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  • Link Between Dividend Payouts & Depreciation of Indonesian Rupiah

    Link Between Dividend Payouts & Depreciation of Indonesian Rupiah

    At least 11 listed companies on the Indonesia Stock Exchange announced that they are ready to payout dividends to shareholders in the upcoming March-April dividend season. However, the traditional dividend season also implies rising pressures on the rupiah exchange rate as a significant number of shareholders are foreign investors.

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  • What Are Indonesia's Best Dividend-Paying Listed Companies?

    What Are Indonesia's Best Dividend-Paying Listed Companies?

    For long-term investors in the stock market it is worthwhile to take a look at those listed companies on the Indonesia Stock Exchange that consistently pay a dividend to common shareholders. Recently, the Astra Group, one of Indonesia's largest diversified conglomerates announced its 2017 interim dividend payout. Several other blue chip stocks are reportedly also close to announcing dividend payouts.

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  • Rising Earnings of Indonesian Firms in 2016, More Dividend in 2017?

    Improving corporate earnings of Indonesia's listed companies in full-year 2016 should mean shareholders can expect to receive more dividend payouts this year. Based on data from Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia (KSEI), so far this year 33 listed companies on the Indonesia Stock Exchange have announced their payout ratio. However, many more are expected to follow. Considering the generally improving financial reports, we expect more companies to distribute dividend in 2017 compared to last year's 248 listed companies.

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  • Unilever Indonesia Announces Final Dividend for 2012 Financial Year

    Unilever Indonesia, a major consumer goods producer of Indonesia, plans to distribute IDR 2.54 trillion (USD $260.11 million) in final dividend to its shareholders. The dividend, which is equivalent to IDR 334 per share, will be paid out on 13 July 2013. Together with the company's interim dividend, which was paid out on 20 December 2012, Unilever Indonesia uses its full net income of 2012 (IDR 4.83 trillion) to please the shareholders. Unilever Indonesia Holding BV has an 85 percent stake in the company.

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  • Update: 69 Indonesian Companies Pay Dividends Worth IDR 64.1 T

    Up to Wednesday (15/05/13), 69 Indonesian companies have announced to pay out dividends for the financial year 2012 to their shareholders, totaling a combined amount of IDR 64.1 trillion (USD 6.57 billion). This amount is equivalent to 41 percent of 2012's net profit of the 69 companies. In the weeks ahead, it is expected that more companies will announce dividend payouts. In 2012, more than one hundred listed companies on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) paid out dividends (of a total number of 462 listed companies at end 2012).

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  • Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) Plans to Conduct Stock Split This Year

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), Indonesia's largest telecommunication & network provider, plans to conduct a stock split this year with a ratio of 1:5. This step will make Telkom's shares more affordable and increases its liquidity. Analysts have good projections for the company as it holds a dominant market position in Indonesia's telecommunication sector, a high dividend ratio, and good corporate management. Its share price gained 25.7 percent this year.

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  • Property Developer Lippo Karawaci Announces Dividend and Profit Projection

    Indonesia's largest listed property developer, PT Lippo Karawaci, will distribute IDR 270 billion (USD $27.8 million) in dividends to its shareholders (IDR 11,86 per share). This amount is equivalent to 25.5 percent of the company's net profit in 2012. The developer posted a 49.7 percent increase in net profit last year to IDR 1.06 trillion (USD $109.3 million). The company is convinced that it will increase its net profit to IDR 1.9 trillion (USD $195.9) in 2013.

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  • Heavy Equipment Distributor United Tractors Announces Dividend Payout

    Heavy equipment distributor United Tractors announced to pay out dividend amounting to IDR 2.31 trillion (USD $237.9 million), which represents about 40 percent of the company's net income in 2012 (IDR 5.78 trillion). Dividend per share is set at IDR 620 (USD $0.064) and includes interim dividend of IDR 210 that was distributed in November 2012. The remaining IDR 410 per share will be paid out on 31 May 2013. United Tractors also announced to launch two new products.

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  • HM Sampoerna Uses Total Net Profit of 2012 to Pay out Dividend to Shareholders

    HM Sampoerna, Indonesia's largest tobacco manufacturer and the country's second-largest company based on market capitalization, will pay out dividend amounting to IDR 2,269 per share (USD $0.23) as agreed in today's shareholders' meeting (18 April 2013). The company will use its full net profit of 2012 for the dividend payout. Last year, HM Sampoerna recorded net profit of IDR 9.95 trillion (USD $1.02 billion), a 23.3 percent increase compared to 2011.

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  • 13 Indonesian Companies Payout USD $2.30 Billion for Final Dividends 2012

    In the period April-June 2013, at least 13 Indonesian companies are planning to pay the final dividends for book year 2012. It is expected that this number will rise in the weeks ahead as there are still companies that need to hold the annual general meeting (AGM), in which dividend payouts are decided. Last year, more than one hundred listed companies on the Indonesia Stock Exchange paid out dividends (of a total number of 462 listed companies at end 2012).

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Latest Columns Dividend

  • Income Tax on Dividends from Foreign Controlled Companies Revised

    Income Tax on Dividends from Foreign Controlled Companies Revised

    Recently the Ministry of Finance issued Regulation number 107/PMK.03/2017 on the Determination of the Moment of Acquisition of Dividends and the Basis for Their Calculation by Domestic Taxpayers for Capital Participation in Overseas Non-Listed Companies (New Regulation). Previously these matter were regulated under the Ministry of Finance Regulation number No. 256/PMK.03/2008 and the Minister of Finance Decision number 164/KMK.03/2002 (Old Regulations). The New Regulation focuses on income tax which is levied on dividends from controlled, non-listed foreign companies.

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  • What Are Indonesia's Dividend Paying Stocks with Highest Yields?

    What Are Indonesia's Dividend Paying Stocks with Highest Yields?

    Improving full-year 2016 corporate earnings of companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) leads to rising dividend payouts. More than 65 companies have already distributed their dividends to shareholders. Interestingly enough, coal miners and financial institutions offer the most attractive dividends.

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  • Dividend Distribution & Utilization of Profit of a PT Company in Indonesia

    Dividend Distribution & Utilization of Profit of a PT Company in Indonesia

    When a PT company or PT PMA company makes profit it will need to decide how to distribute or utilize these profits. The profits can be distributed to shareholders, allocated to certain funds, or used for other purposes. In this column we discuss the mandatory allocation to the reserve fund as set out in the Law no. 40 of 2017 on Limited Liability Company (Company Law). Besides that, we explore the option set out in the Company Law to distribute dividend to shareholders. The General Meeting of Shareholders (GMS) will decide how to allocate the profits to the different funds and whether or not to distribute any profit to the shareholders (dividend).

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  • Shareholders Approve HM Sampoerna's Stock Split & Dividend Payout

    Shareholders of the largest cigarette manufacturer of Indonesia, Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna (HM Sampoerna), approved the company's plan to execute a 25-for-1 stock split. The move, aimed at making shares more affordable for retail investors thus boosting liquidity, will raise the company's total outstanding shares to 116.3 billion pieces. Since 2005 HM Sampoerna has been owned by international tobacco giant Philip Morris. The US-based company controls a 92.5 percent stake in HM Sampoerna.

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  • Several Indonesian Companies Cut 2015 Dividend Pay-Outs

    Several Indonesian Companies Cut 2015 Dividend Pay-Outs

    A number of companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have already announced their dividend pay-out ratios for 2015. Ten companies set the pay-out ratio for 2015 below the pay-out ratio in the preceding year. It is assumed that these firms cut back on dividend payments to shareholders in order to have more working capital and room for capital expenditure and investment as the Indonesian economy is expected to accelerate in 2016 with a GDP growth pace of 5.3 percent (y/y). Amid this improving macroeconomic context, these firms prefer to invest for further business expansion.

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  • Pressures on Indonesia’s Rupiah to Continue in the First Half of 2015

    Pressures on Indonesia’s Rupiah to Continue in the First Half of 2015

    The central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) stated that, besides global volatility caused by uncertainty about the timing of higher US interest rates, the rupiah has been - and remains - under pressure due to Indonesia’s increasing private sector debt and the wide current account deficit. Moreover, as subsidiaries of multinational companies in Indonesia tend to send back dividends to the foreign parent companies in the second quarter (implying rising US dollar demand), the rupiah is plagued by additional pressures up to June.

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  • Indonesian Rupiah Exchange Rate Update: Falling on April Trade Deficit

    The Indonesian rupiah exchange rate depreciated 0.77 percent to IDR 11,766 per US dollar on Monday (02/06) based on the Bloomberg Dollar Index. From the start of trading the currency of Southeast Asia's largest economy immediately plummeted as market participants anticipated a trade deficit in April 2014. Last Friday, the central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) announced that it expects Indonesia to post a deficit in April, whereas earlier statements of the central bank had mentioned a slight surplus.

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  • Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index Climbs 0.12% on Tuesday

    Despite sharp rupiah depreciation and generally falling Asian stock indices, the benchmark stock index of Indonesia (Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) managed to climb 0.12 percent to 4,898.21 points on Tuesday (22/04). Factors that contributed to push the IHSG into green territory were dividend payment announcements and optimism regarding companies' financial performances in the first quarter of 2014. Foreign investors accounted for 34 percent of today’s total trading, recording net buying of IDR 1 trillion (USD $87.7 million).

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  • Indonesian Rupiah Exchange Rate Down on Current Account Troubles

    Due to a lack of positive domestic and external sentiments, the Indonesian rupiah exchange rate has depreciated to a six-week low against the US dollar. Based on the Bloomberg Dollar Index, Indonesia's currency declined 0.66 percent to IDR 11,521 per US dollar by 16:22 local Jakarta time. In fact, several negative domestic sentiments are the reason behind the current depreciation. Firstly, revived concerns about Indonesia's current account deficit and, secondly, concerns about capital outflows due to dividend payments.

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  • Dividend Payouts Expected to Support Performance of Stock Exchange

    At least 17 Indonesian companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have announced to pay out dividends to shareholders for the financial year 2013. The payouts will be conducted between 23 April and 30 June 2014. These dividend payout announcements are expected to have a positive impact on the performance of Indonesia's benchmark stock index (known as the Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG). However, the payout is usually followed by a short period of profit taking as investors sell certain stocks.

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