|BSE: 532081||Sector: Media|
|NSE: KSERASERA||ISIN Code: INE216D01026|
|BSE 00:00 | 14 Jun||KSS Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||KSS Ltd|
|BSE: 532081||Sector: Media|
|NSE: KSERASERA||ISIN Code: INE216D01026|
|BSE 00:00 | 14 Jun||KSS Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||KSS Ltd|
Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 25th Annual Report togetherwith the Audited Financial Statements of KSS Limited for the year ended March 31st2020.
1. Summarized Financial Highlights
2. ABOUT COVID-19:
In the last month of FY 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic developed rapidly into a globalcrisis forcing governments to enforce lock-downs of all economic activity. For theCompany the focus immediately shifted to ensuring the health and well-being of allemployees and on minimizing disruption to services for all its our customers globally.
3. Highlights of the Performance of Company and its Subsidiaries:
On standalone basis total revenue of the Company stood at Rs. 38.33 Lacs during theperiod under review as compared to the total revenue of Rs. 188.17 Lacs in the previousfinancial year. The post tax profit / (loss) for the financial year 2019-20 and 2018-19 isRs. (199.72) and Rs.(4310.08) Lacs respectively.
The Company has Six (6) Subsidiaries as on date the financial highlights of the saidsubsidiaries are as follows:
a) K Sera Sera Digital Cinema Limited - The total revenue of the Company stood at Rs.2254.98 Lacs during the period under review as compared to the total revenue of Rs.2146.82 Lacs in the previous financial year. The post tax profit for the financial year2019-20 and 2018-19is Rs. 126.49 Lacs and Rs. 130.08 Lacs respectively.
b) K Sera Sera Miniplex Limited- The total revenue of the Company stood at Rs.1042.72Lacs during the period under review as compared to the total revenue of Rs. 714.80Lacs in the previous financial year. The post tax profit / (loss) for the financial year2019-20 and 2018-19 is Rs. 26.48 and Rs. 10.27Lacs respectively.
c) K Sera Sera Box Office Private Limited- The total revenue of the Company stood isRs. 341.89Lacs during the period under review and Rs. 19.76 Lacs during the correspondingprevious financial year. The post tax profit/ (loss) for the financial year 2019-20 and2018-19 is Rs.23.54Lacsand Rs. (0.10) Lacs respectively.
d) Birla Jewels Limited - The total revenue of the Company stood at Rs. 501.21 Lacsduring the period under review as compared to the total revenue of Rs. 918.12 Lacs in theprevious financial year. The post tax profit for the financial year 2018-19 and 2017-18isRs. (94.91)Lacs and Rs. (81.52) Lacs respectively
e) Birla Gold and Precious Metals Limited - The total revenue of the Company stood atRs.337.66Lacs during the period under review as compared to the total revenue of Rs.484.41 Lacs in the previous financial year. The post tax profit for the financial year2019-20 and 201819 is Rs.(302.58)Lacs and Rs.(397.87) Lacs respectively
Considering the performance of the above mentioned subsidiaries during the financialyear ended 31st March 2020 the total revenue on a consolidated basis was Rs. 4767.63Lacs as compared to the total revenue of Rs. 4183.77 Lacs in the previous financial year.The Company has incurred post tax profit/(loss) of Rs. (4500.58) Lacs in the financialyear 2019-20 as compared to the post tax profit/(loss) of Rs. (43688.55) Lacs in theprevious financial year.
3. Transfer to reserves;
No amount is being transferred to the reserves during the Financial Year 2019-20.
The Board of Directors do not recommend any dividend for the year ended March 31st2020
5. Management Discussion And Analysis Report:
The Management Discussion and Analysis of financial condition including the results ofoperations of the Company for the year under review as required under Regulation 34 (3)read with Schedule V of the SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement)Regulations 2015 is provided as a separate section forming part of the Annual Report.
6. Consolidated Financial Statements
The audited consolidated financial statement of the Company prepared in accordance withapplicable Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is provided in the Annual Report.
The Company has following subsidiaries:
K Sera Sera Digital Cinema Limited - India
K Sera Sera Box Office Private Limited-India
K Sera Sera Miniplex Limited- India
K Sera Sera Productions FZE- UAE
Birla Gold and Precious Metals Limited- India
Birla Jewels Limited - India
The Company has following step-down subsidiaries:
Cherish Gold Private Limited - India
KSS Speed Technology Private Limited-India
Chhotumaharaj Food & Hospitality Private Limited -India
K Sera Sera Holdings Pvt Limited- Australia
The Company's Policy for determining material subsidiaries is available on theCompany's website at www.kserasera.com under Investor Relations>Code of conduct>Policy on Determination of Material Subsidiary(ies).
The financial statements of all the subsidiary companies as on March 31st2020 forms part of consolidated financial statements in compliance with Section 129 andother applicable provisions if any of the Companies Act 2013 and the same are preparedin accordance with applicable accounting standards. The financial statements bothstandalone and consolidated are prepared in accordance with applicable accountingstandards and as per Schedule III of the Companies Act 2013 and applicable rules thereto.
A detailed statement containing the salient features of the financial statement of eachof the subsidiary companies as on March 31st 2020 is annexed herewith asAnnexure -I (AOC 1) and forms part of this Report.
8. Directors Responsibility Statement :
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 Directors of your Company herebystate and confirm that:
a. in the preparation of the annual accounts for the year ended March 31st2020 the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanationrelating to material departures;
b. they have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and madejudgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair viewof the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and of thestatement of profit and loss and cash flow of the Company for the same period;
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 accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis;
e. they have laid down internal financial controls in the company that are adequate andwere operating effectively.
f. they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of allapplicable laws and these are adequate and are operating effectively
9. Corporate Social Responsibility
The provisions of the Companies Act 2013 regarding Corporate Social Responsibility arenot attracted to the Company yet.
The Company's property equipment's and stocks are adequately insured against majorrisks after taking into account all the relevant factors.
11. Internal Control Systems and their Adequacy
The Company has in place adequate internal controls commensurate with the size scaleand complexity of its operations. To maintain its objectivity and independence theInternal Auditors submits report to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.Internal Auditors monitor and evaluate the efficacy and adequacy of internal controlsystem in the Company its compliance with operating systems accounting procedures andpolicies at all locations of the Company and its subsidiaries.
Based on the report of Internal Auditors process owners undertake corrective action intheir respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant audit observationsand corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.
Directors and Key Managerial Personnel
1. Mr. Prasanna Prabhakar Jagtap cease as an Managing director due to sudden and saddemise with effect from May 11 2020.
2. Mrs Kunti Rattanshi resigned from the post of non executive non independent directorwith effect from December 16 2019
3. Mr Ashok Kacker resigned from the post of independent director with effect fromAugust 28 2020
Ms. Poonam Maurya Company Secretary & Compliance officer of the Company resignedfrom the Company with effect from 23.06.2020 and thereafter pursuant to the provisions ofSection 203 of Companies Act 2013 the Company appointed Ms. Sarita Khemwani holding theprescribed qualification under section 2(24) of the Companies Act 2013 read with rule2(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Secretary) rules 1988 as CompanySecretary & Compliance officer of the Company with effect from 15.09.2020. Pursuant tothe provisions of Section 203 of Companies Act 2013 the Company appointed Mr KartikSharma holding the prescribed qualification under section 2(24) of the Companies Act 2013read with rule 2(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Secretary) rules1988 as Company Secretary & Compliance officer with effect from 05.12.2020 Declarationby Independent Director(s)
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 Regulation16 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 8 (4) of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014 and Regulation 17 of SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 the Board has carried out an annual performanceevaluation of the directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of itsCommittees including the Chairman of the Board.
The Board's performance for the current year was assessed on the basis of participationof directors quality of information provided/available quality of discussion andcontribution etc. A structured questionnaire was prepared after taking into considerationinputs received from the Directors covering the aforesaid aspects of the Board'sfunctioning. The overall performance of the Board and Committee's of the Board was foundsatisfactory.
The overall performance of Chairman Executive Directors and the Non-executiveDirectors of the Company is satisfactory. The review of performance was based on thecriteria of performance knowledge analysis quality of decision making etc.
Familiarisation programme for Independent Directors
The Familiarisation Programme is formulated with the aim to make the IndependentDirectors of KSS Limited aware about their role responsibilities and liabilities in theCompany and to learn about the nature of the industry in which the company operatesbusiness model of the Company etc. The policy on Company's familiarization programme forIndependent Director has been uploaded on the website of the Company at www.kserasera.comunder Investor Relations> Code of Conduct>Familiarization Programme for IndependentDirectors.
Nomination and Remuneration Policy
The Board has on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committeeframed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors Key Managerial PersonnelSenior Management and their remuneration. The summary of Remuneration Policy is stated inthe Corporate Governance Report.
12. Auditors & Auditors' Report Statutory Auditor
M/s. Pipara& Co. LLP Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 107929W) wereappointed as the Statutory Auditor for the term of 5 years in 23rd AGM of theCompany and are the Statutory Auditor during the year under review i.e. For the FY 19-20.
The Auditors' Report on standalone and consolidated financial statements forms part ofthe Annual Report. The Auditors' Report does not contain any qualifications reservationsadverse remarks and it is not affecting Company's profit materially. Notes to theFinancial Statements are self-explanatory and do not call for any further comments. TheStatutory Auditors of the Company have not reported any fraud as specified under thesecond proviso of Section 143(12) of the Companies Act 2013 (including any statutorymodification(s) or re-enactment for the time being in force).
During the year under review Mr. Brijesh Yadav (Membership No. 168315) CharteredAccountant is appointed as internal auditor of the company to conduct the internal auditof the company.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 the Board hadappointed M/s BR Gupta & Co. Company Secretaries to undertake the Secretarial Auditof the Company for the financial year 2019-20. The Secretarial Audit Report is annexedherewith marked as Annexure II (Form MR-3) to this Report. The Secretarial Audit Reportdoes not contain any qualification reservations or adverse remark.
13. Disclosures Audit Committee
The Audit Committee as on March 31st 2020 comprises of the members namelyMr. Rakesh Roopram Sharma (Chairman Non-Executive Independent Director) Mrs. KuntiRattanshi (Non Executive Non-Independent Director) and Mrs. Pratima Shailendra Singh(Non-Executive Independent Director). The Audit Committee played an important role duringthe year. It coordinated with the Statutory Auditors Internal Auditors and other keypersonnel of the Company and has rendered guidance in the areas of internal audit andcontrol finance and accounts. All the recommendations made by the Audit Committee wereaccepted by the Board.
Four (4) meetings of the Audit Committee were held during the year.
Stakeholders' Relationship Committee
The Stakeholders' Relationship Committee as on March 31st 2020 comprises ofthe members namely Mrs. Kunti Rattanshi (Chairman Non-Executive Non-IndependentDirector)Mr.
Rakesh Roopram Sharma (Non Executive Independent Director) and Mrs. Pratima ShailendraSingh (Non Executive Independent Director). With the compulsory dematerialization of theCompany's shares and electronic mode of transfers postal dispatches which led to usualcomplaints have been minimized. At the year end 97.35% of the total shares weredematerialized with no unresolved pending investor grievances and intimation forcompulsory dematerialization of shares (as per SEBI Circular) is also given to thephysical shareholders of the Company.
Two (2) meetings of the Stakeholders' Relationship Committee were held during the year.Nomination & Remuneration Committee
The Nomination & Remuneration Committee as on March 31st 2020 comprisesof the members namely Mr. Rakesh Roopram Sharma (Chairman Non Executive IndependentDirector) Mrs. Kunti Rattanshi (Non-Executive Non-Independent Director) and Mrs. PratimaShailendra Singh (Non Executive Independent Director). The purpose of the Nomination andRemuneration Committee is to recommends to the Board the suitability of candidates forappointment as Key Managerial Personnel Directors and the remuneration packages payableto them and other employees.
Three (3) meetings of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee were held during theyear Vigil Mechanism / Whistle Blower Policy
In pursuant to the provisions of section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act 2013a Vigil Mechanism for directors and employees to report genuine concerns has beenestablished.
The Vigil Mechanism Policy has been uploaded on the website of the Company atwww.kserasera. com under Investor Relations> Code of Conduct>Vigil Mechanism Policy
Meetings of Board
The Board of Directors duly met 6 times during the financial year from April 01st2019 to March 31st 2020. The dates on which meetings were held are as follows:
(i) 19.05.2019 (ii) 05.06.2019 (iii) 13.09.2019 (iv) 14.11.2019 (v) 24.12.2019 (vi)13.02.2020
Particulars of Loans Investments Guarantees by the Company
The detailed particulars of loans guarantees and investments made/given by the Companyin the year 2019 -2020 as per Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013 and Schedule V of theSEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations 2015 is stated in theNotes to Account which forms part of this Annual Report.
Particulars of Contracts or Arrangements with Related Parties
None of the transactions with related parties falls under the scope of Section 188 (1)of the Companies Act 2013. Information on transactions with related parties pursuant toSection 134(3)(h) of the Act read with rule 8 (2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014are given in Annexure -III in Form AOC-2 and the same forms part of this report.
During the period under review of our Company has not accepted any Public Depositsfalling within the purview of section 73 of the Companies Act 2013. As such no amount onaccount of principal or interests on public deposits was outstanding as on March 31st2020.
Policy on Related Party Transactions:
The Board of Directors of the Company has on the recommendation of the AuditCommittee adopted a policy to regulate transactions between the Company and its RelatedParties in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act 2013 the Rulesthere under and the Regulation 23 of SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement)Regulations 2015.
This Policy was considered and approved by the Board has been uploaded on the websiteof the Company at www.kserasera.com under Investor Relations> Code of Conduct>Policyon Related party Transaction.
Prevention Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Your Company strongly believes in providing a safe and harassment-free workplace foreach and every individual working for the Company through various interventions andpractices. It is the continuous effort of the Management of the Company to create andprovide an environment to all its employees that is free from discrimination andharassment including sexual harassment Company has Sexual Harassment Policy in place andavailable on Company's website. During the year under review there were no complaintsfrom any of the employee
15. Extract of Annual Return
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in Form MGT-9 is annexedherewith as Annexure-IV.
16. Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption Foreign Exchange
The provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act 2013 relating toconservation of energy and technology absorption are not applicable to the Company.However the Company has been continuously and extensively using technology in itsoperations.
There were no foreign exchange earnings and foreign exchange outgo during the year andin previous year.
17. Particulars of Employees and Directors
The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule 5 of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 (including any re-enactment/modification thereof) in respect of employees of the Company is as follows:
During the period under review the company had two Executive Director one NonExecutive Non Independent Director and Four Non Executive Independent Director and theywere not paid any remuneration except executive directors etc. Further no sitting feeshas been paid to any director during the year.
The particulars of the employees who are covered by the provisions contained in Rule5(2) and rule 5(3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel)Rules 2014 are:
a. Employed throughout the year - Nil
b. Employed for part of the year - Nil
The remuneration paid to all Key Management Personnel was in accordance withremuneration policy adopted by the company.
The information required pursuant to section 197(12) read with rule 5 of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 in respect toremuneration to the Whole time directors and Key managerial Personnel is preparedseparately forming part of this report.
Having regard to the first proviso of section 136 (1) of the Companies Act 2013 theAnnual Report is being sent to the members of the Company excluding the aforesaidinformation. However the said information is available for inspection at the RegisteredOffice of the Company before 21 days of the ensuing Annual General Meeting during businesshours on working days.
18. 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 received demand notice raised by SEBI in May 2018 of Rs. 1000000/-under SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations 2011 and SEBI(Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations 1992. Whereas the Company had filed appealbefore the SAT and the matter is sub judice.
The company has received Order from Custom department for outstanding demand of Rs.153367556 under section 142 of customs Act 1962 in the FY 2015-16.
19. Share Capital
The paid up Equity Share Capital as on March 31 2020 is Rs. 2135875070/-.TheCompany had allotted 5648873 equity shares (pursuant to subdivision 56488730 equityshares of Re.1/- each) of face value of Rs. 10/- each at the rate of Rs. 14.16/- per shareon preferential basis pursuant to the conversion of Optionally Convertible RedeemableBonds (OCRBs) as on November 14 2014. However the listing permission from the NSE and BSEfor the aforesaid issue of equity shares is awaited.
20. Unclaimed Shares
During the last financial year the Company had transferred 4340 unclaimed equityshares of Re. 1/- each to the Demat Suspense Account belonging to 3 shareholders onNovember 07 2015. The said amount is lying at the end of the year as none of theshareholders approached for transfer of shares from suspense account during the year.Company is holding these shares in a Demat Suspense Account' with DP- Nirmal BangSec. Private Limited on behalf of the allottees of these shares.
The voting rights in respect of these shares would remain frozen till the rightfulowner claims it as per the procedure laid down under the SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015.
21. Corporate Governance and Shareholders Information:
Your Company has taken adequate steps to adhere to all the stipulations laid down inSEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. A report onCorporate Governance is included as a part of this Annual report. Certificate from thePracticing Company Secretary confirming the compliance with the conditions of CorporateGovernance as stipulated under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 is included as a part of this report.
22. Secretarial Standards:
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India had revised the Secretarial Standards onMeetings of the Board of Directors (SS-1) and Secretarial Standards on General Meetings(SS-2) with effect from 1st October 2017. The Company is in compliance withthe revised secretarial standards to the extent applicable.
23. Listing with Stock Exchanges:
The Company confirms that it has paid the Annual Listing Fees for the financial year2020-21 to NSE and BSE where the Company's shares are listed.
24. Appreciation and Acknowledgements:
Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation and sincere gratitude to thevarious Departments of the Central and State Government Company's Bankers clients mediaand business constituents for their valuable assistance and support. The Directors alsoacknowledge the continued support received from investors and shareholders and theconfidence reposed by them. The Directors place on record their appreciation for thesincere and dedicated services rendered by all the employees of the Company at all levels.