(A) INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
The year 2009-10 showed comeback for the global economy in general and the Indianeconomy in particular. The outlook for the Indian economy continues to remain positivewhich will offer a lot of business opportunities to NBFC industry in the country.
The NBFC industry in which your company operates provide a variety of servicesincluding fund-based and fee-based activities and cater to retail and non-retail markets,continued to witness strong competition in their traditional areas of retail ending fromBanks and Financial Institutions. Banks which have inherent advantage of lower cost offunds, are taking an increasing share in retail financing and providing a strongcompetition to NBFCs. In this scenario, NBFCs are under pressure to cut costs and todevelop a focused marketing approach on selected customer segments by offering morepersonalized services.
(B) BUSINESS REVIEW
The Company's operations continue to be mainly focused in the areas of Inter-corporateInvestments, Trading in Securities and Financing. Segment-wise brief outline of financialand operational performance during the year under report is as under :
(i) Fees, Commission and Brokerage
During the year, the Company earned income by way of Fees, Commission and Brokerage ofRs. 1.27 Lacs against Rs. 44.48 Lacs in the previous year.
(ii) Inter-corporate Investments
The Company's investment portfolio is reviewed from time to time and securities arebought to add to the Portfolio or sold in order to make Capital gains. Details of theCompany's investments are given in Schedule 5 of the Balance Sheet of the Company as at31st March, 2010.
During the year under report, the Company has made a profit of Rs. 50.14.Lacs on saleof long term investments.
During the year, the Company earned income by way of Dividend of Rs. 42.48 Lacs on theinvestments as against Rs. 36.68 Lacs in the previous year.
(iii) Trading in Securities
During the year under review, the Company concentrated its focus on trading insecurities and has made a profit of Rs. 641.14 Lacs.
During the year under report the Company earned interest income of Rs. 37.00 Lacs asagainst Rs. 6.22 Lacs in the previous year.
(C) OUTLOOK, RISKS AND CONCERNS
The Company intends to continue focusing on trading in securities and financing besidesfee based activities. Your Company has been making a judicious use of funds for generatingrevenues in a risk prone environment. Your
Company will continue to explore opportunities in other areas related to itsoperations.
The Company like any other Company is exposed to specific risks that are particular toits business and the environment within which it operates. The company is exposed to themarket risk (including liquidity risk) and also the factors that are associated withcapital market, which inter alia includes economic/business cycle, fluctuations in thestock prices in the market, besides the interest rate volatility, and credit risk. TheCompany is confident of managing these risks by maintaining a conservative financialprofile, and by following prudent business and risk management practices.
(D) OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
Your Company intends to increase its thrust on security based financing to SME's. TheCompany is carefully gauging each opportunity in terms of risks and rewards involved. YourCompany would also endeavor to strengthen its subsidiary and associate companies and alsomake efforts to harness the benefits of group synergy. The management is also exploringother avenues of business.
(E) INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM
The Company has proper and adequate system of internal controls to ensure that all itsassets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposition ofassets and that the transactions are recorded and reported. The Company ensures adherenceto all internal control policies and procedures as well as compliance with all regulatoryguidelines. Besides, the Audit Committee reviews the internal controls at periodicintervals in close coordination with the Internal Auditors.
(F) HUMAN RESOURCES
Your company is in service industry and its performance is dependent on the knowledgeand expertise of its personnel. The Company is having dedicated employees who help thecompany to achieve its goals.
(G) CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
Some of the statements in this Management Discussion and AnalysisReportdescribing the Company's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations orpredictions may be forward looking statements within the meaning of applicablesecurities laws and regulations.
Actual results might differ substantially from those expressed or implied. Importantdevelopments that could affect the Company's operations include demand supply conditions,changes in Government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within India