high energy batteries india ltd share price Auditors report


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TO THE MEMBERS OF

M/s. HIGH ENERGY BATTERIES (INDIA) LIMITED

Report on the audit of Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the Standalone Financial Statements of HIGH ENERGY BATTERIES (INDIA) LIMITED

("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2023 and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the year then ended and Notes to the Financial Statements, including a summary of information hereinafter referred to as Financial theSignificant

Statements.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid Standalone Financial Statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act") in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015, as amended, ("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2023, the Profit (Including Other Comprehensive Income), the changes in Equity, and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

 

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specified under section 143

(10) of the Companies Act, 2013. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditors’ Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of

India together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

 

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgement, were of most significance in our audit of the Financial Statements of the current period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of Financial Statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit matters to be communicated in our report.

Key Audit Matters

Response to Key Audit Matters & Conclusion

1. As on 31st March 2023, the Inventories (Note no 6 carrying value Rs. 3536.97 Lakhs) are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value.

We understood and tested the design and operating effectiveness of control with respect to receipt, issues, year-end physical verification, and valuation of inventories.

We considered the value of Inventories as key audit matter considering the relative size of it in the financial statements.

We applied standard audit procedures during physical verification including recheck of the physical stock of selected items.

We have verified the cost calculation with the relevant records.

Based on the above audit procedures we have concluded that the management’s determination of the value of Inventories is reasonable and in accordance with Ind AS 2 – Inventories.

2. Note No. 12 - Other current Assets - Material receivable from Customers as on 31.03.2023 Rs.700.83 Lakhs being a significant considered this as a key audit matter

We have verified the Contract with Customers.

We have tested the internal control procedures for usage of materials on customer account and receipt of Materials from Customers.

Based on the test checks and audit procedures applied by us we are satisfied on the amount stated in the Balance Sheet.

We have also verified the evidence for the materials received subsequently and up to the date of our report.

3. Note No. 7 - Trade Receivable as on 31.03.2023 is Rs.2866.15 Lakhs, is considered as a Key Audit Matter, being a significant financial statements.

We have tested the internal control procedures in the areas of sales and dispatches.

We have verified the sales amounts with the orders from customers, and documents relating to transfer of control to customers.

We have also applied our alternate audit procedures such as verification of the internal and external evidence for dispatch of the goods for major items and subsequent bank receipts.

Based on the audit procedures performed we are satisfied that the amount stated in the financial statements is in line with accepted accounting procedures and applicable accounting standards.

4. Note No. 2, 30 and 37 - Provision for Impairment of Property, Plant and Equipment of Lead Acid Battery Division(LAB) is made for Rs.195.18 Lakhs.

The LAB plant operations remained suspended this financial year also. The excess of carrying value of PPE (other than land) and inventories over the estimated fair value as valued by Independent Chartered Engineers, less estimated costs to sell is recognized as provision for impairment Rs. 215.16 lakhs as detailed below: Impairment of PPE (other than land) Rs.195.18 lakhs Inventories Rs. 19.98 lakhs.

We have verified the valuation report obtained from the Independent valuer, the basis for the estimated cost to sell. Based on the audit procedures performed we are satisfied that the amount of impairment is in line with applicable accounting standards.

 

Information Other Than the Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report Thereon

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the other information in the Annual Report, comprising of the Director’s report and its annexures, but does not include the standalone financial statements and our auditor’s report thereon.

Our opinion on the standalone financialstatements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the standalone financial statements, or our knowledge obtained during the course of our appears to be materially misstated. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that if there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

 

Management Responsibility and Those Charged with Governance for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these Standalone Financial Statements that give a true and fair view of the Financial Position, Financial Performance (including Other Comprehensive Income), Changes in Equity and Cash Flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent, and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial effectivelyfor ensuring the accuracy and completeness of controls,thatwereoperating the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Financial Statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the Financial Statements, the Board of Directors is responsible for assessing the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the Board of Directors either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

The Board of Directors is also responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting process.

 

Auditors’ Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditors’ report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.

Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these Financial Statements. As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.

We also:

 

? Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the Financial Statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

 

? Obtain an understanding of internal controls relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Companies Act, 2013, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the Company has adequate Internal Financial

Controls system in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

 

? Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

 

? Conclude on the appropriateness of management’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditionsthatmaycastsignificant ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditors’ report to the related disclosures in the Standalone Financial Statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditors’ report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

 

? Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the Financial Statements, including the disclosures, and whether the Financial Statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the Standalone Financial Statements that, individually or in aggregate, makes it probable that the economic decisions of a reasonably knowledgeable user of the quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) FinancialStatementsmaybeinfluenced. planning the scope of our audit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect of any identified misstatements in the Financial Statements

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope andtimingofthe audit and significant any significant that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

 

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditors’ Report) Order, 2020 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of Section 143 (11) of the Companies Act, 2013, we give in "Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 of the

2 As required by Section 143(3) of the Act, we report, that: a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit.

b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the

Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid Standalone Financial Statements comply with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31st March, 2023 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31st March

2023 from being appointed as a Director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the Internal Financial Controls over financial reporting of the Company, and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure

A".

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors’ Report in accordance with the requirements of Section 197(16) of the Act, as amended:

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is in accordance with the provisions of Section 197 of the Act.

h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors’ Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us: i. As per the information and explanation given to us, the company has no pending litigations as on 31st March 2023 which requires disclosure in its financial statements. ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses. iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the company. iv.(a) The management has represented that, to the best of the knowledge and belief, as disclosed in the note to the financial statements no funds have been advanced or loaned or invested

(either from borrowed funds or share premium or any other sources or kind of funds) by the company to or in any other persons or entities, including foreign entities ("Intermediaries"), with the understanding, whether recorded in writing or otherwise, that the intermediary shall, whether, directly or indirectly lend or invest in other persons or entities Identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the company ("Ultimate Beneficiaries") or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the Ultimate Beneficiaries.

(b) The management has represented that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, as disclosed in the note 35(D)(i) to financial statements no funds have been received by the company from any persons or entities, including foreign entities ("Funding Parties"), with the understanding, whether recorded in writing or otherwise, that the company shall, whether, directly or indirectly, lend or invest in other persons or entities identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the Funding Party ("Ultimate Beneficiaries") or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the Ultimate Beneficiaries ; and

(c) Based on such audit procedures we have considered those reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances, nothing has come to the notice that has caused us to believe that the representations under sub-clause (i) and (ii) of Rule 11 (e) contain any material mis-statement. v. a) The final dividend paid by the Company during the year in respect of the same declared for the previous year is in accordance with section 123 of the Act. b) As stated in note 13(f) to the financial statements, the Board of Directors of the Company have proposed final dividend for the year which is subject to the approval of the members at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. The dividend proposed is in accordance with section 123 of the Act as applicable. vi. Proviso to Rule 3(1) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 for maintaining books of account using accounting software which has a feature of recording audit trail (edit log) facility is applicable to the Company with effect from April 1, 2023, and accordingly, reporting under Rule 11(g) of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 is not applicable for the financial year ended March 31, 2023.

For M/s. MAHARAJ N R SURESH AND CO LLP

Chartered Accountants

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N R Suresh

Partner

Place

: Chennai

Membership No. 021661

Date

: April 29, 2023

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