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Panchmahal Steel Ltd.

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NSE: PANCHMSTEL ISIN Code: INE798F01010
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VOLUME 14036
52-Week high 85.05
52-Week low 18.55
P/E 75.19
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 155
Buy Price 81.20
Buy Qty 2679.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

Panchmahal Steel Ltd. (PANCHMSTEL) - Director Report

Company director report

To

The Members

Your Company's Directors are pleased to present the 43rd Annual Report of the Companytogether with the Statement of Audited Accounts for the financial year ended 31st March2016.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

(Rs. in crores)
Particulars Year ended 31.03.2016 Year ended 31.03.2015
Revenue from Operations 290.17 390.61
Operating Expenses 292.02 380.06
Operating Profit/(Loss) before Interest Tax Depreciation & Amortization (1.85) 10.55
Depreciation & Amortization Expense 8.19 8.65
Finance Costs 11.31 10.66
Other Income 2.63 1.05
Profit/(Loss) before Exceptional & Extraordinary Items and Tax (18.72) (7.71)
Exceptional & Extraordinary Items - 2.10
Profit/(Loss) before Tax (18.72) (5.61)
Tax Expense (including Deferred Tax) (6.09) (2.07)
Tax for Earlier Years (0.04) -
Profit/(Loss) after Tax (12.59) (3.53)
Balance brought forward from the previous year 32.80 37.12
Balance available for appropriation 20.21 33.59
Appropriations:
Adjustment relating to Fixed Assets - 0.79
Balance carried to Balance Sheet 20.21 32.80

TRANSFER TO RESERVES

In view of loss for the financial year under review no amount has been transferred tothe Reserve.

STATE OF COMPANY AFFAIRS/REVIEW OF OPERATIONS

The sales and other income of the Company was lower at Rs.292.80 crores for the yearunder review as compared to Rs. 391.66 crores in the previous year. The performance duringthe year was adversely affected due to global economic uncertainties recessionary trendslower demand depreciation of currency and volatile commodity market. The businessenvironment continues to be challenging.

There were no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of theCompany which occurred between the end of the financial year to which this financialstatements relate and the date of this Report.

DIVIDEND

The Directors do not recommend any dividend for the year ended 31st March 2016.

SHARE CAPITAL

The paid-up Equity Share Capital of your Company as on March 31 2016 was Rs.19.08crores. The Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights/Bonus Shares norhas granted stock options/sweat equity and has not bought back any of its securitiesduring the year under review.

FIXED DEPOSITS

The Company has not accepted or renewed any deposits during the year. There are nooutstanding deposits as at 31st March 2016.

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act 2013 the Directors confirm that:

a) in preparation of the annual accounts for the year ended March 31 2016 theapplicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relatingto material departures if any;

b) they have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and madejudgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair viewof the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2016 and of the profit of theCompany for the year ended on that date;

c) they have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding theassets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d) they have prepared the annual accounts on a 'going concern' basis;

e) they have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company andthat such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively; and

f) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of allapplicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT AND MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

The Company has implemented procedures and adopted practices in conformity with theCode of Corporate Governance under the erstwhile Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchangeupto 30th November 2015 and SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 w.e.f. 1st December 2015 The Company has implemented Code of Conductfor all its Executive Directors and Senior Management Personnel Non-ExecutivesNon-Independent and Independent Directors who have affirmed compliance thereto. The saidCode of Conduct has been posted on the website of the Company.

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report and the Corporate Governance Reportappearing elsewhere in this Annual Report forms part of Directors Report. A certificatefrom the Statutory Auditors of the Company certifying the compliance of conditions ofCorporate Governance is also annexed thereto.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The provisions as prescribed under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 with regardto corporate social responsibility along with Rules made thereunder are not applicable tothe Company. The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and the Committee shall be framedand constituted as and when required.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS

Your Company has not directly or indirectly:

a) given any loan to any person or other body corporate other than usual advancesenvisaged in a contract of supply of materials if any

b) given any guarantee or provide security in connection with a loan to any other bodycorporate or person; and

c) acquired by way of subscription purchase or otherwise the securities of any otherbody corporate exceeding sixty percent of its paid-up share capital free reserve andsecurities premium account or one hundred percent of its free reserves and securitiespremium account whichever is more.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

There were no related party transactions entered into during the financial year underSection 188 of Companies Act 2013. The Policy on Related Party Transactions as approvedby the Board is uploaded on the Company's web-site.

DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL

Directors

In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and Rules madethereunder Mr. Ashok Malhotra retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual GeneralMeeting and being eligible offer himself for reappointment. The Board recommends hisre-appointment.

Key Management Personnel

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 203 of the Companies Act 2013 the KeyManagement Personnel of the Company are - Mr. Ashok Mlahotra Chairman & ManagingDirector Mr. Pradip H. Gupta Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Deepak Nagar GM (Legal)& Company Secretary.

Declaration by Independent Directors

All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria ofindependence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013.

Performance Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations theBoard has carried out an annual performance evaluation of its own performance theDirectors individually as well as of the Audit Nomination & Remuneration &Stakeholders Relationship Committees of the Board. The details of Board evaluation processhave been provided under the Corporate Governance Report.

Familiarization Programme for Independent Directors

In compliance with the requirements of SEBI Listing Regulations the Company has put inplace a familiarization programme for Independent Directors to familiarize them with theirrole rights and responsibilities as Directors the operations of Company businessoverview etc. The details of familiarization programme are explained in the CorporateGovernance Report.

Remuneration Policy

The Board on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee had frameda policy for selection and appointment of Directors Senior Management and theirremuneration. The details of the Remuneration Policy forms part of Corporate GovernanceReport of this Annual Report.

Number of Meetings of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee

During the year 4 (four) Board Meetings 1 (one) Independent Directors' meeting and 4(four) Audit Committee Meetings were convened and held the details of which are given inthe Corporate Governance Report. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within theperiod prescribed under the Companies Act 2013.

AUDITORS AND AUDITORS' REPORT

Statutory Auditors

M/s. JRS Patel & Co. Chartered Accountants Vadodara were appointed as StatutoryAuditors of your Company at the previous Annual General Meeting held on 30th September2014 for a term of three consecutive years. As per the provisions of Section 139 of theCompanies Act 2013 the appointment of Auditors is required to be ratified by Members atevery Annual General Meeting.

The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statements of the Company is part ofthe Annual Report. There has been no qualification reservation adverse remark ordisclaimer given by the Auditors in their Report and hence do not call for any commentsunder Section 134(3)(f) of the Companies Act 2013.

Internal Auditors

Your Company has appointed M/s. Saurabh Shah & Co. Chartered Accountants Vadodaraas Internal Auditors to carry out the Internal Audit of various operational areas of theCompany.

Cost Auditors M/s. Kiran J. Mehta & Co. Cost Accountants Ahmedabad the CostAuditors of the Company carried out the audit of cost records for steel Plant of theCompany during the year. The Board of Directors have appointed M/s. Kiran J. Mehta &Co. Cost Accountants for the financial year 2016-17. The Cost Audit Report for theFinancial Year 2014-15 was filed with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 17th September2015.

Secretarial Auditor

During the year Secretarial Audit was carried out by Mr. Niraj Trivedi PractisingCompany Secretary Vadodara the Secretarial Auditor of the Company for the financial year2015-16. There were no qualifications reservation or adverse remarks given by SecretarialAuditors of the Company. The Secretarial Audit Report is appended as"Annexure-A" to this Report.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The extract of annual return in Form MGT 9 as required under Section 92(3) and Rule 12of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 is appended as"Annexure-B" to this Report.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

During the year the Board has accepted all recommendations of Audit Committee andaccordingly no disclosure is required to be made in respect of non-acceptance of therecommendation of the Audit Committee by the Board.

VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

The Company has a vigil mechanism named Whistle Blower Policy to deal with instances offraud and mismanagement if any. The details of the Whistle Blower Policy is explained inthe Corporate Governance Report and also posted on the website of the Company.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Company has a Risk Management Policy to ensure appropriate risk management withinits systems and culture. The Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Companyperiodically reviews the Risk Management Policy of the Company. The provisions relating toRisk Management Committee are not applicable to the Company.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has an Internal Control System commensurate with the size scale andcomplexity of its operations. These systems are routinely tested by Statutory as well asInternal Auditors. Significant audit observations if any and follow up actions thereonare reported to the Audit Committee.

The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION & FOREIGN EXCHNAGE EARNINGS &OUTGO

The information on conservation of energy technology absorption and foreign exchangeearnings and outgo stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act 2013 read withRule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is annexed herewith as"Annexure-C" to this Report.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND RELATED DISCLOSURES

The information required under Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remunerationof Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 is attached as "Annexure-D" to this Report.

The statement showing the names and other particulars of the employees drawingremuneration in excess of the limits set out under Section 197(12) of the Act read withRules 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules2014 is annexed as "Annexure E" to this Report.

SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS

There are no significant material orders passed by the Regulators /Courts which wouldimpact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

SUBSIDIARY JOINT VENTURES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANY

Consequent upon the coming into effect of the Scheme of Amalgamation between AMILEnterprises Private Limited (the "Transferor Company") and Honeyvick EnterprisesPrivate Limited (the "Transferee Company") as approved by the Hon'ble High Courtof Gujarat M/s Honeyvick Enterprises Private Limited a person acting in concert withpromoters of the Company has become the holding company of your Company with effect fromFebruary 24 2016.

Your Company does not have any subsidiary joint venture or associate Company.

LISTING AGREEMENT

As per the provisions of SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 the Company entered into Fresh Listing Agreement with the BSE Limitedduring February 2016.

DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITION ANDREDRESSAL) ACT 2013

The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted apolicy against sexual harassment in line with the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Womenat Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the rules framedthereunder.

During the financial year 2015-16 the company has not received any complaints onsexual harassment and hence no complaints remain pending as of 31 March 2016.

APPRECIATION

Your Directors thank the Banks Financial Institutions Shareholders Customers andSuppliers for their co-operation and support to the Company. The Directors express theirsincere appreciation for the dedication and commitment of all its employees.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Place : Vadodara Ashok Malhotra
Date : 13th August 2016 Chairman & Managing Director