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Directors Report Year End : Mar '18    Mar 17

Dear Shareholders (Members),

On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to present the 71st Annual Report together with the Audited Statement of Accounts of Bright Brothers Limited (the Company) for the year ended 31st March, 2018.

Financial Performance:

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Particulars

Year Ended 31st March, 2018

Year Ended 31st March, 2017

Net Sales and Operating Income

21,697.23

18,353.47

Less: Expenses

20,559.98

17,581.80

Operating Profit

1,137.25

771.67

Add: Other income

103.15

163.13

Profit before Depreciation, Finance Cost and Tax

1,240.40

934.80

Finance costs

581.19

448.18

Depreciation and amortization expenses

545.93

485.80

Profit before tax

113.28

0.82

Less: Tax expenses

(7.08)

27.00

Profit/(Loss) after tax

120.36

(26.18)

Other comprehensive income

10.99

Total Comprehensive Income

131.35

(26.18)

Summary of Operations:

The total operational income of your company for the year ended 31st March, 2018 stood at Rs.21,697.23 lakhs as against Rs.18,353.47 lakhs in the previous year resulting in an increase of Rs.3,343.76 lakhs as compared to the previous year.

The Operating Profit before Depreciation, Finance Cost and Tax for the year ended 31st March, 2018 amounted to Rs.1,240.40 lakhs as against Rs.934.80 lakhs in the previous year.

The Year in Retrospect

The year 2017-18 has been remarkable for India''s global image as a promising investment destination. Moody''s Investor Service upgraded India''s sovereign credit rating to Baa2. These improvements in rankings have been a result of various reform measures undertaken by the Government such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Demonetization, progress in Aadhaar enrollment and announcement of the Government''s decision for recapitalization of public sector banks.

A country''s international ranking and sovereign ratings are used by investors not only to ascertain its macroeconomic health and investment climate, but also to instill confidence in its economy. In terms of the ''Ease of Doing Business,'' India emerged in the top 100 countries, an improvement of 30 places. This improvement was attributed to the changes brought about by the sustained business reforms undertaken over the course of the year.

India''s GDP grew 7.2% in the third quarter, surpassing expectations and wresting back the mantle of fastest growing economy especially in manufacturing, construction and agricultural sector. The revival theme was backed up by core sector growth, which picked up pace in January following an uptick in sectors including cement, electricity, coal, refinery products and steel, indicating a strong start to the last quarter of FY18. Manufacturing grew 8.1% in the third quarter and is projected to expand at 5.1% for the full year, compared with 7.9% growth in FY17, indicating that factories and companies have come to terms with GST, which was put in place on July 1.

India is witnessing structural shifts at multiple levels and across various sectors. It is not only transitioning from an informal to a formal economy, but also from a cash to a digital economy and an offline to an online one. Due to this, the economy may experience short-term pains, but in the long run, it stands to gain.

Outlook for the current year

The confidence in the Indian economy has increased substantially because of the policy measures of the Government and Central Bank. Going forward, several significant developments in the recent period augur well for growth prospects. Firstly, capital raised from the primary capital market has increased significantly after several years of sluggish activity. The capital raised has been deployed to set up new projects and it will add to the demand in the short run and boost the growth potential of the economy over the medium-term. Secondly, the improvement in the ease of doing business ranking should help sustain foreign direct investment in the economy. Lastly, large distressed borrowers are being referenced to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and public-sector banks are being recapitalised. The upcoming year will be a year of growth, which has been rightly endorsed by the World Bank. According to the World Bank, when compared to other emerging economies, India has an enormous growth potential with the implementation of comprehensive reforms.

The manufacturing sector also recorded the strongest improvement in business activity as new orders picked up supported by the reduction in GST rates and strong demand conditions. Apart from investing in new product development, manufacturers are moving to product service offering. Efforts are on in forming multi-national partnerships, alliances and joint ventures in order to secure FDI, benefit from advanced technologies, and improve productivity through factory automation.

Industrial manufacturing is a major growth sector for the Indian economy with diverse companies including those engaged in manufacturing of machinery and equipment, electrical and metal products, cement, building and construction material, rubber and plastic products and automation technology products.

Manufacturing has emerged as one of the high growth sectors in India. Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, had launched the ''Make in India'' program to place India on the world map as a manufacturing hub and give global recognition to the Indian economy. India is expected to become the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by the end of year 2020.

Material changes and commitments, if any, affecting the financial position of the Company which have occurred between the end of the financial year till the date of report

There is no material event that has occurred from the end of the financial year till the date of the Directors'' Report.

Dividend and Reserves

Your Directors are pleased to recommend a dividend of Rs.2 per Equity Share on 56,80,235 Equity Shares of Rs.10 each for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018. The said dividend, if approved by the members, would involve a cash outflow Rs.136.95 lakhs comprising of Rs.113.60 lakhs as dividend and Rs.23.35 lakhs as tax on dividend.

The dividend will be paid subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to those shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members of the Company as on the specified date.

Share Capital

The paid up Equity Share Capital as on 31st March, 2018 was Rs.567.60 lakhs. During the year, the Company has not issued any shares.

Loans, guarantees or investments

Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the notes accompanying the financial statements.

Fixed Deposits

Your Company has not accepted any deposits from public and its members. There has been no deposit which was unpaid or unclaimed as at the end of the year. There has not been any default in repayment of deposits or payment of interest thereon during the year. The Company is holding deposits of Rs.263 lakhs from its Directors and Rs.135.80 lakhs from its members as on 31st March, 2018.

Related party transactions

All transactions entered with related parties for the year under review were on arm''s length basis and in the ordinary course of business and the provisions of Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not attracted. Thus, disclosure in AOC-2 is not required. Further, there are no material related party transactions during the year under review with the Promoters, Directors, and Key Managerial Personnel.

All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee as also before the Board for approval. Omnibus approval was obtained for transactions which are repetitive in nature. A statement giving details of all the transactions entered into pursuant to omnibus approval are placed before the Audit Committee and Board for a review.

The policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board of Directors has been uploaded on the website of the Company. None of the Directors have any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company.

Insurance

All the assets of the Company are fully insured against major risks.

Unsecured Loan

The Company has obtained unsecured loan from Smt. Hira T. Bhojwani, Whole Time Director to meet the short term requirements of the company. The total outstanding loan as on 31st March, 2018 is Rs.210 lakhs.

Internal financial controls

The internal financial controls with reference to the Financial Statements are commensurate with the size and nature of business of the Company. The Company has appointed Internal Auditors who periodically audit the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal controls laid down by the management and suggest improvements. The Audit Committee periodically approves the audit reports, implementation of audit recommendations, if any and adequacy of internal controls.

Significant and material orders passed by the Regulators

During the year under review, no significant and material orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals impacting the going concern status and Company''s operations.

Directors'' Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to the requirement of clause (c) of sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, your Directors confirm that:

(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

(b) the Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss of the Company for that period;

(c) the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

(d) the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

(e) the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively;

(f) the Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

Management Discussion and Analysis

Management Discussion and Analysis of the financial conditions and result of operations of the Company for the period under review as required under Regulation 34(2)(e) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 is given in a separate statement in the Annual Report as Annexure I.

Corporate Governance

A separate report on Corporate Governance is set out in Annexure II.

Meetings of the Board and its Committees

The details of the Board meetings and various Committee meetings have been mentioned in the Report of Corporate Governance annexed as Annexure II.

Extract of Annual Return

Pursuant to Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, an extract of the annual return in the form of MGT-9 is annexed as Annexure III.

Report of the Statutory Auditors and Notes to Financial Statements

At the 70th Annual General Meeting held on 10th August, 2017, the members had appointed M/s. Desai Saksena & Associates, Chartered Accountants as Statutory Auditors of the Company from the conclusion of the 70th Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of the 75th Annual General Meeting. As per the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017, enforced on 7th May, 2018 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the appointment of Statutory Auditors is not required to be ratified at every Annual General Meeting.

Further, the Report of the Statutory Auditors alongwith notes to Schedules is enclosed to this report. There has been no qualification, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer given by the Auditors in their Report. The observations made in the Auditor''s Report are self-explanatory and therefore, do not call for any further comments.

Cost Audit

As per the requirement of the Central Government and pursuant to Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time, your Company needs to conduct a Cost Audit for the financial year ending on 31st March, 2019.

The Board of Directors, on recommendation of the Audit Committee, has appointed M/s. S. R. Singh & Co., Cost Accountants, as Cost Auditor to audit the cost accounts of the Company for the financial year 2018-19 at a remuneration of '' 1,50,000 plus tax as applicable and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. As required under Companies Act, 2013, a resolution seeking members'' approval for the remuneration payable to the Cost Auditor forms part of the Notice convening Annual General Meeting.

Secretarial Audit

In terms of Section 204 of the Act and Rules made there under, M/s. Kiran Golla & Associates, Practicing Company Secretary have been appointed Secretarial Auditor of the Company. The report of the Secretarial Auditor for the financial year 2017-18 is enclosed as Annexure IV to this report.

The Report is self-explanatory and does not call for any further comments.

Whistle Blower Policy

Pursuant to the requirement of the Act, the Company has approved its Whistle Blower Policy which is also called as vigil mechanism. It is uploaded on website of the company.

This mechanism enables directors and employees to report concerns about unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company''s code of conduct or ethics policy.

Risk Management Policy

The Company has developed and implemented the Risk Management Policy.

The Company considers ongoing risk management to be a core component of the management of the Company and understands that the Company''s ability to identify and address risk is central to achieving its corporate objectives.

The policy is in compliance with SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 hereinafter referred to as Listing Regulations and provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 which requires the Company to lay down procedures about risk assessment and risk minimization.

Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

Mr. Suresh Bhojwani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Company will retire by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment.

During the year under review, Mrs. Sarita Magar resigned as the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company and Mrs. Sonali Pednekar was appointed in her place with effect from 14th February, 2018.

Declaration by Independent Directors

Mr. K. P. Rao, Dr. T. S. Sethurathnam and Mr. Byram Jeejeebhoy are independent Directors on the Board of your Company. In the opinion of the Board and as confirmed by these Directors, they fulfill the conditions specified in Section 149 of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and Regulations 16(1)(b) of Listing Regulations about their status as Independent Directors of the Company.

Company''s Policy on Appointment and Remuneration

The objective of Remuneration Policy is to attract, motivate and retain qualified and expert individuals that the Company needs in order to achieve its strategic and operational objectives, whilst acknowledging the societal context around remuneration and recognizing interest of stakeholders.

Formal Annual Evaluation by the Board of its own performance and that of its Committees and individual Directors

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a structured questionnaire was prepared after taking into consideration the various aspects of the Board''s functioning, composition of the Board and its Committees. The evaluation process inter alia considers attendance of Directors at Board and Committee meetings, participation at meetings, domain knowledge, cohesion the Board''s meetings, awareness and observance of governance, etc.

The Board carried out performance evaluation of the Board, Board committees, Individual Directors and Chairperson.

Familiarisation programme

The Company has put in place an induction and familiarization programme for all its directors including the Independent Directors. The familiarization programme for Independent Directors in terms of provisions of Regulation 46(2)(1) of Listing Regulations is uploaded on the website of the Company.

Transfer of Unclaimed dividend and underlying shares to Investor Education and Protection Fund

During the year, your Company has transferred the dividend lying unpaid or unclaimed for a period of seven years and the underlying shares to the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF).

Pursuant to the provisions of the Investor Education Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016, the Company has filed the necessary forms and uploaded the aforesaid details on IEPF website (www.iepf.gov.in).

Particulars of Employees

Disclosure pertaining to remuneration and other details as required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are provided in the Annexure forming part of the Annual Report.

Having regard to the provisions of Section 136(1) read with its relevant proviso of the Companies Act, 2013, the Annual Report excluding the aforesaid information is being sent to the members of the Company. The said information is available for inspection at the Registered Office of the Company during working hours and any member interested in obtaining such information may write to the Company Secretary.

None of the employees of the Company is falling under the criteria as set out in Rule 5(2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 regarding remuneration.

Human Resources

Your Company treats its human resources as one of its most important assets.

Your Company is focused on the promotion of talent internally through job rotation and job enlargement.

Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

The Company has formulated a policy on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. During the year under review, no complaints were filed under the said Act.

Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

Information given as required under Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

A. Conservation of Energy:

Continuous monitoring and awareness amongst employees has helped to avoid wastage of energy. Various investments in reducing the consumption of energy has helped the Company to reduce the overall power consumption.

Continuous study and analysis for energy conservation, installation of energy efficient equipments has resulted into lower units of power consumption per kg production of finished products. Energy Conservation measures taken:

- Installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to reduce the power consumption of old machines.

- Energy efficient pump for cooling tower.

- Installation of servo drives in injection moulding machines to reduce power consumption.

- Replacement of higher HP motor with lower HP motor.

- Replacement of CFL with LED lights.

B. Technology Absorption, Adaptation and Innovation:

NOT APPLICABLE

C. Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo:

Foreign Exchange Earnings: Nil

Foreign Exchange Outgo: Rs.61.12 lakhs

Acknowledgement

Your Directors place on record their appreciation for employees at all levels who have contributed to the growth and performance of your Company.

Your Directors also thank the clients, vendors, bankers, shareholders and advisers of the Company for their continued support.

Your Directors also thank the Central and State Government and other statutory authorities for their continued support.

For and on behalf of the Board,

BRIGHT BROTHERS LIMITED

Suresh Bhojwani

Chairman & Managing Director

DIN 00032966

Place : Mumbai

Date : 29th May, 2018

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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