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The management of Haria Exports Ltd. presents the analysis of the Company for the year ended on March 31, 2019 and its outlook for the future. This outlook is based on assessment of the current business environment. It may vary due to future economic and other developments both in India and abroad.
This management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") of Haria Exports Ltd. for the year ended on March 31, 2019 contains financial highlights but does not contain the complete financial statements of the Company. It should be read in conjunction with the Companys audited financial statements for the year ended on March 31, 2019.
Industry Structure & Development:
The Indian Stationery and Notebook Industry
The Indian stationery industry is built on the manufacture and trade of a broad range of paper products, writing instruments, computer and office stationery, and related items other than greeting cards, calendars or gift wrap. The industry as a whole, and the market for notebooks and exercise books in particular, is closely tied to the evolving and growing national economy and population. As the overall economic environment in India has improved, demand by businesses and increasingly well educated consumers has driven growth in the stationery industry.
According to the AC Nielsen ORG MARG Report, the Indian stationery and notebook market is approximately Rs. 80,000 million as of fiscal 2005-06, of which Rs.51,000 million is attributable to the sale of notebooks and exercise books. Total exports of paper based notebooks from India was 3% of domestic sales or Rs.1,550 million in Fy06.
The notebook industry can be broadly segmented into four categories of end users: students, schools and education authorities, offices and business customers and personal use. Out of these segments, the student population has the largest share or 80% of total consumption. Offices and business customers make up 10% of total demand while schools and education authorities are important customers with 7% of total consumption. Personal use of notebook products contributes the balance 3% of total demand.
The most important drivers of consumption in the Indian notebook and stationery industry are:
The strength of the economy;
The growth of consumerism and increased urbanisation;
Large population with attractive age profile;
increased rates of literacy;
Increased rates of education; and
Increased Government outlay for the education sector.
A strong economy contributes to consumption of stationery products in all sectors - office, education and personal consumers, as do increased consumerism and urbanisation. In particular, increased consumerism and urbanisation drive demand for higher quality and premium products. Increased economic growth is resulting in an increase in the middle class, which in turn is fuelling the consumer boom and demand for notebook and stationery products.
Internal Control System and their adequacy :
The Company is committed to maintaining an effective system of internal control for facilitating accurate, reliable and speedy compilation of financial information, safeguarding the assets and interests of the Company and ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations. The Company has an internal control department to monitor, review and update internal controls on an ongoing basis. The Company has put in place a well-defined organization structure, authority levels and internal guidelines for conducting business transactions. The minutes of Audit Committee would be reviewed by the Board for its suggestions/recommendations to further improve the internal control systems.
The Audit Committee periodically reviews audit plans, observations and recommendations of external auditors with reference to significant risk areas and adequacy of internal controls.
Revenue from operations during the year is Rs. 0.91 Cr as compared to previous year Rs.2.01 Cr.
The Company has gained a profit during the year is Rs.0.81 Cr as Compared to Last Years Profit of Rs.0.82 Cr.
The Company believes that its people are a key differentiator, especially in knowledge driven, competitive and global business environment. Adapting work culture to suit the dynamic balancing of people requirements and employee needs is an ongoing process. Fundamental HR processes which enable higher performance orientation, speed, skill and competency development, talent management and human asset are corner stones for the success of any organization. As in the past, the industrial relations continued to remain cordial at all factories / units of the Company.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY:
The Company has an effective and adequate internal audit and control system to ensure that all assets are safeguarded against loss and all transactions are authorised, recorded and reported correctly. The Internal audits are conducted by firm of Chartered Accountants, ably supported by an internal team staffed with qualified and experienced people. All operational activities are subject to internal audits at frequent intervals. The existing audit and inspection procedures are reviewed periodically to enhance their effectiveness, usefulness and timeliness.
Readers are cautioned that this Management Discussion and Analysis may contain certain forward looking statements based on various assumptions on the Companys present and future business strategies and the environment in which it operates. The Companys actual performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statement as important factors could influence Companys operations such as effect of political conditions in India and abroad, economic development, new regulations and Government policies and such other factors beyond the control of the Company that may impact the businesses as well as its ability to implement the strategies.
|For and on behalf of the Board of Directors|
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