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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

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VOLUME 21063
52-Week high 7755.00
52-Week low 5447.00
P/E 33.15
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 204,044
Buy Price 6742.00
Buy Qty 2.00
Sell Price 6754.65
Sell Qty 54.00

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MARUTI) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To The Members of MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED

Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Maruti Suzuki IndiaLimited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2019and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Cash FlowStatement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and a summary ofsignificant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

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 Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 asamended ("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in Indiaof the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2019 and its profit totalcomprehensive income its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on thatdate.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act (SAs). Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor'sResponsibility for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements section of our report.We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by theInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) together with the ethical requirementsthat are relevant to our audit of the standalone financial statements under the provisionsof the Act and the Rules made thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the ICAI's Code of Ethics. Webelieve that the audit evidence obtained by us is sufficient and appropriate to provide abasis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the standalone financial statements of the current period.These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the standalone financialstatements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide aseparate opinion on these matters. We have determined the matters described below to bethe key audit matters to be communicated in our report.

Key Audit Matter Auditor's Response
Evaluation of uncertain tax positions relating to Income taxes and Excise duty Principal Audit Procedures:
The Company has material uncertain tax positions including matters under disputes relating to Income taxes. Further the Company has matters under litigation relating to Excise duty These matters involve significant management judgement to determine the possible outcome of disputes. We obtained details of completed income tax and excise duty j assessments during the year ended March 312019 from the ; management. We involved our internal experts to challenge . the management's underlying assumptions in estimating the tax provisions and the possible outcome of the disputes.
Refer to note 2.4 and 38 of the financial statements. Our internal experts also considered legal precedence and other rulings in evaluating management's position on these uncertain tax positions relating to Income taxes and matters under litigations for Excise duty. Additionally we considered the effect of new information in respect of uncertain tax positions and matters under dispute as at April 12018 to evaluate whether any change was required to management's position on these uncertainties.

Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report Thereon

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the preparation of the otherinformation. The other information comprises the information included in the ManagementDiscussion and Analysis Board's Report including Annexures to Board's report BusinessResponsibility Report and Corporate Governance Report but does not include the standalonefinancial statements and our auditor's report thereon.

Our opinion on the standalone financial statements does not cover the other informationand we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements our responsibilityis to read the other information and in doing so consider whether the other informationis materially inconsistent with the standalone financial statements or our knowledgeobtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.

If based on the work we have performed we conclude that there is a materialmisstatement of this other information we are required to report that fact. We havenothing to report in this regard.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

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 standalone financial statementsthat give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performance includingother comprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordancewith the Ind AS and other accounting principles generally accepted in India. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventingand detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriateaccounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; anddesign implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the standalone financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

In preparing the standalone financial statements management 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 unlessmanagement either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has norealistic alternative but to do so.

The Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company's financialreporting process.

Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalonefinancial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assuranceis a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordancewith SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements canarise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in theaggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of userstaken on the basis of these standalone 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 standalonefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.

• Obtain an understanding of internal financial control relevant to the audit inorder to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section143(3)(i) of the Act we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether theCompany has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operatingeffectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonablenessof accounting estimates and related disclosures made by the 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 standalone financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify ouropinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of ourauditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease tocontinue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the standalonefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the standalone financialstatements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.

Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the standalone financial statementsthat individually or in aggregate makes it probable that the economic decisions of areasonably knowledgeable user of the standalone financial statements may be influenced. Weconsider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) planning the scope of ouraudit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect ofany identified misstatements in the standalone financial statements.

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 standalone financial statementsof the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these mattersin our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about thematter or when 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.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity 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 specified under Section 133 of the Act.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31March 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31 March 2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164(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 A". Our report expresses an unmodified 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 the requirements of section 197(16) of the Act as amended

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is inaccordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act.

h) 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 - Refer to note 38 to standalone financialstatements.

ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative contracts.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company. Refer to note 16 to standalonefinancial statements.

2. 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 B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Jitendra Agarwal
Place: New Delhi Partner
Date: 25th April 2019 (Membership No. 87104)

Annexure "A" To The Independent Auditor's Report

(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even 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 have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of MarutiSuzuki India Limited ("the Company") as of 31 March 2019 in conjunction withour audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on "the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India". These responsibilitiesinclude the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controlsthat were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of itsbusiness including adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets theprevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information asrequired under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting of the Company and its joint operations companiesincorporated in India (retain as applicable) 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.

Inherent 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 31 March 2019 based on "the criteria forinternal financial control over financial reporting established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India".

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Jitendra Agarwal
Place: New Delhi Partner
Date: 25th April 2019 (Membership No. 87104)

Annexure B To The Independent Auditor's Report

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even date)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of property plant and equipment.

(b) The property plant and equipment except furniture and fixtures office appliancesand certain other property plant and equipment having a carrying value of ' 3224million were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with aregular programme of verification which in our opinion provides for physicalverification of the property plant and equipment at reasonable intervals. According tothe information and explanation given to us no material discrepancies were noticed onsuch verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the registered sale deeds / transfer deeds /conveyance deeds provided to us we report that the title deeds comprising all theimmovable properties of land and buildings which are freehold are held in the name of theCompany as at the balance sheet date except the following:

Particulars of buildings Amount as on 31-03-2019 (Rs in million) Remarks
4 residential flats located in Mundra Port 10.19 Title deeds are yet to be executed.
3 residential flats in Ranchi 10.94 Title deeds are yet to be executed.

I n respect of immovable properties of land that have been taken on lease and disclosedas property plant and equipment in the standalone financial statements the leaseagreements are in the name of the Company where the Company is the lessee in theagreement except the following:

Particulars of land Amount as on 31-03-2019 (Rs in million) Remarks
Land situated in Kolkata 5.42 Under litigation

(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe management at reasonable intervals other than for stock lying with third partiestools and machinery spares and goods in transit. Confirmations were obtained by managementfor stock lying with third parties and subsequent receipts were verified in case of goodin transit in most of the cases. The discrepancies noted on physical verification ofinventories as compared to book records were not material and have been properly dealtwith in the books of account.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to Companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theCompanies Act 2013.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providing guarantees andsecurities as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year in terms of the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 orany other relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2013.

(vi) Other than for "Engines" and "Generation of Power" themaintenance of cost records has not been specified by the Central Government under section148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained bythe Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014 as amendedprescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the CompaniesAct 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed cost records have beenmade and maintained. We have however not made a detailed examination of the cost recordswith a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Customs Duty Goods andServices Tax cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to the appropriateauthorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income-tax Customs Duty Goods and Services Tax cess and other materialstatutory dues in arrears as at 31 March 2019 for a period of more than six months fromthe date they became payable.

Details of dues of Income-tax Wealth Tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty andExcise Duty which have not been deposited as on 31 March 2019 on account of disputes aregiven below:

Name of the Statute Nature of the Dues Forum where Dispute is pending Period to which the amount relates (various years covering the period) Amount* ` (Rs in million) Amount unpaid ( Rs in million)
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax Supreme Court 1993-2011 5402 5369
High Court 1993-2009 6458 5262
Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) 2003-2012 61985 58397
Upto Commissioner (Appeals) 2007-2019 36 36
Wealth tax Act 1957 Wealth tax High Court 1997-1998 1 -
The Central Excise Act 1944 Excise Duty Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) 2002-2017 14834 12669
The Finance Act 1994 Service Tax Supreme Court 2010-2011 37 15
High Court 2013-2015 7 4
Customs Excise & Service Tax 2003-2017 4420 4217
Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)
Upto Commissioner (Appeals) 2015-2017 2 2
Customs Act 1962 Sales Tax Laws Customs Duty Commissioner Customs 1991-2014 51 51
Haryana General Sales Tax Act Assessing Authority 1984-1989 4 3
Central sales tax(Gujarat) Commissioner Appeals 2013-2015 6 -

* amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty wherever quantified in theOrder.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to banks. TheCompany has neither taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutions orgovernment nor issued any debentures during the year.

(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 (ix) ofthe Order is not applicable.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees 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 CompaniesAct 2013.

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

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act 2013 for alltransactions with the related parties and the details of related party transactions havebeen disclosed in the standalone financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause (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 directors of its holding subsidiary or associate company or personsconnected with them and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies Act 2013 are notapplicable.

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

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Jitendra Agarwal
Place: New Delhi Partner
Date: 25th April 2019 (Membership No. 87104)