Mar 31, 2015
The Directors have pleasure in presenting their 24th Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts of the Company for the Year ended March 31, 2015.
Particulars March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
Receipt from Operations 6676.23 5699.30
Profit before depreciation & taxes 1359.39 1139.47
Less: Depreciation 112.72 89.90
Profit Before Tax 1246.67 1049.57
Less: Provision for:
(a) Income Tax 419.13 356.33
(b) Deferred Tax (16.80) (14.83)
Profit after tax 844.34 708.07
Add: Balance brought forward from last year 2148.56 1514.07
Profit available for appropriation 2992.90 2222.14
Adjustment for Depreciation 0.04 -
Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares - 62.89
Provision for Tax on Proposed Equity Dividend - 10.69
Balance carried to Balance sheet 2992.86 2148.56
The company does not propose to transfer any amount to the General Reserves. An amount of Rs. 2992.86 Lacs is proposed to be retained in the statement of Profit & Loss.
Gross revenues increased to Rs. 6676.23 Lacs, a growth of around 17.14% against Rs. 5699.30 Lacs in the previous year. Profit before depreciation and taxation is Rs. 1359.39 lacs against Rs. 1139.47 Lacs in the previous year. After providing for depreciation and taxation of Rs. 112.72 Lacs & Rs. 402.33 Lacs respectively, the net profit of the Company for the year under review was placed at Rs. 844.34 Lacs as against Rs. 708.07 lacs in the previous year.
In spite of tough market conditions and very high levels of competition the company's turnover in terms of value has increased by 17.14% during the year under review and Profit after tax has increased by 19.24%.
Your Directors regret for not recommending any dividend for the year under review. The directors foresee to make further expansions in business and for this, the profits are ploughed back.
The paid up equity capital as on March 31, 2015 was Rs.2,515.50 Lacs. The company has not issued any shares with differential voting rights nor granted stock options nor sweat equity during the year under review.
Cash and cash equivalents as at March 31, 2015 was Rs.539.93 lacs. The company continues to focus on judicious management of its working capital, Receivables and inventories. Other working capital parameters were kept under strict check through continuous monitoring.
Your Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
The company has not given any loans or guarantees covered under the provisions of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.
The details of the investments made by company are given in the notes to the financial statements.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY:
The Company has an Internal Control System, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. The scope and authority of the Internal Audit function is defend in the Internal Audit Manual. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board & to the Managing Director.
The Internal Audit Department monitors and evaluates the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in the Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies at all locations of the Company. Based on the report of internal audit function, process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant audit observations and recommendations along with corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVES
As part of its initiatives under "corporate social responsibility" (CSR), the company has contributed funds for the schemes for promotion of education & health in the form of Yoga. The contributions in this regard have been made to the registered trust which is undertaking these schemes.
The Annual Report on CSR activities is annexed herewith as: Annexure A
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY:
a) Company ensures that the operations are conducted in the manner whereby optimum utilization and maximum possible savings of energy is achieved.
b) No specific investment has been made in reduction in energy consumption.
c) As the impact of measures taken for conservation and optimum utilization of energy are not quantitative, its impact on cost cannot be stated accurately.
d) Since the Company does not fall under the list of industries, which should furnish this information in Form A annexed to the aforesaid Rules, the question of furnishing the same does not arise.
The Company doesn't have any in-house R & D Facilities. The Company has not imported any technology during the year under review.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS, IF ANY, AFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY WHICH HAVE OCCURRED BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR OF THE COMPANY TO WHICH THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELATE AND THE DATE OF REPORT
Management does not perceive any material changes occurred subsequent to the close of Financial year as on 31.03.2015 and before the date of Report dated 29.05.2015 affecting financial position of the company in any substantial manner.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUT-GO:
During the period under review there was no foreign exchange earnings or out flow.
During the year under review, your Company enjoyed cordial relationship with employees at all levels.
Director Sri Sumanta Dey (DIN 00647680) retires by rotation and, being eligible, offers himself for re appointment.
Sri Sumanta Dey was appointed as Non Executive Director liable for retirement by rotation in the last A.G.M. in September 2014. The Board now recommends the appointment of Sri Sumanta Dey as Non Executive Director directors.
Sri Tanmoy Shome, (DIN: 01286496) was appointed as non executive independent director of the company to hold office for a period of five consecutive years w.e.f 25.09.2014.
Sri Sumanta Biswas, (DIN 02243349) an independent director submitted his resignation to the Board on March 30, 2015 due to pre occupation. The same was accepted by the Board in its meeting held on March 30, 2015. The Board hereby places on record its sincere thanks and gratitude for the invaluable contribution made by him towards the growth and development of the company during his tenure as a director. The Board also on behalf of the members wishes him successful life ahead.
Sri Sujay Bhattacherjee (DIN 01759843) an independent director submitted his resignation to the Board on August 01, 2014 due to pre occupation w.e.f September 25, 2014. The same was accepted by the Board in its meeting held on August 08, 2014. The Board hereby places on record its sincere thanks and gratitude for the invaluable contribution made by him towards the growth and development of the company during his tenure as a director. The Board also on behalf of the members wishes him successful life ahead.
Sri Sushanto Dey, (DIN 00647894) a non executive director submitted his resignation to the Board on March 06, 2015 due to pre occupation. The same was accepted by the Board in its meeting held on March 30, 2015. The Board hereby places on record its sincere thanks and gratitude for the invaluable contribution made by him towards the growth and development of the company during his tenure as a director. The Board also on behalf of the members wishes him successful life ahead.
All independent directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the Board has carried out an evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Appointment & Remuneration Committees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in the Corporate Governance Report.
The Board has, on the recommendation of the Appointment & Remuneration Committee framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors, Senior Management and their remuneration. The Remuneration Policy is stated in the Corporate Governance Report.
A calendar of Meetings is prepared and circulated in advance to the Directors.
During the year ten Board Meetings and four Audit Committee Meetings were convened and held. The details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.
DIRECTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
In terms of Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the directors would like to state that:
i) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed.
ii) The directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that were reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit or loss of the Company for the year under review.
iii) The directors have 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.
iv) The directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.
v) The directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
vi) The directors had devised proper system to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such system were adequate and operating effectively.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were on arm's length basis and were in the ordinary course of the business. There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the company with Promoters, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have potential conflict with interest of the company at large.
The Company does not have any subsidiary.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Board of Directors has approved a Code of Conduct which is applicable to the Members of the Board and all employees in the course of day to day business operations of the company. The Company believes in "Zero Tolerance" against bribery, corruption and unethical dealings / behaviour of any form and the Board has laid down the directives to counter such acts. The code laid down by the Board is known as "code of business conduct" which forms an Appendix to the Code. The Code has been posted on the Company's website www.sreeleathers.com.
The Code lays down the standard procedure of business conduct which is expected to be followed by the Directors and the designated employees in their business dealings and in particular on matters relating to integrity in the work place, in business practices and in dealing with stakeholders. The Code gives guidance through examples on the expected behaviour from an employee in a given situation and the reporting structure.
All the Board Members and the Senior Management personnel have confirmed compliance with the Code. All Management Staff were given appropriate training in this regard.
VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY:
The Company has a vigil mechanism named Fraud and Risk Management Policy to deal with instance of fraud and mismanagement, if any.
In staying true to our values of Strength, Performance and Passion and in line with our vision of being one of the most respected companies in India, the Company is committed to the high standards of Corporate Governance and stakeholder responsibility.
The Company has a Fraud Risk and Management Policy to deal with instances of fraud and mismanagement, if any. The FRM Policy ensures that strict confidentiality is maintained whilst dealing with concerns and also that no discrimination will be meted out to any person for a genuinely raised concern. A high level Committee has been constituted which looks into the complaints raised. The Committee reports to the Audit Committee and the Board.
PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING:
The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading with a view to regulate trading in securities by the Directors and designated employees of the Company. The Code requires pre-clearance for dealing in the Company's shares and prohibits the purchase or sale of Company shares by the Directors and the designated employees while in possession of unpublished price sensitive information in relation to the Company and during the period when the Trading Window is closed. The Board is responsible for implementation of the Code.
All Directors and the designated employees have confirmed compliance with the Code.
Disclosure under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013:
The Company has in place an Anti harassment policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complaint Committee are set up at shop floor level to redress complaints received regularly and are monitored by women line supervisors who directly report to the Managing Director. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) are covered under the policy. There was no compliant received from any employee during the financial year 2014-15 and hence no complaint is outstanding as on 31.03.2015 for redressal.
AUDITOR'S REPORT / SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT:
The observation made in the Auditors' Report read together with relevant notes thereon are self explanatory and hence, do not call for any further comments under Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013.
As required under section 204 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 the Company has obtained a secretarial audit report. The Secretarial Audit Report read together with relevant notes thereon are self explanatory and hence, do not call for any further comments.
The Auditors K.Rungta & Co., Chartered Accountants, retire at the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible offer themselves for re-appointment.
Pursuant to provisions of section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 the company has appointed SA & Associates, a firm of company Secretaries in practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit report is annexed herewith as "Annexure B"
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT-9 is annexed herewith as "Annexure C".
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT:
Pursuant to section 134 (3) (n) of the Companies Act, 2013 & Clause 49 of the listing agreement, the company has constituted a business risk management committee. The details of the committee and its terms of reference are set out in the corporate governance report forming part of the Boards report.
At present the company has not identified any element of risk which may threaten the existence of the company.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES:
The information required under section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder, as amended has given in the annexure appended hereto and form part of this report. The company does not have any employees who were employed throughout the year and were in receipt of remuneration of more than Rs. 60.00 lacs per annum or employed for part of the year and were in receipt of remuneration of more than Rs. 5.00 lacs per month.
EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION:
The company has not given any employee stock option scheme during the financial year 2014- 15. Previous year: Nil
PARTICULARS PURSUANT TO SECTION 197(12) AND THE RELEVANT RULES:
a) The ratio of remuneration of each director to the median employee's remuneration for the financial year and such other details as prescribed is as given below:
Satya Brata Dey (Managing Director) 9.95:1
Sujay Bhattacherjee (Chief Financial Officer) 1.98:1
Bijoy Kumar Roy (Company Secretary) 2.07:1
For this purpose, Sitting fees paid to the Directors have not been considered as remuneration.
b) The % increase in the remuneration of each director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Company Secretary or Manager, if any, in the financial year:
Satya Brata Dey (Managing Director) 100.00%
Bijoy Kumar Roy (Company Secretary) 28.42%
c) The % increase in the median remuneration of employees in the financial year: 106%.
d) The number of permanent employees on the rolls of company: 62.
e) The explanation on the relationship between average increase in remuneration and company performance; The Company's PAT has grown from Rs. 708.07 lacs to Rs. 844.34 lacs an increase of 19.24% against which the average increase in remuneration is 106%, and this increase is aligned with the Compensation Policy of the company.
f) Comparison of the remuneration of the Director and Key Managerial Personnel against the performance of the company: The increase in remuneration to the Directors, key managerial persons as well as employees of the company are based on a annual review mechanism which takes care of the individual performance of the employee as well as the overall growth of the company.
g) Variations in the market capitalization of the company, price earnings ratio as at the closing date of the current financial year and previous financial year.
Particulars March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014 % Change
Market Capitalization (Rs. In 462.85 690.50 -32.96 Crs)
Price Earnings Ratio 54.76 97.68 -43.93
h) Percentage increase or decrease in the market quotations of the shares of the company in comparison to the rate at which the company came out with the last public offer:
Market Price as on March 31, 2015 Rs.184.00
Price at the time of public issue of 18,10,200 equity shares made in the Rs. 10.00 fiscal 1997 Â 1998.
% increase of market price over the price at the time of public issue 1840%
Closing share price of ordinary shares at BSE Ltd. has been used for the above table.
i) Average percentile increase already made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in the last financial year and its comparison with the percentile increase in the managerial remuneration and justification thereof and any exceptional circumstances for increase in the managerial remuneration: Average increase in remuneration is 106% for Employees other than Managerial Personnel & 100% for Sri Satyabrata Dey, Managing Director, 28.42% Sri Bijoy Kumar Roy, Company Secretary. Sri Sujay Bhattacherjee, Chief Financial Officer of the company has been inducted during the year hence his percent increase has not been given.
j) The key parameters for any variable component of remuneration availed by the directors: There is no variable component for any director, key managerial personnel as well as any employee of the company during the financial year.
k) The ratio of the remuneration of the highest paid director to that of the employees who are not directors but receive remuneration in excess of the highest paid director during the year: Not Applicable.
l) Affirmation that the remuneration is as per the remuneration policy of the company: The remuneration for Managing Director, KMP and rest of employees is as per the remuneration policy of the company.
m) Comparison of each remuneration of the key managerial personnel against the performance of the company:
Sri Satya brata Dey, Sri Sujay Bhattacherjee, Sri Bijoy Kumar Roy, Com- Managing Director Chief Financial Officer pany Secretary
Remuneration in Fiscal 18.00 1.55 3.75 2015 (in lacs)
Revenue (in lacs) 6676.23
Remuneration as % of 0.27 0.02 0.06 revenue
Profit / (loss) before Tax (in 1246.67 lacs)
Remuneration (as % of 1.44 0.12 0.30 PBT)
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS REPORTS:
The Corporate Governance and Management Discussion & Analysis Report, which form an integral part of this Report, are set out as separate Annexure, together with the Certificate from the auditors of the Company regarding compliance with the requirements of Corporate Governance as stipulated in Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.
Your Company and its Directors wish to extend their sincere thanks to the Members of the Company, Bankers, State Government, Local Bodies, Customers, Suppliers, Executives, Staff and workers at all levels for their continuous co- operation and assistance.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Kolkata Sumanta Dey
May 29, 2015 Director
Mar 31, 2013
To The Members of Sreeleathers Limited
The Directors are pleased to present herewith the 22nd Annual Report of the Company together with Audited Accounts for the financial year ended 31st March, 2013.
1. FINANCIAL RESULT
(Rs. In Lacs) Financial Year Financial Year 2012- 2013 2011 - 2012
Receipt from Operations 5345.82 4427.15
Profit Before Depreciation and Taxes 1153.27 774.52
Less: Depreciation 88.12 87.99
Profit Before Tax 1065.15 686.53
Less : Provision for
(a) Income tax 342.01 238.92
(b) Earlier year Taxes Paid NIL 9.76
(c) Deferred tax (14.31) (13.06)
Profit after tax 737.45 450.91
Add: Brought forward from last year 849.71 457.27
Profit Available for Appropriation 1587.16 908.18
Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares 62.89 50.31
Excess Tax Provision written back
Provision for Tax on Proposed Equity Div. 10.20 8.16
Balance Carried Forward to Balance sheet 1514.07 849.71
The Directors recommend Dividend @ 2.5% per equity Share for the year ended 31st March, 2013, on 2,51,55,012 nos. equity Share of Rs. 10/- each. The Dividend pay-out including Corporate Dividend Tax of Rs. 10.2 Lacs will be Rs. 73.09 Lacs as compared to Dividend pay-out including Corporate Dividend Tax of Rs. 8.16 Lacs were Rs. 58.47Lacs in the immediate preceding previous year.
3. PUBLIC DEPOSITS
The Company has not accepted any public deposit within the meaning of provisions of Section 58A and 58AA of the Companies Act, 1956 and there is no outstanding deposit due for re-payment.
Mr. Sushanto Dey and Mr. Sujay Bhattacherjee who retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible offer themselves for reappointment.
5. DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to provisions of Section 217 (2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956 the Directors confirm that:
(i) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
(ii) Appropriate accounting policies have been selected and the directors have 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 2012-2013 and of the profit and loss of the Company for the period;
(iii) Proper and sufficient care has been taken 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;
(iv) The annual accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis.
6. AUDITORS & AUDITOR'' S REPORT
K. RUNGTA & CO., Chartered Accountants, retire at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment as Statutory Auditor of the Company. They have furnished the necessary certificate of their eligibility under section 224 (1) (B) of the Companies Act, 1956. The notes to accounts referred to in the Auditors'' Report are self-explanatory and, therefore do not call for any further comments.
7. REPORT OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the stock exchange, a separate section on Corporate Governance is enclosed herewith which forms part of the Annual Report. A Certificate from the Auditors of the Company on Compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated under the Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement is annexed to this Report.
8. CASH FLOW ANALYSIS
The Cash Flow Statement for the year under review in terms of Clause 32 of the Listing Agreement is annexed.
9. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING AND OUTGO
Conservation of Energy
The scope for conservation of energy is limited in the type of industry in which your company is engaged. However, the Company continues to accord high priority to conservation of energy by opting for more power effective replacements of equipments and electrical installation. No specific investment proposals are envisaged.
Form '' A'' of Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 is not applicable as our industry is not included in the Schedule to the said Rules.
The Company doesn'' t have any in-house R & D Facilities. The Company has not imported any technology during the year under review.
Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo
No Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo for the Company.
10. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
As required under Section 217(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with the Companies (Particulars of Employees ) Rules, 1975, the company has no employees who were in receipt of the remuneration of Rs. 60,00,000/- or more per annum during the year ended 31st March, 2013 or Rs. 5,00,000/- or more per month during any part of the said year.
The Directors accept and convey their sincere appreciation to all employees of the Company for their continued dedication and commitment to achieving the results of the Company. The Directors also acknowledge and are grateful to the Bankers, Government Authorities, Shareholders, Vendors and other Stakeholders for their continued support, confidence and cooperation in the performance of the Company.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
(Satya Brata Dey)
Place : Kolkata
Date : 2nd September, 2013