INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
The Indian footwear industry has witnessed a metamorphosis growth with the advent of new retail brands in the market. The industry has grown by leaps & bounds in the last decade with the introduction of new technology and inflow of investments. Your Company is predominantly engaged in the manufacturing of Light Weight Hawai Chappals, Canvas Shoes, PVC Shoes, Synthetic Leather Chappals, Fancy Chappals and also engaged in manufacturing of EVA Injected Footwear. Your Company's brand name 'LEHAR' has built up a better image over the other brands available in the local market. The major demand in non leather footwear sector is of PU Chappals because it is the cheapest footwear available in India. The PU Chappals have captured 75% of demand in rural areas, because in rural areas people use this product as multipurpose footwear.
Stiff competition in the footwear industry.
Change of technology.
Opening of the Indian economy for overseas players
Any unfavourable change in Govt. Policies may affect the profitability of the company.
Entry of new competitors in the domestic market.
Scarcity of technically skilled personnel.
Very good demand of products of the Company.
Strong management team and a motivated and efficient work force.
Profit making company since incorporation with proven track record.
Multi- product capability having integrated facilities.
Good operational performance.
Effective marketing network.
Good R & D.
SEGMENT-WISE OR PRODUCT-WISE PERFORMANCE
The Company is mainly engaged in the business of manufacturing of Footwear, so the Management considers Footwear as the only business segment of the Company.
There is still lot of potential for growth in the turnover of the Company because the demand of Company's products in the market is fast increasing. The Company is specially developing an innovative and different type of product as per requirement of the market. There is a strong Demand of Eva & PU product in the market hence management has planned to expand its production capacity to cater the increased demand.
RISK AND CONCERN
Your Company continuously ascertains risks and concerns in the Footwear Industry affecting its present operations, future performances and business environment. In order to overcome such risks and concerns your Company adopts preventive measures as considered expedient and necessary.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY
The Company has an adequate system of internal controls comprising authorization levels, supervision, checks and balances and procedures through documented policy guidelines and manuals, which provide that all transactions are authorized, recorded and reported correctly and compliance with policies and statues are ensured. The operational managers exercise their control over business processes through operational systems, procedural manual and financial limits of authority manual, which are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis to improve the systems and efficiency of operations. The company places prime importance on an effective internal audit system. The internal control system is supplemented by internal audit, regular review by the management and well-documented policies. The Company has an independent internal audit system to monitor the entire operations and services. The top management and Audit Committee of the Board review the findings of the Internal Auditor and takes remedial actions accordingly.
DISCUSSIONS ON FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE VIS-A-VIS OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Financial performance of the Company has been good despite of an adverse economic environment and your company is doing well on fulfilling its objectives of growth, profitability and maximization of shareholders wealth.
Turnover of the Company for the year under review has been increased by 9% from Rs. 7705.19 Lacs to 8365.79 Lacs. This increase in turnover is majorly on account of increase in sales volume, however selling price remained almost constant, the Net Profit of the Company is Rs.214.48 lacs as against Rs. 170.25 Lacs in the previous year.
MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HUMAN RESOURCES / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FRONT INCLUDING NUMBER OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED
The Company always believes that its growth is closely linked with the growth and overall development of its employees. The Company is committed to upgrade the skill of its employees and to create an environment where excellence is recognized and rewarded. The target is to place right people at right position and to enhance the efficiency, working speed, competency and time management skill of its employees. The Company's endeavour is to create an environment where people can use all of their capabilities in promoting the business of the Company. Number of people employed, as at 31/03/2015 is 204 including the contract labour.
_ The report may contain certain statements that the Company believes are, or may be considered to be forward looking statements that describe our objectives, plans or goals. All these forward looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including but limited to, Government action, economic development, risks inherent in the Company's growth strategy and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward looking statements.