The Directors of your Company have pleasure in presenting the Annual Report on Accountsfor the Financial Year ending 31st March 2020.
(Rs in Lakhs)
|Particulars ||Standalone ||Consolidated |
| ||2019-20 ||2018-19 ||2019-20 ||2018-19 |
|Revenue from Operations ||997.66 ||2680.81 ||997.66 ||2680.81 |
|Other Income ||662.46 ||223.47 ||662.46 ||223.47 |
|Total Revenue ||1660.12 ||2904.28 ||1660.12 ||2904.28 |
|Profit before Exceptional item depreciation interest & Tax (PBDIT)) ||591.99 ||287.73 ||(1839.94) ||(1039.68) |
|Interest & other financial expenses ||119.73 ||132.98 ||119.73 ||132.98 |
|Profit before Depreciation & Tax (PBDT) ||472.26 ||154.75 ||(1959.67) ||(1172.66) |
|Depreciation and amortization expenses ||36.33 ||50.15 ||36.33 ||50.15 |
|Profit before Tax (PBT) ||435.93 ||104.60 ||(1996.00) ||(1222.81) |
|Tax Expenses - Current ||52.00 ||13.25 ||52.00 ||13.25 |
|- Deferred ||(11.07) ||(9.91) ||(11.07) ||(9.91) |
|Profit after Tax(PAT) ||395.00 ||101.26 ||(2036.93) ||(1226.15 |
|Other Comprehensive Income || |
|(7002.08) ||(2634.80) |
|Total Comprehensive Income for the period ||(4570.15) ||(2533.53) ||(7002.08) ||(3860.95) |
|Earnings per share -Basic ||2.60 ||0.67 ||(13.41) ||(8.07) |
|-Diluted ||2.60 ||0.67 ||(13.41) ||(8.07) |
Note: The financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31st March 2020 areprepared in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS).
OPERATIONS AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
During the year under review the Revenue from Operations of the Company have decreasedto R997.66 lakhs from R2680.81 lakhs in the previous year. The Company has however earneda net profit of R395.00 lakhs during the year as against R101.26 lakhs during the previousyear. Company is continuously striving to strengthen its operations in near future. Therehas been increase in other comprehensive loss of R4965.15 lakhs as compared tor2634.79lakhs on account of decline in fair value of Equity Instruments in which Investment ismade by the Company on account of overall market scenario prevailed. Existing Projects inhand were executed by the Company during the year. Remaining work on single project at theend of the year stood at r35.34 lakhs approx. which is likely to get completed during thefinancial year 2020-21.
Your Company has revived its real estate project i.e. SSL Highway Towers measuring25846.73 sq. Mtrs situated on NH-22 Ambala Chandigarh Road Derabassi (Punjab) anindustrial hub and Satellite City for Chandigarh (RERA approved Project vide CertificateNo. PBRWERA-SAS79-PR0409 valid upto 30th September 2023). The work on the project hasbeen started and is expected to be completed as per time frame stipulated in RERA approvedcertificate. Company has been exploring means of finance to meet the future needs of thesaid project. Company has already incurred a sum of R4388.80 lakhs out of which amount ofR696.29 lakhs was incurred during the year.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In the last month of FY 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic developed rapidly into a globalcrisis forcing governments to enforce lock-downs of all economic activity. For theCompany the focus immediately shifted to ensuring the health and well-being of allemployees. The Company is sensitive about the impact of the Pandemic not only on thehuman life but on businesses and industrial activity across the globe which will berealized only over next few months. The Company has been monitoring the situation closelyand has taken proactive measures to comply with various directions / regulations /guidelines issued by the Government and local bodies to ensure safety of workforce acrossall its sites and offices.
SCHEME OF AMALGAMATION
The proposed Scheme for Amalgamation of Steel Strips Limited (Transferor Company) withSAB Industries Ltd. (Transferee Company) has been approved by BSE vide its ObservationLetter No. DCS/AMAL/ BA/R37/1573/2019-20 dated 12th September 2019. The Company has alsofiled merger petition under Section 230 to Section 232 and other applicable rules andprovisions under Companies Act 2013 with National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) ChandigarhBench on 26th September 2019. NCLT vide its order dated June 12 2020 has directed toconvene meeting of shareholders at the Registered office of the Company on 30.08.2020 fortheir approval on the scheme.
1.5 MW Biogas Power Plant at Moonak
SAB Industries Limited is setting up a 1.5 MW capacity biogas power and bio-fertilizerplant at Moonak (Sangrur) Punjab with capital investment of R21 crore. using cow-dungpress mud and poultry litter based on bio-methanation technology under NRSE Policy 2012(New and Renewable Sources of Energy) in technical collaboration with HRG Solution Germanywho have wide experience in setting up similar projects in Europe as well as in India Theproposed project will qualify for generating electricity from non-conventional energysources defined under New & Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) Policy 2012. It isbeing promoted in line with Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and Mahatma Gandhi's visionof Clean India under Swacch Bharat Abhiyan as it seeks to clean up Moonak village andadjoining areas and convert cow-dung poultry litter and other waste into valuableelectricity and fertilizer providing hygienic and healthy living conditions to itshabitats. Using the Biogas of the Biogas plant as a fuel for power generation will avoidGreenhouse-Gas Emission of approx. 7500 tons CO2 per year compared to power productionby a coal based power plant even without considering less logistical effort.Implementation agreement for this project has been signed with Punjab Energy DevelopmentAgency (PEDA). Power Purchase agreement has been signed with Punjab State PowerCorporation Ltd. for evacuation of power produced in this plant. Land has been purchasedfor the project and change of land use permission has been granted. NOC from PunjabPollution Control Board have also been obtained to implement this project. Advances forcritical equipment have been paid for digesters engine as well as gas cleaning supplies.Sanction of financial assistance from Commercial Banks is in advanced stage and will becompleted shortly. Construction of digesters and delivery of equipment will then follow.
Your Company has a number of activities in its fold. Its business activities includeConstruction and Engineering Real Estate Information Technology and Trading. The Companyis registered with various Government Departments like Uttaranchal PWD (B&R) HP PWD(B&R) Madhya Pradesh PWD (B&R) PUDA and other Central Bodies as Class-1contractors. This segment presently has the largest share of revenue and profits in theperformance of the Company. This segment also provides consultancy in the field of civilengineering and preparation and award of claims.
The other important segment of activities of your Company is Development and Sale ofReal Estate. As stated above the Central Government is taking new initiatives to give aboost to the Real Estate Sector. Though the market growth in housing sector in NorthernRegion of the Country is presently low however it is likely to pick up in due course oftime.
A breakup of the segment-wise performance is given in the 'Notes on Accounts' whichforms a part of the Balance Sheet.
There is no change in the 'Issued and Subscribed Capital' of 151883720 divided into15188372 equity shares of R10/- each during the year. There are no equity shares withdifferential rights or sweat equity or ESOP or scheme of purchase of Company shares byemployees or their trustees.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS IF ANY AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THECOMPANY
There are no material changes which occurred subsequent to the close of the financialyear to which the Financial Statements relate and upto the date of report.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
The Company has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and also frameda Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and the same is posted on the website of theCompany at http://www.sabindutries.in.
Since the Company does not have net profits in accordance with Section 135 of theCompanies Act 2013 the Company is not required to undertake any activity under CSRRules.
DETAILS OF COMPANIES WHICH HAVE BECOME OR CEASED TO BE ITS SUBSIDIARIES JOINT VENTURESOR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES DURING THE YEAR
Your Company has no Subsidiary or Joint Venture Company during the year. However thereis an Associate by the name of SAB Udyog Limited reportable under Section 129(3) of theCompanies Act 2013.
A separate statement related to the Associate Company forms part of Annual report inthe prescribed Form AOC-1 in compliance with Section 129 and other applicable provisionsif any of the Companies Act 2013 Consolidated Financial Statement prepared by theCompany includes financial information of its Associate Company. The Company will providea copy of Annual Report and other document of its Associate Company on the request made byany member investor of the Company. The annual accounts of the Associate Company havebeen kept for inspection by any Shareholder at the Registered Office of the Company. Thestatement is also available on the website of the Company at http://www.sabindustries.in.
Keeping in view the business commitments your Company has decided not to declare anydividend for the year 2019-20.
The Company has not accepted any fixed deposits covered under Chapter V of theCompanies Act 2013 read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (as amended)during the year under review.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT- DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
The Company continuously strives to attain high levels of corporate performanceaccountability transparency responsibility and fairness in all aspects of itsoperations. Transparency in all dealings and providing better services withoutcompromising in any way on integrity and regulatory compliances have been the basicobjectives of corporate governance in the Company. The Corporate Governance practicesfollowed by the Company are enclosed as Annexure to this report.
EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of the annual return as provided under Section 92(3) of the Act isattached in Form No. MGT-9 which forms part of the Boards' Report.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Directors' confirm that: a.in the preparation of the annual accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020 theapplicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relatingto material departures; b. the Directors had selected such accounting policies and appliedthem consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so asto give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of thefinancial year and of the profit and loss of the company for that period; c. the Directorshad taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities; d. the Directors had preparedthe annual accounts on a going concern basis; e. the Directors had laid down internalfinancial control to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controlswere adequate and were operating effectively; and f. he Directors had devised propersystems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that suchsystems were adequate and operating effectively.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY
The internal control systems and processes of the Company cover operational efficiencyaccuracy and promptness in financial reporting compliance with laws and regulations anddevelopment of mature disciplined and effective processes. The processes are alsodesigned to meet the goals of cost schedule functionality and quality thus resulting inhigher levels of customer satisfaction.
A) Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel
Since the last Annual General Meeting following changes have taken place in the Boardof Directors.
- Shri D P Reddy (DIN-01939650) has been appointed as Independent Director of theCompany for the period of five years w.e.f. 10.02.2020 subject to approval of shareholdersat the Annual General Meeting of the Company in place of Shri Kanwarjit Singh who resignedfrom Directorship of the Company on 14.11.2019 due to his pre-occupations.
- As per the provisions of Companies Act 2013 Shri Rajinder Kumar Garg(DIN-00034827) Director retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meetingand being eligible offers himself for re-appointment
B) Declaration by an Independent Director(s) and reappointment if any
A declaration by Independent Directors stating that he/ they meet the criteria ofindependence as provided in sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 hadbeen taken at the time of their appointment.
C) Formal Annual Evaluation
The Board of Directors has carried out an annual evaluation of its own performance andthat of the Board committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of theAct and the corporate governance requirements as prescribed by Securities and ExchangeBoard of India ("SEBI") under SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015.
The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from allthe directors on the basis of the criteria such as the Board composition and structureeffectiveness of board processes information and functioning etc.
The performance of the committees was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs fromthe committee members on the basis of the criteria such as composition of committeeseffectiveness of committee meetings etc.
The Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee ("NRC") reviewed theperformance of the individual directors on the basis of the criteria such as thecontribution of the individual director to the Board and committee meetings likepreparedness on the issue to be discussed meaningful and constructive contribution andinputs in meetings etc. In addition the Chairman was also evaluated on the key aspects ofhis role. In a separate meeting of Independent Directors performance of non-independentdirectors performance of the board as a whole and performance of the Chairman wasevaluated taking into account the views of executive directors and non-executivedirectors The same was discussed in the Board meeting that followed the meeting of theIndependent Directors at which the performance of the Board its committees andindividual directors was also discussed.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
During the year under review 5 Board Meetings were held one each on 30th May 20192ndJuly 2019 14th August 2019 14th November 2019 and 10th February 2020.
POLICY ON DIRECTORS' APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION AND OTHER DETAILS
The Company's policy on Directors' appointment and remuneration and other mattersprovided in Section 178(3) of the Act has been disclosed in the corporate governancereport which forms part of the Directors' Report.
The Audit & Compliance Committee comprises of three non-executive Directors out ofwhich two are Independent Directors.viz. Shri S S Virdi Smt. Manju Lakhanpal and Shri H KSinghal. During the year the committee held five meetings. Other details of the AuditCommittee are included in the Corporate Governance Report which forms part of this report.
The Board had accepted all recommendation of the Audit Committee if any.
DETAILS OF ESTABLISHMENT OF VIGIL MECHANISM/ WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY FOR DIRECTORS ANDEMPLOYEES
The Company has formulated and published a Whistle Blower Policy to provide vigilmechanism for employees including Directors of the
Company to report genuine concerns. The provisions of this Policy are in line with theprovisions of Section 177(9) of the Act and the Regulation 22 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations2015.
There are no cases reported during the year.
NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
The committee has been constituted to review and recommend compensation payable to thewhole-time directors including Chairman and senior management of the Company. Thecommittee reviews the overall compensation structure and policies of the Company with aview to attract retain and motivate employees reviewing compensation levels of theCompany vis-a-vis other Companies and industry in general. The Nomination &Remuneration Policy may be accessed on the website of the Company athttp://www.sabindustries.in.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186
There were no Loans/ Guarantee given and Investments made by the Company during theyear exceeding the limits prescribed under Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013.
PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:
All contracts/ arrangements/ transactions entered by the Company during the FinancialYear with related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm's lengthbasis. During the year the Company had not entered into any contract/ arrangement/transaction with related parties which could be considered material in accordance with thepolicy of the Company on materiality of related party transactions. A statement insummary form of transactions with related parties which were all in ordinary course ofbusiness and arm's length basis is periodically placed before the audit committee forreview and recommendation to the board for their approval. The policy on materiality ofrelated party transactions and dealing with related party transactions as approved by theboard is uploaded on the website of the Company.
Disclosures as required under Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS-24) have been made inthe financial statements of the Company enclosed with this report.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
Management Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review as stipulated underRegulation 34(2) (e) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 forms part of the Board's report.
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT
The risk management includes identifying types of risks and its assessment riskhandling monitoring and reporting which in the opinion of the Board may threaten theexistence of the Company. The Board has formulated the Risk Management Policy to managerisks with the objective of maximizing shareholders value. The Risk Management Policy maybe accessed on the website of the Company at http://www.sabindustries.in.
As per the Provisions of Section 139 of Companies Act 2013 M/s AKR & AssociatesChartered Accountants were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold officetill the conclusion of Annual General Meeting to be held in the calendar year 2022(subject to ratification of their appointment at every AGM). The Company has received acertificate from them pursuant to Companies (Audit & Auditors) Rules 2014 read withSection 139 & 141 of the Companies Act 2013 confirming their eligibility forreappointment and that they were not disqualified for reappointment.
In accordance with the Companies Amendment Act 2017 enforced on 7th May 2018 by theMinistry of Corporate Affairs the appointment of Statutory Auditors is not required to beratified at every Annual General Meeting.
AUDITORS' REPORT AND SECRETARIAL AUDITORS' REPORT
The Auditors' Report and Secretarial Auditors' Report do not contain anyqualifications reservations or adverse remarks. Report of Secretarial Auditors isattached as an annexure which forms part of this report.
LISTING OF SHARES
Equity shares of the Company are listed on BSE Limited and Listing fee has already beenpaid in pursuance to Regulation 14 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015.
The equity shares of your Company are to be compulsorily traded in dematerialized form.As on 31.03.2020 a total of 15119556 equity shares representing 99.55% of equity sharecapital have been dematerialized.
All the assets of the Company have been adequately insured.
PERSONNEL AND RELATED DISCLOSURES
The information required under Section 197 of the Act read with rule 5 of the Companies(Appointment and remuneration of managerial personnel) rules 2014 is enclosed with thisreport.
Industrial relations continued to be cordial during the year under review.
HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Our Company has complied with all the applicable health & Safety standardsenvironment laws and labour laws and has been taking all necessary measures to protect theenvironment and provide workers a safe work environment. Our Company is committed forcontinual improvement in Health & Safety as well as Environmental performance byinvolving all the employees to provide a Safe & healthy work environment to all itsemployees.
DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORK PLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITION ANDREDRESSAL) ACT 2013 The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace andhas adopted a policy against sexual harassment in line with the provisions of SexualHarassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and therules framed thereunder.
During the financial year 2019-20 the Company has not received any complaint on sexualharassment and hence no complaints remain pending as on 31st March 2020
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
Information in accordance with the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the CompaniesAct 2013 regarding Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption and Foreign ExchangeEarnings and Outgo is not applicable as the Company did not have any manufacturingfacility during the period under consideration. There were no foreign exchange earnings/outgo during the period.
Your Directors acknowledge with gratitude the assistance cooperation and supportreceived by the Company from the Banks Statutory/ Govt. Bodies Customers andShareholders of the Company
| ||For and on behalf of |
| ||Board of Directors |
| ||RAJINDER KUMAR GARG |
|Place: Chandigarh ||CHAIRMAN |
|Date: 30.06.2020 ||DIN:00034827 |