Lovable Lingerie Ltd Directors Report.
And Management Discussion and Analysis
Your Companys Directors are pleased to present the 32nd Annual Report of the Company, along with the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended 31st March 2019.
|(Rs. in Lakhs)|
|Revenue from operations||17,550.54||17,590.69|
|Profit Before Interest, Tax & Depreciation||708.31||915.15|
|Other Income (net)||206.05||433.83|
|Profit before Tax and Depreciation||907.14||1,248.75|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||168.63||342.51|
|Profit before Extra-Ordinary Item||738.51||906.24|
|Profit before Tax (PBT)||322.59||(496.35)|
|Provision for Taxation||241.05||(258.30)|
|Profit for the year (PAT)||81.55||(238.05)|
|Surplus brought forward from previous year||9,029.44||9,671.69|
|Amount available for appropriation||9,044.07||9,029.44|
|Transferred to General Reserve||-||-|
|Interim Dividend (excluding tax)||-||-|
|Tax on Interim Dividend||-||-|
|Proposed Dividend on Equity Share Capital||-||-|
|Corporate Dividend Tax on Proposed Dividend||-||-|
|Adj for Depreciation of prior years pursuant to change in useful life||-||-|
|Balance Carried to Balance Sheet||9,044.07||9,029.44|
|EPS Basic & Diluted- Before Extraordinary Items (in Rs.)||3.36||7.87|
|EPS Basic & Diluted- After Extraordinary Items (in Rs.)||0.55||(1.61)|
For the financial year 2018-19, the Company recorded a net turnover of Rs. 17,550.54 lakhs as against Rs. 17,590.69 lakhs for the financial year 2017-18, registering a decrease of 0.23% The Net Profit Before Tax stood at Rs. 322.59 lakhs as against Rs.(496.35) lakhs over last year and Profit After Tax stood at Rs. 81.55 lakhs for the year as against Rs.(238.05) in the last year.
The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing garments. Therefore, there is no separate reportable segment.
The Board of Directors have recommended a final dividend of 5% on Equity Shares i.e. 0.50 per Equity Share of Rs. 10 each for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2019. The final dividend if approved at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be paid out of the profits of the Company and the same will be paid to those members whose names shall appear on the Companys Register of Members as on the Record date and/or the Book Closure date as determined by the Board of Directors. This Dividend of Rs. 74.00 Lakhs along with dividend distribution tax of Rs. 15.06 Lakhs will absorb Rs. 89.06 Lakhs.
SUBSIDIARY / JOINT VENTURE / ASSOCIATE COMPANY
Your Company does not have any subsidiary, joint venture or associate Company.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENT
No material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company occurred between the end of the financial year to which this financial statements relate and the date of this report.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of Annual Return as provided under sub-section (3) of section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) read along with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and administration) Rules, 2014 in prescribed form MGT-9 is enclosed as "Annexure A" to this report and the same has been disclosed on the companys website and is accessible on http:// lovableindia.in/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=17
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013, Mrs. Taruna Reddy (DIN: 02787135) will retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting (AGM) and is eligible for re-appointment. The Board of Directors recommends the re-appointment of Mrs. Taruna Reddy as a Non-executive Director of the Company.
Mr. L Jaipal Reddy, Whole-Time Director of the Company has been demised on 3rd September, 2018.
In terms of Section 203 of the Act, the Board has designated the following persons as Key Managerial Personnel of your Company:
Mr. L Vinay Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Raghunathan Govindarajan, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Divya Shrimali, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
POLICY ON DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION
For the purpose of selection of any Director, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee identifies the person of integrity who possess relevant expertise, experience and leadership qualities required for the position and also takes into consideration recommendation, if any, receives from any members of the Board. The Committee also ensures that the incumbent fulfills such other criteria with regard to age and other qualifications as laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 or other applicable laws.
The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors, Senior Management and their remuneration.
The Companys policy on directors appointment and remuneration and other matters provided in Section 178(3) of the Act has been disclosed in the corporate governance report, which forms part of the directors report.
DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
The Company has received declaration from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of independence as prescribed under sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and as per SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement) Regulation, 2015 ("Listing Regulation, 2015").
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Company has constituted the following committees in compliance with the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015:
1. Audit Committee,
2. Nomination and Remuneration Committee,
3. Stakeholders Relationship Committee, and
4. Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
The Board has accepted all the recommendations of the above committee. The brief description, composition and other required details of the above committees are provided in Corporate Governance Section to this Annual Report.
FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMME FOR THE INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
In compliance with SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (SEBI (LODR) Regulations"), the Company has put in place a Familiarization Programme for the Independent& Non-Executive Directors to familiarize them with the Company, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, business model etc. The details of such programme is available on the website of the company www.lovableindia.in and may be accessed through the web link http://lovableindia.in/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=69.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
The Board of Directors met 4 (Four) times during the year on 28th May, 2018; 7th August, 2018; 13th November, 2018; and 12th February, 2019. For details of the meetings of the board, please refer to the corporate governance report, which forms part of this report. The intervening gaps between the meetings were within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations.
The Company has complied with the applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF THE BOARD, ITS COMMITTEES AND INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors have carried out an annual evaluation of its own performance, its various committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013, the Corporate Governance requirements as prescribed under regulation 17(10), 25(4) and other applicable provisions of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations and the Guidance note issued by SEBI.
The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from all the directors on the basis of various criteria such as Board Composition, process, dynamics, quality of deliberations, strategic discussions, effective reviews, committee participation, governance reviews etc.
The performance of the committees was evaluated by the board after seeking inputs from the committee members on the basis of criteria such as Committee composition, process, dynamics, deliberation, strategic discussions, effective reviews etc.
The Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee reviewed the performance of the individual directors on the basis of the criteria such as Transparency, Analytical Capabilities, Performance, Leadership, Ethics and ability to take balanced decisions regarding stakeholders.
In a separate meeting of independent directors, performance of non-independent directors, performance of the board as a whole and performance of the Chairman was evaluated, taking into account the views of the executive directors and non-executive directors. The same was discussed in the board meeting that followed the meeting of independent directors, at which the performance of the Board, its committee and individual Directors was also discussed.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEE AND INVESTMENTS
The Company has not made any loans, guarantees or investments during the year under review, pursuant to the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Your Company has an elaborate Risk Management procedure. Major risks identified by the businesses and functions are systematically addressed through mitigating actions on a continuing basis. The Audit Committee reviews the status of key risks and steps taken by the Company to mitigate such risks at regular intervals.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In line with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations, your Company has formulated a Policy on Related Party Transactions which is available on Companys website; web link at http://lovableindia.in/index. php?route=information/information&information_id=69. The Policy intends to ensure that proper reporting, approval and disclosure processes are in place for all transactions between the Company and Related Parties.
All Related Party Transactions entered during the year were in Ordinary Course of the Business and on Arms Length basis. Accordingly, the disclosure of Related Party Transactions as required under Section 134(3) (h) of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC 2 is enclosed.
WHISTLE BLOWER MECHANISM / VIGIL MECHANISM
To create enduring value for all stakeholders and ensure the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour in all its operations, the company has formulated a Vigil Mechanism in addition to the existing code of conduct that governs the actions of its employees. This Whistleblower policy aspires to encourage all employees to report suspected or actual occurrence(s) of illegal, unethical or inappropriate events (behaviours or practices) that affect Companys interest / image. A copy of the Policy is available on the website of the Company and may be accessed through the web link http://lovableindia. in/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=69.
DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
In order to prevent sexual harassment of women at work place a new act, The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 has been notified on 9th December, 2013.
The Company has adopted a Policy on Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace, to provide protection to women (including outsiders) at the workplace and for prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected or incidental thereto, with the objective of providing a safe working environment, where employees feel secure. The Company has also constituted an Internal Complaints Committee to consider and to redress complaints of sexual harassment. The Committee has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the year under review.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
In accordance with the requirements of Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013, your Company has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. The composition, terms of reference and other relevant details of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is provided in the Corporate Governance Report.
The brief outline of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy of the Company and the initiatives undertaken by the Company on CSR activities and expenditure incurred thereon during the year are set out in "Annexure B" of this report in the format prescribed in the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014. The policy is available on the website of the Company; weblink http://lovableindia.in/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=69.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The information required under Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 has been appended as "Annexure C" to this Report.
The information required under Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is not applicable, since during the year under review none of the employees of the Company was in receipt of remuneration in excess of the limits specified, whether employed for the whole year or part thereof.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
The Board of Directors of the Company confirms that:
in the preparation of the annual accounts for the financial year ended 31st March, 2019, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and that no material departures have been made from the same;
they have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent, so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for that period;
they have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
they have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
they have laid down internal financial controls for the Company and such internal financial controls are adequate and operating effectively; and
they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and such systems are adequate and operating effectively.
DEPOSITS FROM PUBLIC
The Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of details relating to deposits covered under this Chapter.
Your Companys shares are listed in the BSE Limited, Mumbai (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Mumbai (NSE) and the annual listing fees have been duly paid.
CASH FLOW ANALYSIS
In conformity with the provisions of Regulation 34(2) of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended 31.03.2019 is enclosed as a part of this Annual Report.
The details pertaining to composition of audit committee are included in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms part of this report.
M/s. DMKH & Co., a firm of Chartered Accountants were appointed as a Statutory Auditors of the Company for One term of 5 (five) consecutive years to hold office from the conclusion of the 30th Annual General Meeting held on 30th August, 2017 until the conclusion of the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in year 2022, subject to ratification of their appointment at every AGM, if so required under the Act. The Company has received their eligibility certificate subject to Section 139 and 141 of the Act and Rules made thereunder.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs have, vide its Commencement Notification dated 7th May 2018, inter alia, notified the commencement of section 40 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017, which omitted the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, mandating the requirement of annual ratification for Auditors appointment by the Members at every Annual General Meeting.
The notes on Financial Statements referred to in the Auditors Report are self-explanatory and do not call for any further comments. The Auditors Report does not contain any qualifications, reservation or adverse remark and is prepared as per "Ind AS".
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 of the Act and the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Bathiya & Associates LLP, to conduct internal audit reviews for the Company.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company had appointed M/s. D. M. Zaveri & Co., Practicing Company Secretaries, Mumbai to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit Report is annexed herewith as "Annexure D".
The auditors report and secretarial auditors report for the financial year 2018-19 does not contain any qualifications, reservations or adverse remarks. Report of the secretarial auditor is given as an annexure which forms part of this report. The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statements of the Company is part of the Annual Report.
REPORTING OF FRAUD BY AUDITORS
During the year under review, neither the statutory auditors nor the secretarial auditors has reported to the Audit committee, under section 143(12) of the Companies Act, 2013, any instances of fraud committed against the Company by its officer or employees, the details of which would need to be mentioned in the Boards report.
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS OR TRIBUNALS
No significant or material Orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals during the previous year which may impact the Going Concern Status of the Companys Operation in the future.
TRANSFER OF AMOUNTS TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND
In terms of the provisions of Section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Declaration and Payment of Dividend) Rules, 2014, unclaimed / un-encashed dividend for the FY 2011-12 is due for transfer to IEPF on October 2019. Members who have not encashed their dividend warrants pertaining to the aforesaid years may approach the Company/ its Registrar, for obtaining payments thereof atleast 20 days before they are due for transfer to the said fund.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Investor Education Protection Fund (Uploading of information regarding unpaid and unclaimed amounts lying with companies) Rules, 2012, the Company has already filed the necessary form and uploaded the details of unpaid and unclaimed amounts lying with the Company, as on the date of last Annual General Meeting (i.e. September 24, 2018), with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Your Company continues to lay a strong emphasis on transparency, accountability and integrity.
The Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations have strengthened the governance regime in the country. Your Company is in compliance with the governance requirements provided under the new law.
Your Company has in place all the statutory Committees required under the law. Details of Board Committees along with their terms of reference, composition and meetings of the Board and Board Committees held during the year, are provided in the Corporate Governance Report enclosed as "Annexure E" to this report.
The Policy on Related Party Transactions, Remuneration Policy, CSR Policy and Whistle Blower Policy are available on the website of the Company. The Company has established a vigil mechanism for Directors and employees to report their genuine concerns, details of which have been given in the Corporate Governance Report annexed to this Report.
A separate report on Corporate Governance is provided together with a Certificate from the Statutory Auditors of the Company regarding compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated under the Listing Regulations. A Certificate of the CEO and CFO of the Company in terms of sub-Regulation 17(8) of the Listing Regulations, inter alia, confirming the correctness of the financial statements and cash flow statements, adequacy of the internal control measures and reporting of matters to the Audit Committee, is also annexed.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
To avoid duplication between the Directors Report and the Management Discussion and Analysis, we present below a composite summary of performance and functions of the Company.
Indias textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in Indian economy dating back several centuries. Indias overall textile exports during FY 2017-18 stood at US$ 39.2 billion in FY18 and is expected to increase to US$ 82.00 billion by 2021 from US$ 31.65 billion in FY19 (up to Jan 19).
The Indian textiles industry is extremely varied, with the hand-spun and hand-woven textiles sectors at one end of the spectrum, while the capital intensive sophisticated mills sector at the other end of the spectrum. The decentralised power looms/ hosiery and knitting sector form the largest component of the textiles sector. The close linkage of the textile industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the ancient culture and traditions of the country in terms of textiles make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison to the industries of other countries. The Indian textile industry has the capacity to produce a wide variety of products suitable to different market segments, both within India and across the world.
The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US$ 150 billion, is expected to reach US$ 250 billion by 2019. Indias textiles industry contributed seven per cent of the industry output (in value terms) of India in 2017-18.It contributed two per cent to the GDP of India and employs more than 45 million people in 2017-18.The sector contributed 15 per cent to the export earnings of India in 2017-18.
The production of raw cotton in India is estimated to have reached 36.1 million bales in FY19^.
The Indian government has come up with a number of export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.
Initiatives taken by Government of India are:
- The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has revised rates for incentives under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for two subsectors of Textiles Industry - Readymade garments and Made ups - from 2 per cent to 4 per cent.
- As of August 2018, the Government of India has increased the basic custom duty to 20 per cent from 10 per cent on 501 textile products, to boost Make in India and indigenous production.
- The Government of India announced a Special Package to boost exports by US$ 31 billion, create one crore job opportunity and attract investments worth Rs 80,000 crore (US$ 11.93 billion) during 2018-2020. As of August 2018 it generated additional investments worth Rs 25,345 crore (US$ 3.78 billion) and exports worth Rs 57.28 billion (US$ 854.42 million).
- The Government of India has taken several measures including Amended Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS), scheme is estimated to create employment for 35 lakh people and enable investments worth Rs 95,000 crore (US$ 14.17 billion) by 2022.
- Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP) approved by Government of India to provide support to the wool sector starting from wool rearer to end consumer which aims to enhance the quality and increase the production during 2017-18 and 2019-20.
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Government of India has approved a new skill development scheme named Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore (US$ 202.9 million) from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
The management discussion and analysis presents the industry Overview, Strength, Opportunities and Performance, Initiatives by the Company and overall strategy of Lovable Lingerie Limited becoming a market driven producer/exporter of various innovative models and ranges of Textiles products.
Indian Textile industry can be divided into several segments, some of which can be listed as below:
- Cotton Textiles
- Silk Textiles
- Woolen Textiles
- Readymade Textiles
- Jute and Coir
PERFORMANCE OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY
- The industry which was growing at 3-4% during the last six decades has now accelerated to the annual growth rate of 9-10% but various factors have effecting annual growth rate of textile industry, Global recession is one of them.
- The impact of the global and economic slowdown directly affects the performance of the industry.
Your company has identified the twin route of deeper & category-leading brand-building & scale-up of production routes to high sales volumes & to be the engines of growth.
SS19 collection of Lovable comprises of premium & classic products like Encircle- The original, Encircle-Elite, ADL-The one, a whole new range of styles in Confi-series & a whole new line of products under the name "Prime", which caters the plus size category of the market. Under Daisy Dee, the company has launched two new sub-brands by the name of Daisy Dee Sports & Daisy Dee Outfit.
Accordingly, your company in the year 2019 has invested heavily in new marketing initiatives, advertising & a heightened media presence, besides launches of new, trendy products in innerwear & sportswear. Your company has also increased its online presence through various mediums of social media like facebook, twitter, instagram. Dealer apps for direct communication with the market has also been launched in 2019.
ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY
Your Company places utmost importance on ensuring safety of its employees, visitors to our premises and the communities we operate in.
Your Directors are committed to strict compliance of not just statutory requirements but even more stern internal policies and best practices related to environment, health and safety in all our units. In the year under review, your Company has further strengthened its commitment to workplace compliance by increasing the strength of the workplace Compliance Department to enhance monitoring and control in all these areas.
Environment: Your Company is an environment friendly organization as it is a non-polluting and non-effluent generating manufacturing set-up.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION & FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS & OUTGO
A. Conservation of Energy
Your Company has a vision of being a Zero Injury organization. The Compass, your Companys strategic framework, integrates Safety as a non-negotiable value. Information on conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo, pursuant to Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, are furnished below:
a. Conservation of Energy:
The Company continually takes steps to absorb and adopt the latest technologies and innovations in the Garment Industry. These initiatives should enable the facilities to become more efficient and productive as the company expands, thus helping conserve energy. All machinery and equipment are continuously serviced, updated and overhauled in order to maintain them in good condition. This resulted in consumption of lesser energy consumption.
Additional Investments and Proposals for Reduction of Consumption of Energy: Nil
Total Energy Consumption and Energy Consumption per Unit of Production (Form-A and Form B Enclosed).
Conservation of Energy continues to receive increased emphasis at all the units of the Company.
Form for Disclosure of particulars with respect of conservation of energy
|Power & Fuel Consumption|
|a) Purchased Units (Lacs )||5.80||6.62|
|Total Cost (Rs. In Lacs )||45.80||52.29|
|b) Own Generation|
|1)Through Diesel Generator|
|Units ( Lacs )||0.58||0.49|
|KWH per unit of fuel||4.67||4.67|
|Fuel Cost/Unit (Rs)||15.38||12.48|
b. Technology Absorption:
Absorbing technologies with state of art machineries like automated cutting machine, automated fabric inspection machines, etc., the quality of the products and efficiency of the systems have been substantially improved. By applying those technologies, the cost of production was under control.
The products manufactured and sold by the Company are not power intensive; hence the impact on overall cost is marginal. However, steps have been taken to ensure energy conservation in the processing unit where an energy efficient boiler is installed and condensate is being re-utilised.
Efforts made in Technology absorption as per Form B: Nil
B. Consumption per unit of Production
|Consumption per Unit||0.06||0.06|
C. Foreign Exchange Earning and Outgoing
The Company had foreign exchange earnings from Exports during the year was NIL (Previous year NIL). The total amount of outgo on account of foreign exchange utilized by the Company amounted to 66.10 lakhs (Previous year Rs. 33.81 lakhs) mainly on account of import of raw materials, finished goods, Capital Goods, foreign travel.
Foreign exchange earned and outgo during the year ended March 31, 2019:
|Rs In Lakhs|
|Foreign Exchange Earned||-||-|
|Foreign Exchange Outgo||-||-|
|CIF Value of Imports||38.13||33.52|
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND ADEQUACY
The Companys internal control systems are commensurate with the nature of its business and the size and complexity of operations. These systems are routinely tested and certified by Statutory as well as Internal Auditor and cover all offices, factories and key business areas. Periodical reports and significant audit observations and follow up actions thereon are reported to the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is headed by an Independent Director and this ensures independence of function and transparency of the process of supervision and oversight. The Audit Committee reviews adequacy and effectiveness of the Companys internal control environment and monitors the implementation of audit recommendations, including those relating to strengthening of the Companys risk management policies and systems. The Company conducts its business with integrity and high standard of ethical behaviour and in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern its business.
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEAR
|Sr. No.||Particulars||Change in %||Explanation|
|3||Interest Coverage Ratio||928%||Interest Cost and Borrowing Reduction|
|4||Current Ratio||(33%)||Increase in payables due to sluggish demand in the Industry has reduce the current ratio|
|5||Debt Equity Ratio||-||-|
|6||Operating Profit Margin (%)||(26%)||Valuation of fire - affected stock at less than cost been done on a conservative basis|
|7||Net Profit Margin (%)||-||-|
Note: During the year 2017-18 the company had incurred losses as the operations were affected by Fire Accident in one of our factory premises and hence the ratios are not strictly comparable.
Change in Return on Net Worth as Compared to immediately Previous Financial there of: Increase by 3%.
OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
For the apparel industry in general and our market in particular:
More organized retail. Better consumer retail experience
Increasing fashion consciousness and consumers becoming more aspirational, discerning and brand savvy.
The factors that determine consumption, education, occupation, urbanization, rise in nuclear families moving in a positive direction
Increasing urban women population and women corporate workforce
Increasing brand consciousness and spending on kids
Higher disposable income
Increasing online retail.
Company need to concentrate on new global product.
Low per-capita domestic consumption of textile indicating significant potential growth.
Many major international apparel brands have commenced operations in India realizing that Indian markets are likely to emerge as one of the largest market in the world in the next few decades. Competitive intensity is expected to sustain high.
Indias global share is just 3% while China controls about 15%. In post 2015, China is expected to capture 43% of global textile trade.
RISKS AND CONCERNS
The Company has robust risk management procedures to identify and evaluate risks on an ongoing basis. The identified risks are integrated into the business plan and a detailed action plan to mitigate the identified business risk and concerns is put in place.
The key risks and concern identified by the company and its mitigation plans are:
Availability and Rising Cost of Labour:
The industry is growing at a fast pace, in a highly labour intensive sector and demand for experienced and trained manpower is outstripping supply. The ability to retain existing talent and attract new talent assumes crucial importance. The Company has created long term plans with the objective of motivating employees to create a sense of "belonging" and a feel good environment. The Company has set up robust training centers at various units where newcomers to the labour force receive structured training.
Increase in input and brand-building costs:
The availability of raw materials at reasonable rates is one of the main concerns of the company. However the company is confident that increases in raw material cost, if and when they occur, can be passed on to consumers because of the strong pricing power of its brands. The company is also aggressively taking steps to monitor and improve productivity, which will mitigate the impact of material cost increases to some extent. The Company is also conscious that in the Media environment of exploding media vehicles and fragmented audiences, the challenges for achieving Brand Reach and delivering effective communication are rising disproportionately. The Company is taking steps to plan and execute media campaigns with higher efficiency and continue to achieve brand salience.
Your Company fully values the Human capital; it deploys and credits its success to them. It has been the consistent endeavor of the Company to create a congenial and challenging working atmosphere wherein every employee can develop his own strength and deliver to his full potential.
During the year under review, industrial relations in the factory were cordial and pro-active and all employees and the Union supported productivity and process improvement measures undertaken at all the functions of the Company. Their unstinted co-operation has enabled the unit to achieve continuous growth, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Your Company continued to maintain excellent industrial relations with all its employees and independent job work firms. Adequate safety and welfare measures are in place and your Company will continue to improve the same on ongoing basis.
As of 31st March, 2019, the Company had 1494 employees on its roll.
The future for the Indian textile industry looks promising, buoyed by both strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. With consumerism and disposable income on the rise, the retail sector has experienced a rapid growth in the past decade with the entry of several international players like Marks & Spencer, Guess and Next into the Indian market.
High economic growth has resulted in higher disposable income. This has led to rise in demand for products creating a huge domestic market.
The global economic climate continues to be volatile, uncertain and prone to geo-political risks. Weak consumer sentiment and low commodity prices are expected to affect global growth adversely.
Your Company has achieved a significant growth and has been constantly following emerging market trends and has accordingly from time to time revamped its marketing strategies and product portfolios. The Company is trying to come up with some new products and ranges of inner wears according to changing consumer needs and demand.
Your Company has taken a step to evolve in the super-premium segment of innerwear.
Statements in the management discussion and analysis describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates and expectations may be considered as "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. The factors that might influence the operations of the Company are economic conditions, government regulations and natural calamities over which the Company has no control.
The Company assumes no responsibility in respect of the forward looking statements herein which may undergo changes in future on the basis of subsequent developments, information or events.
APPRECIATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Your Directors place on record their sincere appreciation for the significant contribution made by our employees through their dedication, hard work and commitment.
The Board places on record its appreciation for the support and co-operation your Company has been receiving from its customers, suppliers, distributors stockists, retailers, business partners and others associated with the Company as its trading partners. Your Company looks upon them as partners in its progress. It will be the Companys endeavour to build and nurture strong links with the trade based on mutuality of benefits, respect for and co-operation with each other, consistent with consumer interests. The Directors also take this opportunity to thank all Shareholders, Investors, Clients, Vendors, Bankers, Government and Regulatory Authorities and Stock Exchanges, for their continued support.
|On behalf of the Board of Directors|
|For Lovable Lingerie Limited,|
|L Vinay Reddy|
|Mumbai, 10th August, 2019||DIN: 00202619|
FORM NO. AOC.2
(Pursuant to Clause (h) of sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014)
Form for disclosure of particulars of contracts/arrangements entered into by the company with related parties referred to in sub-section (1) of section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 including certain arms length transactions under third proviso thereto
1. Details of contracts or arrangements or transactions not at arms length basis: NIL
2. Details of material contracts or arrangement or transactions at arms length basis
|Sr. No.||Name(s) of the related party and nature of relationship||Nature of contracts/ arrangements/ transactions||Duration of the contracts/ arrangements/ transactions||Salient terms of the contracts or arrangements or transactions including the value, if any:||Date(s) of approval by the Board, if any:||Amount paid as advances, if any:|
|1||Federal Brands limited||Sale of goods||2018-19||The transactions entered - during the year were in ordinary course of business and at arms length basis.||-|
|2||Federal Brands limited||Purchase of goods||2018-19||During the year, the value of transactions stood at (Sale of goods amounting to [ 30,43,69,932] and Purchase of goods amounting to [ 30,43,69,933]).|
The materiality threshold is as prescribed under the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, as amended.
"ANNEXURE - C"
Statement of Disclosure of Remuneration under Section 197 of Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 5(1) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 and Amendments thereto:
i. Ratio of the remuneration* of each Director to the median remuneration of the employees of the Company for the financial year 2018-19:
|Sr. No.||Name of Director||Nature of Directorship||Ratio to median remuneration of employees|
|1||L Vinay Reddy||Chairman & Managing Director||13.23|
|2||L Jaipal Reddy #||Whole-Time Director||5.23|
|3||Anantharaman Mahadevan||Non-Executive Independent Director||0.37|
|4||Gopal Sehjpal||Non-Executive Independent Director||0.62|
|5||Sivabalan P. Pandian||Non-Executive Independent Director||0.42|
|6||Taruna Reddy||Non-Executive Director||0.23|
* Remuneration includes sitting fees paid
# Mr. L Jaipal Reddy demised on 3rd September, 2018.
ii. Percentage increase in remuneration of each Director, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary or Manager, if any, in the financial year 2018-19:
|Sr. No||Name of Director/KMP||Designation||% increase in Remuneration|
|1||L Vinay Reddy||Chairman & Managing Director||0.10|
|2||L Jaipal Reddy (#)||Whole-Time Director||-|
|3||Anantharaman Mahadevan||Non-Executive Independent Director||0.09|
|4||Gopal Sehjpal||Non-Executive Independent Director||(0.10)|
|5||Sivabalan P. Pandian||Non-Executive Independent Director||(0.37)|
|6||Taruna Reddy||Non-Executive Director||(0.33)|
|7||R Govindarajan||Chief Financial Officer||0.13|
|8||Divya Shrimali||Company Secretary||-|
(#) Mr. L Jaipal Reddy demised on 3rd September, 2018. .
iii. The percentage increase in the median remuneration of Employees for the financial year (Median 2019/ Median 2018): 0.09%
iv. The Company has 1,494 permanent Employees on the rolls of Company as on 31st March, 2019.
v. Average percentage increase made in the salaries of Employees other than the managerial personnel in the financial year was (0.07)% whereas the increase in the managerial remuneration was (0.25)%.The total managerial remuneration comprises of remuneration of the Managing Director and Executive Director. The remuneration to Managerial personnel is as approved by the shareholders under the provisions of Companies Act 2013.The average increases every year is an outcome of Companys market competitiveness as against its peer group companies. In keeping with our reward philosophy and benchmarking results, the increases this year reflect the market practice.
vi. It is hereby affirmed that the remuneration paid during the year is as per the Remuneration Policy of the Company.
|On behalf of the Board of|
|For Lovable Lingerie Limited,|
|L Vinay Reddy|
|Mumbai, 10th August, 2019||DIN: 00202619|