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.

National E-Retailer Home Security Store Expands to a New Building in Southern California

Home Security Store, Inc.

has seen strong and steady growth over the past several years. So much so, that the company has purchased an even bigger warehouse and office space building in Southern California.
“We need more room to grow. We were running out of room in our old warehouse,” said Home Security Store Vice-President Ralph Winn, who has more than 37 years of experience in the security industry.
Home Security Store is the premiere online e-commerce website specializing in affordable Do-It-Yourself wireless and hardwired home alarms, security camera systems, fire protection products, spy equipment, survival gear, home automation devices and more. In addition, the company’s website offers useful video tutorials, tips, security news and educational articles teaching homeowners how to optimize home security in order to help prevent property loss and damage.
Through its website, Home Security Store informs visitors how a DIY security installation can save money. Home Security Store sells name brand equipment directly to the public with same-day shipping option and technical support.
Winn says this is the second time in the past several years that the company has had to move in order to accommodate the business’ growth.
Home Security Store’s new home is a 33,000-square-foot building located on the Riverside and Corona city line. Acquiring such a central location will allow the company to also engage with local installers in Riverside, Corona, and the surrounding Orange County area.
“Great customer service and free top-notch tech support has been at the core of Home Security Store’s plan for success since it opened its doors and this will continue as the company grows,” adds Winn.
“Today, in the home security field, there are so many competitors to choose from, which is a major hurdle in trying to get the attention of potential customers. Nevertheless, Home Security Store has optimized its online business since the mid-1990s, and still does today, by bringing customers the best of service with seasoned technical professionals and a product line which features the latest technology to help make your property safe and life easy,” Winn said.
With that in mind, Winn adds that the company has long had the trust of DIY home and business owners nationwide and is expanding to a new market of local installers, as well.
“The new location has landed us in an ideal and centralized area in Southern California. The new building will allow us the means to

Indonesian Cement Still Rely Domestic Sales

JAKARTA – PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk said, most of the company’s revenue in the first semester of 2013 was derived from the domestic market. First half of the company’s revenue reached Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53% of total revenue in the first half of this year.

Dwi Soetjipto, President Director of Semen Indonesia, said that the value of domestic sales increased by 26.42% compared to sales in the same period last year of Rp 8.63 trillion.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. Java market contributed revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion or 52.43% of total domestic sales. Meanwhile, consumers outside of Java contribute to the revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57% of total domestic sales.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia. From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion.

“This number jumped nearly 170% compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year is only Rp 30.34 billion,” said Dwi

Traders Earn Big Profit in Monas Fair

Fair Monas, Central Jakarta, drew the attention of many visitors, so it is an opportunity for traders to reach a large turnover in the month of Ramadan, despite the weather influence the profits.
“Yes, with a show like this biased because fortunately many visitors also respond well to this event. Prices can also be an expensive stand ketutup. Last week I was lucky to hit Rp 5, 5 million,” said traditional Chinese clothes seller, Anggi on Monday.
This was the first event held in 2013. Many visitors who come and are very excited to welcome the party of the people, so that a distinct advantage for traders who open a booth.
Variety of goods and foods sold in Monas Fair, like, toast peanuts, meatballs, iftar meal, women and men’s apparel, accessories, lighting or home decoration and so on.
“Towards the iftar many come than during the day. Turnover during the month of Ramadan is also on the rise as more and more visitors are coming,” says the seller of perfume, Yus.
Benefits achieved could reach three times the sales in the store. Weather in Jakarta but also affect the profits of the merchants, if the weather is rainy then sales will decline because empty of visitors.
Visitors came from various regions, even visitors from abroad. “I am from Jakarta to Ambon often, but only this time there are events like this in the monument, is great if you need to continue to be held every year,” said a housewife, Nani.
Cleanliness and safety of the show is pretty guarded by the organizing committee.
“We always check identification and also the interests of any person who want to get into. There are two layers of safeguards so that the event is also taking place conducive,” said the provincial municipal police, Joseph.
Society hopes remain held an event like this because it can benefit all parties, but it should be more mature in the hold and organize this event so that more and more visitors are interested in coming out of the city and outside the city.

Distributor Mobile BlackBerry Build Factory Together with Foxconn

Jakarta – Distributors and retailers cell phone (mobile phone), Erajaya Swasembada Tbk PT (ERAA) set side by side with a large Chinese manufacturer, Foxconn to equally establish assembly plant mobile device.

Director of Marketing and Communications Djatmiko Ward said, such as the readiness of the company to form the intention to cut imports figure in Indonesia’s mobile phone number is still high up to 55-60 million units per year.

“Erajaya ready for Foxconn. There is a background to this, one being that there are 55-60 million units in Indonesia hp and 100% of imports. Consumer nation we remain profitable and the outside, it arises from the desire to have their own base,” he said when met at the Capital Residence, Jakarta, as quoted on Thursday (01/08/2013).

However, the readiness of government support should be coupled with one of them with incentives. Because, without the incentive of possible price outcomes assembly product itself will be more expensive than products derived from imports. Tax to be one cause.

“As an illustration, if imports hp only pay VAT 10% complete. Meanwhile, if there are spare parts to assemble yourself taxable entrance, production costs, salaries, and others. Could be that we have a factory but their products are more expensive. We as partners are explored ready provided there is an incentive from the government, “said Djatmiko.

According to him, the government should provide incentives in this regard so that Indonesia had a dream come true handset manufacturer fabricators.

“For example in China, the government provides free land, buildings, infrastructure everything is free. Employee salaries subsidized by the government for 3 years, it’s name is a form of support,” he said.