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Goodricke Group

BSE: 500166|NSE: GOODRICKE|ISIN: INE300A01016|SECTOR: Plantations - Tea & Coffee
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Accounting Policy Year : Mar '16

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Goodricke is engaged in the manufacture and cultivation of tea. The Company owns 17 tea estates spread across West Bengal and Assam and sells bulk tea both in domestic and international markets. The Company also produces Instant Tea at its plant located in Dooars, West Bengal primarily for the international market and has got a strong presence in Packet Tea domestic market through its various Brands. The Company is a public listed company and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

1 SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1.1 CONVENTION

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis. These financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

1.2 BASIS OF PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

All assets and liabilities have been classified as current or noncurrent as per the Company’s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the Schedule III to the Companies Act 2013. The Company has ascertained its operating cycle as twelve months for the purpose of current and noncurrent classification of assets and liabilities.

1.3 FIXED ASSETS

1.3.1 TANGIBLE

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition together with any incidental expenses of acquisition.

All expenditure incurred for extension of new areas of cultivation are capitalized. However, cost of upkeep and maintenance and cost of replanting in existing areas are charged to revenue.

Subsidies from Government in respect of fixed assets are deducted from the cost of respective assets.

Profit or Loss on disposal of Fixed Assets is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.3.2 INTANGIBLE

Cost of software is capitalized where it is expected to provide future enduring economic benefits. Capitalization costs include license fees and cost of implementation / system integration services. The costs are capitalized in the year in which the relevant software is implemented for use. Expenses incurred on up gradation / enhancements are charged off as revenue expenditure unless they bring similar significant additional benefits.

1.3.3 DEPRECIATION AND AMMORTISATION

Depreciation on assets till 31st December, 2014 was provided on written down value method. With Effect from 1st January, 2015 the Company has changed the method of depreciation to Straight Line Method to align with the industry practice. Depreciation on Straight Line method is provided on book value of tangible fixed assets(Other than Estate Development and livestock) in the manner and on the basis of useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act 2013, which are also supported by technical evaluation. Items of Fixed Assets for which related actual cost do not exceed Rs.5000 are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

Leasehold land is amortized over the period of lease. Estate Development is not depreciated. Livestock is expensed over its useful life.

Capitalized software costs are amortized on a straight line basis over a period of five years.

1.3.4 IMPAIRMENT OF FIXED ASSETS

An impairment loss is recognized where applicable, when the carrying value of the fixed assets of a cash generating unit exceeds its net selling price or value in use, whichever is higher.

1.4 INVESTMENTS

Long Term Investments are stated at cost and where applicable, provision is made in case of other than temporary diminution in value of investments. Current investments are stated at lower of cost or fair value.

1.5 INVENTORIES

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on weighted average basis. Cost comprises expenditure incurred in the normal course of business in bringing such inventories to their location and condition and includes appropriate overheads. Provision is made for obsolete and slow moving stocks where necessary.

1.6 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Research and Development Expenditure of revenue nature is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss and capital expenditure is treated as fixed assets.

1.7 RETIREMENT BENEFITS

The Company operates defined contribution schemes like Provident Fund and defined Contribution Pension Schemes. The Company makes regular contribution to provident funds which are fully funded and administered by Government and are independent of Company’s finance. Contributions are recognized in Statement of Profit and Loss on an accrual basis. The Company operates a non contributory defined contribution pension scheme for certain employees. The Company contributes 15% of the employees’ current salary to the above contribution fund which is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

The Company also operates defined benefit Provident Fund Schemes for certain employees which are fully funded and administered by trustees and are independent of the Company’s finance. The Company makes regular contributions to the fund and shortfall if any, determined by annual actuarial valuation, is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Defined Benefit Gratuity Plan is maintained by the company for all its eligible employees. The Company also operates a Non Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Scheme for certain employees. The Company contributes to such funds on the basis of actuarial valuation at the end of each year after setting off any net asset in respect of either fund. Both the Pension Fund and gratuity fund are administered by the Trustees and is independent of the Company’s finance.

For Schemes where recognized funds have been set up annual contributions determined as payable in the actuarial valuation report are contributed. Actuarial gains & losses are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Post retirement medical benefits are provided by the Company for certain category of employees. Liability is determined through independent year end actuarial valuation and is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Provision is made for retirement leave encashment benefit payable to employees on the basis of independent actuarial valuation, at the end of each year and charge is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.8 SALES

Sales represent the invoiced value of goods supplied less Sales Tax / Value Added Tax.

1.9 INCOME FROM INVESTMENTS

Income from investments is included together with the related tax credit in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.10 REPLANTING AND OTHER SUBSIDIES

Replanting and other subsidies of revenue nature are recognized as income in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.11 FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded in rupees by applying the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction. Transactions remaining unsettled are translated at the rate of exchange ruling at the end of the year. Exchange gain or loss arising on settlement/translation is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Premium or discount on forward contracts is amortized as expense or income over the life of the contract. Foreign exchange forward contracts are revalued at the balance sheet date and the exchange difference is recognized as gain/loss in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Profit or Loss on cancellations/renewals of forward contracts is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.12 TAXES ON INCOME

Current tax represents the amount computed as per prevailing taxation laws under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred Tax is recognized, subject to the consideration of prudence, on timing differences, being the difference between taxable incomes and accounting income that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred Tax assets have been recognized where there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized.

1.13 BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing cost attributable to acquisition and/or construction of qualifying assets are capitalized as a part of the cost of such assets up to the date when such assets are ready for intended use. Other borrowing costs are charged to Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.14 LEASES

Lease Payments under the Operating Lease are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss, on a straight line basis over the lease term.

1.15 PROVISIONS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

Provisions are recognized when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event, it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and there is a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are measured at the best estimate of the expenditure required to settle the present obligation at the Balance sheet date and are not discounted to its present value.

Contingent liabilities are disclosed when there is a possible obligation arising from past events, the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurrence or non occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the company or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle or a reliable estimate of the amount cannot be made, is termed as a contingent liability.

1.16 USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management’s best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in the future periods. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognized prospectively in the current and future periods.

1.17 EARNING PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period and for all periods presented is adjusted for events, such as bonus shares, other than the conversion of potential equity shares that have changed the number of equity shares outstanding, without a corresponding change in resources. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period is adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

1.18 CASH & CASH EQUIVALENT

Cash & Cash Equivalents include cash in hand, demand deposits with banks and other short term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

1.19 SEGMENT REPORTING

The Company is engaged in the business of cultivation, manufacture and sale of Tea which is the sole Primary business segment. The products and their applications are homogeneous in nature. The secondary segments are classified as Exports and Domestic. The Segment wise Revenue, results, assets and liabilities figures relate to the respective amounts directly identifiable to each of the segments. Unallowable income / expenditure relate to the Company as a whole and are earned / incurred at the corporate level. Pricing of inter segment transfers is based on benchmark market price.

2.3 Rights, Preferences and Restrictions attached to Shares

The Company has only one class of shares referred to as Equity shares having a par value of Rs.10 per share. Each Shareholder is eligible for one vote per share held. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the Shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting. In the event of liquidation, the Equity Shareholders are eligible to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

2.4 There is no movement of Share Capital during the year.

3.1 Capital Reserve includes Rs.3,883,676/- pre-acquisition profit

3.2 Development Rebate Reserve, Development Allowance Reserve and Investment Allowance (Utilized) Reserve are transferred from Pre-Merger Reserves.

6.1 Working Capital Loans are secured by equitable mortgage by deposit of title deeds of the Company’s Tea Estates and hypothecation of entire tea crop and other producers of Tea Estates as well as stocks of tea manufactured or in process and book debts, and entire movable plant and machinery, tools and accessories and other movable fixed assets both present and future.

8.1 There is no amount due and outstanding to be credited to Investor Education and Protection Fund as at 31st March, 2016

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