Tuni Textile Mills Ltd Directors Report.
Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 32nd Annual Report of your Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2019.
|(Rs. in lakhs)|
|Financial Results||Year Ended 31.03.2019||Year Ended 31.03.2018|
|Profit/(Loss) before Tax & Extra-ordinary Items||7.40||20.05|
|Less/(Add) : Provision for Taxation (Including Deferred Tax)||(8.48)||31.55|
|Less : Provision for Extra-Ordinary Items||0.00||2.44|
|Profit/(Loss) after Tax||15.87||(13.94)|
|Changes due to conversion of accounts from GAAP to Ind AS||0.73||(3.70)|
|Add : Profit/(Loss) brought forward from Previous Year||(86.96)||(69.32)|
|Balance carried forward||(70.36)||(86.96)|
Financial year 2018-19 (FY2019) began with an expectation of higher growth as the economy seemed to have overcome the teething troubles of the nation-wide roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, a rise in the current account deficit (CAD), concerns relating to rising non-performing assets (NPAs) and decline in liquidity coupled with hardening interest rates contributed to uncertainties around a higher GDP growth rate.
The second advance estimates of national income for FY2019 released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on 28 February 2019 showed that the economy could not continue the expected growth momentum. GDP growth in the third quarter of FY2019 reduced to 6.6% after clocking 8% and 7% growth in the first and second quarter of FY2019 respectively. The CSO estimates GDP growth in FY2019 at 7% compared to 7.2% in FY 2018.
Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) provided a pleasant surprise, with the share of GFCF to GDP growing to 32.3% in FY2019 (second advance estimates) versus 31.4% in FY2018 (first revised estimates). However, it is perhaps too early to expect this recent uptick in the share of GFCF to GDP to provide a definite impetus to growth.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS & OUTLOOK
The Textile Industry overall, is going through tough times due to the structural transformation after GST and due to the weak market demand in the Domestic as well as Overseas markets. E-Commerce/On-line sales are growing with reputed brands retailers. That coupled with low cotton production and increasing prices, is putting pressure on prices and margins.
Gross revenue from operations stood at Rs.3517.63 lakh in comparison to last years sales of Rs.3439.11 lakh. In term of PAT, the Company has earned a profit of Rs.15.87 lakh in comparison to last years net loss of Rs.13.94 lakh.
The Company is into the business of manufacturing grey and finished cloth at its unit located at Murbad, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra.
The Company is facing serious problem of financing at this point of time due to stiffer conditions and stricter banking norms as well as drying liquidity conditions in the money market. Due to the tag of "Shell Company" given by SEBI, it has become more difficult for the Company to arrange for finance for the growth of its business.
As the Govt. has started to release the refund of GST, the Company is hopeful of recovering from difficult phase and business will be as usual as the time progresses.
During the year, the Company is into the business of fabric manufacturing i.e. manufacturing of Synthetic Fabric, a part of textile products in accordance with the Accounting Standard 17 notified by Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules 2006.
OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
Chinas rising manufacturing cost and shifting of focus from exports to its own growing domestic consumption will offer an opportunity for the Indian textiles sector to grab the market share of China in the developed world, especially the European countries and the United States, which cumulatively comprise around 60 percent of the global export market.
Retaliatory tariffs between China and USA is bound to have a ripple effect on other nations economies. With this move, the USAs domestic market will become costlier and at the same time Chinese Garment factories will lose business. But the competition will rise in other markets. However, this is a good opportunity for India to cater to the US market. The conclusion of the much-awaited Indo-EU FTA will open up new opportunities for exports. However, its delay is certainly restricting export of textiles to the EU, as competing nations like Pakistan and Bangladesh enjoy the duty benefit of 6% to 8% as against Indian Products.
The increase in export benefits announced in March, 2019 in Made-ups will give relief to exporters in times to come.
The World, including the advanced countries, are becoming increasingly inward-looking and resorting to protectionist measures, thereby, putting multilateral system of trading at risk. This could pose a serious challenge in the export markets.
The duty free import of fabrics from China into Bangladesh and in return the Garments are being imported duty free into India from Bangladesh is hitting hard the Indian Textile Industry.
DIVIDEND AND RESERVES
In view of carried forward losses and in order to meet future challenges and financial requirements, your Directors do not propose any dividend for the year under review.
During the year under review, no amount has been transferred to General Reserves.
The paid up Equity Share Capital as on March 31, 2019 was of Rs.13.17925 Crore. During the year under review, the Company has not issued any share with differential voting rights nor granted stock options nor sweat equity. As on March 31, 2019, none of the Directors and/or Key Managerial Person of the Company hold instruments convertible in to Equity Shares of the Company.
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS
As mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the financial statements for the year ended on March 31, 2019 has been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (IND AS) notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. The estimates and judgements relating to the Financial Statements are made on a prudent basis, so as to reflect in a true and fair manner, the form and substance of transactions and reasonably present the Companys state of affairs, profits and cash flows for the year ended March 31, 2019.
The Company continues to focus on judicious management of its working capital, receivables, inventories and other working capital parameters were kept under strict check through continuous monitoring.
There is no audit qualification in the standalone financial statements by the statutory auditors for the year under review.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS
Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments, if any, covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the notes to the Financial Statements.
The Company does not have any material subsidiary as defined under the Listing Regulations. However, it has formulated a policy for determining its Material Subsidiaries and the same is available on the website of the Company viz. www.tunitextiles.com
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
All transactions entered into with related parties as defined under the Companies Act, 2013 during the financial year, were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length pricing basis and do not attract the provisions of Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013. There were no materially significant transactions with the related parties during the financial year, which were in conflict with the interest of the Company and hence, enclosing of Form AOC-2 is not required. Suitable disclosure as required by the Accounting Standard (Ind-AS 24) has been made in the notes to the Financial Statements.
All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for approval. Omnibus approval was obtained on a yearly basis for transactions which are of repetitive nature. A statement giving details of all Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee and the Board for review and approval on a quarterly basis.
None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company.
The Company has put in place a mechanism for certifying the Related Party Transactions Statements placed before the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors from an Independent Chartered Accountant Firm.
The Policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board of Directors has been uploaded on the website of the Company. None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationship or transactions vis-a-vis the Company except remuneration and sitting fees.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS
The Management Discussion and Analysis on the operations of the Company as prescribed under Part B of Schedule V read with regulation 34(3) of the Listing Regulations, 2015 is provided in a separate section and forms part of the Directors Report.
CHANGE IN NATURE OF BUSINESS, IF ANY
There are no changes in the nature of business in the financial year 2018-19.
The Board of Directors have laid down the manner for carrying out an annual evaluation of its own performance, its various Committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Act and relevant Rules and the Corporate Governance requirements are in compliance with Regulation 17 of Listing Regulations, 2015. 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 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 etc.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
The details of the Board Meetings and other Committee Meetings held during the financial year 2018-19 are given in the separate section of Corporate Governance Report.
All Committees of the Board of Directors are constituted in line with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and applicable regulations of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
There is no change in management of the Company during the year under review.
During the current financial year, Mr. Aditya P Khaitan and Mr. Parag s. Ambavane (both are Independent Directors) has resigned from the Board and in their place the Board has appointed
Mr. Alakh V Deora and Mr. Mahendra S Agarwal as Independent Directors of the Company.
All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16 (b) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
Further, none of the Directors of the Company are disqualified under sub-section (2) of Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013.
As per provisions of Section 149 of the 2013 Act, independent directors shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the board of a company, but shall be eligible for re-appointment for another term up to five years on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in Boards Report. Further Section 152 of the Act provides that the independent directors shall not be liable to retire by rotation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company.
As per requirements of Regulation 25 of Listing Regulations, a person shall not serve as an independent director in more than seven listed entities: provided that any person who is serving as a whole time director in any listed entity shall serve as an independent director in not more than three listed entities. Further, independent directors of the listed entity shall hold at least one meeting in a year, without the presence of non-independent directors and members of the management and all the independent directors shall strive to be present at such meeting.
DETAILS OF DIRECTORS/KMP APPOINTED AND RESIGNED DURING THE YEAR
|Sl. No.||Name||Designation||Date of Appointment||Date of Resignation|
|1.||Aditya P Khaitan||Independent Director||13th February 2015||14th August 2018|
|2.||Parag S. Ambavane||Independent Director||11th January 2016||14th August 2018|
|3.||Alakh V Deora||Independent Director||14th August 2018||-|
|4.||Mahendra S Agarwal||Independent Director||14th August 2018||-|
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS, TRIBUNALS OR COURTS
There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts that would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING FINANCIAL POSITION BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR AND DATE OF REPORT
There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company between the end of Financial Year and date of the report.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
To the best of knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations obtained, your Directors make the following statement in terms of Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013:
1. that in the preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2019, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;
2. the directors had 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 as at March 31, 2019 and of the profit/(loss) of the Company for the year ended on that date;
3. that the Directors 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;
4. the annual accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis;
5. that the Directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
6. that the Directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT
Due to the cash crunch and weak demand in the Indian and Export markets, it is difficult to pass on the cost to end customers, hence the margins are under pressure. Further, globally consumer shifting preference from cotton fiber to manmade fiber, which are available at lower prices, is also putting pressure on prices.
Risk management is embedded in your Companys operating framework. Your Company believes that managing risks helps in maximizing returns. The Companys approach to addressing business risks is comprehensive and includes periodic review of such risks and a framework for mitigating controls and reporting mechanism of such risks. The risk management framework is reviewed periodically by the Board and the Audit Committee.
However the Company is not required to constitute Risk Management Committee under Listing Regulations, 2015.
INTERNAL AUDIT AND INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL AND ITS ADEQUACY
Your Company has an Internal Control System, which is commensurate with the size, scale, scope and complexity of its operations. To maintain its objectivity and independence, an independent firm of Chartered accountants has been appointed as the Internal Auditors, who report to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.
The Internal Auditors monitor and evaluate the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in your Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies of your Company. Based on the report of the Internal Auditors placed before the Audit Committee, process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. The internal controls have been reported by the Auditors to be adequate and effective during the year.
NOMINATION, REMUNERATION AND BOARD DIVERSITY POLICY
The Board of Directors has framed a policy which lays down a framework in relation to remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management of the Company. The Policy broadly lays down the guiding principles, philosophy and the basis for payment of remuneration to Executive and Non-executive Directors (by way of sitting fees and commission), Key Managerial Personnel, Senior Management and other employees. The policy also provides the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes and Independence of Director and criteria for appointment of Key Managerial Personnel/Senior Management and performance evaluation which are considered by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors while making selection of the candidates. The above policy has been posted on the website of the Company.
VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company has a Whistle Blower Policy to report genuine concerns or grievances. The Whistle Blower Policy has been posted on the website of the Company i.e. www.tunitextiles.com
Innovation and Technology are synonymous with the Company. The investment in technology acts as a catalyst and enables the Company to be innovative.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
The Company believes that technological obsolescence is a reality. Only progressive research and development will help us to measure up to future challenges and opportunities. We invest in and encourage continuous innovation. During the year under review, expenditure on research and development is not significant in relation to the nature size of operations of your Company.
M/s. Mehta Kothari & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN : 106247W) who are the Statutory Auditors of the Company were appointed as the Statutory Auditors for a term of five years effective from 13th December 2017 by way of Postal Ballot Rules, 2014 subject to ratification of their appointment by the Members at every intervening Annual General Meeting held thereafter.
Further, Mehta Kothari & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN - 106247W), have expressed their unwillingness to appoint themselves as Statutory Auditors of the Company after the conclusion of 32nd Annual General Meeting due to their other commitments, resulting into a casual vacancy in the office of Statutory Auditors of the Company as envisaged by section 139(8) of the Companies Act, 2013.
Further, the Company has approached M/s DBS & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN - 018627N) to look after the Statutory Audit of the Company and in reply they have consented to be appointed themselves as Statutory Auditors of the Company after the conclusion of 32nd Annual General Meeting.
The Audit Report given by Mehta Kothari & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN : 106247W) (erstwhile Statutory Auditors) for the financial year 2018-19, forming part of this Annual Report.
The Auditors Report to the Shareholders does not contain any reservation, qualification or adverse remark.
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 has appointed M/s G. S. Bhide & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit Report in the form of MR-3 is annexed in this Annual Report as Annexure II.
Your Company has an effective internal control and risk-mitigation system, which are constantly assessed and strengthened with new/revised standard operating procedures. The Companys internal control system is commensurate with its size, scale and complexities of its operations. The internal and operational audit is entrusted to M/s D. Thakkar & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN 132824W). The main thrust of internal audit is to test and review controls, appraisal of risks and business processes, besides benchmarking controls with best practices in the industry.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors actively reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control systems and suggests improvements to strengthen the same. The Company has a robust Management Information System, which is an integral part of the control mechanism.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Statutory Auditors and the Business Heads are periodically apprised of the internal audit findings and corrective actions taken. Audit plays a key role in providing assurance to the Board of Directors. Significant audit observations and corrective actions taken by the management are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, extract of the Annual Return for the financial year ended 31st March, 2019 made under the provisions of Section 92(3) of the Act is attached as Annexure III to this report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The information required pursuant to Section 197(12) read with Rule, 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the Company is as under -
|i the ratio of the remuneration of each director to the median remuneration of the employees of the company for the||Directors & KMP||Ratio|
|Narendra Kumar Sureka||2.40:1|
|1. The median remuneration of employees of the Company was Rs.3,51,000/-|
|2. Figures has been rounded off wherever necessary|
|ii The percentage increase in remuneration of each director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Manager, if any, in the financial year;||Name||Designation||Increase %|
|Narendra Kumar Sureka||Managing director whole time director||16.13|
|iii the percentage increase in the median remuneration of employees in the financial year;||6.84%|
|iv the number of permanent employees or the rolls of Company||89 employees as on 31.03.2019|
|v the explanation on the relationship between average increase in remuneration and company performance;||The profit before tax for the financial year ended March 31, 2019 decreased by 63.11% whereas the increase in median remuneration was 6.84% in line with industry standard and the performance of the company|
|vi comparison of the remuneration of the Key Managerial Personnel against the performance of the company;||The total remuneration of key Managerial Personnel increased by 23.48% from Rs.27,29,000/- in 2018-19 to Rs.22,10,000/- in 2017-18 whereas the Profit before Tax decreased by 63.11% to Rs.7,39,779/- in 2018-19 (20,05,113/- in 2017-18)|
|vii variations in the market capitalisation of the company, price earnings ratio as at||Particulars||31st March 2019||31st March 2018|
|the closing date of the current financial||Market Capitalization||640 Lakhs||640 Lakhs|
|year and previous financial year and percentage increase over decrease in||Price Earnings Ratio||40.83%||44.55%|
|the market quotations of the shares of the company in comparison to the rate at which the company came out with the last public offer in case of listed companies, and in case of unlisted companies, the variations in the net worth of the company as at the close of the current financial year and previous financial year;||Networth of the Company||12,47,56,638/-||12,30,96,021/-|
The Company has not made any public issue during the year
|viii Average percentile increase in salaries of employees other than managerial personnel||46.97%|
|ix Comparison of each remuneration of key managerial personnel against the performance of the company||Particulars||31st March 2019||Reason against performance of the company|
|Narendra Kumar Sureka||9,00,000/-||Profit before tax decreased by 63.11% and profit after tax increased by 213.88% in FY 2018-19|
|x The key parameters for any variable component of remuneration availed by the directors;||None|
|xi The ratio of the remuneration of the highest paid director to that of the employees who are not directors but receive remuneration in excess of the highest paid director during the year;||None|
|xii Affirmation that the remuneration is as per the remuneration policy of the company.||Remuneration paid to all Employees is in accordance with the Remuneration Policy|
DISCLOSURES UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT 2013 READ WITH RULES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 22 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013 read with Rules thereunder, the Company has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the year under review.
The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing Synthetic Fabric. The information regarding Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Adoption and Innovation and the information required under section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule, 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 are reported to be as under:
|murbad unit- electricity||2018-2019||2017-2018|
|Electricity Purchased [Units (KWH)]||1272166||1402439|
|Total Amount (?)||4920923||4380200|
|Average Rate (?)||3.87||3.12|
|Consumption Per Unit of Production|
|Cloth Production (Mtrs.)||2960185||1623422|
|Cost of Electricity Consumption (?)/Mtrs.||1.66||2.70|
BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY REPORT
As the Company is not among top 500 or 1000 Companies by turnover on Stock Exchanges, the disclosure of Report under of Regulation 34(2) of the Listing Regulations is not applicable to the Company for the year under review.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The Company has earned sum of Rs.98,57,861/- (Equivalent to USD 142256.02) during the current financial year while outgo in foreign currency was Nil.
During the year under review, your Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules there under.
REPORT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
As per Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a separate section on corporate governance practices followed by the Company, together with a certificate from the Companys Auditors confirming compliance forms an integral part of this Report.
Statements in this Directors Report and Management Discussion and Analysis describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied.
Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation towards the contribution of all the employees of the Company and their gratitude to the Companys valued customers, bankers, vendors and members for their continued support and confidence in the Company.
|By order of the Board|
|Mumbai, May 30, 2019||For TUNI TEXTILE MILLS LIMITED|
|Registered Office:||Narendra Kumar Sureka|
|63/71, Dadiseth Agiary Lane||DIN : 01963265|
|3rd Floor, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai-400002.||Managing Director|