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ITD Cementation India

BSE: 509496|NSE: ITDCEM|ISIN: INE686A01026|SECTOR: Construction & Contracting - Civil
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CORPORATE INFORMATION

ITD Cementation India Limited (''ITD Cem'' or ''the Company'') was incorporated in 1978 and is engaged in construction of a wide variety of structures like maritime structures, mass rapid transport systems (MRTS), dams & tunnels, airports, highways, bridges & flyovers and other foundations and specialist engineering work. The activities of the Company comprise only one business segment viz. Construction.

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

A. Basis of accounting and preparation of standalone financial statements

The standalone financial statements of the Company have been prepared to comply in all material respects with the accounting standards notified by the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, read with Rule 7 to the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 in respect of Section 133 to the Companies Act, 2013. The standalone financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, on an accrual basis of accounting.

The accounting policies applied are consistent with those used in the previous year.

B. Accounting estimates

The preparation of the standalone financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities as at the date of standalone financial statements and the results of operation during the reported period. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates. Which are recognized in the period in which these are determined.

C. Fixed assets

Tangible assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Borrowing costs relating to acquisition of fixed assets which takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are also included to the extent they relate to the period till such assets are ready to be put to use.

Subsequent expenditures related to an item of tangible asset are added to its book value only if they increase the future benefits from the existing asset beyond its previously assessed standard of performance.

Capital work in progress represents expenditure incurred in respect of capital projects under development and are carried at cost. Cost includes related acquisition expenses, construction cost and other direct expenditure.

D. Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

(i) Depreciation on tangible assets is provided on straight line basis at useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 on a pro-rata basis. However, certain class of plant and machinery are depreciated on the useful life different from the useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 having regard to useful life of those assets in construction projects based on the management''s experience of use of those assets which is in line with industry practices.

(ii) Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lease period or useful life whichever is lower.

(iii) Depreciation for additions to/deductions from, owned assets is calculated pro rata from/to the month of additions/deductions.

E. Impairment of assets

The carrying amounts of the Company''s assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. An impairment loss is recognized whenever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets net selling price and its value in use. Impairment loss is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss or against revaluation surplus where applicable beyond the carrying value that would have prevailed by charging usual depreciation if there was no impairment.

A previously recognized impairment loss is increased or reversed depending on changes in circumstances. However the carrying value after reversal is not increased beyond the carrying value that would have prevailed by charging usual depreciation if there was no impairment.

F. Investments

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as non-current investments.

Current investments are carried in the standalone financial statements at lower of cost or fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Non-current investments are carried at cost and provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

Investments in integrated Joint Ventures are carried at cost net of adjustments for Company''s share in profits or losses as recognized.

G. Inventories

i. Construction materials are valued at cost. Cost is determined on a first-in, first-out method and comprises the purchase price including duties and taxes (other than those subsequently recoverable by the Company from the taxing authorities).

ii. Tools and equipment are stated at cost less the amount amortized. Tools and equipment are amortized over their estimated useful lives ranging from 3 to 10 years. Cost is determined by the weighted average method.

iii. Machinery spares that are of regular use are charged to the statement of profit and loss as and when consumed.

iv. Unbilled work in progress: Work done remaining to be certified/billed is recognized as unbilled work in progress provided it is probable that they will be recovered in the accounts. The same is valued at the realizable value.

H. Revenue recognition

i) On contracts

Revenue from construction contracts is recognized on the basis of percentage completion method. The stage of completion of a contract is determined by the proportion that contract costs incurred for work performed up to the reporting date bear to the estimated total contract costs. Contract revenue earned in excess of certification has been classified as Unbilled work-in-progress and certification in excess of contract revenue has been classified as Other current liabilities in the standalone financial statements. Amounts recoverable in respect of the price and other escalation, bonus claims adjudication and variation in contract work required for performance of the contract to the extent that it is probable that they will result in revenue.

In addition, if it is expected that the contract will make a loss, the estimated loss is immediately provided for in the books of account. Contractual liquidated damages, payable for delays in completion of contract work or for other causes, are accounted for as costs when such delays and causes are attributable to the Company or when deducted by the client.

ii) Accounting for Joint Venture Contracts

a) Revenue from unincorporated joint ventures under profit sharing arrangements is recognized to the extent of the Company''s share of profit in unincorporated joint ventures. The share of profit / loss is accounted based on the audited financial statements of Joint Ventures and is reflected as Investments in the Balance sheet.

b) Revenue from long term construction contracts executed in unincorporated joint ventures under work sharing arrangements is recognized on the same basis as similar contracts independently executed by the Company.

(iii) Service Income from Joint ventures

Service income is accounted on accrual basis in accordance with the terms of agreement with unincorporated Joint ventures.

(iv) Insurance claims

Insurance claims are recognized as income based on certainty of receipt.

(v) Interest Income and other income

Interest and other income are accounted for on accrual basis except where the receipt of income is uncertain in which case it is accounted for on receipt basis.

I. Advances from customers, progress payments and retention

Advances received from customers in respect of contracts are treated as liabilities and adjusted against progress billing as per terms of the contract.

Progress payments received are adjusted against amount receivable from customers in respect of the contract work performed. Amounts retained by the customers until the satisfactory completion of the contracts are recognized as receivables. Where such retention has been released by customers against submission of bank guarantees, the amount so released is adjusted against receivable from customers and the value of bank guarantees is disclosed as a contingent liability.

J. Foreign currency transactions

i. Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

iii. Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting company''s monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous standalone financial statements, are recognized as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

iv. Forward exchange contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes

The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortized as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such contracts are recognized in the statement of profit and loss in the year in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognized as income or as expense for the year.

K. Employee benefits

i. Defined benefit plan

In terms of the Guidance on implementing Accounting Standard (AS) 15 - Employee Benefits, issued by the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Provident Fund set up by the Company is treated as a defined benefit plan. This is administered through trusts of the Company. The Company has to meet the interest shortfall, if any. Accordingly, the contribution paid or payable and the interest shortfall, if any, is recognized as an expense in the period in which services are rendered by the employee. Further, the pattern of investments for investible funds is as prescribed by the Government. Accordingly, other related disclosures in respect of provident fund have not been made.

Further company has defined benefit plans for post-employment benefits in the form of Gratuity. The Company has taken an insurance policy under the Group Gratuity Scheme with the insurance company to cover the Gratuity Liability. The liability for Defined Benefit Plans is provided on the basis of valuations, as at the Balance Sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The obligations are measured as the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at rates reflecting the prevailing market yields of Indian Government securities as at the Balance Sheet date for the estimated term of the obligations. The estimate of future salary increases considered takes into account the inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors.

The expected rate of return of plan assets is the Company''s expectation of the average long-term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligations. Plan assets are measured at fair value as at the Balance Sheet date. The actuarial valuation method used by independent actuary for measuring the liability is the Projected Unit Credit method.

ii. Defined contribution plan:

The certain employees of the Company are also participant in the superannuation plan, employee state insurance scheme and Labour Welfare Fund scheme which is a defined contribution plan. The Company has no obligations to the Plan beyond its contributions. The Company''s contributions to Defined Contribution Plans are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss as incurred.

iii. Other employee benefits

The Company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for the measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuations using the projected unit credit method at the period end. Accumulated leave which is expected to be utilized within next 12 months, is treated as short-term employee benefit. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the defined benefit plans are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which they arise.

L. Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit or loss after tax for the year attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. The number of shares used in computing diluted earnings per share comprises the weighted average number of shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and also the weighted average number of shares which could have been issued on conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares.

M. Taxation Current tax

Provision for current tax is recognized based on the estimated tax liability computed after taking credit for allowances and exemptions in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) credit is recognized as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period. In the year in which the MAT credit becomes eligible to be recognized as an asset in accordance with the recommendations contained in Guidance Note issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the said asset is created by way of a credit to the Statement of Profit and Loss and shown as MAT Credit Entitlement. The Company reviews the same at each balance sheet date and writes down the carrying amount of MAT Credit Entitlement to the extent there is no longer convincing evidence to the effect that Company will pay normal Income Tax during the specified period.

Deferred tax

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to timing differences between the standalone financial statements'' carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the enacted tax rates or tax rates that are substantively enacted at the balance sheet dates. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the period that includes the enactment date. Where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward losses, deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits. Other deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent there is reasonable certainty of realization in the future. Such assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date to reassess realization. Timing differences originating and reversing during the tax holiday period are not considered for the purpose of computing deferred tax assets and liabilities.

N. Leases

Leases, where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss account on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

O. Provisions and Contingent Liabilities

A provision is recognized when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on management''s best estimates required to settle the obligation at the Balance Sheet date. These are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

Contingent Liabilities are disclosed in respect of possible obligations that arise from past events, whose existence would be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the Company. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed in the standalone financial statements.

P. Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise of cash at bank and cash in hand. The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three month or less from date of purchase, to be cash equivalents.

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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