英美烟草马来西亚公司上半年净利润增长8.3%
2008年07月23日来源:烟草在线据《星报》报道编译

  烟草在线据《星报》报道编译  在截止6月30日的上半年中,英美烟草马来西亚公司的净利润与上年同期相比增长了3130万林吉特,达到4.066亿林吉特。

  受一些因素的支持,包括缺乏具有竞争力的价格折扣活动、生产力继续取得节约和金融成本下降,该公司上半年的税前利润也从以前的5.142亿林吉特增长到5.497亿林吉特。

  按季度来算,该公司的净利润增长了9.4%,达到1.952亿林吉特,与之相比,去年同季度的净利润为1.785亿林吉特。公司的每股收益也增长到68.4仙,而上年同期的每股收益为62.5仙。

  英美烟草公司说,上半年的总收入从去年同期的18.7亿林吉特增长到20.4亿林吉特,是因为价格上涨和销售组合得到改善,这些因素帮助抵消了国内市场销量的减少。

  在国际动力品牌登喜路和波迈的业绩推动下,英美烟草公司的市场份额在上半年增长了0.3个百分点。

  英美烟草公司在随着公司财务状况公布的文件中说:“登喜路继续保持着异常好的业绩,其市场份额增长了1.1个百分点,加强了自己在名优产品中强大的领导地位,与此同时,波迈增长了0.6个百分点。”

  在7月16日的一份声明中,英美烟草公司说,在马来西亚烟草制造商联合会进行的违法与无授权卷烟调查得出最新初步结果后,合法卷烟的销量减少了。

  调查显示,从2月份到4月份,非法卷烟贸易从2007年的23.8%增加到24.9%。

  英美烟草马来西亚公司的常务董事Jack Bowles说:“高而不定时的烟草消费税上提,将继续刺激非法贸易。我们希望政府在即将出台的预算中把这个因素考虑在内。”

  他补充说,鉴于以上提及的挑战,英美烟草集团预计今年剩余时间的前景最好将保持令人满意的状态。

  根据截止12月31日的单级税制,英美烟草公司宣布首次期中股息为每股113仙,并且免税。

BAT first-half net profit rises 8.3% to RM407mil

The Star - Jul 17 4:42 PM

  PETALING JAYA: British American Tobacco Malaysia Bhd's (BAT) net profit for the six months ended June 30 increased RM31.3mil, or 8.3%, to RM406.6mil compared with the previous corresponding period.

  Its pre-tax profit for the first half also improved to RM549.7mil from RM514.2mil previously, underpinned by factors that include the absence of competitive price discounting activities, continued productivity savings and lower financing costs.

  On a quarterly basis, net profit rose 9.4% to RM195.2mil compared with RM178.5mil achieved in the previous corresponding quarter. Its earnings per share also improved to 68.40 sen versus 62.50 sen previously.

  BAT said the improved revenue for the first half to RM2.04bil from RM1.87bil previously was due to higher pricing and better sales mix, which helped offset lower sales volumes from the domestic market.

  The company grew its market share by 0.3 percentage points during the period, driven by the performance of its global drive brands, Dunhill and Pall Mall.

  "Dunhill continued its exceptional performance by growing share by 1.1 percentage points, reinforcing its strong leadership position within the premium segment, while Pall Mall registered a growth of 0.6 percentage points," it said in the notes accompanying its financials.

  In a statement yesterday, BAT said legal cigarette volumes had depressed, following the latest preliminary results of the contraband and unauthorised cigarettes survey by the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers.

  The survey revealed that from February to April, the level of illegal cigarette trade had increased to 24.9% from 23.8% in 2007.

  "High and sporadic excise increases will continue to fuel illicit trade. We hope the Government will take this factor into consideration in the coming budget," said managing director Jack Bowles.

  He added that the group expected the outlook for the remainder of the year to remain satisfactory at best, given the challenges above.

  BAT declared a first interim dividend of 113 sen per share, tax exempt under the single-tier tax system for the year ending Dec 31.

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