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CNI Research Ltd.

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VOLUME 8702
52-Week high 2.29
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P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 15
Buy Price 1.33
Buy Qty 1000.00
Sell Price 1.39
Sell Qty 560.00

CNI Research Ltd. (CNIRESEARCH) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF Cni RESEARCH LTD.

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying Ind AS financial statements of CNI Research Limited (the Company) which comprise the balance sheet as at 31st March 2019 and the statement of Profit and Loss (including other comprehensive income) statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year then ended and notes to the financial statements including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2019 and loss changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on 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 responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rules there under and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our qualified opinion.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were 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 a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

We have determined that there are no key audit matters to communicate in our report.

Other Information

The Company's management and Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Company's annual report but does not include the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

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

Responsibilities of Management and those charged with governance for the Ind AS financial statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 (the Act) with respect to the preparation of these Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performance including other comprehensive income changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Indian accounting standard (Ind AS) and accounting principles generally accepted in India specified under section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Ind AS financial statement that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.

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

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

Auditors' Responsibility for the Audit of the Ind AS Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Ind AS financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in the aggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these Ind AS financial statements.

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

 Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the Ind AS financial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.

 Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Companies Act 2013 we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the company has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

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

 Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis of accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists we are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures in the Ind AS 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's report. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern

 Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the Ind AS financial statements including the disclosures and whether the Ind AS financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other matters the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

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

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the Ind AS financial statements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be 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 of the Companies Act 2013 and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanation given to us we give in Annexure 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 & 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 and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of 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 the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss including other comprehensive income the Cash Flow Statement and the statement of changes in equity dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion the aforesaid Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements comply with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with relevant rules issued there under.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 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 financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls we give our separate Report in Annexure 2.

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i) The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements - Refer Note 21 to the financial statements.

ii) The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii) There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

FOR GUPTA RAJ & CO. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

FIRM NO. 001687N

CA NIKUL JALAN

PARTN ER

MEMBERSHIP NO. 0112353

PLACE: MUMBAI

DATED : MAY 302019

Annexure 1 to the Independent Auditors' Report

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under 'Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements' section of our report of even date)

(i) In respect of its fixed assets:

(a) The company has maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of the fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the management according to a phased program designed to cover all the items over a period which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the program a portion of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations received by us none of the immovable properties as on the reporting date are held as Fixed Assets. Therefore in our opinion the requirement on reporting under Clause 3 (i) ( c) is not applicable to the Company.

(ii) In respect of its inventories :

The Company is into the business of trading in shares and securities which are held in dematerialized form and not in physical form. Therefore provisions of clause (ii) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company

(iii) As the Company has not granted any loans or advances in the nature of loans to parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act the provisions of Clause 3 (iii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) As per the information and explanation given to us in respect of loans investments guarantees and securities the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act.

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore the provisions of clause (v) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(vi) As per the information and explanations given to us in respect of the class of industry in which the Company falls the maintenance of cost records has not been prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act 2013. Therefore the provisions of clause (vi) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(vii) In respect of statutory dues:

(a) The company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund employees' state insurance income tax sales tax service tax duty of customs duty of excise value added tax cess and any other statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amounts payable in respect of above dues were in arrears as at 31st March 2019 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us details of dues of Income Tax which have not been deposited as at 31st March 2019 on account of disputes are given below:

Nature of DuesForum where Dispute is pendingPeriod to which the amount relatesAmount involved (Rs.)
Income TaxCIT (A)2013-143160590/-*

* Some of the refunds due for subsequent years have been adjusted against the above demand.

(viii) According to the information and explanation given to us the Company has not taken loan from any financial institution bank and government or has no dues to debenture holders. Therefore the provisions of clause (viii) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instrument) or term loans hence reporting under clause (ix) of the order is not applicable to company

(x) During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India and according to the information and explanations given to us we have neither come across any instance of fraud by the Company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employees noticed or reported during the year nor have we been informed of any such instance by the management.

(xi) As per the information and explanations given to us managerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the companies Act 2013.

(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a Nidhi Company. Therefore the provisions of clause (xii) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) As per the information and explanation given to us all transactions entered into by the Company with the related parties are in compliance with Sections 177 and 188 of Act where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the Financial Statements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Therefore the provisions of clause (xiv) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) The Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him. Therefore the provisions of clause (xv) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xvi) As per the information and explanation given to us the Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934.

FOR GUPTA RAJ & CO.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

FIRM NO. 001687N

CA NIKUL JALAN

PARTNER

MEMBERSHIP NO. 112353

Place: Mumbai Date: May 30 2019

Annexure 2 to the Independent Auditors' Report

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under 'Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements' section of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls 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 Cni Research Ltd. (the Company) as of 31st March 2019 in conjunction with our audit of 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 internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). These responsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required under the Companies Act 2013. Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the Guidance Note) and the Standards on Auditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls both issued by the ICAI. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financial controls system over financial reporting. Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition use or disposition of the company'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 financial reporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at 31st March 2019 based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the ICAI. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

FOR GUPTA RAJ & CO.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

FIRM NO. 001687N

CA NIKUL JALAN

PARTNER

MEMBERSHIP NO. 112353

Place: Mumbai

Date: May 30 2019