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Accounting Policies of McDowell Holdings Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2016

CORPORATE INFORMATION:

In terms of a Composite Scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, the investment business of McDowell & Company Limited (now known as United Spirits Limited), was demerged into McDowell India Spirits Limited (now known as McDowell Holdings Limited) with retrospective effect from the opening hours of April 1, 2005. As a part of the Scheme, the name of the Company was changed from McDowell India Spirits Limited to McDowell Holdings Limited.

The Company has obtained registration from the Reserve Bank of Indi a, to carry on the business of a Non Banking (Non Deposit accepting) Financial Company. Presently, the company is engaged in the business of investment and financing.

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES i. Basis for preparation of financial statements:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as prescribed under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act’) read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2015 as amended.

ii. Use of estimates :

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

iii. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

iv. Fixed Assets :

Fixed Assets are stated at their original cost of acquisition and subsequent improvement thereto including taxes, duties, freight and other incidental expenses relating to acquisition and installation of such assets.

v. Depreciation:

Depreciation is allocated over the useful life of an asset as specified in Schedule II of the Companies Act, 2013 on written down value method.

vi. Revenue recognition:

Revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company’s right to receive payment is established.

ii. Security commission and Interest income are recognized on accrual basis.

vii. Provision and contingencies:

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

viii. Tax expense:

Tax expense comprises of current tax. Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

Deferred tax is recognized on timing differences between the accounting income and the taxable income for the year and quantified using the tax rates and laws enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date.

Deferred tax assets are recognized and carried forward to the extent that there is reasonable / virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax asset can be realized.

ix. Segmental reporting :

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.

x. Employee Benefit

These are plans in which the Company pays pre-defined amounts to separate funds and does not have any legal or informal obligation to pay additional sums. These comprise of contributions to the employees’ provident fund and Employees’ Pension Scheme with the government. The Company’s payments to the defined contribution plans are recognized as expenses during the period in which the employees perform the services that the payment covers.


Mar 31, 2014

I. Basis for preparation of financial statements:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

ii. Use of estimates :

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

iii. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

iv. Revenue recognition:

Revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company''s right to receive payment is established. ii. Security commission and interest income are recognized on accrual basis.

v. Provision and contingencies:

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

vi. Tax expense:

Tax expense comprises of current tax. Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

Deferred tax is recognized on timing differences between the accounting income and the taxable income for the year and quantified using the tax rates and laws enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date.

Deferred tax assets are recognized and carried forward to the extent that there is reasonable / virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax asset can be realized.

vii. Segmental reporting :

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.

viii. Employee Benefit :

a. Defined-contribution plans

These are plans in which the Company pays pre-defined amounts to separate funds and does not have any legal or informal obligation to pay additional sums. These comprise of contributions to the employees'' provident fund and Employees'' Pension Scheme. The Company''s payments to the defined contribution plans are recognized as expenses during the period in which the employees perform the services that the payment covers.

b. Terms and rights attached to equity shares

The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting. The rights of shareholder is governed by the Articles of Association of the Company and the Companies Act, 2013.

a. Nature of security and terms of repayment for secured borrowings

Nature of security Terms of repayment

Loan from ECL Finance Limited amounting to Rs. 500 Repayable on March 30th 2016; Rate of Million (Previous Year Rs. Nil million) is secured by interest @ 19.02% p.a the pledge of 27,36,000 Shares of United Breweries Limited.

Note :-

10,036,000 shares of United Breweries Limited are under pledge to secure the borrowing availed by the company as well as Group Companies. The carrying cost of such investments is 275.18 million and the market value is 8,244.07 million


Mar 31, 2013

I. Basis for preparation of financial statements:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

ii. Use of estimates :

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

iii. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

iv. Revenue recognition:

Revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company''s right to receive payment

is established. ii. Security commission and interest income are recognized on accrual basis.

v. Provision and contingencies:

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

vi. Tax expense:

Tax expense comprises of current tax. Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

vii. Segmental reporting :

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.

viii. Employee Benefit :

a. Defined-contribution plans

These are plans in which the Company pays pre-defined amounts to separate funds and does not have any legal or informal obligation to pay additional sums. These comprise of contributions to the employees'' provident fund and Employees'' Pension Scheme with the government. The Company''s payments to the defined contribution plans are recognized as expenses during the period in which the employees perform the services that the payment covers.


Mar 31, 2012

I. Basis for preparation of financial statements:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

ii. Use of estimates :

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

iii. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

iv. Revenue recognition:

All revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company's right to receive payment is established.

ii. Security commission and interest income is recognized on accrual basis.

v. Provision and contingencies:

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

vi. Tax expense:

Tax expense comprises of current tax. Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

vii. Segmental reporting :

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.

viii. Employee Benefit :

a. Defined-contribution plans

These are plans in which the Company pays pre-defined amounts to separate funds and does not have any legal or informal obligation to pay additional sums. These comprise of contributions to the employees' provident fund and Employees' Pension Scheme with the government. The Company's payments to the defined contribution plans are recognized as expenses during the period in which the employees perform the services that the payment covers.


Mar 31, 2011

A. Basis for preparation

1. Accounting Convention:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

2. Use of estimates :

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

1. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

2. Revenue recognition:

All revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company’s right to receive payment is established.

ii. Security commission and interest income is recognized on accrual basis.

3. Provision and contingencies:

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

4. Tax expense:

Tax expense represents current tax and computed in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

5. Segmental reporting:

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.


Mar 31, 2010

A. Basis for preparation

1. Accounting Convention:

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, having due regard to the fundamental accounting assumptions of going concern, consistency, accrual and in compliance with the mandatory accounting standards as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

2. Use of estimates :

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

1. Investments:

Investments are stated at cost. Permanent decline in the value of long-term investments is recognized. Temporary declines in the value of long-term investments are ignored.

2. Revenue recognition:

All revenues are generally recognized on accrual basis except where there is an uncertainty of ultimate realization.

i. Dividend from investment in shares is recognized as and when the company’s right to receive payment is established.

ii. Security commission and interest income is recognized on accrual basis.

3. Provision and contingencies:

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

4. Tax expense:

Tax expense comprises of current tax. Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act.

5. Segmental reporting:

The operations of the company are divided into investment and financial services. Accordingly, the primary segment reporting comprises the performance under these segments.

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