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Jardine Strategic Hldgs Ltd PT Astra 2020 Third Quarter Financial Statements

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Jardine Strategic Hldgs Ltd

26 October 2020

To: Business Editor 26th October 2020

For immediate release

PT Astra International Tbk

2020 Third Quarter Financial Statements

The following announcement was issued today by the Company's 75%-owned subsidiary, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, which holds 50.1% of PT Astra International Tbk.

For further information, please contact:

Jardine Matheson Limited

Jonathan Lloyd (852) 2843 8223

Brunswick Group Limited

Ben Fry (65) 9017 9886

26th October 2020

PT ASTRA INTERNATIONAL TBK (the Company or Astra)

   20 20   THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Highlights

   --       Net earnings per share down 49% (before gain on sale of investment in Permata Bank) 
   --       Car sales down by 51 % , while motorcycle sales fell by 38% 
   --       Increased loan loss provisions in Financial Services 
   --       Lower coal prices impact heavy equipment sales and mining contracting volumes 
   --       Agribusiness benefits from higher crude palm oil prices 
   --       Strong balance sheet 

"The Group's overall performance in the first nine months of 2020 was lower compared to the same period last year, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although the Group's performance in the third quarter showed some improvement compared to the second quarter as pandemic restrictions were partially eased. The Group's balance sheet remains strong.

It is expected that the pandemic, and measures taken to contain it, will persist for some time and will continue to have an adverse impact on the Group's results for the remainder of the year."

Djony Bunarto Tjondro

President Director

Astra Group Results

 
                                        For the period ended 30th September 
                                               20 20                   2019   Change 
                                               Rp bn                  Rp bn        % 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net revenue                                 130,349                177,044     (26) 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net income (before 
  gain on sale of investment 
  in Permata Bank)                             8,158                 15,868     (49) 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net income*                                  14,039                 15,868     (12) 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
                                                  Rp                     Rp 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net earnings per share 
  (before gain on sale 
  of investment in Permata 
  Bank)                                          202                    392     (49) 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net earnings per share                          347                    392     (12) 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
                                As at 30th September   As at 31st D ecember   Change 
                                                2020                   2019        % 
                                               Rp bn                  Rp bn 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Shareholders' funds                         154,727                147,847        5 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
                                                  Rp                     Rp 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 Net asset value per 
  share                                        3,822                  3,652        5 
                               ---------------------  ---------------------  ------- 
 

*Net income is profit attributable to owners of the parent, i.e. Astra International shareholders, and includes the gain on sale of investment in Permata Bank.

The financial results for the nine months ended 30th September 2020 and 2019, as well as the financial position as at 30th September 2020, have been prepared in accordance with Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards and are un audited . The financial position as at 31st December 20 1 9 has been prepared in accordance with Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards and audited in accordance with the auditing standards established by the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

PRESIDENT DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Performance

The Group's consolidated net revenue for first nine months of 2020 was Rp130.3 trillion, a decrease of 26 % compared with the same period last year. Net income, including the gain from the sale of the Group's investment in Permata Bank was Rp 14.0 trillion, 12% lower than the first nine months of 2019. Excluding this one-off gain, the G roup's net income would have decreased by 49 % to Rp 8.2 t rillion, primarily due to weaker performances by its automotive, heavy equipment and mining, and financial services divisions , as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures, and lower coal prices .

The net asset value per share at 30th September 2020 was Rp 3,822 , 5% higher than the net asset value per share at 31st December 2019.

Net cash, excluding the Group's financial services subsidiaries, was Rp4.4 trillion at 30 th September 2020, compared with net debt of Rp 22.2 trillion at the end of 2019, following the receipt of proceeds from the sale of the Group's investment in Permata Bank in May 2020. Net debt of the Group's financial services subsidiaries decreased from Rp45.8 trillion at the end of 2019 to Rp 43.0 trillion at 30 th September 2020.

Business Activities

The Group's net income was higher in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the second quarter, driven by Automotive and Agribusiness. Operations, however, remained under significant pressure across most business segments. Net income attributable to shareholders of Astra by business segment was as follows:

 
                                             Net Income Attributable to Astra 
                                                       International 
                                            For the period ended 30th September 
                                         ---------------------------------------- 
                                                20 20         201 9        Change 
                                                Rp bn         Rp bn             % 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Automotive                                     1,796         6,060          (70) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Financial Services                             2,759         4,306          (36) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Heavy Equipment, Mining, Construction 
  and Energy                                    3,086         5,140          (40) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Agribusiness                                     464            89           421 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Infrastructure and Logistics                    (59)           155           N/A 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Information Technology                            26            77          (66) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Property                                          86            41           110 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Attributable net income (before 
  gain on sale of investment in 
  Permata Bank)                                 8,158        15,868          (49) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Gain on sale of investment in                  5,881             -           N/A 
  Permata Bank 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Attributable Net Income                       14,039        15,868          (12) 
                                         ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 

Automotive

Net income from the Group's automotive division decreased by 70% to Rp1.8 trillion, reflecting a significant drop in sales volume . The Group's automotive division saw a return to profitability in the third quarter after suffering a net loss in the second quarter, due to an increase in sales volume following the easing of the containment measures which had caused the temporary closure of factories and dealerships in the second quarter. Key points were as follows:

-- The wholesale market for cars declined by 51% to 372 ,000 units in the first nine months of 2020 (source: Gaikindo). Astra's car sales for that period were 51% lower at 192 ,400 units, with market share maintained at 52%. In the third quarter of 2020, Astra's car sales increased to 53,000 units, from 9,700 units in the second quarter. 13 new models and 15 revamped models were launched in the first nine months of 2020.

-- The wholesale market for motorcycles declined by 42% to 2.9 mio units in the first nine months of 2020 (source: Ministry of Industry). Astra Honda Motor's sales decreased by 38 % to 2.3 million units. In the third quarter of 2020, Astra's motorcycle sales increased to 849,000 units, from 244,000 units in the second quarter. 4 new models and 9 revamped models were launched in the first nine months of 2020.

-- The Group's 80%-owned components business, Astra Otoparts, reported a net loss of Rp243 billion, compared to a net profit of Rp512 billion in the equivalent period last year , mainly due to lower revenues from the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) , replacement market and export segments.

Financial Services

Net income from the Group's financial services division de crease d by 36% to Rp 2.8 trillion in the period, primarily due to increased provision s to cover higher non-performing loan losses in the consumer and heavy equipment-focused finance businesses. Key points were as follows:

-- The Group's consumer finance businesses saw a 21% de crease in new amounts financed to Rp 50.7 trillion. The net income contribution from the Group's car-focused finance companies de creased by 39 % to Rp 669 billion, while the net income contribution from its motorcycle-focused business, Federal International Finance, de creased by 37 % to Rp 1.2 trillion. Both decreases were due to higher loan loss provisioning, as non-performing loans increased.

-- The Group's heavy equipment-focused finance operations saw a 15% de crease in new amounts financed to Rp 2.7 trillion. The net income contribution from this segment decreased by 54% to Rp35 billion.

-- General insurance company Asuransi Astra Buana reported a 3 % decrease in net income to Rp 785 billion, caused by lower underwriting income. The Group's life insurance joint venture, Astra Aviva Life, acquired more than 1,012,000 new individual life customers and 55,000 new participants for its corporate employee benefits programme in the period.

Heavy Equipment, Mining, Construction and Energy

Net income from the Group's heavy equipment, mining, construction and energy division decreased by 40% to Rp 3.1 trillion, mainly due to lower heavy equipment sales and mining contracting volume caused by weaker coal prices. Key points were as follows:

   --      59.5%-owned United Tractors reported a 38% de crease in net income to Rp5.3   trillion. 

-- Komatsu heavy equipment sales fell by 54 % to 1,191 units, while parts and service revenues were also lower.

-- Mining contractor Pamapersada Nusantara recorded 16% lower overburden removal volume at 631 million bank cubic metres and 12% lower coal production at 85 million tonnes.

-- United Tractors' coal mining subsidiaries achieved 11 % higher coal sales at 7.1 million tonnes, including 1.2 million tonnes of coking coal, but their performance was affected by lower coal prices.

-- Agincourt Resources, 95%-owned by United Tractors, reported 16 % lower gold sales at 256 ,000 oz .

-- General contractor Acset Indonusa, 64.8%-owned by United Tractors, reported a net loss of Rp 753 billion , mainly due to the slowdown of several ongoing projects and reduced project opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic .

-- In September 2020, Acset Indonusa raised Rp1.5 trillion from a rights issue, to reduce debt and to strengthen its capital structure. Following the rights issue, United Tractors's ownership in Acset Indonusa increased from 50.1% to 64.8%.

Agribusiness

Net income from the Group's agribusiness division was Rp464 billion, significantly higher compared to the first nine months of 2019, mainly due to higher crude palm oil prices . Key points were as follows:

-- The net income of 79.7%-owned Astra Agro Lestari increased from Rp 111 billion to Rp 583 billion, mainly due to higher crude palm oil prices, which rose by 27% to Rp8,194/kg.

   --       Crude palm oil and derivatives sales fell by 12 % to 1.5 million tonnes. 

Infras tru cture and Logistics

The Group's infrastructure and logistics division reported a net loss of Rp59 billion in the first nine months of 2020, compared with a net profit of Rp155 billion in the same period last year, due to lower toll road revenues and lower operating margin in Serasi Autoraya. Key points were as follows:

-- Astra has interests in 350km of operational toll roads along the Trans-Java network and in the Jakarta Outer Ring Road.

   --       There was 15% lower traffic volume in the Group's toll road concessions. 

-- Serasi Autoraya's net income decreased by 56 % to Rp 65 billion, mainly due t o lower operating

margin and lower used car sales, despite 2% higher vehicle s under contract   at 22,900 units . 

Information Technology

Net income from the Group's information technology division was 66 % lower at Rp26 billion, primarily due to lower revenue s in the document solution and office service businesses of 76.9%-owned Astra Graphia.

Property

Net income from the Group's property division increased from Rp 41 billion to Rp 86 billion, mainly due to higher occupancy at Menara Astra and earnings recognised from its Asya Residences development project.

Prospects

It is expected that the pandemic, and measures taken to contain it, will persist for some time and will continue to have an adverse impact on the Group's results for the remainder of the year.

Djony Bunarto Tjondro

President Director

   26th   October 2020 

For further information, please contact:

PT Astra International Tbk

Riza Deliansyah, Chief of Corporate Affairs

Tel: +62 - 21 - 5084 3888

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About Astra

PT Astra International Tbk was established in 1957 in Jakarta as a general trading company under the name Astra International Inc. In 1990, for the purpose of the company's initial public offering (IPO), the name of the company changed to PT Astra International Tbk, followed by listing its shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange under the ticker code ASII.

Astra has developed its business by implementing a business model based on synergies and diversification within seven business segments, consisting of: 1) Automotive, 2) Financial Services, 3) Heavy Equipment, Mining, Construction & Energy, 4) Agribusiness, 5) Infrastructure and Logistics, 6) Information Technology and 7) Property.

Astra Group conducts business operations in all parts of Indonesia under the management of more than 235 companies, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates companies, and was supported by more than 190,000 employees, as of September 2020.

As one of the largest national business groups today, Astra has built a strong reputation through offering a range of quality products and services, taking into account the implementation of good corporate governance and environmental governance. Astra always aspires to be the pride of the nation that participates in efforts to improve the welfare of the Indonesian people.

Therefore, Astra's business activities strive to apply a balanced mix in the commercial aspects of business and non-business contributions through 9 foundations and a variety of sustainable social responsibility programmes Astra Untuk Indonesia Sehat, Astra Untuk Indonesia Cerdas, Astra Untuk Indonesia Hijau and Astra Untuk Indonesia Kreatif.

Astra initiated the Semangat Astra Terpadu Untuk (SATU) Indonesia Awards programme, which has entered the eleventh year, and has given recognition awards to 305 young Indonesians, consisting of 59 national level recipients and 246 provincial level recipients in the fields of Health, Education, the Environment, Entrepreneurship and Technology, which are integrated with Astra's wide range of community activities through 112 Kampung Berseri Astra and 753 Desa Sejahtera Astra initiated in 34 provinces throughout Indonesia.

For further information, please visit www.astra.co.id & www.satu-indonesia.com , and follow Astra through Instagram (@SATU_Indonesia), Youtube (SATU Indonesia), Facebook (Semangat Astra Terpadu) and Twitter (@SATU_Indonesia).

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