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Monsanto India Ltd.

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NSE: MONSANTO ISIN Code: INE274B01011
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VOLUME 281
52-Week high 3358.00
52-Week low 2424.00
P/E 24.53
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 4,469
Buy Price 2589.15
Buy Qty 8.00
Sell Price 2641.00
Sell Qty 2.00

Monsanto India Ltd. (MONSANTO) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

 

To

The Members of

Monsanto India Limited

Report on the Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying Ind AS financial statements of Monsanto India Limited("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2018 theStatement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Statement of CashFlow and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and a summary ofsignificant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Ind AS Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs(financial position) profit or loss (financial performance including other comprehensiveincome) cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the IndianAccounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 ofthe Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 and the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards)Rules 2015 as amended and the accounting principles generally accepted in India.

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 Ind ASfinancial 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 Ind AS financial statements basedon our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accounting and auditingstandards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit of the IND AS 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 IND AS financial statements are free from materialmisstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts andthe disclosures in the Ind AS financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditor's judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of theInd AS 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 Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includesevaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofthe accounting estimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating theoverall presentation of the Ind AS financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the Ind AS financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements give the information required bythe Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Ind AS of the state ofaffairs (financial position) of the Company as at March 31 2018 and its profit(financial performance including other comprehensive income) its cash flows and thechanges in equity for the year ended on that date.

Other Matter

a) The Indian GAAP financial statements of the Company for the year ended March 312017 were audited by another auditor whose report dated May 5 2017 expressed anunmodified opinion on those statements.

b) The comparative financial information of the Company for the year ended March 312017 and the transition date opening balance sheet as at April 1 2016 included in theseInd AS financial statements are based on the previously issued statutory financialstatements prepared in accordance with the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules 2006audited by the predecessor auditor whose report for the year ended March 31 2016 andMarch 31 2017 dated May 30 2016 and May 5 2017 respectively expressed an unmodifiedaudit opinion on those financial statements as adjusted for the differences in theaccounting principles adopted by the Company on transition to the Ind AS which have beenaudited by us.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 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 Statement of Cash Flow and the Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with bythis Report are in agreement with the books of account.

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014 and the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules2015 as amended.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2018 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2018 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of theAct.

(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'

(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 in our opinionand 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 financialposition in its Ind AS financial statements - Refer Note 36 to the Ind AS financialstatements.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund by the Company.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government in terms of sub-section 11 of section 143 of the Act wegive in the ‘ Annexure B' a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4of the Order.

For MSKA & Associates

(Formerly known as MZSK & Associates)

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W

Amrish Vaidya

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Place: Mumbai

Date: May 15 2018

ANNEXURE A TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR' S REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS OF MONSANTO INDIA LIMITED

[Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements‘ in the Independent Auditors‘ Report]

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of MonsantoIndia Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2018 in conjunction with our auditof the 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 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 (ICAI) (the "GuidanceNote". These responsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance ofadequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring theorderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence to Company's policiesthe safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation ofreliable financial information as required under the Act.

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing issued by ICAI and deemed to beprescribed under section 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit ofinternal financial controls. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we complywith ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assuranceabout whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting wasestablished and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all materialrespects.

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 authorizations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorized 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 the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2018 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note.

For MSKA & Associates

(Formerly known as MZSK & Associates)

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W

Amrish Vaidya

Partner

Membership No. 101739

Place: Mumbai

Date: May 15 2018

ANNEXURE B

ANNEXURE B TO INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OFMONSANTO INDIA LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31 2018

[Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' in the Independent Auditors' Report]

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

(b) All the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during theyear and no material discrepancies were identified on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of ourexamination of the records of the Company the title deeds of immovable properties areheld in the name of the Company.

ii. The inventory including stock with third parties has been physically verifiedduring the year by the management. In our opinion the frequency of verification isreasonable. No material discrepancies were noticed on verification between the physicalstock and the book records.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to Companies FirmsLimited Liability Partnerships (LLP) or other parties covered in the register maintainedunder section 189 of the Companies Act 2013 (‘the Act'). Accordingly the provisionsstated in paragraph 3 (iii) (a) to (c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

iii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not either directly or indirectly granted any loan to any of its directors orto any other person in whom the director is interested in accordance with the provisionsof section 185 of the Act and the Company has not made investments through more than twolayers of investment companies in accordance with the provisions of section 186 of theAct. Accordingly provisions stated in paragraph 3(iv) of the Order are not applicable tothe Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 7374 75 and 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under.

vi. We have broadly reviewed the books of account relating to materials labour andother items of cost maintained by the Company pursuant as specified by the CentralGovernment for the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of section 148 of theAct and we are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records havebeen made and maintained. We have not however made a detailed examination of the recordswith a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records ofthe Company examined by us in our opinion the Company is regular in depositing withappropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund employeesstate insurance income-tax sales-tax service tax goods and service tax duty ofcustoms duty of excise value added tax cess and any other statutory dues applicable toit.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund employees'state insurance income tax sales tax service tax goods and service tax customs dutyexcise duty value added tax 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.

(c) According to the information and explanation given to us and examination of recordsof the Company the outstanding dues of income-tax sales-tax service tax customs dutyexcise duty value added tax cess and any other statutory dues on account of any disputeare as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount in crores Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is pending
Income Tax Act 1961 Income tax demand 109.17# Assessment year 2008-09 to 2015-16 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeals CIT(A)
Income Tax Act 1961 Income tax demand 99.61" Assessment year 2009-10 2011-12 to 2012-13 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)
Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount in crores Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is pending
Various State Sales tax laws Sale Tax/VAT 0.46 Assessment year 2001-03 2009-10 to 2012-13 Various levels of State Sales Tax Authorities
Central Excise Act 1944 Excise Duty Demand 0.36 Assessment year 2013-14 to 2014-15 Additional Commissioner of Central Excise
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax Demand 4.68 Assessment year 2009-10 to 2013-14 Commissioner of Service Tax
Central Sales Tax Act 1956 Sales Tax 6. 93 Assessment year 2010-11 to 2013-14 Various levels of State Sales Tax Authorities

" 74.92 paid under protest

# 28.08 paid under protest

viii. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from any financial institutionbanks government or debenture holders during the year. Accordingly the provision statedin paragraph 3(viii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

ix. The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or furtherpublic offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year. Accordingly theprovisions stated in paragraph 3 (ix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

x. During the course of our audit examination of the books and records of the Companycarried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India andaccording to the information and explanations given to us we have neither come across anyinstance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees.

xi. According the information and explanations given to us and based on our examinationof the records of the Company the Company has paid/ provided for managerial remunerationin accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 readwith Schedule V to the Act.

xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not a Nidhi Company. Accordingly the provisions stated in paragraph 3(xii) ofthe Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company transactions with the related parties are incompliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and details of suchtransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting standards.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures duringthe year. Accordingly the provisions stated in paragraph 3 (xiv) of the Order are notapplicable to the Company.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not entered into non-cashtransactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly provisions statedin paragraph 3(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. In our opinion the Company is not required to be registered under section 45 IAof the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 and accordingly the provisions stated in paragraphclause 3 (xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

For MSKA & Associates
(Formerly known as MZSK & Associates)
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration No. 105047W
Amrish Vaidya
Place: Mumbai Partner
Date: May 15 2018 Membership No. 101739

Notes

forming part of the financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2018