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.
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.
JAKARTA– The arrival of the European teams to Indonesia to be a boon to street vendors Area region Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK), Senayan, Jakarta. In fact, if crowded, then a trader could net profit of Rp 1 million per day.
Previously, Indonesia was the arrival of the big teams, including Inter Milan, AC Milan and the Dutch national team. Now, Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea overtake Indonesia. Arsenal already enliven Jakarta, and on Sunday (14/07/2013) Indonesia will play against the Dream Team in SUGBK. The street vendors were hoping to make a profit to $ 1 million per day.
“I took a moment of arrival club Arsenal to sell in this area.’s First experience for me. Hopefully if today’s crowded, I could reap a profit of up to Rp 1 million,” said Arif Setiawan, sellers jersey and jacket Arsenal on Sunday.
Arif Setiawan hawking wares from 08.00 pm. Seen him sell Arsenal jersey and jacket for size.
Even the latest Arsenal jersey can be obtained at any place selling Arif. Arif merchandise obtained from a supplier who came from Thailand.
“The price is too expensive, Rp 120,000 to Rp 150,000 only. Costly price depending on the material, I did not dare to take the high prices,” he said.
Just like Arif, Radi also hawking wares in the area SUGBK. He sells slayer Arsenal. What is sold by Radi-made cottage industry in Bandung region.
On this Sunday, he was carrying two sacks slayer. He also hopes to achieve big gains.
“This handmade itself. Smaller size Rp 30,000, Rp 50,000 large. Optimistic I can make a profit of up to Rp 1 million,” Radi said the day-to-day selling slayer Persija.
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.
Not only the mobile gadget manufacturers who likes sarcastic competitors through advertising, this trend also extends to the world of PC components. One example is a video advertisement for AMD graphics card product called “AMD Radeon Graphics Presents: The Fixer”.
It is said, a gamer complaining because the graphics card “brand X” is not capable of running the game his liking. Then comes the one who suggested the players that switch using AMD graphics cards. Here’s The Fixer, a figure in the story that will “fix” the problem gamers.
The Fixer suggestion was inserted various promotional messages. For example, there is mention of a given game bundle through series AMD Radeon graphics card is used on the Xbox console and the PlayStation 4 One. There are also allusions to the gait of the graphics card manufacturer AMD competitor in the mobile world.
Ad ends with a scene of two men walked into the yard. Belonged to the old graphics card gamer-that design is similar to one graphics card Nvidia GeForce-looked is held by The Fixer and slammed to the ground and destroyed with cruel.
Poor graphics card manufacturer’s logo is obfuscated in the video. Are still clearly visible is the color, the light green is synonymous with Nvidia GeForce.
Looks a little scared by the brutal actions that occurred in front of him, the players shouted, “You need to calm down!” are answered by The Fixer, “I never compromise (settle)”. The word “settle” here does have two meanings, namely “calm” and “compromise”. Meanwhile, “Never Settle” is the name of the game promo bundle on AMD graphics cards.
He might look a bit stiff and childish, this ad still worth a look with a cool head. Consumers in the end it will benefit from the competition between industry players.
NVidia has just introduced its newest graphics card aimed at the visual computing industry and is claimed as the fastest graphics card in the world. K6000 Quadro graphics cards are built using Kepler architecture.
NVidia party also claims that this graphics card has the ability computational five times better than the Quadro 6000 graphics card before. Not only that, the graphics card is also claimed to have twice the graphical capabilities better than the Quadro 6000.
NVidia Senior VP, Ed Ellet said that this graphics card will give a significant change to the game animator, digital designer or programmer. Furthermore, Ellet said that the graphics card is capable of doing things that were previously impossible to do.
Some of the features possessed by the K6000 Quadro graphics cards are:
– The graphics memory GDDR5 ultra-fast 12GB
– Streaming 2880 core multiprocessor (SMX)
– Support for simultaneous display with a resolution up to 4k using DisplayPort 1.2
– It has ultra low latency video I / O, and support large-scale visualization
The OpenMP 4.0 API Specification is released with Significant New Standard Features
The OpenMP 4.0 API supports the programming of accelerators, SIMD programming, and better optimization using thread affinity
The OpenMP Consortium has released OpenMP API 4.0, a major upgrade of the OpenMP API standard language specifications. Besides several major enhancements, this release provides a new mechanism to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device.
Bronis R. de Supinski, Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee, stated that “OpenMP 4.0 API is a major advance that adds two new forms of parallelism in the form of device constructs and SIMD constructs. It also includes several significant extensions for the loop-based and task-based forms of parallelism already supported in the OpenMP 3.1 API.”
Standard for parallel programming extends its reach
With this release, the OpenMP API specifications, the de-facto standard for parallel programming on shared memory systems, continues to extend its reach beyond pure HPC to include DSPs, real time systems, and accelerators. The OpenMP API aims to provide high-level parallel language support for a wide range of applications, from automotive and aeronautics to biotech, automation, robotics and financial analysis.
New features in the OpenMP 4.0 API include:
· Support for accelerators. The OpenMP 4.0 API specification effort included significant participation by all the major vendors in order to support a wide variety of compute devices. OpenMP API provides mechanisms to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device. Several prototypes for the accelerator proposal have already been implemented.
· SIMD constructs to vectorize both serial as well as parallelized loops. With the advent of SIMD units in all major processor chips, portable support for accessing them is essential. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to describe when multiple iterations of the loop can be executed concurrently using SIMD instructions and to describe how to create versions of functions that can be invoked across SIMD lanes.
· Error handling. OpenMP 4.0 API defines error handling capabilities to improve the resiliency and stability of OpenMP applications in the presence of system-level, runtime-level, and user-defined errors. Features to abort parallel OpenMP execution cleanly have been defined, based on conditional cancellation and user-defined cancellation points.
· Thread affinity. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to define where to execute OpenMP threads. Platform-specific data and algorithm-specific properties are separated, offering a deterministic behavior and simplicity in use. The advantages for the user are better locality, less false sharing and more memory bandwidth.
· Tasking extensions. OpenMP 4.0 API provides several extensions to its task-based parallelism support. Tasks can be grouped to support deep task synchronization and task groups can be aborted to reflect completion of cooperative tasking activities such as search. Task-to-task synchronization is now supported through the specification of task dependency.
· Support for Fortran 2003. The Fortran 2003 standard adds many modern computer language features. Having these features in the specification allows users to parallelize Fortran 2003 compliant programs. This includes interoperability of Fortran and C, which is one of the most popular features in Fortran 2003.
· User-defined reductions. Previously, OpenMP API only supported reductions with base language operators and intrinsic procedures. With OpenMP 4.0 API, user-defined reductions are now also supported.
· Sequentially consistent atomics. A clause has been added to allow a programmer to enforce sequential consistency when a specific storage location is accessed atomically.
This represents collaborative work by many of the brightest in industry, research, and academia, building on the consensus of 26 members. We strive to deliver high-level parallelism that is portable across 3 widely-implemented common General Purpose languages, productive for HPC and consumers, and delivers highly competitive performance. I want to congratulate all the members for coming together to create such a momentous advancement in parallel programming, under such tight constraints and industry challenges.
With this release, the OpenMP API will move immediately forward to the next release to bring even more usable parallelism to everyone. – Michael Wong, CEO OpenMP ARB.