To the Members of apollo Hospitals enterprises limited chennai
Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Apollo HospitalsEnterprise Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March31 2019 and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) theStatement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the year then endedand a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
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 Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 asamended ("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in Indiaof the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2019 and its profit totalcomprehensive income its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on thatdate.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act (sas). Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor'sResponsibility for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements section of our report.We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by theInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) together with the independencerequirements that are relevant to our audit of the standalone financial statements underthe provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and we have fulfilled our otherethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the ICAI's Code ofEthics. We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.
Key Audit Matters
Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the standalone financial statements of the current period.These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the standalone financialstatements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide aseparate opinion on these matters. We have determined the matters described below to bethe key audit matters to be communicated in our report.
|Sr. No. ||Key Audit Matter ||Auditor's Response |
|1 ||Evaluation of the recoverable amounts of investments in And advances to certain subsidiaries (Refer to Notes 8 and 12 to the standalone financial statements and accounting Policies 3.19). ||Principal audit procedures include: |
| || ||A) Evaluated appropriateness of the value-in-use model for the Impairment assessment. |
| ||The Company's evaluation of the recoverable amounts Of investments in and advances to certain subsidiaries ||B) Evaluated the design of internal controls relating to the Development of key assumptions used in the value-in-use Model and tested operating effectiveness of these controls. |
| ||Aggregating to Rs. 1162 Million involves comparison Of their recoverable value and the carrying amount. ||C) Assessed the reasonableness of the key business assumptions Such as revenue growth and EBIDTA margins by understanding |
| ||Management determines the recoverable amount on the Basis of value-in-use approach. Management applies ||The management's plan and performing retrospective testing. |
| || ||D) Assessed the reasonableness of the discount rates used with |
| ||Significant judgement assumptions and uses significant ||The assistance of our internal valuation experts. |
| ||Unobservable inputs and estimates to determine the Recoverable amount. ||E) Evaluated management's sensitivity analysis around the key |
| || ||Assumptions to determine if any reasonably possible changes |
| || ||To key assumptions would impact the recoverable amounts. |
Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report Thereon
The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the Annual report for exampleCorporate Overview Statutory Section (such as Directors' Report to the ShareholdersCorporate Governance Report and Business Responsibility Report) and Business Review (suchas Management Discussion and Analysis) but does not include the consolidated financialstatements standalone financial statements and our auditor's report thereon.
Our opinion on the standalone financial statements does not cover the other informationand we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements our responsibilityis to read the other information and in doing so consider whether the other informationis materially inconsistent with the standalone financial statements or our knowledgeobtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.
If based on the work we have performed we conclude that there is a materialmisstatement of this other information we are required to report that fact. We havenothing to report in this regard.
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 Act with respect to the preparation of these standalone financial statementsthat give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performance includingother comprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordancewith the Indian Accounting Standards and other accounting principles generally accepted inIndia. 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 standalonefinancial statement that give a true and fair view and are free from materialmisstatement whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the standalone financial statements management is responsible forassessing the Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicablematters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unlessmanagement either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has norealistic alternative but to do so.
The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the Company's financial reportingprocess.
Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalonefinancial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assuranceis a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordancewith sas will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements canarise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in theaggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of userstaken on the basis of these standalone financial statements.
As part of an audit in accordance with sas we exercise professional judgment andmaintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalone financialstatements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsiveto those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide abasis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting fromfraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusionforgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.
Obtain an understanding of internal financial control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Act we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the Company hasadequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness ofsuch controls.
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofaccounting estimates and related disclosures made by the management.
Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis ofaccounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertaintyexists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company'sability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty existswe are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures inthe standalone financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify ouropinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of ourauditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease tocontinue as a going concern.
Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the standalone financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the standalone financial statementsrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.
Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the standalone financial statementsthat individually or in aggregate makes it probable that the economic decisions of areasonably knowledgeable user of the standalone financial statements may be influenced. Weconsider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) planning the scope of ouraudit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect ofany identified misstatements in the standalone financial statements.
We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other matters theplanned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have compliedwith relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and to communicate with themall relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on ourindependence and where applicable related safeguards.
From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the standalone financial statementsof the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these mattersin our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about thematter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that a matter should not becommunicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonablybe expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act based on our audit 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 including Other ComprehensiveIncome the Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Cash Flows dealt with by thisReport are in agreement with the books of account.
D) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the IndianAccounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act.
E) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2019 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 the requirements of section 197(16) of the Act as amended
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is inaccordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act.
H) 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 as amended inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its standalone financial statements;
ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative 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.
Annexure "a" to the independent auditor's report
(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section 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 ApolloHospitals Enterprise Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2019 in conjunctionwith our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended onthat 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.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting of the Company based on our audit. We conducted ouraudit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of theCompanies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls.Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements andplan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if suchcontrols operated 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 authorizations 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.
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 2019 based on the "criteria forinternal financial control over financial reporting established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India".
Annexure B to the independent auditor's report
(Referred to in paragraph 2 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) Some of the fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Managementin accordance with a programme of verification which in our opinion provides for physicalverification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the informationand explanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(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 / transfer deed /conveyance deed/ title deeds pledged with banks we report that the title deedscomprising all the immovable properties of land and buildings are held in the name of theCompany as at the balance sheet date
In respect of immovable properties of land and buildings that have been taken on leaseand disclosed as fixed asset in the financial statements the lease agreements are in thename of the Company where the Company is the lessee in the agreement.
(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) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company hasgranted unsecured loans to companies covered in the register maintained under section189 of the Companies Act 2013 in respect of which:
A) The terms and conditions of the grant of such loans are in our opinion primafacie not prejudicial to the Company's interest.
B) The schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulatedand according to the terms of the agreement no amounts towards principal and interesthave fallen due during the current year.
(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providing guarantees andsecurities as applicable.
(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevantprovisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules2014 as amended with regard to the deposits accepted. According to the information andexplanations given to us no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or theNational Company Law Tribunal or the Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any otherTribunal.
(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 in respect of healthcare services rendered. Wehave broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies(Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014 as amended prescribed by the Central Governmentunder sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinionthat prima facie the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained We havehowever not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determinewhether 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 Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service TaxCustoms Duty Value Added Tax Goods and Service Tax cess and other material statutorydues applicable to it to the appropriate authorities.
(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Value Added Tax Goodsand Service Tax cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31 2019for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Service Tax Customs Duty and Value Added Tax whichhave not been deposited as on March 31 2019 on account of disputes are given below:
|Name of Statute ||Nature of Dues ||Forum where Dispute is Pending ||Period to which the Amount Relates ||Amount (Rs. Million) |
|Income Tax Act 1961 ||Income Tax ||Honorable Supreme Court ||AY: 2000-01 ||136.76 |
|Customs Act 1962 ||Customs Duty ||Assistant Collector of Customs (Chennai Hyderabad ||1996 1997 ||99.70 |
|Finance Act 1994 ||Service Tax ||Appeal with CESTAT New Delhi Commissioner of Service Tax Vizag ||2010-11 2013-14 ||4.09 |
|Value Added Tax Act 2004 ||Value Added Tax ||Joint Commissioner Kolkata ||2012-13 ||0.05 |
(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to financialinstitutions banks and dues to debenture holders. The Company has not taken any loansfrom the government.
(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usmoney raised by way of term loans have been applied by the Company during the year for thepurposes of which they are raised. The company has not raised monies by way of initialpublic offer or further public offer (including debt instruments).
(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees 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 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 as required by the applicableaccounting 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 directors of its subsidiary or associate company or persons connected withthem and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies 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 |
| ||Vikas Bagaria |
|Place : Mumbai ||Partner |
|Date : May 30 2019 ||Membership No. 060408 |