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  • Company Profile of an Indonesian Palm Oil Giant: Astra Agro Lestari

    Indonesia Investments updated the company profile of Astra Agro Lestari in our Indonesian Companies section. Astra Agro Lestari is Indonesia's largest agribusiness company by value. The company, majority-owned by diversified conglomerate Astra International, is engaged in palm oil and rubber plantations as well as industrial activities. It currently manages a total plantation area of 281,378 hectares - including nucleus and plasma - in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.

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  • Indonesian Palm Oil Companies in Focus: Astra Agro Lestari

    Indonesian Palm Oil Companies in Focus: Astra Agro Lestari

    Indonesia's largest supplier of crude palm oil (CPO), Astra Agro Lestari, is expected to see improving corporate earnings in the years ahead on the back of the rising CPO price and expectation of the company's climbing CPO production volume. The year 2016 was a good year for Astra Agro Lestari as it reported a 224.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) jump in net profit and a 7.6 percent (y/y) increase in sales, led by sales of CPO and derivative products. This was a great recovery from the preceding year. CPO and derivative products account for more than 86 percent of the company's total sales.

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  • Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra Agro Lestari's Rights Issue

    Indonesian Companies in Focus: Astra Agro Lestari's Rights Issue

    The plan of Indonesian palm oil producer Astra Agro Lestari to raise IDR 4 trillion (approx. USD $305 million) through a (preemptive) rights issue by issuing 450 million new shares has caused great volatility in the performance of the company's shares listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). On 11 April the rights issue plan will be discussed at an extraordinary general meeting and if approved the rights issue will be conducted within 12 months. The company decided to seek this corporate action in order to pay off debt.

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