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Accounting Policies of Universal Credit & Securities Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2014

1) Pursuant to the Notification No.447 (E) dated February 28,2011 and Notification No.653 (E) dated March 30, 2011, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Company has prepared its financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2014 as per revised schedules VI to the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the previous year''s figures have been regrouped / reclassified, wherever required to align the financial statements to the

Accounting Policies

(i) Revenue Recognition

(a) Revenue from issue management, loan syndication, financial advisory services etc., is recognized based on the stage of completion of assignments and terms of agreement with the client.

(b) Gains and losses on dealing with securities & derivatives are recognized on trade date.

(ii) Stock-in-trade (i.e. inventories)

(a) The securities acquired with the intention of holding for short-term are classified as investment and securities acquired for trading are classified as stock-in-trade.

(b) The securities held as stock-in-trade are valued at lower of cost arrived at on weighted average basis or market/ fair value, computed category-wise. In case of investments transferred to stock-in-trade, carrying amount on the date of transfer is considered as cost. Commission earned in respect of securities acquired upon devolvement is reduced from the cost of acquisition. Fair value of unquoted shares is taken at break-up value of shares as per the latest audited Balance Sheet of the concerned company. In case of debt instruments, fair value is worked out on the basis of yield to maturity rate selected considering quotes where available and credit profile of the issuer and market related spreads over the government securities

(c) Discounted instruments like Commercial paper/treasury bills/zero coupon instruments are valued at carrying cost. The difference between the acquisition cost and the redemption value of discounted instruments is apportioned on a straight line basis for the period of holding and recognized as Interest income.

(d) Units of mutual fund are valued at lower of cost and net asset value.

(iii) Investments

The securities acquired with the intention of holding till maturity or for a longer period are classified as investments. (b) Investments are carried at cost arrived at on weighted average basis. Commissions earned in respect of securities acquired upon devolvement are reduced from the cost of acquisition. Appropriate provision is made for other than temporary diminution in the value of investments.

(iv) Fixed Assets and Depreciation

(a) Fixed assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for intended use.

(b) Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on written down value method at the rate and in the manner prescribed in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(v) Deferred Tax

Tax expense comprises both current and deferred taxes. Current income-tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act. Deferred income tax reflects the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years. Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the Balance Sheet date. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Unrecognised deferred tax assets of earlier years are re-assessed and recognised to the extent that it has become reasonably certain that future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

(vi) Derivatives Transactions

(a) All open positions are marked to market.

(b) Gains are recognized only on settlement/expiry of the derivative instruments except for Interest Rate derivatives where even mark to-market gains are recognized.

(c) Receivables/payables on open position are disclosed as current assets/current liabilities, as the case may be.

(vii) Earning Per 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.


Mar 31, 2012

(i) Revenue Recognition

(a) Revenue from issue management, loan syndication, financial advisory services etc., is recognized based on the stage of completion of assignments and terms of agreement with the client.

(b) Gains and losses on dealing with securities & derivatives are recognized on trade date.

(ii) Stock-in-trade (i.e. inventories)

(a) The securities acquired with the intention of holding for short-term are classified as investment and securities acquired for trading are classified as stock-in-trade.

(b) The securities held as stock-in-trade are valued at lower of cost arrived at on weighted average basis or market/ fair value, computed category-wise. In case of investments transferred to stock-in-trade, carrying amount on the date of transfer is considered as cost. Commission earned in respect of securities acquired upon devolvement is reduced from the cost of acquisition. Fair value of unquoted shares is taken at break-up value of shares as per the latest audited Balance Sheet of the concerned company. In case of debt instruments, fair value is worked out on the basis of yield to maturity rate selected considering quotes where available and credit profile of the issuer and market related spreads over the government securities

(c) Discounted instruments like Commercial paper/treasury bills/zero coupon instruments are valued at carrying cost. The difference between the acquisition cost and the redemption value of discounted instruments is apportioned on a straight line basis for the period of holding and recognized as Interest income.

(d) Units of mutual fund are valued at lower of cost and net asset value.

(iii) Investments

The securities acquired with the intention of holding till maturity or for a longer period are classified as investments. (b) Investments are carried at cost arrived at on weighted average basis. Commissions earned in respect of securities acquired upon devolvement are reduced from the cost of acquisition. Appropriate provision is made for other than temporary diminution in the value of investments.

(iv) Fixed Assets and Depreciation

(a) Fixed assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for intended use.

(b) Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on written down value method at the rate and in the manner prescribed in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(v) Deferred Tax

Tax expense comprises both current and deferred taxes. Current income-tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income Tax Act. Deferred income tax reflects the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years. Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the Balance Sheet date. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. Unrecognized deferred tax assets of earlier years are re-assessed and recognized to the extent that it has become reasonably certain that future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized.

(vi) Derivatives Transactions

(a) All open positions are marked to market.

(b) Gains are recognized only on settlement/expiry of the derivative instruments except for Interest Rate derivatives where even mark to-market gains are recognized.

(c) Receivables/payables on open position are disclosed as current assets/current liabilities, as the case may be.

(vii) Earnings Per 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.

 
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