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Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd.

BSE: 524522 Sector: Industrials
NSE: N.A. ISIN Code: INE919B01011
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VOLUME 1572
52-Week high 18.09
52-Week low 9.50
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 12
Buy Price 14.40
Buy Qty 1000.00
Sell Price 15.10
Sell Qty 10.00

Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd. (LAFFANSPETROCH) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of LAFFANS PETROCHEMICALS LIMITED

Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of Laffans Petrochemicals Limited (the Company) which comprise the balance sheet as at 31st March 2019 and the statement of Profit and Loss 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 (hereinafter referred to as the financial statements) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us the aforesaid 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 profit/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 thereunder 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 opinion.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgmentwereofmostsignificancein 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 the matters described below to be key audit matters to be communicated in our report.

Sr. No.Key Audit MatterAuditor's Response
1Evaluation of uncertain tax PositionsPrincipal Audit Procedures:
The Company has material uncertain tax positions including matters under dispute which involves significant judgement to determine the possible outcome of these disputes.Obtained details of tax assessment and demands for the year ended March 312019 from management. We involved our experts to verify the management underlying assumptions in estimating the tax provision and the possible outcome of the disputes
2Recoverability of Direct / Indirect Tax receivablesPrincipal Audit Procedures:-
As at March 312019 Other Current Assets and Non-current Assets in respect of Income tax and GST Inputs recoverable amounting to Rs. 3.02 Crore and Rs. 26.95 Lakh respectively.We have involved our experts to review the nature of the amount recoverable the sustainability and likelihood of recoverability upon final resolutions

Responsibilities of Management for the Standalone 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performance changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including the accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act. 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financialstatements 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.

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 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 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 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 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 financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the 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 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 we give in the Annexure

A a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 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 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 Report are in agreement with the books of account

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards 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 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 refer to our separate Report in Annexure B.

(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

ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accounting standards for material foreseeable losses if any

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company

For Pushp K. Sahu & Co.
Chartered Accountants
Firm Registration No. 128013W
(Pushp K. Sahu)
Place: MumbaiProprietor
Date : 30th May 2019Membership No. 112502

Annexure - A to the Auditor's Report

Annexure to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the members of Laffans Petrochemicals Limited on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2019

(i) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) The Company has physically verified certain assets during the period in accordance with a programme of verification which in our opinion provides for physical verification of the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the information and explanations given to no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion fixed assets have been properly dealt with in the books of accounts.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the title deeds of the immovable properties of the company are held in the name of the company.

(ii) In respect of its Inventories in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the management at reasonable intervals has physically verified the trading goods and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verifications.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has not granted loan to any party covered in register u/s. 2(76) hence clause iii(a) (b) and (c) are not applicable.

(iv) In respect of loans investments and guarantees In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us provisions of Section 185 and 186 complied

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us the company has not accepted deposits from the public as per section 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2013

(vi) According to information and explanation given to us the maintenance of cost records has not been prescribed by the Central Government sub section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act 2013

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory and other dues:

(a) The Company has been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Sales-tax Wealth Tax Service Tax Custom Duty Excise Duty Value added Tax cess and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities during the period

(b) There are no disputed dues of Sales Tax Income Tax Customs Duty Wealth Tax Service Tax Excise Duty Value Added Tax Cess and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities during the period except:

i) Sales Tax Liability of Rs.10113369 for the year 2008-09 against which appeal is pending

ii) Income Tax Liability for A.Y. 2009-10 Rs.807960/- against which appeal is pending.

iii) Income Tax Liability for A.Y. 2008-09 Rs.5303950/- against which appeal is pending.

iv) Income Tax Liability for A.Y 2012-13 Rs.83650990/- against which Appeal is pending. However ITAT partially allowed an appeal dated 29.05.2019

v) Income Tax Liability for A.Y 2015-16 Rs.4567000/- against which Appeal is pending.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us since the company has not taken any loan financial institutions banks and debenture holders clause viii is not applicable.

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the company has not raised any money by way of public issue/follow-on offer and the company has not availed any term loan the clause ix is not applicable.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us no fraud on or by the Company was noticed or reported during the period.

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the 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.

(xii) Since the company is not a Nidhi Company clause xii is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with Section 188 and 177 of Companies Act 2013 and the relevant details have been disclosed in the financial statement etc. as required by the accounting standards and CompaniesAct 2013.

(xiv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the company has not made any preferential allotment/private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the non- cash transactions with directors or persons connected with them in our opinion provisions of Section 192 have been complied with.

For Pushp K. Sahu & Co.
Chartered Accountants
Firm Registration No. 128013W
(Pushp K. Sahu)
Place: MumbaiProprietor
Date : 30th May 2019Membership No. 112502

ANNEXURE B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause ( i ) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act2013( the Act )

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting ofLAFFANS PETROCHEMICALS LIMITED (the Company) as of March 31 2019 in conjunction with our audit of the Standalone 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 Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India .These responsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its internal 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 Act2013.

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financial controls over the 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 issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 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 in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls 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 judgment 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 authorities 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 the 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 the 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 31 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

For Pushp K. Sahu & Co.
Chartered Accountants
Firm Registration No. 128013W
(Pushp K. Sahu)
Place: MumbaiProprietor
Date : 30th May 2019Membership No. 112502

   

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