TO THE MEMBERS OF PIDILITE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Pidilite IndustriesLimited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2021and the Statement of Proht and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Statementof Cash Flows and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and asummary of significant 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 31st March 2021 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 ||Principal audit procedures performed |
|Impairment of Investment in certain subsidiaries (Refer Note 7 of the Standalone Financial Statements) ||To evaluate impairment of investment in these two subsidiaries our procedures included: |
|The standalone financial statements of the Company includes investment in two subsidiaries located at Brazil and Middle East aggregating 148.95 crores (as at 31st March 2021) which is measured at cost less impairment and is tested for impairment if there are any indicators of impairment. ||a) Evaluated the design and implementation of the controls over identification of impairment indicators and review of the impairment assessment of investment in subsidiaries and tested the operating effectiveness of these controls. |
|Due to material accumulated losses being incurred by these subsidiaries the Company's management has tested these investments for impairment in accordance with Ind AS 36. For impairment testing management determines recoverable amount using discounted cash flow projections which represent management's best estimate about future developments and takes into account past experience. ||b) Validating impairment models through testing of the mathematical accuracy and verifying the application of the input assumptions. |
|Key assumptions on which management has based its determination of recoverable amount include estimated long- term growth rates discount rate estimated sales growth rate and estimated operating margins. Management has obtained fair value of investments from independent valuation experts for investments in the said two subsidiaries. ||c) Assessed the appropriateness of the forecast cash flows within the budgeted period based on the understanding of the business. |
|We have identified this as a key audit matter as determination of recoverable amount involves significant judgements as regards to reasonableness of assumptions involved in estimating future cash flows of these subsidiaries and in determining the discount rate to be used. Changes in these assumptions could impact the results of the impairment assessment. ||d) Considered historical forecasting accuracy by comparing previously forecasted cash flows to actual results achieved. |
| ||e) Compared the assumptions made by the management of the Company with comparable benchmarks in relation to key inputs such as long-term growth rates and discount rates with the assistance of our fair value specialists. |
| ||f) Performed sensitivity analysis on the key assumptions such as longterm growth rates and discount rates to ascertain the extent of change in those assumptions that would be required for the investment in these subsidiaries to be impaired further. |
Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report Thereon
The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the Management Discussion and AnalysisDirectors' Report including Annexures to Directors' Report Business ResponsibilityReport Corporate Governance and Information for Shareholder but does not include theconsolidated financial statements standalone financial statements and our auditor'sreport thereon.
Our opinion on the standalone financial statements does not cover the otherinformation and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements ourresponsibility is to read the other information and in doing so consider whether theother information is materially inconsistent with the standalone financial statements orour knowledge obtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appears to bematerially 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 financialstatement 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.
Those 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 upto 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 identihed 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 signihcant audit hndings including anysignihcant dehciencies 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 signihcance 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 benehts 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 Statement of Cash Flows 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 Ind ASspecified under Section 133 of the Act.
e. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31stMarch 2021 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31st March 2021 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 opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us theremuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is in accordance withthe 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.
ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses.
iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education 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 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)
N. K. Jain
(Membership No. 045474)
Date: 12th May 2021
Annexure "A" to the Independent Auditor's Report
TO THE MEMBERS OF PIDILITE INDUSTRIES LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2021
(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 PidiliteIndustries Limited ("the Company") as of 31st March 2021 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended onthat 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. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the preventionand detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required underthe Companies Act 2013.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting of the Company based on our audit. We conducted ouraudit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of theCompanies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls.Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements andplan and 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 of records that in reasonable detail accurately andfairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;
(2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permitpreparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accountingprinciples and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only inaccordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and
(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection ofunauthorised acquisition use or disposition of the company's assets that could have amaterial 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.
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 31st March 2021 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)
N. K. Jain
(Membership No. 045474)
Date: 12th May 2021
Annexure "B" to the Independent Auditor's Report
TO THE MEMBERS OF PIDILITE INDUSTRIES LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2021(Referred to in paragraph 2 under Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'section of our report of even date)
i) a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management inaccordance with a regular programme of verification which in our opinion provides forphysical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to theinformation and explanation given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.
c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed/ transfer deed/ conveyancedeed provided to us we report that the title deeds comprising all the immovableproperties of land and buildings which are freehold are held in the name of the Companyas at the balance sheet date. In respect of immovable properties of land and buildingsthat have been taken on lease and disclosed as fixed asset in the financial statementsthe lease agreements are in the name of the Company where the Company is the lessee inthe agreement.
ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year by theManagement at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed on physicalverification.
iii) The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firmsLimited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained undersection 189 of the Companies 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 respect of unclaimed deposits the Company hascomplied with the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of theCompanies Act 2013.
vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost recordsmaintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014as amended prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (l) of Section 148 ofthe Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed costrecords have been made and maintained We have however not made a detailed examination ofthe cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.
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 Goods and Service TaxCustoms Duty 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 Goods and Service Tax Customs Duty Cess and other materialstatutory dues in arrears as at 31st March 2021 for a period of more than six months fromthe date they became payable.
(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Dutyand Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on 31st March 2021 on account ofdisputes are given below:
|Name of Statute ||Nature of Dues ||Forum where Dispute is Pending ||Period to which the Amount Relates ||Amount (? in crores) |
|Income Tax Act 1961 ||Income Tax ||Commissioner (Appeals) ||AY 2007-08 AY 2010-11 to AY 2014-15 ||0.11 |
| ||Income Tax TDS ||Commissioner (Appeals) ||AY 2014-15 to 2019-20 ||37.00 |
|Income Tax Act 1961 - ||Total || || ||37.11 * |
|Goods and Service tax Act 2017 ||Goods and Service tax ||Additional Commissioner ||2017-18 ||0.05 |
|Goods and Service tax ||Act 2017 - Total || || ||0.05 |
|Finance Act 1994 ||Service Tax ||The Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) ||2006-07 to 2011-12 2013-14 to 2016-17 ||11.51 |
|Finance Act 1994 - Tc ||tal || || ||11.51@ |
|Name of Statute ||Nature of Dues ||Forum where Dispute is Pending ||Period to which the Amount Relates ||Amount (^ in crores) |
|Sales Tax Act ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Assessing officer ||1998-99 2005-06 2008-09 to 2015-16 ||2.31 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Commissioner of Sales Tax ||2008-09 ||0.25 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Additional Commissioner ||2002-03 2008-09 to 2017-18 ||17.79 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax ||1994-95 2005-06 to 2016-17 ||2.23 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax ||1998-99 1999-00 2002-03 2004-05 2008-09 to 2017-18 ||74.84 |
| ||Sales Tax in West Bengal ||Revision Board ||2004-05 ||0.59 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||Sales Tax Tribunal ||1999-00 2000-01 2002-03 2004-05 to 2016-17 ||30.9 |
| ||Sales Tax in Various States ||High Court ||2003-04 2013-14 2014-15 ||2.76 |
|Sales Tax Act - Total || || || ||131.67" |
* Net of Rs 29.87 crores paid under protest A Net of ? 30.51 crores paid under protest
@ Net of Rs 0.33 crores paid under protest
There are no dues of Customs Duty and Excise Duty which have not been deposited as on3lst March 2021 on account of disputes
viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to banks. The Companyhas not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutions and government and hasnot issued any debenture.
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 CARO 2016 Order is not applicable.
x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations givento us no fraud by the Company and 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 CompaniesAct 2013.
xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of theCARO 2016 Order is not applicable.
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 financial statements etc. 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 convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause (xiv) of CARO 2016 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-I of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.
For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP
Chartered Accountants (Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
N. K. Jain
(Membership No. 045474)
Date: 12th May 2021