Below is a list with tagged columns and company profiles.

Today's Headlines Astra International

  • Astra International Targets to Raise Market Share

    Astra International Targets to Raise Market Share

    Astra International, one of the biggest companies that is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (in terms of market capitalization), targets to boost its market share in Indonesia's automotive industry to 50 percent before the end of the year.

    Read more ›

  • H1-2018 Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesia: Astra International

    H1-2018 Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesia: Astra International

    Although Astra International, one of Indonesia's biggest diversified conglomerates, has been affected by subdued car sales in Indonesia in recent years, the company remains comfortably within the top ten of biggest listed companies in terms of market capitalization on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

    Read more ›

  • Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra International Under Pressure

    Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra International Under Pressure

    Astra International, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in Indonesia, has always been one of investors' favorite blue chip stocks. Although the automotive sector contributes around half to the company's total revenue, Astra International is usually regarded the barometer of the Indonesian economy because the company is engaged in most key sectors of the economy. Thus, if the company is doing well, so is the Indonesian economy.

    Read more ›

  • Full-Year 2017 Corporate Earnings Report Astra International

    Full-Year 2017 Corporate Earnings Report Astra International

    One of Indonesia's biggest diversified conglomerates (and therefore often labelled the barometer of the Indonesian economy), Astra International, posted a solid 25 percent year-on-year (y/y) growth of net profit to IDR 18.9 trillion (approx. USD $1.39 billion) in full-year 2017. Meanwhile, the company's net revenue rose 13.8 percent (y/y) to IDR 206.1 trillion (approx. USD $15.2 billion).

    Read more ›

  • Astra International Also Invests in Indonesia's First Unicorn Go-Jek

    Astra International Also Invests in Indonesia's First Unicorn

    One of Indonesia's biggest conglomerates, Astra International, announced earlier this week that it decided to invest USD $150 million in ride-hailing app Go-Jek, Indonesia's first unicorn. Go-Jek, which delivers a range of on-demand services (but is most widely known for its online motorcycle and car taxi services), is now valued at USD $4 billion.

    Read more ›

  • Car Sales Astra International Rose 9% in January-August 2017

    Car Sales Astra International Rose 9% in January-August 2017

    Astra International, one of Indonesia's largest diversified conglomerates, sold 398,995 cars in the first eight months of the year, up 9 percent year-on-year (y/y) from the company's car sales in the January-August 2016 period. The Astra Group, the biggest force in Indonesia's automotive sector, now controls 56 percent of the nation's car sales market.

    Read more ›

  • Corporate Earnings Indonesia 1st Semester: Astra International

    Corporate Earnings Indonesia 1st Semester: Astra International

    Astra International, one of the largest publicly-listed companies in Indonesia, saw its net profit rise 31 percent year-on-year (y/y) to IDR 9.36 trillion (approx. USD $704 million) in the first half of 2017. These earnings were supported by improving earnings from most of the diversified conglomerate's business segments. But as the company generates nearly half of its earnings from the automotive sector, the 9.4 percent (y/y) increase in the company's car sales was particularly key to boost growth.

    Read more ›

  • Astra International's Earnings Expected to Keep Improving in 2017

    Astra International's Earnings Expected to Keep Improving in 2017

    Astra International is one of the largest companies in terms of market capitalization on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The company is often labeled the barometer of the Indonesian economy because this diversified conglomerate is active in most of the major sectors of the economy. Therefore, it is interesting to take a look at the performance of this company when formulating forecasts about Indonesia's economic growth.

    Read more ›

  • Astra's Earnings Undermined by Indonesia's Bleak Purchasing Power

    Astra's Earnings Undermined by Indonesia's Bleak Purchasing Power

    Car and motorcycle sales of the Astra Group, one of Indonesia's largest diversified conglomerates, still show no positive signs in the first half of 2017. Fransiscus Soerjopranoto, Executive General Manager at Toyota Astra Motor, said this Astra unit's retail sales fell 0.8 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 186,365 units in the first six months of 2017. This bleak performance is attributed to Indonesians' weaker consumer purchasing power.

    Read more ›

  • Indonesia's Astra International: Net Profit, Sales & Dividend

    Indonesia's Astra International: Net Profit, Sales & Dividend

    Astra International, among the biggest diversified conglomerates in Indonesia, plans to distribute a total of IDR 6.8 trillion (approx. USD $511 million) worth of dividend for financial year 2016 to its shareholders, about 45 percent of the company's total net profit (slightly below the 50 percent payout ratio in the preceding year). Astra's 2016 dividend involves final dividend of IDR 113 per share and interim dividend of IDR 55 per share (hence total dividend of IDR 168 per share).

    Read more ›

Latest Columns Astra International

  • Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra International Facing Challenges

    Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra International Facing Challenges

    One of the leading diversified conglomerates in Indonesia, Astra International, is facing challenges. Demand for cars has been on the decline in Indonesia over the past two years. This is a big challenge for the company because the automotive sector accounts for about half of Astra's total earnings. Meanwhile, its heavy equipment & mining segment and the financial services segment have been under severe pressure. Net income in the heavy equipment & mining segment plunged 55 percent (y/y) in Q1-2016, while net income in the financial services segment tumbled 46 percent (y/y) over the same period.

    Read more ›

  • Shares of Astra International Tumble after Weak Q1-2016 Corporate Earnings

    Shares of Astra International Tumble after Weak Q1-2016 Corporate Earnings

    Astra International, one of Indonesia's largest diversified conglomerates and regarded the barometer of the Indonesian economy due to the company's presence in most sectors of the economy, posted a 22 percent (y/y) decline in net profit to IDR 3.11 trillion in the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, its revenue fell 7 percent (y/y) to IDR 41.89 trillion over the same period. The weak financial performance was particularly attributed to weak earnings of the company's heavy equipment unit United Tractors. Shares of Astra International fell 5.21 percent on Wednesday's trading day (27/04) to a seven-week low.

    Read more ›

  • Indonesian Stocks Could Fall on Profit-Taking

    Indonesian Stocks Could Fall on Profit-Taking

    Indonesian stock markets have garnered a good deal of attention to start the year, with the Jakarta Composite Index (JKSE) showing gains of more than 3.2 percent for the period. This is something of an anomaly when we look at the global stock market as a whole, given the fact that most investors have already started to brace for a generalized tightening cycle in interest rates in several key economies.

    Read more ›

  • Performance of Indonesia's Astra International to Improve in 2016?

    Performance of Indonesia's Astra International to Improve in 2016?

    The performance of Astra International, one of Indonesia's leading diversified conglomerates (but particularly known for being the dominant force in the country's automotive industry), is expected to improve next year on the arrival of new car models, estimated accelerated economic growth and its rivals' stagnating production capacity expansion. As such, Astra International should be able to increase its market share and feel less need to offer its cars to customers at discounted rates.

    Read more ›

  • Stock Market Update Indonesia: Down on Politics and Global Data

    Indonesian stocks plunged considerably on Thursday (02/10). The country’s benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index, abbreviated IHSG) declined 2.73 percent to 5,000.81 points, the largest drop in almost six months. This poor performance was caused by both external and internal factors. Externally, various weak economic data from the USA and Europe as well as an appreciating yen impacted negatively on Asian stock indices. Internally, market participants responded negatively toward the inauguration of the new parliament.

    Read more ›

  • Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Fall 11% in January 2014 due to Floods

    Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Fall 11% in January 2014 due to Floods

    Domestic sales of motorcycles in Indonesia fell 11 percent to 580,288 units in January 2014. The main reason for this decline in the first month of the year were severe floods brought about by high rainfall amid a peak of the rainy season. These weather conditions disrupted the distribution of motorcycles from factories to dealers. As a result, all motorcycle brands recorded lower sales figures according to data released by the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (Aisi). However, more factors were at play.

    Read more ›

  • Despite Long Term Growth, Indonesia's Sales of Motorcycles Fall at End 2013

    Despite Long Term Growth, Indonesia's Sales of Motorcycles Fall at End 2013

    Domestic sales of motorcycles in Indonesia are expected to have fallen by 20 percent to 550,000 in December 2013 compared to the previous month (688,527). According to the Chairman of the commercial department of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), Sigit Kumala, this decline is not the result of slowing demand for motorcycles but due to the limited amount of working days amid the Christmas and New Year holidays. This then led to less production and distribution of motorcycles to Indonesian dealers.

    Read more ›

  • Popular Low Cost Green Car Boosts Indonesian Car Sales in 2013

    Popular Low Cost Green Car Boosts Indonesian Car Sales in 2013

    Indonesian car sales have already exceeded the one million mark in October 2013. In the January-October period, 1,018,786 car units were sold, a ten percent increase compared to car sales in the same period last year. Growing demand for cars in Indonesia indicates that this sector of Southeast Asia's largest economy is not influenced by current negative market sentiments, such as the sharply depreciated Indonesian rupiah exchange rate (against the US dollar), high inflation (8.32 percent yoy in October 2013), and slowing economic growth.

    Read more ›

  • General Motors (GM) Eager to Expand its Car Business in Indonesia

    General Motors (GM) Eager to Expand its Car Business in Indonesia

    General Motors Company (GM), the American multinational holding corporation that engages in the automotive industry, aims to expand its partnership with China's SAIC Motor Corp by joining hands to enhance business activities in Indonesia. Recently, speculation emerged that both companies were drifting apart. However, both camps claim that the relationship has never been better. In fact, GM China and SAIC are opening four new plants in China which will add 1 million cars (per year) to the current production capacity of 3 million vehicles.

    Read more ›

  • Indonesian Automotive Industry: Car Sales Expected to Hit Record in 2013

    Indonesian Automotive Sector: Car Sales Expected to Hit New Record in 2013

    Car sales in Indonesia are expected to exceed the target set by the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) in 2013. The institution originally set a target of 1.1 million sold car vehicles in 2013, which is similar to the sales result in 2012. However, in September 2013 car sales recorded a new monthly record (115,921 sold units) after consumers sped up car sales as prices will increase in October. Up to the third quarter of 2013, total car sales have increased 11.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

    Read more ›

Associated businesses Astra International