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Hindustan Foods Ltd.

BSE: 519126 Sector: Agri and agri inputs
NSE: HNDFDS ISIN Code: INE254N01018
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VOLUME 617
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Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,262
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VOLUME 617
52-Week high 750.00
52-Week low 330.00
P/E 74.79
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,262
Buy Price 595.30
Buy Qty 30.00
Sell Price 591.90
Sell Qty 43.00

Hindustan Foods Ltd. (HNDFDS) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Hindustan Foods Limited

REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

OPINION

We have audited the financial statements of Hindustan Foods Limited ("theCompany") which comprise the balance sheet as at March 31 2019 and the statementof profit and loss statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for theyear then ended and notes to the 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 financial statements give the information required by theCompanies Act 2013("the Act") in the manner so required and give a true andfair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India of thestate of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2019 profit 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 Act. Our responsibilities under those Standards are furtherdescribed in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statementssection of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code ofEthics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) together with theethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believethat the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basisfor 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.

1. M/s G Shoe Exports acquisition accounting including identification and valuation ofacquisition of intangibles and fair value adjustments Refer to Note 5(b) - Intangibleassets and Note 37(a) - Business combination.

On August14 2018 the Company completed its acquisition of the M/s G Shoe Exportsoperations for a total consideration of Rs.349.42 Lakhs. The risk arises because of thelevel of judgement required by management in determining the fair value of net assetsacquired of Rs. 349.42 Lakhs which includes the identification and measurement ofintangible assets (brand) of Rs.200 Lakhs.

Our audit procedures in respect of this matter included:

• We have read the Business Purchase agreement entered into by the Company withM/s G Shoe Exports and in our audit of the accounting of the acquisition we consideredwhether the appropriate accounting treatment had been applied.

• We reviewed the appropriateness of recognition of the identified intangibleassets in accordance with Ind AS 38 Intangible Assets. We agreed with management'sassessment that the intangible assets are separately identifiable and the Company hascontrol over the future economic benefits flowing from the intangible assets.

• Obtained understanding and evaluated Management's input into assessment ofassumptions such as projected future revenue growth based on the historical performance ofG Shoe Exports relevant economic and industry indicators fair royalty rate current taxrates and discount rates.

• We assessed the adequacy of disclosures within the financial statements.

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 Management report Chairman'sstatement Director's report etc. but does not include the financial statements and ourauditor's report thereon.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and wewill not 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 FINANCIALSTATEMENTS

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 financial statements that givea true and fair view of the financial position financial performance changes in equityand cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generallyaccepted in India including the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of theAct. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Companyand for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation ofthe financial statement that give a true and fair view and are free from materialmisstatement 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 responsiblefor overseeing the Company's financial reporting process.

AUDITOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE AUDIT OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether 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.

We give in "Annexure A" a detailed description of Auditor's responsibilitiesfor Audit of the Financial Statements.

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 subsection (11) of section 143 ofthe Act we give in "Annexure B" 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 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 the statement of changes inequity and the cash flow statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with thebooks of account.

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

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2019 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 with reference tofinancial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controlsrefer to our separate Report in "Annexure C".

(g) 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 in our opinionand 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 financialposition in its financial statements - Refer Note 34 to the financial statements;

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

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

3. As required by The Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 in our opinion according toinformation explanations given to us the remuneration paid by the Company to itsdirectors is within the limits laid prescribed under Section 197 of the Act and the rulesthereunder.

For MSKA & Associates

Chartered Accountants ICAI

Firm Registration No. 105047W

AMRISH VAIDYA

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Date: May 22 2019

Place: Mumbai

Annexure A to the Independent Auditor's Report

On even date on the Financial Statements Of Hindustan Foods Limited

AUDITOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE AUDIT OF THE 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 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 company hasinternal financial controls with reference to financial statements in place and theoperating 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 financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent theunderlying transactions 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.

For MSKA & Associates

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W

AMRISH VAIDYA

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Date: May 22 2019

Place: Mumbai

[Referred to in paragraph 1 under 'Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'in the Independent Auditors' Report]

i. (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets(Property Plant and Equipment).

(b) All the fixed assets (Property Plant and Equipment) have not been physicallyverified by the management during the year but there is a regular program of verificationwhich in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and thenature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of ourexamination of the records of the Company the title deeds of immovable properties areheld in the name of the Company.

ii. The inventory including stock with third parties has been physically verifiedduring the year by the management. In our opinion the frequency of verification isreasonable. No material discrepancies were noticed on verification between the physicalstock and the book records.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to Companies FirmsLimited Liability Partnerships (LLP) or other parties covered in the register maintainedunder section 189 of the Companies Act 2013 ('the Act'). Accordingly the provisionsstated in paragraph 3 (iii) (a) to (c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not either directly or indirectly granted any loan to any of its directors orto any other person in whom the director is interested in accordance with the provisionsof section 185 of the Act and the Company has not made investments through more than twolayers of investment companies in accordance with the provisions of section 186 of theAct. Accordingly provisions stated in paragraph 3(iv) of the Order are not applicable tothe Company.

v. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 7374 75 and 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under.

vi. The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Act are not applicable tothe Company as the Central Government of India has not specified the maintenance of costrecords for any of the products of the Company. Accordingly the provisions stated inparagraph 3 (vi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records ofthe Company examined by us in our opinion the Company is generally regular in depositingwith appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fundincome-tax goods and service tax duty of customs cess and any other statutory duesapplicable to it.

There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund income taxgoods and service tax customs duty cess and other material statutory dues in arrears asat March 31 2019 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us and the records of theCompany examined by us there are no dues of income tax goods and service tax customsduty cess and any other statutory dues which have not been deposited on account of anydispute.

viii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not defaulted in repayment of dues to the financial institution or bank as atthe balance sheet date. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from theGovernment nor has it issued any debentures at the balance sheet date.

ix. In our opinion according to the information explanation provided to us moneyraised by way of term loans during the year have been applied for the purpose for whichthey were raised. The Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer orfurther public offer (including debt instruments) during the year.

x. During the course of our audit examination of the books and records of the Companycarried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India andaccording to the information and explanations given to us we have neither come across anyinstance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees.

xi. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has paid/ provided for managerialremuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions ofsection 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not a Nidhi Company. Accordingly the provisions stated in paragraph 3(xii) ofthe Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company transactions with the related parties are incompliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and details of suchtransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting standards.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has made preferential allotmentduring the year and the requirements of Section 42 of the Act have been complied with. Theamount raised has been used for the purposes for which they were raised.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not entered into non-cashtransactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly provisions statedin paragraph 3(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. In our opinion the Company is not required to be registered under section 45 IAof the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 and accordingly the provisions stated in paragraphclause 3 (xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

For MSKA & Associates

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W

AMRISH VAIDYA

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Date: May 22 2019

Place: Mumbai

[Referred to in paragraph 2(f) under 'Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' in the Independent Auditors' Report]

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act')

We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to financial statementsof Hindustan Foods Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2019 in conjunctionwith 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 internalfinancial controls based on the internal control with reference to financial statementscriteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internalcontrol stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over FinancialReporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) (the"Guidance Note"). These responsibilities include the design implementation andmaintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively forensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence toCompany's policies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of fraudsand errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required under the Act.

AUDITORS' RESPONSIBILITY

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our auditin accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing issued by ICAI anddeemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to anaudit of internal financial controls. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require thatwe comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonableassurance about whether internal financial controls with reference to financial statementswas established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all materialrespects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the internalfinancial controls with reference to financial statements and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to financialstatements included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls withreference to financial statements assessing the risk that a material weakness exists andtesting and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based onthe assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgement includingthe assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements whetherdue 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 withreference to financial statements.

MEANING OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A Company's internal financial control with reference to financial statements is aprocess designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financialreporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordancewith generally accepted accounting principles. A Company's internal financial control withreference to financial statements includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertainto the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflectthe transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonableassurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financialstatements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receiptsand expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

INHERENT LIMITATIONS OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO FINANCIALSTATEMENTS

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements including the possibility of collusion or improper managementoverride of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not bedetected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls withreference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that theinternal financial control with reference to financial statements may become inadequatebecause of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies orprocedures may deteriorate.

OPINION

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements and such internal financial controls withreference to financial statements were operating effectively as at March 31 2019 basedon the internal control with reference to financial statements criteria established by theCompany considering the essential components of internal control stated in the GuidanceNote.

For MSKA & Associates

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W

AMRISH VAIDYA

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Date: May 22 2019

Place: Mumbai