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Apollo Pipes Ltd.

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VOLUME 209
52-Week high 680.05
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P/E 41.01
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 2,084
Buy Price 526.05
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Sell Price 530.65
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Apollo Pipes Ltd. (APOLLOPIPE) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of APOLLO PIPES LIMITED

Report on the Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of APOLLO PIPES LIMITED("the Company") which comprise the balance sheet as at March 312021 and thestatement of Profit and Loss statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flowsfor the year then ended and notes to the financial statements including a summary ofsignificant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us the aforesaid 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 312021 and profits changes in equity and its cash flows for the year endedon that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing(SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilitiesunder those Standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for theAudit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Companyin accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thefinancial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rulesthereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance withthese requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we haveobtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw your attention to Note 42 to the financial statements whichexplains the management's assessment of the financial impact due to the lock-downs andother restrictions and conditions related to the COVID -19 pandemic situation As per themanagement's current assessment there is no significant impact on carrying amounts ofinventories tangible assets trade receivables investments and other financial assets isexpected and management continue to monitor changes in future economic conditions. Ouropinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgmentwere of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period.These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as awhole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion onthese matters. We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit mattersto be communicated in our report.

Key Audit Matter Auditor's Response
Provisions and contingent liabilities in relation to tax positions
Company has received outstanding demands and show cause notices from various tax authorities. We have involved our tax experts to gain an understanding of the current status of the tax cases and monitored changes in the disputes by reading external opinions received by the company if any where relevant to establish that the tax provisions had been appropriately adjusted to reflect the latest external developments.
The Management have made judgements relating to the likelihood of an obligation arising and whether there is a need to recognize a provision or disclose a contingent liability. We therefore focused on this area as a result of uncertainty and potential material impact. For Legal regulatory and tax matters our procedures included the following:
Refer Note 37 to the financial statements. • Testing key controls surrounding litigation regulatory and tax procedures.
• Performing substantive procedures on the underlying calculations supporting the provisions recorded.
Where relevant reading external legal opinions obtained by the management
• Discussing open matters with the litigation regulator general counsel and tax teams
• Assessing management's conclusions through understanding precedents set in similar cases.
Based on the evidence obtained while noting the inherent uncertainty with such legal regulatory and tax matters we determined the level of provisioning and disclosure of contingent liabilities as at March 312021 to be appropriate.

Information other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Reportthereon

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the preparation ofthe other information. The other information comprises the information included in theManagement Discussion and Analysis Board's Report including Annexure to Board's ReportBusiness Responsibility Report Corporate Governance and Shareholder's Information butdoes not include the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the otherinformation and we will not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements ourresponsibility is to read the other information identified above when it becomes availableand in doing so consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent withthe financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears tobe materially misstated.

If based on the work we have performed we conclude that there is amaterial misstatement of this other information we are required to report the fact. Wehave nothing to report in this regard.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters statedin section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to thepreparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance changes in equity and cash flows of the Company inaccordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including theaccounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility alsoincludes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions ofthe Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detectingfrauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate implementationand maintenance of accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonableand prudent; 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 financialstatement that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

In preparing the 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. That Board of Directors' are also responsible foroverseeing the Company's financial reporting process.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether thefinancial 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 financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professionaljudgement and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.

• Obtain an understanding of internal financial controls relevantto the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in thecircumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Act we are also responsible for expressingour opinion on whether the Company has adequate financial controls system in place and theoperating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and thereasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the goingconcern basis of accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a materialuncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on thecompany's ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a materialuncertainty exists we are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to therelated disclosures in the financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate tomodify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to thedate of our auditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause the companyto cease to continue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of thefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the financial statementsrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.

Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the financialstatements that individually or in aggregate makes it probable that the economicdecisions of a reasonable knowledgeable under of the financial statements may beinfluences. We consider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in

(i) planning the scope of our audit work and in evaluating the resultsof our work; and

(ii) to evaluate the effect of any identified misstatements in thefinancial statements.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding amongother matters the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findingsincluding any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during ouraudit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that wehave complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and tocommunicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thoughtto bear on our independence and where applicable related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance wedetermine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financialstatements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describethese matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosureabout the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that a mattershould not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing sowould be reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of suchcommunication.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section(11) of section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 we give in "Annexure A" astatement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extentapplicable.

2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanationswhich to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of ouraudit.

b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have beenkept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss including othercomprehensive income Statement of Changes in Equity and the statement of Cash Flow dealtwith by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from thedirectors as on 31st March 2021 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of thedirectors is disqualified as on 31st March 2021 from being appointed as a director interms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls overfinancial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls referto our separate Report in "Annexure B".

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor'sReport in accordance 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 theexplanations given to us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during theyear is in accordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act.

h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor'sReport in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 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 itsfinancial position in its financial statements.

ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicablelaw or accounting standards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-termcontracts including derivative contracts.

iii. The Company is not required to transfer any amount to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund.

Annexure A' to The Independent Auditor's Report

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under 'Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report to the Members of APOLLO PIPES LIMITED of even date)

i. (a) The company is maintaining proper records showing fullparticulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The company has a program of verification to cover all the items offixed assets in a phased manner which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to thesize of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme certain fixedassets have been physically verified by the management during the year and no materialdiscrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

(c) The title deeds of immovable properties as disclosed in Note 5 onProperty Plant and Equipment to the Ind AS financial statements are held in the name ofthe Company.

ii. According to the information available to us that physicalverification of inventory has been conducted at reasonable intervals by the management andno material discrepancies is noticed on physical verification between the physical stocksand the book records.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured tocompanies firms Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the registermaintained under Section 189 of the Act. Therefore the provisions of Clause 3(iii)(iii)(a) (iii)(b) and (iii)(c) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of theCompanies Act 2013 in respect of the loans and investments made and guarantees andsecurity provided by it.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within themeaning of Sections 73 74 75 and 76 of the Act and the Rules framed there under to theextent notified.

vi. Pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India thecompany is required to maintain cost records as specified under Section 148(1) of the Actin respect of its products. We have broadly reviewed the same and are of the opinionthat prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. Wehave not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether theyare accurate or complete.

vii. (a) The Company has generally been regular in depositingundisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund Employees' State InsuranceIncome-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Goods and Service Tax Customs Duty Excise DutyValue Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to theappropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of ProvidentFund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty ExciseDuty Value Added Tax Goods and Service Tax cess and other material statutory dues inarrears as at March 31 2021 for a period of more than six months from the date theybecame payable.

(c) The particulars of dues of Income Tax Sales Tax Service TaxGoods and Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty and Value Added Tax as at March 312021which have not been deposited on account of dispute are as follows:

Name of the Statute Nature of Dues Amount in Rs. Period to which dues Related Authority where the Dispute is Pending for Decision
Customs Act 1962 Rejection of Transaction value declared by the importer 390662 April 2018 to March 2019 Commissioner of Customs (Appeals)- NOIDA
UPVAT Act 2008 Regular Assessment Ex-parte order passed 42165399 April 2016 to March 2017 Commercial Tax Tribunal Ghaziabad

viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and theinformation and explanation given to us the company has not defaulted in repayment ofloans or borrowings to any bank. Further there were no dues payable to financialinstitution or Government or debenture holders as at Balance Sheet date.

ix. The Company has not raised any moneys by way of initial publicoffer or further public offer (including debt instruments). In our opinion and accordingto the information and explanations given to us money raised by way of term loans havebeen applied by the company during the year for the purposes for which they were raised.

x. During the course of our examination of the books and records of theCompany carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices inIndia and according to the information and explanations given to us we have neither comeacross any instance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers oremployees noticed or reported during the year nor have we been informed of any such caseby the Management. The Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others frombank or financial institutions.

xi. The Company has paid/ provided for managerial remuneration duringthe year in accordance with the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. As the Company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules2014 arenot applicable to it the provisions of Clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable tothe Company.

xiii. The Company has entered into transactions with related parties incompliance with the provisions of Section 177 and 188 of the Act. The details of suchrelated party transactions have been disclosed in the Ind AS Financial Statements asrequired under Indian Accounting Standard (Ind AS) 24 Related Party Disclosures specifiedunder Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 4 of the Companies (Indian AccountingStandards) Rules 2015 (as amended).

xiv. During the year the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly paid convertible debenturesand hence reporting under clause 3 (xvi) of the order is not applicable to the company.

xv. The Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with itsDirectors or persons connected with him. Accordingly the provisions of Clause 3(xv) ofthe Order are not applicable to the Company

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IAof the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934. Accordingly the provisions of Clause 3(xvi) ofthe Order are not applicable to the Company.

Annexure 'B' to The Independent Auditor's Report

(Referred to in paragraph 2(f) under 'Report on Other Legal andRegulatory Requirements' section of our report to the Members of Apollo Pipes Limited ofeven date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingunder Clause (i) of Sub- section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("theAct")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financialreporting of APOLLO PIPES LIMITED ("the Company") as of March 312021 inconjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year endedon that date.

Opinion

In our opinion to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2021 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria 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.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Board of Directors of the Company is responsible for establishingand maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financialreporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components ofinternal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Theseresponsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection offrauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the 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 aboutthe adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and theiroperating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reportingincluded obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financialreporting assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluatingthe design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Theprocedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment including the assessment of therisks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us are sufficient andappropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols system over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is aprocess designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financialreporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordancewith generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control overfinancial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

(1) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detailaccurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of thecompany;

(2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded asnecessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company arebeing made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of thecompany; and

(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timelydetection of unauthorized acquisition use or disposition of the company's assets thatcould have a material effect on the financial statements.

Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls overfinancial reporting including the possibility of collusion or improper managementoverride of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not bedetected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls overfinancial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financialcontrol over financial reporting may be come in adequate because of changes in conditionsor that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

For VAPS & Company
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 003612N
Praveen Kumar Jain
Partner
Place: New Delhi Membership Number: 082515
Date: May 4 2021 UDIN: 21082515AAAACG9946

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