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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE900C01027 | SECTOR: Auto Ancillaries

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Annual Report

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Auditor's Report

Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited (“the Company”), which comprise the balance sheet as at 31 March 2019, and the statement of profit and loss (including other comprehensive income), statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”) in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2019, and loss and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those SAs are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Material Uncertainty Related to Going Concern

We draw attention to Note 4.4 in the financial statements, which indicates that the Company incurred a net loss of Rs. 1,262.75 lakhs during the year ended 31 March 2019, and, as of that date, the Company’s total liabilities exceeded its total assets by Rs. 4,155.07 lakhs. As stated in note 4.4, these events or conditions, along with other matters as set forth in note 4.4 indicate that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

Our opinion is not modified is respect of this matter.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

Description of Key Audit Matter

The key audit matter

How the matter was addressed in our audit

Going Concern

As of 31 March 2019, the Company’s total liabilities exceeded its total assets by Rs. 4,155.07 lakhs. Note 4.4 to the financial statements explains how the directors of the Company have formed a judgement that the going concern basis is appropriate in preparing the financial statements.

The directors of the Company made their assessment of going concern by preparing a cash flow forecast in which some key assumptions were applied. These key assumptions included forecasts of sales volumes, average selling prices, raw material costs and the availability of banking and other financing facilities as well as financial support from the Holding company.

We identified going concern as a key audit matter because a significant degree of management judgement is involved in making this assessment and in forecasting the future cash flows of the Company which are inherently uncertain and because the management judgement and inherent uncertainties could have significant impact on the basis of preparation of the financial statements and could be subject to management bias.

Our audit procedures included:

- Walking through the business planning process and assessing the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of management’s key internal controls over the assessment of going concern, including the preparation of cash flow forecasts.

- Inspecting letters of financial support from the Holding Company and assessing the ability of the Holding Company to provide such financial support by inspecting available financial information.

- Evaluating the key assumptions in the cash flow forecasts (including future revenue, gross profit, operating expenses and capital expenditure) with reference to historical production information, current performance, internal investment and production plans, and market and other external available information;

- Considering the accuracy and reliability of cash flow forecasts made by management in prior years by comparing them with the current year''s results;

- Assessing the availability of banking and other financing facilities and arrangements by inspecting underlying documentation, which included banking facility agreements signed before and after the reporting period end, and assessing the impact of any covenants and other restrictive terms therein

- We also checked if any waivers were obtained from the financial institutions from which borrowings are made.

Based on our procedures we noted that the key assumptions used in the forecasts were within a reasonable range of our expectations.

Revenue Recognition

The Company''s revenue is derived from the sale

Our audit procedures to assess the recognition of

of sheet metal stampings, welded assemblies and

revenue included the following:

modes for the automotive industry. The Company recognises revenue when the control is transferred to the customer.

- evaluating the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over the existence, accuracy and timing of

The terms set out in the Company''s sales contracts

revenue recognition;

relating to goods acceptance by customers are varied. Accordingly, the terms and conditions of sales contracts may affect the timing of recognition of sales to customers as each sales contract could have different terms relating to customer acceptance of the goods sold.

- performed substantive test of details over revenue recognized throughout the period by selecting a sample of transactions to ensure that the samples selected meet the revenue recognition criteria and are appropriately recorded;

We identified the recognition of revenue as a key audit matter because revenue is one of the key performance indicators of the Company and is, therefore, subject to an inherent risk of misstatement to meet targets or expectations and because errors in the recognition of revenue could

- tested sample transactions around the period end to ensure they were recorded in the correct period; and tested journal entries posted to revenue accounts focusing on unusual or irregular items, if any.

have a material impact on the Company.

Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report Thereon

The Company''s management and Board of Directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Company''s annual report, but does not include the financial statements and our auditors’ report thereon. The said other information is expected to be made available to us after the date of this auditor''s report.

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

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information identified above when it becomes available and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.

Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s management and Board of Directors are responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs, profit/loss and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) specified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, management and Board of Directors are responsible for assessing the Company''s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

Board of Directors is also responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting process.

Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditors'' report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

- Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

- Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Act, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the company has adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

- Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

- Conclude on the appropriateness of management''s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditors'' report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditors'' report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

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

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditors'' report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (“the Order”) issued by the Central Government in terms of section 143 (11) of the Act, we give in the “Annexure A” a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act, we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of 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 the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

c) The balance sheet, the statement of profit and loss (including other comprehensive income), the statement of changes in equity and the statement of cash flows dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the specified under section 133 of the Act.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in “Annexure B”.

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors'' Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations as at 31 March 2019 on its financial position in its financial statements - Refer Note 36 to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company;

iv. The disclosures in the financial statements regarding holdings as well as dealings in specified bank notes during the period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016 have not been made in these financial statements since they do not pertain to the financial year ended 31 March 2019.

3. With respect to the matter to be included in the Auditors’ Report under section 197(16):

In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the current year is in accordance with the provisions of Section 197 of the Act. The remuneration paid to any director is not in excess of the limit laid down under Section 197 of the Act. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has not prescribed other details under Section 197(16) which are required to be commented upon by us.

Annexure A to Independent Auditors’ Report

Referred to in paragraph 1 in Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Independent Auditors’ Report of even date to the Members of the Company on the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019, we report that:

i. (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In accordance with this programme, all fixed assets were verified during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company except for leasehold land at Bhosari MIDC, which is in the name of JBM Tools Limited (name changed to Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited). The Company is in the process of transferring the title deeds in the name of the Company.

ii. In our opinion and according to information and explanation given to us, and on the basis of our examination of records of the Company, the inventory except inventories lying with third parties and goods-in-transit have been physically verified at reasonable intervals by the management. In respect of inventory lying with third party, these have substantially been confirmed by them and with respect of goods-in-transit, subsequent goods receipt have been verified by the management. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and book records were INR 221.58 lakhs (net). According to the information and explanation given to us, the said differences are mainly on account of pending bill of material correction and try outs for new projects, and the same has been accounted in the books of accounts. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

iii. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”). Accordingly, paragraph 3(iii) (a), (b) and (c) of the Order are not applicable.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, made any investments or provided any guarantees or securities to which provisions of section 185 and 186 of the Act apply. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public in terms of directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the rules made there under.

vi. The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under Section 148(1) of the Act read with the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 for the goods sold and services rendered by the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident fund, Employees’ state insurance, Income-tax, Duty of customs, Goods and service tax and other material statutory dues as applicable, with the appropriate authorities, except for provident fund dues referred to in note 36 to the financial statements. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax, Service tax, Duty of excise, Value added tax and Cess.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident fund, Employees'' state insurance, Income-tax, Duty of customs, Goods and Service Tax and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2019, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. We draw attention to note 36 to the financial statements which more fully explains the matter regarding non-payment of provident fund contribution pursuant to Supreme Court judgment dated 28 February 2019.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income-tax, Sales- tax, Service tax, Duty of customs, Duty of excise, Value added tax and Goods and service tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute except for the following:

Name of statue

Nature of dues

Amount* (in Rs. Lakhs)

Amount paid under protest (in Rs.Lakhs)

Period to which the amount relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

Central Excise Act, 1944

Penalty

14.38

-

2007-2011

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty and Penalty

21.53

0.80

2007-2009

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Penalty

5.25

5.25

2001-2004

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty

31.00

-

1998-2009

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty

123.96

-

2008-2009

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Penalty

9.31

-

2005-2006

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944

Penalty

83.82

69.75

2006-2011

Bombay High Court

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty

357.37

-

2002-2005

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959

Sales Tax

2.92

-

2002-03

Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002

Sales Tax

66.58

8.57

2011-12

Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002

Sales Tax

22.23

5.57

2012-13

Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002

Sales Tax

186.45

10.95

2013-14

Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income

Tax

30.08

-

2002-03

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Name of statue

Nature of dues

Amount* (in Rs. Lakhs)

Amount paid under protest (in Rs. Lakhs)

Period to which the amount relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income

Tax

7.65

-

2008-09

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income

Tax

10.69

-

2009-10

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income

Tax

17.78

-

2005-06

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income

Tax

6.94

-

2011-12

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

* Amount disclosed above excludes interest and penalty wherever applicable.

viii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to any financial institution or banks. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from Government or debentures holders as at the balance sheet date.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer, further public offer (including debt instruments) or by way of term loans during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3(ix) of the order is not applicable.

x. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

xi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, managerial remuneration has been paid or provided in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with schedule V to the Act (refer note 45).

xii. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi Company as per the Act. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xii) of the order is not applicable.

xiii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, all transactions with related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 of the Act and the details, as required by the applicable accounting standards have been disclosed in the financial statements.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partially convertible debentures during the year.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with them during the year.

xvi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not required to register under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India, 1934.

Annexure B to Independent Auditors’ Report on the financial statements of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited for the year ended 31 March 2019

Report on the internal financial controls with reference to the aforesaid financial statements under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013

(Referred to in paragraph 2(f) under ‘Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

Opinion

We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Limited (“the Company”) as of 31 March 2019 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements and such internal financial controls were operating effectively as at 31 March 2019, based on the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (the “Guidance Note”).

Management’s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company''s management and the Board of Directors are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to company''s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”).

Auditors’ Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company''s internal financial controls with reference to financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing, prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements were established and maintained and whether such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements included obtaining an understanding of such internal financial controls, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company''s internal financial controls with reference to financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial controls with Reference to Financial Statements

A company''s internal financial controls with reference to financial statements is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company''s internal financial controls with reference to financial statements include those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition, use, or disposition of the company''s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial controls with Reference to Financial Statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101248W/W-100022

Swapnil Dakshindas

Place: Pune Partner

Date : April 24, 2019 Membership Number 113896