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Accounting Policies of Store One Retail India Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2015

I) Fixed Assets Recognition /measurement

(a) Tangible Assets:

Tangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less accumulated depreciation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition and installation.

(b) Intangible Assets:

Intangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less any accumulated amortisation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition.

(c) Capital work in progress

Cost of fixed assets under construction are disclosed under capital work-in-progress. Advances paid towards acquisition or construction of fixed assets or intangible assets is included as capital advances under long term loans and advances.

ii) Depreciation / Amortisation

a) Till the year ended March 31, 2014, depreciation rates prescribed under Schedule XIV of Companies Act, 1956 were used for charging depreciation. From the current year, schedule XIV has been replaced by Schedule II of Companies Act, 2013. Schedule II of Companies Act, 2013 prescribed the useful lives of fixed asset which, in many cases, are different from lives prescribed under Schedule XIV.

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on the straight-line method, computed on the basis of useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013, on a pro-rata basis from the date the asset is ready to put to use subject to transitional provisions of Schedule II.

b) Intangible assets are amortized over the expected useful life from the date the assets are available for use, as mentioned below:

Description of asset : Estimated life

Computer softwares 4 years

iii) Impairment of Assets

At each reporting date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired, based on internal or external factors. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset or the cash generating unit. If such recoverable amount of the asset or cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the statement of profit and loss. If, at the reporting date there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount. Impairment losses previously recognized are accordingly reversed in the statement of profit and loss.

iv) Investments

Investments are classified as non-current or current investments, based on management's intention. Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as non-current investments.

Current investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Non-current investments are stated at cost less provision for diminution in their value, other than temporary, if made in the financial statements.

v) 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. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognized :

a) Revenue from sale of goods/value added construction material is recognized when all the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have been passed to the buyer, usually on delivery of goods. The company collects all relevant applicable taxes etc. on behalf of the Statutory Authorites and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

b) Revenue from equipment hiring services (including relevant manpower and supervision) is recognised when services is performed ,usually on a time proportion basis as per the terms of the contract. The Company collects applicable taxes on behalf of Statutory Authorities and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

c) Revenue from Facility Maintenance Services and other related activities are recognised pro-rata over the period of contract as and when services are rendered. The Company collects applicable taxes on behalf of Statuory Authorities and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

d) Interest income is recognized on time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and rate applicable.

e) Dividend income on equity shares is recognized when the right to receive the dividend is unconditionally established.

f) Profit on sale of investments is recognized on the date of the transaction of sale and is computed as excess of sale proceeds over its carrying amount as at the date of sale.

vi) Inventories

Inventories are valued at cost or net realizable value, whichever is lower. Cost of inventories is determined using the weighted average cost method and includes purchase price, and all direct costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

vii) Foreign Currency Transactions

a) Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction to the foreign currency account.

b) Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are converted to reporting currency using the closing rate. Non monetary items denominated in a foreign currency which are carried at historical cost are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non-monetary items which are carried at fair value or any other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the values were determined.

c) Exchange Rate Differences

Exchange differences arising on monetary items on settlement, or restatement as at reporting date, at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded, are recognized in the statement of profit and loss in the year in which they arise except those arising from investments in non-integral operations.

Exchange differences arising on monetary items that in substance forms part of the Company's net investment in a non-integral foreign operation are accumulated in a foreign currency translation reserve in the financial statements until the disposal of the net investment, at which time they are recognized in the statement of profit and loss.

ix) Taxes on Income

Current tax is determined as the tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and is computed in accordance with relevant tax regulations.

Deferred tax resulting from timing differences between taxable income and accounting income is accounted for at the current rate of tax/substantively enacted tax rates as at reporting date, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallize.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised where realisation is reasonably certain whereas in case of carried forward losses or unabsorbed depreciation, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is a virtual certainty of realisation backed by convincing evidence that such deferred tax assets will be realized. Deferred Tax Assets are reviewed for the appropriateness of their respective carrying values at each reporting date.

x) Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Cost

Stock based compensation expense are recognized in accordance with the guidance note on 'Accounting for employee share based payments' issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ('ICAI'), which establishes financial accounting and reporting principles for employee share based payment plans. Employee stock compensation costs are measured based on intrinsic value of the stock options on the grant date. The compensation expense is amortized over the vesting period of the options.

xi) Leases

Lease payments under operating leases are recognised as expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss over the lease term.

xii) Employee benefits

Short-term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year in which the related service is rendered. The Company's contribution to Employee Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance Schemes (defined contribution schemes) is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Post employment and other long term employee benefits for its eligible employees are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss, for the year in which the employee has rendered services. The Company has unfunded defined benefit plans, namely compensated absences and gratuity the liability for which is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation, conducted on annual basis, by an independent actuary, in accordance with Accounting Standard 15 (Revised 2005) - "Employee Benefits" the expense is recognized at the present value of the amount payable determined using actuarial valuation techniques. Actuarial gains or losses are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss as income or expenses.

xiii) Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation, as a result of past events, and when a reliable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for:

a) Possible obligations which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the Company or,

b) Present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made.

Contingent assets are not recognized in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of income that may never be realized.

xiv) Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition or construction of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of the cost of such assets in accordance with notified Accounting Standard 16 "Borrowing costs". A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to the statement of profit and loss as incurred.

xv) Earnings Per Equity Share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders (after deducting attributable taxes) 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 including a bonus issue.

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.

xvi) Share issue Expenses

Share issue expenses are adjusted against securities premium account to the extent of balance available and thereafter, the balance portion is charged off to the Statement of Profit and Loss, as incurred.

xvii) Segment Reporting

The company identifies primary based on the dominant sources, nature of risk & returns and internal organisation and management structure. The operating segments are the segments for which the separate financial information is available and for which operating profit /loss amount are evaluated regularly by the executive management in performance assessment and decision making with regard to resource allocation.

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies adopted for preparation of Financial information as disclosed in Significant Accounting above.

xviii) Preliminary expenses

Preliminary expenses are adjusted against securities premium account (net of tax) to the extent of balance available and thereafter, the balance portion is charged off to the statement of profit and loss, as incurred.




Mar 31, 2014

I) Fixed Assets

(a) Tangible Assets:

Tangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less accumulated depreciation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition and installation.

(b) Intangible Assets:

Intangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less any accumulated amortisation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition,including incidental expenses related to such acquisition.

(c) Capital work in progress:

Cost of fixed assets under construction are disclosed under capital work-in-progress. Advances paid towards acquisition or construction of fixed assets or intangible assets is included as capital advances under long term loans and advances.

ii) Depreciation / Amortisation

a) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets is provided on straight-line method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. Depreciation on additions to fixed assets is provided on pro-rata basis from the date the asset is put to use. Depreciation on sale / deduction from fixed asset is provided for up to the date of sale / deduction, as the case may be. Assets costing upto Rs. 5,000 are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

b) Intangible assets consisting of Computer Software are amortised on a straight line basis over a period of four years from the date when the assets are available for use.

iii) Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each reporting 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. The recoverable amount is higher of, an asset''s net selling price and its value in use. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. If at the reporting date there is an indication that if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount and Impairment Losses previously recognized are accordingly reversed.

iv) Investments

Investments are classified as long term or current investments. Long term investments are stated at cost. Provision for diminution in the value of long term investments is made only if such a decline is other than temporary in the opinion of the management. Current investments are stated at the lower of cost or fair value.

v) 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. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognized :

a) Revenue from sale of goods/value added construction material is recognized when all the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have been passed to the buyer, usually on delivery of goods. The company collects all relevant applicable taxes like sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT) etc. on behalf of the government and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

b) Revenue from maintenance contracts and renting of equipments are recognised on pro-rata basis over the period of contract as and when services are rendered. The Company collects service tax on behalf of government and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

c) Interest income from fixed deposits is recognized on accrual basis.

d) Dividend income on equity shares is recognized when the right to receive the dividend is unconditionally established.

e) Profit on sale of investments is recognized on the date of the transaction of sale and is computed as excess of sale proceeds over its carrying amount as at the date of sale.

f) Tour & Travel income is recognise on the basis of confirm booking of ticket/hotel net of cancellation and commission/ incentive on a mercantile basis.

g) Concessionaire income earned from sales made by third parties under such arrangements is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss as other income under the head Concessionaire Income. The ownership in goods/ merchandise of third parties under concessionaire arrangements does not pass to the Company.

vi) Inventories

Inventories are valued at cost or estimated net realizable value, whichever is lower. Cost of inventories is determined using the weighted average cost method and includes purchase price, and all direct costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

Goods / Merchandise received under concessionaire arrangements or in respect of third party sales counters, belong to such consignees / third parties, and are accordingly excluded from the Company''s inventories.

vii) Provision for Shrinkages and Shortages

Provisions for Shrinkages and Shortages are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss based on historical data and management estimates. Actual shrinkages and shortages are adjusted against such provisions.

viii) Foreign Currency Transactions

a) Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction to the foreign currency amount.

b) Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are converted to reporting currency using the closing rate. Non monetary items denominated in a foreign currency which are carried at historical cost are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non-monetary items which are carried at fair value or any other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the values were determined.

c) Exchange Rate Differences

Exchange Rate differences arising on the settlement/conversion of monetary items or on reporting, the Company''s monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded, are recognized as income or expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise except those arising from investments in non-integral operations.

Exchange Rate differences arising on monetary items that in substance forms part of the Company''s net investment in a non-integral foreign operation are accumulated in a foreign currency translation reserve in the financial statements until the disposal of the net investment, at which time they are recognized as income or expenses in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

ix) Taxes on Income

Current tax is determined as the tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and is computed in accordance with relevant tax regulations.

Deferred tax resulting from timing differences between taxable income and accounting income is accounted for at the current rate of tax / substantively enacted tax rates as at reporting date, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallize.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised where realisation is reasonably certain whereas in case of carried forward losses or unabsorbed depreciation, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is a virtual certainty of realisation backed by convincing evidence. Deferred Tax Assets are reviewed for the appropriateness of their respective carrying values at each reporting date.

x) Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Cost

Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Costs are recognized in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee Share Based Payments, issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which establishes financial accounting and reporting principles for employee share based payment plans. Employee stock compensation costs are measured based on intrinsic value as on the grant date. The compensation expense is amortized over the vesting period of the options.

xi) Leases

In case of assets taken on operating lease, the lease rentals are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss, in accordance with Accounting Standard (AS) 19 - "Leases" as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended.

xii) Employee benefits

Short-term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year in which the related service is rendered. The Company''s contribution to Employee Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance Schemes (defined contribution schemes) is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Post employment and other long term employee benefits for its eligible employees are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss, for the year in which the employee has rendered services. The Company has unfunded defined benefit plans, namely compensated absences and gratuity the liability for which is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation, conducted on annual basis, by an independent actuary, in accordance with Accounting Standard 15 (AS 15) - Employee Benefits, notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended. The expense is recognized at the present value of the amount payable determined using actuarial valuation techniques. Actuarial gains or losses are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss as income or expenses.

xiii) Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation, as a result of past events, and when a reliable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made.

Contingent liability is disclosed for:

a) Possible obligations which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the Company or,

b) Present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made.

Contingent Assets are not recognized in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of income which may never be realized.

xiv) Borrowing Cost

Borrowing costs attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of cost of the asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to Statement of Profit and Loss.

xv) Earnings Per Equity Share

Basic Earnings per Equity Share is computed using the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted Earnings per Equity Share is computed using the weighted average number of equity and dilutive potential equity shares outstanding during the year.

xvi) Share issue Expenses

Share issue expenses are adjusted against securities premium account to the extent of balance available and thereafter, the balance portion is charged off to the Statement of Profit and Loss, as incurred.

xvii) Segment Reporting

The company identifies primary based on the dominant sources, nature of risk & returns and internal organisation and management structure. The operating segments are the segments for which the separate financial information is available and for which operating profit/loss amount are evaluated regularly by the executive management in performance assessment and decision making with regard to resource allocation.

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies adopted for preparation of Financial information as disclosed in Significant Accounting above.


Mar 31, 2012

(1) Company Overview

i) Store One Retail India Limited ("the Company") was incorporated as Pyramid Retail Limited on March 18, 2005 with an authorized capital of Rs. 210,000,000 divided into 21,000,000 equity shares of Rs.10 each. In April 2008, Indiabulls Wholesale Services Limited (IBWSL), erstwhile subsidiary of Indiabulls Real Estate Limited, completed the acquisition of 63.92% of the outstanding Equity Share Capital of the Company from the then existing promoters in terms of the Share Purchase Agreement dated December 08,2007 and Public Announcement dated December 09,2007 and in accordance with the provisions of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 1997. Pursuant to this, IBWSL and Indiabulls Real Estate Limited had made an open offer to acquire up to 20% of the voting capital of the Company at an offer price of Rs 74.73 per share. In the open offer, which concluded on April 10, 2008, IBWSL purchased 310 shares from the general public. In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, the members of the Company passed a special resolution through Postal Ballot, on May 12,2008, and accorded their approval to change the name of the Company. The Company received fresh certificate of incorporation consequent upon change of name, from the Registrar of Companies, Maharashtra, Mumbai dated May 22,2008 in respect of the said change. Accordingly, the name of the Company was changed to'lndiabulls Retail Services Limited'. Further and in accordance with the provisions of Section 21 and as per applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, members of the company in their annual general meeting held on September 30, 2009, accorded their approval to change the name of the Company to 'Store One Retail India Limited'.The Company has since received fresh certificate of incorporation consequent upon change of name, from the Registrar of Companies, National Capital Territory of Delhi and Haryana on October 06,2009. Accordingly, the name of the Company was changed to "Store One Retail India Limited"from "Indiabulls Retail Services Limited".

ii) During the year, the Company has entered a new line of Business of Property Management Services, Business Support Services and Equipment Hiring Business. Further, the Company has discontinued its existing retail trading business and only focus on wholesale trading business alongwith the new line of business as aforesaid. Further, the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on April 30,2012, advised the management to discuss and evaluate various options to restructure the business carried on by the Company.

iii) The address of the registered office of the Company has been changed from 1A, Hamilton House, 1st Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 to M - 62 & 63,1st Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 with effect from March 4,2012.

iv) The Scheme of Arrangement ("IBWSL Scheme of Arrangement") between erstwhile Ultimate Holding Company, Indiabulls Real Estate Limited ("Demerged Company", "IBREL") and the Holding Company, ("IBWSL", "Resulting Company") and their respective shareholders and creditors under Sections 391 - 394 of the Companies Act, 1956, was sanctioned by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi on March 31,2011. Upon coming into effect of the Scheme of Arrangement on March 31,2011 and with effect from the Appointed Date on April 01, 2010, the Wholesale trading business stand demerged from IBREL and transferred to and vested in IBWSL on a going concern basis. In terms of the Scheme, with effect from the appointed date on April 01,2010:

a) Certain Assets comprising of Fixed Assets and Loans and Advances in the IBREL aggregating to Rs. 4,106,396,502 have been transferred to IBWSL, at their book values;

b) The Equity Share Capital of the Resulting Company amounting to Rs. 1,000,000,000 was cancelled;

c) The net adjustment for such transfer of assets, liabilities and cancellation and issue of Equity Share Capital amounting to Rs. 5,005,826,316 has been shown in the General Reserve Account of the Resulting Company;

d) In terms of the Scheme, all business activities of the IBREL carried out by IBREL in trust for IBWSL, carried out on or after the Appointed Date are deemed to have been carried out by the IBREL on behalf of the IBWSL on a going concern basis;

e) The transfer of proportionate Share warrant has been made as per the net worth ratio between networth of the IBREL transferred to IBWSL pursuant to Scheme and the net worth of the IBREL immediately before demerger as on appointed date i.e. April 01, 2010. Proportionate liability in respect of Share Warrants representing 25% of the application money amounting to Rs. 94,248,700 has also been transferred to the Resulting Company;

f) Pursuant to the Scheme being given effect to, by the Resulting Company, IBWSL has allotted one (1) Equity Share of face value of Rs. 2 each credited as fully paid-up for every eight (8) Equity share of Rs. 2 each held by such shareholders in the IBREL.

In terms of the Scheme, on April 27,2011, IBWSL has issued and allotted 50,285,093 Equity shares of face value of Rs. 2 each aggregating to Rs.100,570,186 to the respective shareholders of IBREL as on the record date i.e. April 25,2011.

Pursuant to the Scheme, the Authorised Share Capital of the Holding Company has been reorganised to Rs. 1,100,000,000 divided into 550,000,000 Equity shares of Rs.2 each.

(2) Significant Accounting Policies

i) Basis of Accounting

These financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis and in , accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in lndia& Accounting Standards (AS) as notified by the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended. All assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company's normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act,1956.

ii) 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 reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management's best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainity about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of aseets or liabilities in future periods.

iii) Fixed Assets

(a) Tangible Assets:

Tangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less accumulated depreciation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition and installation.

(b) Intangible Assets:

Intangible assets are stated at cost, net of tax / duty credits availed, wherever applicable, less any accumulated amortisation / impairment losses, if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition.

iv) Depreciation / Amortisation

a) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets is provided on straight-line method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. Depreciation on additions to fixed assets is provided on pro-rata basis from the date the asset is put to use. Depreciation on sale / deduction from fixed asset is provided for up to the date of sale / deduction, as the case may be. Assets costing upto Rs. 5,000 are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

b) Intangible assets consisting of Computer Software are amortised on a straight line basis over a period of four years from the date when the assets are available for use.

v) Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each reporting 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. The recoverable amount is higher of, an asset's net selling price and its value in use. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount.The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. If at the reporting date there is an indication that if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount and Impairment Losses previously recognized are accordingly reversed.

vi) Investments

Investments are classified as long term or current investments. Long term investments are stated at cost. Provision for diminution in the value of long term investments is made only if such a decline is other than temporary in th .pinion of the management. Current investments are stated at the lower of cost or fair value.

vii) 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.The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognized:

a) Revenue from sale of goods is recognized when all the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have been passed to the buyer, usually on delivery of goods. The company collects all relevant applicable taxes like sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT) etc. on behalf of the government and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue. The ownership in goods/merchandise of third parties under concessionaire arrangements does not pass to the Company. Concessionaire income earned from sales made by third parties under such arrangements is recognised in the statement of profit and loss as other operating income under the head Concessionaire Income.

b) Revenue from maintenance contracts and renting of equipments are recognised on pro-rata over the period of contract as and when services are rendered. The Company collects service tax on behalf of government and, therefore, these are not economic benefits flowing to the company. Hence, they are excluded from revenue.

c) Interest income from fixed deposits is recognized on accrual basis.

d) Dividend income on equity shares is recognized when the right to receive the dividend is unconditionally established.

e) Profit on sale of investments is recognized on the date of the transaction of sale and is computed as excess of sale proceeds over its carrying amount as at the date of sale.

viii) Inventories

Inventories are valued at cost or estimated net realizable value, whichever is lower. Cost of inventories is determined using the weighted average cost method and includes purchase price, and all direct costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

Goods / Merchandise received under concessionaire arrangements or in respect of third party sales counters, belong to such consignees / third parties, and are accordingly excluded from the Company's inventories.

ix) Provision for Shrinkages and Shortages

Provisions for Shrinkages and Shortages are charged to the statement of profit and loss based on historical data and management estimates. Actual shrinkages and shortages are adjusted against such provisions.

x) Foreign Currency Transactions

a) Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction to the foreign currency amount.

b) Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are converted to reporting currency using the closing rate. Non monetary items denominated in a foreign currency which are carried at historical cost are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non-monetary items which are carried at fair value or any other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the values were determined.

c) Exchange Rate Differences

Exchange Rate differences arising on the settlement/conversion of monetary items or on reporting, the Company's monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded, are recognized as income or expense in the statement of profit and loss in the year in which they arise except those arising from investments in non-integral operations.

Exchange Rate differences arising on monetary items that in substance forms part of the Company's net investment in a non-integral foreign operation are accumulated in a foreign currency translation reserve in the financial statements until the disposal of the net investment, at which time they are recognized as income or expenses in the statement of profit and loss.

xi) Taxes on Income

Current tax is determined as the tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and is computed in accordance with relevant tax regulations.

Deferred tax resulting from timing differences between taxable income and accounting income is accounted for at the current rate of tax / substantively enacted tax rates as at reporting date, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallize.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised where realisation is reasonably certain whereas in case of carried forward losses or unabsorbed depreciation, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is a virtual certainty of realisation backed by convincing evidence. Deferred Tax Assets are reviewed for the appropriateness of their respective carrying values at each reporting date.

xii) Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Cost

Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Costs are recognized in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee Share Based Payments, issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which establishes financial accounting and reporting principles for employee share based payment plans. Employee stock compensation costs are measured based on intrinsic value as on the grant date. The compensation expense is amortized over the vesting period of the options.

xiii) Leases

In case of assets taken on operating lease, the lease rentals are charged to the statement of profit and loss, in accordance with Accounting Standard (AS) 19 - "Leases" as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended.

xiv) Employee benefits

Short-term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the statement of profit and loss for the year in which the related service is rendered. The Company's contribution to Employee Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance Schemes (defined contribution schemes) is charged to the statement of profit and loss.

Post employment and other long term employee benefits for its eligible employees are recognized as an expense in the statement of profit and loss, for the year in which the employee has rendered services. The Company has unfunded defined benefit plans, namely compensated absences and gratuity the liability for which is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation, conducted on half yearly basis, by an independent actuary, in accordance with Accounting Standard 15 (AS 15) - Employee Benefits, notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended. The expense is recognized at the present value of the amount payable determined using actuarial valuation techniques. Actuarial gains or losses are recognized in the statement of profit and loss as income or expenses.

xv) Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation, as a result of past events, and when a reliable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made.

Contingent liability is disclosed for:

a) Possible obligations which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the Company or,

b) Present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made.

Contingent Assets are not recognized in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of income which may never be realized.

xvi) Borrowing Cost

Borrowing costs attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of cost of the asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to statement of profit and loss.

xvii) Earnings Per Equity Share

Basic Earnings per Equity Share is computed using the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted Earnings per Equity Share is computed using the weighted average number of equity and dilutive potential equity shares outstanding during the year.

xviii) Segment Reporting

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies adopted for peparation of Financial information as disclosed in Significant Accounting above.


Mar 31, 2009

I. Basis of accounting

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis, in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India ("GAAP") and in compliance with the applicable accounting standards as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended.

ii. Use of estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities as at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting year. Differences between the actual results and estimates are recognized in the reporting year in which the results are known / materialized.

iii. Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses,-if any. Cost includes original cost of acquisition or installation, including incidental expenses related to such acquisition.

iv. Depreciation/Amortization

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight-line basis at the rates and in the manner specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

Depreciation on additions/deductions of assets during the year is provided on pro-rata basis from/upto the date asset is put to use/discarded. Intangible assets are amortized over the expected useful life from the date the assets were available for use, as mentioned below:

Description of Assets Estimated useful life

Software Six Years

v. Impairment of Assets

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses, based on internal or external factors, 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 or the cash generating unit. If such recoverable amount of the asset or cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account. 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 reflected at the recoverable amount. Impairment losses previously recognized are accordingly reversed.

vi. Investments

Investments are classified as long term or current investments. Long term investments are stated at cost and provision for diminution in their value, other than temporary, is recorded in the books ¦ of account. Current investments are stated at the lower of cost or fair value.

vii. Revenue Recognition

a) Revenue is recognised when it is earned and no significant uncertainty exists as to its realisation or collection.

b) Retail sales and revenues are recognised on the delivery of goods/merchandise to customers, when:

i. the property in the goods is transferred for a price,

ii. significant risks and rewards have been transferred and,

iii. the Company retains no effective ownership control over the goods.

c) Sales are net of Discounts, Sales Tax and Value Added Tax are reduced from Turnover.

d) The property in goods/merchandise of third party sales counters located within the retail stores of the Company passes to the Company once a customer decides to purchase an item from such third party sales counters. The Company, in turn, sells such goods tothe customer and revenue is accordingly, included under Sales and cost of such merchandise is disclosed separately in the Profit and Loss Account.

e) The ownership in goods/merchandise of third parties under concessionaire arrangements does not pass to the Company. Concessionaire income earned from sales made by third parties under such arrangements is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account as Other Income under the head Concessionaire Income.

f) Revenue from store displays and sponsorships are recognised based on the period for which the products or the sponsors advertisements are promoted/displayed.

g) Interest income from deposits is recognized on accrual basis.

h) Dividend income is recognized when the right to receive the dividend is unconditionally established.

i) Profit on sale of investments is recognized on the date of the transaction of sale and is computed with reference to the cost of investments.

viii. Inventories

Inventories are valued at cost or estimated net realizable value, whichever is lower. Cost of inventories is determined using the weighted average cost method and includes purchase price, and all direct costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

Goods / Merchandise received under concessionaire arrangements or in respect of third party sales counters, belong to such consignees / third parties, and are accordingly excluded from the Companys inventories.

ix. Provision for Shrinkages and Shortages

Provisions for Shrinkages and Shortages are charged to the Profit and Loss account based on historical data and management estimates. Actual shrinkages and shortages are adjusted against such provisions.

x. Foreign Currency Transactions

a) Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction to the foreign currency amount.

b) Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are converted to reporting currency using the closing rate. Non monetary items denominated in a foreign currency which are carried at historical cost are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non-monetary items which are carried at fair value or any other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the values were determined.

c) Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting companys monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded, are recognized as income or expense in the year in which they arise except those arising from investments in non- integral operations.

Exchange differences arising on monetary items that in substance forms part of the Companys net investment in a non-integral foreign operation are accumulated in a foreign currency - translation reserve in the balance sheet.

xi. Taxes on Income

Current Tax is determined as the tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and is computed in accordance with relevant tax regulations.

Deferred Tax resulting from timing differences between taxable income and accounting income is accounted for at the current rate of tax / substantively enacted tax rates as on the Balance Sheet date, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallize.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognized where realization is reasonably certain. In case of timing differences on account of carried forward losses or unabsorbed depreciation, Deferred Tax Assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that such deferred tax assets will be realised. Deferred Tax Assets are reviewed for the appropriateness of their respective carrying values at each Balance Sheet date.

xii. Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Costs

Deferred Employee Stock Compensation Costs are recognized in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee Share Based Payments issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which establishes financial accounting and reporting principles for employee share based payment plans. Employee stock compensation costs are measured by the difference between the estimated intrinsic or fair value on the grant date (as elected by the Company in respect of its different Employees Share Based Payment Plans) of its equity shares issuable on exercise of stock options and the exercise price to be paid by the option holders. The compensation expense is amortized over the vesting period of the options.

xiii. Leases

In case of assets taken on operating lease, the lease rentals are charged to the Profit and Loss account, in accordance with Accounting Standard (AS) 19 - "Leases" as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended.

xiv. Customer Loyalty Club

As per the Companys customer loyalty programs, points awarded to customers can be redeemed for a gift voucher of an equivalent amount or against special gift articles. The value of these points is accounted for in the year in which they are redeemed.

xv. Employee benefits

The Companys contribution to Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance Schemes is charged to the Profit and Loss account. The Company has unfunded defined benefit plans namely compensated absences and gratuity for its employees, the liability for which is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation, conducted semi-annually, by an independent actuary, in accordance with Accounting Standard 15 (Revised 2005) - "Employee Benefits", notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended. Actuarial gains and losses are recognized in Profit and Loss account as income or expenses.

xvi. Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation, as a result of past events, and when a reliable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for:

a) Possible obligations which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the Company or,

b) Present obligations arising from past events where it is not" probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made.

c) Contingent Assets are not recognized in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of income that may never be realized.

xvii. Fringe Benefits Tax

Fringe Benefits Tax is calculated in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

xviii. Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of equity and dilutive potential equity shares outstanding during the year.

xix. Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of cost of the asset. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

 
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