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Standard Industries Ltd.

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NSE: SIL ISIN Code: INE173A01025
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VOLUME 21253
52-Week high 31.95
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Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 147
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Standard Industries Ltd. (SIL) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO

THE MEMBERS OF STANDARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

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

Management’s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

2. The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated inSection 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to thepreparation of these standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of thefinancial position financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance withthe accounting 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 ofthe accounting 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

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit.

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.

4. 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.

5. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amountsand the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditor’s judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement ofthe financial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessmentsthe auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company’spreparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to designaudit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includesevaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofthe accounting estimates made by the Company’s Directors as well as evaluating theoverall presentation of the financial statements.

6. 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

7. 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 loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matters

8. We draw attention to Note 27(l) to the Financial Statements regarding theCompany’s financial involvement (viz. equity investment of Rs. 60.78 lakhs; loans andadvances aggregating Rs. 4062.26 lakhs and interest accrued of Rs. 983.91 lakhs) inStandard Salt Works Limited a wholly owned subsidiary company. The Company considers noprovision for any loss is currently necessary in the Financial Statements for the reasonsstated in the note.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

9. 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 standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act as applicable.

(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". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal financial controlsover financial 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 in accordance with the generally accepted accountingpractice – Also refer Note 27(a) to the financial statements.

(ii) The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contractsfor which there were any material foreseeable losses.

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

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

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
A.SIDDHARTH
Mumbai Partner
Dated: April 27 2016 (Membership No. 31467)

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

(REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 9(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 StandardIndustries Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

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 responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding 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 ofIndia and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standardsand the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan andperform the 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 controlssystem over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

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 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 internal controlover financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essentialcomponents of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal FinancialControls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
A. SIDDHARTH
Mumbai Partner
Dated: April 27 2016 (Membership No. 31467)

ANNEXURE B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

(REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 10 UNDER ‘REPORT ON OTHER LEGAL AND REGULATORYREQUIREMENTS’ 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 areheld in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date. Immovable properties of landand buildings whose title deeds have been pledged as security for loan is held in the nameof the Company based on the confirmations directly received by us from lender.

(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 and hence reporting under clause (iii) of the orderis not applicable. (iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of theCompanies Act 2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providingguarantees and securities as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year and hence reporting under clause (v) of the order isnot applicable.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has not been specified by the Central Governmentunder section 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013.

(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 Employees’ State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax ServiceTax Customs Duty Excise Duty Value Added Tax Cess and other material statutory duesapplicable to it to the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident FundEmployees’ State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty ExciseDuty Value Added Tax Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 312016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) There are no dues of Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty and Value Added Tax as onMarch 31 2016 on account of disputes.

Details of dues of Income-tax and Excise Duty which have not been deposited as on 31stMarch 2016 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of statute Nature of the dues Amount (Rs. in Lacs.) Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is pending
Income-tax Act 1961 Income-tax 39.95 2008-09 Appellate Authority – Commissioner level
Central Excise Act 1944 Excise duty 106.93 1996-97 to 1998-99 Appellate Authority – Commissioner level
Excise Duty 175.11 1981-82 to-1983-84 1983-84 to-1987-88 1994-1995 and 1996-97 to 1999-2000 Appellate Authority – Tribunal level
Excise duty 134.05 1996-97 to 1997-1998 and 1999-2000 Appellate Authority – Assistant/Deputy Commissioner level
Excise duty 129.37 1995-96 to 1997-1998 High Court of Bombay

(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 the order 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 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 managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvalsmandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act 2013.

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

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 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 the order 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-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No.: 117366W/W-100018)
A. SIDDHARTH
Mumbai Partner
Dated: April 27 2016 Membership No.: 31467