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Market Cap. ( ₹ ) 78.07 Cr. P/BV 0.46 Book Value ( ₹ ) 694.68
52 Week High/Low ( ₹ ) 614/301 FV/ML 10/1 P/E(X) 7.65
Bookclosure 07/08/2019 TTM EPS ( ₹ ) 34.32 Div Yield (%) 2.83
DIRECTOR'S REPORT
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Year End :2018-03 

Dear Shareholders,

The Board of Directors of your Company are pleased to present the Thirty Seventh Annual Report on the business and commercial operations of the Company along with the summary of financial statements for the year ended 31stMarch, 2018.

1. The State of Affairs of the Company

Financial summary/highlights

Particulars

Financial Year 2017-2018 (Rs. in Lakhs)

Financial Year 2016-2017 (Rs. in Lakhs)

Revenue from Operations

19,446.78

18,028.59

Other Income

314.59

371.47

Profit before Interest and Depreciation and amortisation expenses Less Interest

1,868.33

5.47

1,555.01

0.50

Profit before Depreciation & Amortization expense Less : Depreciation & Amortisation expense

1,862.86

207.86

1,554.51

201.93

Profit Before Tax Less : Exceptional Item Less: Provision for Taxes

1,655.00

480.92

1,352.58

84.48

388.03

Profit after tax

1,174.08

880.07

Accounting Standards

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) applicable to certain classes of companies and Ind AS has replaced the existing Indian GAAP prescribed under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 for such class of Companies. The Company has adopted Ind AS for the first time and is applicable from April 1, 2017.

Dividend

The Board recommends a 100% dividend of Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only) per equity share of the face value of Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only) each on the equity share capital of Rs.2,45,80,000/- for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2018. The dividend on equity shares is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Dividend will be paid to those equity shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as on 01st August 2018 in respect of shares held in physical form and in respect of shares held in dematerialized form, the dividend shall be paid on the basis of the beneficial ownership as per the details furnished by the Depositories for this purpose at the end of business hours on 01st August 2018.

Business and Operations

During the year under review, the Company has achieved a revenue from operations of Rs.19,446.78 Lakhs as against Rs.18,028.59 Lakhs for the previous year.

The profit before interest and depreciation is Rs.1,868.33 Lakhs as against Rs.1,555.01 Lakhs for the previous year. The profit before tax is Rs.1,655.00 Lakhs as against Rs.1,268.10 Lakhs during the previous year.

During the year under review the turnover has increased by 7.86% over the previous year and the profit before tax has increased by 22.36 % over the same period last year.

Industrial Relations

Relationship with employees was cordial throughout the financial year.

2. Extracts of Annual Return

As per requirements of the Companies Act, 2013, the extract of annual return in the prescribed Form MGT 9 is annexed hereto as Annexure 1 forming part of the report.

3. Number of Meetings of the Board

Details of number of meetings of Board of Directors and Committees thereof and the attendance of the Directors in such meetings are provided under the Corporate Governance Report.

4. Directors' Responsibility Statement

In terms of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 the Directors, confirm that:

a. in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;

b. have 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 at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss of the company for that period;

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

e. have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and

f. have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

5. No Frauds reported by statutory auditors

There is no instance of frauds reported by the statutory auditors of the Company for the financial year under review under sub Section (12) of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013.

6. Declaration by Independent Directors

The Independent Directors have submitted their disclosures to the Board that they fulfill all the requirements as stipulated in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 so as to qualify themselves as Independent Directors under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the relevant rules of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

7. Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Policy

As per the requirements of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, a Nomination and Remuneration Committee of directors was formed by the Board of Directors consisting of:

1. Sri. N.Suryakumar, Chairman (Non-Executive - Independent)

2. Sri. Ramesh Rudrappan, Member (Non-Executive - Independent)

3. Sri. Arun Selvaraj, Member (Non-Executive - Independent)

The said committee has been empowered and authorised to exercise widest powers as entrusted under the provisions of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013. The Company has a policy on directors' appointment and remuneration including criteria for determining qualification, positive attributes, independence of a director and other matters provided under subsection (3) of section 178. The salient aspects covered in the Nomination and Remuneration Policy has been outlined in the Corporate Governance Report and the policy is available on the Company's website: www.lecsindia.com.

8. Auditors Comments

There are no adverse comments in the reports of Statutory Auditors (appearing elsewhere in the Annual Report) and that of the Secretarial Auditors (annexed hereto as Annexure 2).

9. Particulars of Loans/Guarantee/Investments

The Company has not given any Loans, Guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

10. Particulars of Contracts with Related Party

The transactions entered by the Company with the related parties during the financial year 2017-18 are in the ordinary course of business and at arm's length basis. The particulars of material related party transactions is provided in the form AOC 2 and annexed to the Boards' Report as Annexure 3.

11. Material Changes and Commitments

There were no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company occurred between the end of financial year (March 31, 2018) to which this financial statements relate and the date of this Report.

12. Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption & Foreign Exchange

The disclosures under Rule 8(3) of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 are as under:

Conservation of Energy

Sl

No.

Particulars

Disclosures

(i)

Steps taken or impact on conservation of energy

I. In the lighting system, LED and Induction Lamps are introduced for new requirements and it continues.

II. Subsequently the existing lamps are replaced with suitable LED lamps with optimum solution, when it called for repair / replacement and it continues.

III. Energy efficient super fans are introduced for new requirements and the existing fans are replaced with the same when it called for repair / replacement and it continues.

(ii)

Steps taken by the company for utilising alternate sources of energy

Wind energy generation power is utilized for Plant captive consumption from August 2016 onwards.

(iii)

Capital investment on energy conservation equipments;

- Energy efficient automated vacuum blower loader system is developed and used.

- Optimum capacity hot air dryers are used to produce better quality products & to conserve energy.

- Redundant Hyd. Power pack is retrofitted with optimum solution.

Technology Absorption

Sl

No.

Particulars

Disclosures

(i)

Efforts made towards technology absorption;

No technology or knowhow is brought from external bodies or imported.

(ii)

The benefits derived like product improvement, cost reduction, product development or import substitution;

In house developmental and operational research activities are carried out on regular basis.

(iii)

In case of imported technology (imported during the last three years reckoned from the beginning of the financial year):

(a) the details of technology imported;

(b) the year of import

(c) whether the technology has been fully absorbed

(d) if not fully absorbed, areas where absorption has not taken place, and the reasons thereof;

No technology was imported during the last three years.

(iv)

The expenditure incurred on Research and Development

Capital Expenditure: Rs.12.37 Lakhs Revenue Expenditure: Rs.36.52 Lakhs Total Expenditure: Rs.48.89 Lakhs

Foreign Exchange Outgo and Earnings

Rs. in Lakhs

Foreign Exchange earned through exports 8.54

Foreign Exchange used 925.32

13. Risk Management

The Company follows a comprehensive and integrated risk appraisal, mitigation and management process. The risk management process of the Company is being periodically reviewed for improvement by the Board of Directors.

14. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

The Company has constituted a CSR committee of Board of Directors and has adopted a CSR Policy. The same is posted in the Company's website www.lecsindia.com. The Committee consist of three directors' viz., Sri. D.Senthilkumar, Smt. Nethra J.S.Kumar and Sri. Arun Selvaraj. CSR Committee Meeting was held on 28.07.2017. A report in prescribed format detailing the CSR spend for the financial year 2017-18 is attached herewith as Annexure 4 forming a part of this report.

15. Evaluation of Board's Performance:

On the advice of the Board of Directors, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Board of Directors of the Company have formulated the criteria for the evaluation of the performance of Board of Individual Directors, Board as a whole, Committees of Directors, Independent Directors, Non-Independent Directors and the Chairperson of the Board. Based on that performance evaluation has been undertaken. The Independent Directors of the company have also convened a separate meeting for this purpose. All the results and evaluation has been communicated to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

16. Additional Disclosures:

As per Rule 8(5) of the Companies (Accounts) Rule, 2014, the following additional information is provided:

S.No

Particulars

Disclosures

(i)

The financial summary or highlights.

The financial highlights including State of Affairs of the Company is provided in this Report.

(ii)

The change in the nature of business, if any.

There is no change in the business line of the company.

(iii)

The details of directors or key managerial personnel who were appointed or have resigned during the year.

Sri. B.K.Ravi Kumar, Chief Financial Officer has resigned and relieved with effect from 16th December 2017.

The Board of Directors have appointed Sri. A.Thiagarajan as Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from 31st January 2018.

(iv)

The names of companies which have become or ceased to be its Subsidiaries, joint ventures or associate companies during the year.

Nil

(v)

The details relating to deposits, covered under Chapter V of the Act.

The company has not accepted deposits.

(vi)

The details of deposits which are not in compliance with the requirements of Chapter V of the Act.

Not Applicable.

(vii)

The details of significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and company's operations in future.

Nil

(viii)

The details in respect of adequacy of internal financial controls with reference to the Financial Statements.

The Company has implemented and evaluated the Internal Financial Controls which provide a reasonable assurance.

The Directors and Management confirm that the Internal Financial Controls (IFC) are adequate with respect to the operations of the Company. A report of Auditors pursuant to Section 143(3) (i) of the Companies Act, 2013 certifying the adequacy of Internal Financial Controls is annexed with the Auditors report.

17. Internal Control systems and their Adequacy

Your Company has established adequate internal control procedures, commensurate with the nature of its business and size of its operations.

The accounting transactions and operations are audited by the Internal Auditor vis.a.vis the internal controls, policies and procedures and the deviations, if any, are reported and corrective actions are taken appropriately.

18. Re-appointment of retiring directors

Sri. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Director (DIN: 00004505) who retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting, being eligible offers himself for re-appointment. The Board recommends his re-appointment in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

19. Non-executive Directors

Sri. N. Suryakumar (DIN: 00008316), presently aged 78 years, was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company for a period of five consecutive years with effect from 08th August, 2014 by obtaining the approval of the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 08th August, 2014. In order to ensure compliance with new Regulation 17 (1A) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, which is effective from 01st April, 2019, a subject is included in the Notice of the ensuing Annual General Meeting for seeking approval of the members.

20. Resignation of Director

There was no incidence of resignation of any Director.

21. Composition of Audit Committee

The Audit Committee was formed by the Board of Directors and consists of:

1

Sri. N.Suryakumar - Chairman

(Non - Executive - Independent)

2

Sri. A.Palaniappan - Member

(Non - Executive - Independent)

3

Sri. Ramesh Rudrappan - Member

(Non - Executive - Independent)

The Board has accepted the recommendations of the committee during the financial year under review.

22. Vigil Mechanism

The Company has devised a vigil mechanism in the form of a Whistle Blower Policy in pursuance of provisions of Section 177(10) of the Companies Act, 2013 and details whereof is available on the company's website: www.lecsindia.com During the year under review, there were no complaints received under this mechanism.

23. Disclosure under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

As per the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the Company has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee. During the financial year 2017-18, no complaint was received before the committee.

24. Overall Maximum Remuneration

Particulars pursuant to Section 197(12) & rule 5(1) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 :

a) The ratio of the remuneration of each director to the median employee's remuneration for the financial year and such other details as prescribed is as given below:

Name

Category

Ratio

Smt. Nethra J.S.Kumar (DIN:00217906)

Executive - Chairperson and Managing Director

1:21.55

Sri. N.Suryakumar (DIN:00008316)

Non-Executive - Independent

-

Sri. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu (DIN: 00004505)

Non-Executive - Non Independent

-

Sri. D.Senthilkumar (DIN: 00006172)

Non-Executive - Non Independent

-

Sri. Ramesh Rudrappan (DIN: 00008325)

Non-Executive - Independent

-

Sri. A.Palaniappan (DIN:00044022)

Non-Executive - Independent

-

Sri. Arun Selvaraj (DIN: 01829277)

Non-Executive - Independent

-

Note: For this purpose, Sitting fees paid to the Directors have not been considered as remuneration.

b) The percentage increase in remuneration of each Director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Company Secretary or Manager, if any, in the financial year:

Name

Category

%

Smt. Nethra J.S.Kumar

Executive - Chairperson and Managing Director

7.49

Sri. N.Suryakumar

Non-Executive - Independent Director

-

Sri.Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Non-Executive - Non Independent Director

-

Sri. D.Senthilkumar

Non-Executive - Non Independent Director

-

Sri. Ramesh Rudrappan

Non-Executive - Independent Director

-

Sri. A.Palaniappan

Non-Executive - Independent Director

-

Sri. Arun Selvaraj

Non-Executive - Independent Director

-

Sri. A.Thiagarajan *

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

-

Sri. S.Sathyanarayanan* *

Company Secretary (CS)

34.74

Note: For the above purpose, Sitting fees paid to the Directors have not been considered as remuneration.

*The present CFO was appointed during the financial year 2017-18. Percentage increase in remuneration is not comparable and hence not provided.

**The percentage increase is inclusive of Provident Fund and provision for Gratuity .

c) The percentage increase in the median remuneration of employees in the financial year: 2.17%

d) The number of permanent employees on the rolls of company: 212

e) Average percentile increase already made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in the last financial year and its comparison with the percentile increase in the managerial remuneration and justification thereof and point out if there are any exceptional circumstances for increase in the Managerial Remuneration:

Average increase in remuneration is 3.89% for employees other than Managerial Personnel and KMP while it is 12.53% for Managerial Personnel (KMP and Senior Management).

f) It is affirmed that the remuneration is as per the remuneration policy of the Company.

g) Particulars of Employees as per Rule 5(2) and Rule 5(3) of Companies (Appointment & Remuneration of Managerial Personnel Rules, 2014) are provided as Annexure 5 to this Report.

25. Accounting Treatment

In the preparation of financial statements, no treatment different from that of prescribed accounting standards has been followed.

26. Secretarial Standards

The Company has adhered with the applicable Secretarial Standards issued by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

27. Corporate Governance:

As per SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a separate section on Corporate Governance practices followed by the Company, together with a certificate from the Company's Auditors confirming compliance forms an integral part of this Report.

The shares of the Company is listed in BSE Limited, Mumbai. The listing fees is paid up to date and the shares of the Company were not suspended for trading by the Stock Exchange at any time during the financial year under review.

28. Auditors

Statutory Auditor:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, M/s. Subbachar & Srinivasan, Chartered Accountants, the Statutory Auditors of the Company, hold office up to the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting to be held in the year 2021. The Company has received a certificate from the said Auditors that they are eligible to hold office as the Auditors of the Company. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide their notification dated 07th May 2018 has amended the Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 by omitting the necessity of ratification of the appointment of the Statutory Auditors by members of the Company at every subsequent Annual General Meeting. In order to align with the amended Section 139, the relevant subject matter is included in the Notice of the ensuing Annual General Meeting for seeking approval of the members.

Secretarial Auditor:

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 M/s. MDS & Associates, Coimbatore, Company Secretaries in Practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the financial year 2018-2019.

Acknowledgement

Your Directors thank the customers, bankers, vendors, shareholders and other stakeholders for their continued support and patronage.

The Directors wish to place on record their appreciation for the cooperation and contribution made by the employees at all levels towards the performance of the Company.

For and on behalf of the Board

Place: Coimbatore Nethra J.S. Kumar

Date : May 21, 2018 Chairperson and Managing Director

(DIN: 00217906)