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Mar 31, 2014

A Basis of preparation

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India, the Accounting Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 on an accrual basis of accounting.

The classification of assets and liabilities of the Company is done into current and non-current based on the operating cycle of the business of the Company. The operating cycle of the business of the Company is less than twelve months and therefore all current and non-current classifications are done based on the status of reliability and expected settlement of the respective asset and liability within a period of twelve months from the reporting date as required by Revised Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 1956.

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are consistent with those used in the previous year.

C Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

D Fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets and depreciation

i All fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation thereon. The cost comprises the purchase price and attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Revalued assets are stated at the revalued amount.

ii Depreciation is provided on straight line method at the rates and method specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. Depreciation on the revalued component of the asset has been charged in the similar manner over the residual life of the assets and withdrawn from the revaluation reserve.

E BOT Rights and amortization

i BOT Rights representing the concession rights in relation to toll roads to collect toll fees for the projects developed by company on BOT basis. Such costs include all construction costs including sub-contract costs and other costs attributable to the said project asset including borrowing costs.

ii Amortization of BOT Rights is provided in accordance with F.No.17/292/2011 CL -V dated 17th April, 2012 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for fixing the amortization rates for noncurrent assets being BOT Tolling Assets. The company has computed amortization in accordance with the new Schedule XIV order.

F Capital work-in-progress

i Real Estate

Projects under commissioning and other capital work-in- progress are carried at cost, comprising of direct cost, related incidental expenses, interest and other financing cost payable on funds specifically borrowed to the extent they relate to the period till assets are put to use.

ii Construction Contracts (EPC)

The work in progress has been determined by the Management at the estimated realizable value.

The value of work in progress comprises of value of materials and expenses incurred at site including estimated profits thereon in terms of guidelines provided under Accounting Standards (AS-7) on Construction Contracts

G Investments

i Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as non- current investments.

ii On initial recognition, all investments are measured at costs. The cost comprises purchase price and directly attributable acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties.

iii Current investments are carried in the financial statements at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of long term investments.

iv On disposal of an investment, the difference between the carrying amount and the net disposal proceeds is charged to the statement of profit and loss.

H Sundry Debtors / Loans and Advances:

Sundry Debtors / Loans and Advances are stated net of provision for identified doubtful debts/advances. Sundry Debtors and Loans and Advances has been taken at the reconciled amount for the parties from which the balance confirmation was received and for the rest balances are taken as per book balance. As and when the confirmations with respect to the balances will be received the reconciliations will be done and the adjustments, if any, on this account will be made. In the opinion of the management, on which reliance is placed by us and subject to reconciliations referred above, the debts and Loans and advances to the extent as stated are considered good in the Balance Sheet are fully recoverable.

I Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs are accounted on accrual basis. Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or construction of qualifying assets are capitalized until the time all substantial activities necessary to prepare qualifying assets for their intended use are complete. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

Other Borrowing costs are recognised as expenditure in the period in which they are incurred.

J Contingent liability

A provision is recognized when an enterprise has a present

obligation as a result of past event; it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

Contingent Liabilities are not recognized but disclosed in notes forming part of the financial statements. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor recorded in financial statements.

K Inventories

i Construction Materials are valued and stated at lower of cost or net realizable value.

ii Work in progress (i.e. unbilled contract expenditure ) on the construction contracts reflects value of material input and expenses incurred on the contracts including the estimated profits thereon after adjusting progress billing in the manner provided under Accounting Standards (AS-7) (revised) on construction Contracts.

L Revenue recognition

The company follows the mercantile system of accounting and recognizes revenue / income, cost / expenditure on accrual basis except in the case of significant uncertainties. The principles of revenue recognition are given below:

i Income from Projects under Long Term Contracts is recognized on the Percentage of completion basis in the manner specified under Accounting Standards (AS-7) (Revised) on Construction Contracts. As the long term contracts necessarily extend beyond one year, revision in the costs and revenues estimated during the course of contract are reflected in the accounting period in which the facts requiring revision become known.

ii Additional claim including escalations, which in the opinion of the management, are recoverable on the contract are recognized at the time of evaluating the job.

iii The determination of revenue under the Percentage of Completion Method necessarily involves making estimates by the company which are of technical nature concerning, where relevant, the percentage of completion, costs to completion, the expected revenue from the projects and the losses, if any, to completion. Such estimates, made by the company, have been relied upon by the Auditors as these are of technical nature.

iv Revenue from other contracts is recognized based on billing schedules agreed with the clients on Progressive Completion basis.

v Revenue from toll collection is recognized on the receipt of toll from users of the concession facility.

vi Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis.

vii Dividend income is recorded when the right to receive the dividend is established.

viii Other revenues are accounted on accrual basis.

M Turnover

i In respect of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, where the company is also responsible for designing and engineering in addition to procurement and construction, the percentage of completion and the turnover there from is based on physical proportion of contract work as per the certificate of the Independent Consulting Engineer.

ii In respect of other contracts and other project related activities, the turnover is recognized by applying Percentage of Completion method to the total contract cost, along with an estimated profit thereon. The percentage of completion is determined by applying the proportion of the cost incurred to date to the total estimated project cost.

iii Turnover includes toll collection of BOT infrastructure project and mining.

N Foreign currency transactions

i Initial currency transaction

Foreign exchanges are recorded in the reporting currency by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

ii Conversion:

Foreign currency monetary items are reported using closing rate. Non monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non monetary items which are carried at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the value were determined.

iii Exchange Difference:

Exchange difference arising on the settlement /conversion of monetary items is recognized as income or expenses in the year in which they arise.

0 Retirement benefits

i Contribution to defined contribution plans such as retirement benefit in the form of Provident Fund Schemes whether in pursuance of law or otherwise is accounted on accrual basis and charged to Profit and loss account of the year. accrual basis.

ii Defined benefit plans like gratuity are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out by an independent actuary at the balance sheet date using the Projected Unit Credit Method, which recognizes each period of service as giving rise to additional unit of employee benefit, and measures each unit separately to build up final obligation.

iii In relation to short term employees benefits cost of accumulated compensated absences accounted when employees render the services that increase their entitlement of future compensated absences; and cost of non-accumulating compensated absences, when the absences occur.

iv No separate provision has been made in respect of leave encashment as the same is paid to employees as and when it is claimed.

P Taxes on income

i Income tax expenses for the period comprises of current tax and deferred tax is included in determining the Net profit/ (Loss) for the period.

ii Current Tax provision has been determined on the basis of relief, deductions etc. available under the Income Tax Act.

iii Deferred Tax is recognized for all timing differences between taxable income and the accounting income, which originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. The tax effect is calculated on the accumulated timing differences at the year end based on tax rates and laws enacted or substantively enacted as of the Balance Sheet date.

Q Earnings per Share

The company reports basic and diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) in accordance with Accounting Standards (AS-20) on Earnings Per Share. Basic EPS is computed by dividing the net profit or loss for the year/period by the weighted average number of Equity Shares outstanding during the year. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing the net profit or loss for the year/period by the weighted average number of Equity Shares outstanding during the year as adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential Equity Shares.

R Impairment of assets

As at each balance sheet date, the carrying amount of assets is tested for impairment so as to determine:

i) The provision for impairment loss required, if any, or

ii) The reversal required of impairment loss recognised in previous periods, if any; Impairment loss is recognised when the carrying amount of asset exceeds its recoverable amount.

Recoverable amount is determined:

iii) In the case of an individual asset, at higher of net selling price and the value in use.

S Provisions

Provisions are recognized for liabilities that can be measured only by using a substantial degree of estimation, if

i The company has a present obligation as a result of past event

ii A probable outflow of resources is expected to settle the obligation and

iii The amount of obligation can be reliably estimated

Provisions made in terms of Accounting Standards (AS-29) are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on the management estimates required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date.

T In the opinion of the Board, except otherwise stated all assets other than fixed assets and non current investments, have a realisable value in the ordinary course of business which is not different from the amount at which it is stated. The provision for current liabilities and other liabilities is adequate and not in excess of amount reasonably necessary.

U Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in the balance sheet comprise cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

V Cash flow statement

The Cash Flow Statement is prepared by the indirect method set out in the Accounting Standards (AS-3) on Cash Flow Statement and presents the cash flows by operating, investing and financing activities of the company. Cash and cash equivalents presented in the cash flow statement consist of cash on hand and balance with banks.


Mar 31, 2013

A Corporate Profile

Atlanta Limited (referred to as "the Company") and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of Infrastructure Development, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) and Design, Build. Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. Infrastructure Development activities include, inter-alia, Construction of Roads, Highways, Bridges and Runways on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) and Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. The Company is also involved in Real Estate Development, Tourism, Infrastructure business and Mining of coal, lime stones etc.

B Basis of preparation

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India, the Accounting Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 on an accrual basis of accounting.

The classification of assets and liabilities of the Company is done into current and non-current based on the operating cycle of the business of the Company. The operating cycle of the business of the Company is less than twelve months and therefore all current and non-current classifications are done based on the status of reliability and expected settlement of the respective asset and liability within a period of twelve months from the reporting date as required by Revised Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 1956.

The Accounting Policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are consistent with those used in the previous year.

C Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

D Fixed Assets

Tangible Fixed Assets and Depreciation

i All Fixed Assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation thereon. The cost comprises the purchase price and attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Revalued assets are stated at the revalued amount.

ii Depreciation is provided on straight line method at the rates and method specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. Depreciation on the revalued component of the asset has been charged in the similar manner over the residual life of the assets and withdrawn from the revaluation reserve.

Intangible Assets and Amortization

i Intangible Assets representing the concession rights in relation to toll roads to collect toll fees for the projects developed by Company on BOT basis. Such costs include all construction costs including sub-contract costs and other costs attributable to the said project asset including borrowing costs.

ii Amortization on Intangible assets is provided in accordance with F. No. 17/292/2011 CL-V dated 17th April, 2012 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for fixing the depreciation rates for intangible assets being BOT Tolling Assets. The Company has computed depreciation in accordance with the new Schedule XIV Order.

E Capital Work-in-Progress

Projects under commissioning and other capital Work-in- Progress are carried at cost, comprising of direct cost, related incidental expenses, interest and other financing cost payable on funds specifically borrowed to the extent they relate to the period till assets are put to use.

F Investments

i Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as non- current investments.

ii On initial recognition, all investments are measured at costs. The cost comprises purchase price and directly attributable acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties.

iii Current investments are carried in the financial statements at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of long term investments.

iv On disposal of an investment, the difference between the carrying amount and the net disposal proceeds is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

G Borrowing Costs

Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition. construction or production of an asset that takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are capitalized. Other borrowing costs are recognized as expenditure in the period in which they are incurred.

H Contingent Liability

A provision is recognized when an enterprise has a present obligation as a result of past event; it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the Balance Sheet date. These are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

Contingent Liabilities are not recognized but disclosed in notes forming part of the financial statements. Contingent Assets are neither recognized nor recorded in financial statements.

I Inventories

i Construction Materials are valued and stated at lower of cost or net realizable value.

ii Work-in-Progress (i.e. unbilled contract expenditure) on the construction contracts reflects value of material input and expenses incurred on the contracts including the estimated profits thereon after adjusting progress billing in the manner provided under Accounting Standards AS-7 (revised) on Construction Contracts.

J Revenue Recognition

The Company follows the mercantile system of accounting and recognizes revenue / income, cost / expenditure on accrual basis except in the case of significant uncertainties. The principles of revenue recognition are given below:

i Income from Projects under Long Term Contracts is recognized on the percentage of completion basis in the manner specified under Accounting Standards AS-7 (Revised) on Construction Contracts. As the long term contracts necessarily extend beyond one year, revision in the costs and revenues estimated during the course of contract are reflected in the accounting period in which the facts requiring revision become known.

ii Additional claim including escalations, which in the opinion of the management, are recoverable on the contract are recognized at the time of evaluating the job.

iii The determination of revenue under the Percentage of Completion Method necessarily involves making estimates by the Company which are of technical nature concerning, where relevant, the percentage of completion, costs to completion, the expected revenue from the projects and the losses, if any, to completion. Such estimates, made by the Company, have been relied upon by the Auditors as these are of technical nature.

iv Revenue from other contracts is recognized based on billing schedules agreed with the clients on Progressive Completion basis.

v Revenue from toll collection is recognized on the receipt of toll from users of the concession facility.

vi Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis.

vii Dividend income is recorded when the right to receive the dividend is established.

viii Other revenues are accounted on accrual basis.

K Turnover

i In respect of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, where the Company is also responsible for designing and engineering in addition to procurement and construction, the percentage of completion and the turnover there from is based on physical proportion of contract work as per the certificate of the Independent Consulting Engineer.

ii In respect of other contracts and other project related activities, the turnover is recognized by applying Percentage of Completion Method to the total contract cost, along with an estimated profit thereon. The percentage of completion is determined by applying the proportion of the cost incurred to date to the total estimated project cost.

iii Turnover includes toll collection of BOT infrastructure project and mining.

L Foreign Currency Transactions

Any income or expenses on account of foreign exchange derivative contract is recognized on settlement in the Statement of Profit & Loss in the reporting period.

M Retirement Benefits

i Company''s contribution to Provident Fund are made at predetermined rates to the appropriate authority and charged to the Statement of Profit & Loss on accrual basis.

ii Gratuity in respect of past and present services of the employees is being accounted for an accrual basis based on actuarial valuation.

iii Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to Statement of Profit and Loss and are not deferred.

N Taxes on income

i Income Tax expenses for the period comprises of current tax and deferred tax is included in determining the Net Profit / (Loss) for the period.

ii Current Tax provision has been determined on the basis of relief, deductions etc. available under the Income Tax Act.

iii Deferred Tax is recognized for all timing differences between taxable income and the accounting income. which originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. The tax effect is calculated on the accumulated timing differences at the year end based on tax rates and laws enacted or substantively enacted as of the Balance Sheet date.

O Earnings per Share

The Company reports basic and diluted Earnings per Share (EPS) in accordance with Accounting Standards AS-20 on Earnings per Share. Basic EPS is computed by dividing the net profit or loss for the year/period by the weighted average number of Equity Shares outstanding during the year. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing the net profit or loss for the year/ period by the weighted average number of Equity Shares outstanding during the year as adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential Equity Shares.

P Impairment of assets

An asset is treated as impaired when the carrying cost of asset exceeds its recoverable value. An impairment loss is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which an asset is identified as impaired.

Q Provisions

A provision is recognized when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event; it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of obligation. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the reporting date. These are reviewed at each reporting date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

R Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and Cash Equivalents in the Balance Sheet comprises cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

S Cash Flow Statement

The Cash Flow Statement is prepared by the indirect method set out in the Accounting Standards AS-3 on Cash Flow Statement and presents the cash flows by operating, investing and financing activities of the Company. Cash and cash equivalents presented in the Cash Flow Statement consist of cash on hand and balance with banks.

 
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