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Mercator Ltd.

BSE: 526235 | NSE: MERCATOR |

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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE934B01028 | SECTOR: Shipping

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Annual Report

For Year :
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Auditor's Report

Report on the standalone indian accounting standards (Ind AS) financial statements.

We have audited the accompanying Standalone Ind AS financial statements of MERCATOR LIMITED (“the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2018, the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s responsibility for the standalone financial statements

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”) with respect to the preparation of these Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance (including other comprehensive income), cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards specified in the Companies (Indian accounting Standard ) Rules, 2015 (as amended) 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 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 Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these Standalone Ind AS financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder including the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit of the Standalone Ind AS financial Statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Standalone Ind AS financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the Standalone Ind AS financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company’s preparation of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company’s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid Standalone Ind AS financial statements give the information required by the 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 March 31, 2018, its loss (including other comprehensive income), its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Other matter

The audited standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31 2017, was carried out and reported by erstwhile auditors, vide their unmodified audit report dated May 30, 2017, whose report has been furnished to us by the management and which has been relied upon by us for the purpose of reporting previous year numbers and our audit of the standalone financial statements.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016; issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act (“the Order”), and on the basis of examination of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure ‘A’ statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order.

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 cash flow statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid Standalone Ind AS financial statements comply with the Indian Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2018 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2018 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 over financial reporting 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 Auditor’s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, (as amended), 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 litigation as at March 31, 2018 on its financial position in its Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

ii. the Company has long-term contracts including derivative contracts as at March 31, 2018 for which based on the discussions and explanations provided by the management, there were no 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 diclosure requirements relating to holdings as well as dealings in specified bank notes were applicable for the period from November 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016, which are not relevant to these financial statements. Hence, reporting under this clause is not applicable.

Annexure A referred to in paragraph 1 of the Independent Auditors Report of even date to the members of Mercator Limited (the “Company”) in the Standalone Ind AS financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2018 under the heading “Report on other legal and regulatory requirements”.

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

(b) These fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at the reasonable intervals. The discrepancies noticed on the physical verification of fixed assets as compared to fixed asset register were not material and have been adjusted in books of accounts.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of the examination of the records of the company, the title deeds of the immovable properties included in fixed assets are held in the name of the Company.

ii. As per the information and explanations given to us, the inventories (excluding inventories in transit) have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year and no material discrepancies has been noticed on such verification.

iii. The Company has granted loans, secured or unsecured to Body Corporate covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘the Act’)

a. In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions on which loans had been granted to the bodies corporate listed in the register maintained u/s 189 of the Act were not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

b. According to the information and explanations given to us, in case of the loans granted to the bodies corporate listed in register maintained u/s 189 of the Act, these loans are repayable on demand, which have not been recalled and hence, there has been no instance of default of the borrowers in the payment of principal and interest.

c. There are no overdue amounts in respect of the loans granted to a body corporate listed in the register maintained u/s 189 of the Act.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013, with respect to Loans and Advances made, guarantee given and investments made.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposit from the public within the meaning of section 73 to 76 of the Act and Rules framed thereunder to the extent notified.

vi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of Cost Records by the company u/s 148 (1) of the Companies Act 2013.

vii. (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, goods and service tax, duty of customs, and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities though there has been certain minor delays in few cases and there are no undisputed statutory dues outstanding as at March 31, 2018, as per the books of accounts for a period of more than six months from the date they become payable;

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the dues of Sales Tax, Income Tax, Duty of Customs , Duty of Excise, Service Tax and Cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute and the forum where the dispute is pending as on March 31, 2018 are as under:

Name of the Statute

Nature of Dues

Amount (Rs.in Crore)

Period to which the amount relates

Forum where the disputes are pending

Service Tax under Finance Act, 1994

Service Tax

65.24

2006-07 to 2015-16

Commissioner of Service Tax, Mumbai

Income Tax

Income Tax

0.09

AY 2003 - 04

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

0.12

AY 2007 - 08

ITAT

2.99

AY 2008 - 09

ITAT

64.90

AY 2009 - 10

ITAT

1.28

AY 2010 - 11

ITAT

4.25

AY 2011 - 12

ITAT

9.52

AY 2012 - 13

ITAT

5.53

AY 2013 - 14

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

0.01

AY 2014 - 15

viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanations provided to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to any Financial Institutions or Banks or dues to debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date. The Company does not have any loans or borrowing from the Government as at the balance sheet date.

ix. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the money raised by way of term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were obtained. The company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer including debt instruments during the year.

x. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practice in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instances of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees, noticed or reported during year nor have been informed of any such case by the Management.

xi. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has paid/provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. The company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules, 2014 are not applicable to it, accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable.

xiii. Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, all transactions with related parties are in compliance with sections 1 77 and 1 88 of the Act, where applicable and the details of such related party transactions have been disclosed in the Standalone Ind AS financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

xiv. The Company has raised Rs. 145.41 crore through Qualified Institutions Placement (“QIP”) by allotting 3,25,67,262 Equity Shares at a price of Rs. 44.65 per share. The QIP placement is in compliance with section 42 of the Companies Act, 2013. According to the information and explanation provided to us and on the basis of the documents examined by us, the amounts so raised have been used for the purpose specified.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not entered into noncash transactions with directors or persons connected with them. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable.

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xvi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

Report on the internal financial controls under clause (i) of sub-section 3 of section 143 of the companies act, 2013 (“the act”)

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of MERCATOR LIMITED (“the Company”) as of March 31, 2018 in conjunction with our audit of the Standalone Ind AS 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 internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting 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 (‘ICAI’). 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 Act.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the “Guidance Note”) and the Standards on Auditing, issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and both issued by the ICAI. 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 over financial reporting was established and maintained and if 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 system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, 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 judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the Standalone Ind AS 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 system over financial reporting.

Meaning of internal financial controls over financial reporting

A company’s internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of Standalone Ind AS financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal financial control over financial reporting includes 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 Standalone Ind AS financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and

(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reporting, 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 over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31, 2018, based on the internal control over financial reporting 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.

For Singhi & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No. 302049E

Nikhil Singhi

Place: Mumbai Partner

Date: May 28, 2018 Membership No. 061567