Geetanjali Credit and Capital Ltd Management Discussions.


Economic Scenario:

Near Term, The growth prospects for the Financial Year 2019-20 remain uncertain, with growth abating the Euro area and moderation in the emerging markets. The economic crisis and its ramifications have accelerated the shift of economic power from the developed to the emerging nations and exposed a fragile world with limited capacity to respond to systematic risks. The consequence has been volatile and low growth which is likely to stay for some time to come.

Indian economy, witnessed many lows during the year. The major being: Indian rupee weakened against US Dollar to its historically low levels.

Going forward, tough inflation and interest rates are anticipated to ease from current levels, slowing investments and declining capital formation may have a greater bearing on the prospective growth of Indian Economy.

While the long term India growth story is intact, the growth curve may not move steadily upwards in the short to medium term on account of rising fiscal deficit, high global prices and inflation, continued tightening by RBI to manage inflation and impact of the global macro economic factors.

Industry Structure and Development:

The outlook for the NBFC sector remains positive backed by the lower credit penetration and huge capital formation requirement of the country. However, in the short term, the sector may find the macro-economic environment challenging for growing quality book on account of overall bearish sentiments, volatile stock markets and high interest rates.

The continuing stress in the Global Financial system coupled with the domestic uncertainty has brought the domestic market to near standstill. The sluggish pace of activity in Indian Economy remained a cause of concern throughout the financial year 2019-20.

Being a NBFC the Companys operations continue to be mainly focused in the areas of Financing, Inter- corporate Investments & Capital Market activities.

Geetanjali Credit And Capital Limited (hereinafter referred as "GCCL") has been able to bring in higher operating efficiencies within the company based on the understanding and strength of our superior knowledge of local markets and efficient, proactive and conservative approach.

Future Outlook:

GCCL has built a strong presence in the market through its cumulative experience, strong distribution network as well as sound systems and processes and with new management. The companys long-term aspiration is to play a significant role in meeting the financial requirements of retail customers as well as corporate clients.

GCCL has always been able to achieve and maintain long term steady growth in business both operationally and financially. The strategy for achieving this goal is to keep expanding and diversifying the portfolio of financial services and products, provide effective financial solutions, investing in human capital, effective risk management to navigate through complex day to day business situations, turbulent market cycles and building a business model that caters to multiple requirements of our clients.

GCCL aims at scaling up its book size cautiously while managing risks optimally. The company has plans to expand its business by offering a wide array of financial products and services. Apart from financial products, GCCL also plans to foray into warehousing in the near future, by way of direct purchase of warehouses or by way of acquisition of companies, to diversify its product portfolio.

In the upcoming years, GCCL will strive to be one of the top financial services businesses in India focused on delivering superior customer experience through class leading services and competitive products while providing consistent and superior returns to the companys shareholders and at the same time maintaining the high levels of integrity.

Adequacy of Internal Control:

The Company has a proper and adequate system of internal control in all spheres of its activities to ensure that all its assets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposition and that the transactions are authorized, recorded and reported diligently. Moreover, GCCL continuously upgrades these systems in line with the best available practices.

The Company ensures adherence to all internal control policies and procedures as well as compliance with all regulatory guidelines.

Risks & Concerns:

GCCL being a financial Company is exposed to specific risks that are particular to its business and the environment within which it operates, including interest rate volatility, economic cycle, credit risk and market risk. The most important among them are credit risk, market risk and operational risk. The measurement, monitoring management of risk remains key focus areas for the company.

The company has laid down stringent credit norms through the Lending Policy Framework approved by the Board. It maintains a conservative approach and manages the credit risk through prudent selection of clients, delegation of appropriate lending powers and by stipulating various prudential limits.

In retail loan businesses like ours, overall portfolio diversification and reviews also facilitate mitigation and management.

Responsibility for the Management Discussion and Analysis Report:

The Board of Directors have reviewed the Management Discussion and Analysis prepared by the Management, and the Independent Auditors have noted its contents. Statement in this report of the Companys objective, projections, estimates, exceptions, and predictions are forward looking statements subject to the applicable laws and regulations. The statements may be subjected to certain risks and uncertainties. Companys operations are affected by many external and internal factors which are beyond the control of the management. Thus the actual situation may differ from those expressed or implied. The Company assumes no responsibility in respect of forward looking statements that may be amended or modified in future on the basis of subsequent developments, information or events.

By order of the board of Directors
For, Geetanjali Credit and Capital Limited
Place: Chandigarh Sumudrasingh Rathod
Date : 16.07.2020 (Director)
DIN: 07948260