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Your Directors are pleased to present the Twentieth Annual Report and the Company's audited financial statement for the financial year ended March 31, 2015.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND THE STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIRS
The highlights of the Company's performance are as under:
Revenue from operations 87,602.30 Lakhs
PBDIT(Excluding Other Income) increased by 0.28 % to 12,614.27 Lakhs Profit before Tax increased by 8.10% to 7,230.09 Lakhs Cash Profit increased by 7.49% to 12,706.82 Lakhs Net Profit increased by 19.73% to 7,301.24 Lakhs
The order book position as on 31st March 2015 stands at Rs.354093.40 Lakhs.
The Company is not proposing to transfer any amount to the General Reserves of the Company out of the profits made during the year. The total Reserves & Surplus (including capital reserves, securities premium Reserves, General Reserves and P&L Account accumulated) as on 31st March 2015 is Rs. 54108.20 Lakhs as against the Paid–up capital of Rs. 2812.35 Lakhs
Your Directors have recommended a divided of Rs. 1.00 /– per Equity share for the financial year ended 31st March 2015, amounting to Rs. 281.23 Lakhs. The dividend will be paid to the members whose names appear in the Register of Members as on 24th September 2015 in respect of shares held in the dematerialized form, it will be paid to members whose names are furnished by National Securities Depository Limited and Central Depository Services (India) Limited as beneficial owners as on that date.
The dividend payout for the year under review has been formulated in accordance with the Company's policy linked with long term performance, keeping in view the company's need for capital for its growth plans and the intent to finance such plans through internal accruals to the maximum.
Management Discussion and Analysis Statement
Management's Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under Clause 49 of Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges, is presented in a separate section forming part of the Annual Report.
Transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund
In terms of Section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013, an amount of Rs. 9450/– being unclaimed share application money pertaining to the IPO was transferred to the Investor Education and Protection fund (IEPF) established by the Central Government during the year under review.
SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES
During the year under review, no companies have become or ceased to be company's subsidiaries and during the year the following Joint Ventures were entered by the company i.e KNR – TBCPL – JV and SEL – KNR JV and as per the provisions of section 129 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, a separate statement containing the salient features of the financial statements of the subsidiary Companies and Joint Ventures is prepared in Form AOC–1 and it forms part of the consolidated financial statements and hence not repeated here for the sake of brevity.
The Policy for determining material subsidiaries as approved by the Board may be accessed on the Company's website: www. knrcl.com
Consolidated Financial Statements
The consolidated financial statements, in terms of Section 129 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Clause 32 of the Listing Agreement and prepared in accordance with Accounting Standard 21 as specified in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 forms a part of this annual report.
As per the provisions of Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company has placed separate audited accounts of its Subsidiaries on its website www.knrcl.com and copy of separate audited accounts of its Subsidiaries will be provided to the members at their request.
Directors' Responsibility Statement;
Pursuant to the requirements under Section 134 (3) (c ) of the Companies Act, 2013, with respect to Directors' Responsibility Statement, Your Directors hereby confirmed that:
(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts for the year ended March 31, 2015, the applicable accounting standards read with requirements set out under Schedule III to the Act, have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;
b) the Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgements 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, 2015 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;
c) the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the 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 fraud and other irregularities;
d) the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a 'going concern' basis;
e) the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively; and
f) the Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.
The Company is committed to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance and adhere to the corporate governance requirements set out by SEBI. The report on Corporate Governance as stipulated under the Listing Agreement forms an integral part of this Report. The requisite certificate from the Auditors of the Company confirming compliance with the conditions of corporate governance is attached to the report on Corporate Governance.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR Committee) has formulated and recommended to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR Policy) indicating the activities to be undertaken by the Company, which has been approved by the Board.
The CSR Policy may be accessed on the Company's website at the link: <http://www.knrcl.com/images/knrcl_CSR.pdf>
1. Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects
2. Rural development projects
3. Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
The Company as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, undertook projects like promotion of education in rural areas, infrastructure and maintenance and renovation of old age homes.
The Annual Report on CSR activities is annexed herewith as "Annexure I" to this report and CSR Policy is posted on the website of the Company and the web link is http:
In accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 Shri K Jalandhar Reddy, Director of the Company is liable to retire by rotation at the Annual General Meeting and, being eligible, offer themselves for reappointment at the ensuring Annual General Meeting.
Brief resume of the Director proposed to be reappointed, nature of their expertise in specific functional areas, names of the companies in which they hold directorships and relationships between directors inter–se, as stipulated under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges in India, are provided in the Report on Corporate Governance.
Shri M Rajesh Reddy, Executive Director of the Company ceased to be Director of the Company during the year under review due to resignation w.e.f 12.01.2015
The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of independence as prescribed both under the Act and Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges.
The Company has devised a Policy for performance evaluation of Independent Directors, Board, Committees and other individual Directors which include criteria for performance evaluation of the non–executive directors and executive directors.
The Board of Directors has complete access to the information within the Company. Independent Directors have the freedom to interact with the Company's management. Interactions happen during Board / Committee meetings, when MD / ED are asked to make presentations about performance of the Company to the Board. Apart from this, they also have independent interactions with the Statutory Auditors, the Internal Auditors and external advisors appointed from time to time. Further, they meet without the presence of any management personnel and their meetings are conducted informally to enable the Independent Directors to discuss matters pertaining to the Company's affairs and put forth their combined views to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 139(2) of the Companies Act, 2013, on rotation of audit firms, and based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, the Board has at its meeting held on 30th May 2015 recommended the re–appointment of M/s. Sukumar Babu & Co., Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, as the Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold office from conclusion of this Annual General Meeting to the Conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting. M/s. Sukumar Babu & Co., Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, have confirmed that the appointment, if made, would be within the prescribed limits under Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, the appointment of M/s. Sukumar Babu & Co., Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, as the Statutory Auditors, is being proposed as an Ordinary Resolution.
INTERNAL AUDITOR & CONTROLS
The Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee have re–appointed M/s. K. P. Rao Associates, Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, as the Internal Auditors of your Company. The Internal Auditors are submitting their reports on quarterly basis. Internal Auditors findings are discussed and suitable corrective actions are taken as per the directions of Audit Committee on an on–going basis to improve efficiency in operations.
The Company's internal control systems are well established and commensurate with the nature of its business and the size and complexity of its operations. The Audit Committee reviews adequacy and effectiveness of the Company's internal control environment and monitors the implementation of audit recommendations. The recommendations/suggestions of the internal auditors are discussed in the Audit Committee meetings periodically.
In accordance with Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 (corresponding Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956) and the MCA General Circular No. 15/2011 dated April 11, 2011, (as amended vide General Circular No. 36/2012 dated November 6, 2012), the Audit Committee has recommended and the Board of Directors had appointed M/s. K.K. Rao & Associates, Cost Accountants, Hyderabad, being eligible and having sought appointment, as Cost Auditors of the Company, to carry out the cost audit for the Company during the financial year 2015–16.
The Board has appointed M/s. VCSR & Associates, Company Secretaries, to conduct Secretarial Audit for the FY 2014–15. The Secretarial Audit Report for the financial year ended March 31, 2015 is annexed herewith marked as Annexure II to this Report. The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.
All contracts / arrangements / transactions entered by the Company during the financial year with related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm's length basis. During the year, the Company had not entered into any contract / arrangement / transaction with related parties which could be considered material in accordance with the policy of the Company on materiality of related party transactions.
The Policy on materiality of related party transactions and dealing with related party transactions as approved by the Board may be accessed on the Company's website at the link: <http://www.knrcl.com/images/policy_on_materiality.pdf> Your Directors draw attention of the members to Notes to the financial statement which sets out related party transactions and disclosures.
The particulars relating to Conservation of Energy, Technology absorption, Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo as required under section 217 (1) (e) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with Companies (Disclosure of particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 are as follows
The Company has taken suitable measures for conservation of energy. The core activity of the company is civil construction that is not an energy intensive activity.
b) Technology absorption, Adoption and Innovation
There is no information to be furnished regarding Technology Absorption as your Company has not undertaken any research and development activity in any manufacturing activity nor any specific technology is obtained from any external sources, which needs to be absorbed or adopted.
Innovation is a culture in the Company to achieve cost efficiency in the construction activity to be more and more competitive in the prevailing environment that cannot be quantified.
Your Directors are happy to report that the Industrial Relations have been extremely cordial at all levels throughout the year. Your Directors record their appreciation for sincere efforts, support and co–operation of all employees being extended from time to time to accelerate the growth of the Company.
The Audit Committee comprises majority Independent Directors namely Shri L . B Reddy (Chairman), Shri B V Rama Rao, and Shri K Jalandhar Reddy as other members. All the recommendations made by the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.
The Company has a Vigil mechanism and Whistle blower policy in terms of the Listing Agreement, under which the employees are free to report violations of applicable laws and regulations and the Code of Conduct. Protected disclosures can be made by a whistle blower through a dedicated e–mail, or a letter to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Policy on vigil mechanism and whistle blower policy may be accessed on the Company's website at the link: <http://www.knrcl.com/images/> knrcl_whistleblower.pdf
Meetings of the Board
Nine meetings of the Board of Directors were held during the year under review. For further details, please refer report on Corporate Governance of this Annual Report.
Code of Conduct
A declaration regarding compliance with the code of conduct signed by the Company's Managing Director is published in the Corporate Governance Report which forms part of the annual report.
Particulars of Loans given, Investments made, Guarantees given and Securities provided
Particulars of loans given, investments made, guarantees given and securities provided are provided in the financial statement.
Extract of Annual Return
Extract of Annual Return of the Company is annexed herewith as Annexure III to this Report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the Company is as follows:
The percentage of increase in remuneration of each Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary during the financial year 2014–15, ratio of the remuneration of each Director to the median remuneration of the employees of the Company for the financial year 2014–15 and the comparison of remuneration of each Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) against the performance of the Company are as under:
During the period under review, no employee of the Company is employed throughout the financial year and in receipt of Rs.60 lakhs or more, or employed for part of the year and in receipt of Rs.5 lakhs or more a month, under Rule 5(2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014.
ii) The median remuneration of employees of the Company during the financial year was Rs. 1.83 lakhs;
iii) In the financial year, there was increase of 7.96% in the median remuneration of employees;
iv) There were 530 employees on the rolls of Company as on March 31, 2015
v) Relationship between average increase in remuneration and company performance: – The Profit before tax for the financial year ended March 31, 2015 increased by 8.10% whereas the increase in median remuneration was 20.2%
vi) Comparison of Remuneration of the Key Managerial Personnel(s) against the performance of the Company:
The total remuneration of Key Managerial Personnel was Rs. 355.47 lakhs whereas the Profit before tax was Rs. 7,230.09 lakhs in 2014–15
vii) a) Variations in the market capitalisation of the Company: The market capitalisation as on March 31, 2015 at NSE was Rs. 1,19,468.46 lakhs (Rs. 23,904.94 lakhs as on March 31, 2014)
b) Price Earnings ratio of the Company at NSE was 16.36 as at March 31, 2015 and was 3.92 as at March 31, 2014;
viii) Average percentage increase made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in the last financial year i.e. 2014–15 was 6.49% whereas the increase in the managerial remuneration for the same financial year was 27.63%;
ix) The key parameters for any variable component of remuneration availed by the directors: Not applicable
x) The ratio of the remuneration of the highest paid director to that of the employees who are not directors but received remuneration in excess of the highest paid director during the year – Not Applicable; and
xi) It is hereby affirmed that the remuneration paid is as per the Remuneration Policy for Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other Employees.
Policy on Sexual Harassment
The Company has adopted policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace in accordance with The Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
During the year under review, the Company has not received any complaints pertaining to Sexual Harassment.
Your Directors state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of the following items as there were no transactions on these items during the year under review:
1. Details relating to deposits covered under Chapter V of the Act.
2. Issue of equity shares with differential rights as to dividend, voting or otherwise.
3. Issue of shares (including sweat equity shares) to employees of the Company under any scheme save and except ESOP referred to in this Report.
4. Neither the Managing Director nor the Whole–time Directors of the Company receive any remuneration or commission from any of its subsidiaries.
5. No significant or material orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which impact the going concern status and Company's operations in future.
Appreciation and Acknowledgements
Your Directors wish to place on record their gratitude to the Company's shareholders, customers, vendors and bankers for their continued support to KNRCL's growth initiatives Your Directors also wish to place on record, their appreciation of the contribution made by employees at all levels, who through their competence, sincerity, hard work, solidarity and dedicated support, have enabled your Company to make rapid strides in its business initiatives Your Directors also thank the Central and State Governments and their various agencies, particularly, the National Highway Authority of India and other Governmental agencies for extending their support during the year, and look forward to their continued support.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
KNR Constructions Limited
Sd/– K Narasimha Reddy
Sd/– K Jalandhar Reddy
Date: 14th August 2015