d & h india ltd share price Management discussions


A. Economic Scenario and Outlook:

India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world as per the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) and it is expected to be one of the top three economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years, backed by its strong democracy and partnerships. Indias GDP is to have 7.2 per cent in 2022-23 and is expected 6.5 per cent per cent in 2023-24.

The Government of India, under the Make in India initiative, is trying to give boost to the contribution made by the manufacturing sector and aims to take it up to 25 per cent of the GDP from the current 17 per cent. Government initiatives such as development of SEZs, industrial corridors, industrial clusters, fab cities and textile parks, and subsidies and tax cuts to manufacturing groups are also fuelling growth in the industrial sector in the region. Improvements in road, rail and marine infrastructure and trade related benefits from governments such as abolishment/reduction in import duties and excise duties on certain imported raw materials and semi-finished goods and special export related incentives on finished goods, machinery and equipment.

The Indian Engineering sector has witnessed a sustainable growth over the last few years driven by increased investments in infrastructure and industrial production. The engineering sector, being closely associated with the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, is of strategic importance to Indias economy.

Program for modernization of plant & machinery will continue from its internal resources and committed to continual quality improvements, R & D & innovations.

B. Industry structure and developments:

Your Company deals in two segment i.e. manufacturing and sale of the welding consumable and Metallurgical Cored Wire, which are mainly used in various sector of industries including infrastructure projects, Thermal Power Plants, Steel, Metal, Cement, etc. New projects in these sectors have important contribution towards growth and profitability of the Company.

C. Quality Management System:

The Quality Management System in the Company is well defined and is well in place.

D. Internal Control System:

The Company has adequate internal control systems and procedures in place for effective and smooth conduct of business and to meet exigencies of operation and growth. The transactions are recorded and reported in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices. The internal control systems and procedures ensure reliability of financial reporting, compliance with the Companys policies and practices, governmental regulations and statutes. Internal Audit is conducted by independent firm of auditors. Internal Auditors regularly check the adequacy of the system, their observations are reviewed by the management and remedial measures, as necessary, are taken. Internal Auditors report directly to the Chairman of the Audit Committee to maintain its objectivity and independence.

E. Opportunities and Threats:

Since your company is catering the needs of almost all sectors of Industries, therefore it has a good business cushion against recession in one or other sector as the other sector may improve concurrently.

The Indian Government focus on infrastructure growth will offer more opportunities to capital goods sector.

The Banking system in the domestic market is facing an unprecedented situation of uncertainty and economic challenge due to non- performing assets (NPAs). Though the Government and the central Bank are seized of the gravity of the situation and are moving ahead with initiative to contain and resolve the problem, global macro-economic factors, beyond the control of the domestic economy can disrupt the equilibrium. In such a scenario the entire capital goods sector itself will face difficulties due to lack of new projects and liquidity crisis.

Apart from the normal risk demand-supply conditions, raw material prices, competitor strategies, changes in government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within the country and globally no major risks are foreseen.

F. Human Resources:

We are committed to providing our employees with a work environment that is based on fairness, openness and mutual respect. Our on-groundwork force and our employees together are the key to successes of our Company.

The Company emphasizes on the highest level of professional ethics, personal decorum, adherence to deadliness, compliance to standards and customer service.

The Company continues with its dedicated efforts to identify talent and has been recognized for its exemplary people-related parties in the industry.

G. Health, Safety and environment measures:

Company is committed to meet the highest standards of health, safety and environmental performance. It continues to accord highest priority to conducting safe operations while being responsible towards the environment and ecology.

The Company focused on safe operations in line with its commitments to improve its health, safety and environment performance. Internal and external safety audits and inspections were carried out regularly. Emergency management plans have been developed to deal with any emergency within the factory premises. Considering the health and safety of the employees of the Company and in line with the advisories, orders and directions issued by both State and Central Government in order to prevent the spread

Due to the corona virus (Covid19) outbreak, the Company has operated their operations at plant level as per advisories till the lockdown period. Further the Company has also implemented Work from Home Policy to ensure the safety of employees post Covid19 issue. The HR department of the Company is continuously in touch with the employees to guide them and solve their problems. The HR Department of the Company has continuously created the awareness of Covid 19 among the employees of the Company through E-mails and has also educated the employees in respect of personal hygiene and precautions which needs to be taken in this situation of pandemic.

The Company has conducted the interviews through telephone and meetings through Video Conferencing in order to maintain social distancing which is most essential due to the spread of Covid-19. The Company has also prepared a systematic operating plan to deal with Covid-19 issue, which will be implemented after the lock down is lifted.

H. Segment Reporting & Finance performance of the Product: Company has two segments i.e. manufacturing of welding consumable and Metallurgical Cored Wires, and the financial performance of the company is being incorporated in the Directors Report section.

I. Details of significant changes (i.e. change of 25% or more as compared to the immediately previous financial year) in key financial rations, alongwith detailed explanation there of:

Relevant Disclosure is already provided in Note No: 28 of the Financial Statements. You are requested to please refer the same.

J. Details of any change in Return on Net Worth as compared to the immediately previous financial year along with a detailed explanation thereof.

Net worth of the company is 12.14% as compared to P.Y. 7.18 % which is increased because of increase in profits and overall net worth due to change in capital structure of the company.

K. Risk and concern:

The Indian Government focus on infrastructure growth will offer more opportunities to capital goods sector. Apart from the normal risk demand-supply conditions, raw material prices, competitor strategies, changes in government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within the country and globally no major risks are foreseen.

L. Cautionary statement:

Statement made in the management discussion and analysis report regarding the expectations or predictions are forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable laws and Regulations. Actual performance may deviate from the explicit or implicit expectations.

M. Industrial Relations:

Companys Industrial relations has continued to be healthy, cordial and harmonious during the period under review.

N. Compliance with Indian Accounting Standards

In the preparation of the financial statements, the Company has followed the Indian Accounting Standards as notified. The significant accounting policies which are consistently applied have been set out in the Notes to the Financial Statements.