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Directors Report of Bal Pharma Ltd.

Mar 31, 2014

Dear Members,

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 27th Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts of the Company, for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2014. As notified by MCA vide Circular No. 1/19/2013-CL-V dated 04.04.2014, we have followed the provisions of Companies Act, 1956, in the preparation of this report.

1. FINANCIAL RESULTS

(Rs. in Crores)

Particulars FY 2013-14 FY 2012-13

1) Total Income from operations 182.01 150.25

2) Earnings before Interest , Tax , 18.53 17.88

Depreciation & Amortisation

Less :

Depreciation & Amortisation 4.74 4.81

Finance cost 7.16 7.98

Profit before taxation and prior

period adjustments. 6.63 5.09

Less :

3) Current Tax (Net) 1.55 -

4) Deferred Tax 0.01 0.82

5) Extra Ordinary / Non Recurring items - -

6) Prior year Adjustments (0.01)

7) Net Profit 5.07 4.28

Add :

8) Profit & loss account balance at the 15.16 11.80

beginning of the year

9) Profit /(Loss) made available for 20.23 16.08

appropriation

Less :

10) Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares 1.11 0.79

11) Tax on Dividend 0.19 0.13

12) Balance Carried to Balance sheet 18.93 15.16

Note : Previous year''s figures have been regrouped wherever necessary to confirm to this year''s classification.

2. DIVIDEND & APPROPRIATIONS

Your Directors are pleased to recommend a payment of Dividend of Re. 1.00/- (i.e 10%) on each Equity Share of Rs. 10/- each, thereby absorbing an amount of Rs. 1.11 crores excluding Dividend Distribution Tax of Rs. 0.19 crores. The balance amount of profit is retained as surplus in the Statement of Profit and Loss, forming part of Reserves and Surplus.

3. BUSINESS OPERATIONS

(i) Turnover and Net profit:

During the financial year 2013-14, your Company has achieved highest ever gross turnover of Rs. 182.01crores as against Rs. 150.25 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thus registering a good growth of 21.14%.

The net profit after tax of the Company during the financial year 2013-14 stands at Rs. 5.07 Crores as against the net profit of Rs. 4.28 crores achieved in the previous financial year, 2012-13.

(ii) Formulations'' Business:

The turnover from export of formulations during the year under review stands at Rs. 72.24 crores as against Rs. 48.47 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thus registering an excellent growth of 49%. The growth in export sales of formulations was due to high value orders received from overseas markets, especially markets like Latin America, Africa, etc.

In the domestic market, Branded formulations of the Company, consisting of mainly Diabetic, Gynaecology and Cardiac drugs have contributed to a revenue of Rs. 24.93 crores during the year under review as against Rs. 24.63 crores achieved during the previous year.

During the year revenue from the sale of Export formulation comprising of Branded Items surpassed the revenue from the sale of Bulk Drugs.

(iii) Bulk Drug Business:

Bulk drug business continue to grow, with a revenue of Rs. 62.25 crores during the year under review as compared to Rs. 54.86 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thereby registering a double digit growth of 13.47%. Exports of bulk drug during the year under review stands at Rs. 35.42 crores as against Rs. 37.57 crores during the previous financial year. Thus, during the year under review, while export sales remained stagnant but domestic sales showed a healthy growth of 55% by achieving a turnover of Rs. 26.83 Crores as against Rs. 17.29 Crores achieved during the previous financial year. In order to exploit the Low Volume and High margin products in Bulk Drug segment, your Company has commissioned a Kilo Lab facility at Bangalore, during the Financial Year 2013-14, which will contribute to growth in the years to come.

(iv) Overall Export Performance:

The over all exports of your Company during the year under review increased to Rs. 107.66 crores from Rs. 86.04 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thus registering a growth of 25%. Your Company for the first time crossed a milestone of Rs. 100 crore in revenues from Export sales.

Your Company continues to be a consistent net foreign exchange earner to the country''s economy.

(v) Others:

Revenue from sales to Govt. Institutional business registered a turnover of Rs. 2.88 crores during the year under review as against Rs. 5.11 crores achieved during the previous financial year. This negative growth in turnover is mainly due to Company''s focus shift towards export markets. The Ayurvedic products Division has contributed to a turnover of Rs. 3.19 crores, during the year under review as against Rs. 1.92 crores registered during the previous year. Your Company is planning to give more focus to this division to improve its share in the overall revenue contribution, in the years to come.

4. HEALTH CARE BUSINESS

As part of its forward integration plans, Your Company has ventured into the Health Care Segment by starting its maiden health care clinic in Bangalore which is aimed at providing holistic diabetes care to the patients. Your Company plans to expand its network based on the success of this pilot project.

5. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

The Research and Development division of our Company has continued its activity in the field of development and standardization of pathways for the manufacture of novel and high value active pharmaceutical ingredients. The efficient pathways thus devised have resulted in reaching commercial production levels of these drugs to meet the needs of the international markets.

The products developed by the R&D division, when they enter the manufacturing stream, are backed by extensive documentation of data pertaining to the control of the quality of the drug. The quality and purity of these products are established by recourse to extensive and sophisticated analytical methodology. The R&D division works in tandem with the Quality Control Department in the development of stringent analytical procedures and protocols.

The quality of the drugs that are offered to our customers being of such high order that there is ready acceptance of our products in the international markets. There is continuing and growing demand for products of your Company. New products in the therapeutic segments of anti allergic, psychiatrics and for the treatment of inflammatory disorders are being introduced in the near future in the commercial market. These products are of direct result of R&D efforts in this direction.

The Board of Directors of the Company has in principle approved setting up of a research foundation called as ''Bal Research Foundation'' with an objective of doing research and study in allopathic, ayurvedic and herbal formulations. This foundation is being formed exclusively as non profit organisation with an intention for promoting the wellbeing of the society at large.

6. AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee, a sub-committee of Board consists of Dr. G.S.R Subba Rao, Independent Director, Mr. Shrenik Siroya, Non-executive Director, Mr. Pramod Kumar S. Independent Director and Mr. S. Pranesh, Director who is nominee of EXIM Bank, the term loan lender to the Company.

This Committee is chaired by Dr. G.S.R Subba Rao. Audit Committee has been discharging its duties under SEBI Guidelines read with the Listing Agreement. The said Committee is also functioning as Audit committee under Section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956.

7. AUDITORS'' REPORT

There are no qualifications or adverse remarks by the auditors in their report.

8. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY

Your Company has an adequate system of internal controls with clearly defined authority limits. They ensure that the Company''s assets are protected against loss from unauthorised use or disposition and all transactions are authorised, recorded and reported in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. These systems are designed to ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting data, promotion of operational efficiency and adherence to the prescribed management policies. These policies are periodically reviewed to meet current business requirements.

Internal Audit is carried out by Messrs., Manjunath & Co. a firm of independent Chartered Accountants. They interact with the Audit Committee and have reported to the Directors that there is adequate internal control systems in place in respect of the areas of audit carried out by them.

9. DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

In compliance to the provisions of Section 2I7(2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, your Directors wish to confirm with reference to statement of Accounts for the financial year ended on 31.03.2014:

(i) that in preparing the Annual Accounts, all the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed;

(ii) that the Directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the Financial Year and of the P&L of the Company for that period.

(iii) that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing/detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(iv) That the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on ''going concern'' basis.

(v) That the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and operating effectively.

(vi) That the Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

10. SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES

As on 31.03.2014, your Company has no subsidiaries, either wholly owned or otherwise, Indian or overseas.

11. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE OUTGO

As per provisions of Section 2I7(I)(e) of the Companies Act, I956, read with the Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of the Board of Directors) Rules, 1988, details relating to the Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption & Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outflow are given in Annexure I which forms part of the Directors'' Report.

12. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

A statement of particulars of employees as required under Section 2I7(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956, is given as Annexure II and forms part of this report.

13. PUBLIC DEPOSITS

As on date of the Report, the Company has not accepted any deposits from public.

14. DIRECTORS

Dr. G.S.R Subba Rao and Mr. Pramod Kumar S, Directors, retire by rotation and being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment. In terms of the requirements of the new Companies Act, 2013, their appointments as Independent Directors are proposed under Special Business.

Mr. Shrenik Siroya, Non Independent Director, retires by rotation as per the new Companies Act, 2013 and being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment.

Mr. Shailesh Siroya was reappointed as Managing Director by the Board for a period of next 5 (five) years i.e. from 01.08.2014 to 31.07.2019, subject to the approval by the Shareholders.

15. AUDITORS

Messrs T D. Jain & DI Sakaria Chartered Accountants, Statutory Auditors of the Company retire at the Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment.

16. COST AUDIT

Pursuant to Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956, the Central Government has prescribed Cost Audit of the Company''s Formulations as well as Bulk Drug Business.

The Board has appointed Mr. M.R. Krishna Murthy as Cost Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2013-14 for cost audit of both Formulations and Bulk Drug units of the Company. The cost audit report will be submitted to authorities within the time limit prescribed for the purpose.

17. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO SHARE HOLDERS

A detailed report on the Corporate Governance System and practices of the Company are given in a separate section in this Annual Report. Detailed information for the shareholders is given in Additional Shareholders information section.

Outstanding Un-paid dividend amount for the financial year 2005-06 that is due for transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund has been duly transferred, during the year.

18. HUMAN RESOURCES

The human resources of the Company continue to contribute its share in the growth of the Company. Human Resource agenda of the company for the year continued to focus on building a robust talent pipeline, enhancing individual and organizational capabilities for future readiness, driving greater employee engagement, and strengthening employee relations though progressive people management.

There was no complaint lodged by any woman employee under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, with the Company during the period under report.

19. CEO & CFO CERTIFICATION

The Board has acknowledged the Managing Director as the CEO of the Company and AVP Finance & Accounts as the CFO for the purpose of compliance under the Listing Agreement. The CEO and CFO have certified to the Board, in terms of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement that the financial statements present a true and fair view of the company''s affairs and are in compliance with accounting standards.

20. INSURANCE COVERAGE

The Board of Directors reports that your Company has adequate and comprehensive insurance cover on all the movable and immovable assets of the Company.

21. APPRECIATION

Your Directors place on record their sincere appreciation of significant contributions made by the employees through their dedication, hard work and commitment. Your directors also place on record their sincere thanks to the trust reposed on the Company by the medical fraternity and the patients. Your board also acknowledge the support extended to your Company by Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, EXIM Bank, other Banks & financial institutions, government agencies, shareholders and investors at large. Your Company look forward to the continued support from all the quarters in its endeavour to help people lead healthier lives.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Bangalore Dr. S. Prasanna Shailesh D Siroya 28th May, 2014 Whole Time Director Managing Director


Mar 31, 2013

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 26th Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts of the Company for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2013.

1. FINANCIAL RESULTS

(Rs.in Crores) Particulars 2012-13 2011-12

1) Total Income from operations 150.25 142.25

2) Earnings before Interest, Tax, 17.88 15.89 Depreciations Amortisation

Less:

Depreciations Amortisation 4.81 4.13

Finance cost 7.98 7.39

Profit/(Loss)before taxation and prior period adjustment 5.09 4.37

Less:

3) Current Tax

4) Deferred Tax 0.82 0.61

5) Extra Ordinary/Non Recurring items

6) Prior year Adjustments (0.01) -

7) Profit after tax for the year 4.28 3.76

Add:

8) Profits loss account balance at the 11.80 8.04 beginning of the year

9) Profit/(Loss) made available for 16.08 11.80 appropriation

Less:

10) Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares 0.79 0.00

11) Tax on Dividend 0.13 0.00

12) Balance Carried to Balance sheet 15.16 11.80

Note : Previous year''s expenses have been regrouped to confirm this year''s classification.

2. DIVIDEND & APPROPRIATIONS

Your directors are pleased to recommend payment of dividend of Re. 0.75/- (i.e 7.5%) on each equity share of Rs. 10 each, thereby absorbing an amount of Rs. 0.92 crores including dividend distribution tax of Rs. 0.13 crores. The balance amount of profit is retained as surplus in the statement of profit and loss, forming part of reserves and surplus.

3. BUSINESS OPERATIONS

(i) Turnover and Net profit

Duringthe financial year 2012-13, your Company has achieved an gross turnover of Rs. 150.25 cores as against Rs. 142.25 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thus registering a moderate growth of 5.62%.

The net profit after tax of the Company during the financial year 2012-13 stands at Rs. 4.28 Crores as against the net profit of Rs. 3.75 crores achieved in the previous financial year, 201 l-l2.Theprofitofthefinancialyear20l l-l2includeaone time gain of Rs. 0.88 crores on sale of fixed assets (building). If the same is excluded for comparison purpose, the net profit growth during the current financial year stands at 49% over the previous year.

(ii) Formulations

The turnover from export formulations during the year under review stands at Rs. 48.47 crores as against Rs. 39.42 crores achieved during the previous financial year thus registering a good growth of 22.96%. The growth in export was due to penetration in new virgin markets like Lain America, African and South East Asian Countries with both the plants at Bangalore and Uttaranchal contributing with higher volume of production to meet the demand.

In the domestic market, Branded formulations of the company, consisting of mainly Diabetic and Cardiac drugs have contributed to a revenue of Rs. 24.63 crores during the year under review as against Rs. 24.09 crores achieved during the previous year, Considering the overall sluggishness in the domestic market, the performance may be considered satisfactory.

(iii) Bulk Drugs

Bulk drug business continues to be the major contributor of revenue, with a revenue of Rs. 54.86 crores during the year under review as compared to Rs. 53.01 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thereby registering the moderate growth of 3.48%. Exports of bulk drug during the year under review stands at Rs. 37.57 crores as against Rs. 36.44 crores during the previous financial year.

(iv) Overall export performance

The over all exports of your Company during the year under review increased to Rs. 86.04 crores from Rs. 75.85 crores achieved during the previous financial year, thus registering a growth of 13.43%

Your company continues to be a consistent net foreign exchange earner to the country''s economy.

(v) Others

Revenue from sales to Govt. Institutional business registered a turnover of Rs. 5.1 I crores during the year under review as against Rs. 8.14 crores achieved during the financial year 201 1-12. This negative growth in turnover is mainly due to company''s focus shift towards export markets. The Ayurvedic products Division has contributed to a turnover of Rs. 1.92 crores, during the year under review as against Rs. 1.73 crores registered during the previous year. Your company is planning to give more focus to this division to improve its share in the overall revenue contribution in the years to come.

5. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

The Research and Development division of our Company has continued its activity in the field of development and standardization of pathways for the manufacture of novel and high value active pharmaceutical ingredients. The efficient pathways thus devised have resulted in reaching commercial production levels of these drugs to meet the needs of the international market.

The products developed by the R&D division, when they enter the manufacturing stream, are backed by extensive documentation of data pertaining to the control of the quality of the drug. The quality and purity of these products are established by recourse to extensive and sophisticated analytical methodology. The R&D division works in tandem with the Quality Control Department in the development of stringent analytical procedures and protocols.

The quality of the drugs that are offered to our customers being of such high order that there is ready acceptance of our products in the international markets. There is continuing and growing demand for products of your Company. Very new products in the therapeutic segments of anti allergic, psychiatrics and for the treatment of inflammatory disorders are being introduced in the near future in the commercial market. These products are of direct result of R&D efforts in this direction.

6. AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee, a sub-committee of Board consists of Dr. G.S.R Subba Rao, Independent Director, Mr. Shrenik Siroya, Non- executive Director, Mr.Pramod Kumar S Independent Director and Mr. Ajit Kumar, Director who is nominee of EXIM Bank, the lender to the company.

This Committee is Chaired by Dr.G.S.R Subba Rao. Audit Committee has been discharging its duties under SEBI Guidelines read with the listing agreement. The said Committee is also functioning as Audit committee under section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956.

7. AUDITORS''REPORT

There are no adverse qualifications or remarks by the Auditors'' in the Auditors''Report.

8. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY

Your Company has an adequate system of internal controls with clearly defined authority limits. They ensure that the Company''s assets are protected against loss from unauthorised use or disposition and all transactions are authorised, recorded and reported in conformity with general accepted accounting principles. These systems are designed to ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting data, promotion of operational efficiency and adherence to the prescribed management policies. These policies are periodically reviewed to meet current business requirements.

Internal Audit is carried out by Messrs., Manjunath & Co. a firm of independent Chartered Accountants. They interact with the Audit Committee and have reported to the Directors that there is adequate internal control systems in place in respect of areas of audit carried out by them.

9. DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

In compliance to the provisions of Section 2I7(2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, your Directors wish to confirm with reference to statement of Accounts for the financial year ended on 31.03.2013:

(i) that in preparing the Annual Accounts, all applicable Accounting Standards have been followed;

(ii) that the accounting policies adopted are consistently followed and the judgements or estimates made are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and Loss Account of the Company for the financial year;

(iii) that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing/detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(iv) That the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on ''going concern''basis.

10. SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES

As on 3 1.03.2013, your company has no subsidiaries, either wholly owned or otherwise, Indian or overseas.

11. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE OUTGO

As per provisions of Section 217( I )(e) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with the Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of the Board of Directors) Rules, 1988, details relating to the Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption and Foreign

Exchange Earnings and Outflow are given in Annexure I which forms part of the Directors''Report.

12. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

A statement of particulars of employees as required under Section 217(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956, is given as Annexure II and forms part of this report.

13. PUBLIC DEPOSITS

As on date of the Report, the Company has not accepted any deposits from public.

14. DIRECTORS

Dr. S Prasanna and Mr. Pramod Kumar. S, Independent Directors of the Company are retiring by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer themselves for reappointment. Your Directors recommend their reappointment.

15. AUDITORS

Messrs TD.jain & Dl Sakaria (eststwhile) M/s Ostawal & Jain, Chartered Accountants, Statutory Auditors of the Company retire at the Annual General Meeting and being eligible offer them selves for re-appointment.

16. COST AUDIT

Pursuant to Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956, the Central Government has prescribed Cost Audit of the Company''s Formulations as well as Bulk Drug Units.

The Board has appointed Mr. M.R Krishna Murthy as Cost Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2012-13 for cost audit of both Formulation and Bulk Drug units of the Company and the Company has also obtained the central government approval for the same. The Cost Audit is under progress and the Company will submit the Cost Auditor''s report for FY 2012-13, to the Central Government soon.

17. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO SHARE HOLDERS

A detailed report on the Corporate Governance System and practices of the Company are given in a separate section in this Annual Report. Detailed information for the shareholders is given in Additional Shareholders information section.

Outstanding Un-paid dividend amount for the year 2004-05 that is due for transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund has been duly transferred, during the year.

18. HUMAN RESOURCES

The human resources of the Company continue to contribute its share in the growth of the Company. Human Resource agenda of the company for the year continued to focus on building a robust talent pipeline, enhancing individual and organizational capabilities for future readiness, driving greater employee engagement, and strengthening employee relations though progressive people management.

19. CEO &CFO CERTIFICATION

The Board has acknowledged the Managing Director as the CEO of the Company and G.M Finance as the CFO for the purpose of compliance under the Listing Agreement. The CEO & CFO have certified to the Board, in terms of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement that the financial statements present a true and fair view of the company''s affairs and are in compliance with accounting standards.

20. INSURANCE COVERAGE

The Board of Directors reports that your Company has adequate and comprehensive insurance cover on all the movable and immovable assets of the Company.

21. APPRECIATION

Your Directors place on record their sincere appreciation of significant contributions made by the employees through their dedication, hard work and commitment. Your directors also places on record its thanks on the trust reposed on the Company by the medical fraternity and the patients. We also acknowledge the support extended to us by Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, EXIM Bank, and other Banks & financial institutions, government agencies, shareholders and investors at large. We look forward to having the same support in our endeavor to help people lead healthier lives.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Bangalore Dr. S Prasanna Shailesh Siroya

27th May, 2013 Non-Executive Director Managing Director


Mar 31, 2012

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 25th Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts of the Company for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2012.

1. FINANCIAL RESULTS:

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Particulars 2011-12 2010-11

1) Total Income 14,224.60 11,664.84

2) Earnings before Interest , Tax, 1588.51 1131.76

Depreciation & Amortisation

Less :

Depreciation & Amortisation 413.08 342.36

Finance cost 729.91 679.13

Profit /(Loss)before taxation and prior period adjustment 445.52 110.27

Less :

3) Provision for taxation 8.95 4.53

4) Deferred Tax 60.75 58.67

5) Extra Ordinary / Non Recurring items - -

6) Prior year adjustments 0.12 (0.16)

7) Profit after Tax 375.70 47.23

Add:

8) Profit & loss account balance at the 804.53 809.56 beginning of the year

9) Profit /(Loss) made available for 1,180.23 856.79 appropriation

Less:

10) Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares - -

11) Tax on Dividend - -

12) Balance Carried to Balance sheet 1,180.23 856.79

Note: Previous year's income has been regrouped in line with that of the year under review for comparison. The opening balance of P & L has been reduced during the year consequent upon merger of Basava Chem Ltd., with the Company.

2. DIVIDEND:

In view of the capex plans and to facilitate expansion programs under consideration, your Directors have decided not to recommend payment of dividend for the financial year 2011-12.

4. BUSINESS OPERATIONS:

During the financial year 2011-12, your Company has achieved a total turnover of Rs 142.25 crores as against Rs. 116.65 crores achieved during the previous year 2010-11, thus registering a growth of 21.95%.

With this increase in turnover, the net profit after tax of the Company during 2011-12 has increased substantially to Rs. 3.76 crores as against the net profit of Rs. 0.47 crore achieved in the previous year, 2010-11.

The bulk drug business continues to dominate, as the total sales on this segment has increased from Rs. 46.20 crores in 2010-11 to Rs. 53.01 crores during the year 2011-12. The products mix during the year 2011-12 improved with higher sale of high value items in addition to our regular API.

Exports of Bulk Drugs has registered a growth of 16.05% during the year under review with a turnover of Rs. 36.44 crores as against Rs. 31.40 crores achieved during the previous financial year.

The export formulations division registered a growth of 6.71% by increasing its turnover from Rs. 36.94 crores in the previous year to Rs. 39.42 crores during the year under review. Your Company expanded its presence in many new global markets such as Latin America, many African countries, South East Asia etc.

Your Company's branded formulations Divisions mainly consisting of "Diabetic" and "Cardiac" Products made a net sale of Rs. 24.09 crores during 2011.12 as against Rs. 19.58 crores during the previous year, thereby strengthening the Company's presence in the domestic market.

The over all exports of your Company during the year under review has increased to Rs. 75.85 crores from Rs. 66.48 crores achieved during the previous year.

Supplies to Govt. Institutional business registered a turnover of Rs. 8.14 crores during the year, as against Rs. 6.44 crores during the previous year and the Ayurvedic products Division has achieved a turn over of Rs 1.73 crores, during the year under review as against Rs. 1.94 crores achieved during the previous financial year.

Your Company has also won the Best Exporter award from the Sri Lankan Government for the Year 2011-12 for supply of drugs and medical equipments to Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Corporation, a Government of Sri Lanka enterprise.

5. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:

The Research and Development division of your Company continued its activities in the field of development and standardization of pathways for the manufacture of novel and high value active pharmaceutical ingredients. The clear pathways thus established have resulted in the scale up of production levels of these drugs to meet the needs of the international market.

The products developed by the R&D division, when they enter the manufacturing stream, are backed by extensive documentation of data pertaining to the control of the quality of the drug. The quality and purity of these products are established by recourse to extensive and sophisticated analytical methodology. The R&D division works in tandem with the Quality Control Department in the development of stringent analytical procedures and protocols.

The quality of the drugs your Company offers to its customers being of such high order, there is ready acceptance of these products in the international markets. There is continuing and growing demand for products of your Company. New products in the therapeutic segments of antihistamines, anxiolytics and for the treatment of neurological disorders are being introduced in the near future in the commercial market. These products are of direct result of R&D efforts in this direction.

6. AUDIT COMMITTEE:

The Audit Committee consisted of Dr. G.S.R. Subba Rao, Independent Director as Chairman, Mr. Ajit Kumar, nominee Director of EXIM Bank and Mr. Shrenik Siroya, Non-executive Director; Mr. Pramod Kumar. S who is Independent Director was inducted into the Committee as member, with effect from 10.08.2012. The Audit Committee has been discharging its duties under SEBI Guidelines read with the Listing Agreement. The said Committee is also functioning as Audit Committee under Section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956.

7. AUDITORS' REPORT

There are no adverse qualifications or remarks in the Auditors' Report. However, regarding the outstanding un-paid dividend amount for the year 2003.04 of Rs. 1,84,828 which was due for transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund, as mentioned in the Auditors' Report, it is hereby confirmed that the amount has since been transferred to the said Fund.

8. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY:

Your Company has an adequate system of internal controls with clearly defined authority limits. They ensure that the Company's assets are protected against loss from unauthorised use or disposition and all transactions are authorised, recorded and reported in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. These systems are designed to ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting data, promotion of operational efficiency and adherence to the prescribed management policies. These policies are periodically reviewed to meet current business requirements.

Internal Audit is carried out by Messrs. Manjunath & Co. Bangalore, an independent firm of Chartered Accountants. They interact with the Audit Committee and have reported to the Directors that there is adequate internal control systems in respect of areas carried out by them.

9. DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:

In compliance to the provisions of Section 2I7(2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, your Directors wish to confirm with reference to statement of Accounts for the financial year ended on 31.03.2012:

(i) that in preparing the Annual Accounts, all applicable Accounting Standards have been followed;

(ii) that the accounting policies adopted are consistently followed and the judgements or estimates made are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and Loss Account of the Company for the financial year ;

(iii) that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing/detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(iv) That the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on 'going concern' basis.

10. SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES:

The Amalgamation proceedings of Basav Chem limited, with Bal Pharma Limited was approved by Honourable High Court of Karnataka vide COP No 90/2010 and 89/2010. As on 31.03.2012 the Company has no subsidiaries, either wholly owned or otherwise. Hence, the financial results of the Company for the year under review and the results pertaining to the previous year, are not entirely comparable.

11. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES:

There was no employee drawing remuneration falling within the limits prescribed under Section 2I7(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956.

12. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE OUTGO:

As per provisions of Section 217(I)(e) of the Companies Act, I956, read with the Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of the Board of Directors) Rules, I988, details relating to the Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outflow are given in Annexure I, which is forming part of the Directors Report.

13. PUBLIC DEPOSITS:

As on date of the Report, the Company has not accepted any public deposits.

14. DIRECTORS:

Dr. G. S. R Subba Rao and Mr. Shrenik Siroya, Directors retire by rotation at the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Company and being eligible, offer themselves for reappointment. Your Directors recommend their reappointments.

15. AUDITORS:

Messrs T. D. Jain & DI Sakaria (erstwhile Messrs Ostawal & Jain), Chartered Accountants, Statutory Auditors of the Company retire at the Annual General Meeting and are eligible them for appointment.

16. COST AUDIT:

Pursuant to Section 233B of the Companies Act, I956, the Central Government has prescribed Cost Audit of the Company's Formulations Division as well as Bulk Drug Division.

Subject to the approval of the Central Government, the Board has appointed Mr. M.R. Krishna Murthy as Cost Auditor of the Company for the financial year, 2011-12 for cost audit of both Formulation and Bulk Drug divisions of the Company separately. The Cost Audit is under progress and the Company will submit the Cost Auditor's report to the Central Government soon.

17. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO SHAREHOLDERS:

A detailed report on the Corporate Governance System and practices of the Company are given in a separate section in this Annual Report. Detailed information for the shareholders is given in Additional Shareholders information section.

18. HUMAN RESOURCES:

The Company's Human Resource agenda for the year focused on strengthening four key areas: Building a robust talent pipeline, enhancing individual and organizational capabilities for future readiness, driving greater employee engagement, and strengthening employee relations through progressive people management.

19. INSURANCE COVERAGE:

The Board reports that your Company has adequate insurance cover on all the assets of the Company.

20. APPRECIATION:

Your Directors place on record their sincere appreciation of significant contributions made by the employees through their dedication, hard work and commitment and the trust reposed on us by the medical fraternity and the patients. The Directors also acknowledge the support and wise counsel extended to the Company by Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, EXIM Bank, State Bank of India and other Banks and financial institutions, government agencies, shareholders and investors at large. Your Directors look forward to having the same support in their endeavour to help people lead healthier lives.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Bangalore

Dr. S. Prasanna Shailesh Siroya

10th August, 2012 Executive Director Managing Director

 
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