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Investment & Precision Castings Ltd.

BSE: 504786 Sector: Engineering
NSE: N.A. ISIN Code: INE155E01016
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OPEN 283.00
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P/E 13.85
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 142
Buy Price 281.00
Buy Qty 56.00
Sell Price 284.30
Sell Qty 5.00
OPEN 283.00
CLOSE 292.50
52-Week high 474.00
52-Week low 275.55
P/E 13.85
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 142
Buy Price 281.00
Buy Qty 56.00
Sell Price 284.30
Sell Qty 5.00

Investment & Precision Castings Ltd. (INVPRECCAST) - Director Report

Company director report


The Members

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Directors' Report and audited statementof accounts of the Company for the period ended on March 31 2018.

1. Financial Results:

(Rs in Lacs)
2017-2018 2016-2017
Total Income 10804.41 9229.31
Profit Before Taxation 1201.65 624.75
Less: Tax Expenses:
1. Current 270.00 220.00
2. Deferred 133.60 -9.89
3. Earlier Years' Tax 0.00 -6.19
Profit After Taxation 798.05 420.83
Which has been appropriated as follows:
1. Proposed Dividend 125.00 62.50
2. Corporate Dividend Tax 25.69 12.72
3. General Reserve 647.36 348.58

2. Operations: The total Income during the year went up by over 17 % overthe previous year. The profit before finance costs depreciation and tax (EBITDA)increased to Rs 2125.95 Lacs from Rs 1509.50 Lacs in the previous year.

There are no material changes and commitments which affect the financial position ofthe Company as on the date of this report since March 31 2018.

There was no change in the nature of the business during the year under review.

3. Dividend: The Directors are pleased to recommend a Dividend for theperiod ended March 31 2018 @

Rs 2.50 per share on 5000000 Equity Shares (i.e. 25.00 %) amounting to Rs 125.00 Lacsfor financial year 2017-2018 as against Rs 1.25 per share amounting to Rs 62.50 Lacs forlast financial year 2016-2017 subject to approval of the members at this Annual GeneralMeeting.

4. Conservation of Energy Research and Development Technology Upgradation/Absorption Foreign Earnings and Outgo:

The Company's principle product is "Un machined and Machined Ferrous andNon-ferrous alloys Investment Castings". The Government has not classified the saidcategory of product for giving information relating to the Conservation of EnergyResearch and Development Technology Up gradation/Absorption Foreign Earnings and Outgo.

However the company is undergoing such activities regularly and the details arefurnished in the Annexure A on voluntary basis.

5. Research & Development: Product Development and Process Improvementsactively continued during the year.

6. Wind Power Project: The Company's two Wind Turbine Generators areoperating satisfactorily.

7. Director and Key Managerial Personnel: The Details ofappointment/re-appointment of the Director:

7.1 Smt. Vishakha P. Tamboli (DIN 06600319) retires by rotation as required by theCompanies Act 2013 and being eligible offers herself for re-election.

7.2 Shri R. K. Menon Executive Director has resigned from the Board Of Directors ofthe Company effective from the close of office hours on January 30 2018. The Board placeson record its sincere appreciation for the outstanding contribution made by Shri R. K.Menon for the growth of the Company.

7.3 Further Shri R. K. Menon has been appointed as the Chairman Emeritus effectivefrom January 31 2018.

7.4 Shri Piyush I. Tamboli has been re-appointed as the Chairman and Managing Directorfor further period of five years effective from 1.6.2018 subject to approval of themembers in this 43rd annual general meeting.

7.5 Shri B. Pratapkumar has been appointed as additional director and Whole TimeDirector with the title "Assistant Vice President Operations "AVPOP" for aperiod of five years effective from 24.5.2018. subject to approval of the members in this43rd annual general meeting.

The particulars of Directors/employees and the remuneration paid to directors is givenin the Annexure to the Directors' Report as required under section 197 (12) of theCompanies Act 2013

8. Declaration from Independent Directors: The Company has receivednecessary declaration from each Independent Director of the Company under section 149 (7)of the Companies Act 2013 that the Independent Director of the Company meet with thecriteria of their Independence laid down in Section 149 (6).

9. Audit Committee: The Audit Committee comprises of Independent Directorsnamely Shri Akshay R. Shah (Chairman) Shri J. M. Mapgaonkar Shri Girish C. Shah and ShriPiyush I. Tamboli as other Members. All the recommendations made by the Audit Committeewere accepted by the Board.

10. Policy laid down by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for remunerationof Directors Key Managerial Persons (KMP) and other employees and the criteria formulatedby the committee for determining qualifications positive Attributes Independence of aDirector. Please refer Annexure B attached to this report.

11. Vigil Mechanism: The Vigil Mechanism of the Company which also incorporates awhistle blower policy in terms of the Listing Regulations includes an Ethics &Compliance Task force comprising senior executives of the Company. Protected disclosurescan be made by a whistle blower through an e-mail or telephone line or a letter to theChairman of the Audit Committee. The policy on vigil mechanism and whistle blower policymay be accessed on the Company's website at the address

12. Directors' Responsibility Statement: Your Directors confirm that:

a) in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards readwith requirements set out under Schedule III to the Companies Act 2013 have beenfollowed and there are no departure from the same;

b) they have selected prudent accounting policies;

c) they have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 forsafeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and otherirregularities;

d) they have prepared the annual accounts on a ‘going concern' basis;

e) They have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of allapplicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

13. Information about the Financial Performance/Financial Position of the Subsidiary: Thesummary information on the balance sheet of the subsidiary company is given in this annualreport on Page No. 74

14. Extract of Annual Return: Extract of Annual Return of the Company is annexedherewith as Annexure C to this report.

15. Secretarial Audit Report: The Board has appointed CS Alpesh Dhandhalyapractising company secretary of M/s. CS Alpesh Dhandhalya & Associates CompaniesSecretaries Ahmedabad to conduct Secretarial Audit for the financial year 2017-2018. TheSecretarial Audit Report for the financial year ended March 31 2018 contains noreservation and remarks.

A copy of this report issued by M/s. CS Alpesh Dhandhalya & Associates CompaniesSecretaries Ahmedabad is enclosed as Annexure D with this report.

16. Significant and Material orders passed by the Regulators: During the year therewere no orders passed by the regulators which affected the going concern of the Company'soperation present and future.

17. Internal Financial Controls: The Company has in place adequate internalfinancial controls with reference to financial statements. During the year such controlswere tested and no reportable material weakness in the design or operation was observed.

18. Particulars of Loans given Investments made Guarantees given and Securitiesprovided: Particulars of loans given investment made along with the purpose for whichthe loan is proposed to be utilised by recipient are provided in the standalone financialstatement. (Please refer to note 4 & 5 to the standalone statement).

19. Risks Management Policy: The Company manages and monitors on the principalrisks and uncertainties that can impact its ability to achieve its objectives.

20. Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and annual report on CSR: In pursuant tothe provisions of section 135 and schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 CSR Committeeof the Board of Directors was formed to recommend (a) the policy on Corporate SocialResponsibility (CSR) and (b) implementation of the CSR Projects or Programs to beundertaken by the Company as per CSR Policy for consideration and approval by the Board ofDirectors.

Till Date the Company has made certain activities under the CSR project on voluntarilybasis as the company is not falling under the defined criteria applicable to the companyunder the Companies Act 2013.

From financial year 2018-2019 the Company is now falling under the defined criteriaapplicable to the company under the Companies Act 2013 and therefore the Company willundergo spending under the CSR Provisions as applicable.

21. Related Party Transactions: All contracts/arrangements/transactions enteredduring the financial year with related parties were in the ordinary course of the businessand on arm's length basis. During the year the company had not entered into anycontract/arrangement/transaction with related parties which could be considered materialin accordance with the policy of the Company on materiality of related party transactions.

22. Cost Audit: Your company carries out an audit of cost records relating to theprinciple product of the Company viz. "Un machined and Machined Ferrous andNon-ferrous alloys Investment Castings" according to the requirement of the CentralGovernment and pursuant to Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 as amended from time totime. Your company has proposed to appoint M/s. Parmaar Rajani & Associates CostAccountants (FRN 000414) Bhavnagar subject to approval of the members in this meeting asthe Cost Auditors to audit the cost accounts of the Company for the Financial Year2018-2019. The Cost audit is presently applicable to the company according to the revisedguideline for limit of turnover for cost audit under the Companies Act 2013 as amendedfrom time to time.

23. Listing with Stock Exchanges: The Company is listed on The Bombay StockExchange Ltd. (BSE) since 1976. The company has paid listing fees to BSE for 2017-18 and2018-19.

24. Corporate Governance and Shareholders Information: The Company has compliedwith amended clause of Listing Regulations concerning strength of independent directors onthe Board before March 31 2018.

25. Secretarial Standards: The Company has complied with amended secretarialstandards.

26. Segment Reporting: As all the manufacture is of one class of products segmentwise reporting of the results is not applicable to your Company.

27. Accounting for Taxes on income: Deferred Tax Liability of Rs 133.60 Lacs hasbeen debited to the amount available for appropriation for the current Financial Year2017-2018.

28. Management Discussion & Analysis: The Management Discussion & Analysisis also enclosed.

29. Quality: Your Company has a dedicated and efficient Quality Assurance("QA") team is monitoring product quality. The team also looks after all theaudit of various Quality System related certificates and adhere and implement therequirement of audit conducted by the auditors of various certificate.

30. Insurance: All the assets of the Company viz. Buildings plant andmachineries Stocks etc. are adequately insured and the insurance is renewed from time totime as per the due dates during the year.

31. Human Resources: Your Company considers its employee as the valuable assets ofthe Company. The Company regularly organises various training programme at all level toenhance skill of the employees.

The employees are fully committed to the growth of the Company.

32. Formal Annual Evaluation: The Board of Directors has carried out annualevaluation of its own performance its committees and individual Directors pursuant to therequirements of the Act and the Listing Regulations.

Further the Independent Directors at their exclusive meetings held on 23.5.2017 andon 24.5.2018 reviewed the performance of the Board its Chairman and Non-ExecutiveDirectors and other items as stipulated under the Listing Regulations.

33. Sexual Harassment Policy: Your Company has adopted a Policy on SexualHarassment in line with the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Workmen at Workplace(Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the rules made there under.

34. General: Your Directors state that no disclosure or reporting is required inrespect of the following items as there were no transactions on these items during theyear under review:

a) Details relating to deposits covered under Chapter V of the Companies Act 2013.

b) No significant or material orders were passed by the Regulations or Courts orTribunals which impact the going concern status and Company's operations in future.

c) Your Directors further state that during the year under review there were no casesfiled pursuant to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition andRedressal) Act 2013.

35. Appreciation: The Directors thank the Bankers Bank of Baroda and theconcerned authorities of the Government for their co-operation and also record theirappreciation for the efforts put in by the employees.

Nari Road Bhavnagar Piyush I. Tamboli
Dated May 24 2018 DIN 00146033
CIN: L27100GJ1975PLC002692