Brooks Laboratories Ltd Directors Report.

The Board of Directors of your Company has pleasure in presenting the 19th Annual Report on the affairs of the Company together with the Standalone and Consolidated Financials Audited Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2021.

1. Financial Results

The Financial Results for the year are as under: -

(Rs. In lakhs)

PARTICULARS STANDALONE CONSOLIDATED
2020-21 2019-20 2020-2021 2019-2020
Turnover 7724.69 6968.85 7724.69 -
Other Income 98.79 40.63 73.55 -
Total Income 7823.48 7009.48 7798.24 -
Expenditure 7648.31 7361.06 7672.6 -
Profit before Depreciation, Interest & Tax (PBDIT) 175.17 (351.58) 125.64 -
Financial Expenses (Interest) 309.41 335.03 309.84 -
Profit before Depreciation and Tax (PBDT) (134.24) (686.61) (184.2) -
Depreciation and Amortization 709.29 664.76 714.33 -
Profit before Tax (PBT) (843.53) (1351.37) (898.53) -
Extraordinary items (Gain) 10.79 14.73 - -
Share of Profit/(loss) of Associate - - (0.80) -
Income Tax (net of MAT Credit) 715.23 1086.23 1038.22 -
Profit after Tax (1547.97) (2422.87) (1937.55) -
Earnings per Share (in Rs.) (6.31) (13.84) (7.84) -

2. Performance of the Company

During the year, on standalone basis your Company has achieved a turnover of Rs.7724.69 lakhs as compared to Rs. 6968.85 lakh in the previous year showing an increase in turnover as compare to previous year. The Company has incurred a net Loss after tax and depreciation of Rs. 1547.97 lakhs as compared to loss of Rs. 2422.87 lakhs in the previous year.

3. Operations during the year

The company operated the Baddi plant at almost full capacity, though the production in units was more but realization per unit went down due to stiff competition resulting in lower sales in value terms. Also we have gone selective in government tenders due to delayed payment of various government agencies thus reducing our sales realization. Sales at Vadodara facility have started picking up but at low pace due to delays in approvals from regulatory agencies of different countries. With more international approvals in coming year and by the Investment of JV partner Steriscience Specialties Private Limited (vide Novation agreement dated October 16, 2020 Steriscience Private Limited assigned its duties, rights and responsibilities to Steriscience Specialties Private Limited) ‘SSPL which will be deployed to set up new project of Ertapenem and API facility for Carbapenems, we expect to have multifold increase in sales in Vadodara facility.

4. Dividends

In view of the financial constraints during the year, the Board of Directors has not recommended any dividend for this year.

5. Reserves

The Company has not transferred any amount to reserves and not withdrawn any amount from the reserves.

6. Deposits

During the financial year 2020-21, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the provisions of Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

7. Joint Venture Agreement

The Company has entered into a joint venture agreement vide the Board resolution passed on July 21,2020 with a Bengaluru based company, Streriscience Private Limited (vide Novation agreement dated October 16, 2020 Steriscience Private Limited assigned its duties, rights and responsibilities to Steriscience Specialties Private Limited), a company whose promoters have understanding and international reach and strong track record and presence in many regulated countries. This will transform companys credibility in those territories and open up more business opportunities. It shall also enhance the manufacturing capabilities of the company with more innovative products, as a result of fresh investments and richer experience coming in from our Joint Venture partner.

8. Share Capital

The paid up equity Share capital of the company as on 31st March, 2021 was Rs. 2470.28 lakhs.

9. Change in the nature of business, if any

During the year, there was no change in the nature of business of the company.

10. Consolidated Financial Statement Pursuant to Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"), the consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, prepared in accordance with the relevant Accounting Standard specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, form part of this Annual Report. Pursuant to the provisions of the said section, a statement containing the salient features of the financial statements of the Companys subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures in Form AOC-1 is given in Annexure 6 of this Annual Report. The Annual Report of the Company, containing therein its standalone and the consolidated financial statements has been placed on the website of the Company, www.brrokslabs.net.

11. Material changes and commitments, if any, affecting the financial position of the company which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the report.

They have been no material changes and commitments, affecting the financial position of the Company which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the Company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the report.

12. Details of revision of Financial Statement or the Report

There was no revision in Financial Statement or the Report in respect of any of the three preceding financial years.

13. List of all Credit Ratings

Rating Agency Instrument Type Rating Remarks
CARE Rating Limited Long Term Bank Facilities (CARE) B (Stable) This rating is as on March, 2021.
Short Term Bank Facilities (CARE) A4

14. Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013, Mr. Atul Ranchal (DIN: 01998361), Whole Time Director of the Company retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for reappointment.

Mr. Suresh Garg, Whole time Director designated as a Technical Director of the Company resigned from the Board w.e.f September 3, 2021 and Mr. Manpreet Singh Naroo and Mrs. Kaushalya Singh has been appointed as an additional Director of the Company w.e.f September 3, 2021.

15. Statement on declaration given by the Independent Directors

As required under Section 149 (7) of the Companies Act, 2013, all the Independent Directors have given their respective declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as specified in Section 149 (6) of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Independent Directors have complied with the Code of Conduct for Independent Directors as prescribed in Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013. They have also given the affirmation for complying the Code of Conduct as formulated by the Company for Directors and Senior Management personnel.

16. Details of significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and companys operations in future

There is no significant and material order passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals during the financial year 2020-21 that impacts the going concern status and companys operations in future.

17. Details of Subsidiary/Joint Ventures/Associate Companies

During the year under review,

1) Brooks Steriscience Limited is incorporated on 04.09.2020 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

2) The Company acquired 44.33% shares in SteriBrooks Penems Pvt. Ltd. on 29th September, 2020. Hence, SteriBrooks Penems Pvt. Ltd. becomes the associate company of Brooks Laboratories Limited.

18. Corporate Governance Report and Management Discussion & Analysis

Your Company is committed to good corporate governance practices. The Report on Corporate Governance is given in Annexure 1 and Management Discussion & Analysis provided above, as stipulated in Regulation 34 of listing Regulations forms part of this Directors Report.

19. Corporate Social Responsibility

The Company has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in accordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed thereunder.

A report on the CSR activities in the prescribed format as set out in Annexure to the Companies (Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, is given in Annexure 2 to this Directors Report. The Policy is disclosed on the Companys website: www.brookslabs.net.

20. Human Resources

Harmonious employees relations prevailed throughout the year. Your Directors place on record their appreciation to all employees for their hard work and dedication.

21. Number of Meetings of the Board

The details of the number of meetings of the Board and other Committees are given in the Corporate Governance Report in Annexure 1 which forms a part of this Annual Report.

22. Composition of Committees

The details pertaining to composition of Committees are included in the Corporate Governance Report in Annexure 1, which forms part of this Annual Report.

23. Recommendations of Audit Committee

All the recommendations of Audit Committee were accepted by the Board of Directors.

24. Vigil Mechanism

Pursuant to the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company has established Vigil mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy for directors and employees to report genuine concerns about unethical behavior, actual or suspended fraud or violation of the Companys Code of Conduct or ethics policy. The vigil mechanism provides for adequate safeguards against victimization of persons who use such mechanism and make provision for direct access to the Chairman of the Audit Committee in appropriate or exceptional cases. The Policy is disclosed on the Companys website: www.brookslabs.net.

25. Directors Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Directors confirm that:

a. i n the preparation of the annual accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2021, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

b. the Directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2021 and of the profit of the Company for that period;

c. the Directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d. the Directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

e. the Directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively;

f. t he Directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

26. Internal Financial Controls related to financial statement

The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls related to financial statement. During the year, such controls were tested and no reportable material weaknesses in the design or operation were observed.

27. Fraud Reported by Auditor

There is no fraud reported by the Auditor.

28. Extract of Annual Return

Pursuant to Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, an extract of Annual Return in the prescribed Form MGT 9 is given as Annexure 9 to this Directors Report. The Directors Report as a part of Annual Report is placed on the Companys website: www.brookslabs.net.

29. Statutory Auditors

M/s. SGCO & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai, were re-appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a second term of 5(five) consecutive years at the 17th Annual General meeting held on 25th September, 2019to hold office from the conclusion of 17th Annual General Meeting of the Company till the conclusion of 22ndAnnual General Meeting of the Company.

The Report given by the Statutory Auditors on the financial statement of the Company is part of the Annual Report. There has been no qualification, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer given by the auditors in their Report.

30. Cost Auditors

Pursuant to the provisions of section 148(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board has appointed M/s. Balwinder Singh & Associates (Firm Reg. No. 000201), Cost Accountants, F-125, Phase VIII B, Industrial Area, Mohali- 160071, as the Cost Auditors of the Company to conduct an audit of the cost records of bulk drugs and formulations, maintained by the Company for the financial year ending 31stMarch, 2022. The Board has approved the remuneration payable to the Cost Auditors subject to ratification of the Members at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

The Cost Audit Reports would be submitted to the Central Government within the prescribed time.

31. Secretarial Audit

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, your Company engaged the services of M/s. Sharma Sarin and Associates, Company Secretaries in practice, Chandigarh, to conduct the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the financial year ended 31st March, 2021.

The Secretarial Audit Report (Form MR-3) is given as Annexure 3 to this Directors Report. The said Report contains remarks/ observations as mentioned below

1. Minutes of Wholly Owned Subsidiary Regulation No. Regulation 24(3) of SEBI (LODR) 2015 is not taken up in following Board Meetings of Brooks Laboratories Limited- Company has taken up the Minutes of Subsidiary Company in its Board Meeting held on 12.04.2021.

Management Reply- Company has taken up the Minutes of Subsidiary Company in its Board Meeting held on 12.04.2021.

2. 2nd Quarter Unaudited Financial Statements (Standalone) Regulation No. 33 (3) A of SEBI (LODR) 2015 were filed after due date of 45 Days from end of Quarter i.e. 14-11-2020. Date of filling 02-12-2020- Unaudited Financial Statements (Standalone) for the 2nd Quarter Of Financial Year 2020-21 is filed after the due date provided in SEBI LODR, 2015.

Management Reply- Company inadvertently failed to file the 2nd quarter standalone full results with Stock exchanges within time period, whereas the Company filed the pdf file of Standalone and Consolidated 2nd quarterly results within 30 minutes of conclusion of Board Meeting(within prescribed time limit) as an outcome of Board Meeting under Regulation 30 of SEBI (LODR), 2015 and Consolidated full results within 24 hours of conclusion of Board Meeting.

Further, the Company filed Standalone 2nd quarterly full results with Stock Exchanges on 02-12-2020.

3. Payment Of Annual Listing Fees For Financial Year 2021-22 under Regulation 14 of SEBI (LODR) 2015, Last Date of Payment was 30/04/2021- Same Has Been Paid Before Signing of the Annual Compliance report.

Management Reply- Annual Listing Fees for financial year 2021-22 of Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange was paid on 29.06.2021.

32. Secretarial Audit of Material Unlisted Subsidiary- Pursuant to Regulation 24A of SEBI(LODR), Regulations, 2015 Secretarial Audit Report of Material Unlisted Subsidiary to be annexed with the Annual Report of the Company. Brooks Steriscience Limited, material unlisted subsidiary of the Company engaged the services of M/s. Sharma Sarin and Associates, Company Secretaries in practice, Chandigarh, to conduct the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the financial year ended 31st March, 2021.

The Secretarial Audit Report (Form MR-3) is given as Annexure 4 to this Directors Report. The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualifications, reservation or adverse remarks

33. Particulars of Loans, Guarantees or Investments

Details of Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 is given in the Note No. 4 of the Notes to the Standalone Financial Statement.

The Company has given Corporate Guarantee of Rs. 19.39 crores in favour of Brooks Steriscience Limited under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

34. Contracts and arrangements with Related Parties

All transactions of the Company with Related Parties are in the ordinary course of business and at arms length. Information about the transactions with Related Parties is presented in Note No. 36(b) in Notes to the Accounts.

Form AOC - 2 pursuant to the provisions of Section 134 (3) (h) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 8 (2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is given as Annexure 7 to this Directors Report.

35. Risk Management Policy

The Company does not have any Risk Management Committee due to the non-applicability of the provisions of Regulation 21 of the Listing Regulations, whereas the Company has Risk Management Plan. Business Continuity Plans are periodically reviewed and tested to enhance their relevance. The Risk Management Framework covering business, operational and financial risk is being continuously reviewed by the Audit Committee. At present, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, there are no risks which may threaten the existence of the Company.

36. Disclosure pursuant to Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014.

The information required pursuant to Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is given in Annexure 7 to this Directors Report.

The Statement pursuant to Rule 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is not applicable to the Company for the financial year 2020-21.

37. Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

The Statement of conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo, as required prescribed in Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is given in Annexure 5 to this Directors Report.

38. Policy on appointment and remuneration of Directors

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company has recommended to the Board a Policy relating to the remuneration for Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other employees including the criteria for determining the qualification, positive attributes and independence of a Director, as required under Section 178(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 which was adopted by the Board. A brief detail of the policy is given in the Corporate Governance Report in Annexure 1 which forms a part of this Annual Report. The Policy is disclosed on the Companys website: www.brookslabs.net.

39. Evaluation of Performance of Board, its Committees and Individual directors

During the year, a meeting of the Independent Directors was held to review the performance of the non-independent Directors and the Board as a whole and the Chairman on the parameters of effectiveness and to assess the quality, quantity and timeliness of the flow of information between the Management and the Board. Mr. Deepak Mahajan was appointed as the Lead Director to oversee the evaluation process at the meeting of the Independent Directors.

40. Compliance with Secretarial Standards

The Company has complied the applicable Secretarial Standards as listed below-

a. SS-1 on Meetings of the Board of Directors

b. SS-2 on General Meeting

c. SS-3 on Dividend(Company has not declared any Dividend since 2012)

d. SS-4 on Report of the Board of Directors

41. Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process initiated under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)

There is no such application filed for corporate insolvency resolution process, by a financial or operational creditor or by the company itself under the IBC before the NCLT.

42. Failure to implement any Corporate Action

The Company has not failed to complete or implement any corporate action within the specified time limit.

43. Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

The Internal Complaint Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 has been formed.

There is nil case filed and disposed as required under the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

44. Listing With Stock Exchanges Your Company is presently listed with BSE Limited (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). The details of trading, listing fees etc. are given in the Corporate Governance Report.

45. Acknowledgement

Your Directors are pleased to place on record their sincere gratitude to the Central Government, State Government(s), Financial Institutions, Bankers and Business Constituents for their continuous and valuable co-operation and support to the Company. They also take this opportunity to express their deep appreciation for the devoted and sincere services rendered by the employees at all levels of the operations of the Company during the year.

For and on Behalf of the Board
For Brooks Laboratories Limited
Sd/-
Atul Ranchal
Place: Mumbai Chairman
Date: 03.09.2021 (DIN: 01998361)