To the Members of Bajaj Consumer Care Limited
Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements Opinion
We have audited the standalone financial statements of Bajaj Consumer Care Limited(Formerly known as Bajaj Corp Limited') ("the Company") which comprisethe balance sheet as at March 31 2019 and the statement of profit and loss (includingother comprehensive income) 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 (Collectively referredto as standalone financial statements').
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 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view inconformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India of the state ofaffairs (financial position) of the Company as at March 31 2019 and its profit(financial performance including other comprehensive income) changes in equity and itscash flows for the year ended on that date.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specifiedunder section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilities under thoseStandards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of theFinancial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance 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.
Key Audit Matters
Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These matterswere addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole and informing our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. Wehave determined that there are no key audit matters to communicate in our report.
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 financial statements and our auditor's report thereon.
Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we donot express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is to readthe other information and in doing so consider whether the 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 and Those Charged with Governance for the StandaloneFinancial Statements
The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance (including other comprehensive income) changes in equityand cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generallyaccepted in India including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS') specifiedunder section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of theassets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities;selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments andestimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance ofadequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation andpresentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free frommaterial misstatement whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the financial statements the Board of Directors 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 unlessthe Board of Directors either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations orhas no realistic alternative 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 Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the 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 financial statements.
As part of an audit in accordance with Standards on Auditing (SAs') we exerciseprofessional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statementswhether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsive to thoserisks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis forour opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud ishigher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusion forgeryintentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to designaudit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of theAct 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 management.
Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis ofaccounting on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertainty exists relatedto events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company's ability tocontinue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists we arerequired to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures in thefinancial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify our opinion. Ourconclusions 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 financial statementsincluding the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent the underlyingtransactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.
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 financial statements of thecurrent period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in ourauditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter orwhen 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 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 A" a statement on the matters specified inparagraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extent applicable.
2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report that: a. We have sought andobtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge andbelief were necessary for the purposes of our audit. b. In our opinion proper books ofaccount as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from ourexamination of those books. c. The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss theStatement of Changes in Equity and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report arein agreement with the books of account. d. In our opinion the aforesaid standalonefinancial statements comply with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section133 of the Act read with Companies (Indian Accounting Standard) Rules 2016. e. On thebasis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31 2019taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified as onMarch 31 2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.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 B". g. With respect to the other matters to beincluded in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit andAuditors) Rules 2014 in our opinion and to the best of our information and according tothe explanations given to us: i. The Company does not have any pending litigations whichwould impact its financial position. ii. The Company did not have any long-term contractsincluding derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses. iii.There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred to theInvestor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
For Sidharth N Jain & Company
Firm registration number: 018311C
Membership No.: 134684
Place: Mumbai Date: April 9 2019
Annexure referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on other legal andregulatory requirements" of our report of even date (i) (a) The Company hasmaintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details andsituation of fixed assets.
(b) As explained to us the fixed assets have been physically verified by themanagement at reasonable intervals during the year and no material discrepancies werenoticed on verification.
(c) Based on our audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the financial statements and according to information and explanations givenby the management the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of theCompany.
(ii) The Inventories of finished goods stores spare part and raw materials have beenphysically verified by the management. In our opinion the frequency of verification isreasonable. On the basis of our examination of the records of inventory we are of theopinion that the discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks andbook records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of accounts.
(iii) The According to the information and explanations given to us the Company hasnot granted 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 and hence not commented upon.
(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not advanced loans to directors / to a company in which the Director isinterested to which provisions of section 185 of the Act apply and hence not commentedupon. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usprovisions of section 186 of the Act in respect of loans and advances given investmentsmade and guarantees and securities given have been complied with by the Company to theextent applicable to it. (v) According to the information and explanations given to usthe company has not accepted any deposit from the public within the meaning of section 73to 76 of the Act and the rules framed thereunder. Therefore the provision of clause 3(v)of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
(vi) To the best of our knowledge and as explained Central Government has notprescribed the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of section 148 of theCompanies Act 2013 for the products of the Company. Therefore in our opinion theprovisions of clause 3(vi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.
(vii) (a) According to records of the Company the Company has been regular indepositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including ProvidentFund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Sales-tax Service-tax Goods and Servicetax Custom Duty Excise Duty Value Added tax Cess and other statutory dues to theextent applicable to it.
According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Service taxGoods and Service tax Sales-tax Customs Duty Excise Duty Value Added tax Cess andother material statutory dues were outstanding at the year end for a period of more thansix months from the date they became payable.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us there are no dues ofincome tax sales-tax service tax Goods and Service tax customs duty excise duty andvalue added tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.
(viii) Based on our audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the trueand fair view of the financial statements and according to information and explanationsgiven by the management we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted inrepayment of loans to bank. The Company did not have any outstanding dues / loans inrespect of financial institution government or debentures during the year.
(ix) Based on our 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 and on an overall examination of the balance sheet we report thatmonies raised by way of initial public offer were applied for the purposes for which thosewere raised though idle/surplus funds which were not required for immediate utilizationhave been gainfully invested in liquid investments payable on demand.
The maximum amount of idle/surplus funds invested during the year was Rs 10083.28lacs of which Rs 10083.28 lacs was outstanding at the end of the year. Same has beendisclosed in the notes to the financial statements. The Company did not have any termloans outstanding during the year.
(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 on or by the officers and employees ofthe Company has been noticed or reported during the year. (xi) Based on our auditprocedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financialstatements and according to the information and explanations given by the management wereport that the managerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with therequisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to theAct.
(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund /society. Therefore the provisions of clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable to theCompany and hence not commented upon.
(xiii) Based on our audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the trueand fair view of the financial statements and according to the information andexplanations given by the management transactions with the related parties are incompliance with section 177 and 188 of Act where applicable and the details have beendisclosed in the notes to the financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting 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 not commented upon.
(xv) Based on our 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 the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions withdirectors or persons connected with him.
(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 Sidharth N Jain & Company
Firm registration number: 018311C
Membership No.: 134684
Place: Mumbai Date : April 9 2019
Annexure to the independent auditor's report of even date on the StandaloneFinancial Statements of Bajaj Consumer Care Limited Report on the Internal FinancialControls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013("the Act")
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of BajajConsumer Care Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2019 in conjunction withour audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.
Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the preventionand detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required underthe Act.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing issued by ICAI and deemedto be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit ofinternal financial controls both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controlsand both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards andthe Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and performthe audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controlsoperated effectively in all material respects.
Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's Judgment 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 authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting
Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion 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 on March 31 2019 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.
For Sidharth N Jain & Company
Firm registration number: 018311C
Membership No.: 134684
Place: Mumbai Date : April 9 2019