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Automotive Axles Ltd.

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NSE: AUTOAXLES ISIN Code: INE449A01011
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OPEN 1032.20
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VOLUME 1783
52-Week high 1250.00
52-Week low 400.00
P/E 264.80
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,508
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

Automotive Axles Ltd. (AUTOAXLES) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Automotive Axles Limited

Report on the Audit of the Ind AS Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying Ind AS financial statements of Automotive AxlesLimited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance sheet as at March 31 2020the Statement of Profit and Loss including the statement of Other Comprehensive Incomethe Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then endedand notes to the Ind AS financial statements including a summary of significantaccounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements give the information required bythe Companies Act 2013 as amended ("the Act") in the manner so required andgive a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally acceptedin India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2020 its profitincluding other comprehensive income its cash flows and the changes in equity for theyear ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the Ind AS financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing (SAs) as specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the ‘Auditor'sResponsibilities for the Audit of the Ind AS Financial Statements' section of our report.We are independent of the Company in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics' issued bythe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethical requirementsthat are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Actand the Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities inaccordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the auditevidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our auditopinion on the Ind AS financial statements.

Emphasis of matter

We draw attention to Note 32 of the financial statements describing that the PandemicCOVID-19 would cause various social and economic disruption impacting supply chainsconsumer demand commodity prices personnel available for work and access to offices ofthe Company. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the Ind AS financial statements for the financial year endedMarch 31 2020. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the Ind ASfinancial statements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not providea separate opinion on these matters. For the matter mentioned below our description ofhow our audit addressed the matter is provided in that context.

We have determined the matter described below to be the key audit matter to becommunicated in our report. We have fulfilled the responsibilities described in theAuditor's responsibilities for the audit of the Ind AS financial statements section of ourreport including in relation to this matter. Accordingly our audit included theperformance of procedures designed to respond to our assessment of the risks of materialmisstatement of the Ind AS financial statements. The results of our audit proceduresincluding the procedures performed to address the matter below provide the basis for ouraudit opinion on the accompanying Ind AS financial statements.

Key audit matters How our audit addressed the key audit matter
Inventories (as described in Note 7 of the Ind AS financial statements)
We have identified valuation of inventories as a key audit matter due to the critical judgement exercised by the Company's management in identifying the obsolete inventories as a result of technological and regulatory changes in the automotive sector on transition to BS-VI norms and slow-moving/non-moving items of inventories and assessing the amount of allowance for inventories. Our audit procedures in relation to identification of slow moving/ non-moving and obsolete inventory included the following: We have obtained the evaluation from management on the usability of existing inventories as a result of technological and regulatory changes in the automotive sector on transition to BS-VI norms and related allowances for slow moving/ non-moving and obsolete inventory.
The gross balance of inventories as at March 31 2020 is INR 1624.64 million against which provision amounting to INR 64.61 million was made. Inventories comprise Raw material Work in progress finished products and stores and spares. • We understood and evaluated the basis of identification of the obsolete inventories and slow-moving/non-moving inventories;
The determination of provision in respect of inventories requires management to exercise judgment in identifying slow-moving/ non-moving and obsolete stocks pursuant to technological and regulatory changes and make estimates of the appropriate level of provision required. • We tested the accuracy of the report on aged inventories on a sample basis.
Due to lockdown restrictions inventory verification was performed subsequent to year end after the restrictions were relaxed. As it was impracticable for people to travel including the audit team alternative procedures were performed in respect of Physical verification of inventories. • We evaluated the historical accuracy of allowance for inventories by comparing the actual loss on account of write off of slow moving/ obsolete inventory to the historical allowance recognized.
• We have tested the utilisation pattern of the aged inventory on a sample basis.
• We assessed the realizable value on a sample basis by comparing the inventory value with the subsequent sales prices of the finished goods.
• Understood Company's internal control environment over receipts consumption and dispatch of inventories and controls over the physical count of inventories.
• We have performed procedures related to physical count of inventories through assistance from a third-party independent auditor (Chartered Accountant) under our supervision in accordance with of SA 501 (Revised) Audit Evidence – Specific Considerations for Selected Items
• Rolled back the stock as on date of stock count to March 31 2020 and performed analytical procedures on quantity of stock as on March 31 2020.

We have determined that there are no other key audit matters to communicate in ourreport.

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 but does not includethe Ind AS financial statements and our auditor's report thereon.

Our opinion on the Ind AS financial statements does not cover the other information andwe do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the Ind AS financial statements our responsibility isto read the other information and in doing so consider whether such other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in theaudit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If based on the work we haveperformed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information weare required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

Responsibilities of Management for the Ind AS 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 Ind AS 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 accounting principles generally accepted in India including the IndianAccounting Standards (Ind AS) specified under section 133 of the Act read with theCompanies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended. 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 accountingpolicies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and the designimplementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Ind AS financial statementsthat give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due tofraud or error.

In preparing the Ind AS financial statements management is responsible for assessingthe Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicable mattersrelated to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless managementeither intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has no realisticalternative but to do so.

Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company's financialreporting process.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Ind AS Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Ind AS financialstatements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or errorand to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a highlevel of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAswill always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise fromfraud or error and are considered material if individually or in the aggregate theycould reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on thebasis of these Ind AS 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 Ind AS 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 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 Companyhas adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in placeand the operating effectiveness of such controls.

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

• Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basisof accounting 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 financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify our opinion.Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor'sreport. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue asa going concern.

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

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 Ind AS financial statements forthe financial year ended March 31 2020 and are therefore the key audit matters. Wedescribe these matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes publicdisclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that amatter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doingso would 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 ofthe Act we give in the "Annexure 1" a statement on the matters specified inparagraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. 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 including the Statement ofOther Comprehensive Income the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equitydealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Companies (IndianAccounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended;

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2020 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2020 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 with reference to these Ind AS financial statements and theoperating effectiveness of such controls refer to our separate Report in "Annexure2" to this report;

(g) In our opinion the managerial remuneration for the year ended March 31 2020 hasbeen paid / provided by the Company to its directors in accordance with the provisions ofsection 197 read with Schedule V to 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 does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financialposition;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich 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.

For S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Rajeev Kumar

Partner

Membership Number: 213803

UDIN: 20213803AAAABK2272

Place of Signature: Bengaluru

Date: May 26 2020

Annexure 1 referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on Other Legal andRegulatory Requirements" of our report of even date

Re: Automotive Axles Limited (‘the Company')

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of property plant and equipment.

(b) All property plant and equipment have not been physically verified by themanagement during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which in ouropinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of itsassets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in property plant and equipment are held in thename of the company.

(ii) Due to outbreak of COVID-19 and lock down restrictions imposed by the Governmentthe management has conducted physical verification of inventory subsequent to the year-endcovering certain class of inventories. Discrepancies noted on physical verification ofinventories have been properly dealt with in the books of account. In our opinion thefrequency and the coverage of the inventory verification needs to be further strengthened.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of theCompanies Act 2013. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) (b) and (c) of theOrder are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthere are no loans investments guarantees and securities given in respect of whichprovisions of Section 185 of the Companies Act 2013 apply. The Company has given loanswhich are in compliance with the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (as amended).

Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuantto the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records underSection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 related to the manufacture of axles and brakesand are of the opinion that prima facie the specified accounts and records have been madeand maintained. We have not however made a detailed examination of the same.

(vii) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authoritiesundisputed statutory dues including provident fund employees' state insuranceincome-tax duty of custom goods and services tax cess and other statutory duesapplicable to it. Also Refer Note 37(A) to the financial statements with regards toprovident fund dues.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax duty ofcustom goods and services tax cess and other statutory dues were outstanding at theyear end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. AlsoRefer Note 37(A) to the financial statements with regards to provident fund dues.

(c) According to the information and explanation given to us there are no dues ofincome tax sales-tax service tax custom duty excise duty value added tax goods andservices tax and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by themanagement the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to bank ordues to a financial institution. The Company did not have any outstanding dues todebenture holders or government during the year.

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by themanagement the Company has utilized the monies raised by way of term loans for thepurposes for which they were raised. The Company has not raised any money by way ofinitial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments).

(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the financial statements and according to the information and explanationsgiven by the management we report that no fraud by the company or no fraud on the companyby the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.

(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a nidhi company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 3(xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the managementtransactions with the related parties are in compliance with Section 177 and 188 ofCompanies Act 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes tothe financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overallexamination of the balance sheet the company has not made any preferential allotment orprivate placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the yearunder review and hence reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are not applicable tothe company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected withhim as referred to in Section 192 of Companies Act 2013.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us the provisions ofSection 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 are not applicable to the Company.

For S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Rajeev Kumar

Partner

Membership Number: 213803

UDIN: 20213803AAAABK2272

Place of Signature: Bengaluru

Date: May 26 2020

Annexure 2 to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date on the financial statementsof Automotive Axles Limited Report on the Internal Financial Controls 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 AutomotiveAxles Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2020 in conjunction with our auditof the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that 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 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 the 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 with reference to these financial statements based onour audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") andthe Standards on Auditing as specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls and both issued bythe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and the Guidance Noterequire that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these financial statements was established and maintained andif such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to these financialstatements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controlsover financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financialcontrols over financial reporting with reference to these financial statements assessingthe risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the design andoperating 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 internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting With Reference to theseFinancial Statements

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting with reference to thesefinancial statements is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding thereliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements forexternal purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company'sinternal financial control over financial reporting with reference to these financialstatements 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 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 withreference to these Financial Statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these financial statements including the possibility ofcollusion or improper management override of controls material misstatements due to erroror fraud may occur and not be detected. Also projections of any evaluation of theinternal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to these financialstatements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting with reference to these financial statements may becomeinadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with thepolicies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting with reference to these financial statements and suchinternal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to these financialstatements were operating effectively as at March 31 2020 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 S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Rajeev Kumar

Partner

Membership Number: 213803

UDIN: 20213803AAAABK2272

Place of Signature: Bengaluru

Date: May 26 2020.

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