Mar 31, 2015
Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 10th Annual Report of your Company along with the Audited Statement of Accounts for the Period ended 31st March, 2015
The Directors are pleased to present the 10thAnnual Report on the business and operations of the Company and the accounts for the Financial Year ended March 31, 2015.
1. FINANCIAL SUMMARY OR HIGHLIGHTS / PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY
The Board's Report shall be prepared based on the stand alone financial statements of the Company.
Particulars FINANCIAL YEAR
Sales 135,701,165/- 95,911,188/-
Other Income 0/- 126,467/-
Total Income 135,701,165/- 96,037,655/-
Less: Expenditure 128,582,832/- 90,425,335/-
Profit Before Finance Cost, Depreciation & Tax 71,18,333/- 5,612,320/-
Less: Finance Cost 3,747,705/- 3,961,317/-
Less: Depreciation 1,505,178/- 923,426/-
Net Profit Before Tax 1,865,450/- 727,577/-
Add: Extraordinary Income 0/- 960,612/-
Less :Current Tax Expense 913,159/- 233,474/-
Add/(Less) :Deferred Tax Adjustments 183,389/- 13,771/-
Net Profit After Tax 1,135,680/- 1,440,944/-
2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY'S OPERATIONS DURING THE YEAR/STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIR
During the current period of operation, your company has shown an increase in the revenue to the extent of 41.49 % from Rs 959.11 Lakhs during FY 2013-14 to Rs 1357.01 Lakhs during FY 2014-15. Profit after Tax of the company has decreased to Rs 11.13 lakhs during FY 2014-15 as compared to Rs 14.40 Lakhs during FY 2013-14.
3. FINANCIAL YEAR
This report of Directors along with its Annexure, Management Discussion and Analysis, Corporate Governance Report, Financial Statements along with their Notes are prepared for the period April 01, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (a period of 12 months). Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2(41) of the Companies Act, 2013, a 'financial year' in relation to the Company means the period ending on the 31st day of March every year, in respect whereof financial statement of the Company is made.
Your Company in compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.
4. SHARE CAPITAL
During the period April 01, 2014 to March 31, 2015, there is a change in the Issued, Subscribed and paid up share Capitalof your Company pursuant to bonus issue in the ratio of 18:10 to the shareholders. The Share Capital Audit as per the directives of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is being conducted by Ranjana Mimani& Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries. The Equity Shares of yourCompany are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange in India viz. BSE Limited (BSE)and the Company has entered into Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchange. As per Clause 50C of the SME Listing Agreement, the said Share Capital Audit reports are duly forwarded to the Stock Exchanges where the Company's' Equity Shares are Listed. The paid up Share Capital of the Company stands at Rs. 104,739,880./- (Rupees Ten Crores Forty Seven Lakhs Thirty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Only).
The Company has decided to sustain the growth in line with the long term growth objectives of the Company by retaining the profits and utilizing the same for opportunities in hand, therefore the company does not recommended any dividend.
No Amount has been transferred by the Company to Reserve during the Year.
7. DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to the Directors' Responsibility Statement referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directorsof the Company state thatÂ
a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation and there are no material departures from the same;
b) The Directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments 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 viz. March 31, 2015 and of the profit and loss of the company for that period;
c) The Directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d) The Directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
e) The Directorshad laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively and
f) The Directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
8. PUBLIC DEPOSITS
The Company has neither invited nor accepted any public deposits during the period under review.
9. NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
During the Financial Year 2014-15, the Board of Directors of the Company met 8 times on 30th May 2014, 13th June, 2014, 10th July 2014, 28th July, 2014, 14th October 2014, 12th January, 2015, 30th March 2015 and 31st March, 2015. Frequency and quorum at these meetings were in conformity with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Agreement entered into by the company with the Stock Exchanges. All the Board members and the senior management personnel have affirmed compliance with the Code of Conduct during the year ended on 31st March, 2015.
10. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
As required pursuant to section 92(3) oftheCompaniesAct,2013 and rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, an extract of annual return in MGT 9 as a part of this Annual Report as Annexure I.
11. PARTICULAR OF EMPLOYEES AND RELATED DISCLOSURES
The information required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5 of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 forms part of this report as Annexure II
12. AUDIT COMMITTEE
The composition of Audit Committee is as follows:
Name of Directors Designation in Nature of Committee Directorship
Mr. Vicky Jain Chairman Independent Director
Mr. Shailesh Mistry Member Independent Director
Mr. Madhusudan Lakhotia Member Managing Director
During the Financial Year 2014-15, Audit Committee met 4 times on 30th May,2014, 10th July, 2014, 14th October,2014 and 12thJanuary, 2015.All the recommendations made by the audit committee were accepted by the Board.Frequency and quorum at these meetings were in conformity with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Agreement entered into by the company with the Stock Exchanges.
13. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
All the Independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company viz. Mr. Vicky Jain, Mr. Sajan Choudhary and Mr. Shailesh Mistry, have submitted the declaration of independence as required pursuant to Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013, stating that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Clause 49 of Listing Agreement.
14. NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
The Company follows a policy on "Nomination and Remuneration of Directors, Key managerial Personnel and Senior Management". The Policy adopted by the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee is as per Annexure III.
15. CONTRACTS AND ARRANGEMENT WITHRELATED PARTY
All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were on an arm's length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee as also the Board for approval. The Company has developed a Related Party Transactions Policy for purpose of identification and monitoring of such transactions. None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company. Form AOC 2 is attached as Annexure IV to this report.
16. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
As required under Listing Agreements with the Stock Exchanges, the Management Discussion and Analysis Report is annexed herewith the Annual Report.
17. STATUTORY AUDITORS
The Statutory Auditors of the Company are M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra, Chartered Accountants having ICAI Firm Registration Number 108921W, have audited the Financial Statements of the Company for the period April 01, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The Statutory Auditors were appointed by the members of the Company at the 09th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on July 16, 2014 to audit the Financial Accounts of the Company. Their term in the office of Statutory Auditors concludes at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and pursuant to provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 read along with the applicable rules framed thereunder, M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra are eligible for re-appointment.
M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra have expressed their willingness to get re-appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company and have furnished a certificate of their eligibility and consent under section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules framed thereunder to hold the office of Statutory Auditors of the Company. As per the requirements of the Listing Agreement, M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra have vide letter confirmed that they hold a valid certificate. The Board on recommendation of Audit Committee have recommended the members of the Company, for appointment of M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra, as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a term of 4 years, subject to ratification of members at every consequent Annual General Meeting.
18. SECRETARIAL AUDITORS
The Board of Directors vide their meeting held on March 31, 2015 have appointed M/s R. M Mimani & Associates as Secretarial Auditors to conduct Secretarial Audit for the Financial Year 2014-15.The Secretarial Audit Report issued by M/s R. M Mimani & Associates, Company Secretaries in Practice is self explanatory and does not call for further comments. The Secretarial Audit Report and management reply on qualifications in the said report forms a part of Directors Report in Annexure V.
19. BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT
The Company has a robust Business Risk Management (BRM) framework to identify, evaluate business risks and opportunities. This framework seeks to create transparency, minimize adverse impact on the business objectives and enhance the Company's competitive advantage. The business risk framework defines the risk management approach across the enterprise at various levels including documentation and reporting. The framework has different risk models which help in identifying risks trend, exposure and potential impact analysis at a Company level as also separately for business. The Company has adopted risk management policy.
20. PARTICULARS REGARDING CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
I. Conservation of Energy
Your Company is continuously taking initiatives to ensure the optimum utilization of energy available in day to day operations. Your Company uses energy efficient lighting devices, light fittings to save energy, capacitor bank / devices to maintain power factor which are environment and power efficient.
II. Technology Absorption
Your Company is doing its business by ensuring optimum utilization of its available resources. Your Company has not taken any research & development activity so far.
III. Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo
The Company has not incurred in foreign currency during the financial year 2014-15.
21. CODE OF CONDUCT
The Board has laid down a Code of Conduct for all Board members and senior management personnel of the Company, which is available on website of the company i.e. www.lakhotiapoly.in. The Company has obtained confirmations for the compliance with the said code from all its Board members and senior management personnel for the year ended March, 31, 2015.
22. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
Statements in this Report, Management Discussion and Analysis, Corporate Governance, Notice to the Shareholders or elsewhere in this Annual Report, describing the Company's objectives, projections, estimates and expectations may constitute 'forward looking statement' within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Actual results might differ materially from those either expressed or implied in the statement depending on the Market conditions and circumstances.
23. INTERNAL FINANCIALS CONTROLS
The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements. During the year, such controls were tested and no reportable material weakness were observed.
24. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
Mrs. Jayshree Lakhotia retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting under the applicable provisions of Companies Act, 2013, Mrs. Jayshree Lakhotia being eligible and offering herself for appointment, is proposed to be appointed as an Executive Director.
Mr. Krishna Jhawar, who was appointed as Additional Director, is proposed to be appointed as Director, liable to retire by rotation in the ensuing Annual General Meeting.
Based on the confirmations received from Directors, none of the Directors are disqualified from appointment under Section 164 of the Companies Act 2013.
25. BOARD EVALUATION
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and provisions of the Listing Agreement, the Board has carried out an annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the Directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Audit Compliance Committee , Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relation Committee. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in the Corporate Governance Report.
26. DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
The Company has always believed in providing a safe and harassment free workplace for every individual through various interventions and practices.
The Company always endeavours to create and provide an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment. The Company has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) are covered under this policy
The following is a summary of sexual harassment complaints received and disposed off during the year 2014-15
* Number of complaints received: NIL
* Number of complaints disposed off: NIL
27. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
Particulars of employees as required u/s 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not annexed since there are no employees drawing remuneration of more than R 60,00,000/- per annum during the year under review, if employed for full year or more than R 5,00,000/- per month, if employed for part of the year.
28. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
The Securities and Exchange Board of India vide it's Circular No. CIR/CFD/POLICY CELL/7/2014 dated September 15, 2014, has clarified the applicability of Clause 49 Corporate Governance on Listed Companies, as per the aforesaid circular Clause 49 and it's annexure are not applicable on your Company. However, the Company has made efforts to provide the information in the Director's Report and the Corporate Governance Report as per the Listing Agreement. A report on Corporate Governance is a part of the Annual Report containing the details of Directors remuneration along with the additional information to the extent possible with the Company as a matter of prudence and good governance.
29. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
The Management Discussion and Analysis Report under requirements of Clause 52 of the SME Listing agreement forms part of this Annual Report for the year ended 31st March 2015.
30. AUDITORS' REPORT
The Auditors' Report does not contain any qualification. Notes to Accounts and Auditors remarks in their report are self-explanatory and do not call for any further comments.
31. VIGIL MECHANISM
The Vigil Mechanism of the Company, which also incorporates a whistle blower policy in terms of the Listing Agreement, includes an Ethics & Compliance Task Force comprising senior executives of the Company. Protected disclosures can be made by a whistle blower through an e-mail, or dedicated telephone line or a letter to the Task Force or to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
The Vigil Mechanism / Whistle Blower Policy has been uploaded on the Company's Website i.e www.lakhotiapoly.in
32. PARTICULARS OF LOANS GIVEN, OR INVESTMENTS MADE
Particulars of loans given, investments made, along with the purpose for which the loan or guarantee or security is proposed to be utilized by the recipient are provided in the financial statement (Please refer to the standalone financial statement).
33. HUMAN RESOURCES
Your Company treats its "human resources" as one of its most important assets. Your Company continuously invest in attraction, retention and development of talent on an ongoing basis. A number of programs that provide focused people attention are currently underway. Your Company thrust is on the promotion of talent internally through job rotation and job enlargement.
34. TRANSFER OF AMOUNTS TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND
Your Company did not have any funds lying unpaid or unclaimed for a period of seven years. Therefore there were no funds which were required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF).
35. LISTING WITH STOCK EXCHANGES
The Company is listed on BSE SME segment. The Company confirms that it has paid the Annual Listing Fees for the year 2015-2016 to BSE where the Company's Shares are listed.
The Directors wish to thank and deeply acknowledge the co-operation, assistance and support extended by the Regulatory Authorities, Company's Bankers, Customers, Shareholders and other business constituents during the year under review.
The Directors also wish to place on record their appreciation for all round co-operation and contribution made by employees at all levels.
By Order of the Board of Director
Sd/- Sd/- Date: September 03, 2015 Madhusudhan Lakhotia Jayshree Lakhotia Place: Nashik (Managing Director) (Executive Director)
Mar 31, 2014
The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 9th Annual Report of your Company along with the Audited Statement of Accounts for the Period ended 31st March, 2014
Key Financial Indicators are as under
Particulars FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14 2012-13
Sales 95,911,188/- 70,692,045/-
Other Income 126,467/- 100,500/-
Total Income 96,037,655/- 70,792,545/-
Less: Expenditure 90,425,335/- 64,296,706/-
Profit Before Finance Cost, 5,612,320/- 6,495,839/- Depreciation & Tax
Less: Finance Cost 3,961,317/- 4,006,720/-
Less: Depreciation 923,426/- 923,335/-
Net Profit Before Tax 727,577/- 1,565,784/-
Add: Extraordinary Income 960,612/- -
Less :Current Tax Expense 233,474/- 499,735/-
Less :Deferred Tax Adjustments 13,771/- 62,231/-
Net Profit After Tax 1,440,944/- 1,003,818/-
RESULTS OF OPERATION REVIEW:
During the current period of operation, your company has shown a increase in the revenue to the extent of 35.67 % from 706.92 Lakhs during FY 2012-13 to Rs 959.11 Lakhs during FY 2013-14. Profit after Tax of the company has increased to Rs 14.41 lakhs during FY 2013-14 as compared to Rs 10.03 Lakhs during FY 2012-13.
The Company has decided to sustain the growth in line with the long term growth objectives of the Company by retaining the profits and utilizing the same for opportunities in hand, therefore the board does not recommended any dividend.
During the year, the company did not have any Employee covered under section 217 (2A) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with the Companies ( Particulars of Employees ) Rules, 1975 and therefore no particulars are required to be furnished.
Your Company''s work force and management have been working with mutual respect, co-operation and understanding. The Board wishes to appreciate the efforts put in by all the categories of employees towards the progress achieved by the Company during the year.
In terms of the provisions Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Harish Khajanchi, Director retire at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and is being eligible to offer himself for re-appointment at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.
In terms of the provision of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Articles of Association of the Company Mr. Shailesh Mistry, Director retire at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. The Company has received requisite notices in writing from members proposing Mr. Shailesh Mistry for appointment as Independent Director.
In terms of the provision of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Articles of Association of the Company the tenure of Mr. Vicky Jain, Director is liable to determination by retirement of Directors by rotation and in respect of which the Company has received requisite notices in writing from members proposing Mr. Shailesh Mistry for appointment as Independent Director for a tenure of five years.
The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of independence as prescribed both under sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and under Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges.
Based on the confirmations received from Directors, none of the Directors are disqualified from appointment under Section 164 of the Companies Act 2013.
The Auditors M/s. Sabadra & Sabadra, Chartered Accountants, retire at the forthcoming General Meeting and being eligible for re-appointment, the Company has received a certificate from the auditors to the effect that their re-appointment, if made, would be within the prescribed limits under Section 224 (1B) of the Companies Act 1956.
The company has not accepted any deposit within the meaning of the section 58A of the Companies Act, 1956.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:
As required under Clause 52 of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchange, the Management Discussion and Analysis of the financial condition and results of operations of the Company under review, is annexed and forms an integral part of the Director''s Report.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO:
The information pursuant to section 217(1) (e) of the Companies (Disclosures of Particulars in the report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 is as under;
A. Conservation Of Energy:
Power Consumption 2013-14 2012-13
Electricity Consumption (in units) 365186 279686
Total Amount (in Rs'') 2332620 2186527/-
Rate/Unit (in RS) 6.94/- 7.81/-
The company has been continuously attempting to create a conscious awareness against excessive consumption and wastage at all levels.
Consumption per unit of Production 2013-14 2012-13
Total Amount (in Rs) 65006394 51181548
Total Production (in kgs.) 230670 217486
Rate/mts (in Rs) 281.82 235.33
B. Technology Absorption, Research & Development:
The company has incurred expenditure towards quality management, quality control, and to improve the production capacity. The company has also undertaken cost reduction and cost control program to manage and reduce the cost of production.
C. Foreign Exchange Earning / Outgo: Nil.
The company''s shares are listed on the SME platform of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE Ltd.). The company has paid the necessary listing fees of BSE Ltd. for the year 2014-15.
A report on Corporate Governance along with a Certificate from the Auditors of the Company regarding the compliance with conditions of Corporate Governance as also the Management Discussion and Analysis Report as stipulated under Clause 52 of the Listing Agreement are annexed o this Report.
DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to the requirements of the provisions of Section 217(2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956, your Directors confirms as under:
i. That in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards has been followed along with proper explanation relation to material departure, if any;
ii. That the directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments 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 i.e., March 31, 2014 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;
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 and detaching fraud and other irregularities;
iv. That the directors have prepared the annual accounts on going concern basis. Acknowledgements:
The Directors wish to thank and deeply acknowledge the co-operation, assistance and support extended by various Government Authorities, Company''s Bankers, Dealers, Vendors, Customers, Suppliers, Shareholders, Stock Exchange and others who have supported the company during its difficult time and hope to receive their continued support.
The Directors also wish to place on record their appreciation for the all round co-operation and contribution made by employees at all levels.
For and behalf of the Board of Directors LAKHOTIA POLYESTERS (INDIA) LIMITED
Sd/- Sd/- Place : Nashik Madhusudan Lakhotia Jayshree Lakhotia Date : 30.05.2013 Chairman & Managing Director Executive Director