Samrat Pharmachem Ltd Management Discussions.

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENTS

Your Company is a producer of pharmaceutical chemicals. The intermediates produced are used in pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Your Company is amongst the manufacturers who produce for local and international needs of the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry. The pharmaceutical and chemical industry is growing at a rapid pace every year. This results into growth of the support or intermediate industry like us.

OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

The company looks forward optimistically for all round growth in turnover & profitability in the ensuing years. Your company has taken effective steps to realize the dream performance in the years to come. The company intends to double its turnover in a short period of time. The company has taken effective measures to improve quality of products and its productivity to outwit competitor from domestic and international market.

The company has registered good sales growth & earned reasonable profit during the current financial year. The company has plans to widen the product range by increasing the basket of products thereby enlarging the customer and sales base.

PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

The company has two plants producing varied items. The basic purpose of producing in two different plants is to improve efficiency and manageability. Your Company shall achieve sustainable growth in both plants by modernization and automation of operations. According to your Directors, these plants facilitate better division of labour, enable us to develop expertise in each plant and their respective items, and hence improve productivity and profitability of the Company.

OUTLOOK

By 2020 the pharmaceutical market is anticipated to be more than double to USD 1.3 trillion, with the E7 countries - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and Turkey - Accounting around for one fifth of the global pharmaceutical sales. Further, incidence of chronic conditions in the developing world will incresingly resemble the developed world.

RISKS AND CONCERNS

Currency Risk : The year 2019-20 saw some volatility on the currency exchange front. Imports constitute a major portion of our business activity. The company does selective hedging from time to time. However it is difficult to fully contain such adverse fluctuations, the management shall continue to take remedial steps to reduce its severity from time to time.

Competition Risk : We feel that the major business risks are the stiff competition due to low priced products from countries like China and also from domestic manufacturers for certain products. However the company is trying to expand its range of products to cater to different segment of customers and market in order to absorb fall in sales and margins.

Credit Risk : We have been able to reduce the irrecoverable amounts to a very negligible level, notwithstanding the inevitability of having some debts which are not recoverable. Due to strict monitoring and disciplined distribution channels, we do not foresee any material risk on this count.

Dead Stocks/Slow moving items/Rejections Risk : Sometimes the quality of finished product becomes bad or is rejected by a customer. The Company has taken every step in the raw material procurement stage, production stage, packing stage, testing stage and delivery stage to minimize the risk of rejection. If due to some unforeseen reasons the goods are rejected or are not as per our in-house standards, the company has made a system to reprocess all such failed material. Minimum cost is incurred to make them into acceptable standards again. Further the products that have irregular demand or are sold in lesser quantities round the year are manufactured as per customers order only. Thus the company is successful in handling dead stocks, slow moving items and rejections.

Fire, Theft & Explosion Risk : The Company has been quite conscious of the inherent risk in our business. A lot of measures to safeguard the fixed assets and stocks in the factory are taken. The management has been regularly updating the risk profile and take necessary corrective steps like educating workers, insisting workers to wear gum boots, gloves, eye goggles, helmets etc, installing fire fighting equipments, putting sign boards, banning smoking in the premises, keeping hazardous materials in a safe and protected place etc. Apart from these measures, the company has also underwritten the various risks like fire, theft & burglary, earthquake, floods, riots, public liability, sale/purchase in transit etc with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd & United India Insurance Co. Ltd

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND ITS ADEQUACY

The Company has instituted adequate internal controls, managed by professionals. The control mechanism duly supported by efficient integrated software ensures a proper documentation, accounting, reporting and safeguarding of assets. The Company has also well defined and established system of internal audit, which is periodically reviewed by the audit committee and steps taken to strengthen the control measures. The management and audit committee of the Board periodically reviews the observations and findings of the statutory auditors and ensures adherence to the well laid down policies, guidelines and procedures forming part of the internal control system.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

A satisfactory business performance with average volume growth in key products and business units, combined with productivity improvement, cost management and working capital management have contributed to the good operating results for the year. Also sharp focus on cost and margins has resulted in enhanced operational efficiency.

Financial Performance Income Statement (?) in Crores

Particulars 31-03-20 31-03-19 31-03-18 31-03-17 31-03-16
Revenue 137.45 111.14 92.52 71.14 61.93
Other Income 0.57 0.46 0.25 0.07 0.13
Total Income 138.03 111.59 92.77 71.21 62.06
Expenditure (131.81) (109.52) (87.43) (68.02) (60.66)
Interest (0.98) (1.06) (0.86) (0.68) (0.51)
PBDT 6.21 2.58 5.33 3.19 0.89
Depreciation (0.43) (0.42) (0.41) (0.70) (0.44)
PBT 5.79 2.16 4.92 2.49 0.45
Tax (1.55) (0.62) (1.70) (0.93) (0.15)
Net Profit 4.24 1.54 3.22 1.57 0.30
Equity 3.09 3.09 3.09 3.09 3.09
EPS 13.71 4.97 10.41 5.07 0.97
CEPS 15.09 6.32 11.74 7.32 2.41
OPM % 4.52 2.32 5.76 4.48 2.26
NPM % 3.08 1.38 3.48 2.20 0.49

 

Source: https://www. bseindia.com/stock-share-price/financials/results/530125

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN RESOURCES/INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FRONTS

The industrial relations have been satisfactory in the Registered Office Cum Factory and at the Corporate Office. There was no loss of man-days during the year. A lot of initiatives have been undertaken by the Human Resource Department during the year. Apart from improvement in the system to align the compensation to the performance of the employees, steps are being taken by the management to provide training both in-house and at recognized institutes to enhance the effectiveness of the employees. Steps are also being taken to focus on managerial and behavioural competence across the organization. Information Technology has been a focused area for improving the operational efficiency and as a tool for decision-making.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Statement in the report of Management Discussion and Analysis describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be "forward looking statements" within the meaning applicable securities laws or regulations. These statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations for future events. Actual results could differ materially from those of future events. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Companys operations include economic conditions affecting global and domestic demand supply, finished goods prices in the domestic and overseas market in which the Company operates, raw materials cost and availability, changes in Government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within India and other factors such as litigation and industrial relations. The Company assumes no responsibility to publicly amend, modify or revise and forward looking statements, on the basis of any subsequent development, information or events.

Place : Mumbai By order of the Board of Directors
For Samrat Pharmachem Limited
Date : 31 July 2020 Lalit Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director
DIN : 00216681