, the company plans to enter into the insurance and banking sectors. This sector, said Uno, still very attractive in Indonesia.

“We are open to look at opportunities in the banking sector. Banks in Indonesia are very good, the growth of the industry is still good,” he said.

The Company is developing in the direction of the two sectors of the industry. How, can by buying an existing company or create new company from scratch.

“The business model we are usually targeting existing enterprises and capital needs. But it could also open opportunities from zero,” he said.

Home Finance of America – Now Offering Lowest Mortgage Payments

Home Finance of America,

one of the nation’s leading online mortgage banks, is proud to announce that they are offering a mortgage rate of 3.125% (APR 3.295%) for a mortgage fully amortizing in 30 years. The interest rate on this special loan program is fixed at 3.125% (APR 3.295%) for the first 5 years after settlement and is known throughout the mortgage industry as a 5/1 ARM. A 5/1 ARM fully amortizes in 30 years so like traditional a 30 year fixed rate mortgage so the resulting monthly payment is low. A 5/1 ARM has an initial fixed interest rate for the first 5 and may adjust once each year for the remaining 25 years of the loan. The initial fixed interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are significantly lower than those offered for 30 year fixed rate mortgages.

While Home Finance of America is currently offers the mortgage industry’s lowest 30 year fixed rate mortgage at 4.125% (APR 4.293%) a financially savvy borrower will in most cases find the 5/1 ARM is a better product. On a $200,000 5/1 ARM at Home Finance of America’s current rate of 3.125% (APR 3.295%) a borrower would save $112.55 each month in a 5/1 ARM as comp

Batik entrepreneurs Complaining Export Difficulties

Batik entrepreneurs of small and medium scale industries in Surakarta complain of difficulty for export. Difficulties due to the high export standards applied by the government, such as production standards, labels, and hospitable environment. To meet the standards, the costs are also not small.
»What we regret, government implement high standards and difficult to batik to be exported. Though Indonesian batik, “said the owner of batik Lor Market Ing, Widhiarso, as marketing strategy discussions batik in the international market at the Islamic University of Batik (UNIBA) Surakarta, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
On the other hand, the government seemed to ease the entry of goods imported into Indonesia. As a result, Indonesia is controlled by imported products, including batik textiles. “Unfortunately, our society is happy with smelling product imports.”
He asked the government to facilitate the export process for batik. As a cultural heritage of Indonesia, batik role introduced and became an icon of Indonesia in the international world. He admitted during the batik entrepreneurs, especially in the village of batik Laweyan, have attempted to adjust to the foreign buyer. For example about the style, quality, and environmentally friendly production processes. According to him, the government rules actually hinder exports.
Other batik entrepreneurs, Achmad Soelaiman, said other challenges batik exports come from the country of destination. As in Malaysia which forbids existing Indonesian batik products into the country. »The goal is to protect their batik industry based in Terengganu and Kelantan,” said Puspa Kencana batik owners.
For that, he tried to outsmart by offering a white cloth as raw material of batik in Malaysia. Malaysian batik entrepreneurs usually bring a white cloth from Thailand and China.
Having established the business long enough, eventually he gained the confidence to produce Malaysian batik in Indonesia. »Then exported to Malaysia,” he said. He added, Laweyan batik entrepreneurs actually start exporting batik since the 1970s, although the numbers are limited.
Lecturer UNIBA Surakarta, Siti Endang Rahayu, said sales of batik Laweyan quite encouraging. To prevail in the international market, he advises entrepreneurs batik attention to culture in the country of destination, the efficiency of the production process to improve competitiveness, and look at the rules. For example, should not be using a mixture of certain ingredients in the production process.