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Duke Offshore Ltd.

BSE: 531471 Sector: Oil & Gas
NSE: N.A. ISIN Code: INE397G01019
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VOLUME 280
52-Week high 171.00
52-Week low 60.00
P/E 47.20
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 48
Buy Price 97.70
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Sell Price 99.95
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Duke Offshore Ltd. (DUKEOFFSHORE) - Director Report

Company director report

To

The Members

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 30 Annual Report together with theAudited Statement of Accounts and the Auditors' Report of your company for the financialyear ended 31st March 2016.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Particulars 2015-16 2014-15
Rs Rs
Revenue From Operation 97850134 92840496
Other Income 1554593 -
Profit For the year before Tax and Exceptional / Extraordinary Item 36927793 34329038
Exceptional Items - 5377336
Profit For the year before Tax 36927793 39706374
Provision for Taxation
Current Tax 10938590 10417000
Deferred Tax 1600648 4197555
Profit After Tax 24388556 25091820
Profit brought forward from Previous Year 54148039 34238923
Profit available for Appropriation 78536595 59330743
Less: Appropriations
Transferred to General Reserve - 2509000
Proposed Dividend (Including Tax) - 1232150
Interim Dividend (Including Tax) 1489975 1441554
Profit Carried to Balance Sheet 77046620 54148039

STATE OF COMPANY AFFAIRS:

This year has seen a drop in crude oil prices from a high of USD 110 per barrel to alow of USD 30 per barrel. These fluctuating fortunes have severely impacted the oil andgas industry. New projects of several oil and gas majors have been put on hold orpostponed. However your company has managed to sustain it's self in these testingconditions.

This is a true testament to the professional approach of the management and theflexibility of our company to juggle between near shore work and our contacts in theoffshore oil and gas industry.

In these trying times we have continued to show growth with an increase in turn overfrom INR 9.2 cr to INR 9.7 cr. Your company has now established it’s self and isqualified to do niche jobs in the oil and gas sector. We are now gearing up to take ourexpertise global with the induction of certain key management professionals. This hasaffected our profitability temporarily but is sure to pay dividends in the future.

Being in the niche business and specializing in the marine security business yourcompany continues to plan and expand it's fleet in the coming financial year.

The company is also on the brink of getting several prestigious contracts and willcontinue to strive towards positive growth as we have regularly being doing.

CHANGE OF BUSINESS IF ANY:

Your company continues to dominate the marine security business in India and is alsolooking to expand further into the oil and gas market with Anchor handling tugs andPlatform supply vessels. Over this financial year we have also opened a fleet maintenanceunit which has seen a good performance.

TRANSFER OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDEND TO INVESTOR EDUCTION AND PROTECTION FUND

Since Section 205A of the Companies Act 1956 as amended from time to time and/orrelevant corresponding provisions of the Companies Act 2013 once notified mandates thatcompanies transfer dividend that has been unclaimed for a period of seven years fromunpaid dividend account to the ''Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF)''. Inaccordance with the with the provisions company will transfer the amount of unpaiddividend to IEPF timely.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS

The particulars as required under the provisions of Section 134(3)(l) no changes haveoccurred which have affected the financial position of the company occurred between 31stMarch 2016 and the date of Board's Report.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The Extract of Annual Return as required under section 92(3) of the Companies Act 2013and rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 in Form MGT-9is annexed herewith for your kind perusal and information.

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

During the Financial Year 2015-16 the Company held 4 board meetings of the Board ofDirectors as per Section 173 of Companies Act 2013 which is summarized below. Theprovisions of Companies Act 2013 and listing agreement were adhered to while consideringthe time gap between two meetings.

S No. Date of Meeting Board Strength No. of Directors Present
1 28th May 2015 100% 5
2 30th July 2015 100% 5
3 14th November 2015 100% 5
4 15th January 2016 100% 5

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Board of Directors of theCompany confirms that-

a. In the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards hadbeen followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures.

b. The directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistentlyand made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true andfair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and ofthe profit and loss of the company for that period.

c. The directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding theassets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

d. The directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and

e. The directors in the case of a listed company had laid down internal financialcontrols to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls areadequate and were operating effectively.

AUDITORS

M/s D. B. Ketkar & Co. Chartered Accountants were appointed as StatutoryAuditors for the F.Y. 2015 - 2016 in the Extra Ordinary General Meeting held on 2nd May2016 and their continuance of appointment and payment of remuneration are to be confirmedand approved in the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

Note: Above details may be suitably modified based on the following event.

1. Information about change of Auditor if any during the year may be included.

2. Information about the proposal of the shareholders for appointment of new Auditors.

3. Rotation of Auditors in respect of certain classes of Companies.

There are no qualifications or adverse remarks in the Auditors Report which require anyclarification/ explanation. The Notes on financial statements are self-explanatory andneeds no further explanation.

Further the Auditors' Report for the financial year ended 31st March 2016 is annexedherewith for your kind perusal and information.

LOANS GUARANTEES AND INVESTMENTS

There were no loans guarantees or investments made by the Company under Section 186 ofthe Companies Act 2013 during the year under review and hence the said provision is notapplicable

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the Company withPromoters Directors Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may havea potential conflict with the interest of the

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Mr. Avik G. Duke Chairman & Managing Director
2 Mr. Shaival Trivedi Executive Director & CFO
3 Mrs. Harshika Kataria Independent Woman Director
4 Mr. Pramod Patekar Independent Director
5 Adv Sujay N. Kanatawala Independent Director

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE OUTGO:

(A) Conservation of energy and Technology absorption

The particulars as required under the provisions of Section 134(3) (m) of the CompaniesAct 2013 in respect of conservation of energy and technology absorption have not beenfurnished considering the nature of activities undertaken by the company during the yearunder review.

(a) Conservation of energy:

Steps taken / impact on conservation of energy with special reference to thefollowing:

(i) Steps taken by the company for utilizing alternate sources of energy includingwaste generated-our company has put into affect a fuel saving scheme on all vessels. Thisminimizes our carbon foot print and helps protect our environment. Your company has alsomade efforts to recycle waste on board all vessels.

(ii) Capital investment on energy conservation equipment- There has been no capitalinvestment for the same.

(b) Technology absorption:

1. Your company has been actively involved in new technology absorption and is gearingup to meet global standards.

2. Benefits derived as a result of the above efforts has been considerable fuelsavings which have benefitted our clients and the environment.

(c) Foreign exchange earnings and Outgo

31st March 2016 31st March 2015
Type of Income Rs. Rs.
Marine & Offshore Income 65901970 61124032
Total 65901970 61124032
Type of Expenses 31st March 2016 31st March 2015
a. Foreign Travelling 285564 695489
b. Import of Spares for Marine Vessels 12450521 -
Total 12736085 695489

RISK MANAGEMENT:

The price of crude oil declined significantly this year. Forecasts predict an upwardtrend in the coming years. To mitigate this risk your company continues to concentrate onnear shore and harbor activity to offset the slow down in the oil and gas industry.

With an increase in fleet strength mechanical failures can hinder income. Your companycontinues to improve it's maintenance ability and focus on a NIL downtime performance asit has done last year.

DIRECTORS and KMP :

Remuneration to the Key Management Personnel (KMP)

Sr. No. Name Designation For the year ended For the year ended
31st March 2016 31st March 2015
1 Mr. Avik G. Duke Chairman & Managing Director 2700000 3570000
2 Mr. Shaival Trivedi Executive Director & CFO 1360218 -
3 Mr. Suresh Pawar Director 720000 780000
Total 4780218 4350000

DEPOSITS/PUBLIC DEPOSITS

The company has not accepted any deposits during the year.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As per Section 135(5) of the Companies Act 2013 and Rule 8 of the Companies (CorporateSocial Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 and schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 thecompany has duly constituted CSR Committee. The committee has decided the activities to beundertaken by the company and the expenditures to be incurred on the same and recommendedthe same to the board therefore the board approved the CSR policy.

ANNUAL EVALUATION

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 the Board has carried out anannual performance evaluation of its own performance the directors individually as wellas the evaluation of the working of its Audit Nomination & Remuneration andCompliance Committees.

A structured questionnaire was prepared after taking into consideration inputs receivedfrom the Directors covering various aspects of the Board's functioning such as adequacyof the composition of the Board and its Committees Board culture execution andperformance of specific duties obligations and governance.

A separate exercise was carried out to evaluate the performance of individual Directorsincluding the Chairman of the Board who were evaluated on parameters such as level ofengagement and contribution independence of judgment safeguarding the interest of theCompany and its minority shareholders etc. The performance evaluation of the IndependentDirectors was carried out by the entire Board. The performance evaluation of the Chairmanand the Non Independent Directors was carried out by the Independent Directors who alsoreviewed the performance of the Secretarial Department.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS and DECLARATION

The Board of Directors of the Company hereby confirms that all the Independentdirectors duly appointed by the Company have given the declaration and they meet thecriteria of independence as provided under section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013.

S.No Name Designation Date of appointment Date of cessation Mode of Cessation
1 Adv Sujay Nitin Kantawala Independent Director 25/09/2014 N.A N.A
2. Ms. Harshika S. Katariya Independent Woman Director 23/03/2015 N.A N.A
3. Mr. Pramod Patekar Independent Director 07/12/2004 N.A N.A

REMUNERATION POLICY - Remuneration to Executive Directors:

The remuneration paid to Executive Directors is recommended by the Nomination andRemuneration Committee and approved by Board in Board meeting subject to the subsequentapproval of the shareholders at the General Meeting and such other authorities as may berequired. The remuneration is decided after considering various factors such asqualification experience performance responsibilities shouldered industry standards aswell as financial position of the Company.

Any director who is in receipt of any commission from the company and who is a managingdirector or whole time director of the company shall not be disqualified from receivingany remuneration or commission from any holding company or subsidiary company of suchcompany .(section 197 (14))

Remuneration to Non Executive Directors:

No remuneration has been paid to Non-executive Directors of the company during theyear.

The company shall disclose the number of shares and convertible instruments held bynon-executive Directors.

VIGIL MECHANISM

As per Section 177(9) and (10) of the Companies Act 2013 and as per the Clause 49 ofthe Listing Agreement the company has established Vigil Mechanism for directors andemployees to report genuine concerns and made provisions for direct access to thechairperson of the Audit Committee. Company has formulated the present policy forestablishing the vigil mechanism/ Whistle Blower Policy to safeguard the interest of itsstakeholders Directors and employees to freely communicate and address to the Companytheir genuine concerns in relation to any illegal or unethical practice being carried outin the Company.

DETAILS OF ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS

Your Company has a well-established framework of internal operational and financialcontrols including suitable monitoring procedures systems which are adequate for thenature of its business and size of the operations.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT :

Your Company is committed to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance andadhere to the corporate governance requirements set out by SEBI.

The Report on corporate governance as stipulated under clause 49 of the ListingAgreement forms the part of the Annual Report

The requisite certificate from the Practicing Company Secretary confirming thecompletion of condition on Corporate Governance.

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSIONS AND ANALYSIS:

1. Industry Trends and Developments

The year 2015-16 has been a slow year for global oil and gas market. There is anincreasing requirement for specialized offshore vessels globally for surveillance fortransportation of men and materials through water ways and for vessels for securitypurpose and this trend will continue to grow.

Your Company’s range of professional services are vessel management and marinelogistics charter of Fast interceptor Craft and allied marine services for surveillance.Your company also provides dredging support services and is looking to expand it’sfleet of vessels.

2. The year in perspective:

Your Company has made remarkable progress with ongoing projects in chartering the FastInterceptors Crafts/Vessels for guarding the offshore boarders and for transportation ofmen and materials through water ways and is planning to expand the same by entering intocontract with other Companies apart from Government for provided support service vesselsfor patrolling. Your company is now providing services to some of the most prestigiousmulti nationals in the world.

3. Future Prospects & Outlook:

The Management of the Company are optimistic about future growth prospects and workingtowards new project facilities expansion and most importantly understanding the changingcustomers preference and demands and fostering long term profitable relationship withCustomer.

4. Business Risks and Management's assessments -

The fall of crude oil prices has affected all oil and gas support companies; howeveryour company has quickly diversified into near shore activities to mitigate this risk. Theflexibility of your company was put to the test this year and we have managed to come outunscathed.

Availability of financial resources:

The Company expects a substantial increase in revenue by way of additional contracts.However these contracts will require heavy investment for procurement of vessels andoffshore assets and have tenure for fixed period. Your company has started the process ofapproaching it’s banker IDBI for additional funds to procure newer vessels.

5. Human Resources and Industrial Relations -

The Board wishes to express its deep appreciation to all employees in your Company fortheir contributions to your Company during the year. Harmonious relations continued toprevail in the organization strengthening the well-established traditions of fairness indealings and commitment to the future growth of employees through sustained growth of yourcompany.

Financial Condition and Operational Performance

6.1 Share Capital

The Company has at present only one class of shares. The authorized share capital is5228000 Equity shares of Rs. 10/- each constituting to Rs. 50280000/-.There was noincrease in the paid up capital of Rs. 49286000/- during the year under review.outstanding at the year end to 49783000 equity shares of Rs.10/- each.

6.2. Fixed Assets

During the year 2015-2016 the Company has added INR 1475668/- to the gross block ofassets.

6.3. Net Worth

The Net Worth for the year ended March 31 2016 is INR 135747620/-. compared to theNet worth of INR 112849039/-. for the same period last year registering overallimprovement in the Net Worth.

6.4. Revenues

In the year under review the total revenue of the Company was INR 99404727/- comparedto INR 92840496/- for the same period in the previous year. The increase in revenueensures companies expansion.

The revenue has been increased by 7.07% as compared to previous year.

6.5. Operating Profit (EBIDT)

The Company earned operating profit of INR 44626185/- (P.Y. INR 48540114/- )representing 43.67% (P.Y 52.28% ) of gross revenue which is due to comparatively increasein direct expenses and other expenses.

6.6 Internal Control Systems and their adequacy -

The Company has adequate internal control systems in place. With a view to monitor theCompany's performance as well as to make sure that internal checks and controls areoperating properly the Company has system of checking the adequacy of its internalcontrol.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Your Directors wish to express their grateful appreciation to the continuedco-operation received from the Banks Government Authorities Customers Vendors andShareholders during the year under review. Your Directors also wish to place on recordtheir deep sense of appreciation for the committed service of the Executives staff andWorkers of the Company.

By the order of the Board
For DUKE OFFSHORE LIMITED
SD/-
Avik George Duke
Place : Mumbai Managing Director
Date : 30.05.2016 DIN: 02613056