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Accounting Policies of Athena Constructions Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2015

1.1 Basis for preparation of financial statements

The financial statements have been prepared and presented under the historical cost convention on accrual basis of accounting and in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India. GAAP includes Accounting Standards (AS) noticed by the Government of India under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013, provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, pronouncements of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and guidelines issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The Company has presented financial statements as per format prescribed by Revised Schedule III, notified under the Companies Act, 2013, issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Except where otherwise stated, the accounting policies are consistently applied.

1.2 Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make assumptions, critical judgements and estimates, which it believes are reasonable under the circumstances that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities on the date of financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Difference between the actual results and estimates are recognized in the period in which the results are known or materialize.

1.3 Fixed assets, depreciation and amortization Tangible assets:

(a) Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation. The cost of fixed asset includes non-refundable taxes & levies, freight and other incidental expenses related to the acquisition and installation of the respective assets. Borrowing cost attributable to acquisition or construction of qualifying fixed assets is capitalized to respective assets when the time taken to put the assets to use is substantial.

(b) Pre-operative expenditure comprising of revenue expenses incurred in connection with project implementation during the period upto commencement of commercial production are treated as part of project costs and are capitalized. Such expenses are capitalized only if the project to which they relate, involve substantial expansion of capacity or upgradation.

(c) Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight line method on the basis of the depreciation rates prescribed in Schedule II of the Companies Act, 2013 or based on useful life of the asset as estimated by the management, whichever is higher.

(d) Cost of leasehold land (except for lease of long tenure) is amortized over the period of the lease. Cost of lease hold land where lease period is of long tenure and substantial rights of ownership are with lessee, is not amortized.

Impairment of assets:

(a) Fixed Assets are reviewed for impairment losses whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is then recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds its recoverable amount, which is the higher of an asset''s net selling price and value in use. For the purposes of assessing impairment, assets are grouped at the lowest levels for which there are separately identifiable cash flows.

Fixed Assets that have been retired from their active use and held for disposal, are classified as current assets, and are stated at lower of their cost or net realizable value.

1.4 Investments

a) Long-term investments are stated at cost. Provision is made to recognize any diminution in value, other than that of a temporary nature.

b) Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Diminution in value is charged to the statement of profit and loss.

c) Current investments readily convertible in known amount of cash and subject to insignificant risk of changes in value are classified as cash and cash equivalents for preparation of cash flow statement.

1.5 Cash flow statement

The cash flow statement is prepared under the "Indirect Method" as set out in AS - 3 "Cash Flow Statements" issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

1.6 Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Provision for impairment is made when there is high uncertainty in salability of an item. Costs incurred in bringing inventories to its existing location and conditions are determined on the following basis:

(a) Raw materials and packing materials - Purchase cost of materials on moving average basis.

(b) Finished goods (manufactured) and work-in-progress - Cost of purchase, cost of conversion and other costs proportionately allocated determined on weighted average basis

(c) Finished goods (traded) - Purchase cost on moving average basis.

1.7 Revenue recognition

(a) Revenue from sale of goods is recognized when the significant risks and rewards of ownership of goods are transferred to the customer. Sales are net of discounts, sales tax, value added tax and estimated returns. Excise duties collected on sales are shown by way of deduction from sales.

(b) Provision for sales returns are estimated primarily on the basis of historical experience, market conditions and specific contractual terms and provided for in the year of sale as reduction from revenue. The methodology and assumptions used to estimate returns are monitored and adjusted regularly in line with contractual and legal obligations, trade practices, historical trends, past experience and projected market conditions.

(c) Income from services is recognized when the services are rendered or when contracted milestones have been achieved.

(d) Revenue from arrangements which includes performance of obligations is recognized in the period in which related performance obligations are completed.

(e) Export entitlements are recognized as income when right to receive credit as per the terms of the scheme is established in respect of the exports made and where there is no significant uncertainty regarding the ultimate collection of the relevant export proceeds.

(f) Dividend income is recognized when the right to receive dividend is established.

(g) Interest income is recognized using the time-proportion method, based on rates implicit in the transaction.

(h) Revenue in respect of other income is recognized when a reasonable certainty as to its realization exists.

1.8 Employee retirement and other benefits

Short-term employee benefits:

Short-term employee benefits like salaries, wages, bonus and welfare expenses payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are accrued in the year in which the associated services are rendered by the employees.

Long-term employee benefits:

(a) Defined contribution plan:

Contribution in case of defined contribution plans (provident fund, superannuation benefit, social security schemes and other fund/schemes) is charged to the statement of profit and loss as and when it is incurred as employees'' costs.

(b) Defined benefit plan :

The accruing liability on account of gratuity (retirement benefit in the nature of defined benefits plan) is actuarially valued every year. The current service cost, interest cost, expected return on plan assets and the actuarial gain / loss are debited / credited, as the case may be to the statement of profit and loss of the year as employees'' costs.

(c) Other long-term benefits:

Long-term compensation plan to employees (being deferred compensation paid 12 months or more after the end of the period in which it is earned) are expensed out in the period to which the costs relate at present value of the benefits under the plan. The liability for compensated absences and leave encashment is provided on the basis of actuary valuation, as at balance sheet date.

1.9 Finance costs

Finance costs consist of interest and other costs that the Company incurs in connection with the borrowing of funds and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent that they are regarded as an adjustment to interest costs.

1.10 Accounting for taxes

(a) Current tax is accounted on the basis of estimated taxable income for the current accounting year and in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

(b) Deferred tax resulting from "timing differences" between accounting and taxable profit for the period has not been accounted.

1.11 Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets

Provisions involving substantial degree of estimation in measurement are recognized when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that there will be an outflow of resources. Liabilities which are of contingent nature are not provided but are disclosed at their estimated amount in the notes forming part of the financial statements. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed in the financial statements.

1.12 Leases Finance Lease

Leases which effectively transfer to the Company all risks and benefits incidental to ownership of the leased item are classified as Finance Lease. Lease rentals are capitalized at the lower of the fair value and present value of the minimum lease payments at the inception of the lease term and disclosed as leased assets. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charges and reduction of the lease liability based on the implicit rate of return.

Operating Lease

Lease where the lesser effectively retains substantially all risks and benefits of the asset are classified as Operating lease. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Profit & Loss account on a Straight Line Basis over the Lease term.

1.13 Earnings per Share

In determining the Earnings Per share, the company considers the net profit after tax which includes any post tax effect of any extraordinary / exceptional item. The number of shares used in computing basic earnings per share is the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.

The number of shares used in computing adjusted earnings per share for period ending on 31st March, 2014 comprises the weighted average number of shares considered for computing Basic Earnings per share for period ending on 31st March, 2015.

1.14 Borrowing Costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition or construction of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that takes necessarily substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

1.15 Preliminary and Pre-operative expenses:

Preliminary and pre-operative expenses are amortized over a period of five years in equal installments and the balance unamortized expenses at the end of the year are reduced from reserves and surplus.