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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements in this Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company describing the Companys objectives, expectations or predictions may be forward looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Forward looking statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events. The Company cannot guarantee that these assumptions and expectations are accurate or will be realised.
Indian Economic Environment
The new government presented the Budget for the FY2016-17 which focussed on growth, weaker sections and social security and at the same time, fiscal responsibility was maintained. A bulk of the Budget spending was directed towards infrastructure rather than consumption and subsidies and, as a result, the quality of the deficit has improved too. During the year, the government also tried to give a fillip to MSME sector, which contributes to 37.5% of the countrys GDP, through various programmers, including the Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme, Micro and Small Enterprises-Cluster Development Programme, Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises, Performance and Credit Rating Scheme, Assistance to Training Institutions, and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries, amongst others. The Economic Survey acknowledged that these 36.1 million entities have a critical role in boosting industrial growth and ensuring the success of the Make in India programme During FY14, the GDP growth was well below 5% and has shown recovery from the first quarter of FY 2017 where the GDP growth rate moved to 7.1%. The World Bank has estimated that the GDP growth for India for the year FY2016-17 would be around 7.6%, as per the new series of calculating GDP (part GDP data not comparable).
INFLA TION AND INTEREST RA TE
On the monetary front, the RBI kept policy rates unchanged until December 2014, despite easing in inflationary trends. The central bank later cut repo rates bringing it down to 6.00% and signalling a softening in its monetary policy stance. Despite this initiation of monetary easing, the real impact will be seen over the next 12 months as it translates into lower interest rates. The RBI clarified that the major determinants of further rate cuts would be the transmission of the rate reductions and food inflation. Nevertheless, interest rates are bound to continue to trend downwards as inflation has come down significantly and steadily and the CAD, fiscal deficit and oil are under control.
ABOUT MEGA FIN LIMITED
Mega Fin (India) Limited (MFIL) is a part of the Indias leading private sector financial services companies, MFIL the Shares of the Company are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) The Company is a core investment Company & has interests in financing and advancing short term and long term loans and credits to individuals, companies or association of individuals, companies or association of individuals by whatever name called,; merchant banking; commercial financing; stock broking; other activities in financial services.
Risks and Concerns
MFIL is exposed to specific risks that are particular to its businesses and the environment within which it operates, including market risk, credit risk, operational risk, competition risk, liquidity and interest rate risk, regulatory risk, human resource risk, execution risk, information security risks and macro-economic risks.
The Company has some quoted investments which are exposed to fluctuations in stock prices. Similarly company has also raised resources through issue of Market Linked Debentures, whose returns are linked to relevant underlying market instruments / indices. MFIL continuously monitors market exposure for both equity and debt and, in appropriate cases, also uses various derivative instruments as a hedging mechanism to limit volatility.
The financial sector industry is becoming increasingly competitive and the Companys growth will depend on its ability to compete effectively. The Companys main competitors are Indian non-banking financial companies, commercial banks, life and non-life insurance companies, both in the public and private sector, mutual funds, broking houses, mortgage lenders, depository participants and other financial services providers. Foreign banks also operate in India through non-banking finance companies. Further liberalisation of the Indian financial sector could lead to a greater presence or entry of new foreign banks and financial services companies offering a wider range of products and services. This could significantly toughen our competitive environment. The Companys strong brand image, wide distribution network, diversified product offering and depth of management place it in a strong position to deal with competition effectively.
Interest rate volatility:
Fluctuations in interest rates could adversely affect borrowing costs, interest income and net interest margins of companies in the financial sector. Being well funded with a strong shareholder base, MFIL is trying to tide over such spells.
Internal Control Systems
The Company maintains a system of internal controls designed to provide a high degree of assurance regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, the adequacy of safeguards for assets, the reliability of financial controls, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The organization is well structured and the policy guidelines are well documented with pre-defined authority. The Company has also implemented suitable controls to ensure that all resources are utilised optimally, financial transactions are reported with accuracy and there is strict adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
Low retail penetration of financial services / products in India 0 Tremendous brand strength and extensive distribution reach 0 Opening of the financial sector in India in near future 0 Opportunity to cross sell services 0 Increasing per-capita GDP
Changing demographic profile of the country in favour of the young
Inflationary pressures and slowdown in policy making 0 Competition from local and multinational players 0 Execution risk 0 Regulatory changes
Attraction and retention of human capital