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Automotive Stampings & Assemblies Ltd.

BSE: 520119 Sector: Auto
NSE: ASAL ISIN Code: INE900C01027
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VOLUME 804
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VOLUME 804
52-Week high 71.15
52-Week low 32.20
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 83.66
Buy Price 52.75
Buy Qty 249.00
Sell Price 53.95
Sell Qty 50.00

Automotive Stampings & Assemblies Ltd. (ASAL) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF

AUTOMOTIVE STAMPINGS AND ASSEMBLIES LIMITED

Report on the Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Automotive Stampings andAssemblies Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as atMarch 31 2016 the Statement of Profit and Loss the Cash Flow Statement for the yearthen ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatoryinformation.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese financial statements to give a true and fair view of the financial positionfinancial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standards specified underSection 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventingand detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriateaccounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; anddesign implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements thatgive a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.

Auditors' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based onour audit.

4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunderincluding the accounting standards and matters which are required to be included in theaudit report.

5. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified underSection 143(10) of the Act and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by theInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements requirethat we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from materialmisstatement.

6. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amountsand the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditors' judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments theauditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thefinancial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit proceduresthat are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating theappropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating the overall presentationof the financial statements.

7. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the financial statements.

Opinion

8. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Actin the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March31 2016 and its loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

9. As required by 'the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016' issued by the CentralGovernment of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act (hereinafterreferred to as the "Order") and on the basis of such checks of the books andrecords of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information andexplanations given to us we give in the Annexure B a statement on the matters specifiedin paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

10. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by theCompany so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

(c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statementdealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the AccountingStandards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies(Accounts) Rules 2014.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2016 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of theAct.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in Annexure A.

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors' Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information andexplanations given to us:

I. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations as at March 31 2016 onits financial position in its financial statements Refer Note 27.

ii. The Company has long-term contracts as at March 31 2016 for which there were nomaterial foreseeable losses. The Company did not have any derivative contracts as at March31 2016.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended March 312016.

For Price Waterhouse
Firm Registration Number:301112E
Chartered Accountants
Amit Borkar
Mumbai Partner
April 28 2016 Membership Number 109846

Annexure A to Independent Auditors' Report

Referred to in paragraph 10 of the Independent Auditors' Report of even date to themembers of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited on the financial statements for theyear ended March 31 2016.

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Act

1. We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting ofAutomotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the yearended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

2. The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). These responsibilitiesinclude the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controlsthat were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of itsbusiness including adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets theprevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information asrequired under the Act.

Auditors' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting(the"Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing deemed to be prescribed undersection 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financialcontrols both applicable to an audit of internal financial controls and both issued bythe ICAI. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethicalrequirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whetheradequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established andmaintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

4. Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacyof the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgment including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financial controls systemover financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

6. A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a processdesigned to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reportingand the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance withgenerally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control overfinancial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to themaintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect thetransactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonableassurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financialstatements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receiptsand expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

7. Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

8. In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2016 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.

For Price Waterhouse
Firm Registration Number: 301112E
Chartered Accountants
Amit Borkar
Mumbai Partner
April 28 2016 Membership Number 109846

Annexure B to Independent Auditors' Report

Referred to in paragraph 9 of the Independent Auditors' Report of even date to themembers of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited on the financial statements as ofand for the year ended March 31 2016

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets of the Company have been physically verified by the Managementduring the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification. Inour opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(c) The title deeds of immovable properties as disclosed in Note 11 on fixed assets tothe financial statements are held in the name of the Company.

ii. The physical verification of inventory excluding stocks with third parties havebeen conducted at reasonable intervals by the Management during the year. In respect ofinventory lying with third parties these have substantially been confirmed by them. Thediscrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book recordswere not material.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firmsLimited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained underSection 189 of the Act. Therefore the provisions of Clause 3(iii) (iii)(a) (iii)(b) and(iii)(c) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. The Company has not granted any loans or made any investments or provided anyguarantees or security to the parties covered under Section 185 and 186. Therefore theprovisions of Clause 3(iv) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning ofSections 73 74 75 and 76 of the Act and the Rules framed there under to the extentnotified.

vi. The Central Government of India has not specified the maintenance of cost recordsunder sub- section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records ofthe Company examined by us in our opinion the Company is generally regular in depositingundisputed statutory dues in respect of Income-Tax deducted at source though there hasbeen a slight delay in a few cases and is regular in depositing undisputed statutorydues including provident fund employees' state insurance Profession Tax sales taxservice tax duty of customs duty of excise value added tax cess and other materialstatutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of theCompany examined by us the particulars of dues of income tax sales tax service taxduty of excise duty or value added tax as at March 31 2016 which have not been depositedon account of a dispute are as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount Rs ( Lakhs) Period to which the amount relates Forum where the dispute is pending
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 4.37 2010-2011 Assistant Commissioner Income Tax (CPC)
Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act 2002 Sales Tax 133.02 2008-2009 Joint Commissioner (Appeals)
Bombay Sales Tax Act 1959 Sales Tax 2.92 2002-2003 Joint Commissioner (Appeals)
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 31.37 1998-2009 Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
Central Excise Act 1944 Penalty 9.31 2002-2004 Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 0.44 2005-2009 Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals)
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 13.99 2006-2011 Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 123.96 2007- 2009 Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 20.66 2007-2011 The Company is in the process of filling an appeal with Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.
Central Excise Act 1944 Duty and Penalty 21.53 2007- 2009 The Company is in the process of filling an appeal with Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.
Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act 2002 Sales Tax 66.49 2011-2012 The Company is in the process of filing an appeal with Commissioner (Appeals)

viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information andexplanation given to us the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowingsto any financial institution or bank or Government or dues to debenture holders as at thebalance sheet date.

ix. The Company has not raised any moneys by way of initial public offer and furtherpublic offer (including debt instruments). In our opinion and according to theinformation and explanations given to us the moneys raised by way of term loans have beenapplied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

x. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Companycarried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India andaccording to the information and explanations given to us we have neither come across anyinstance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employeesnoticed or reported during the year nor have we been informed of any such case by theManagement.

xi. The Company has paid/ provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with therequisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to theAct.

xii. As the Company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules 2014 are not applicableto it the provisions of Clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. The Company has entered into transactions with related parties in compliance withthe provisions of Sections 177 and 188 of the Act. The details of such related partytransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required under AccountingStandard (AS) 18 Related Party Disclosures specified under Section 133 of the Act readwith Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014.

xiv. The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of sharesor fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Accordingly theprovisions of Clause 3(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xv. The Company has not entered into any non- cash transactions with its directors orpersons connected with him. Accordingly the provisions of Clause 3(xv) of the Order arenot applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934. Accordingly the provisions of Clause 3(xvi) of the Order are notapplicable to the Company.

For Price Waterhouse
Firm Registration Number: 301112E
Chartered Accountants
Amit Borkar
Mumbai Partner
April 28 2016 Membership Number 109846

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