Notes To Account Details
Voltas Chairman : Ishaat Hussain
Industry : Diversified
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Year End : 2017/03

1. BACKGROUND AND OPERATIONS

Voltas Limited (the Company) is a public limited company and is incorporated in India. The address of its registered office is Voltas House ''A'', Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Chinchpokli, Mumbai 400033.

The Company, a premier Air Conditioning and Engineering company and was established in the year 1954. It is a Tata Group company in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, in the business of electro-mechanical projects as an EPC contractor both in domestic and international geographies (Middle East and Singapore), and also in the business of engineering product services for mining, water management and treatment, construction equipments and textile industry.

The financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2017 were approved by the Board of Directors and authorized for issue on 23rd May, 2017.

2. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

(a) STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE:

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with and in compliance, in all material aspects with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 (as amended) with effect from 1st April, 2016. Previous periods have been restated to Ind AS.

Upto the year ended 31st March, 2016, the Company prepared its financial statements in accordance with Indian GAAP, which includes accounting standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended). These financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2017 are the first financial statements under Ind AS as prepared by the Company. The date of transition to Ind AS is 1st April, 2015. Refer Note 3 for the details of first-time adoption exemptions availed by the Company.

(b) BASIS OF PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION:

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015. (as amended) The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies, set out below and were consistently applied to all years presented unless otherwise stated.

The Company has adopted all issued Ind AS standards and the adoption was carried out in accordance with Ind AS 101. The transition was carried out from Indian GAAP which is previous GAAP, as defined in Ind AS 101.

An explanation of how the transition to Ind AS has affected the Company''s Balance Sheet, financial performance and Cash flows is provided in Note 3A.

(c) BASIS OF MEASUREMENT:

These financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis, except for certain financial instruments that are measured at fair values at the end of each reporting period, as explained in the accounting policies below.

Historical cost is generally based on the fair value of the consideration given in exchange for the goods and services.

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value for measurement and / or disclosure purposes in these financial statements is determined on such basis and measurements that have some similarities to fair value but are not fair value, such as net realizable value in Ind AS 2 or value in use in Ind AS 36.

In addition, for financial reporting purposes, fair value measurements are categorized into Level 1, 2, or 3 based on the degree to which the inputs to the fair value measurements are observable and the significance of the inputs to the fair value measurements in its entirety, which are described as follows:

- Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the entity can access at the measurement date;

- Level 2 inputs are inputs, other than quoted prices included within Level 1, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; and

- Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

(d) USE OF ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS :

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Ind AS requires Management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions, that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income, expenses and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of these financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the years presented. Actual results may differ from these estimates. Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

In particular, information about significant areas of estimation uncertainty and critical judgments in applying accounting policies that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognized in the financial statements are disclosed in Note 3B.

(e) REVENUE RECOGNITION :

Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable. Revenue is reduced for trade discounts, rebates and other similar allowances Revenue includes excise duty however excludes sales tax, value added tax, works contract and any other in directs taxes or amounts collected on behalf of third parties .

Revenue is recognized when the amount of revenue can be reliably measured, it is probable that the future economic benefits will flow to the Company.

(i) Revenue from sale of goods :

Revenue from sale of goods is recognized when the Company transfers all significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer while the Company retains neither continuing managerial involvement nor effective control over the goods sold.

(ii) Revenue from services :

Service revenue is recognized on rendering of services. Revenue from maintenance contracts are recognized prorata over the period of the contract.

In case of mining equipment''s long term maintenance contracts, the revenue from such contracts is recognized in proportion to the costs actually incurred during the year in terms of the total estimated costs for such contracts, as repairs and maintenance of such machineries depends on its utilization and wear and tear which varies from year to year.

(iii) Revenue from construction contracts :

When the outcome of a construction contract can be estimated reliably, revenue and costs are recognized by reference to the stage of completion of the contract activity at the end of the reporting period, measured based on the proportion of contract costs incurred for work performed to date relative to the estimated total contract costs. Variations in contract work, claims and incentive payments are included to the extent that the amount can be measured reliably and its receipt is considered probable.

The outcome of a construction contract is considered as estimated reliably when the stage of completion of the project reaches a reasonable level of completion i.e. the expenditure incurred on construction costs is atleast 20 % of the construction costs and it is reasonably expected that the counterparty will comply with the payment terms in the agreements.

When the outcome of a construction contract cannot be estimated reliably, contract revenue is recognized to the extent of contract costs incurred that it is probable will be recoverable. Contract costs are recognized as expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

When it is probable that total contract costs will exceed total contract revenue, the expected loss is recognized as an expense immediately.

When contract costs incurred to date plus recognized profits less recognized losses exceed progress billings, the surplus is shown as amounts due from customers for contract work. For contracts where progress billings exceed contract costs incurred to date plus recognized profits less recognized losses, the surplus is shown as the amounts due to customers for contract work. Amounts received before the related work is performed are included in the Balance Sheet, as a liability, as advances received. Amounts billed for work performed but not yet paid by the customer are included in the Balance Sheet under trade receivables.

(iv) Dividend and Interest income :

Dividend income is recognized when the right to receive payment is established. Interest income is recognized using the effective interest method.

(v) Rental Income :

Rental Income from operating leases is generally recognized on straight-line basis over the term of relevant lease. Where the rentals are solely to increase in line with expected general inflation to compensate for the expected inflationary cost increases, such increases are recognized in the year in which such benefits accrue.

(f) EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (OTHER THAN PERSONS ENGAGED THROUGH CONTRACTORS) :

(a) Retirement benefits costs and termination benefits:

(i) Defined Contribution Plans :

Payments to defined benefit contribution plans are recognized as an expense when employees have rendered service entitling them to the contributions. The Company operates following defined contribution plans:

(i) Superannuation Fund: Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme, is made at pre-determined rates to the Superannuation Fund Trust and is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the Superannuation Fund Trust.

(ii) Provident and Pension Fund: The eligible employees of the Company are entitled to receive benefits under provident fund schemes which are in substance, defined contribution plans, in which both employees and the Company make monthly contributions at a specified percentage of the covered employees'' salary (currently 12% of employees'' salary). The contributions are paid to the provident funds and pension fund set up as irrevocable trusts by the Company or to respective Regional Provident Fund Commissioner and the Central Provident Fund under the State Pension scheme. The Company is generally liable for annual contributions and any shortfall in the fund assets based on the government specified minimum rates of return is recognized as an expense in the year incurred.

(ii) Defined Benefit Plans :

The Company''s liabilities towards gratuity, pension and post-retirement medical benefit schemes are determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at the end of each annual reporting period.

Remeasurement, comprising actuarial gains and losses and the return on plan assets (excluding net interest), is reflected immediately in the Balance Sheet with a charge or credit recognized in other comprehensive income in the period in which they occur. Remeasurement recognized in other comprehensive income is reflected immediately in retained earnings and will not be reclassified to profit or loss. Past service cost is recognized in profit or loss in the period of a plan amendment. Net interest is calculated by applying the discount rate at the beginning of the period to the net defined benefit liability or asset. Defined benefit costs are categorized as follows:

- Service cost (including current service cost, past service cost, as well as gains and losses on curtailments and settlements);

- Net interest expense or income; and

- Remeasurement.

The Company presents the first two components of defined benefit costs in profit or loss in the line item Employee Benefits Expenses. Curtailment gains and losses are accounted for as past service costs.

The defined benefit obligation recognized in the Balance Sheet represents the actual deficit or surplus in the Company''s defined benefit plans. Any surplus resulting from this calculation is limited to the present value of any economic benefits available in the form of reductions in future contributions to the plans.

(b) Short term and other long term employee benefits :

Benefits accruing to employees in respect of wages, salaries and compensated absences and which are expected to be availed within twelve months immediately following the year end are reported as expenses during the year in which the employee performs the service that the benefit covers and the liabilities are reported at the undiscounted amount of the benefit expected to be paid in exchange of related service. Where the availment or encashment is otherwise not expected to wholly occur within the next twelve months, the liability on account of the benefit is actuarially determined using the projected unit credit method at the present value of the estimated future cash flow expected to be made by the Company in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date.

(g) PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT :

Property, plant and equipment are stated at historical cost less depreciation and impairment losses, if any. Freehold land is not depreciated.

Historical Cost includes the acquisition cost or the cost of construction, including duties and taxes (other than those refundable), expenses directly related to the acquisition of assets and making them operational for their intended use.

Projects under which the property, plant and equipment is not yet ready for their intended use are carried as capital work in progress at cost determined as aforesaid.

Depreciable amount for assets is the cost of an asset, or other amount substituted for cost, less its estimated residual value. Depreciation is recognized so as to write off the depreciable amount of assets (other than freehold land and assets under construction) over the useful lives using the straight line method.

Depreciation on property, plant and equipment has been provided on the Straight Line Method as per the useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013.

(h) INVESTMENT PROPERTY :

Investment properties are properties held to earn rentals and/or for capital appreciation (including property under construction for such purposes). Investment properties are measured initially at cost, including transaction costs. Subsequent to initial recognition, investment properties are measured in accordance with Ind AS 16 requirements for cost model.

An investment property is derecognized upon disposal or when the investment property is permanently withdrawn from use and no future economic benefits are expected from the disposal. Any gain or loss arising on derecognition of the property (calculated as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset) is included in profit or loss in the period in which the property is derecognized.

(i) INTANGIBLE ASSETS :

Intangible assets purchased are measured at cost as of the date of acquisition less accumulated amortization and accumulated impairment, if any.

Amortization is recognized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. The estimated useful life and amortization method are reviewed at the end of each reporting period, with the effect of any changes in estimate being accounted for on a prospective basis.

Estimated useful life of intangible assets are as follows:

- Manufacturing Rights and Technical Know-how : 6 years

- Software : 5 years

(j) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION :

The functional currency of the Company is Indian Rupee (Rs.).

Income and expenses in foreign currencies are recorded at exchange rates prevailing on the date of the transaction. Foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rate prevailing on the Balance Sheet date and exchange gains and losses arising on settlement and restatement are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Non-monetary items denominated in a foreign currency are measured at historical cost and translated at exchange rate prevalent at the date of transaction

(k) LEASES :

Leases are classified as Finance lease whenever the terms of lease transfers substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership to the lessee. All other leases are classified as Operating leases.

Operating lease payments are recognized as expenditure in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis, unless another basis is more representative of the time pattern of benefits received from the use of the assets taken on lease or the payments of lease rentals are in line with the expected general inflation compensating the lessor for expected inflationary cost. Contingent rentals arising under operating leases are recognized as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

(l) INVENTORIES :

Inventories including Work-in-Progress (other than Construction contracts) are valued at cost or net realizable value, whichever is lower, cost being worked out on weighted average basis. Cost includes all charges for bringing the goods to their present location and condition, including octroi and other levies, transit insurance and receiving charges. Net realizable value represents the estimated selling price for inventories less all estimated costs of completion and costs necessary to make the sale.

(m) TAXES ON INCOME :

Current Income Tax :

Current Income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with Income Tax Act, 1961.

Deferred tax :

Deferred Tax is provided using the Balance Sheet approach on temporary differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purposes at the reporting date.

Deferred tax assets are recognized to the extent that it is probable that taxable profit will be available against which the deductible temporary differences, and the carry forward of unused tax credits and unused tax losses can be utilized.

The tax rates and tax laws used to compute the tax are those that are enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date. Current income tax/deferred tax relating to items recognized directly in equity is recognized in equity and not in the Statement of Profit and Loss .

Minimum Alternate Tax :

According to section 115JAA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) paid over and above the normal income tax in a subject year is eligible for carry forward for fifteen succeeding assessment years for set-off against normal income tax liability. The MAT credit asset is assessed against the Company''s normal income tax during the specified period.

(n) PROVISIONS AND CONTINGENCIES :

Provisions :

Provisions are recognized when there is a present obligation (legal or constructive) as a result of past event, where it is probable that there will be outflow of resources to settle the obligation and when a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation can be made.

The amount recognized as a provision is the best estimate of the consideration required to settle the present obligation at the end of the reporting period, taking into account the risks and uncertainties surrounding the obligation.

Warranties :

The estimated liability for product warranties is recorded when products are sold / project is completed. These estimates are established using historical information on the nature, frequency and average cost of warranty claims and Management estimates regarding possible future incidence based on corrective actions on product failures. The timing of outflows will vary as and when warranty claims arise being typically upto five years.

Contingencies :

Contingent liabilities exist when there is a possible obligation arising from past events, the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the Company, or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required or the amount cannot be reliably estimated. Contingent liabilities are appropriately disclosed unless the possibility of an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits is remote.

(o) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS :

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognized when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments. Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially measured at fair value. Transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of financial assets and financial liabilities (other than financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss) are added to or deducted from the fair value of the financial assets or financial liabilities, as appropriate, on initial recognition. Transaction costs directly attributable to the acquisition of financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss are recognized immediately in profit or loss.

(a) Non-derivative financial instruments :

(i) Cash and cash equivalents :

The Company considers all highly liquid financial instruments, which are readily convertible into known amounts of cash that are subject to an insignificant risk of change in value and having original maturities of three months or less from the date of purchase, to be cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents consist of balances with banks which are unrestricted for withdrawal and usage.

(ii) Financial assets carried at amortized cost :

Financial assets are measured at amortized cost if these are held within a business model whose objective is to hold the asset in order to collect contractual cash flows and the contractual terms of the financial assets give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.

(iii) Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income :

Financial assets are measured at fair value through other comprehensive income (OCI) if it is held within a business model whose objective is achieved by both collecting contractual cash flows and by selling financial assets and the contractual terms of the financial asset give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.

The Company has made an irrevocable election to present in other comprehensive income the subsequent changes in fair value of equity investments not held for trading. The accumulated gains or losses recognized in OCI are reclassified to retained earnings on sale of such investments.

(iv) Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss :

Financial assets are measured at fair value through profit or loss unless it is measured at amortized cost or at the fair value through other comprehensive income. Transaction costs directly attributable to the acquisition of financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss are recognized immediately in profit or loss.

(v) Investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates :

Investment in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates are carried at cost in the financial statements.

(vi) Financial liabilities :

Financial liabilities are subsequently carried at amortized cost using the effective interest method. For trade and other payables maturing within one year from the Balance Sheet date, the carrying amounts approximate fair value due to the short maturity of these instruments.

(vii) Equity instrument :

An equity instrument is a contract that evidences residual interest in the assets of the Company after deducting all of its liabilities. Equity instruments recognized by the Company are recognized at the proceeds received net off direct issue cost.

(b) Derecognition of financial instruments :

The Company derecognizes a financial asset when the contractual rights to the cash flows from the financial asset expires or it transfers the financial asset and the transfer qualifies for derecognition under Ind AS 109. A financial liability (or a part of a financial liability) is derecognized from the Company''s Balance Sheet when the obligation specified in the contract is discharged or cancelled or expires.

(c) Fair value of financial instruments :

In determining the fair value of its financial instruments, the Company uses a variety of methods and assumptions that are based on market conditions and risks existing at each reporting date. The methods used to determine fair value include discounted cash flow analysis, available quoted market prices and dealer quotes. All methods of assessing fair value result in general approximation of value and such value may never actually be realized.

(p) IMPAIRMENT :

(a) Financial assets :

The Company assessed the expected credit losses associated with its assets carried at amortized cost and fair value through other comprehensive income based on the Company''s past history of recovery, credit worthiness of the counter party and existing market conditions.

For all financial assets other than trade receivables, expected credit losses are measured at an amount equal to the 12-month expected credit loss (ECL) unless there has been a significant increase in credit risk from initial recognition in which case those are measured at lifetime ECL. For trade receivables, the Company has applied the simplified approach for recognition of impairment allowance as provided in Ind AS 109 which requires the expected lifetime losses from initial recognition of the receivables.

(b) Non-financial assets :

Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets with finite life are evaluated for recoverability whenever there is any indication that their carrying amounts may not be recoverable. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount (i.e. higher of the fair value less cost to sell and the value-in-use) is determined on an individual asset basis unless the asset does not generate cash flows that are largely independent of those from other assets. In such cases, the recoverable amount is determined for the cash generating unit (CGU) to which the asset belongs.

If the recoverable amount of an asset (or CGU) is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset (or CGU) is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(q) INTERESTS IN JOINT OPERATIONS :

A joint operation is a joint arrangement whereby the parties that have joint control of the arrangement have rights to the assets, and obligations for the liabilities, relating to the arrangement. Joint control is the contractually agreed sharing of control of an arrangement, which exists only when decisions about the relevant activities require unanimous consent of the parties sharing control. When the Company undertakes its activities under joint operations, the Company as a joint operator recognises in relation to its interest in a joint operation:

1. its assets, including its share of any assets held jointly;

2. its liabilities, including its share of any liabilities incurred jointly;

3. its revenue from the sale of its share of the output arising from the joint operation;

4. its share of the revenue from the sale of the output by the joint operation; and

5. its expenses, including its share of any expenses incurred jointly.

(r) SEGMENT REPORTING :

Segments are identified based on the manner in which the chief operating decision-maker (CODM) decides about the resource allocation and reviews performance. The Managing Director has been identified as the CODM.

Segment revenue, segment expenses, segment assets and segment liabilities have been identified to segments on the basis of their relationship to the operating activities of the segment.

Inter-segment revenue is accounted on the basis of transactions which are primarily determined based on market / fair value factors. Revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities which relate to the Company as a whole and are not allocable to segments on reasonable basis have been included under unallocated revenue / expenses / assets/liabilities.

Segment information has been presented in the Consolidated Financial Statements as permitted by Ind AS 108 on Operating Segments, specified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013.

(s) OPERATING CYCLE :

A portion of the Company''s activities (primarily long-term project activities) has an operating cycle that exceeds one year. Accordingly, assets and liabilities related to these long-term contracts, which will not be realized/paid within one year, have been classified as current. For all other activities, the operating cycle is twelve months.

3. FIRST-TIME ADOPTION EXEMPTIONS AVAILED BY THE COMPANY AS PER IND AS 101

OVERALL PRINCIPLE

The Company has prepared financial statements which comply with Ind AS for periods ending on or after 31st March, 2016, together with the comparative period data for the year ended 31st March, 2016. In preparing these financial statements, the Company''s opening Balance Sheet was prepared as at 1st April, 2015, the Company''s date of transition to Ind AS. This note explains the exemptions availed on first time adoption and principal adjustments made by the Company in restating its Indian GAAP Balance Sheet as at 1st April, 2015 and its previously published Indian GAAP financial statements as at and for the year ended 31st March, 2016.

(a) Business Combinations

The Company has elected to apply Ind AS 103 - Business Combinations prospectively from the date of transition to business combinations occurred before the transition date. Hence, business combinations occurring prior to the transition date have not been restated.