Apr 22, 2011

Straits Asia sets 11.5 mio tons output

Singapore-listed Straits Asia Resources Limited plans to jack up its coal output target of 8.5% to 11.5 million tons in 2011 from 10.5 million tons last year.
Straits Asia CEO Martin Purvis, in his presentation material, said in line with the higher output target, average selling price (ASP) has been set at US$80-US$85 per ton, a 16.76% increase from US$72.8 per ton last year.
However, capital expenditure is estimates to lower 18.58% to US$92 million this year from US$113 million last year.
In the first quarter of this year, Straits Asia, with its two mine sites dubbed Jembayan and Sebuku in Kalimantan, produced 2.8 million tons of coal with the ASP of US$82.2 per ton. In return, the company booked 1Q's net profit of US$41.4 million.
In 2010, the company, which is 45.39% owned by Thai company PTT Asia Pacific Mining Pty Ltd, booked US$736.5 million revenue, US$139.3 million operating profit, and US$88.2 million net income.   

Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.
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