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Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd.

BSE: 500186 Sector: Oil & Gas
NSE: HINDOILEXP ISIN Code: INE345A01011
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VOLUME 144941
52-Week high 102.40
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P/E 94.47
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,171
Buy Price 89.75
Buy Qty 531.00
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OPEN 89.70
CLOSE 90.10
VOLUME 144941
52-Week high 102.40
52-Week low 51.00
P/E 94.47
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,171
Buy Price 89.75
Buy Qty 531.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. (HINDOILEXP) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of

Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of HindustanOil Exploration Company Limited ("the Company") which comprise theBalance Sheet as at March 31 2016 the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash FlowStatement for the year then ended and a summary of significant accounting policies andother explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

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 standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsprescribed under section 133 of the Act as applicable.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application ofappropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable andprudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financialcontrols that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on ouraudit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accounting and auditingstandards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and the Order under section 143 (11)of the Act.

We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under Section 143 (10) of the Act. Those Standards requirethat we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from materialmisstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts anddisclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor'sjudgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financialstatements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments the auditorconsiders 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 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.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information requiredby the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at March 31 2016 and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Other Matter

The accounts of the Company for the year ended March 31 2016 include assetsaggregating to Rs.610503888 liabilities aggregating to Rs.58933842 incomeaggregating to Rs.7771025 and expenditure aggregating to Rs.124732237 relating to theCompany's share in six unincorporated joint ventureswhich have been audited by the otherauditors whose reports have been furnished to us by the management and our opinion in sofar as it relates to the amounts and other financial information included in respect ofthese unincorporated joint ventures is based solely on the reports of the other auditors.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 purpose of our audit.

b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by theCompany so far as 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 standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act as applicable.

e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 312016 and 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". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls overfinancial reporting.

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements - Refer Note 36 to the financial statements.

ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses on long term contracts.

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

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in"Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Bhavani Balasubramanian
Partner
Membership No. 22156
Place: Chennai
Date: April 18 2016

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under 'Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of HindustanOil Exploration Company Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016 inconjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for theyear ended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

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". 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 Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

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") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Indiaand the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standards andthe Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and performthe audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controlsoperated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe 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 judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

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

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations 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

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

In our opinion to the best of our information and according to the explanations givento us the Company has in all material respects an adequate internal financial controlssystem over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financialreporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2016 based on "the internalcontrol over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering theessential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of InternalFinancial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India".

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Bhavani Balasubramanian
Partner
Membership No. 22156
Place: Chennai
Date : April 18 2016

ANNEXURE B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under 'Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'section of our report of even date)

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

(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management inaccordance with a regular programme of verification which in our opinion provides forphysical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to theinformation and explanation given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed provided to us we reportthat the title deeds comprising all the immovable properties of land and buildings whichare freehold are held in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date.

(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe Management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed onphysical verification.

(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 Companies Act 2013.

(iv) The Company has not granted any loans made investments or provide guarantees andhence reporting under clause (iv) of the CARO 2016 is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year and there are no unclaimed deposits as at March 312016.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost recordsmaintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014as amended prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 ofthe Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed costrecords have been made and maintained. We have however not made a detailed examinationof the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Income-tax Service TaxCustoms Duty Value Added Tax cess andother material statutory dues applicable to it to the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Income-taxService Tax Customs Duty Value Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues inarrears as at March 31 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date theybecame payable.

(c) Details of dues of Service Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2016on account of disputes are given below:

Name of Statute Nature of Dues Forum where Dispute is pending Period to which the amount Relates Amount Involved (Rs.) Amount Unpaid (Rs.)
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax CESTAT Chennai April 2006 to November 2007 1474789 1474789

(viii) The Company has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutionsbanks and government or has not issued any debentures. Hence reporting under clause (viii)of CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.

(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) or term loans and hence reporting under clause (ix) ofthe CARO 2016 Order is not applicable.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no fraud on the Company by its officers oremployees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has paid / provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.

(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of theCARO 2016 Order is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is in compliance with Section 188 and 177 of the Companies Act 2013 whereapplicable for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related partytransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by theapplicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause (xiv) of CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usduring the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with itsdirectors or persons connected with him and hence provisions of section 192 of theCompanies Act 2013 are not applicable.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-I of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Bhavani Balasubramanian
Partner
Membership No. 22156
Place: Chennai
Date : April 18 2016