SUMAN MOTELS LIMITED
ANNUAL REPORT 2001-2002
Suman Motels Limited.
Your Directors present the Eighteenth Annual Report of the company along
with the Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2002.
Rs. in Lacs
Particulars 2001-02 2000-01
Sales & other income 1398 2633
Profit / Loss before depreciation & interest (74) (2)
Less: depreciation 696 703
Interest 996 823
Profit / Loss before tax (1766) (1528)
Profit allocated to investment scheme 0 0
Balance (1766) (1528)
Add: Balance brought forward from previous year (567) (289)
Appropriations: 0 0
Less: Transferred to General Reserves 0 0
Proposed Dividend 0 0
Dividend tax 0 0
Net Loss for the year carried to the Balance Sheet (2333) (1817)
FINANCE & ACCOUNTS
Your Company has achieved a sales turnover of Rs.1,398.31 lacs for the
period as compared to Rs.2,632.74 lacs for the previous year and incurred
Net Loss after Tax of Rs.1,765.52 lacs against Net Loss of Rs.1,528.21 lacs
for the previous year. Division-wise performance was as under;
The Motels and Resorts Division generated sales revenue of Rs.1,297.02 lacs
during the year as compared to Rs.2,606.89 lacs for the previous year.
The operations of the Bakery Division generated a sale of Rs.45.67 lacs
during the year as against Rs.25.85 lacs during the previous year.
Mineral Water Division
The Company started manufacture and bottling of mineral water during the
year under review. The unit is located at Mangaon and has a capacity to
bottle 30,000 bottles per day. The Company could bottle and sale 6,18,020
bottles during the year under review thereby achieving a sales turnover of
The tourism and hotel industry as a whole is passing through a phase of
recession since the last 4 to 5 years. The September attacks in USA and the
terrorism in Kashmir has only added to this as the flow of tourists into
India has been severely affected.
The Company has planned hotel projects at 4 different locations in south
India in the year 1999-2000 at a total cost of Rs.3927.31 lacs. Your
Company invested Rs.1527.31 lacs from its own resources towards promoters'
contribution and completed the club houses at these locations. However,
in spite of giving in-principal sanction from financial institutions to
participate in this project, it restrained from extending any additional
support to your Company as they decided not to take any additional exposure
of the hotel industry. Because of this your Company could not complete the
hotel buildings without which revenues could not be generated. This
affected the financial leverage of the Company.
To add to these problems a new legislation "SEBI (Collective Investment
Schemes) Regulations, 1999 brought about the closure of all the
membership schemes like plantation schemes, etc. Such companies were
directed to make immediate premature repayments of the amounts collected
under such schemes. This not only strained the Company's cash flows but
also affected the normal business of the Company as the customers /
investors developed a negative psyche towards the Company.
The enactment and implementation of another ordinance "Maharashtra
Protection of Investors and Deposit Holders" by the government of
Maharashtra pushed the Company further into cash flow problems. Under the
provisions of this Act a deposit holder / investor can prosecute a Company
denying premature refund of deposits.
REFERENCE UNDER SECTION 15 OF THE SICK INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES (SPECIAL
PROVISIONS) ACT, 1985.
For the Financial Year ended 31st March 2002 the accumulated losses exceed
the Net Worth of the Company. Therefore, the provisions of Section 3(1) of
the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (SICA) are
applicable and a reference under Section 15 of SICA will be made by the
Company within the prescribed time limit to the Board for Industrial
Income Tax Assessments
The Company's Income tax assessments are completed upto the Assessment year
1998-99. Assessment for the Assessment year 1999-2000 is in progress.
Various appeals before the Appellate Authorities are being pursued.
In view of the loss the directors do not recommend any dividend during the
Pursuant to Section 217(2AA) of the Companies Act, 1956 the Directors
confirm that :-
1. In the preparation of the accounts the applicable accounting standards
have been followed;
2. Appropriate accounting policies have been selected and applied
consistently and judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent
have been made so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs
of the company as at 31st March 2002 and of the loss of the company for the
3. Proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of
adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the
Companies Act 1956, for safeguarding the assets of the company and for
preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.
4. The accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis.
In terms of the Corporate Governance guidelines issued by the Stock
Exchange, a report for the year 2001-02 is enclosed by way of Annexure "A"
to this report.
ENERGY CONSERVATION, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND
As the company has minimal manufacturing activity the consumption of energy
is minimal. Hence no separate details of energy consumption is provided in
the report. The company has taken all possible steps in conserving the
energy. Strict monitoring of the energy consumption at all units and
educating the staffs to the awareness of conserve the energy conservation
is done on a continuous basis. The company and its management is closely
monitoring the energy consumption at all steps are being initiated to
conserve the energy to the extent possible.
The company has not adopted any foreign technology during the year.
The company has not earned nor spent any foreign exchange during the year.
The Company has not taken any fixed deposits attracting the provisions of
section 58A of the Companies Act 1956 and the rules made thereunder.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
During the year there were no employees drawing remuneration attracting the
provisions of section 217 of the Companies Act 1956 and the rules made
During the year Shri. Vijay Kumar and Shri. Javed Akhtar have resigned from
the directorship of the company. The directors place on record
appreciation to the services rendered by them to the company.
The company has not issued any GDR's/ADR's during the year. However there
are payments due to the investors under the various schemes of the company
which are being honored gradually.
Shri Dedhia Talak Devji, Chartered Accountant Mumbai Auditors of the
Company retires at the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and
being eligible offers themselves for re-appointment.
DETAILS OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE REQUIREMENT
The additional details as required by the exchanges is provided in the
Annexure "A" forming part of their report.
Your Directors hereby than the employees, bankers and shareholders of the
company for their valued co-operation and confidence reposed with the
By Order of the Board
For Suman Motels Limited
Place : Mumbai Surendra M Khandhar
Dated : 05.06.2002 Managing Director