Midwest Gold Ltd Management Discussions.

OVERVIEW:

The financial statements have been prepared in compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013, guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and other statutory requirements. Our Management accepts responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of these financial statements, as well as for various estimates and judgments used therein. The estimates and judgments relating to the financial statements have been made on a prudent and reasonable basis, so that the financial statements reflect in a true and fair manner the form and substance of transactions and reasonably present our state of affairs, profits and cash flows for the year.

INDUSTRY REVIEW

Recent global trends indicate that there is a rising demand relative to supply and increasing cost of mining leading to an increase in commodity prices. Replenishment of mineral reserves has become stiff due to declining ore grades and additional challenges such as inadequate infrastructure and human capital, which are critical to support the growth of sector. The Governments worldwide are adopting progressive policy measures to boost mining and mineral exploration in their countries. The Indian Government has also initiated several measures under Ministry of Mines through Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and amendments thereon.

RISKS AND CONCERNS:

The Company is planning to acquire prospecting licenses of natural stones, gold and other minerals which are highly speculative in nature and subject to several approvals and operational risks. These risks include exploration and mining risks, delays in approvals to undertake exploration activities, delays in grant of appropriate mineral concession licenses, actual resources differing from estimates, operational delays and the availability of equipment, personnel and infrastructure. The Company is also dependent on key personnel and subject to actions of third parties, including the staff, other contractors and suppliers.

The Companys operations are also subject to government laws and regulations, particularly environmental and land acquisition regulations.

The Companys future revenues from product sales will be affected by changes in the market price of gold and other natural stones which shall be subject to numerous factors which are beyond its control. These include international supply and demand, the level of consumer product demand, international economic trends, currency exchange rate fluctuations, the level of interest rates, rate of inflation, global or regional political events and international events as well as a range of other market forces.

In the absence of cash flow from operations, the Company may have to rely on capital markets / private equity investment to fund its operations. The Companys ability to raise further funds will depend on the success of existing operations. All the above factors notwithstanding, your Company and its Directors believe that they have adequate experience and access to expertise and capital sources that will enable the Company to successfully develop, launch and execute its projects successfully.

OUT LOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES:

The Companys business prospects are closely linked to the economic environment prevailing locally and globally. Given the challenging market environment and stiff competition, it is difficult to make an optimistic prediction for business prospect in the coming year.

Despite all these shortcomings, the mineral exploration and mining sector holds substantial potential to contribute to the growth of economy and create value for all stakeholders, including the Central Government, State Government (s) and the community at large.

In view of market opportunities, Midwest Gold Limited will apply for mining leases and implement the licenses of the mines if the government of India allot the licenses in its favor with state of art technology; a large pool of well trained geologists, geophysicists and mining engineers to generate a mineral- based economic development of enormous scale and value.

Apart from above, the company is doing trading of imported marble, processing of granite blocks purchase from the local quarries to generate revenues to meet its day to day fund requirements. The company is trying to capture the domestic as well as international granite and marble markets to enhance its opportunities thereby achieve its objects.

IMPACT OF COVID-19:

The Indian mining industry has been put under tremendous pressure due to Covid-19. India exports granite and other natural stone in raw blocks as well as in form of processed slabs.

Raw material availability has even worsened due to spread of Covid-19. The concerned state government imposed state-wide lockdown which stopped production at the granite quarries. Furthermore, due to uncertainty over duration of lockdown, migrant labour moved back to their native places which have resulted in scarcity of manpower especially in south India states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Overall the situation in natural stone industry is quite challenging and both the demand & supply will remain muted. Considering the completing of second wave in pandemic and mass production & distribution of vaccines to the population in country, the situation is expected to get normal right away.

RISK MANAGEMENT:

The Company has mechanism to combat risk of exposure to Business, Assets and Financial Risks in the form of competition, accidents, natural calamities, obsolescence, and fluctuations in foreign currency etc. The management of your company is on constant vigil to combat any eventuality that may pose threat to the companys business.

INTERNAL CONROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY:

The philosophy we have with regard to internal control systems and their adequacy has been formulation of effective systems and their strict implementation to ensure that assets and interests of the Company are safeguarded; checks and balances are in place to determine the accuracy and reliability of accounting data. The Company has a well defined organization structure with clear functional authority, limits for approval of all transactions. The Company has a strong reporting system, which evaluates and forewarns the management on issues related to compliance. Company updates its internal control system from time to time, enabling it to monitor employee adherence to internal procedures and external regulatory guidelines.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK:

Your Company has achieved a Turnover of Rs. 37,07,032/- excluding other income of Rs. 2,11,315/- when compared to Rs. 57,87,577/- excluding other income of Rs. 4,17,002/- during previous year. The operations of the Company resulted in loss of Rs. 1,38,21,487/- when compared to loss of Rs. 1,25,08,883/- during previous year.

Details of significant changes (i.e. changes amounting to 25% or more compared to the previous financial year) in key financial ratios are as follows:

Financial Ratios 2020-21 2019-2020 Change (%) Reasons for Change
Interest Coverage Ratio 0.36 1.48 (75.68) Interest on Loan during the year 2020-21
Debtors Turnover Ratio 2.98 1.77 (98.32) Transactions decreased during the year 2020-21
Operating Profit Margin (%) (84.79) (147.16) (42.38) Marginal Increase in Loss, though turnover increased by one time.
Net Profit Margin (%) (372.85) (216.13) (98.27) Turnover decreased by 2 times, but loss also increased by one time.
Return on Net worth (0.21) (0.38) (44.74) Loss increased in the year 2020-21.

The management has done well to ensure sustained operations. However, due to low revenue and higher expenditure, the operations resulted into losses. Efforts are being made to reduce the costs involved. The Management is accelerating its efforts towards profits in the ensuing financial year.

PERSONNEL:

Human wealth is the ultimate wealth for any industry. The Company recognizes this fact and understands that employees are one of the most important sources for sustained growth of any business. Quality personnel delivering their optimum potential for the organization is the key differentiator. The Company maintained good relations with its employees and there was no unrest in the Company at any point of time during the year.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT:

Certain statements made in the management discussion and analysis report relating to the Companys objectives, projections, outlook, expectations, estimates and others may constitute ‘forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Actual results may differ from such expectations whether expressed or implied. Several factors could make significant difference to the Companys operations.

These shall include climatic, geographical, political and economic conditions affecting demand and supply, government regulations and taxation, natural calamities over which the Company does not have any direct control.

For MIDWEST GOLD LIMITED
Deepak Kukreti Baladari Satyanarayana Raju
Whole Time Director Whole Time Director
(DIN: 03146700) (DIN: 01431440)
Place: Hyderabad
Date: 12.08.2021