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Waterbase Ltd.

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NSE: WATERBASE ISIN Code: INE054C01015
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VOLUME 18917
52-Week high 164.50
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P/E 34.50
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 416
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OPEN 100.00
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VOLUME 18917
52-Week high 164.50
52-Week low 65.00
P/E 34.50
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 416
Buy Price 100.00
Buy Qty 50.00
Sell Price 100.35
Sell Qty 28.00

Waterbase Ltd. (WATERBASE) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To The Members of

The Waterbase Limited

Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements Opinion

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of The Waterbase Limited (the"Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2019 andthe Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Statement ofCash Flow and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and a summary ofsignificant 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 financial statements give the information required by theCompanies Act 2013 (the "Act") in the manner so required and give a true andfair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in India of thestate of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2019 and its profit total comprehensiveincome its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the financial statements in accordance with the Standards onAuditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act (SAs). Our responsibilities underthose Standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibility for the Auditof the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia (ICAI) together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thefinancial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and wehave fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirementsand the ICAI’s Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us issufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the financialstatements.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These matterswere addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole and informing our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. Wehave determined the matters described below to be the key audit matters to be communicatedin our report.

Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report Thereon

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. Theother information comprises the Board’s Report including Annexures to Board’sReport and Management Discussion and Analysis Report but does not include the financialstatements and our auditor’s report thereon.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and wedo not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is toread the other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained during thecourse of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially 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 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 financial statements that givea true and fair view of the financial position financial performance including othercomprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance withthe 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 financial statement that givea true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror. In preparing the financial statements management is responsible for assessing theCompany’s ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicable mattersrelated to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless managementeither intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has no realisticalternative but to do so. Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing theCompany’s financial reporting process.

Auditor’s Responsibility for the Audit of the Financial statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financialstatements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or errorand to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is ahigh level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance withSAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arisefrom fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in the aggregate theycould reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on thebasis of these financial statements. As part of an audit in accordance with SAs weexercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.We also:

Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statementswhether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsive to thoserisks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis forour opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud ishigher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusion forgeryintentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.

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 reasonableness ofaccounting 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 theCompany’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a materialuncertainty exists we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to therelated disclosures in the financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate tomodify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to thedate of our auditor’s report. However future events or conditions may cause theCompany to cease to continue as a going concern.

Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent theunderlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the financial statements thatindividually or in aggregate makes it probable that the economic decisions of areasonably knowledgeable user of the financial statements may be influenced. We considerquantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) planning the scope of our auditwork and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect of anyidentified misstatements in the financial statements.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other matters theplanned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies 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 significance in the audit of the financial statements of thecurrent period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in ourauditor’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 benefits 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 Flow and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by thisReport are in agreement with the relevant books of account.

d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Ind AS specifiedunder Section 133 of the Act.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors are disqualifiedas on March 31 2019 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". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal financial controlsover financial 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 financial positionin its financial statements - Refer Note 33(a) and Note 33(b) to the financial statement;

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 ("theOrder") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act wegive in "Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4of the Order.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
Partner
(Membership No. 054785)
Place: New Delhi
Date: May 15 2019

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph f) under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements’ section of our report of even date) Report on the Internal FinancialControls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of theCompanies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of TheWaterbase Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2019 in conjunction with ouraudit of 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. 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 theprevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information asrequired under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor’s Responsibility

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 controlssystem over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company’s internal financial control over financial reporting is a processdesigned to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reportingand the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance withgenerally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal financial control overfinancial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to themaintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect thetransactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonableassurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financialstatements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receiptsand expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised 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 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 March 31 2019 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)
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
Partner
(Membership No. 054785)
Place: New Delhi
Date: May 15 2019

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements’ section of our report of even date)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of property plant and equipment.

(b) The Company has a program of verification of property plant and equipment to coverall the items in a phased manner over a period of three years which in our opinion isreasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuantto the program certain property plant and equipment were physically verified by theManagement during the year. According to the information and explanations given to us nomaterial discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(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 /conveyance deed provided to us we report that the title deeds comprising all theimmovable properties of land and buildings which are freehold are held in the name of theCompany as at the balance sheet date. Immovable properties of land and buildings whosetitle deeds have been pledged as security for loans are held in the name of the Companybased on the confirmations directly received by us from lenders.

(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe Management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed onphysical verification.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theCompanies 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 or did not had any unclaimed deposits at thebeginning of the year and accordingly reporting under clause (v) of CARO 2016 is notapplicable.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has not been specified by the Central Governmentunder section 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been generally regular in depositing undisputed statutorydues including Provident Fund Employees’ State Insurance Income-tax Goods andService Tax Customs Duty cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to theappropriate authorities. There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of ProvidentFund Employees’ State Insurance Income-tax Goods and Service Tax Customs Dutycess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31 2019 for a period ofmore than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Dutyand Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2019 on account ofdisputes are given below:

Name of Statute Nature of dues Forum where dispute is pending Period to which the amount relates Amount (Rs. in Lakhs)
Customs Act 1962 Custom Duty Chennai High Court 1995-96 535.36
Finance Act1994 (Chapter V) Service Tax (including penalty etc.) CESTAT-Hyderabad 2006-07 61.87#
Central Excise Act CENVAT Credit Andhra Pradesh High Court 2007-09 22.86@
Central Sales Tax Act 1956 Central Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal Vizag 2009-10 70.86*
Central Sales Tax Act 1956 Central Sales Tax Asst. Commissioner (C.T.) (LTU) Nellore 2012-13 2.38
Finance Act1994 (Chapter V) Service Tax (including penalty etc.) Asst. Commissioner (C.T.) 2012-13 to 2014-15 2.99
Income Tax Act Income Tax Deputy CIT Kolkata 2010-11 to 2013-14 0.20^
Income Tax Act Income Tax Assistant CIT Kolkata 2015-16 0.49

# Net of Rs. 2.00 Lakhs paid under protest.

@ Net of Rs. 34.72 Lakhs paid under protest and Rs. 14.88 Lakhs appropriated by theDepartment * Net of Rs. 35.43 Lakhs paid under protest.

^ Net of Rs. 14.68 Lakhs appropriated / adjusted by the Department.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to banks. TheCompany has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutions and governmentor has not issued any debentures.

(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments). In our opinion and according to the information andexplanations given to us money raised by way of term loans have been applied by theCompany during the year for the purposes for which they were raised other than temporarydeployment pending application of proceeds.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees 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 the CARO 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 ofrelated party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required bythe applicable 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 persons connected with him and hence provisions of section 192 of theCompanies Act 2013 are not applicable.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
Partner
(Membership No. 054785)
Place: New Delhi
Date: May 15 2019

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