The Directors have pleasure in presenting before you the Tenth Annual
Report of the Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts
for the year ended 31st March, 2015.
The Highlights of the financial performance of the company during the
period ended 31st March, 2015:
(Amount in INR/Rupees - Actuals)
Particulars 2014-2015 2013-14
Gross Income 46,44,77,047 6,70,58,499
Profit Before Interest and Depreciation 1,93,12,977 58,34,489
Finance Charges 29,228 -
Provision for Depreciation 62,52,223 72,616
Net Profit Before Tax 1,26,67,614 57,61,873
Provision for Tax 46,01,312 22,81,951
Net Profit After Tax 80,66,302 34,79,922
Balance of Profit brought forward 28,97,324 (582,598)
Balance available for appropriation 1,09,63,626 28,97,324
Proposed Dividend on Equity Shares - -
Tax on proposed Dividend - -
Transfer to General Reserve - -
Surplus carried to Balance Sheet 1,09,63,626 28,97,324
The funds amounting to Rs.2.10 crores collected through Initial Public
Offering have been utilized in setting up of food testing laboratory
and commencement of business operations.
The Board of Directors of the Company, on 22nd August, 2014, subject to
necessary approvals, approved the proposal for raising funds up to
Rs.3,90,92,500 by way of issue of equity shares on preferential basis
for funding current/future expansion plans/activities of the Company
for potential acquisitions, working capital requirements and general
The Company has allotted 7,81,850 Equity shares at a premium of Rs.40
per share (Issue Price Rs.50/-) on 15th October, 2014 on a preferential
basis pursuant to approval by the shareholders through E-voting, the
results of which were declared at the Annual General Meeting held on
24th September, 2014.
EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
There are no material changes and commitments affecting Financial
position of the Company between 31st March, 2015 and the date of
Board''s Report, 21st August, 2015.
In order to conserve the resources of the Company and to expand and
intensify the business operations, your Directors do not recommend any
dividend for the year ending March 31, 2015.
The Board of Directors met 8 times during the financial year 2014-15.
The dates of the Board meetings held are as follows:
30th May, 2014, 22nd August, 2014, 25th August, 2014, 1st September,
2014, 15th October, 2014, 5th November, 2014, 22nd December, 2014, 6th
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANANGERIAL PERSONNEL:
As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Mr.Joseb Raj retires
at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, seeks
re-appointment. The board recommends his re-appointment. Details
regarding Mr. Joseb Raj is given under the Corporate Governance report
forming part of this Annual Report.
Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides that the Independent
Directors shall hold office upto a term of five consecutive years and
shall be eligible for re-appointment on passing a special resolution by
the shareholders of the Company. The shareholders at the 9th Annual
General Meeting held on 24th September, 2014 regularized appointed
Mr.Jesuraj and Mrs.Beaula Raj Irudayaraj as Independent Directors for a
term of five consecutive years upto 24th September, 2019.
The Independent Directors of the Company have declared that they meet
the criteria of Independence in terms of Section 149(6) of the
Companies Act, 2013 and that there is no change in their status of
DECLARATION FROM INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS ON ANNUAL BASIS:
The Company has received necessary declaration from each Independent
Director of the Company under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013
that the Independent Directors of the Company meet with the criteria of
their Independence laid down in Section 149(6).
A separate meeting of the Independent Directors was held on 9th
January, 2015 to review the performances of;
(a) non-independent Directors, Mrs.Vimalla Joseb and Mr.Joseb Raj;
(b) the Board as a whole
(c) Chairperson of the company, taking into account the views of
executive and non-executive directors;
The Independent Directors also assessed the quality, quantity and
timeliness of flow of information between the company management and
the Board that is necessary for the Board to effectively and reasonably
perform their duties.
POLICY LAID DOWN BY THE NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE FOR
REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS, KMP & OTHER EMPLOYEES AND THE CRITERIA
FORMULATED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR DETERMINING QUALIFICATIONS, POSITIVE
ATTRIBUTES, INDEPENDENCE OF A DIRECTOR
During the year under review Nomination and Remuneration policy was
formulated by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The policy was
approved by the Board at its meeting held on 25th August, 2014.
The policy provides for:
* Development of appropriate standards for appointment and remuneration
of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management
* Identifying persons who are qualified to become directors and who may
be appointed in senior management in accordance with the criteria laid
down, and recommend to the Board their appointment and removal.
* Devising a policy on Board diversity;
* Formulation of the criteria for determining qualifications, positive
attributes and independence of a director;
* Formulation of criteria for evaluation of the Board;
The need for constituting a Corporate Social Responsibility has not yet
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES covered by the provisions contained in Rule
5(2) and Rule 5(3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of
Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014
The company has not employed any person during the year,
* whose remuneration was not less than Rs.60,00,000/- for the whole
* not less than Rs.500,000/- per month, if employed for part of the
* if employed throughout the financial year or part thereof, was in
receipt of remuneration in that year which, in the aggregate, or as the
case may be, at a rate which, in the aggregate, is in excess of that
drawn by the managing director or whole-time director or manager and
holds by himself or along with his spouse and dependent children, not
less than two percent of the equity shares of the company.
DIRECTOR''S RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
In pursuance of section 134 (5) of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act),
the Directors hereby confirm that:
(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable
accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation
relating to material departures;
(b) the directors had 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 had 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 had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern
(e) the directors, had 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 had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with
the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were
adequate and operating effectively.
Auditors'' observations, if any are suitably explained in the Auditors''
Report and notes to the Accounts and are self-explanatory.
(i) STATUTORY AUDITOR:
The Statutory Auditor, Mr.V.Krishnamoorthy, Chartered Accountant retire
at this Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for
reappointment. The resolution in this regard in included in the notice
to the Annual General Meeting.
The Company has received confirmation from the Auditor regarding his
consent and eligibility under Sections 139 and 141 of the Companies
Act, 2013.The same can be inspected at the Corporate Office of the
Company during business hours.
(ii) COST AUDIT:
The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of cost records
for the existing business activities of the Company.
iii) SECRETARIAL AUDIT:
According to the provision of section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013
read with Rule 9 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of
Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company engaged the services of
Mr.M.Rathna Kumar, Company Secretary in Practice, Chennai to conduct
the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the Financial Year 2014-15.
The Secretarial Audit Report submitted by the Company Secretary in
Practice is enclosed as a part of this report in Annexure-A.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE
EARNINGS AND OUTGO:
Information required under section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013
read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is given in
the Annexure-B to this report.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR):
In terms of section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, the requirement of
constituting a CSR Committee did not arise.
In compliance with Section 177 (9) of the Companies Act, 2013 and
pursuant to the SME Listing Agreement, the Board of Directors of the
Company have adopted the Vigil Mechanism/Whistleblower Policy for
Directors and employees to report concerns about unethical behaviour,
actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company''s code of conduct
or ethics policy.
The Vigil Mechanism Policy has been uploaded on the website of the
Company at www.oceanaabiotek.com.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
Related party transactions were entered during the financial year were
on arm''s length basis and were in the ordinary course of business.
There were no materially significant related party transactions with
the Company''s Promoters, Directors, Management or their relatives,
which could have had a potential conflict with the interests of the
Company. Transactions with related parties entered by the Company in
the normal course of business are periodically placed before the Audit
Committee for approval. The Audit Committee granted omnibus approval
for the transactions entered into by the Company in the ordinary course
of business and at arm''s length.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in Form
MGT-9 is annexed herewith as Annexure C.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments, if any covered under the
provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the
notes to the Financial Statements.
REMUNERATION RATIO OF THE DIRECTORS / KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL (KMP) /
The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule 5 of
The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel)
Rules, 2014 and Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975, in
respect of employees of the Company and Directors is given as Annexure
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SHAREHOLDERS INFORMATION:
The Company has taken adequate steps to adhere to all the stipulations
laid down under Clause 52 of the SME Listing Agreement. A report on
Corporate Governance is included as a part of this Annual Report is
given in Annexure E.
Certificate from the Statutory Auditors of the company confirming the
compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated
under Clause 52 of the Listing Agreement is attached to this report.
OBSERVATIONS IN SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT
As observed in the Secretarial Audit Report, the Company is yet to
appoint an Internal Auditor and File forms for appointment of Chief
Financial officer and for Creation of Charge. Due to some inadvertent
delays and internal changes, the Company was unable to appoint an
Internal Auditor and file forms for appointment of Chief Financial
officer and for Creation of Charge. The Company is taking adequate
steps to comply with all the observations and the same will be complied
Your Directors take this opportunity to place on record their gratitude
for the support extended to the company by the banks, employees and
For Oceanaa Biotek Industries Limited
Place : Chennai
Date : 21st August, 2015
Vimalla Joseb Joseb Raj A
Managing Director Director