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ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY INSIGHT:

GLOBAL ECONOMY: THE YEAR IN REVIEW:

The global economy witnessed a recovery in 2022 following two years of a pandemic-inflicted environment. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in their report of April 2023 estimates growth in global Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2022 to increase by 3.4% on the back of a 6.3% increase in 2021. A higher-than-usual growth in 2021 was due to a low-base effect of 2020 as a result of the global pandemic during which GDP contracted by 2.8%. 2022 saw inflationary trends across the globe, particularly in developed economies of United States of America (US), United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, which resulted in tighter monetary interventions by central banks which in turn stifled growth. Continuing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation disrupted supply chains causing an increase in food, commodity and energy prices. Finally, a resurgence of COVID-19 in China weighed on the global economy in 2022.

IMF forecasts global growth for 2023 to decelerate to 2.8% from 3.4% in 2022 before rising to 3.0% in 2024. This forecast is lower than expected growth rates a year ago. The economic slowdown in 2023 is concentrated in advanced economies especially the Euro Area and UK where growth is expected to fall to 0.8% and -0.3% in 2023. A lower growth in 2023 is attributable to prevailing tight monetary and financial conditions, recent signs of stress in the banking system, rising debt levels in certain countries including lower and middle-income countries, rising geoeconomic fragmentation, stickier than expected inflation and no signs of truce in the Russia-Ukraine war. In contrast, emerging and developing economies are showing stronger economic prospects than advanced economies. In the medium-term, the IMF forecasts global inflation to fall to 7.0% in 2023 and to 4.9% in 2024 on the back of gradual softening of interest rates, unwinding supply chain disruptions and a fully reopened Chinese economy putting the global economy back on the growth track. (Source: IMF - World Economic Outlook Update, April 2023). The World Banks Global Economic Prospects report of January 2023 was more conservative in its estimates by forecasting global economic output to decelerate sharply to 1.7% in 2023 and thereafter grow by 2.7% in 2024.

Among the advanced economies, US grew by 2.1% in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a slower pace by 1.6% in 2023 and 1.1% in 2024. The UK grew by 4.0% in 2022 but is estimated to contract by 0.3% in 2023 and thereafter grow by 1% in 2024. UKs contraction is mainly due to tighter fiscal and monetary policies, financial conditions and high energy prices. The Chinese economy grew by 3.0% in 2022 and is estimated to grow by 5.2% in 2023 and 4.5% in 2024. Chinas economy has been opening up since the withdrawal of its zero-tolerance policy on Covid-19. It reported a good first quarter growth of 4.5% backed by growth in exports, infrastructure investment as well as a rebound in retail consumption and property prices. Indias growth rate was 6.8% in 2022 and is estimated to grow by 5.9% in 2023 and 6.3% in 2024 supported by resilient domestic demand. The economies of Maldives and South Africa grew by 12.3% and 2.0% respectively while Sri Lanka contracted by 8.7% in 2022. In 2023 Maldives and South Africa are estimated to grow by 7.2% and 0.1% respectively while Sri Lanka is projected to contract by 3.0%. (Source: IMF - World Economic Outlook, April 2023).

INDIAN ECONOMY: THE YEAR IN REVIEW:

India is now the fastest growing, major economy in the world. The First Advance Estimates of National Income released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of the Government of India in January 2023 estimates Indias GDP to have grown by 7.0% in FY 2022-23 following a growth of 8.7% in FY 2021-22. Total Consumption grew by 7.0% in FY 2022-23 mainly due to private consumption. Growth in exports for FY 2022-23 seems to have plateaued at 12.5% while Imports grew by 20.9% in FY 2022-23. By sectors, agriculture grew by 3.5% during FY 2022-23 after a growth of 3.0% in FY 2021-22. Mining grew by 2.4%, manufacturing by 1.6% and construction by 9.1% while electricity, gas water supply and other utilities services grew by 9.0% in FY 2022-23. Services sector exhibited the strongest growth in FY 2022-23 at 9.1%. Within services, ‘trade, hotels, transport, communication and broadcasting related services constituting about a third of overall services, grew by 13.7%. Indias service exports have nearly doubled in a decade to US$ 322.72 billion for FY2022-23 according to provisional data of the Ministry of Commerce. Indias foreign currency reserves stood at US$ 578.45 billion as of March 31,2023 covering approximately 9 months of imports due to timely interventions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The consensus of GDP growth for FY 2022-23 was in the range of 6.5% to 7.0%. (Source: India Economic Survey 2022-23 - January 2023 and National Statistical Office estimates).

Indias economic recovery from the pandemic exhibited a K-Shaped recovery where certain sectors like information technology, e-Commerce and financial services registered healthy recoveries while other sectors such as retail trade and consumer discretionary were highly impacted. Travel and hospitality remained beneficiaries of such recovery. Indias service exports have risen at a staggering pace since the pre-pandemic period. Service exports have increased by more than US$60 billion per year as India gains global market share. Exports are not only of Information Technology services but also professional management and consultancy, research and development and expanding Global Capability Centres.

This growth is expected to bring in higher employment, higher disposable income and thus a higher propensity to spend by ‘white-collar people working in such sectors. This is an important factor in making economic growth broad based and inclusive. HSBCs Economic Research believes that there is a growth relay at play. It reported - "The formal sector drove growth from the pandemic lows and is now passing the baton to the informal sector, which was weak for several years but has started to grow across the rural and urban sectors. As a result, for now, overall growth remains stable." (HSBCs Global Economic Research, March and April 2023).

The outlook for FY 2023-24 is optimistic. Retail inflation ebbed out to 5.6% in March 2023 from a peak of 7.79% in April 2022 and is expected to moderate to 5.2%. Core inflation which remained above 6% for the year eased to 5.8% in March 2023. Among the high frequency indicators, direct and indirect tax collection has shown strong momentum, bank balance sheets are strong, adequately capitalised and credit off take during the year was highest since FY 2011-12. RBI paused increase in interest rates in April, 2023 after a 250 basis points increase during FY 2022-23 citing reasons of resilient economic activity and expected moderation in inflation. The Indian Rupee is stable, the Current Account Deficit is expected to remain moderate and consumer sentiment is high. (Source: RBI Monetary Policy, April 2023, Revised Estimates - Ministry of Finance, April 2023).

The southwest monsoon is a critical lever in Indias growth prospects and the timing, quantum and distribution of rainfall will play an important role in the countrys crop production and hence both, inflation and rural demand. The S&P Global India Services PMI Business Activity Index at 57.8 for March, 2023 was in growth territory for the twentieth successive month due to favourable demand conditions and new business gains. The February 2023 Index was at a 12 year high of 59.4. (Source: S&P Global India Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report, March, 2023). Service exports are burgeoning. Indias investments in digital are now beginning to show results. Events such as Indias G20 Presidency are adding to its visibility on the global stage. After factoring the downside risks of domestic inflation, slowing global growth and geopolitical situation, India is expected to grow at the fastest pace among large economies at a rate ranging between 6.0% to 6.5% in FY 2023-24.

‘FY 2022-23 has been a year of very strong recovery in the Indian travel and tourism industry. While all restrictions have been taken away by the Government of India, All Travels including international travel, demand was largely from pent-up domestic leisure travel, extended stays, wedding, social events and a partial resumption of business travel in the country.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT:

GLOBAL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY:

Global tourism is steadily improving towards pre-pandemic levels consequent to the relaxation of travel restrictions across countries and increase in demand for travel. Tourist arrivals internationally for 2022 were 917 million, double that of 2021 but recovering to 63% of pre-pandemic levels of 2019, according to data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Europe with the largest share of global inbound tourism registered a 92% increase over 2021 to reach nearly 80% of pre-pandemic levels. The Middle East had the strongest relative increase among all regions due to large international events such as Expo 2020 Dubai and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Even with a 241% increase in tourist arrivals in 2022 over 2021, Asia and the Pacific remained the weakest in terms reaching pre-pandemic levels. However, within the region, international tourist arrivals in South Asia at 25.5 million, were higher by 158% over 2021 and achieved 76% of pre-pandemic levels (Source: UNWTO, Barometer January 2023). According to the S&P Global Sector Purchasing Managers Index, the Tourism and Recreation sector led a pick-up in global business activity amongst all sectors recording its sharpest pace since May, 2022. Transportation recorded the third fastest growth behind software services (Source: S&P Global Sector PMI April 2023).

OUTLOOK

The UNWTO expects international tourism to consolidate its recovery in 2023 more specifically in Asia and the Pacific region. It attributes this growth to the recent opening of several source markets and destinations including China, which was the worlds largest outbound market in 2019. In December, 2022, 116 destinations had no COVID-19 related restrictions. In addition, improved performance of air traffic and robust travel demand from US markets for European holidays backed by a strong US Dollar are expected to be the other contributors to global growth. Domestic tourism will continue to be a key driver of recovery of the tourism sector through 2023. Major risks threatening the ongoing recovery of tourism in 2023 remain economic, health and geopolitical risks. Prime among these are high inflation and interest rates, spike in oil and food prices, higher transport and accommodation costs, fear of a global recession, intermittent COVID-19 virus recurrences and the Russian aggression against Ukraine causing unrest through Europe. UNWTOs scenarios expect international tourist arrivals to reach 80% to 95% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023 (Source: UNWTO, Barometer January 2023).

The outlook for FY 2023-24 is optimistic. Retail inflation ebbed out to 5.6% in March 2023 from a peak of 7.79% in April 2022 and is expected to moderate to 5.2%. India is expected to grow at the fastest pace among large economies.

INDIAN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

FY 2022-23 continued to be a year of strong recovery in the Indian travel and tourism industry. Restrictions on flights were relaxed in most countries into and from India. Travel restrictions, documentation and certifications were also progressively relaxed for travel within India. Consequently, demand for accommodation grew significantly, mainly arising from domestic leisure travel, weddings, social events, conferences and resumption of business travel within the country. Foreign tourist arrivals were 6.19 million for the calendar year 2022 in comparison with 1.52 million in 2021.

This constituted 57% of 2019 foreign tourist arrivals at 10.93 million (Government of India, Ministry of Tourism Annual Report - 2022-23). Domestic air traffic passengers for 2022 were at 123 million, growing by 47% over 2021 to 85% of pre- pandemic levels. As per Horwath HTLs India Hotel Market Review 2022, calendar year occupancy for 2022 was 59.8% in comparison with 43.5% in 2021. The average daily rate (ADR) for 2022 was Rs 6,103 and revenue per available room (RevPAR) was Rs 3,648 as against Rs 4,429 and Rs 1,924 respectively for 2021. Like-for-like hotels reported an occupancy of 67.8% and an ADR of Rs 6,498 during 2022.

As shown in the chart above, during FY 2022-23 RevPAR of all destinations surpassed pre-pandemic levels of FY 2019- 20 with growth ranging from 15% to 54%. Similarly, occupancies of all destinations except Gurugram exceeded that of FY 2019-20. Mumbai registered the highest RevPAR and occupancy at Rs 7,532 and 78%. Goa registered the highest growth in RevPAR of 54% to Rs 7,049, also the second highest RevPAR among all destinations.

OUTLOOK

The outlook for the Indian hospitality industry during 2023 remains positive. The upsides working in favour of the hospitality industry in India are good macroeconomic environment evidenced by 6%+ GDP growth, superior performance by the services sector of the Indian economy, abating COVID-19 fears, continuing infrastructure development projects within the country, growth in air and railway passenger traffic and growth in demand for branded rooms outpacing a tepid growth in supply of those rooms to provide long-term sustainable demand. Moreover, the industry has learnt to work with volatility and adopt leaner cost structures thus contributing to higher profitability. Balance Sheets of large corporates have also strengthened over the past few years. Growth in the industry is largely expected from domestic demand which is expected to remain strong through FY 2023-24 even as international travel has shown green shoots of recovery and provides scope for further growth in demand. Additionally, the Indias G20 Presidency and an opportunity to host international events, including the ICC Mens World Cup, is expected to increase demand for hotels in the cities hosting the events. Growth in Indias service sector and higher disposable income of people working in it, referred to in HSBCs Economic Research paper above is also expected to increase demand for corporate travel and holidays. All segments of leisure, weddings, conferences events, airline crew layovers and corporate travel are expected to grow further during the year.

Finally, large scale development of infrastructure by the Government, including roads, railways, metro-railways, airports and ports will aid long term growth of tourism and hospitality sector in India. These investments, coupled with coordinated efforts of Government ministries along with the industry should provide major stimulus for growth of Indian travel and tourism going forward.

INDUSTRY MEGATRENDS

The hospitality industry has been undergoing changes and disruptions over the last decades. The key trends that are reshaping the industry are listed here:

• Virtual communities across social networks like TripAdvisor and Google, among others influence tourists and lead to more transparency

• Online Travel Agents (OTAs) have altered distribution channels, facilitated a shift towards large brands and have built enduring relations with travellers

• Digitalised guest experiences through apps are increasingly helping hoteliers manage many aspects of the guest cycle and experience

• Booming global tourism, owing to enablers like low-cost carriers and healthy GDP growth in emerging markets.

• Rising trend of experience economy wherein customers request extreme personalization, unique experiences, and so on.

Diverse attractions

India offers tourists a vast geographical diversity, attractive beaches, a chance to see 37 World Heritage Sites and 10 bio geographical zones. In July, 2021, UNESCO has declared the Famous Ramappa Temple at Parkal as World Heritage Site, which is just 200 Kms away from the Registered Office of the Company, i.e., Hyderabad. With this India has 39 such sites, and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is now the custodian of 23 world heritage site.

REVIEW OF THE COUNTRY CLUBS BUSINESS

REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES

Country Clubs brands enjoy the tremendous trust of its patrons, guests as well as the neighbourhoods in which it operates its hotels. Given the limitations that the prevailing situation has imposed on existing business models, Country Club has explored multiple alternative revenue opportunities to ensure business continuity. These include a Hospitality at Home programme by which hotels supply bakery, confectionery and wellness services to homes. The Company is also exploring digital channels to make more products and services available to guests. Certain Corporates have been using hotels as part of their Business Continuity Programme to maintain their operations. Long-stay guests have continued to put up at the hotels.

All the hotels at Country Club has became operational in a phased manner after the lockdown is lifted and the confidence of travellers is restored. However, it expects demand for its services to pick up at a slow pace. Business recovery is likely to be driven by domestic leisure tourism, staycations, domestic business travel and limited international travel. The trust that the Companys brands enjoy and its emphasis on the health and safety of guests and employees will help it gain market share as and when the economy revives.

COST ACTIONS

Country Club has instituted a robust spend optimisation programme to reduce fixed costs and rationalise resources. While variable costs have reduced with lower business volume, the Companys focus has shifted to fixed costs. It has taken the following initiatives with regard to this:

• Maximising selling down of non-operational clubs, resorts and hotels across the nation by clearing its debts and reducing the secured loans of the Company;

• Renegotiating F&B ingredient contracts and exploring alternative sources of procurement;

• Rationalising human resource costs through strategies; voluntary pay cuts taken by senior management and slowdown of fresh recruitments. Size of the Employees has significantly came down post covid and only 101 new employees were introduced in the Company during FY 2022-2023;

• Optimising consumption of power and fuel by rationalising open floors or wings at operating hotels;

• Reducing corporate overheads viz. professional contracts, marketing spends, renegotiating annual maintenance contracts, leased-line costs, reducing support staff of inbound and outbound call centres, travel expenses, etc.

• Accessing government support where available. In certain states of India, it has taken benefit of waivers or deferrals in minimum demand electricity charges, etc.

CONSERVATION OF CASH

The Company has taken immediate measures to control cash flows during the year and maintain liquidity during the period. These include deferral of capital expenditure and renovations, unless absolutely required. Capital expenditure is planned to be incurred for essential hotel maintenance. The Company has also provided adequate liquidity for capital commitments on work undertaken prior to the lockdown.

COMPLIANCE

Country Club deploys a robust internal check process to prevent and limit the risk of non-compliance. The Company approaches compliance from a proactive standpoint and believes in responsive intervention. Compliance with laws and regulations is an essential part of its business operations and it adheres to all national and regional laws and regulations in such diverse areas as product safety, product claims, trademark, copyright, patents, competition, employee health and safety, the environment, corporate governance, listing and disclosure, employment and taxes. Nevertheless, it is focusing on increasing awareness, documentation and supplementing the expertise of internal professionals with that of independent consultants, as may be required from time to time.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Country Club continues to remain committed to making the Company a safe and secure place for all stakeholders. Safety is part of the integral agenda for all Executive Committee and Board Meetings. Routinely identifying safety risks associated with operations helps the Company implement appropriate and effective mitigation plans and ensures overall safety compliance.

Country Club carries out unannounced Fire and Life Safety (FLS) audits at its resorts & hotels and in its corporate office with a focus on identifying and eliminating risks in areas pertaining to Leadership & Governance, Risk Management, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, General Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Contractor Management, Work Permit System, Sewage Treatment Plant and Road Safety.

The Company continues to drive awareness on safety across its resorts & hotels. Common safety hazards and their safeguards have been highlighted in specially designed animated safety videos, and case studies based on true incidents continue to be shared with the resorts and hotels as a learning tool. As a result of this focus on safety and learnings from incidences, Country Club has reported no fatality for the year.

FOOD SAFETY, HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS

The Company is committed to continually improving the Food Safety Management System by training and optimising the capacities of people, processes and technologies within the system and ensuring implementation of all applicable internal and external standards. Food Safety, Hygiene and Cleanliness audits were conducted by an external audit partner ensuring implementation of FSSAI guidelines and standards. Internal Food Safety workshops were organised to discuss the way forward for the implementation of food safety, hygiene and cleanliness at the hotels and resorts.

OPPORTUNITIES, THREATS, RISKS AND CONCERNS:

OPPORTUNITIES:

As India awaits policy reforms to pick up speed, your Company firmly believes that the demand for Hotel and Hospitality sector in a country like India should remain strong in the medium to long term. Your Companys well accepted brand with the name "COUNTRY CLUB", contemporary architectural designs Resorts, well designed Hotels in Holiday destinated locations like Goa, Shimla, Jim Corbett, Bandipur, etc., strong balance sheet and stable financial performance even in testing times make it a preferred choice for customers and shareholders. Your Company is ideally placed to further strengthen its development potential by acquiring new resorts and hotels in future.

India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world and is expected to be one of the top three economic global powers in the world over the next 5 years, backed by its robust democracy and strong partnerships and strong Government Policies. Despite the slowdown in global manufacturing trade growth, COVID-19 Pandemic, followed by lockdown and social distancing norms and further followed by geopolitical tensions due to the Russia- Ukraine War, the economic growth of India was ensured by the government through various financial stimulus packages, announced by the Government of India and the focus on tourism development and implementation of various new tourist destinations whether it is religious destinations, holidays destinations and adventurous destinations to make India self- reliant in Tourism and Holidays. Also, Indias cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme to provide Rs 2 trillion over five years to create jobs and boost production in the country. The financial stimulus measures and reforms initiated by the Government of India and liquidity measures by the RBI are expected to support industrial activity and demand. The movement of various high frequency indicators in recent months, points towards broad based resurgence of economic activity.

THREATS, RISKS & CONCERNS:

Country Clubs risk management framework consists of identification of risks, assessment of their nature, severity and potential impact, and measures to mitigate them. This framework is in place for adequate and timely reporting and monitoring. Risks are reviewed periodically and updated to reflect the business environment and change in the size and scope of the Companys operations. Though the Risk Management Committee is not applicable to the Company, however, the Company has framed the Risk Management Policy and the said Risk Management Policy is available on the Companys website at https://countrvclubindia.net/files/policies/6.pdf.

MACROECONOMIC RISKS

Although the pandemic related risks came down considerably during the year, one cannot rule out future outbreaks and disruptions in economic activity due to this. Global inflation remains persistently high even as major central banks acted in sync to tighten monetary policies. The global economic environment remains fragile, with growth slowing down considerably in advanced economies and risks to their banking systems. India has fared much better, but things can change if there is a full-blown global financial crisis or further decline in outlook for global trade and output. This can adversely impact Indias growth prospects and also the Companys performance.

Country Club recognises these risks. The Company has established risk mitigation measures for Covid-19 that have stood the test of time and it is fully geared to bring them back on short notice, if required. It also believes that its focus on customer acquisition through referrals, alliances and digital leads will help it to mitigate risks from economic downturns. Other initiatives to generate robust performance include a complete product portfolio across all life-stage segments, a differentiated product proposition and initiatives to augment member spends at resorts. That it is an aspirational brand and the market leader augurs well for it in tough times.

OPERATIONAL RISKS

Operational risks mainly relate to meeting customer expectations in terms of quality of service and maintaining a balance between the inventory of resorts and growth of customers. These assume significance given the long service duration of key products. As there are multiple choices of locations and seasons, there could be occasions where the first choice of holiday requested by the customers may not be available, which may result in dissatisfaction. Another operational risk is in the ability to consistently attract, retain and motivate managerial talent and other skilled personnel, especially in a high growth industry with unique characteristics. Further, some of the Companys resorts are in remote areas and natural calamities such as earthquake, flood, landslide etc. may affect the accessibility of the resort to members.

The Company has invested significant resources in systems and processes to mitigate these risks. Customer satisfaction continues to be favourable and on an upward trend. Regarding room inventory, the Company will continue to be judicious in the use of different options - greenfield projects, acquisitions, expanding inventory at existing locations, long term leases and inventory arrangements - to meet the expectations of its customers and at the same time maintain a balance between demand and supply. Regarding talent management and retention, management believes that its HR practices enhance employee engagement and satisfaction to effectively mitigate this risk.

FINANCIAL RISKS

The Companys business operations involve significant investments in building resorts. These expose it to risks in terms of timely and adequate availability of funds at competitive rates to finance its growth. Besides, it offers its customers schemes to finance the purchase of the vacation ownership and similar products, which exposes it to credit risks. The Company is, therefore, exposed to potential risk of non-payment or delayed payment of membership instalments and/ or the annual subscription fee by members resulting in higher outstanding receivables. Rising inflation could potentially increase the cost of resort operations as well as its project and renovation related costs. The Company is also exposed to foreign exchange risks due to its overseas subsidiary companies at Middle East and Srilanka.

The Companys focus on improving quality of sales by increasing down payments and lowering EMI tenures have been very effective in bringing down credit and repayment risks. Even so, it undertakes comprehensive assessment of the profile of its customers and carefully monitors its exposure to credit risk. Several improvements have also been implemented in the receivables management and collections to reduce such risks. Regarding inflation, the Company has a strong processes to mitigate these risks through a combination of cost savings measures such as centralised procurement of consumables and inputs for its projects. Suitable price increases have also been passed to the consumers in the form of F&B charges as well as membership fees.

REGULATORY AND LEGAL RISKS

Country Club is exposed to regulatory and legal risks. These include cumbersome processes and risks relating to land acquisition, conversion of land for commercial usage and development of properties, environmental clearances, approvals and activities related to development of new resorts. There are also other regulatory and legal risks pertaining to tax proceedings, legal proceedings on properties, customer complaints, non-compliance of regulations including environmental regulations and those pertaining to the hospitality sector. Further, as the Company has investments and operations in different countries, it is also exposed to political and regulatory risks that emanate from its international presence.

Country Club has adequate systems and controls in place to reasonably mitigate these risks and minimise instances of non-compliance. The Company also believes that its proactive stance on sustainability will hold it in good stead for future development and growth.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY:

The Company has an adequate internal control system, corresponding with the size and nature of its business. The system of internal control is supported by documented policies, guidelines and procedures to monitor business and operational performance which are aimed at ensuring business integrity and promoting operational efficiency.

The Company has an Internal Auditor who oversees the entire internal audit function. However, given the size of its operations in terms of nature of its business, it also uses services of independent audit firms to conduct periodic internal audits in line with an audit plan that is drawn at the beginning of the year. This audit plan, prepared by the Internal Auditor, is approved by the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors.

Internal audit reports are placed periodically before the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, which reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control systems and suggests improvements for strengthening them.

SEGMENT WISE PERFOMANCE:

The Company is primarily engaged in the business of sale of Vacation Ownership and other related services in India. As such, the Company operates in a single segment and there are no separate business and geographic reportable segments for the purpose of Indian Accounting Standard 108 on Segment Reporting.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY:

During this year under review, the Consolidated Turnover of the Company was Rs 13596.09 Lakhs as compared to 8129.69 Lakhs for the Previous Year and the Standalone Turnover of the Company was Rs 12273.42 Lakhs as compared to Rs 8085.87 Lakhs for the Previous Year.

Your Company had a Consolidated Net Profit (After deducting Finance Cost and Depreciation) of Rs 1263.87 Lakhs as compared to Net Loss of Rs 4371.61 Lakhs for the Previous Year. The Standalone Net Loss of Rs 14674.43 Lakhs as compared to Rs 626.83 Lakhs for the Previous Year.

Financial performance overview

Analysis of financial statements for FY 2022-23 is provided below:

Key Financial Ratio Analysis:

In accordance with SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement 2018) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, the Company is required to give details of significant changes (Change of 25% or more as compared to the immediately previous financial year) in key sector specific financial ratios.

A comparative table showing synopsis of FY 2022-23 versus FY 2021-22 of Key Financial Ratio is provided below:

(Rs in Lakhs)

Ratios 2023 2022 (Restated) Definition Explanations / Remarks
Current Ratio 0.302 0.293 Current Assets / Current Liabilities Due to increase in current assets in current FY
Debt-equity Ratio 0.313 0.554 Total Debt (1) / Shareholders Fund Debt has reduced in the current FY compared to previous FY
Debt-service coverage Ratio -0.83 0.448 Earnings Available for debt service / Debt Service Due to Impairment and increase in losses.
Return on equity -0.329 -0.012 Net profit after taxes / Average shareholder funds Due to increase in loss in current FY
Trade receivable turnover ratio 7.269 5.709 Sales / Trade receivables Due to marginal increase in sales compared to previous FY
Inventory turnover Ratio 29.774 15.750 Sales / Average inventory Due to marginal increase in sales compared to previous FY
Trade payables turnover ratio 14.752 10.076 Sales / Trade payables Due to marginal increase in sales and decrease in trade payables compared to previous FY
Net capital turnover Ratio -0.704 -0.376 Sales / Working capital Due to increase in sales compared to previous year.
Ratios 2023 2022 (Restated) Definition Explanations / Remarks
Net profit ratio -2.287 -0.111 Net profit after tax / Sales Due to Impairment losses.
Return on capital employed -0.232 0.012 Earnings before interest and taxes / Capital employed (2) Due to Impairment losses.
Return on investment N/A N/A Income generated from investments / Time weighted average investments N/A
Operating Profit ratio 28.78 -101.36 Earnings before Interest, Tax and Amortization / Net Operating Income Due to increase in marginal sales in current year.
Return on Net worth -0.132 -0.01 Net Operating Income / Shareholders equity Due to increase in loss in current FY
Interest Coverage Ratio 4.93 0.70 Earnings before Interest and Tax / Interest Expenses Due to Repayment of loans in current year.

 (1) Total debt comprise of long term debt, current maturities of long term debt and short term borrowings.

 (2) Capital employed comprise of Networth, total debt and Deferred tax liability

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT:

This Management Discussion and Analysis contain forward looking statements that reflects your Companys current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of
COUNTRY CLUB HOSPITALITY & HOLIDAYS LIMITED
PLACE: HYDERABAD Y. SIDDHARTH REDDY Y VARUN REDDY
DATE : 08-09-2023 VICE-CHAIRMAN, JMD & CEO VICE-CHAIRMAN, JMD & COO
DIN:00815456 DIN:01905757