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Annual Report

For Year :
2016 2015 2014

Director’s Report

To The Members,

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 29th Annual Report of your Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts for the financial year ended March 31, 2016.

Rs.in Lac

Financial Results

Year Ended 31.03.2016

Year Ended 31.03.2015

Gross Revenue from Operations

14501.43

2372.56

Profit before Tax & Extraordinary Items

44.06

20.86

Less : Tax Expenses (including Deferred Tax)

13.88

6.62

Profit after Tax

30.18

14.24

Less : Income Tax for Earlier Years

0.07

-

Profit available for Appropriation

30.11

14.24

Add : Profit Carried Forward from Previous Year

38.11

23.87

Balance carried forward to Next Year

68.22

38.11

OVERVIEW OF ECONOMY

The Economy of India is the seventh-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). The country is classified as a newly industrialized country, one of the G-20 major economies, a member of BRICS and a developing economy with an average growth rate of approximately 7% over the last two decades.

The long-term growth prospective of the Indian economy is positive due to its young population, corresponding low dependency ratio, healthy savings and investment rates, and increasing integration into the global economy. The Indian economy has the potential to become the world’s 3rd-largest economy by the next decade, and one of the largest economies by mid-century. And the outlook for short-term growth is also good as according to the IMF, the Indian economy is the “bright spot” in the global landscape. India also topped the World Bank’s growth outlook for 2015-16 for the first time with the economy having grown 7.6% in 2015-16 and expected to grow 8.0% in 2016-17.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK

The Company is mainly into the business of Finance and Investments and is investing its funds into the Securities Market, both in listed and un-listed shares. In addition, the Company has also started trading in textile segment in current financial year, mainly the trading activities in yarn.

In term of financial performance, gross revenue from operations stood at Rs.14501.43 lac compared to Rs.2372.56 lac in the previous year. The operating Profit before Tax stood at Rs.44.06 lac as against Rs.20.86 lac in the previous year. The Net Profit for the year stood at Rs.30.18 lac against previous yearsRs.Net Profit of Rs.14.24 lac.

Your Company is optimistic of continues to grow as the time progresses.

DIVIDEND AND RESERVES

Due to inadequate profit and looking to the future challenges as well as to conserve resources, Directors have decided not to recommend any dividend for the year under review.

During the year under review, no amount from Profit was transferred to General Reserve.

SHARE CAPITAL

The paid up Equity Share Capital as on March 31, 2016 was Rs.13.10795 Crore. During the year under review, the Company has not issued any shares with differential voting rights nor has granted any stock options or sweat equity. As on March 31, 2016, none of the Directors of the Company hold instruments convertible into equity shares of the Company.

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

Your Company prepares its financial statements in compliance with the requirements the Companies Act, 2013 and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India. The financial statements have been prepared on historical cost basis. The estimates and judgments relating to the financial statements are made on a prudent basis, so as to reflect in a true and fair manner, the form and substance of transactions and reasonably present the Company’s state of affairs, profits and cash flows for the year ended 31st March 2016.

The Company continues to focus on judicious management of its working capital. Receivables, inventories and other working capital parameters were kept under strict check through continuous monitoring.

There is no audit qualification in the standalone financial statements by the statutory auditors for the year under review.

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.

SUBSIDIARY COMPANY

The Company does not have any material subsidiary whose net worth exceeds 20% of the consolidated net worth of the holding company in the immediately preceding accounting year or has generated 20% of the consolidated income of the Company during the previous financial year. Accordingly, a policy on material subsidiaries has not been formulated.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

All transactions entered into with Related Parties as defined under the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 23 of SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015. Transactions during the financial year were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm’s length pricing basis and do not attract the provisions of Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made there under are not attracted and thus disclosure in form AOC-2 in term of Section 134 of Companies Act, 2013 is not required. Further, there are no materially significant transactions with related parties during the financial year which were in conflict with the interest of the Company. Suitable disclosure as required by the Accounting Standards (AS18) has been made in the notes to the Financial Statements. The policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board is uploaded on the Company’s website.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS

As required by Regulation 34 of SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015, the Management Discussion and Analysis is annexed and forms part of the Directors’ Report.

MANAGEMENT

There is no Change in Management of the Company during the year under review.

DIRECTORS

During the year Mr. Ram Prakash Chowdhary has resigned from the Board w.e.f. 28th April 2015. Further, Mr. Johar Pal Singh, an Independent Director has resigned from the Board w.e.f. 8th May 2015.

Apart from the above, there is no change in the composition of Board of Directors of the Company.

All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16 (b) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

Further, none of the Directors of the Company are disqualified under sub-section (2) of Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

As per provisions of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 independent directors shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the board of a company, but shall be eligible for re-appointment for another term up to five years on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in Board’s Report. Further Section 152 of the Act provides that the independent directors shall not be liable to retire by rotation in the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) of the Company.

As per requirements of Regulation 25 of SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015, a person shall not serve as an independent director in more than seven listed entities: provided that any person who is serving as a whole time director in any listed entity shall serve as an independent director in not more than three listed entities. Further, independent directors of the listed entity shall hold at least one meeting in a year, without the presence of non-independent directors and members of the management and all the independent directors shall strive to be present at such meeting.

DETAILS OF DIRECTORS / KMP APPOINTED AND RESIGNED DURING THE Year

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

1.

Ram Prakash Chowdhary

Chairman

-

28th April 2015

2.

Johar Pal Singh

Independent Director

-

8th May 2015

SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED By THE REGULATORS, TRIBUNALS OR COURTS

There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts that would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING FINANCIAL POSITION BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR AND DATE OF REPORT

There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company between the end of financial year and date of the report.

DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

To the best of knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations obtained, your Directors make the following statement in terms of Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013:

1. that in the preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2016, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;

2. 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 as at March 31, 2016 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;

3. that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

4. the annual accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis;

5. that 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; and

6. that 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.

BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT

Risk management is embedded in your Company’s operating framework. Your Company believes that managing risks helps in maximizing returns. The Company’s approach to addressing business risks is comprehensive and includes periodic review of such risks and a framework for mitigating controls and reporting mechanism of such risks. The risk management framework is reviewed periodically by the Board and the Audit Committee.

However the Company is not required to constitute Risk Management Committee under SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has an Internal Control System, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. The scope and authority of the Internal Audit (IA) function is defined in the Internal Audit Charter. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.

The Internal Audit Department monitors and evaluates the efficiency and adequacy of internal control system in the Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies. Based on the report of internal audit function, process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant audit observations and corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.

VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

The Company has a Whistle Blower Policy to report genuine concerns or grievances. The Whistle Blower Policy has been posted on the website of the Company i.e. www.vbindustriesltd.in

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Innovation and Technology are synonymous with the Company. The investment in technology acts as a catalyst and enables the Company to be innovative.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

The Company believes that technological obsolescence is a reality. Only progressive research and development will help us to measure up to future challenges and opportunities. We invest in and encourage continuous innovation. During the year under review, expenditure on research and development is not significant in relation to the nature size of operations of your Company

AUDITORS Statutory Auditors

Existing Auditors M/s M. Jhunjhunwala & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Kolkata who are retiring in ensuring Annual General Meeting have expressed their un-willingness to re-appoint themselves as Auditors of the Company

In place of existing Auditors, the Audit Committee recommended M/s. B. S. Kedia & Co., Chartered Accountants, Kolkata (Firm Registration No. 317159E) for appointment and to audit the accounts of the Company from the conclusion of the 29th Annual General Meeting up to the conclusion of the 34th consecutive Annual General Meeting (subject to ratification by the members at every subsequent AGM). As required under the provisions of Section 139 & 142 of the Companies Act, 2013 the Company has obtained written confirmation under Rule 4 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 from M/s. B. S. Kedia & Co.; that they are eligible for appointment as auditors, and are not disqualified for appointment under the Companies Act, 2013, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, or the rules and regulations made there-under.

The proposed appointment is as per the term and within the limits laid down by or under the authority of the Companies Act, 2013 and that there are no proceedings pending against them or any of their partners with respect to professional conduct.

Secretarial Auditors

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed Mr. Madan Mohan Kothari, Company Secretaries in Practice (C. P. No. 8734) to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit Report is annexed elsewhere in this Annual Report.

Internal Auditors

The Company has appointed M/s Mahato Prabir & Associates, Chartered Accountant Firm, Kolkata (FRN - 325966E) to undertake the Internal Audit of the Company.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT 9 is annexed elsewhere in this Annual Report.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

The Company wishes to place on record their appreciation to the contribution made by the employee of the Company during the period.

During the year under review there were no employees who were in receipt of the remuneration beyond the limits prescribed under Rule 5 (2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration) Rules, 2014 and therefore no disclosures need to be made under the said section.

DISCLOSURES UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT 2013 READ WITH RULES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 22 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013 read with Rules there under, the Company has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the year under review.

PARTICULARS UNDER SECTION 134 (3) (m) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

Since the Company is into the business of Financing, into the Investment activities in Shares and Securities and into the business of trading in textile products; the information regarding Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Adoption and Innovation, as defined under section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule, 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is reported to be NIL.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The Company has not earned or used foreign exchange earnings/outgoings during the year under review.

PUBLIC DEPOSITS

During the year under review, your Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of section 73 of the Companies Act 2013 and the rules there under.

REPORT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Company conforms to the norms of Corporate Governance as envisaged in the Companies Act, 2013 and the SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015. Pursuant to Regulation 27 of the SEBI LODR Regulations, 2015, a Report on the Corporate Governance and the Auditors Certificate on Corporate Governance are annexed to this report.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Statements in this Directors’ Report and Management Discussion and Analysis describing the Company’s objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied.

APPRECIATION

Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation towards the contribution of all the employees of the Company and their gratitude to the Company’s valued customers, bankers, vendors and members for their continued support and confidence in the Company.

Kolkata, May 30, 2016 By order of the Board

For V. B. INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Registered Office : VIkASH KOTHARI

9, Old China Bazar Street (DIN : 06823998)

5th Floor, Room No. 85, Kolkata-700 001 MANAGING DIRECTOR

Director’s Report