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Lotus Chocolate Company Ltd.

BSE: 523475 Sector: Agri and agri inputs
NSE: N.A. ISIN Code: INE026D01011
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VOLUME 2393
52-Week high 52.00
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P/E 72.50
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 30
Buy Price 21.80
Buy Qty 56.00
Sell Price 24.00
Sell Qty 150.00
OPEN 22.10
CLOSE 22.00
VOLUME 2393
52-Week high 52.00
52-Week low 19.25
P/E 72.50
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 30
Buy Price 21.80
Buy Qty 56.00
Sell Price 24.00
Sell Qty 150.00

Lotus Chocolate Company Ltd. (LOTUSCHOCOLATE) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To The Members of Lotus Chocolate Company Limited

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Lotus ChocolateCompany Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March31 2018 and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) theStatement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the year then ended anda summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors are responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance including other comprehensive income cash flows andchanges in equity of the Company in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS) prescribed under section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian AccountingStandards) Rules 2015 as amended and other accounting principles generally accepted inIndia.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application ofappropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable andprudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financialcontrols that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness ofthe accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the standalonefinancial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from materialmisstatement whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit. In conducting our audit we have taken into account the provisions ofthe Act the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to beincluded in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunderand the Order issued under section 143(11) of the Act.

We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards requirethat we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the standalone financial statements are free frommaterial misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts andthe disclosures in the standalone financial statements. The procedures selected depend onthe auditor's judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement ofthe standalone financial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those riskassessments the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company'spreparation of the standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view in orderto design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit alsoincludes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and thereasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company's Directors as well asevaluating the overall presentation of the standalone financial statements. We believethat the audit evidence obtained by us is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basisfor our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information requiredby the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at March 31 2018 and its profit total comprehensive income the changes in equityand its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

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 in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in"Annexure A" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder.

2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act based on our audit 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 including Other ComprehensiveIncome Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flow dealt with by thisReport are in agreement with the books of account.

d) in our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the IndianAccounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act.

e) on the basis of the written representations received from the directors of theCompany as on March 31 2018 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of thedirectors is disqualified as on March 31 2018 from being appointed as a director in termsof Section 164(2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure B". Our report expresses an unmodiffed opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls overfinancial reporting.

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 as amended inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its standalone financial statements vide Note No.33 of the notes to thefinancial statements.

ii. The Company has did not have any long term contracts including derivate contractsfor which there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii. According to the records of the Company no amount is required to be transferredto the Investor Education and Protection Fund during the year.

For VDNR & Associates
Chartered Accountants
(FRNo. 011251S)
Sd/-
Venkateswara Reddy D
Partner
(Membership No. 028488)
Hyderabad
May 24 2018

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report to the Members of Lotus Chocolate Company Limited ofeven date)

i. In respect of the Company's fixed assets:

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

(b) The Company has a program of verification to cover all the items of fixed assets ina phased manner which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of theCompany and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the program certain fixed assets werephysically verified by the management during the year. According to the information andexplanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us the records examined byus and based on the examination of the conveyance deeds provided to us we report thatthe title deeds comprising all the immovable properties of land and buildings which arefreehold are held in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date.

ii. The Inventory of Finished goods raw materials stores spare parts except thosein transit and with third parties have been physically verified by management at the yearend. We consider that the frequency of the verification is reasonable having regard tothe nature of business and size of the company. No material discrepancies were noticed onphysical verification.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firmsor other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act.Therefore the provisions of Clause 3(iii)(iii)(a) and (iii)(b) of the said Order are notapplicable to the Company. iv. In our opinion and according to the information andexplanations given to us the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Act in respect ofgrant of loans making investments and providing guarantees and securities are notapplicable to the company.

v. The Company has not accepted deposits during the year and does not have anyunclaimed deposits as at March 31 2018 and therefore the provisions of the clause 3 (v)of the Order are not applicable to the Company. vi. The maintenance of cost records hasnot been specified by the Central Government under section 148(1) of the Companies Act2013 for the activities/products manufactured by the Company. Thus reporting under clause3(vi) of the order is not applicable to the Company.

vii. According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutorydues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income Tax Sales Tax Service TaxGoods and Service Tax Value Added Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty Cess and other materialstatutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income Tax Sales Tax Service Tax Value Added Tax Goods and ServiceTax Customs Duty Excise Duty Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as atMarch 31 2018 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.viii. The Company has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutions banksand government or has not issued any debentures. A Hence reporting under clause 3 (viii)of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

ix. The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) or term loans and hence reporting under clause 3 (ix)of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

x. To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations givento us no fraud by the Company or no material fraud on the Company by its officers oremployees has been noticed or reported during the year.

xi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has paid/ provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause 3 (xii) of theOrder is not applicable to the Company.

xiii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act 2013 whereapplicable for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related partytransactions have been disclosed in the standalone financial statements as required by theapplicable accounting standards.

xiv. During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly paid convertible debentures and hence reportingunder clause 3 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usduring the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with itsDirectors or persons connected to its directors and hence provisions of section 192 of theCompanies Act 2013 are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For VDNR & Associates
Chartered Accountants
(Firm Registration No.011251S)
Sd/-
Venkateswara Reddy D
Partner
(Membership No. 028488)
Hyderabad
May 24 2018

ANNEXURE "B" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2(f) under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report to the Members of Lotus Chocolate Company Limited ofeven date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") We haveaudited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of LOTUS CHOCOLATECOMPANY LIMITED ("the Company") as of March 31 2018 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Board of Directors of the Company is responsible for establishing and maintaininginternal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reportingcriteria 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. Theseresponsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection offrauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the internal financial controls overfinancial reporting of the Company based on our audit. We conducted our audit inaccordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over FinancialReporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountantsof India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the CompaniesAct 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. ThoseStandards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and planand perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if suchcontrols operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due 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 systemover financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion to the best of our information and according to the explanations givento us the Company has in all material respects an adequate internal financial controlssystem over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financialreporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2018 based on the internal controlover financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essentialcomponents of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal FinancialControls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia.

For VDNR & Associates
Chartered Accountants
(Firm Registration No.011251S)
Sd/-
Venkateswara Reddy D
Partner
(Membership No.028488)
Hyderabad
May 24 2018