To the Members
The Directors have pleasure in presenting before you the Twenty NinthAnnual Report of the Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts for the yearended 31st March 2021.
The Standalone performance during the period ended 31stMarch 2021 has been as under:
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|Particulars ||Year Ended 31st March 2021 ||Year Ended 31st March 2020 ||Year Ended 31st March 2019 ||Year Ended 31st March 2018 ||Year Ended 31st March 2017 |
|Sales (Net) ||1715.93 ||1226.07 ||1559.64 ||1652.56 ||1834.07 |
|Other Income ||86.38 ||32.93 ||29.03 ||41.56 ||31.51 |
|(Increase)/ Decrease in stocks ||463.33 ||(351.59) ||(222.83) ||(28.85) ||(19.99) |
|Profit Before Taxation ||166.88 ||103.09 ||207.95 ||248.45 ||305.95 |
|Less: Taxation ||30.00 ||50.00 ||73.00 ||82.00 ||100.00 |
|Excess/Short provision of tax relating to earlier years ||- ||2.18 ||7.32 ||- ||- |
|Deferred Tax ||(4.94) ||(15.16) ||(2.16) ||(24.51) ||14.40 |
|Net Profit after Tax ||141.81 ||66.07 ||129.79 ||190.97 ||191.54 |
|Add: Profit brought forward from Previous Year ||968.17 ||968.66 ||900.83 ||776.54 ||652.25 |
|Profit available for appropriation ||1109.98 ||1034.73 ||1030.62 ||967.51 ||843.79 |
|Less: || || || || || |
|Proposed Dividend Including Corporate tax ||45.42 ||61.52 ||61.52 ||68.33 ||54.50 |
|Less: || || || || || |
|Other Comprehensive Income ||2.48 ||0.87 ||0.44 ||(1.64) ||12.75 |
|Less: Loss of Shruchi Manufacturing Limited* || ||4.16 || || || |
|Balance Carried to Balance Sheet ||1073.43 ||968.18 ||968.66 ||900.83 ||776.54 |
Your Directors recommend dividend of Rs. 4542176/- which would be 10%on 4542176 equity shares of Rs. 10/- each for the year ended March 312021 subject tomembers' approval.
We are pleased to offer the Financial Results for the year 2020-2021.The Year of Covid was surprisingly turned out to be a year of higher sales and Profits.
The operation for the year has shown increase in sales by 40 % fromoperations in spite of plant being closed for about first two months of the year due tototal Lock-down by Government authorities. The total income of Rs. 1802.31 was 43 % higherthan previous year. Our customer's loyalty to us and capability to increase their exportof components worldwide helped us to meet their increased demands and also clear ourinventory by almost 5 crores.
The Net Profit of Rs. 139.33 Lacs was higher by 114 % from previousyear. This was higher than Profit in last two years.
The company had provided excess depreciation in previous year due tocasting error and was written back as other operating income.
The domestic market had seen upsurge in orders from some of the largegroup of companies who kept on increasing their share of business worldwide and tookdelivery of grinders. Due to Covid and travel restrictions many of the grinders wereapproved by customers by Video links and were also commissioned in similar manner. This isnow new trend in industry.
The Export market remained sluggish and efforts are being made toimprove for future. Covid had restricted all travels abroad by us as well as potentialcustomers / dealers from abroad. As restrictions are reducing we are hopeful ofimprovement. The approval for European standards is in process.
Your company has remained Profitable and Debt Free for Tenth year in arow. The finance cost of 0.65% of income has been mainly amount paid to GIDC for land loaninstallments. Your company was able to invest additional Rs. 2.00 crores during the yearin Mutual Funds and Fixed Deposits from accrued funds available. The investment in capitalgoods was marginal at Rs. 8 Lacs.
The GIDC land has been allotted to us in Halol during last year. Thebuilding plans have been prepared and approved by GIDC. The water and electricityconnection applications have been made and expected by July 2021. We hope to startbuilding activities in coming months after monsoon. We expect to meet part of fundsrequirement from own resources and balance by Term Loan from bank.
The IMTEX 2021 was postponed due to Covid situation and is now plannedfor January 2022. We plan to participate.
During the year we saw that due to scarcity of funds many customerswere demanding low cost solution. We were able to meet the same by offering Used grindersafter rebuilding and retrofitting them as low cost solution. The used grinders procured inpast years were sold and some more currently are on order. This was a slight diversionfrom our Rebuilding business and provided another avenue of sales.
The company continues with its own social responsibility program forour own employees and their families. During Covid times all government norms werefollowed of sanitization social distancing mask distribution etc. to minimize the riskof Covid.
The company continues to train and educate the employees for betterskill. During Lock-down and other period of times management and employees attendedseveral Webinars and had chance to learn new skills and other avenues for improvement. Thecompany thanks its employees for their continued support in difficult times and putting inall their efforts to make these results possible.
The company thanks all its customers for continued support and loyaltyin meeting their requirements. We expect to add new customers during coming months andhope to gain additional percentage of market share.
The company thanks its bankers vendors and various government bodiesfor their continued support.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:
As required under Regulation 34 of SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 the Management Discussion and Analysis Reportis enclosed as a part of this report.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SHAREHOLDERS INFORMATION:
Report on Corporate Governance and Management Discussion and AnalysisReports has been included in the report. Your company has been practicing the principle ofgood Corporate Governance over the year. The Board of Directors supports the broadprinciples of Corporate Governance. In addition to the basic governance issues the Boardlays strong emphasis on transparency accountability and integrity.
LISTING WITH STOCK EXCHANGES:
The Company confirms that it has paid the Annual Listing Fees for theyear 2021-22 to BSE where the Company's Shares are listed.
DEMATERIALISATION OF SHARES:
92.86% of the company's paid up Equity Share Capital is indematerialized form as on 31st March 2021 and balance 7.14% is in physicalform.
NUMBER OF BOARD MEETINGS HELD:
The Board of Directors duly met 4 times from 1st April 2020to 31stMarch 2021. The dates on which meetings were held are as follows:
|S. No. ||Date |
|01 ||29-07-2020 |
|02 ||07-09-2020 |
|03 ||07-11-2020 |
|04 ||11-02-2021 |
The Board of Directors are duly constituted. As per provisions ofCompanies Act 2013 for retirement by rotation all executive directors are now liable toretire by rotation.
All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet thecriteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 andClause 49 of the Listing Agreement.
Mr. Nilam Madhubhai Patel (DIN 00852577) has retired from the positionof Independent director with effect from 11.02.2021 due to personal reasons. Company andBoard of Directors are thankful for his contribution and hope for his continued guidancein future.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 Directors ofyour Company hereby state and confirm that:
a) In the preparation of the annual accounts for the year ended 31stMarch 2021 the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with properexplanation relating to material departures;
b) They have selected such accounting policies and applied themconsistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as togive a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of thefinancial year and of the profit of the company for the same period;
c) The directors have taken proper and sufficient care for themaintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of theCompanies Act 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing anddetecting fraud and other irregularities;
d) They have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
e) They have laid down internal financial controls in the company thatare adequate and were operating effectively.
f) They have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with theprovisions of all applicable laws and these are adequate and are operating effectively.
COMMENTS ON AUDIT OBSERVATIONS:
The Notes on financial statement referred to in the Auditors'Report are self-explanatory and do not call for any further comments. The Auditors'Report does not contain any qualification reservation adverse remark or disclaimer.
DISCLOSURE ON NON-APPLICABILITY OF MAINTENANCE OF COST RECORDS
The maintenance of Cost records as specified by the Central governmentunder sub section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 is not applicable on theCompany.
COMMENTS ON SECRETARIAL AUDITOR'S OBSERVATIONS:
There is no malafide intention on the part of company and delay if anyin the matter is inadvertent and caused due to oversight. The Company is in process ofcomplying all the requirements of the Companies Act 2013 and amended listing agreement.
M/s. Ajay Shobha & Co. (Firm Registration No.: 317031E) CharteredAccountants Mumbai were appointed as Statutory Auditors for financial year 2017-18 to2021-22 at the Annual General Meeting held on 29th July 2017.
The requirement to place the matter relating to appointment of Auditorsfor ratification by members at every Annual General Meeting is done away with videnotification dated 7th May 2018 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.Accordingly no resolution is proposed for ratification of appointment of Auditors.
M/s Kiri & Associates has been appointed as the Secretarial Auditorfor the Company with effect from 29thJuly 2020 for the FY 2020-21.
According to the provision of section 204 of the Companies Act 2013read with Rule 9 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel)Rules 2014 the Secretarial Audit Report submitted by Company Secretary in Practice isenclosed as a part of this report Annexure-A.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION FOREIGN EXCHANGEEARNINGS AND OUTGO:
a. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY:
The company's operations do not involve substantial consumption ofpower in comparison to costs of production. However regulatory measures are there toensure that the consumption of power is within the norms.
b. TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION:
The company has fully absorbed the technical know-how received from USAand Italy.
c. FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING AND OUTGO:
Foreign exchange earnings of the company during the year 2020-2021 wereRs. 168.87 Lacs (Previous Year Rs. 97.06 Lacs) while outgoings were 34.65 Lacs (PreviousYear Rs. Rs. 82.17 Lacs).
VIGIL MECHANISM/ WHISTLE BLOWER:
In pursuant to the provisions of section 177(9) & (10) of theCompanies Act 2013 a Vigil Mechanism for directors and employees to report genuineconcerns has been established. The Vigil Mechanism Policy has been uploaded on the websiteof the Company at www.smtgrinders.com under link http://www.smtgrinders.com/policies/.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
Related party transactions that were entered during the financial yearwere on an arm's length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. There wereno materially significant related partytransactions with the Company's PromotersDirectors Management or their relatives which could have had a potential conflict withthe interests of the Company. Transactions with related parties entered by the Company inthe normal course of business are periodically placed before the Audit Committee for itsomnibus approval and the particulars of contracts entered during the year as per FormAOC-2 is enclosed as Annexure-B.
The Board of Directors of the Company has on the recommendation of theAudit Committee adopted a policy to regulate transactions between the Company and itsRelated Parties in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act 2013the Rules there under and the Listing Agreement. This Policy was considered and approvedby the Board has been uploaded on the website of the Company at www.smtgrinders.com underlink http://www.smtgrinders.com/policies/
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in FormMGT-9 is annexed herewith as Annexure-C.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
There are no Loans Guarantees and Investments covered under theprovisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013 during the current Financial Year.
REMUNERATION RATIO OF THE DIRECTORS / KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL (KMP) /EMPLOYEES:
i. The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule 5 ofThe Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 andCompanies (Particulars of Employees) Rules 1975 in respect of employees of the Companyand Directors is furnished hereunder:
|S. No. ||Name ||Designation ||Remuneration paid FY 20-21 ||Remuneration paid FY 19-20 ||Percentage Increase in remuneration from previous year ||Ratio/Times per Median of employee remuneration |
|1 ||Mr. Ashok Sheth ||Chairman & Managing Director ||Rs. 1285968 ||Rs. 1274509 ||NIL ||4.58 |
|2 ||Mr. Hemandra Badani ||Managing Director ||Rs. 1297749 ||Rs. 1291790 ||NIL ||4.62 |
|3 ||Mr. Harsh Badani ||Whole Time Director ||Rs. 1077345 ||Rs. 1145944 ||NIL ||3.83 |
ii. Percentage Increase in Median Remuneration of Employees in thePrevious Year:
|Total Employees in FY 2019-20 ||Median Remuneration of Employees in FY 2019-20 ||Total Employees in FY 202021 ||Median Remuneration of Employees in FY 2020-21 ||Percentage Increase |
|80 ||282395 ||77 ||280914 ||-0.005 |
iii. Average percentage increase in Employee remuneration- 0.66%
iv. Average percentage increase in Managerial Remuneration- 0.00%
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The total number of on roll employees in Company as on 31stMarch 2021- 77
Details of employees which are covered under Rule 5(2) of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 is as follows:
A. Top ten employees in terms of remuneration:
|Name of Employee ||Date of Commencement ||Total remuneration paid ||Qualification & Experience ||Designation ||Ag e ||Last employment ||Relation with Director |
|Ashok Sheth ||10/09/1987 ||Rs. 1274509 ||B.S- Mechanical Engineering USA with 51 Years of experience ||Chairman & MD ||73 ||N.A ||Himself |
|Hemandra Badani ||10/09/1987 ||Rs. 1291790 ||B Com Graduate with 46 years of experience ||Vice Chairman and MD ||68 ||N.A ||Himself |
|Harsh Badani ||31/01/2006 ||Rs. 1145944 ||B.E- Mechanical and MBA with 13 years of experience ||WTD ||36 ||N.A ||Himself |
|N M B Khan ||15/06/1992 ||Rs. 699840 ||Commerce Graduate with 37 years of experience ||Dy. General Manager- Finance & Corporate affairs ||58 ||KR Kanakiy a& Co. ||N.A. |
|M I Gohil ||01/04/2001 ||Rs.592515 ||ITI with 31 years of experience ||Assembly Manager ||57 ||N.A. ||N.A. |
|M.A Bidiwala ||09/11/1991 ||Rs. 524340 ||DME with 29 years of experience ||QC and Developm ent Manager ||48 ||N.A. ||N.A. |
|Atul Modi ||01/11/1996 ||Rs.498395 ||M.Com with 24 years of experience ||Purchase Officer ||52 ||Geeta Valves ||N.A. |
|Girish D Goswami ||01/10/1995 ||Rs.444734 ||ITI with 27 years of experience ||Supervisor ||47 ||N.A. ||N.A. |
|Indravada n A Patel ||01/02/1996 ||Rs 434390 ||ITI with 26 years of experience ||Sr. Marking & Scheduler ||53 ||N.A ||N.A. |
|Vasant S Uttekar ||01/06/1991 ||Rs. 427813 ||ITI with 31 years of experience ||Sr. Machinist ||51 ||N.A ||N.A. |
B. Employed throughout the year under review & were in receipt ofremuneration in aggregate of not less than Rs. 10200000/- p. a. or Rs. 850000/- permonth if employed for part of the year: N. A.
C. Person who are getting more remuneration than MD WTD or manager andhold 2% or more equity shares together with spouse and dependent children: N. A.
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY:
The Company has been addressing various risks impacting the Company andthe policy of the Company on risk management is provided elsewhere in this Annual Reportin Management Discussion and Analysis.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS
Your Company has adopted the policies and procedures for ensuring theorderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence to the Company'spolicies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds anderrors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparationof reliable financial information.
DISCLOSURE REGARDING MSME SUPPLIERS
The Company has as on 31st March 2021 nothing pending formore than 45 days towards the payment of Micro and Small enterprise registered underMicro Small and Medium Enterprise Act 2006.
POLICY ON PREVENTION PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATWORKPLACE
The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace andhas constituted an Internal Complaints Committee against sexual harassment at theworkplace in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the Rules there under. The Committeeaims to provide protection to employees at the workplace and prevent and redresscomplaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected or incidental thereto with theobjective of providing a safe working environment where employees feel secure. TheCompany has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the financial year2020-21.
The Company has devised a Policy for performance evaluation of theBoard Committees and other individual Directors (including Independent Directors) whichinclude criteria for performance evaluation of Non-executive Directors and ExecutiveDirectors. The evaluation process inter aliaconsiders attendance of Directors at Board andcommittee meetings acquaintance with business communicating inter se board memberseffective participation domain knowledge compliance with code of conduct vision andstrategy.
The Board carried out an annual performance evaluation of the BoardCommittees Individual Directors and the Chairperson. The Chairman of the respectiveCommittees shared the report on evaluation with the respective Committee members. Theperformance of each Committee was evaluated by the Board based on report on evaluationreceived from respective Committees.
The report on performance evaluation of the Individual Directors wasreviewed by the Chairman of the Board and feedback was given to Directors.
DETAILS OF FRAUDS REPORTED BY THE AUDITORS
No frauds have been reported by the auditors under sub-section 12 ofsection 143 of the companies Act 2013.
Directors take this opportunity to express thanks to variousdepartments of the Central and State Government Bankers Material Suppliers Customersand Shareholders for their continued support and guidance. The Directors wish to place onrecord their appreciation for the dedicated efforts put in by Employees of the Company atall levels.