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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
TO THE MEMBERS OF ADANI ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Report on the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Adani Enterprises Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
Management's Responsibility for the 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 and presentation of these standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, 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 there under. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. 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 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 financial statements.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone 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 31 March 2015 and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.
The attached financial statements include the Company's share of net assets and liabilities of Rs. 80.90 Crores and Rs. 2.59 Crores respectively in 1 unincorporated Joint Venture not operated by the company or its subsidiaries, the unaudited accounts of which have been certified by the management and relied upon by us.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub–section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.
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, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;
d) in our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014;
e) on the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2015 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act; and
f) 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, 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 litigations on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 37(A) to the financial statements;
ii. The Company did not have any long–term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.
iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
ANNEXURE TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
RE: ADANI ENTERPRISES LIMITED
(Referred to in Paragraph 1 of our Report of even date)
The Annexure referred to in our Independent Auditors' Report to the members of the Company on the standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2015, we report that
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) As explained to us, fixed assets, according to the practice of the Company, are physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals, in a phased verification programme, which, in our opinion, is reasonable, looking to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(ii) (a) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.
(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(c) On the basis of our examination of the records of inventory, we are of the opinion that the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records have been properly dealt with.
(iii) According to the information and explanation given to us and the records produced to us for our verification, the Company has not granted loans to any body corporate or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act). Accordingly the provisions of paragraph 3 (iii) (a) & (iii) (b) of the Order are not applicable.
(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of fixed assets, inventories and for the sale of services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.
(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.
(vi) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014 prescribed by the Central Government under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of the Company's products/ services to which the said rules are made applicable and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.
(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues have been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities generally. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of duty of excise.
According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no material dues of wealth tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to information and explanations given to us, the following dues of duty of customs, cess, income tax, sales tax/ value added tax, service tax, duty of excise and FEMA have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:
* Amount as per Demand orders including interest and penalty wherever applicable.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us the amounts which were required to be transferred to the investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules there under has been transferred to such fund within time.
(viii) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the year. Further, the Company has not incurred cash losses during the current financial year. However, the Company had incurred cash losses during the previous financial year.
(ix) Based on our audit procedures and on the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any bank, financial institution or debenture holders during the year.
(x) In respect of guarantees given by the company for loans taken by others from banks, the terms and conditions are prima facie not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.
(xi) To the best of our knowledge and as explained, the term loans raised during the year have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.
(xii) 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 explanation given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the management.
For Dharmesh Parikh & Co.,
Firm Reg. No: 112054W
Membership No. 119140
Date : 13th May, 2015
Place : Ahmedabad