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BF Investment Ltd.

BSE: 533303 Sector: Financials
NSE: BFINVEST ISIN Code: INE878K01010
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VOLUME 4345
52-Week high 376.95
52-Week low 168.00
P/E 24.92
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 994
Buy Price 263.20
Buy Qty 20.00
Sell Price 268.00
Sell Qty 1.00

BF Investment Ltd. (BFINVEST) - Director Report

Company director report

To

The Members

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting their Ninth Annual Report on the businessand operations of the Company together with Audited Statement of Accounts for the yearended March 31 2018.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE :

(Rs. in Million)

Particulars Year ended 31st March 2018 Year ended 31st March 2017
Total Income 378.63 216.39
Total Expenditure 37.41 39.58
Profit before taxation 341.22 176.81
Provision for tax (including Deferred Tax) (4.36) (0.19)
Net Profit 198.03 178.32
Balance of Profit/(Loss) from previous year 3724.16 3581.50
Add Profit for the year 198.03 178.32
Balance available for appropriation 3922.19 3759.82
Appropriations :
Transfer to Reserve Fund in terms of Section 45-IC of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 39.61 35.66
Balance carried to Balance Sheet 3882.58 3724.16

SHARE CAPITAL

The paid-up Equity Share Capital as on 31st March 2018 stood at Rs.188.34Million. During the year under review the Company has not issued shares with differentialvoting rights nor has granted any stock options or sweat equity. As on 31stMarch 2018 none of the Directors of the Company hold instruments convertible into equityshares of the Company.

DIVIDEND :

Your Directors do not recommend any dividend on the equity shares for the year endedMarch 31 2018. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The main object of the Company is to make strategic investments in the Kalyani GroupCompanies. The Company is a Non Deposit taking Core Investment Company as defined in theCore Investment Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions 2011. Since the Company is not aSystemically Important Non Deposit taking Core Investment Company it is not required toobtain Certificate of Registration under Sec. 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act1934.

COMPANY PERFORMANCE

During the Financial Year under review your Company earned total income of Rs.37.86Crores (previous years Rs.21.64 Crores). The net profit after tax is Rs.19.80 Crores(previous years Rs.17.83 Crores).

OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY

The main operations of the Company are that of investments and majority of theinvestments of the Company are in the nature of strategic investments in Kalyani GroupCompanies. The investment pattern of the Company also complies with the requirement forthe Company continuing to qualify as a Non Deposit taking Core Investment Company. Themain source of income for the Company is in the form of dividends as declared by thesecompanies.

HUMAN RESOURCES

As on March 31 2018 the Company has 2 employees including the C.E.O. C.F.O. &Company Secretary.

CONCERNS AND THREATS

• Fluctuations in the securities market and global economic scenario may pose arisk of devaluation of the investments made by the Company.

• Main source of income for the Company is dividend from the Kalyani GroupCompanies.

• The risks and concerns associated with the businesses / operations of theseinvestee companies which may impact the performance of these companies could result invariation in dividends declared by these companies.

• Non recovery of principal of the amounts lent and interest thereon.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has adequate internal control systems to ensure operational efficiency andaccuracy in financial reporting and compliance of various laws and regulations.

The internal control system is supported by the internal audit process. The internalaudit is conducted in house. The Audit Committee of the Board reviews the Internal Auditprocess and the adequacy and effectiveness of internal audit and controls periodically.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Statements in this Report particularly those which relate to Management Discussion andAnalysis describing the Company's objectives projections estimates and expectations mayconstitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable lawsand regulations. Actual results might differ materially from those either expressed orimplied.

SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES

The Company does not have any subsidiary company as on March 31 2018.

PARTICULARS OF INFORMATION FORMING PART OF THE BOARD'S REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 134OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2013 RULE 8 OF THE COMPANIES (ACCOUNTS) RULES 2014 AND RULE 5 OFTHE COMPANIES (APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL) RULES 2014

The details are given in 'Annexure I'

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The details forming part of the extract of Annual Return in Form MGT - 9 is annexedherewith as 'Annexure II' to this Report.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

During the year under review eight Board Meetings were convened and held. The detailsof which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. The intervening gap between theMeetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act 2013 and the SecuritiesExchange Board of India (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations2015 hereinafter called "Regulations 2015".

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 in respectof Directors' Responsibility Statement your Directors' state that:

a) in the preparation of the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended March 312018 the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with the properexplanation relating to material departures;

b) accounting policies as mentioned in Note - 3 to the Financial Statements have beenselected and applied consistently. Further judgments and estimates have been made that arereasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of theCompany as at March 31 2018 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on thatdate;

c) proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of adequate accountingrecords in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 for safeguarding theassets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d) the Annual Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis;

e) proper internal financial controls were in place and that the financial controlswere adequate and were operating effectively; and

f) proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws werein place and were adequate and operating effectively.

A STATEMENT ON DECLARATION GIVEN BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria ofindependence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulations2015.

COMPANY'S POLICY ON DIRECTORS' AND KMP'S APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION

Director's appointment and remuneration is done as per the policy for selection andappointment of Directors Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management Personnel andtheir remuneration. The policy is appended as 'Annexure III' to this Report

ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

a. Statutory Auditors

Mr. Hrushikesh Kulkarni Chartered Accountant Pune has been the Statutory Auditor ofthe Company since the 8th AGM of the Company held in 2017. Mr. HrushikeshKulkarni has concluded the statutory audit of the Company and has issued an unmodifiedaudit opinion on the financial statements of the Company without any adverseobservations qualifications or reservations.

Mr. Hrushikesh Kulkarni submitted his resignation letter to the Board of the Company on16th July 2018 to be effective from the conclusion of the 9th AGMof the Company.

The Board of Directors has recommended for appointment M/s. P. G. Bhagwat CharteredAccountants (FRN.101118W) Pune as Statutory Auditors of the Company in place of Mr.Hrushikesh Kulkarni Chartered Accountant from the conclusion of ensuing Annual GeneralMeeting (AGM) till the conclusion of Fourteenth Annual General Meeting.

b. Secretarial Audit

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 the Company hasappointed M/s. SVD & Associates Company Secretaries to undertake the SecretarialAudit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit is annexed herewith as 'AnnexureIV' to this Report.

c. CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS

The Consolidated Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018 are enclosed.

EXPLANATION ON COMMENTS ON STATUTORY AUDITORS' AND SECRETARIAL AUDITORS' REPORTS

There are no qualifications reservations or adverse remarks or disclaimers made by Mr.Hrushikesh S. Kulkarni Statutory Auditors in his Audit Report. M/s. SVD &Associates Practicing Company Secretary in their Secretarial Audit Report have madecertain qualifications. The auditors qualifications and Boards explanation thereto aresummarized as under:

Auditors Qualifications Boards' explanation
Secretarial Audit -
The Audited Consolidated Financial statements and Financial Results for the year ended on 31st March 2017 were submitted to the Stock exchanges beyond the time period prescribed under Regulation 33 of SEBi (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. The finalization of accounts and audit of some of the Associates was delayed resulting into delay in finalization of Company's Consolidated Financials. These were due to factors beyond control of management.
The Compliance Certificate for the half year ended 30th September 2017 as required under Regulation 7(3) of SEBi (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 was filed beyond stipulated time. The delay in filing was1 day and was by oversight and one time.
The company has not published Notice of meeting of Board of Directors held on 6th November 2017 in Newspaper as required under Regulation 47(1) of SEBi (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. The failure was accidental and onetime.
The Company has not expended any amount for Corporate Social Responsibility activities as per Section 135 of the Act for the Financial 2016-17 The Company has identified the areas and the projects for spending the amounts allocated for CSR activities for Financial 2017-18. The Company has spent on CSR activities amounts due for FY 2014-15.
The Company Has not disclosed sitting fees paid to the Independent Directors in Annexure -// MGT-9 of the Board's Report for the Financial Year 2016-17 as required under section 92(3)of the Act however same has been disclosed in Corporate Governance Report. The matter has been explained in the observation.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENT UNDER SECTION 186

During the year the Company has invested Rs.30.34 Crores (net) in preference shares oftwo companies. The closing balances of investments which would be covered under Section186 of the Companies Act 2013 are disclosed in the Schedule of Non-Current Investmentsin the Financial Statements.

PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES REFERRED TO IN SUBSECTION(1) OF SECTION 188 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2013

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 the particulars of contracts or arrangementsentered into by the Company with Related Parties have been done at arm's length and are inthe ordinary course of business. Hence no particulars are being provided in Form AOC - 2.Related Party Disclosures as per AS -18 have been provided in Note no. 4.25 to theFinancial Statements.

STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIRS

Discussion on state of Company's affairs has been covered in the Management Discussionand Analysis.

AMOUNTS PROPOSED TO BE CARRIED TO RESERVES

Particulars of the amounts proposed to be carried to reserves have been covered as partof the financial performance of the Company.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS BETWEEN THE DATE OF THE BALANCE SHEET AND THE DATE OFREPORT

There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position ofthe Company which have occurred between the end of the Financial Year of the Company towhich the Financial Statements relate and the date of the report except as disclosedelsewhere in this report.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

A. Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption

The Company has no particulars to report regarding conservation of energy technologyabsorption as required under Section 134 (3) (m) of the Companies Act 2013 read withRules thereunder.

B. Foreign exchange earnings and outgo

Particulars Amount in Rs.
Foreign Exchange earned in terms of actual inflows during the year Nil
Foreign Exchange outgo during the year in terms of actual outflows Nil

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Company has in place a mechanism to identify assess monitor and mitigate variousrisks to key business objectives. Major risks identified are systematically addressedthrough mitigating actions on a continuing basis. These are discussed at the meetings ofthe Audit Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

The Company has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee inaccordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. The details of the CSR Policy andinitiatives taken by the Company towards CSR during the year are annexed as 'Annexure V'to this Report.

BOARD EVALUATION

Pursuant to provisions of the Companies Act 2013 Rules thereunder and 'Regulations2015' the Board has carried out evaluation of its own performance and that of itsCommittees and individual Directors. Interested Directors did not participate for theirevaluation.

PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL POSITION OF EACH OF THE SUBSIDIARIES ASSOCIATES AND JOINTVENTURE COMPANIES:

The information is given at the relevant places in the Financial Statements.

CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS IF ANY

There has been no change in the nature of business during the Financial Year underreview.

DETAILS OF DIRECTORS OR KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL WHO WERE APPOINTED OR HAVE RESIGNEDDURING THE YEAR

Directors appointed during the year

Name of Director Designation Term of appointment
Mr. A. B. Kalyani Director Re-appointed with effect from August 5 2017 subject to retirement by rotation

Employees designated as Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) during the year NIL

Directors and KMP's resigned during the year

None of the KMP's resigned during the year ended March 31 2018.

Directors proposed to be re-appointed at the ensuing Annual General Meeting

Mr. A.B. Kalyani (DIN : 00089430) retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual GeneralMeeting and being eligible offers himself for re-appointment.

The brief resumes and other details relating to Director who is proposed to bere-appointed as required to be disclosed under Regulations 2015 form part of the Notesand Statement setting out material facts annexed to the Notice of the Annual GeneralMeeting.

NAMES OF COMPANIES WHICH HAVE BECOME OR CEASED TO BE ITS SUBSIDIARIES JOINT VENTURESOR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES DURING THE YEAR

During the year the Company has sold out the shares of Kalyani Agro Corporation Ltd.Consequently Kalyani Agro Corporation Ltd. is no more associated with the Company.

DETAILS OF DEPOSITS WHICH ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER V OFTHE COMPANIES ACT 2013

None.

DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS ORTRIBUNALS IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN STATUS AND COMPANY'S OPERATIONS IN FUTURE

The Company has neither received nor is aware of any such order from Regulators Courtsor Tribunals during the year.

DETAILS IN RESPECT OF ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO THEFINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Company has suitable internal control system comprising of proper checks andbalances policies and procedures. This include code of conduct whistle blower policyMIS and internal audit mechanism.

The Audit Committee along with Management review the internal audit and internalcontrols on a regular basis. COMPOSITION OF AUDIT COMMITTEE

The composition of the Audit Committee has been mentioned in the Corporate GovernanceReport annexed to this Report.

VIGIL MECHANISM

The Company has formulated and implemented the Whistle Blower Policy/Vigil Mechanism.This has provided a mechanism for directors and employees of the Company and other personsdealing with the Company to report to the Chairman of the Audit Committee; any instance ofunethical behaviour actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company's code ofconduct. The aforesaid policy has also been uploaded on the Company's website.

CASH FLOW

A Cash Flow Statement for the year ended March 31 2018 is attached to the BalanceSheet.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

A report on the Corporate Governance along with the certificate of compliance from theAuditors forms part of the Annual Report.

OBLIGATION OF COMPANY UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTIONPROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT 2013

In terms of provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PreventionProhibition and Redressal) Act 2013 the Company has formulated a Policy to preventSexual Harassment of Women at Workplace. During the year under review there were no casesfiled pursuant to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition andRedressal) Act 2013

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation for the contribution madeand support provided to the Company by the shareholders employees and bankers during theyear under the report.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

B.B. Hattarki M.U. Takale
Director Director
DIN:00145710 DIN:01291287
Place : Pune
Date : 20th July 2018