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Cochin Malabar Estates & Industries Ltd.

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Market Cap. (₹) 10.93 Cr. P/BV -10.27 Book Value (₹) -6.01
52 Week High/Low (₹) 62/45 FV/ML 10/1 P/E(X) 0.00
Bookclosure 09/09/2019 EPS (₹) 0.00 Div Yield (%) 0.00
Year End :2015-03 
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of The Cochin Malabar Estates and Industries Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the 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 of these 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.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these 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 financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid 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 31st March, 2015, and its loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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 Companies Act, 2013, we enclose a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order.

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, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d. In our opinion, the aforesaid 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 31st March, 2015 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

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 No. 2.15 A]

ii. The company did not have any long term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any foreseeable losses.

iii. The provisions relating to transferring any amounts to the Investor Education and Protection Fund is not applicable to the Company during the year.

ANNEXURE TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

The Annexure referred to in our Independent Auditors' Report to the members of The Cochin Malabar Estates and Industries Limited on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2015.

1. i) The Company has maintained proper records to show full particulars including quantitative details and situation of its Fixed Assets.

(ii) Fixed Assets of the Company were physically verified during the year by the management, wherever possible. According to the information and explanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification carried on by the management.

2. No inventories were held by the company at the close of the year and hence the requirements of sub clauses (a) to (c) of clause (ii) of the Order are not applicable.

3. As per the information and explanations provided to us, the company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties listed in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 and hence the requirements of sub clauses (a) & (b) of clause (iii) of the Order are not applicable.

4. On the basis of checks carried out during the course of audit and as per explanations given to us, in our opinion, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our Audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal controls in these respects.

5. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public during the year.

6. As the Rubber Wood factory are not under operation, Cost records and books of accounts prescribed by the Government of India under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act were not maintained as the need for maintaining the Cost records did not arise during the year.

7. a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund,employees' state insurance, income tax, sales- tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities and no such dues were in arrears, as at 31st March, 2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

b) According to the records of the company and as per the information and explanations provided to us, the dues (net of advances) outstanding in respect of Sales Tax, Income tax, Customs Duty, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Excise Duty, Cess etc., on account of any dispute,are given below:

Name of the      Nature of       Amount      Period to       Forum where
Statute          Dues                (Rs.)   which the       dispute
                                             amount          pending
                                             relates

Central Sales    CST Levy on     2,13,331    1988-89 to   Supreme Court
Tax , 1956       Rubber Cess                 1992-93          of India
c) According to the records of the company, no amount is required to be transferred to investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made there under.

8. In our opinion, the accumulated loss of the company is not less than fifty percent of its net worth and has not incurred cash losses in the current financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

9. The company has not borrowed any amount from financial institutions and banks, and hence, the requirements of clause (ix) of the above Order are not applicable to the company.

10. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

11. According to the information and explanations given to us by the management, the Company has not availed any term loans, and hence, the requirements of clause (xi) of the above Order are not applicable to the company.

12. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India and according to the information and explanations 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 such case by the management.

                                                   Forand on behalf of
                                                          SINGHI & CO.
                                                 Chartered Accountants
                                                Firm Regn. No. 302049E
                                                  Pradeep Kumar Singhi
Place : Kolkata                                                Partner
Date : 15th May, 2015                            Membership No. 050773

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