INCO - PT. Vale Indonesia Tbk

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JAKARTA. PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (INCO), a subsidiary of the Vale Group mining company, announced its net profit record in Q1 2020 of US$ 29 million.

The record is much better than Q1 2019, when INCO recorded a loss of US$ 20.2 million. Even so, the company admitted that the Q1 2020 record is 49% lower than its record in Q4 2019 (US$ 57.2 million).

"(This record is) Due to lower nickel prices and shipping expenses," said Nico Kanter, CEO and President Director of INCO on Wednesday (29/4) through a press release.

Kanter explained, INCO would focus on cost-saving initiatives to boost profitability. "Without compromising the company's main value," said Kanter. (KR/AR)