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Sujana Universal Industries Ltd.

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NSE: SUJANAUNI ISIN Code: INE216G01011
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Sujana Universal Industries Ltd. (SUJANAUNI) - Director Report

Company director report

TO THE SHAREHOLDERS

The Directors have pleasure in presenting their Report and the Audited FinancialStatements of your Company for the year ended 31st March 2017.

Company's Performance

Your Company has achieved a turnover of Rs. 161096.29 lakhs for the year ended 31stMarch 2017 as against the turnover of Rs. 315231.87 lakhs for the previous year ended31st March 2016 the highlights of the financial results are as follows:

Rs. in Lakhs

Particulars 2016-2017 2015-2016
Profit Before Depreciation & Interest (166.43) 13218.59
Financial Costs 17159.64 13260.50
Depreciation 2034.24 2048.25
Profit Before Tax (19360.31) (2090.16)
Provision for Tax
- Current Tax - -
- Deferred Tax (3007.78) (570.02)
Profit After Tax (16352.53) (1520.14)
Balance of profit brought forward from earlier years 21126.38 22659.06
Add: Excess Provision for IT written off / Prior period adjustments 461.01 12.83
Profit available for appropriation 4312.86 21126.39
Appropriations:
Proposed Dividend:
- Equity - -
- Preference - -
- Dividend Tax - -
Balance of Profit 4312.86 21126.39

Operations

In order to compete in the changing market conditions the Company started adaptingdifferent strategic initiatives in its existing businesses. A focussed approach and uniquestrategy was adopted for each business division with the objective of achieving highergrowth and profitability. Various strategic initiatives are also in pipeline to lead thedivisions towards profitability and stability.

Appliances Division The Appliances divisions mainly includes the products like varieties of Fans Fan Components and other appliances.
Steel Products Division The Steel Products division mainly handles activities of Casting Processing and Trading of Steel and aided products and during the year ended 31st March 2017 it has recorded a turnover of Rs. 161096.29 lakhs.
LEC Division The LEC division is mainly includes bearing and bearing components.
Infrastructure Division With a view to expand the Company's operations in the construction and developmental activities like integrated residential townships commercial buildings and specialized design and construction of integrated medical colleges and super specialty hospitals etc the Company started Infrastructure Division however due to the current economic slowdown no works were taken up by this Division in this year.

Subsidiary Companies

Your Company has the following Wholly Owned Subsidiaries:

PAC Ventures Pte Ltd Pac Ventures Pte. Ltd Singapore was set up in the year 2007 with a view to expand the Company's business of general wholesale trade (including general imports and exports) in the overseas markets and the Company has achieved revenue of Rs. 55701.75 lakhs during the year.
Sujana Holdings Ltd Sujana Holdings Ltd Dubai was set up in the year 2006 for carrying on the business of investments and trading and its revenue during the year is nil
Further Sujana Holdings has expanded its operations in Sharjah UAE by forming a subsidiary namely Empire Gulf FZE Sharjah UAE.
Nuance Holdings Ltd Nuance Holdings Ltd Hong Kong was set up in the year 2006 for carrying on the business of investments and trading and its revenue during the year was Rs. 3954.27 lakhs.
Nuance Holdings Ltd has expanded its operations by forming a subsidiary namely Selene Holdings Ltd Mauritius.
Sun Trading Ltd Sun Trading Ltd Cayman Islands was set up in the year 2008 for carrying on the business of general wholesale trade which includes general imports and exports and its consolidated revenue was Rs. 16420.67 lakhs.
Sun Trading Ltd has a subsidiary namely Sun global Trading Pte. Ltd Singapore
Hestia Holdings Ltd Hestia Holdings Ltd Mauritius has became subsidiary of the Company w.e.f. 27th December 2010 with the object of carrying on the business of general trade which includes general imports and exports.

Share Capital

The paid up Equity Share Capital as on 31st March 2017 was 16884.11 lakhs. During theyear under review the Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights norgranted stock options nor sweat equity. As on 31st March 2017 none of the Directors ofthe Company hold shares or convertible instruments of the Company.

Particulars of Loans Guarantees or Investments

Particulars of Loans Guarantees and Investments as required under the provisions ofSection 186 of the Companies Act 2013 are provided in the notes to the FinancialStatements.

Deposits

The Company has not accepted any deposits covered under chapter V of the Companies Act2013 and as such no amount of principal or interest was outstanding as on 31st March2017.

Consolidated Financial Statements

As required under the Listing Agreements entered into with the Stock Exchanges aconsolidated financial statement of the Company and all its subsidiaries is attached. Theconsolidated financial statement has been prepared in accordance with the relevantaccounting standards as prescribed under Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013. Theconsolidated financial statement discloses the assets liabilities income expenses andother details of the Company and its subsidiaries.

As per the provisions of Companies Act 2013 annual accounts of the subsidiarycompanies and the related detailed information will be made available to the holding andsubsidiary companies' investors seeking such information at any point of time. The annualaccounts of the subsidiary companies will also be kept for inspection by any investor atits Head Office in Hyderabad and that of the subsidiary companies concerned. A gist of thefinancial performance of the subsidiaries in the prescribed Form AOC-1 is enclosed to thisannual report.

Industrial Relations

Your directors are happy to report that during the years there were very cordial andextremely good industrial relations at all levels.

Meetings

During the year under review Four (04) Board Meetings were held on 30th May 201627th August 2016 14th December 2016 and 13th February 2017. The maximum time-gapbetween any two consecutive meetings was within the period prescribed under the CompaniesAct 2013.

Directors

During the year under review the members of the Company at their Annual GeneralMeeting held on September 30th 2016 appointed Smt A.Syamala Reddy as Independent Directorunder Section 149 of the Act to hold office for 5 (Five) consecutive years w.e.f August27 2016.

During the year Smt A. Syamala Reddy an Independent and Non Executive Director of theCompany resigned from the Board of Directors with effect from June 29th 2017. The Boardplaced on record its sincere appreciation and thanks to Smt A. Syamala Reddy for hersupport and guidance provided from time to time during her tenure as Director of theCompany.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act 2013 and in accordancewith the Articles of Association of the Company Shri. S.Hanumantha Rao Director of theCompany will retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligibleoffers himself for re-appointment.

The Resolutions proposing their re-appointment/appointments as Directors will be placedbefore the Shareholders for their approval at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of theCompany.

The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Companyconfirming that they continue to meet with the criteria of independence as prescribedunder sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 and under Regulation 25 ofSEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015.

None of the Directors of your Company is disqualified under Section 164 (2) of theCompanies Act 2013. As required by law this position is also reflected in the Auditors'Report.

The following persons are Key Managerial Personnel of the Company:

1. Shri G.Srinivasa Raju : Managing Director

2. Shri S.Hanumantha Rao: Whole Time Director

3. Shri S.Rengaraj: Chief Financial Officer

4. Shri P. Kodanda Rami Reddy : Company Secretary

During the year Shri B.Manoharan resigned as Chief Financial Officer w.e.f 30th June2017 and Shri

5. Rengaraj appointed as Chief Financial Officer w.e.f. 14th August 2017.

For Directors seeking appointment/re-appointment in the forthcoming Annual GeneralMeeting of the Company; the particulars as required to be disclosed in accordance withRegulation 25 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015forms part of this Report.

Board Evaluation

The Board of Directors evaluated the annual performance of the Board as a whole itscommittee's and the directors individually in accordance with the provisions of theCompanies Act 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations2015 in the following manner:

• Structured evaluation forms 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 for evaluation of theperformance of the Board its Committees and each director were circulated to all themembers of the Board along with the Agenda Papers.

• The members of the Board were requested to evaluate by filling the evaluationforms and the duly filled in evaluation forms were required to be sent to the CompanySecretary in a sealed envelope or personally submitted to the Chairman at the concernedmeeting.

• The Board also provided an individual feedback to the concerned director onareas of improvement if any.

A separate meeting of Independent Directors was held on 30th March 2017 to evaluatethe performance of the Chairman the Non Independent Directors the Board and flow ofinformation from management..

Related Party Transactions

The Board of Directors on recommendation of the Audit Committee framed a policy forRelated Party Transactions which includes matters covered u/s 178(3) of the Companies Act2013. The details of the same are provided in the Corporate Governance Report. The Policyis also posted in the Investors section of the Company's website.

All Related Party Transactions that were entered into during the financial year were onan arm's length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. There are no materiallysignificant related party transactions made by the Company with Promoters Directors KeyManagerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have a potential conflict withthe interest of the Company at large. The requisite details of the related partytransactions entered into during the financial year are provided in Annexure I includedin this report.

Suitable disclosure as required by the Accounting Standards (AS18) has been made in thenotes to the Financial Statements. All Related Party Transactions are placed before theAudit Committee as also the Board for approval wherever required. Prior omnibus approvalof the Audit Committee is obtained for the transactions which are of a foreseeable andrepetitive nature. A statement giving details of all related party transactions enteredinto pursuant to the omnibus approval so granted are placed before the Audit Committee.

None of the Directors other than to the extent of their shareholding receipt ofremuneration has any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company.

Audit Committee

Your Company has constituted an Audit Committee as per the requirements of Section 177of the Companies Act 2013. The details of the composition of the Audit Committee asrequired under the provisions of Section 177(8) of the Companies Act 2013 is given inthe Corporate Governance Report furnished as part of the Annual Report. During the yearunder review the Board has accepted all the recommendations of the Audit Committee.

Sexual Harassment Policy

The Company as required under the provisions of "The Sexual Harassment of Women atWorkplace (Prohibition Prevention and Redressal) Act 2013" has framed a Policy onProhibition Prevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace andmatters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

In the year under review the Company has not received any complaint under the saidPolicy.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Board of Directors on recommendation of the Corporate Social ResponsibilityCommittee framed a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in consonance with Section 135of the Companies Act 2013 read with the rules framed there under duly indicating theactivities to be undertaken by the Company as specified in the Schedule VII of theCompanies Act 2013. The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy is posted in the Investorssection of the Company's website.

The Annual Report on CSR activities is annexed herewith as Annexure-II and formspart of this report. Risk Management

The Risk Management programme at the Company is focused on ensuring that risks areknown and addressed. The Board of Directors on recommendation of the Audit Committeeestablished a robust Risk Management framework by framing a Risk Management Policy to dealwith all risks including possible instances of fraud and mismanagement if any. The RiskManagement Policy details the Company's objectives and principles of Risk Management alongwith an overview of the Risk Management process procedures and related roles andresponsibilities.

The Board is of the opinion that there are no elements of risks that may threaten theexistence of the Company. The board periodically tracks the progress of implementation ofthe Risk Management policy.

Directors' Responsibility Statement

Directors' Responsibility Statement as required under the provisions of Section134(3)(c) of the Companies Act 2013 is given in the Annexure-III attached heretoand forms part of this Report.

Statutory Auditors

As per the provisions of the Companies Act 1956 and resolution passed by the membersof the Company at their 23rd Annual General Meeting held on 22nd Sept 2012 M/s. T.Raghavendra & Associates Chartered Accountants will hold the office upto theconclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting proposed to be held on 29th Sept2017. The existing auditors completed the audit for the Ten financial years of the Companyi.e for the financial years 1996-97 To 2016-17.

The members of the Audit Committee recommend the appointment of M/s. J. Singh &Associates Chartered Accountants as Statutory Auditors of the Company for a period of 5(Five) years in place of M/s.

T.Raghavendra & Associates retiring auditors as Statutory auditors due tocompletion of their term.

The Audit Report issued by the Statutory Auditors for the financial year ended 31stMarch 2017 forms part of this Report. There are no qualifications or adverse remarksmade by the Statutory Auditors which requires explanation or comments from the Board.

Cost Auditors

M/s. BVR & Associates Cost Accountants (Membership Number: M/16851) Hyderabadwere re-appointed as Cost Auditors of the Company for the Year 2017-18 as per theprovisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the rules made there under.

The Cost Auditor has submitted the report along with their observations andsuggestions and Annexure to the Central Government/stipulated authority within stipulatedtime period.

Members are requested to ratify the remuneration payable to the Cost Auditors at theensuing Annual General Meeting of the company in accordance with Section 148 of theCompanies Act 2013.

Secretarial Audit

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and rules framedthere under the Board of Directors on recommendation of the Audit Committee appointedM/s. RPR & Associates Practising Company Secretaries (CP No.5360) to undertake theSecretarial Audit of the Company. The secretarial audit report issued by M/s. RPR &Associates Practicing Company Secretaries for the financial year ending 31st March 2017is given in the Annexure-IV attached hereto and forms part of this Report. Thereare no qualifications reservations or adverse remarks made by the secretarial auditor andthe observation made is self explanatory and requires no further explanation from theBoard.

Extract of Annual Return

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 92 of the Companies Act 2013 and rules framedthere under the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT-9 is annexed herewith asAnnexure-V and forms part of this Report.

Particulars of Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption and Foreign ExchangeEarnings and Outgo

Particulars with respect to Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption and ForeignExchange Earnings and Outgo as required under Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013 readwith the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 are given in the Annexure-VI attachedhereto and forms part of this Report..

Environment and Social Obligation

The Company's plants comply with all norms set up for clean and better environment bythe competent authorities. The Company undertakes regular checks / inspections includingcertification for the maintenance of the environment. The Company values environmentalprotection and safety as the major considerations in its functioning. The Company hasadequate effluent Treatment Plants to prevent pollution. The Company is continuouslyendeavoring to improve the health and quality of life in the communities surrounding itsindustrial complexes.

Particulars of Employees

The information required pursuant to the provisions of Section 197 read with Rule 5 ofThe Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 inrespect of employees of the Company are set out in Annexure-VII of this Report.

Vigil Mechanism

The Board of Directors on recommendation of the Audit Committee established a vigilmechanism by framing a Whistle Blower Policy to deal with instance of fraud andmismanagement if any. The Vigil Mechanism framework ensures that strict confidentialityis maintained whilst dealing with concerns and also that no discrimination shall be metedout to any person for a genuinely raised concern. The designated officer/ Audit CommitteeChairman can be directly contacted to report any suspected or confirmed incident offraud/misconduct.

Remuneration Policy

The Board of Directors on recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committeeframed a Nomination and Remuneration policy for selection appointment and remuneration ofDirectors KMP and Senior Management and matters covered u/s 178(3) of the Companies Act2013. The details of the same are provided in the Corporate Governance Report.

The Policy is also posted in the Investors section of the Company's websitewww.sujana.com Human Resource Management

Human Capital has gained prime importance in last few years. Our Company believes thatthe human capital is of utmost importance to sustain the market leadership in all productsegments and also to capture new markets. We have identified the high Performers andrewarded them appropriately which has helped to achieve better employee engagement.Competency based training program has been devised for High - Potential employees withfocus on their Individual Development Plan & helping them to become future leaders.

Dividend

As per the terms of issue of Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares (CRPS) vide letterNo: 2587/SASF/ CBO and 5937/SASF(SUIL) dated 28th June 2005 and 29th October 2005respectively your Company is required to pay the dividend of Rs. 4.06 lakhs (Previousyear Rs. 12.18 lakhs) which represents 1% on 406030 Cumulative Redeemable PreferenceShares (CRPS) of Rs.100/- each to the holders of Cumulative Redeemable Preference Sharesfor the year under review. Further your Company also provided a provision of dividend taxto the extent of Rs. 0.83 lakhs (Previous year Rs. 2.48 lakhs)

With an unprecedented raise costs and interrupted supplies and power cuts operationsare severely hit. The Company's operations also hampered during the year. As a result thenet loss of the Company was declined and your director's are not proposing any equitydividend during the year.

Your Company has always emphasized on achieving operational excellence and continues tofocus on customer satisfaction and delight. Backed by strong fundamentals and robust plansyour Company is fully prepared to face current challenges and benefit from expected mediumand long term growth in Indian economy.

Quality

Your Company accord to high priority to quality safety training development healthand environment. The Company endeavors to ensure continuous compliance and improvements inthis regard.

Material Changes and Commitments

There is no material change and commitment has occurred affecting the financialposition of the Company between the end of the financial year of the Company i.e. 31stMarch 2017 and the date of this report.

Details of significant and material Orders passed by the regulators or courts ortribunals impacting the going concern status of the Company and the Company's operationsin future.

The two Company Petitions i.e. C.P. 174/2013 and C.P. 169/2014 u/s 433 of the CompaniesAct 1956 filed by Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited (SBML) (in connection with thecorporate guarantee furnished by the Company on behalf of its step down subsidiary SeleneHoldings Limited Mauritius) and Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) (in connectionwith the corporate guarantee furnished by the Company on behalf of its subsidiary HestiaHoldings Limited Mauritius) respectively were admitted by the Hon'ble High Court ofJudicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and The State of Andhra Pradesh. TheCompany has preferred appeal OSA 13 of 2015 against the said admission of C.P.174 of 2013and C.P No.169 of 2014 which are still pending for disposal. The Company is also exploringthe process of settlement.

Except the above there are no significant and material orders passed by the regulatorsor courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status of the Company and the Company'soperations in future.

Internal Control Systems and their adequacy

Your Company has an effective Internal Control System to prevent fraud and misuse ofCompany's resources and protect shareholders' interest. Your Company has an independentInternal Audit Department to monitor and review and focus on the compliances of variousbusiness processes. The internal audit report alongwith audit findings and tracking ofprocess improvements & compliances is presented for review to the Audit Committee ofBoard of Directors.

Corporate Governance

Your Company has complied with requirements of applicable SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 regarding Corporate Governance ManagementDiscussion and Analysis a report on the Corporate Governance practice and the Auditors'Certificate on compliance of mandatory requirements thereof are given as Annexure-VIII& IX to this report.

Acknowledg ment

The Board of Directors places on record their appreciation for the co-operation andsupport extended by all stakeholders in the Company including the Shareholders BankersSuppliers and other Business Associates.

The Directors also wish to place on record their appreciation for all the employees fortheir commitment and contribution towards achieving the goals of the Company.

The Directors also thank the Governments of various Countries Government of IndiaState Governments in India and concerned Government Departments/Agencies for theirco-operation.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

G. Srinivasa Raju S. Hanumantha Rao
Managing Director Whole Time Director
Place: Hyderabad (DIN: 00132249) (DIN: 00118801)
Date: 14th August 2017