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Praj Industries Ltd.

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Market Cap. (₹) 1335.29 Cr. P/BV 1.86 Book Value (₹) 39.27
52 Week High/Low (₹) 130/43 FV/ML 2/1 P/E(X) 18.96
Bookclosure 18/09/2020 EPS (₹) 3.85 Div Yield (%) 3.70
Year End :2019-03 

The Company is evaluating the requirements of Ind AS 116 and its impact on financial statements.

2. Appendix C, Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments, to Ind AS 12, 'Income Taxes'

The appendix explains how to recognize and measure deferred and current income tax assets and liabilities where there is uncertainty over a tax treatment. In particular, it discusses:

- How to determine the appropriate unit of account, and that each uncertain tax treatment should be considered separately or together as a group, depending on which approach better predicts the resolution of the uncertainty;

- That the entity should assume a tax authority will examine the uncertain tax treatments and have full knowledge of all related information, i.e. that detection risk should be ignored;

- That the entity should reflect the effect of the uncertainty in its income tax accounting when it is not probable that the tax authorities will accept the treatment;

- That the impact of the uncertainty should be measured using either the most likely amount or the expected value method, depending on which method better predicts the resolution of the uncertainty; and

- That the judgments and estimates made must be reassessed whenever circumstances have changed or there is new information that affects the judgments.

The application of this guidance is not expected to have an impact on the separate financial statements.

3. Prepayment Features with Negative Compensation - Amendments to Ind AS 109, 'Financial Instruments'

The narrow-scope amendments made to Ind AS 109 enable entities to measure certain repayable financial assets with negative compensation at amortized cost. These assets, which include some loan and debt securities, would otherwise have to be measured at fair value through profit or loss. To qualify for amortized cost measurement, the negative compensation must be 'reasonable compensation for early termination of the contract' and the asset must be held within a 'held to collect' business model.

These amendments are not expected to have any impact on the separate financial statements.

4. Plan Amendment, Curtailment or Settlement - Amendments to Ind AS 19, 'Employee Benefits'

The amendments to Ind AS 19 clarify the accounting for defined benefit plan amendments, curtailments and settlements. They confirm that entities must:

- Calculate the current service cost and net interest for the remainder of the reporting period after a plan amendment, curtailment or settlement by using the updated assumptions from the date of the change;

- Any reduction in a surplus should be recognized immediately in profit or loss either as part of past service cost, or as a gain or loss on settlement. In other words, a reduction in a surplus must be recognized in profit or loss even if that surplus was not previously recognized because of the impact of the asset ceiling; and

- Separately recognize any changes in the asset ceiling through other comprehensive income.

These amendments will apply to any future plan amendments, curtailments or settlements of the Company on or after 1 April 2019.

5. Ind AS 12, 'Income Taxes'

The amendments clarify that the income tax consequences of dividends on financial instruments classified as equity should be recognized according to where the past transactions or events that generated distributable profits were recognized. These requirements apply to all income tax consequences of dividends. Previously, it was unclear whether the income tax consequences of dividends should be recognized in profit or loss, or in equity, and the scope of the existing guidance was ambiguous.

These amendments are not expected to have any material impact on the separate financial statements.

6. Ind AS 23, 'Borrowing Costs'

The amendments clarify that if a specific borrowing remains outstanding after the related qualifying asset is ready for its intended use or sale, it becomes part of general borrowings.

As the Company does not have any borrowings, there is no impact on account of this amendment.

The Company has obtained independent valuation for its investment property from a government approved valuer who is a specialist in valuing these types of investment properties.

The valuation has been made with reference to the prevailing market rates and using the approved valuation method.

All resulting fair value estimates for investment property are considered as level 3.

b. Terms/ Rights attached to equity shares:

The Company has only one class of equity shares having a par value of INR 2 per share. Each holder of the equity shares is entitled to one vote per share. The Company declares and pays dividend in Indian rupees. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

The Board of Directors proposed a final dividend of INR 1.62 per equity share for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 and the same was approved by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 6 August 2018. The amount was recognized as distributions to equity shareholders during the year ended 31 March 2019.

The Board of Directors proposed a final dividend of INR 1.62 per equity share for the financial year ended 31 March 2019. The proposal is subject to the approval of shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held and if approved, will be recognized as distributions to equity shareholders during the year ended 31 March 2020. This event is considered as non-adjusting event.

In the event of liquidation of the Company, the holders of equity shares will be entitled to receive remaining assets of the company after distributing all preferential amounts.

7.Disclosures pursuant to Ind AS 115-Revenue from Contracts with Customers

'Ind AS 115 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers' is a new accounting standard effective from 1 April 2018 which replaces earlier revenue recognition requirements. With effect from 1 April 2018, the Company has adopted Ind AS 115 using cumulative effect method i.e. the new standard is applied retrospectively to the contracts that are not completed as at the date of initial application. The Company has recognized the cumulative effect of INR 153.912 (net of tax effect of INR 82.672) as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings as at 1 April 2018. The comparative information for the previous periods is not restated.

8. Segment reporting

The business activities of the Company from which it earns revenues and incurs expenses; whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance, and for which discrete financial information is available involve predominantly one operating segment i.e. process and project engineering.

9. Related party transactions

a) Parties where control exists Subsidiaries

Praj Engineering & Infra Limited Praj Far East Co. Limited Praj Americas Inc.

Praj Industries (Africa) Pty Limited Praj HiPurity Systems Limited Praj Industries (Namibia) Limited Praj Far East (Philippines) Inc.

Step down subsidiaries

Praj Industries (Sierra Leone) Limited (upto 18 May 2018)

b) Key management personnel and their close members of family

Executive chairman Pramod Chaudhari

CEO & Managing Director (w.e.f 2 April 2018) Shishir Joshipura

Chief Financial Officer & Director-Finance & Commercial Sachin Raole

Chief Internal Auditor & Company Secretary Dattatraya Nimbolkar

Non-executive directors Berjis Desai

Daljit Mirchandani Parimal Chaudhari Rajiv Maliwal Sivaramakrishnan S. Iyer Mrunalini Joshi Dr. Shridhar Shukla

Close members of family of key management personnel Parimal Chaudhari (Director)

Parth Chaudhari

c) Entity controlled or jointly controlled by a person identified in b)

Praj Foundation Plutus Properties LLP

10. Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

In the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 22 July 2011, total of 9,238,936 stock options were approved under the scheme “Employee Stock Option Plan 2011". In the Meeting of the Compensation and Share Allotment Committee held on 27 January 2015 it was decided to grant options to CEO & MD and senior executives of the Company at the relevant market price as ESOP 2011 - Grant I. The total options granted under ESOP 2011 - Grant I are 3,750,000 options out of which 250,000 options (Plan A) were granted to CEO & MD and 3,500,000 options (Plan B) were granted to senior executives of the Company. During the year 2015-16 390,000 options were granted to senior executives of the Company as ESOP 2011 - Grant II to V. During the year 2016-17 100,000 options were granted to senior executive of the Company as ESOP 2011 - Grant VI. During the year 2017-18 1,969,700 options were granted to certain employees of the Company as ESOP 2011 - Grant VII. During the year 2018-19 1,625,000 options were granted to certain employees of the Company as ESOP 2011- Grant VIII to X. The stock options vest in a graded manner equally over the period of vesting, each vesting taking effect as per the terms of the grant. The stock options granted are exercisable at 100% of the fair market value of the underlying equity shares of the Company as on the date of grant.

* Expected volatility has been determined based on closing price of the share of the Company over a period equivalent to expected life.

11. Expenditure on research & development activities

Revenue expenditure on research and development is charged under respective heads of account in the year in which it is incurred. Capital expenditure on research and development is included as part of property, plant and equipment and depreciated on the same basis as other property, plant and equipment.

12. Taxes

The company has not recognized MAT credit entitlement to the extent of INR 156.787 till 31 March, 2019 in respect of Income Tax paid in view of uncertainty of its utilization for payment of tax in foreseeable future.

*Includes INR 13.652 given to Praj Foundation which is a related party.

The above expenditure includes contribution/donation of INR 14.652 to trusts / institute which are engaged in activities eligible under section 135 of Companies Act, 2013 read with Schedule VII thereto.

13. Fair value measurements

As per assessments made by the management, fair values of all financial instruments carried at amortized cost (except as specified below) are not materially different from their carrying amounts since they are either short term nature or the interest rates applicable are equal to the current market rate of interest.

The Company has performed a fair valuation of its investment in mutual funds which are classified as FVTPL using quoted prices.

14. Financial risk management policy and objectives

Company's principal financial liabilities, comprise loans and borrowings, trade and other payables, and financial guarantee contracts. The main purpose of these financial liabilities is to finance company's operations and to provide guarantees to support its operations. Company's principal financial assets include advances to subsidiaries, trade and other receivables, security deposits and cash and cash equivalents, that derive directly from its operations. In order to minimize any adverse effects on the financial performance of the company, it has taken various measures. This note explains the source of risk which the entity is exposed to and how the entity manages the risk and impact of the same in the financial statements.

The company's risk management is carried out by management, under policies approved by the board of directors. Company's treasury identifies, evaluates and hedges financial risks in close cooperation with the company's operating units. The board provides written principles for overall risk management, as well as policies covering specific areas, such as foreign exchange risk, credit risk, and investment of excess liquidity.

(A) Credit risk

Credit risk in case of the Company arises from cash and cash equivalents, deposits with banks and financial institutions, as well as credit exposures to customers including outstanding receivables.

Credit risk management

Credit risk arises from the possibility that counter party may not be able to settle their obligations as agreed. To manage this, the Company periodically assesses the reliability of customers, taking into account the financial condition, current economic trends, and analysis of historical bad debts and ageing of accounts receivable. Individual risk limits are set accordingly.

The company considers the probability of default upon intial recognition of asset and whether there has been a significant increase in credit risk on an ongoing basis throughout each reporting period. To assess whether there is a significant increase in credit risk the company compares the risk of a default occurring on the asset as at the reporting date with the risk of default as at the date of initial recognition. It considers reasonable and supportive forward looking information such as:

(i) Actual or expected significant adverse changes in business,

(ii) Actual or expected significant changes in the operating results of the counterparty,

(iii) Financial or economic conditions that are expected to cause a significant change to counterparty's ability to meet its obligations,

(iv) Significant increases in credit risk on other financial instruments of the same counterparty,

(v) Significant changes in the value of collateral supporting the obligation or in the quality of third-party guarantees or credit enhancements.

The company provides for expected credit loss in case of trade receivables, claims receivable and security deposits when there is no reasonable expectation of recovery, such as a debtor declaring bankruptcy or failing to engage in a repayment plan with the company. The company categorizes a receivable for provision for doubtful debts/write off when a debtor fails to make contractual payments greater than 180 days past due. The amount of provision depends on certain parameters set by the Company in its provisioning policy where loans or receivables have been written off, the company continues to engage in enforcement activity to attempt to recover the receivable due. Where recoveries are made, these are recognized in profit or loss.

B) Liquidity risk

Prudent liquidity risk management implies maintaining sufficient cash and the availability of funding through an adequate amount of committed credit facilities to meet obligations when due and to close out market positions. Due to the dynamic nature of the underlying businesses, company maintains flexibility in funding by maintaining availability under committed credit lines.

Management monitors rolling forecasts of the company's liquidity position (comprising the undrawn borrowing facilities below) and cash and cash equivalents on the basis of expected cash flows. This is carried out in accordance with practice and limits set by the group. In addition, the company's liquidity management policy involves projecting cash flows and considering the level of liquid assets necessary to meet these, monitoring balance sheet liquidity ratios against internal and external regulatory requirements and maintaining debt financing plans.

15. Capital management

Risk management

The company's objectives when managing capital are to

- safeguard it's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders, and

- Maintain an optimal capital structure to reduce the cost of capital.

In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the company may adjust the amount of dividends paid to shareholders, return capital to shareholders, issue new shares or sell assets to reduce debt. Consistent with others in the industry, the company monitors capital on the basis of the following gearing ratio: Net debt (total borrowings net of cash and cash equivalents) divided by total 'equity' (as shown in the balance sheet).

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