Baroda Extrusion Ltd Management Discussions.
The Indian economy registered a GDP rate at 7.4 % in the year 2017-18 and planned to raise the GDP rate up to 7.6 % in the year 2018-19 due to the highly volatile global outlook. The current economic scenario is loaded with high fiscal, trade and current account deficits, a weak rupee vulnerable to speculative trends of market mechanism. However optimistic to sustain and grow in terms of volume and Income in view of having stable and visionary Central Government in the Country.
The Companys operations are continued to be focused on Commodity market- related activities and finding out of risk hedging tools. Further, your Company will continue to explore additional opportunities in areas related to its operations.
a) Industry Structure and Development:
Baroda Extrusion is engaged in manufacturing of High Quality of EC grade copper for heavy electronics users like for High Voltage Transformers, SFG Switch Gears, and Top Gears with melting capacity of 3000 MT Per Annum. T.
b) Opportunities and Threats:
Power Sector is growing by 30% every year and copper is in very high demand. All heavy electrical industries, electrical panel board manufactures electrical switch gears units and manufacturers, sub-miscible pumps needs copper tubes/ flakes/ rods which is the product of Baroda Extrusion.
Copper prices are increasing in the market; engineering units may find substitute material for copper. But as the conductivity of the copper is very good chances of the substitution are very less.
The demand for the products is growing steadily as there is a considering gap between demand and supply of extrusion products. This prevailing scenario leaves an opportunity for the company to expand and thereby to utilize the existing manufacturing capacity to a great extent. Even the Export potential for the product manufactured by the company is also very bright provided certain improvement in the technology and the quality of the product is achieved.
The copper being a high cost raw material as compared to other industries, the requirements for the working capital is comparatively more than the other segments and thereby heavy interest burden affects the desired net margin. The entry of new player in the industry with improved technology and lower cost. Upward price revision in copper and brass, which is the basic raw material adversely affect the gross margin.
c) Segment wise performance or product wise performance
The segment wise report is not furnished as the company is presently engaged in one business segment i.e. copper extrusion.
As already mentioned that there is a considerable gap between demand and supply of extrusion products. Even the opportunities for exports is a bright which can be achieved by improving the technology and thereby quality of the product. The company is confident that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the profitability of the company would improve in the current financial year.
e) Risk and Concerns:
The operating profit is not being achieved due to fluctuation in copper prices coupled with heavy interest burden. Reduction in production cost as an economy measure and utilization of existing manufacturing capacity by undertaking job work activity would help the company in achieving desired level of profitability.
f) Internal Control Systems and Adequacy:
Your Company is in the process of implementing effective internal control procedures commensurate with the size and nature of business. These procedures would ensure efficient use and protection of the resources and compliance with policies, procedures and statutes. There is procedure of periodically review of the existing internal control system.
g) Discussion on Financial Performance:
During the year under review, the total income stood at Rs. 51,26,93,320/- for the year as against Rs. 30,55,70,606/- in the previous year. The company could not achieve the desired level of net margin due to exceptionally lower yield due to old machinery.
h) Human Resources:
Recognizing that people are an important part of the organization, a major exercise in training and development of employees has been undertaken at all levels. The Company gives a lot of importance to Human Resources activities. These activities have helped to retain and motivate employees of the company to face this difficult period.
|For and on behalf of Board of Directors|
|Of Baroda Extrusion Limited|
|Date: 30th May, 2019||Sd/-|
|Place: Vadodara||Parasmal Kanugo|