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Accounting Policies of Hariyana Ship-Breakers Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2015

1 CORPORATE INFORMATION

Hariyana Ship Breakers Limited is a public company domiciled in India and incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act,1956. Its shares is listed on One stock exchanges in India. The company is engaged in various business activities.

During the year, the Company was engaged in Ship Recycling (ship breaking), Manufacturing of Sponge Iron & Steels, Trading in Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals and Coal and Investment. As and when any surplus fund are available, the same is given on interest to other parties and also invested in the shares and securities to earn short term and long term capital gains.

a) BASIS OF PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis and these financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards notified under Section 211(3C) (which continues to be applicable in terms of General circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013) and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

b) USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements requires the management of the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported balances of assets and liabilities and disclosures relating to the contingent liabilities as at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of income and expense during the year. Examples of such estimates include provisions for doubtful receivables, employee benefits, provision for income taxes, the useful lives of depreciable fixed assets and provisions for impairment. Future results could differ due to changes in these estimates and the difference between the actual result and the estimates are recognized in the period in which the results are known / materialize.

Accounting estimates could change from period to period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Appropriate changes in estimates are made as the Management becomes aware of changes in circumstances surrounding the estimates. Changes in estimates are reflected in the financial statements in the period in which changes are made and, if material, their effects are disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.

c) FIXED ASSETS

Fixed Assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation (other than 'Freehold Land' where no depreciation is charged) and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price, including duties and other non-refundable taxes or levies any directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition and indirect costs specifically attributable to construction of a project or to the acquisition of a fixed asset.

In the event of the same having been revalued, they are stated at the revalued figures.

Expenditures relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increases the life of the assets. In the event of the same having been revalued, they are stated at the revalued figures. Expenditure relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increases the life of the assets.

d) DEPRECIATION ON TANGIBLE ASSETS

I In respect of fixed assets (other than freehold land and capital work-in-progress) acquired during the year, depreciation/ amortization is charged on a straight line basis so as to write off the cost of the assets over the useful lives as per the Companies Act, 2013 and for the assets acquired prior to April 1, 2014, the carrying amount as on April 1, 2014 is depreciated over the remaining useful life estimated by management as per the Companies Act, 2013 on the basis of evaluation.

II No depreciation is provided for assets sold during the year whereas pro-rata depreciation is provided on assets acquired during the year.

e) IMPAIRMENT OF ASSTES

The management reviews periodically the carrying amounts of its assets included in each cash generating unit to determine whether there is any indication that those assets were impaired. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of impairment. Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows expected from the continuing use of the asset and from its disposal are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects the current market assessments of time value of money and the risks specific to the asset.

Reversal of impairment loss is recognized as income in the statement of profit and loss.

f) BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing costs are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss except interest incurred on borrowings, specifically raised for projects are capitalized to the cost of the asset until such time that the asset is ready to be put to use for its intended purpose.

g) INVESTMENTS

Investments are either classified as current or long term based on Management's intentions:

i) Current investment are carried at the lower of cost and fair market value.

ii) Long term investments are carried at cost less provisions recorded to recognize any decline, other than temporary, in the carrying value of investments.

h) VALUATION OF INVENTORIES

Items of inventories are measured as :

i) Ship Materials At Cost

ii) Trading Goods in Trade At Lower of cost or net realisable value

iii) Steel Raw Materials At cost

iv) Steel Finished Products At Lower of cost or net realisable value

The weight of the ship purchased is accounted in terms of LDT of the ship at the time of its construction. Ascertaining of weight of ship at the time of purchase is not possible due to its nature and size. There is loss of weight on account of corrosion and other factors during the usage of the ship and its voyage for about 20 to 25 years Inventory at the close of the year is ascertained by reducing the weight of the scrap sold together with the estimated wastage of the material.

As regards to consumable stores and spares, the same is treated as having been consumed in the year of purchase.

i) REVENUE RECOGNITION

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the company and the revenue can be reliably measured. Turnover include sale of goods, services, sales tax, service tax, excise duty and sales during trial run period, adjusted for discounts (net) , Value Added Tax and gain/loss corresponding hedge contracts.

Dividend income is recognized when right to receive is established. Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

Share of profit/(Loss) from partnership firms for the year is accounted on the basis of provisional annual reports of the firms. Differential share of profit/(Loss), if any, from provisional and audited annual reports of the firms will be accounted in the next financial year.

j) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Purchase in respect of materials are accounted for on actual payment basis if the same are made before the yearend and/or at the rate of foreign exchange booking are made. In all other cases, the purchases and also the liability in respect of said foreign exchange are stated as converted at the exchange rate prevalent at the last day of the financial year.

k) PROVISION FOR TAXATION

Current Taxes

Provision for current tax is made in accordance with the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961.

Advance taxes and provisions for current income taxes are presented in the balance sheet after off-setting advance taxes paid and TDS/TCS receivables.

Deferred Taxes

Deferred tax expense or benefit is recognized on timing differences being the difference between taxable income and accounting income that originate in one period and is likely to reverse in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date. In other situations, deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available to realize these assets.

Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT)

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) credit is recognized as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax during the specified period. In the year in which the MAT credit becomes eligible to be recognized as an asset in accordance with the recommendations contained in Guidance Note issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the said asset is created by way of a credit to the statement of profit and loss and shown as MAT Credit Entitlement. The Company reviews the same at each Balance Sheet date and writes down the carrying amount of MAT Credit Entitlement to the extent there is no longer convincing evidence to the effect that the Company will pay normal Income Tax during the specified period.

l) RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Management is also of the opinion that the payment of pension Act, is not applicable to the Company. Employees are eligible for gratuity at the time of retirement as per provisions of Payment of Gratuity Act. Provision for Gratuity has not been made in the Accounts as per AS - 15 and the same will be accounted for as and when payment is made.

m) EARNING PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the net profit after tax by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit after tax by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and also the weighted average number of equity shares that could have been issued upon conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. The diluted potential equity shares are adjusted for the proceeds receivable had the shares been actually issued at fair value which is the average market value of the outstanding shares. Dilutive potential equity shares are deemed converted as of the beginning of the period, unless issued at a later date. Dilutive potential equity shares are determined independently for each period presented.

n) PROVISIONS, CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND CONTINGENT ASSETS

A provision is recognized if, as a result of a past event, the Company has a present legal obligation that is reasonably estimable and it is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation. Provisions are determined by the best estimate of the outflow of economic benefits required to settle the obligation at the reporting date. Where no reliable estimate can be made, a disclosure is made as contingent liability. A disclosure for a contingent liability is also made when there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation in respect of which the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

o) CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash and cash on deposit with banks and corporations. The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a remaining maturity at the date of purchase of three months or less and that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash to be cash equivalents.

p) CASH FLOW STATEMENTS :

Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit before tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of a non-cash nature, any deferrals or accruals of past or future operating cash receipts or payments and item of income or expenses associated with investing or financing cash flows. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated.


Mar 31, 2014

A) SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

During the year ended 31 March 2014, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956, has become applicable to the company, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements. Adoption of revised Schedule VI does not materially impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements.

However, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The company has also reclassified the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements applicable in the current year.

b) USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in future periods.

c) TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS

Fixed Assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation (other than ''Freehold Land'' where no depreciation is charged) and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price, including duties and other non-refundable taxes or levies any directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition and indirect costs specifically attributable to construction of a project or to the acquisition of a fixed asset.

In the event of the same having been revalued, they are stated at the revalued figures. Expenditure relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increases the life of the assets. Fixed assets acquired from ships during the course of scrapping operation are capitalised at value estimated by the management.

d) DEPRECIATION ON TANGIBLE ASSETS

I Depreciation is provided on the straight line method, pro-rata basis to the period of use, so as to write off the original cost of the asset over the remaining estimated useful life (as per technical evaluation by the Management at the time of acquisition) or at rates prescribed under the Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, whichever is higher.

II No depreciation is provided for assets sold during the year whereas pro-rata depreciation is provided on assets acquired during the year.

e) IMPAIRMENT OF ASSTES

The Company assesses on each balance sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The amount so reduced is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets, where it is first adjusted against the related balance in fixed assets revaluation reserve.

If at the balance sheet date, there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is carried at the recoverable amount subject to a maximum of depreciated historical cost.

f) BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction/development of a qualifying asset are capitalized as a part of cost of such asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use.

Costs in connection with borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of fixed assets are amortised and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss, over the tenure of the loan.

g) INVESTMENTS

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

Investment in Partnership Firm as trade investment which shown at their book value at cost.

The weight of the ship purchased is accounted in terms of LDT of the ship at the time of its construction. Ascertaining of weight of ship at the time of purchase is not possible due to its nature and size. There is loss of weight on account of corrosion and other factors during the usage of the ship and its voyage for about 20 to 25 years.

Inventory at the close of the year is ascertained by reducing the weight of the scrap sold together with the estimated wastage of the material.

Stores & Spares are written off at the time of purchase itself and no inventory is maintained.

i) RECOGNITION OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

Revenue is recognised only when it can be reliably measured and it is reasonable to expect ultimate collection. Turnover include sale of goods, services, sales tax, service tax, excise duty and sales during trial run period, adjusted for discounts (net) , Value Added Tax and gain/loss corresponding hedge contracts.

Dividend income is recognized when right to receive is established. Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account of the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

j) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Purchase in respect of raw materials are accounted for on actual payment basis if the same are made before the year end , and/or at the rate of foreign exchange booking are made. In all other cases, the purchases and also the liability in respect of said foreign exchange are stated as converted at the exchange rate prevalent at the last day of the financial year.

k) EXCISE DUTY & CENVAT

Excise duty is chargeable on production but is payable on clearance of goods. Accordingly excise duty on the goods manufactured by the company is accounted for at the time of their clearance. Excise duty payable is adjusted against the Cenvat credits, to the extent it is available and balance duty is paid and debited to Revenue.

l) PROVISION FOR TAXATION

Tax expense comprises both current and deferred tax.

Current income-tax is recognised at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities, using the tax rates and tax laws, enacted or substantially enacted as at the balance sheet date. Income from shipping activities is assessed on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

Deferred income-tax is recognised on timing differences, between taxable income and accounting income which originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods only in respect of the non shipping activities of the Company. The tax effect is calculated on the accumulated timing differences at the year end based on tax rates and laws, enacted or substantially enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Tax Assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such Deferred Tax Assets can be realised.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) credit is recognised as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period.

m) RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Management is also of the opinion that the payment of pension Act, is not applicable to the Company. Employees are eligible for gratuity at the time of retirement as per provisions of Payment of Gratuity Act. Provision for Gratuity has not been made in the Accounts as per AS - 15 and the same will be accounted for as and when payment is made.

n) AMORTIZATION OF PRELIMINARY EXPENSES

Preliminary expenditure amounting to Rs. 30,18,523 /- has been written off during the year.

o) EARNING PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period is adjusted for events such as bonus issue, bonus element in a rights issue, share split, and reverse share split (consolidation of shares) that have changed the number of equity shares outstanding, without a corresponding change in resources.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

p) PROVISIONS, CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND CONTINGENT ASSETS

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 embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the reporting date. These estimates are reviewed at each reporting date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed in the financial statements.

q) CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

For the purpose of presentation in the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash at bank and short-term fixed deposits with maturity period not more than three months.

r) MEASUREMENT OF EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the company has elected to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from current year operations. In its measurement, the company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs and tax expense.


Mar 31, 2013

A) SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

During the year ended 31 March 2013, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956, has become applicable to the company, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements. Adoption of revised ScheduleVI does not materially impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements.

However, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The company has also reclassified the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements applicable in the current year.

b) USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in future periods.

c) TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS

Fixed Assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation (other than ''Freehold Land'' where no depreciation is charged) and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price, including duties and other non-refundable taxes or levies any directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition and indirect costs specifically attributable to construction of a project or to the acquisition of a fixed asset.

In the event of the same having been revalued, they are stated at the revalued figures. Expenditure relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increases the life of the assets. Fixed assets acquired from ships during the course of scrapping operation are capitalised at value estimated by the management.

d) DEPRECIATION ON TANGIBLE ASSETS

I Depreciation is provided on the straight line method, pro-rata basis to the period of use, so as to write off the original cost of the asset over the remaining estimated useful life (as per technical evaluation by the Management at the time of acquisition) or at rates prescribed under the Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, whichever is higher, on the following basis :

II No depreciation is provided for assets sold during the year whereas pro-rata depreciation is provided on assets acquired during the year.

e) IMPAIRMENT OF ASSTES

The Company assesses on each balance sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The amount so reduced is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets, where it is first adjusted against the related balance in fixed assets revaluation reserve.

If at the balance sheet date, there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is carried at the recoverable amount subject to a maximum of depreciated historical cost.

f) BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction/development of a qualifying asset are capitalized as a part of cost of such asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use.

Costs in connection with borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of fixed assets are amortised and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss, over the tenure of the loan.

g) INVESTMENTS

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

Investment in Partnership Firm as trade investment which shown at their book value at cost.

h) VALUATION OF INVENTORIES

Items of inventories are measured as :

i) Ship Materials At Cost

ii) Trading Goods in Trade At Lower of cost or net realisable value

iii) Steel Raw Materials At cost

iv) Steel Finished Products At Lower of cost or net realisable value

The weight of the ship purchased is accounted in terms of LDT of the ship at the time of its construction. Ascertaining of weight of ship at the time of purchase is not possible due to its nature and size. There is loss of weight on account of corrosion and other factors during the usage of the ship and its voyage for about 20 to 25 years.

Inventory at the close of the year is ascertained by reducing the weight of the scrap sold together with the estimated wastage of the material.

Stores & Spares are written off at the time of purchase itself and no inventory is maintained.

i) RECOGNITION OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

Revenue is recognised only when it can be reliably measured and it is reasonable to expect ultimate collection. Turnover include sale of goods, services, sales tax, service tax, excise duty and sales during trial run period, adjusted for discounts (net) , Value Added Ta x and gain/loss corresponding hedge contracts.

Dividend income is recognized when right to receive is established. Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account of the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

j) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Purchase in respect of raw materials are accounted for on actual payment basis if the same are made before the year end , and/or at the rate of foreign exchange booking are made. In all other cases, the purchases and also the liability in respect of said foreign exchange are stated as converted at the exchnage rate prevalent at the last day of the financial year.

k) EXCISE DUTY & CENVAT

Excise duty is chargeable on production but is payable on clearance of goods. Accordingly excise duty on the goods manufactured by the company is accounted for at the time of their clearance. Excise duty payable is adjusted against the Cenvat credits, to the extent it is available and balance duty is paid and debited to Revenue.

l) PROVISION FOR TAXATION

Ta x expense comprises both current and deferred tax.

Current income-tax is recognised at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities, using the tax rates and tax laws, enacted or substantially enacted as at the balance sheet date. Income from shipping activities is assessed on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

Deferred income-tax is recognised on timing differences, between taxable income and accounting income which originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods only in respect of the non shipping activities of the Company. The tax effect is calculated on the accumulated timing differences at the year end based on tax rates and laws, enacted or substantially enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Ta x Assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such Deferred Ta x Assets can be realised.

Minimum Alternate Ta x (MAT) credit is recognised as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period.

m) RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Management is also of the opinion that the payment of pension Act, is not applicable to the Company. Employees are eligible for gratuity at the time of retirement as per provisions of Payment of Gratuity Act. Provision for Gratuity has not been made in the Accounts as per AS - 15 and the same will be accounted for as and when payment is made.

n) AMORTIZATION OF PRELIMINARY EXPENSES

Preliminary expenditure amounting to Rs. 30,18,523 /- has not been written off during the year as the company is yet to generate revenue from its Power Project. The same will be amortized over a period of 5 years from the year in which revenues are derived from business operations.

o) EARNING PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period is adjusted for events such as bonus issue, bonus element in a rights issue, share split, and reverse share split (consolidation of shares) that have changed the number of equity shares outstanding, without a corresponding change in resources.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

p) PROVISIONS, CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND CONTINGENT ASSETS

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 embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the reporting date. These estimates are reviewed at each reporting date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed in the financial statements.

q) CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

For the purpose of presentation in the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash at bank and short-term fixed deposits with maturity period not more than three months.

r) MEASUREMENT OF EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the company has elected to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from current year operations. In its measurement, the company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs and tax expense.


Mar 31, 2012

A) SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

During the year ended 31 March 2012, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956, has become applicable to the company, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements. Adoption of revised ScheduleVI does not materially impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements.

However, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The company has also reclassified the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements applicable in the current year.

b) USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management's best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in future periods.

c) TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS :

Fixed Assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation (other than 'Freehold Land' where no depreciation is charged) and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price, including duties and other non-refundable taxes or levies any directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition and indirect costs specifically attributable to construction of a project or to the acquisition of a fixed asset.

In the event of the same having been revalued, they are stated at the revalued figures. Expenditure relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increases the life of the assets. Fixed assets acquired from ships during the course of scrapping operation are capitalised at value estimated by the management.

d) DEPRECIATION ON TENGIBLE ASSETS :

I Depreciation is provided on the straight line method, pro-rata basis to the period of use, so as to write off the original cost of the asset over the remaining estimated useful life (as per technical evaluation by the Management at the time of acquisition) or at rates prescribed under the Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, whichever is higher, on the following basis :

depreciation is provided on assets acquired during the year.

e) IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS

The Company assesses on each balance sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The amount so reduced is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets, where it is first adjusted against the related balance in fixed assets revaluation reserve.

If at the balance sheet date, there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is carried at the recoverable amount subject to a maximum of depreciated historical cost.

f) BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction/development of a qualifying asset are capitalized as a part of cost of such asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use.

Costs in connection with borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of fixed assets are amortised and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss, over the tenure of the loan.

g) INVESTMENTS

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

Investment in Partnership Firm as trade investment which shown at their book value at cost.

h) VALUATION OF INVENTORIES

Items of inventories are measured as :

i) Ship Materials At Cost

ii) Trading Goods in Trade At Lower of cost or net realisable value

iii) Steel Raw Materials At cost

iv) Steel Finished Products At Lower of cost or net realisable value

The weight of the ship purchased is accounted in terms of LDT of the ship at the time of its construction. Ascertaining of weight of ship at the time of purchase is not possible due to its nature and size. There is loss of weight on account of corrosion and other factors during the usage of the ship and its voyage for about 20 to 25 years.

Inventory at the close of the year is ascertained by reducing the weight of the scrap sold together with the estimated wastage of the material.

Stores & Spares are written off at the time of purchase itself and no inventory is maintained.

i) RECOGNITION OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

Revenue is recognised only when it can be reliably measured and it is reasonable to

expect ultimate collection. Turnover include sale of goods, services, sales tax, service tax, excise duty and sales during trial run period, adjusted for discounts (net) , Value Added Tax and gain/loss corresponding hedge contracts.

Dividend income is recognized when right to receive is established. Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account of the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

j) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Purchase in respect of raw materials are accounted for on actual payment basis if the same are made before the year end and/or at the rate of foreign exchange booking are made. In all other cases, the purchases and also the liability in respect of said foreign exchange are stated as converted at the exchnage rate prevalent at the last day of the financial year.

k) EXCISE DUTY & CENVAT

Excise duty is chargeable on production but is payable on clearance of goods. Accordingly excise duty on the goods manufactured by the company is accounted for at the time of their clearance. Excise duty payable is adjusted against the Cenvat credits, to the extent it is available and balance duty is paid and debited to Revenue.

l) PROVISION FOR TAXATION

Tax expense comprises both current and deferred tax.

Current income-tax is recognised at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities, using the tax rates and tax laws, enacted or substantially enacted as at the balance sheet date. Income from shipping activities is assessed on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

Deferred income-tax is recognised on timing differences, between taxable income and accounting income which originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods only in respect of the non shipping activities of the Company. The tax effect is calculated on the accumulated timing differences at the year end based on tax rates and laws, enacted or substantially enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Tax Assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such Deferred Tax Assets can be realised.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) credit is recognised as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period.

m) RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Management is also of the opinion that the payment of pension Act, is not applicable to the Company. Employees are eligible for gratuity at the time of retirement as per provisions of Payment of Gratuity Act. Provision for Gratuity has not been made in the Accounts as per AS - 15 and the same will be accounted for as and when payment is

made.

n) AMORTIZATION OF PRELIMINARY EXPENSES

Preliminary expenditure amounting to Rs. 30,18,523 /- has not been written off during the year as the company is yet to generate revenue from its Power Project. The same will be amortized over a period of 5 years from the year in which revenues are derived from business operations.

o) EARNING PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period is adjusted for events such as bonus issue, bonus element in a rights issue, share split, and reverse share split (consolidation of shares) that have changed the number of equity shares outstanding, without a corresponding change in resources.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

p) PROVISIONS, CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND CONTINGENT ASSETS

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 embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the reporting date. These estimates are reviewed at each reporting date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed in the financial statements.

q) CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

For the purpose of presentation in the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash at bank and short-term fixed deposits with maturity period not more than three months.

r) MEASUREMENT OF EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the company has elected to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from current year operations. In its measurement, the company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs and tax expense.


Mar 31, 2010

A) General

i) The accounts are prepared on the historical cost basis except for certain fixed assets which are revalued in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles and the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

ii) The preparation of Financial Statements requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Difference between the actual results and estimates are recognised in the period in which the results are known / materialised.

iii) Accounting policies not specifically referred to otherwise are consistent and in consonance with generally accepted accounting principles.

iv) All material expenditure and income to the extent considered payable and receivables respectively are accounted for on accrual basis, except for insurance claims and refunds from statutory authorties,which are accounted on cash basis, keeping in view the concept of materiality.

b) Fixed Assets

i) Fixed assets are stated at cost net of cenvat / value added tax and includes amounts added on revaluation, less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss, if any. Expenditure relating to fixed assets is added to costs only when the same involved modification work whereby it increased the life of the assets. Fixed assets acquired from ships during the course of scrapping operation are capitalised at value estimated by the management.

ii) Depreciation has been provided on the straight line method at the rates as specified in Schedule Rule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

iii) An asset is treated as impared when the carrying cost of assets exceeds its recoverable value.

An impairment loss is charged to the Profit and Loss Account in the year in which an asset is identified as impaired.The impairment loss recognized in prior accouning period is reversed if there has been a change in the estiate of recoverable amount.

c) Inventories

Ship Raw Materials - At Cost Trading Goods Stock in Trade - At Lower of cost or net realisable value.

Steel Raw Material - At Cost Steel Finished Goods - At Lower of cost or net realisable value.

In ship breaking unit, The weight of the ship purchased is accounted in terms of LDT of the ship at the time of its construction. Ascertaining of weight of ship at the time of purchase is not possible due to its nature and size. There is loss of weight on account of corrosion and other factors during the usage of the ship and its voyage for about 20 to 25 years.

Inventory at the close of the year is ascertained by reducing the weight of the scrap sold together with the estimated wastage of the material in the case of ship breaking activities. Stores are spares are written off at the time of purchase itself in the ship breaking division and no inventory is maintained.

d) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognised only when it can be reliably measured and it is reasonable to expect ultimate collection. Turnover include sale of goods, services , sales tax, service tax, excise duty and sales during trial run period,adjusted for discounts (net) , Value Added Tax(VAT) and gain /loss on corresponding hedge contracts. Dividend income is recognized when right to receive is established. Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

e) Investment

The investment is stated at cost and provision for dimunition, if any, in the value of investment is provided for in the books.

f) Foreign currency transactions.

Purchase in respect of raw materials are accounted for on actual payment basis if the same are made before the year end and/or at the rate of foreign exchange booking are made. In all other cases, the purchases and also the liability in respect of said foreign exchange are stated as converted at the exchnage rate prevalent at the last day of the financial year.

g) Excise Duty & Cenvat

Excise duty is chargeable on production but is payable on clearance of goods. Accordingly excise duty on the goods manufactured by the company is accounted for at the time of their clearance. Excise duty payable is adjusted against the Cenvat credits, to the extent it is available and balance duty is paid and debited to Revenue. h) Retirement Benefits.

The management is of the opinion that since none of the employees of the company were in continuous service of more than five years,making provision of gratuity does not arise.The Management is also of the opinion that the payment of pension Act, is not applicable to the Company.

i) Amortisation of Preliminary Expenditure.

Preliminary expenditure amounting to Rs. 30, 18,523/- has not been written off during the year as the Company is yet to generate revenue from its Power Project. The same will be amortized over a period of 5 years from the year in which revenues are derived from Business Operations. j) Deferred Taxation.

Provision for current tax is made after taking into consideration benefits admissible under the provisions of the Income tax Act 1961. Deffered tax resulting from "timing difference" between taxable and accounting income is accounted for using the tax rates and laws that are enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date.Deffered tax assets is recongised and carreid forward only to the extent that there is a virtual certainty that the asset will be realised in future.

 
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