zenlabs ethica ltd Management discussions

As per Regulation 34 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)

Regulations, 2015)


Your company is one of the leading marketing companies, which is trading in wide range of branded drugs including GIT disorders, Anti-Diabetics, Anti-Hypertensive Drugs, Anti-Infective, Soaps & Anti-Bacterial Drugs, Nutraceuticals and more. Zenlabs Ethica Ltd corporate sustainability is demonstrated through (a) fair, transparent and ethical governance, (b) engagement with marginalized and vulnerable communities, (c) adherence to and respect for all human rights, (d) reduction of impact of its operations on the environment and (d) promotion of employee well-being and safety.

Management discussion and analysis report reflecting the performance and outlook including the future prospects for the Company is presented herewith.

(a) Industry Structure and development:

The global economy in F.Y. 2021-22 witnessed divergent trends among major economies. Changing economic and business conditions, evolving consumer preferences and globalization are creating an increasingly competitive market environment. Changing economic and business conditions, evolving consumer preferences and globalization are creating an increasingly competitive market environment. Despite unpredictable headwinds, the global economic recovery is gaining momentum.

(b) Opportunities and Threats:

The priorities of the industry are changing, concentrating more on re-organization of operations, development of new markets and marketing techniques, giving the organizations vision a global outlook and retaining and building upon customer relationships. Fragmented markets provide many opportunities for company to expand and increase market share. New markets allow company to expand their business and diversify their portfolio of products and services.

Changes to government rules and regulations can negatively affect the company. Politics can increase companys risk factors, because governments can quickly change business rules that negatively affect companys business. Political Risk has a significant impact; Volatile costs mean company has to plan for scenarios where costs skyrocket. Cautious planning leads to development delays that can negatively affect the company.

(c) Segment wise or product-wise performance:

The currently company is engaged in trading in a wide range of branded drugs including GIT disorders, Anti-Diabetics, Anti-Hypertensive Drugs, Anti-Infective, Soaps & Anti- Bacterial Drugs, Nutraceuticals and more.

(d) Outlook:

The focus for the forthcoming financial year for the Company will be continued delivery in progressing mode and grabbing the opportunities and trying to overcome challenges.

(e) Risks and concerns:

The Board of the Company has formed a risk management policy to frame, implement and monitor the risk management plan for the Company. The Board of Directors are responsible for reviewing the risk management plan and ensuring its effectiveness. Major risks identified by the businesses and functions are systematically addressed through mitigating actions on a continuing basis. In compliance with the requirement of the Companies Act, 2013 and Listing Agreement guidelines, the Company has established a Whistle Blower Policy /Vigil mechanism Policy and the same is placed on the website of the Company.

In the opinion of Board the rising costs and changing government policies and regulations are the key risk factors that may threaten the existence of the company.

(f) Internal control systems and their adequacy:

Internal Control and Audit is an important procedure and the Audit Committee of your Company reviews all the control measures on a periodic basis and recommends improvements, wherever appropriate. The internal control is designed to ensure that the financial and other records are reliable for preparing financial statements and other data and for maintaining accountability of assets.

Your Company has put in place an adequate internal Control System to safeguard all assets and ensure operational excellence. The system also meticulously records all transaction details and ensures regulatory compliance. The reports are reviewed by the Audit Committee of the Board. Wherever deemed necessary, internal control system are strengthened and corrective actions initiated.

(g) Discussion on financial performance with respect to operational performance:

During the year under review your Company has recorded a turnover of Rs. 6,908.78 Lakhs/-. However, the company reported profit of Rs. 82.25 Lakhs/- net profit after tax as against previous year profit of Rs. 76.74 Lakhs/-

(h) Material developments in Human Resources / Industrial Relations front, including number of people employed:

The relationship with the employees continues to be cordial. The Company recognizes the importance and contribution of its employees for its growth and development and constantly endeavours to train nurture and groom its people. The Company puts emphasis on attracting and retaining the right talent. The company places emphasis on training and development of employees at all levels and has introduced methods and practices for Human Resource Development. There are currently 62 employees in the company.

(i) Key Financial Ratios

Ratio/Measure Methodology As at 31st March, As at 31st March, % Variance
Current Ratio (times) Current assets/ Current liabilities 1.28 1.28 -0.15%
Debt - Equity Ratio (%)Note1 (Non current borrowings + Current borrowings + Non current Lease liabilities + Current lease) / 41.64% 30.34% 37.22%
Debt Service Coverage Ratio (Times) EBITDA/ (Interest expense +Borrowings) 2.01 2.40 -16.59%
Return on Equity (ROE) (%) Net Profit after tax/ Average Shareholder?s Equity 9.17% 9.61% -4.56%
Inventory turnover ratio (Times) Revenue from operation / Average Inventory 9.98 11.57 -13.72%
Trade receivables turnover Revenue from operation / Average Trade Receivable 3.49 2.75 26.59%
Trade payables turnover ratio Purchases of services and other expenses/ Average Trade Payables 3.10 2.41 28.72%
Net capital turnover ratio (Times) Revenue from operation / Average Working Capital 10.36 9.46 9.52%
Net profit ratio (%) Net Profit/ Revenue from operation 1.19% 1.35% -12.13%
Return on Capital employed (%)Note 4 Earning before interest and taxes/ Capital Employed 18.13% 14.33% 26.51%

Explanation for change in the ratio by more than 25%

1 Due to increase in current borrowings.

2 Working capital deployment has increased in trade receivables.

3 Working capital deployment is compensated by increase in trade payables.

4 Better operational performance.

On behalf of the Board
For Zenlabs Ethica Limited
Sanjeev Kumar
Date: 05th September,2022 Managing Director
Place: Chandigarh DIN: 01154896