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Accounting Policies of INEOS Styrolution India Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2017

Background

INEOS Styrolution India Limited (the ''Company'') is a public limited Company domiciled in India and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). The Company was previously registered as Styrolution ABS (India) Limited and changed its name on 18 March, 2016 pursuant to special resolution passed by the shareholders of the company through Postal Ballot (including e-voting) on 25 February 2016 and subsequent approval from Registrar of Companies, Gujarat. The Company is engaged in manufacture, trading and sale of “Engineering Thermoplastics”. The Company has manufacturing facilities at Nandesari, Moxi, Katol and Dahej and Research and Development centre at Moxi in Gujarat.

Note 1: Significant accounting policies

This note provides a list of the significant accounting policies adopted in the preparation of these financial statements. These policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated.

(a) Basis of preparation

(i) Compliance with Ind AS:

The financial statements comply in all material aspects with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) [Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015] and other relevant provisions of the Act.

The financial statements up to year ended March 31, 2016 were prepared in accordance with the accounting standards notified under Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and other relevant provisions of the Act. These financial statements has been restated to comply with Ind AS.

These financial statements are the first financial statements of the Company under Ind AS. Refer note 43 for an explanation of how the transition from previous GAAP (hereinafter referred to as ''IGAAP'') to Ind AS has affected the Company''s financial position, financial performance and cash flows.

(ii) Historical cost convention:

The financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis, except for the following:

- certain financial assets and liabilities (including derivative instruments) that are measured at fair value (refer note 32);

- defined benefit plans - plan assets measured at fair value (refer note 37).

(b) Foreign currency translation

(i) Functional and presentation currency

Items included in the financial statements are measured using the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates (''the functional currency''). The financial statements of the Company are presented in Indian rupee (INR), which is the Company''s functional and presentation currency.

(ii) Transactions and balances

Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency using the exchange rates at the dates of the transactions. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at year end exchange rates are generally recognized in Statement of profit and loss.

Foreign exchange differences regarded as an adjustment to borrowing costs are presented in the statement of profit and loss, within finance costs. All other foreign exchange gains and losses are presented in the Statement of profit and loss on a net basis within other income or other expenses.

Non-monetary items that are measured at fair value in a foreign currency are translated using the exchange rates at the date when the fair value was determined. Translation differences on assets and liabilities carried at fair value are reported as part of the fair value gain or loss.

(c) Revenue recognition

Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable. Amounts disclosed as revenue are net of returns, rate difference, value added taxes and amounts collected on behalf of third parties. Revenue includes excise duty as it is paid on production and is a liability of the manufacturer, irrespective of whether the goods are sold or not.

The Company recognizes sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. No element of financing is deemed present as the sales are made with a credit term which is consistent with market practice.

The Company recognizes revenue when the amount of revenue can be reliably measured, it is probable that future economic benefits will flow to the entity. The Company bases its estimates on historical results, taking into consideration the type of customer, the type of transaction and the specifics of each arrangement.

Interest income is recognized in the time proportion basis taking into account the amount invested and rate of interest. Indent Commission income is recognized on accrual basis. Revenue in respect of other claims is recognized on accrual basis to the extent the ultimate realization is reasonably certain.

Dividends are recognized in profit or loss only when the right to receive payment is established, it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the dividend will flow to the Company, and the amount of the dividend can be measured reliably.

(d) Income tax

The income tax expense or credit for the period is the tax payable on the current period''s taxable income based on the applicable income tax rate adjusted by changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities attributable to temporary differences and to unused tax losses.

The current income tax charge is calculated on the basis of the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the end of the reporting period. Management periodically evaluates positions taken in tax returns with respect to situations in which applicable tax regulation is subject to interpretation. It establishes provisions where appropriate on the basis of amounts expected to be paid to the tax authorities.

Deferred income tax is provided in full, using the liability method, on temporary differences arising between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts in the financial statements. Deferred income tax is also not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction other than a business combination that at the time of the transaction affects neither accounting profit nor taxable profit (tax loss). Deferred income tax is determined using tax rates (and laws) that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the end of the reporting period and are expected to apply when the related deferred income tax asset is realized or the deferred income tax liability is settled. Deferred tax assets are recognized for all deductible temporary differences and unused tax losses only if it is probable that future taxable amounts will be available to utilize those temporary differences and losses.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets and liabilities and when the deferred tax balances relate to the same taxation authority. Current tax assets and tax liabilities are offset where the entity has a legally enforceable right to offset and intends either to settle on a net basis, or to realize the asset and settle the liability simultaneously.

Current and deferred tax is recognized in profit or loss, except to the extent that it relates to items recognized in other comprehensive income or directly in equity. In this case, the tax is also recognized in other comprehensive income or directly in equity, respectively.

(e) Leases As a lessee

Leases in which a significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are not transferred to the Company as lessee are classified as operating leases. Payments made under operating leases (net of any incentives received from the less or) are charged to profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease unless the payments are structured to increase in line with expected general inflation to compensate for the less or’s expected inflationary cost increases.

(f) Impairment of assets

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for any indication of impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognized for the amount by which the asset''s carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset''s fair value less costs of disposal and value in use. For the purposes of assessing impairment, assets are grouped at the lowest levels for which there are separately identifiable cash inflows which are largely independent of the cash inflows from other assets or groups of assets (cash-generating units). Non-financial assets that suffered an impairment are reviewed for possible reversal of the impairment at the end of each reporting period.

(g) Cash and cash equivalents

For the purpose of presentation in the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents includes cash on hand, deposits held at call with financial institutions, other short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value, and bank overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within borrowings in current liabilities in the balance sheet.

(h) Trade receivables

Trade receivables are recognized initially at fair value and subsequently measured at amortized cost, less provision for impairment.

(i) Inventories

Raw Materials, Packing Materials and Stores and Spares are valued at weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT and including Customs duty, wherever applicable and Goods-in-transit at cost to date.

Work-in-progress and finished goods stock is valued at cost or net realizable value whichever is lower. Cost of work-in-progress and finished goods comprises direct materials, direct labour and an appropriate proportion of variable and fixed overhead expenditure, the latter being allocated on the basis of normal operating capacity.

Cost of inventories also include all other costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition. Costs are assigned to individual items of inventory on the basis of weighted average cost basis. Costs of purchased inventory are determined after deducting discounts. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business less the estimated costs of completion and the estimated costs necessary to make the sale. Goods-in-transit are valued at cost to date.

(j) Investments and other financial assets

(i) Classification

The Company classifies its financial assets in the following measurement categories:

- those to be measured subsequently at fair value through profit or loss and

- those measured at amortized cost.

The classification depends on the entity''s business model for managing the financial assets and the contractual terms of the cash flows.

For assets measured at fair value, gains and losses will either be recorded in profit or loss or other comprehensive income as the case may be. For investments in equity instruments, this will depend on whether the Company has made an irrevocable election at the time of initial recognition to account for the equity investment at fair value through Statement of profit and loss.

(ii) Measurement

At initial recognition, the Company measures a financial asset at its fair value. Transaction costs of acquisition of financial assets carried at fair value through profit and loss are expensed in the Statement of profit and loss.

Amortised cost: Assets that are held for collection of contractual cash flows where those cash flows represent solely payments of principal and interest are measured at amortized cost. Interest income from these financial assets is included in finance income using the effective interest rate method.

Equity instruments

The Company subsequently measures all equity investments at fair value through Statement of Profit and Loss. Dividends from such investments are recognized in profit or loss as other income when the Company''s right to receive payments is established.

(iii) Impairment of financial assets

The Company assesses on a forward looking basis the expected credit losses associated with its financial assets carried at amortized cost. The impairment methodology applied depends on whether there has been an increase in credit risk.

For trade receivables only, the Company applies the simplified approach permitted by Ind AS 109 Financial Instruments, which requires expected lifetime losses to be recognized from initial recognition of the receivables.

(iv) Derecognition of financial assets

A financial asset is derecognized only when

- The Company has transferred the rights to receive cash flows from the financial asset or

- Retains the contractual rights to receive the cash flows of the financial asset, but assumes a contractual obligation to pay the cash flows to one or more recipients.

- Where the entity has transferred an asset, the Company evaluates whether it has transferred substantially all risks and rewards of ownership of the financial asset.

(k) Derivatives

Derivatives are taken as the hedging instrument by the Company.

For derivatives taken against underlying asset/liability or that are used to hedge forecast transactions, the Company generally designates only the change in fair value of the forward contract related to the spot component and aligned forward element on reporting date.

Gains or losses relating to the effective portion of the change in the spot component and aligned forward element of the forward contracts are recognized in Statement of profit and loss.

(l) Offsetting financial instruments

Financial assets and liabilities are offset and the net amount is reported in the balance sheet where there is a legally enforceable right to offset the recognized amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis or realize the asset and settle the liability simultaneously.

(m) Property, plant and equipment

Freehold land is carried at historical cost. All other items of property, plant and equipment are stated at historical cost less depreciation. Historical cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the items.

Subsequent costs are included in the asset''s carrying amount or recognized as a separate asset, as appropriate, only when it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the item will flow to the Company and the cost of the item can be measured reliably. The carrying amount of any component accounted for as a separate asset is derecognized when replaced. All other repairs and maintenance are charged to profit or loss during the reporting period in which they are incurred.

Transition to Ind AS:

On transition to Ind AS, the Company has elected to continue with the carrying value of all of its property, plant and equipment recognized as at April 1, 2015 measured as per the IGAAP and use that carrying value as the deemed cost of the property, plant and equipment. (Refer Note 2A)

Depreciation and amortization methods and useful lives are reviewed periodically, including at each financial year end.

An asset''s carrying amount is written down immediately to its recoverable amount if the asset''s carrying amount is greater than its estimated recoverable amount.

Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing proceeds with carrying amount. These are included in the Statement of profit and loss.

(n) Trade and other payables

These amounts represent liabilities for goods and services provided to the Company prior to the end of financial year which are unpaid or not due for payment. The amounts are unsecured and are usually paid as per the agreed payment terms. Trade and other payables are presented as current liabilities unless payment is not due within 12 months after the reporting period. They are recognized initially at their fair value and subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method.

(o) Borrowings

Borrowings are initially recognized at fair value and are subsequently measured at amortized cost. In case of foreign currency loan, any difference between the proceeds received and repayment amount is recognized in the Statement of profit and loss.

Borrowings are derecognized from the balance sheet when the obligation specified in the contract is discharged, cancelled or expired.

Borrowings are classified as current liabilities unless the Company has an unconditional right to defer settlement of the liability for at least 12 months after the reporting period. Where there is a breach of a material provision of a long-term loan arrangement on or before the end of the reporting period with the effect that the liability becomes payable on demand on the reporting date, the entity does not classify the liability as current, if the lender agreed, after the reporting period and before the approval of the financial statements for issue, not to demand payment as a consequence of the breach.

(p) Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qualifying asset are capitalized during the period of time that is required to complete and prepare the asset for its intended use or sale. Qualifying assets are assets that necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for their intended use or sale.

Investment income earned on the temporary investment of specific borrowings pending their expenditure on qualifying assets is deducted from the borrowing costs eligible for capitalization.

Other borrowing costs are expensed in the period in which they are incurred.

(q) Provisions and contingent liabilities:

Provisions are recognized when the Company has a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation and the amount can be reliably estimated. These are reviewed at each reporting period and reflect the best current estimate. Provisions are not recognized for future operating losses.

Where there are a number of similar obligations, the likelihood that an outflow will be required in settlement is determined by considering the class of obligations as a whole. A provision is recognized even if the likelihood of an outflow with respect to any one item included in the same class of obligations may be small.

Contingent liabilities are disclosed when there is a possible obligation arising from past events, the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the Company or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount cannot be made.

(r) Employee benefits

Current employee benefits obligations:

All employee benefits payable within twelve months of service such as salaries, wages, bonus, ex-gratia, medical benefits etc. are classified as current employee benefits and are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss as an expense and are presented as current employee benefit obligations in the Balance sheet at the undiscounted amount on an accrual basis.

Termination benefits are recognized as an expense as and when incurred.

Short-term leave encashment is provided at undiscounted amount during the accounting period based on service rendered by employees.

Defined contribution plans

Contributions to defined contribution schemes such as contribution to Provident Fund, Super annotation fund, Employees'' State Insurance Corporation, National Pension Scheme and Labours Welfare Fund are charged as an expense to the Statement of Profit and Loss based on the amount of contribution required to be made as and when services are rendered by the employees. The above benefits are classified as Defined Contribution Schemes as the Company has no further defined obligations beyond the monthly contributions.

Defined benefit plans

Gratuity: The Company provides for gratuity, a defined benefit plan (the “Gratuity Plan”) covering eligible employees in accordance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Gratuity Plan provides a lump sum payment to vested employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee''s salary and the tenure of employment. The Company''s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Remeasurements i.e. actuarial gains and losses and the return on plan assets, excluding amounts included in the net interest expense on the net defined benefit liability are recognized in other comprehensive income.

Non-current compensated absences: The liabilities for earned leave and sick leave are not expected to be settled wholly within 12 months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service. They are therefore measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the end of the reporting period using the projected unit credit method. The benefits are discounted using the market yields at the end of the reporting period that have terms approximating to the terms of the related obligation. Remeasurements as a result of experience adjustments and changes in actuarial assumptions are recognized in profit or loss.

The obligations are presented as current liabilities in the Balance Sheet if the entity does not have an unconditional right to defer settlement for at least 12 months after the reporting period, regardless of when the actual settlement is expected to occur.

(s) Contributed equity

Equity shares are classified as equity.

Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction, net of tax, from the proceeds.

(t) Dividends

Provision is made for the amount of any dividend declared, being appropriately authorized and no longer at the discretion of the entity, on or before the end of the reporting period but not distributed at the end of the reporting period.

(u) Earnings per share

Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to Equity Shareholders by the weighted average number of Equity shares outstanding during the period. Earnings considered in ascertaining the EPS is the net profit for the period and any attributable tax thereto for the period.

(v) Rounding of amounts

All amounts disclosed in the financial statements and notes have been rounded off in lakhs as per the requirement of Schedule


Mar 31, 2016

1. Company information

INEOS STYROLUTION INDIA LIMITED (the ''Company'') is a public limited Company domiciled in India and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). The Company was previously registered as Styrolution ABS (India) Limited and changed its name on 18 March, 2016 pursuant to special resolution passed by the shareholders of the company through Postal Ballot (including e-voting) on 25 February 2016 and subsequent approval from Registrar of Companies, Gujarat. The Company is engaged in manufacture, trading and sale of "Engineering Thermoplastics". The Company has manufacturing facilities at Nandesari, Moxi, Katol and Dahej and Research and Development centre at Moxi in Gujarat.

2. Summary of significant accounting policies:

A. Basis of preparation

These financial statements are prepared in accordance with Indian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) under the historical cost convention on the accrual basis except for certain financial instruments which are measured at fair values. GAAP comprises mandatory accounting standards as prescribed under section133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act’) read with rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, the provisions of the Act (to the extent notified) and guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Accounting policies have been consistently followed. The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupees rounded off to the nearest lakhs.

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 Schedule III to the Act.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses and the disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in current and future periods.

B. Fixed assets and depreciation / amortisation:

Tangible fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation / impairment. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific qualifying assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

If significant parts of an item of property, plant and equipment have different useful lives, then they are accounted for as separate items (major components) of property, plant and equipment.

Depreciation on tangible assets is provided on the straight-line method over the useful lives of assets estimated by the Management. Depreciation for assets purchased/sold during a period is proportionately charged. The Management estimates the useful lives for the other fixed assets as follows: (1> Based on technical evaluation, the management believes that the useful life given above best represent the period over which management expects to use these assets. Hence, the useful lives for these assets are different from the useful lives as prescribed under Part C of Schedule II of the CompaniesAct2013.

Depreciation and amortization methods, useful lives and residual values are reviewed periodically, including at each financial year end.

Leasehold land is amortised on straight line basis over the period of lease.

Tangible fixed assets under construction are disclosed as capital work-in-progress.

C. Investments:

i) Long-term Investments are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or market value, whichever is lower.

iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials (including stock lying at terminals), Packing Materials and Stores and Spares are valued at weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable and Goods-in-transit at cost.

ii) The cost of Work-in-progress and Finished Goods comprises of raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads based on normal capacity and Excise duty as applicable. Net realizable value is the estimate of the selling price less estimated cost of completion and estimated cost necessary to make the sale in the ordinary course of business as applicable.

iii) Customs Duty as applicable is included in the cost of Raw Materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition:

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Drawback, Insurance and other claims is recognised on accrual basis to the extent the ultimate realisation is reasonably certain. Interest income is recognised in the time proportion basis taking into account the amount invested and rate of interest. Indent Commission income is recognised on accrual basis.

F. Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign currency transactions:

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the year end translation at the exchange rate prevailing on the balance sheet date of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts obtained for underlying transaction is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Forward contracts to which Accounting Standard (AS) 11 - ''The Effect of Change in Foreign Exchange Rates'' is applicable are recorded based on the accounting policy as stated above. Other derivative contracts, including forward foreign exchange contracts, to which the aforesaid accounting standard is not applicable, are marked to market at the rate on the Balance Sheet date and the resultant exchange losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss and gain, if any, is not recognized.

H. Income taxes:

Income tax expense comprises current tax (i.e. amount of tax for the year determined in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961) and deferred tax charge or credit (reflecting the tax effects of timing differences between accounting income and taxable income for the period).

Current tax amount is measured at the amount expected to be paid to (recovered from) the taxation authorities, using applicable tax rates and tax laws.

Deferred tax is recognised for all the timing differences, subject to the consideration of prudence in respect of deferred tax assets. Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised, however, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carried forward loss under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the Balance Sheet date. At each Balance Sheet date, the Company reassesses unrecognised deferred tax assets, if any.

Minimum Alternative Tax (''MAT'') under the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 is recognised as current tax in the Statement of Profit and Loss. The credit available under the Act in respect of MAT paid is recognized as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the period for which the MAT credit can be carried forward for set-off against the normal tax liability. MAT credit recognised as an asset is reviewed at each balance sheet date and written down to the extent the aforesaid convincing evidence no longer exists.

I. Employee benefits:

Short Term Employee Benefits

All employee benefits payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the service are classified as short term employee benefits and are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss as an expense at the undiscounted amount on an accrual basis.

Post Employment Employee Benefits

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which an entity pays specified contributions to a separate entity and has no obligation to pay any further amounts. The Company makes specified monthly contributions towards employee provident fund and employee state insurance contribution to Government administered fund scheme which are defined contribution plans. The Company makes specified annual contribution towards superannuation fund to Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company’s contribution is recognised as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

Defined benefit plans

Gratuity: The Company provides for gratuity, a defined benefits plan (the “Gratuity Plan”) covering eligible employees in accordance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Gratuity Plan provides a lump sum payment to vested employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee’s salary and the tenure of employment. The Company’s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

Compensated Absences: Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed or encashed within 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as short term employee benefits. The obligation towards the same is measured at the expected cost of accumulating compensated absences.

Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed beyond 12 months from the end of the year end, are treated as other long term employee benefits. The Company’s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation for which the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates. Contingent asset, are neither disclosed nor recognised in the financial statements.

K. Impairment of assets

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. Where the carrying value exceeds the estimated recoverable amount, provision for impairment is made to adjust the carrying value to the recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets estimated net realizable value and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using an appropriate discounting rate. 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 subject to a maximum of depreciable historical cost.

L. Operating lease

Lease rentals in respect of assets acquired under operating lease are recognised as an expense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis.

M. Earnings per share

The basic earnings per share are computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity shareholders for the year by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity shareholders for the year by the weighted average number of equity and dilutive equity equivalent shares outstanding during the year, except where the results would be anti-dilutive.

N. Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction of qualifying assets are capitalised. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

On 28th January, 2014, Styrolution (Jersey) Limited has transferred its entire holding of 13,189,218 (75%) equity shares to Styrolution South East Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore. Accordingly, the holding company of the Company is Styrolution South East Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore with effect from 28th January, 2014.


Mar 31, 2015

A. Basis of preparation

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis. These financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards notified under Section 211(3C) [Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended], read with General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September, 2013 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 'the Act'. The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupees rounded off to the nearest lakhs.

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.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses and the disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in current and future periods.

B. Fixed assets and depreciation / amortisation:

Tangible fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation / impairment. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific qualifying assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the tangible fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

Leasehold land is amortised on straight line basis over the period of lease.

Tangible fixed assets under construction are disclosed as capital work-in-progress.

C. Investments:

i) Long term Investments are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or market value, whichever is lower.

iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials (including stock lying at terminals), Packing Materials and Stores and Spares are valued at moving weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable and Goods -in-transit at cost.

ii) The cost of Work-in-progress and Finished Goods comprises of raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads based on normal capacity and Excise duty as applicable. Net realizable value is the estimate of the selling price less estimated cost of completion and estimated cost necessary to make the sale in the ordinary course of business as applicable.

iii) Customs Duty as applicable is included in the cost of Raw Materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition:

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Draw back, Insurance and other claims is recognised on accrual basis to the extent the ultimate realisation is reasonably certain. Interest income is recognised in the time proportion basis taking into account the amount invested and rate of interest. Indent Commission income is recognised on accrual basis.

F. Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign currency transactions:

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the year end translation at the exchange rate prevailing on the balance sheet date of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts obtained for underlying transaction is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Forward contracts to which Accounting Standard (AS) 11 - 'The Effect of Change in Foreign Exchange Rates' is applicable, the accounting policy as stated above is followed. In respect of other derivative contracts including forward foreign exchange contracts to which the aforesaid accounting standard is not applicable are marked to market at the rate on the Balance Sheet date. The resultant exchange differences are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

H. Current and deferred tax:

Income tax expense comprises current tax (i.e. amount of tax for the year determined in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961) and deferred tax charge or credit (reflecting the tax effects of timing differences between accounting income and taxable income for the period).

Current tax amount is measured at the amount expected to be paid to (recovered from) the taxation authorities, using applicable tax rates and tax laws.

Deferred tax is recognised for all the timing differences, subject to the consideration of prudence in respect of deferred tax assets. Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised, however, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carried forward loss under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the Balance Sheet date. At each Balance Sheet date, the Company reassesses unrecognised deferred tax assets, if any.

I. Employee benefits:

Short Term Employee Benefits

All employee benefits payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the service are classified as short term employee benefits and are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss as an expense at the undiscounted amount on an accrual basis.

Post Employment Employee Benefits

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which an entity pays specified contributions to a separate entity and has no obligation to pay any further amounts. The Company makes specified monthly contributions towards employee provident fund and employee state insurance contribution to Government administered fund scheme which are defined contribution plans. The Company makes specified annual contribution towards superannuation fund to Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company's contribution is recognised as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

Defined benefit plans

Gratuity: The Company provides for gratuity, a defined benefit plan (the "Gratuity Plan") covering eligible employees in accordance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Gratuity Plan provides a lump sum payment to vested employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee's salary and the tenure of employment. The Company's liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

Compensated Absences: Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed or encashed within 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as short term employee benefits. The obligation towards the same is measured at the expected cost of accumulating compensated absences.

Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed beyond 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as other long term employee benefits. The Company's liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation for which the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates. Contingent asset, are neither disclosed or recognised in the financial statements.

K. Impairment of assets

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for any indication of impairment based on internal/ external factors. Where the carrying value exceeds the estimated recoverable amount, provision for impairment is made to adjust the carrying value to the recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets estimated net realizable value and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using an appropriate discounting rate. 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 subject to a maximum of depreciable historical cost.

L. Operating lease

Lease rentals in respect of assets acquired under operating lease are recognised as an expense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis.

M. Earnings per share

The basic earnings per share are computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity shareholders for the year by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity shareholders for the year by the weighted average number of equity and dilutive equity equivalent shares outstanding during the year, except where the results would be anti-dilutive.

N. Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction of qualifying assets are capitalised. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.


Dec 31, 2013

A. Basis of preparation

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis. These financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards notified under Section 211(3C) [Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended] and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 ''the Act''. The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupees rounded off to the nearest lakhs.

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.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses and the disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in current and future periods.

B. Fixed assets and depreciation / amortisation:

Tangible fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation / impairment. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific qualifying assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/ installation of the said assets is capitalised.

Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the tangible fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

Leasehold land is amortised on straight line basis over the period of lease.

Tangible fixed assets under construction are disclosed as capital work-in-progress.

C. Investments:

i) Long term Investments are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any. ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or market value, whichever is lower. iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials (including stock lying at terminals), Packing Materials and Stores and Spares are valued at daily moving weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable and Goods-in-transit at cost. ii) The cost of Work-in-progress and Finished Goods comprises of raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads and Excise duty as applicable. Net realizable value is the estimate of the selling price in the ordinary course of business as applicable. iii) Customs Duty as applicable is included in the cost of Raw Materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition:

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Drawback, Insurance and other claims is recognised on accrual basis to the extent the ultimate realisation is reasonably certain. Interest income is recognised in the time proportion basis taking into accounts the amount invested and rate of interest. Indent Commission income is recognised on accrual basis.

F. Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign currency transactions:

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the year end translation at the exchange rate prevailing on the balance sheet date of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts obtained for underlying transaction is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

H. Current and deferred tax:

Income tax expense comprises current tax (i.e. amount of tax for the year determined in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961) and deferred tax charge or credit (reflecting the tax effects of timing differences between accounting income and taxable income for the period).

Current tax amount is measured at the amount expected to be paid to (recovered from) the taxation authorities, using applicable tax rates and tax laws.

Deferred tax is recognised for all the timing differences, subject to the consideration of prudence in respect of deferred tax assets. Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised, however, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carried forward loss under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the Balance Sheet date. At each Balance Sheet date, the Company reassesses unrecognised deferred tax assets, if any.

I. Employee benefits:

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which an entity pays specified contributions to a separate entity and has no obligation to pay any further amounts. The Company makes specified monthly contributions towards employee provident fund and employee state insurance contribution to Government administered fund scheme which are defined contribution plans. The Company makes specified annual contribution towards superannuation fund to Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company''s contribution is recognised as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

Defined benefit plans

Gratuity: The Company provides for gratuity, a defined benefit plan (the "Gratuity Plan") covering eligible employees in accordance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Gratuity Plan provides a lump sum payment to vested employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee''s salary and the tenure of employment. The Company''s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

Compensated Absences:

Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed or encased within 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as short term employee benefits. The obligation towards the same is measured at the expected cost of accumulating compensated absences. Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed beyond 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as other long term employee benefits. The Company''s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates.

K. Impairment of assets

The Company assesses at each balance sheet 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. If such recoverable amount of asset or the recoverable amount of 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 balance sheet 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.

L. Operating lease

Lease rentals in respect of assets acquired under operating lease are recognised as an expense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis.

M. Earnings per share

The basic and diluted earnings per share (''EPS'') is computed by dividing the net profit after tax for the year by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year.

Consequent upon the formation of Global joint venture, M/s. Styrolution (Jersey) Limited the acquirer, along with persons acting in concert had in terms of SEBI (SAST) Regulations 1997, made a public offer to the shareholders of the Company, vide Offer document dated January 5, 2012. M/s. Styrolution (Jersey) Limited acquired 703,075 shares representing 4% of the capital of the Company from the public as on March 2012. Subsequently to comply with the listing guidelines the promoters M/s Styrolution (Jersey) Limited made offer for sale of 12.33% of the share capital of the Company in May 2013. As a result, the total shareholding of Styrolution (Jersey) Limited is now 75.00% of the capital of the Company.

Subsequent to the year end, on 28th January, 2014, Styrolution (Jersey) Limited has transferred its entire holding of 13,189,218 (75%) equity shares to Styrolution South East Asia Pvt Ltd, Singapore. Accordingly, the holding company of the Company is Styrolution South East Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore with effect from 28th January, 2014.

b. Rights, preferences and restrictions attached to the shares

The Company has one class of equity share having a par value of Rs. 10/- per share. Each shareholder is eligible for one vote per share held. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting, except in case of interim dividend. In the event of liquidation, the equity shareholders are eligible to receive remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

e. Information on equity shares allotted without receipt of cash or allotted as bonus shares or shares bought back during five years immediately preceding December 31,2013.

No shares are allotted as bonus or allotted without receipt of cash during past five years and there has been no buy back of shares.


Dec 31, 2012

A. Basis of preparation

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis. These financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards notified under Section 211 (3C) [Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended] and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupees in Lakhs.

This is the first year of application of the revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 for the preparation of financial statements of the company. The revised schedule VI introduces some significant conceptual changes as well as new disclosures. These include classification of all assets and liabilities into current and non-current. The previous year figures have also undergone a major reclassification to comply with the requirements of the revised Schedule VI.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires manage- ment to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses and the disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in current and future periods.

B. Fixed assets and depreciation:

Tangible fixed assets

i) Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation / impairement. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific qualifying assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised.

ii) Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the tangible fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

Tangible fixed assets under construction are disclosed as capital work-in-progress.

C. Investments:

i) Long term Investments are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or market value, whichever is lower.

iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials (including stock lying at terminals), Packing Materials and Stores and Spares are valued at moving weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable and Goods-in-transit at cost.

ii) The cost of Work-in-progress and Finished Goods comprises of raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads and Excise duty as applicable. Net realizable value is the estimate of the selling price in the ordinary course of business as applicable.

iii) Customs Duty as applicable is included in the cost of Raw Materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition:

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Draw back, Insurance and other claims is recognised only when these claims are accepted. Interest income is recognised in the time proportion basis taking into accounts the amount invested and rate of interest.

F. Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign currency transactions:

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the year end translation at the exhange rate prevailing on the balance sheet date of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts obtained for underlying transaction is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

H. Current and deferred tax:

Tax expense for the period, comprising current tax and deferred tax, are included in the determination of the net profit or loss for the period.

Provision for current tax is based on the results for the year ended 31 December 2012, in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The final tax liability will be determined on the basis of the operations for the year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, being the tax year of the Company.

Deferred tax is recognised for all the timing differences, subject to the consideration of prudence in respect of deferred tax assets. Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the Balance Sheet date. At each Balance Sheet date, the Company reassesses unrecognised deferred tax assets, if any.

I. Employee benefits:

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which an entity pays specified contributions to a separate entity and has no obligation to pay any further amounts. The Company makes specified monthly contributions towards employee provident fund and employee state insurance contribution to Government administered fund scheme which are defined contribu- tion plans. The Company makes specified annual contribution towards superannuation fund to Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company''s contribution is recognised as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

Defined benefit plans

Gratuity: The Company provides for gratuity, a defined benefit plan (the "Gratuity Plan") covering eligible employees in accor- dance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The Gratuity Plan provides a lump sum payment to vested employees at retire- ment, death, incapacitation or termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee''s salary and the tenure of employment. The Company''s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an indepen- dent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

Compensated Absences: Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed or encashed within 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as short term employee benefits. The obligation towards the same is measured at the expected cost of accumulating compensated absences.

Accumulated compensated absences, which are expected to be availed beyond 12 months from the end of the year end are treated as other long term employee benefits. The Company''s liability is actuarially determined (using the Projected Unit Credit method) by an independent actuary at the end of each year. Actuarial losses/ gains are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates.

K. Impairment of asset

The Company assesses at each balance sheet 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. If such recoverable amount of asset or the recoverable amount of 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 balance sheet 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.

L. Operating lease

Lease rentals in respect of assets acquired under operating lease are recognised as an expense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis.

Consequent upon the formation of 50:50 Global joint venture between INEOS and BASF, bringing together key Styrenics business of the two joint venture partners worldwide effective October 1, 2011, M/s. Styrolution (Jersey) Limited (formerly known as INEOS ABS (Jersey) Limited), the acquirer, along with persons acting in concert has in terms of SEBI (SAST) Regulations 1997, made a public offer to the shareholders of the Company, vide Offer document dated January 5, 2012. The cash offer price is Rs. 606.81 (Rupees six hundred six and Paise eighty one only) for one fully paid up equity share of Rs. 10 each to acquire maximum of 2,931,920 equity shares representing balance 16.67% of the capital of the Company. M/s. Styrolution (Jersey) Limited has acquired 703,075 shares representing 4% of the capital of the Company from the public. As a result the total shareholding of M/s. Styrolution (Jersey) Limited is now 87.33% of the capital of the Company. The Board of Directors has since been reconstituted.

The Company''s name has been changed to Styrolution ABS (India) Limited after receiving approval from Registrar of Companies, effective May 1,2012.


Dec 31, 2011

A. Basis of Accounting:

The Financial Statements are prepared on accrual basis of accounting, in conformity with the applicable accounting principles generally accepted in India, and comply with the applicable accounting standards notified u/s 211(3C) of the Companies Act,1956 and the relevant provisions of the Act.

B. Fixed Assets and Depreciation:

I) Fixed Assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements

and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised.

ii) Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

C. Investments:

I) Investments, being long term, are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or fair value whichever is lower. iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable values, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials, (including stock lying at terminals) Packing Materials, Traded Goods and Stores and Spares are valued at moving weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT,wherever applicable and Material-in-transit at cost.

ii) The cost of work-in-progress and finished goods comprises of raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads and Excise duty as applicable. Net realizable value is the estimate of the selling price in the ordinary course of business as applicable.

iii) Customs Duty as applicable is included in the cost of traded goods and raw materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition:

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax, Excise Duty and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Draw back, Insurance and other claims is recognised only when these claims are accepted.

F. Research and Development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The Revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign Currency Transactions:

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the profit and loss account.

H. Taxes on Income :

Current Tax:

Current Tax is determined as the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year.

Deferred Tax:

Deferred Tax resulting from timing differences between book and tax profits is accounted for under the liability method, at the current rate of tax, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallise.

I. Retirement Benefits:

a) In case of Defined Contribution plans, the Company's contributions to these plans are charged to the Profit and Loss Account as incurred. Liability for Defined Benefit plans is provided on the basis of valuations, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The actuarial valuation method used for measuring the liability is the Projected Unit Credit method. The obligations are measured as the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at rates reflecting the prevailing market yields of Indian Government securities as at the Balance Sheet date for the estimated term of the obligations. The estimate of future salary increases considered takes into account the inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors. The expected rate of return of plan assets is the Company's expectation of the average long term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligations. Plan assets are measured at fair value as at the Balance Sheet date. The liability for leave encashment and compensated absences is provided on the basis of valuation, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary.

b) Actuarial gains and losses comprise experience adjustments and the effects of changes in actuarial assumptions and are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities:

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates.

K. Impairment of Asset :

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet 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. If such recoverable amount of asset or the recoverable amount of 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 if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount.


Dec 31, 2010

A. Basis of Accounting

The Financial Statements are prepared on accrual basis of accounting, in conformity with the applicable accounting principles generally accepted in India, and comply with the applicable accounting standards notified u/s 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions of the Act.

B. Fixed Assets and Depreciation

i) Fixed Assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improvements and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised.

ii) Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

C. Investments

i) Investments, being long term, are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or fair value whichever is lower.

iii) Income on investment:

Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable values, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials, Packing Materials, Stores and Spares are valued at weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable.

ii) Work-in-process and Material-in-transit (including stock lying at terminals) are valued at cost.

iii) Finished goods and traded goods are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value.

iv) Customs Duty and Excise Duty as the case may be, are included in the cost of finished products, traded goods and raw materials lying in stock.

E. Revenue recognition

The Company recognises sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax, Excise Duty and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Draw back, Insurance and other claims is recognised only when these claims are accepted.

F. Research and Development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The Revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G. Foreign Currency Transactions

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognised in the profit and loss account.

H. Taxes on Income

Current Tax

Current Tax is determined as the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year.

Deferred Tax

Deferred Tax resulting from timing differences between book and tax profits is accounted for under the liability method, at the current rate of tax, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallise.

I. Retirement Benefits

a) In case of Defined Contribution plans, the Companys contributions to these plans are charged to the Profit and Loss Account as incurred. Liability for Defined Benefit plans is provided on the basis of valuations, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The actuarial valuation method used for measuring the liability is the projected Unit Credit method. The obligatins are measured as the present value of estimated future cashflows discounted at rates reflecting the prevailing market yields of Indian Government securities as at the Balance Sheet date for the estimated term of the obligations. The estimate of future salary increases considered takes into account the inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors. The expected rate of return of plan assets is the Companys expectatin of the average long term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligations. Plan assets are measured at fair value as at the Balance Sheet date. The liability for leave enchashment and compensated absences is provided on the basis of valuation, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary.

b) Actuarial gains and losses comprise experience adjustments and the effects of changes in actuarial assumptions and are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognises a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates.

K Impairment of Asset

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet 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. If such recoverable amount of asset or the recoverable amount of 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 if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount. 2010 2009 (Rupees 000) (Rupees 000)


Dec 31, 2009

A. Basis of Accounting

The Financial Statements are prepared on accrual basis of accounting, in conformity with the applicable accounting principles generally accepted in India, and comply with the applicable accounting standards notified u/s 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions of the Act.

B. Fixed Assets and Depreciation

i) Fixed Assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost comprises of cost of acquisition, cost of improve- ments and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to the condition for its intended use. Interest on loans taken for procurement of specific assets accrued up to the date of acquisition/installation of the said assets is capitalised.

ii) Depreciation for the year has been provided on all the fixed assets (except in the case of leasehold land which is being amortised over the period of the lease) on the Straight Line Method at the rates specified as per Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956.

C. Investments

i) Investments, being long term, are stated at cost, less other than temporary diminution in value, if any.

ii) Current Investments are stated at cost or fair value whichever is lower.

iii) Income on investment: Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive is established.

D. Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable values, which are determined as follows:

i) Raw Materials, Packing Materials, Stores and Spares are valued at weighted average cost after taking credit for CENVAT, wherever applicable.

ii) Work-in-process and Material-in-transit (including stock lying at terminals) are valued at cost.

iii) Finished goods and traded goods are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value.

iv) Customs Duty and Excise Duty as the case may be, are included in the cost of finished products, traded goods and raw materials lying in stock.

E Revenue recognition

The Company recognizes sales at the point of transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the customers. Sales are net of Sales Tax, Excise Duty and returns.

Revenue in respect of Duty Draw back, Insurance and other claims is recognised only when these claims are accepted.

F. Research and Development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is treated in the same manner as Fixed Assets. The Revenue expenditure on Research and Development is charged off as an expense in the year in which it is incurred.

G Foreign Currency Transactions

The transactions in foreign currencies are accounted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gain or loss resulting from the settlement of such transaction and from the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account. In cases where they relate to acquisition of fixed assets, they are adjusted to carrying cost of such assets.Premium or discount in respect of forward contracts is accounted over the period of contracts. The exchange difference measured by the change in rate between date of inception of forward contract and date of balance sheet is applied on foreign currency amount of the forward contract and is recognized in the profit and loss account.

H. Taxes on Income

Current Tax

Current Tax is determined as the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year.

Deferred Tax

Deferred Tax resulting from timing differences between book and tax profits is accounted for under the liability method, at the current rate of tax, to the extent that the timing differences are expected to crystallise.

Fringe Benefit Tax:

Provision for Fringe Benefit Tax has been made in accordance with the applicable Income Tax Laws prevailing for relevant Assessment Years.

1. Retirement Benefits

a) In case of Defined Contribution plans, the Companys contributions to these plans are charged to the Profit and Loss Account as incurred. Liability for Defined Benefit plans is provided on the basis of valuations, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The actuarial valuation method used for measuring the liability is the Projected Unit Credit method. The obligations are measured as the present value of estimated future cashflows discounted at rates reflecting the prevailing market yields of Indian Government securities as at the Balance Sheet date for the estimated term of the obligations. The estimate of future salary increases considered takes into account the inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors. The expected rate of return of plan assets is the Companys expectation of the average long term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligations. Plan assets are measured at fair value as at the Balance Sheet date. The Liability for leave encashment and compensated absences is provided on the basis of valuation, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by and independent actuary.

b) Actuarial gains and losses comprise experience adjustments and the effects of changes in actuarial assumptions and are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account in the year in which they arise.

J. Provision and Contingent Liabilities

The Company recognizes a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for contingent liability is made when there is possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. Where there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.

Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect current best estimates.

K Impairment of Asset

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet 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. If such recoverable amount of asset or the recoverable amount of 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 if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount.

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