JVL Agro Industries Ltd

BSE: 519248 | NSE: JVLAGRO | ISIN: INE430G01026 
Market Cap: [Rs.Cr.] 299.70 | Face Value: [Rs.] 1
Industry: Miscellaneous

Director's Report
DIRECTORS

Dear members

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 25th Annual Report together with theAudited Statement of Accounts of the Company for the financial year ended on March 31,2014.

Financial Performance (Rs. In Crore)
Year Ended March 31, 2014 Previous Year March 31, 2013
Sales and other Income 4354.91 3817.34
Profit before depreciation 88.77 87.43
Depreciation 18.75 10.21
Profit after depreciation 70.02 77.22
Provision for taxation 3.16 10.91
Add: MAT Credit 0.00 0.00
Profit after tax 66.86 66.31
Less:
Previous year’s Income / Expenses - -
Profit after previous year’s adjustment 66.86 66.31
Add: Credit Balance
Profit brought forward from previous year 201.41 171.96
Add:
Transfer from Investment Allowance Reserve
268.27 238.27
Provision for Dividend 3.36 2.88
Provision for Dividend Tax 0.57 0.47
Transfer to General Reserve 2.00 5.00
Deferred Tax 5.60 5.94
Income Tax for earlier years 0.00 0.00
Transfer to Capital Reserve 22.33 22.57
Provision 0.20 -
Credit Balance carried over to Balance Sheet 234.21 201.41
268.27 238.27

Appropriations

Dividend

Your Directors are pleased to recommend a dividend of 20 % (previous year dividend20%), subject to the approval of the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting, for fullypaid-up equity shares of RS. 1.00 each, amounting to RS. 3.66 Crore (previous yeardividend RS. 2.88 Crore). The tax on distributed profits payable on this dividend is RS.0.57 Crore (previous year RS. 0.47 Crore) making the aggregate distribution to RS. 3.93Crore (previous year RS. 3.35 Crore). The proposed dividend will be tax-free in the handsof the shareholders.

Transfer to Reserves

The Board recommended a transfer of RS. 2.00 crores to the General Reserve (previousyear RS. 5.00 Crore).

Performance in the year 2013-14

In the financial year 2013-14, the Company performed unexpectedly. The Company crossedits top line target of RS. 4400.00 Crore. The total revenue of the financial year 2013-14is RS. 4405.31 Crore which was RS. 3837.38 Crore in the financial year 2012-13. There is agrowth of 14.80%. The revenue of all the four quarters of 2013-14 surpassed thecorresponding period of the last financial year 2012-13. As far as the half-yearly trendis concerned, the turnover of the Company for the first half year period ended as onSeptember 30, 2013 is RS. 2021.00 Crore which was RS. 2019.33 Crore in the same period infinancial year 2012-13. We can clearly see that the Company performed tremendously well inthe financial year 2013-14. Profit after tax has also gone up from RS. 60.37 Crore in2012-13 to RS. 61.26 Crore in the year 2013-14. EBIDTA for the year 2012-13 was RS. 111.56Crore and increased to RS. 123.97 Crore in year 2013-14 i.e. by 11.12%. Further the Cashprofit also increased from RS. 70.58 Crore in the year 2012-13 to RS. 80.01 Crore in theyear 2013-14.

Current Performance

The Company is moving aggressively on its sales and marketing efforts and reaching outto bigger population in line with its plan to become a pan-India company. It continues tofollow the policy of perpetual technological upgradation. The Company is ISO9001:2008-certified in recognition of the organisation’s quality system.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on 22.09.2014 at 11.00 A.M. at‘Hotel Gateway (Taj)’, Nadesar, Varanasi (U.P.) to transact the businesses asspecified in the Notice of the meeting.

Expansion Plans

1. Your company is in the process of getting the final approval from the Ministry ofFood Processing for its proposed food park on 80acres in Bihar. The company will set-upunits related to the FMCG space in this food park.

2. The company proposes to set-up a 500 metric tonnes per day plant in Ethiopia. Thiswill be a big step for the company to start it’s work in Africa which is the next bigarea of growth.

3. Your company is in the process of buyng a land in North-East to set-up an edible oilrefinery of 750 MTPD.

4. The sunflower oil processing plant of the company in West Bengal (Haldia) shouldstart production in the next quarter. This will be in addition to the portfolio ofsoybean, mustard, cotton, palm and vanaspati oils of the company.

5. Your company will start it’s rice mill in the full fledged manned from thisseason of paddy production in Bihar from third quarter of financial year 2014-15 onwards.

6. Your Company is in the process of buying land in Gujarat to set-up a refinery of1000 MTPD (with captive power plant) based on palm oil and Soyabean oil.

7. Other FMCG products will be introduced among the consumers leveraging the capacityof the existing marketing channel of the Company.

8. Your Company has also launched sunflower oil in the premium segment.

9. Your Company is also inclined to come up with more of high value added premiumproducts.

Secretarial Audit

As directed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) secretarial audit is beingcarried out at the specified periodity by a practicing Company secretary. The findings ofthe secretarial audit were satisfactory.

Human Resources

The Company’s comprehensive HR policy interalia provides manpower training anddevelopment, keeping in mind the growing requirement for custom trained manpower at itsnew initiatives. The Company’s factory at Naupur is used as a training ground fortechnical manpower. The employees are also sent to the Company’s other units fortraining which helps in reducing manpower costs, avoids poaching of the Company’smanpower, and develops a sense of belonging among the Company employees, resulting inemployee satisfaction and a high employee retention rate.

The Company’s office is fully computerized. The new recruits are trained with anERP system when they join, bringing out their true potential. The Company hires engineers,ITIs, MBAs, among others, for internal training and then positions them at theCompany’s other locations. The management interacts regularly with staff members tounderstand their needs and problems and to create a suitable working environment.

The Company promotes employees working in the lower order on a regular basis, and alsotransfers them to other branches to enable them to undertake more challenging roles,resulting in employee growth and development. The Company provides accommodation toemployees whom needed and takes appropriate efforts to make them feel at home.

The Company conducts various sporting activities and celebrates Independence day andRepublic day. These initiatives help boost employee morale and create a cordialenvironment. The senior management participates in various training programmes and attendsconferences to update their knowledge base, in turn providing better value to the Company.These proactive measures resulted in an improved performance and a reduction in employeeturnover.

The Company is planning on developing a recreation centre for employees and theirfamilies in Varanasi, along with a state-of-the-art guest house for employees travellingto the head office from the various offices/units.

Capital and Borrowings

During the year, there was no change in the paid-up equity share capital of theCompany. Thus the paid up equity share capital of the company stands at RS. 16,79,40,000divided into 16,79,40,000 equity shares of RS. 1/- each.

During the year 2013-14, the Company availed credit facilities from State Bank ofIndia, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank ofTravancore and Standard Chartered Bank for its Varanasi and Alwar (Rajasthan) unit, underthe consortium arrangement. The Company also availed credit facilities from consortium ledby State Bank of India for the units in Bihar. The total outstanding long-term loans frombanks/ financial institution/others as on March 31, 2014 is RS. 107.28 Crore (previousyear RS. 127.94 Crore). The gross fixed assets increased by RS. 74.48 Crore representingcapital expenditure on setting up new projects, expansion of existing manufacturingfacility, research and development facility, other maintenance capital expenditure and fortechnological upgradation. The Company had cash and cash equivalents aggregating to RS.439.32 Crore as on March 31, 2014, as against RS. 323.73 Crore as on March 31, 2013. Thisincrease is largely on account of increase in cash generated from operating activities.The Company has sufficient financial flexibility, in terms of available cash and cashequivalents and committed facilities from banks/financial institution to finance thefuture growth plans and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

Cash Flow Statement

In accordance with the requirement of Clause 32 of Listing Agreement of the stockexchange cash flow statement duly verified by the Auditors together with their certificateis annexed hereto.

Statutory Auditors

M/s Singh Dikshit & Co., Chartered Accountants, Varanasi, U.P., Auditors of theCompany hold office until the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and areeligible for re-appointment.

The Company has received letter from M/s Singh Dikshit & Company, CharteredAccountants, to the effect that their appointment, if made, would be within the prescribedlimits of Section 141(3)(g) of the Companies Act, 2013 and that they are not disqualifiedfor such appointment within the meaning of Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Auditors Reports

The notes to the accounts referred to in the Auditors’ Report have been explainedin note schedule of the Audited accounts. Your directors however like to briefly clarifythe auditors’ qualification as follows:

A. The Company has a large network of suppliers dealing with raw material, packingmaterials, among others, catering to the Company and buyers of its finished products.Hence it is not possible to get confirmation from each and every party therefore theAuditors has qualified the same.

B. The Company has not made provision for diminution in the value of long-terminvestments and it is of the opinion that the fall in the value of such investments is notof permanent nature.

C. The salary and wages include payment of remuneration of RS. 20.00 lacs to Mr. D.N.Jhunjhunwala, Chairman, RS. 25.00 lacs to Mr. S. N. Jhunjhunwala, Managing Director andRS. 19.00 lacs to Mr. Adarsh Jhunjhunwala, Wholetime Director of the Company.

D. Advances given to Mr. D. N. Jhunjhunwala and Mr. S. N. Jhunjhunwala are pertainingto the Company.

E. Other observations made in the Auditors’ Report are self-explanatory thereforedo not call for further comments under Section 217 of the Companies Act, 1956.

F. The contingent liability mentioned in Note No.18 are payable only on the basis oflegal pronouncement made by the different authorities previously.

G. The Company maintained cost records under Section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act,1956.

Particulars of the Employees

Company’s (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975 as amended read with section217(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to the Company as there are noemployees drawing the minimum salary envisaged in the rules.

Audit Committee

Pursuant to the requirement under section 292(A) of the Companies Act, 1956, an AuditCommittee was constituted. The Committee comprises Mr. D. N. Jhunjhunwala, Dr. S. K.Dikshit and Mr. Mahesh Kedia, Directors of the Company.

Directors Responsibility Statement

The Board of Directors of the Company confirms:

A. That in preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards havebeen followed and there has been no material departure.

B. That the selected accounting policies were applied consistently and the Directorsmade judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fairview of the state of the affairs of the Company as on March 31, 2014 and profit of theCompany for the year ended on that date.

C. That the proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records and are in accordance with the provision of the Companies Act, 1956 forsafeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and others.

D. That the assumption of going concern is followed.

Directors’ Re-Appointment

Mr.Kanhaiya Lal Goenka, Mr.Mahesh kedia, Mr. Shashi Kant Dikshit and Mr. Harsh Agarwalare Independent Directors of the Company who are liable for retire by rotation as per oldCompanies Act, 1956. The necessary resolutions for their appointment as IndependentDirectors under Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Clause 49 of the ListingAgreement to hold office for a term of 5 (five) consecutive years up to 31st March, 2019are contained in the notice for your approval.

Mr. Adarsh Jhunjhunwala is the Director, retiring by rotataion in pursuance of section152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and being eligible offer himself for re-appoiment

Listing of Shares

The equity shares of the Company continue to be listed during the year under review atthe National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh Stock ExchangeAssociation Ltd., Kanpur, and Delhi Stock Exchange Limited, New Delhi. The annual listingfees of each of these stock exchanges were paid on due date.

Corporate Governance

As required by Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a separate report on CorporateGovernance is included Annexure II to the Director’s Report in the annual report andyour Directors affirm that the Company has, during the year under review, complied withthe conditions of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.

Management discussion and analysis

As required by Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the detailed analysis of theoperating performance of the Company for the year, the state of affairs and the keychanges in the operating environment has been included in the management discussion andanalysis section which forms a part of the annual report.

Conservation Of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings

As required u/s 217(1) (e) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with Companies (Disclosureof Particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988, the information onconservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and out go aregiven in Annexure I forming part of this report.

Corporate Social Responsibility

During the year, your directors have constituted the corporate social responsibilitycommittee comprising Mr. Mahesh Kedia as the chairman and Mr. Adarsh Jhunjhunwala And S.N.Jhunjhunwala as other members. The said committee has been entrusted with theresponsibility of formulating and recommending to the board, a Corporate Socialresponsibility (CSR Policy) indicating the activities to be undertaken by the company.Monitoring the implementation of the framework of the CSR Policy and recommending theamount to be spent on CSR activities.

Education

Two schools are operated for educating the impoverished and social upliftment in andaround the area of operations – first, Prahlad Rai Jhunjhunwala Saraswati ShishuMandir with 400 students close to the Varanasi unit

And the second Hari Vidhya Mandir Higher Secondary School with 300 students proximateto the site of the Company’s proposed SEZ (being developed by one of the Groupcompanies).

Both schools are affiliated to the UP Board and funded by the Company. JVL alsoprovides scholarships to deserving students. The company bought more buses to pick thechildren from remote places and bring them to study at these two school, so that it canspread the message of education and help the needy who cannot afford to travel to itsschool every day.

Health

It plans to adopt a hospital in the village near the plant to cater to the medicalneeds of the residents. This initiative is in the process of getting started and themanagement is currently engaged in formalities to obtain clearance. The Company is tryingto provide medical facilities to the village, which will eliminate the need to travel totowns for medical aid and treatment. The Company also provides drinking water to localsand laborers at the Haldia refinery.

Sponsors health camps for local communities. This also includes providing financialhelp and free medical facilities to the ill and the challenged (mentally and physically).

Environmental

Initiatives to improve the environment enrich community life and preserve ecologicalbalance through a strong environment conscience.

The company has undertaken a plantation drive on the occasion of Independence Day andplanted 2500 trees close to all its units in India. The company is also adopting parks inVaranasi for its maintenance as its contribution to the society for greener tomorrow.

Spiritual and Religious

Makes donations for the construction of temples, mosques and churches, among otherreligious structures; provides drinking water in rural areas; executes various plans forland development, plantation and self-help groups.

Others

The company is making good policies and implementing them for the interest of itsemployees, stakeholders and everybody having interest in the company by producing qualityproduct, instant credit mechanism, good working capital cycle, among others.

Appreciation and acknowledgements

Your Directors are grateful and pleased to place on record the appreciation for theirsupport, trust, guidance and cooperation extended and reposed by all its stakeholders,employees, customers, consumers, media, financial institutions and banks, all agencies ofGovernment of India and other central and state government bodies, statutory andregulatory bodies and local authorities in the Company and look forward to their continuedpatronage. The Board also expresses its appreciation of the understanding and supportextended by the shareholders and employees of the Company.

For and on behalf of the Board
Sd/-
Place: Varanasi (D. N. Jhunjhunwala)
Dated: August 25, 2014 Chairman

"Annexure 1"

Annexure to Director’s Report

Particulars as required u/s 217 (1) (e) of the Companies Act, 1956 for the year endedMarch 31, 2014

(Rs. In Crore)
Year Ended March 31, 2014 Previous Year March 31, 2013
(A) Power & Fuel Consumption
(1) Electricity
(a) Purchased
Unit (000) 21678 17255
Total Amount (Rs. Crore) 15.87 10.41
Rate/Unit Rs. 7.32 6.03
(b) Own Generation
(i) Through Diesel Generators
Unit (000) 963 1960
Total Amount (Rs. Crore) 1.35 2.55
Rate/Unit Rs. 14.02 13.01
(ii) Through Turbine
Unit (000) 12030 9957
Total Amount (Rs. Crore) 2.20 2.08
Rate/Unit Rs. 1.83 2.09
(2) Coal/Husk
Quantity (M.T.) 103425 100943
Total Coal/Husk (Rs. Crore) 35.00 34.46
Average Rate Rs. 3384.09 3413.81
(3) Furnace Oil - -
(4) Other/Internal Generation - -
(B) Consumption per MT of Vanaspati production
Electricity 53.59 62.16
Furnace Oil
Coal (Kgs.) /Husk (Kgs.) 160 215
(C) Technology Absorption
Adaptation & Innovation -
(D) Foreign Exchange Earning and Outgo (Rs. In Crore) (Rs. In Crore)
Total Foreign Exchange earned 20.88 32.35
Total Foreign Exchange Used - -
   
Futures & Options Quote
Future Data Not present
Key Information

Key Executives:

D N Jhunjhunwala , Chairman

S N Jhunjhunwala , Managing Director

S K Dikshit , Director

Mahesh Kedia , Director


Company Head Office / Quarters:

Jhunjhunwala Bhavan,
Nati Imli,
Varanasi,
Uttar Pradesh-221001
Phone : Uttar Pradesh-91-542-2595930-31-32 / Uttar Pradesh-
Fax : Uttar Pradesh-91-542-2595941 / Uttar Pradesh-
E-mail : rohitjaiswa@jvlagro.com
Web : http://www.jvlagro.com

Registrars:

MCS Ltd
F-65 1st Floor,Okhla Industrial Are,Phase-I,New Delhi-110020

 
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