Significant accounting policies and notes to the accounts for the year ended March 31, 2013
Mindtree Limited ('Mindtree' or 'the Company') is an international Information Technology consulting and implementation company that delivers business solutions through global software development. The Company is structured into two business units – Information Technology ('IT') Services and Product Engineering ('PE') Services. IT Services offer consulting and implementation and post production support for customers in manufacturing, financial services, travel and leisure and other industries, in the areas of e-business, data warehousing and business intelligence, supply chain management, ERP and maintenance and re-engineering of legacy mainframe applications. PE Services provides full life cycle product engineering, professional services and sustained engineering services. It also enables faster product realization by leveraging the expertise in the areas of hardware design, embedded software, middleware and testing and through Mindtree's own IP building blocks in the areas of Bluetooth, VOIP, IVP6, iSCSI and others in datacom, telecom, wireless, storage, industrial automation, avionics, consumer products and computing.
The Company is head quartered in Bangalore and has offices in India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, UAE, Netherlands, Canada, Belgium and France.
2. Significant accounting policies
2.1 Basis of preparation of financial statements
The financial statements have been prepared and presented under the historical cost convention on the accrual basis of accounting except for certain financial instruments which are measured at fair values and comply with the Accounting Standards prescribed by Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended, other pronouncements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ('ICAI'), the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, (the 'Act') and the guidelines issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India ('SEBI') to the extent applicable.
2.2 Use of estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles ('GAAP') in India requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of income and expenses of the period, assets and liabilities and disclosures relating to contingent liabilities as of the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in future periods.
2.3 Fixed assets and depreciation
- Fixed assets are carried at cost of acquisition (including directly attributable costs such as freight, installation, etc.) or construction less accumulated depreciation. Borrowing costs directly attributable to acquisition or construction of those fixed assets, which necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for their intended use, are capitalised.
- Acquired intangible assets are capitalised at the acquisition price. Internally generated intangible assets are recorded at cost that can be measured reliably during the development phase and when it is probable that future economic benefits that are attributable to the assets will flow to the Company.
- Leases under which the Company assumes substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership are classified as finance leases. Such assets are capitalised at fair value of the asset or present value of the minimum lease payments at the inception of the lease, whichever is lower. Lease payments under operating leases are recognized as an expense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
- Advances paid towards the acquisition of fixed assets, outstanding at each balance sheet date are shown under capital advances. The cost of the fixed asset not ready for its intended use on such date, is disclosed under capital work-in- progress.
- Depreciation is provided on the straight-line method. The rates specified under schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 are considered as minimum rates. If the management's estimate of the useful life of a fixed asset at the time of the acquisition of the asset or of the remaining useful life on a subsequent review is shorter than that envisaged in the aforesaid schedule, depreciation is provided at a higher rate based on the management's estimate of the useful life/ remaining useful life. Pursuant to this policy, the management has estimated the useful life as under:
- Fixed assets individually costing Rs.5,000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of purchase/ installation. Depreciation on additions and disposals during the year is provided on a pro-rata basis.
- The cost of leasehold land is amortised over the period of the lease. Leasehold improvements and assets acquired on finance lease are amortised over the lease term or useful life, whichever is lower.
- Non-current investments are carried at cost less any other-than-temporary diminution in value, determined on the specific identification basis.
- Current investments are carried at the lower of cost and fair value. The comparison of cost and fair value is carried out separately in respect of each investment.
- Profit or loss on sale of investments is determined as the difference between the sale price and carrying value of investment, determined individually for each investment.
2.5 Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents comprises cash in hand and balance in bank in current accounts and deposit accounts.
2.6 Cash flow statement
Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby net profit before tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of a non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash receipts or payments. The cash flows from regular revenue generating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated.
2.7 Employee benefits
- Gratuity is a defined benefit scheme and is accrued based on actuarial valuations at the balance sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The Company has an employees' gratuity fund managed by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, SBI Life Insurance Company and Life Insurance Corporation of India. Actuarial gains and losses are charged to the statement of profit and loss.
- Compensated absences are a long-term employee benefit and is accrued based on actuarial valuations at the balance sheet date, carried out by an independent actuary. The Company accrues for the expected cost of short-term compensated absences in the period in which the employee renders services.
- Contributions payable to the recognised provident fund, which is a defined contribution scheme, are charged to the statement of profit and loss.
2.8 Revenue recognition
- The Company derives its revenues primarily from software services. Revenue from software development on time-and-material basis is recognised as the related services are rendered. Revenue from fixed price contracts is recognised using the proportionate completion method, which is determined by relating the actual project cost of work performed to date to the estimated total project cost for each contract. Unbilled revenue represents cost and earnings in excess of billings while unearned revenue represents the billing in excess of cost and earnings. Provision for estimated losses, if any, on incomplete contracts are recorded in the period in which such losses become probable based on the current contract estimates. Maintenance revenue is recognized ratably over the period of the maintenance contract.
- Provision for discounts is recognised on an accrual basis in accordance with contractual terms of agreements with customers. Revenues are stated net of discount.
- Dividend income is recognised when the right to receive payment is established.
- Interest income is recognised using the time proportion method, based on the transactional interest rates.
2.9 Foreign exchange transactions
- The Company is exposed to foreign currency transactions including foreign currency revenues and receivables. With a view to minimize the volatility arising from fluctuations in currency rates, the Company enters into foreign exchange forward contracts and other derivative instruments.
- Foreign exchange transactions are recorded using the exchange rates prevailing on the dates of the respective transactions. Exchange differences arising on foreign exchange transactions settled during the year are recognised in the statement of profit and loss for the year.
- Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies as at the balance sheet date are translated at the closing exchange rates on that date; the resultant exchange differences are recognized in the statement of profit and loss. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.
- In respect of integral operations, monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rate prevailing at the date of the balance sheet. Non-monetary items are translated at the historical rate. The items in the statement of profit and loss are translated at the rates prevailing on the dates of the respective transactions. The differences arising out of the translation are recognised in the statement of profit and loss.
- Forward exchange contracts and other similar instruments that are not in respect of forecasted transactions are accounted for using the guidance in Accounting Standard ('AS') 11, 'The effects of changes in foreign exchange rates'. For such forward exchange contracts and other similar instruments covered by AS 11, based on the nature and purpose of the contract, either the contracts are recorded based on the forward rate/ fair value at the reporting date, or based on the spot exchange rate on the reporting date. For contracts recorded at the spot exchange rates, the premium or discount at the inception is amortized as income or expense over the life of the contract.
- For forward exchange contracts and other derivatives that are not covered by AS 11 and that relate to a firm commitment or highly probable forecasted transactions, the Company has adopted Accounting Standard ('AS') 30, 'Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement' to the extent that the adoption did not conflict with existing accounting standards and other authoritative pronouncements of the Company Law and other regulatory requirements. In accordance with AS 30, such derivative financial instruments, which qualify for cash flow hedge accounting and where the Company has met all the conditions of cash flow hedge accounting, are fair valued at balance sheet date and the resultant exchange loss/ (gain) is debited/ credited to the hedge reserve until the transaction is completed. Other derivative instruments are recorded at fair value at the reporting date and the resultant exchange loss/ (gain) is debited/ credited to statement of profit and loss.
Warranty costs (i.e. post contract support services) are estimated by the management on the basis of technical evaluation and past experience. Provision is made for estimated liability in respect of warranty costs in the year of recognition of revenue.
2.11 Provision and contingent liabilities
The Company creates a provision when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event that probably requires an outflow of resources and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. A disclosure for a contingent liability is made when there is a possible obligation or a present obligation that may, but probably will not, require an outflow of resources. When there is a possible obligation or a present obligation in respect of which the likelihood of outflow of resources is remote, no provision or disclosure is made.
Provisions for onerous contracts, i.e. contracts where the expected unavoidable costs of meeting the obligations under the contract exceed the economic benefits expected to be received under it are recognised when it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle a present obligation as a result of an obligating event, based on a reliable estimate of such obligation.
The current income tax charge is determined in accordance with the relevant tax regulations applicable to the Company. Deferred tax charge or credit are recognised for the future tax consequences attributable to timing difference that result between the profit offered for income taxes and the profit as per the financial statements. Deferred tax in respect of timing difference which originate during the tax holiday period but reverse after the tax holiday period is recognised in the year in which the timing difference originate. For this purpose the timing differences which originate first are considered to reverse first. The deferred tax charge or credit and the corresponding deferred tax liabilities or assets are recognised using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent there is reasonable certainty that the assets can be realised in future; however, when there is a brought forward loss or unabsorbed depreciation under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty of realisation of such assets. Deferred tax assets are reviewed as at each balance sheet date and written down or written up to reflect the amount that is reasonably/ virtually certain to be realised.
Minimum Alternate Tax ('MAT') paid in accordance with the tax laws, which gives rise to future economic benefits in the form of tax credit against future income tax liability, is recognised as an asset in the balance sheet if there is a convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal tax after the tax holiday period and the resultant assets can be measured reliably. MAT credit entitlement can be carried forward and utilized for a period of ten years from the period in which such credit is availed.
The Company offsets, on a year on year basis, the current tax assets and liabilities, where it has a legally enforceable right and where it intends to settle such assets and liabilities on a net basis.
2.13 Earnings per share
In determining earnings per share, the Company considers the net profit after tax and includes the post-tax effect of any extra-ordinary item. The number of equity shares used in computing basic earnings per share is the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. The number of equity shares used in computing diluted earnings per share comprises weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and also weighted average number of equity shares which could have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares.
2.14 Impairment of assets
The Company assesses at each balance sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset (including goodwill) may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. For an asset that does not generate largely independent cash inflows, the recoverable amount is determined for the cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognized in the statement of profit and loss. If at the balance sheet date there is an indication that if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount. An impairment loss is reversed only to the extent that the carrying amount of asset does not exceed the net book value that would have been determined; if no impairment loss had been recognized. In respect of goodwill, impairment loss will be reversed only when it is caused by specific external events and their effects have been reversed by subsequent external events.
2.15 Employee Stock based Compensation
The Company measures the compensation cost relating to employee stock options/ restricted shares using the intrinsic value method. The compensation cost is amortized over the vesting/ service period.
2.16 Government grants
Grants from the government are recognised when there is reasonable assurance that:
- the Company will comply with the conditions attached to them; and
- the grant will be received.
Government grants related to revenue are recognised on a systematic basis in the statement of profit and loss over the periods necessary to match them with the related costs which they are intended to compensate. Such grants are deducted in reporting the related expense. Where the Company receives non-monetary grants, the asset is accounted for on the basis of its acquisition cost. In case a non-monetary asset is given free of cost it is recognised at a nominal value.
3.Notes to the accounts
3.1 Shareholders' funds
3.1.1 Share capital
b)Reconciliation of the number of equity shares outstanding at the beginning and at the end of the reporting year is as given below:
c)The Company has only one class of shares referred to as equity shares having a par value of Rs.10/- each.
Each holder of the equity share, as reflected in the records of the Company as of the date of the shareholder meeting, is entitled to one vote in respect of each share held for all matters submitted to vote in the shareholder meeting.
The Company declares and pays dividends in Indian rupees. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting.
The Board of Directors, at its meeting held on October 16, 2012 declared an interim dividend of 30% ( Rs.3 per equity share of par value Rs.10/- each). Further, the Board of Directors declared a second interim dividend of 40% ( Rs.4 per equity share of par value Rs.10/- each) and proposed a final dividend of 50% ( Rs.5 per equity share of par value Rs.10/- each) for the year ended March 31, 2013. The total dividend appropriation for the year ended March 31, 2013 amounted to Rs.578 million, including corporate dividend tax of Rs.81 million.
During the year ended March 31, 2012, the amount of per share dividend recognized as distributions to equity shareholders was Rs.4. The dividend for the year ended March 31, 2012 includes Rs.1.50 per share of final dividend, Rs.1.50 per share of interim dividend and a special dividend of Rs.1 per equity share on the occasion of the Company crossing $100 million in revenues and 10,000 Mindtree minds during the quarter ended September 30, 2011. The total dividend appropriation for the year ended March 31, 2012 amounted to Rs.188 million, including corporate dividend tax of Rs.26 million.
In the event of liquidation of the Company, the holders of equity shares will be entitled to receive any of the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts. However, no such preferential amounts exist currently. The distribution will be in proportion to the number of equity shares held by the shareholders.
d)Equity shareholder holding more than 5 percent of equity shares along with the number of equity shares held at the beginning and at the end of the year is as given below:
e)The Company has not allotted any fully paid up equity shares by way of bonus shares nor has bought back any class of equity shares during the period of five years immediately preceding the balance sheet date. Number of equity shares allotted as fully paid up without payment being received in cash is 1,300,965 during the period of five years immediately preceding March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012. These shares were allotted to the shareholders of erstwhile Aztecsoft Limited pursuant to the scheme of amalgamation for the financial year ended March 31, 2010.
f) Employee stock based compensation
The Company instituted the Employees Stock Option Plan ('ESOP') in fiscal 2000, which was approved by the Board of Directors ('Board'). Under the ESOP, the Company currently administers seven stock option programs. Further, the Company has instituted Employee Restricted Stock Purchase Plan 2012 ('ERSP 2012') during the current year.
Program 1 [ESOP 1999]
Options under this program are exercisable at an exercise price of Rs.10 per option. All stock options have a four-year vesting term and vest at the rate of 15%, 20%, 30% and 35% at the end of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years respectively from the date of grant and become fully exercisable. Each option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each. This program extends to employees who have joined on or before September 30, 2001 or have been issued employment offer letters on or before August 7, 2001. This plan was terminated on September 30, 2001. The contractual life of each option is 11 years after the date of grant.
Program 2 [ESOP 2001]
Options under this program have been granted to employees at an exercise price of Rs.50 per option. All stock options have a four-year vesting term and vest at the rate of 15%, 20%, 30% and 35% at the end of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years respectively from the date of grant and become fully exercisable. Each option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each. This program extends to employees who have joined on or after October 1, 2001 or have been issued employment offer letters on or after August 8, 2001 or options granted to existing employees with grant date on or after October 1, 2001. This plan was terminated on April 30, 2006. The contractual life of each option is 11 years after the date of grant.
Program 3 [ESOP 2006 (a)]
Options under this program have been granted to employees at an exercise price of Rs.250 per option. All stock options have a four-year vesting term and vest at the rate of 15%, 20%, 30% and 35% at the end of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years respectively from the date of grant and become fully exercisable. Each option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each. This program extends to employees to whom the options are granted on or after May 1, 2006. This plan was terminated on October 25, 2006. The contractual life of each option is 5 years after the date of grant.
Program 4 [ESOP 2006 (b)]
Options under this program are granted to employees at an exercise price periodically determined by the Compensation Committee. All stock options have a four-year vesting term and vest at the rate of 15%, 20%, 30% and 35% at the end of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years respectively from the date of grant and become fully exercisable. Each option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each. This program extends to employees to whom the options are granted on or after October 25, 2006. The contractual life of each option is 5 years after the date of grant.
Program 5 [ESOP 2008A]
Options under this program are granted to employees of erstwhile Aztecsoft Limited as per swap ratio of 2:11 as specified in the merger scheme. Each new option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each.
Directors' Stock Option Plan, 2006 ('DSOP 2006')
Options under this program have been granted to independent directors at an exercise price periodically determined by the Compensation Committee. All stock options vest equally over three year vesting term at the end of 1, 2 and 3 years respectively from the date of the grant and become fully exercisable. Each option is entitled to 1 equity share of Rs.10 each. The contractual life of each option is 4 years after the date of the grant.
Program 7 [(ESOP 2010 A]
In-principle approvals for administering the seventh stock option program i.e. ESOP 2010 (A) has been received by the Company from the BSE and NSE for 1,135,000 equity shares of Rs.10 each. No options have been granted under the program as at March 31, 2013.
Employee Restricted Stock Purchase Plan 2012 ('ERSP 2012')
ERSP 2012 was instituted with effect from July 16, 2012 to further issue upto 1,000,000 equity shares of nominal value of Rs.10 each. Shares under this program are granted to employees at an exercise price of not less than Rs.10 per equity share or such higher price as decided by the Board of Directors. Shares shall vest over such term as determined by the Board of Directors not exceeding ten years from the date of the grant. All shares will have a minimum lock in period of one year from the date of allotment.
The following table summarises information about the weighted average exercise price of options/ shares exercised under various programs:
The following tables summarise information about the options outstanding under various programs as at March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012 respectively:
The Company has recorded compensation cost for all grants using the intrinsic value- based method of accounting, in line with prescribed SEBI guidelines.
Had compensation been determined under the fair value approach described in the Guidance Note on, “Accounting for employee share based payments” issued by ICAI, the Company's net profit and basic and diluted earnings per share would have reduced to the proforma amounts as indicated:
During year ended March 31, 2013, 20,000 options were granted by the Company under DSOP 2006.
The weighted average fair value of each option of Mindtree, granted during year ended March 31, 2013 was Rs.393.56 using the Black-Scholes model with the following assumptions:
3.1.2 Reserves and surplus
3.2 Non-current liabilities
3.2.1 Long-term borrowings
Long-term borrowings represent the amount received from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to develop a project under “Development of Intelligent Video Surveillance Server (IVSS) system”.
The loan is an unsecured loan carrying a simple interest of 3% p.a on the outstanding amount of loan. Repayment of loan is in 10 equal annual installments commencing from June 2011. The project implementation period was a moratorium period ending May 2011 and was not liable for repayment of installments and interest during the said period. However, the interest accrued during the period is amortized and is payable in 3 equal annual installments commencing from June 2011. Any delay in repayment entails a liability of 12% p.a. compounded monthly for the period of delay.
There is no continuing default in the repayment of the principal loan and interest amounts.
3.2.2 Other long-term liabilities
3.3 Current liabilities
3.3.1 Short-term borrowings
During the year, the Company has repaid packing credit loans of USD 8 million and availed additional packing credit loan of USD 4 million. These packing credit loans are secured against the trade receivables of the Company. As at March 31, 2013, the Company has outstanding packing credit loan of USD 4 million (As at March 31, 2012: USD 8 million). The Company has taken forward exchange contracts with respect to this loan. In accordance with 'AS 11' the forward premium arising at inception is amortized as an expense over the life of the contract.
Details of interest rate and repayment terms in respect of above packing credit loan are as below:
3.3.2 Other current liabilities
* The details of interest rates, repayment and other terms are disclosed under note 3.2.1.
** Includes derivative liability of Rs. 13 million (As at March 31, 2012: Rs. 590 million).
As at March 31, 2013, the Company has outstanding forward contracts amounting to USD 112.75 million (As at March 31, 2012: USD 112.5 million) and Euro 11 million (As at March 31, 2012: Euro 9 million) forward strips and leverage option contracts amounting to NIL (As at March 31, 2012: USD 29.25 million). These derivative instruments have been entered to hedge highly probable forecasted sales.
In accordance with the provisions of AS 30, those derivative instruments which qualify for cash flow hedge accounting have been fair valued at balance sheet date and the resultant exchange gain has been credited to hedge reserve (Refer Note 3.1.2). Other derivative instruments that do not qualify for hedge accounting have been fair valued at the balance sheet date and resultant exchange gain Rs.308 million for the year ended March 31, 2013 (year ended March 31, 2012: gain of Rs.10 million) has been recorded in the statement of profit and loss.
3.3.3 Short-term provisions
*Represents disputed tax dues provided during the previous year pursuant to unfavourable order received from the tax authorities against which the Company has preferred an appeal with the relevant authority. In respect of the provisions of Accounting Standard – 29 'Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets' ('AS 29'), the disclosures required have not been provided in accordance with paragraph 72 of AS 29.
The following table sets out the status of the gratuity plan as required under AS 15 Employee Benefits.
Reconciliation of present value of the obligation and the fair value of the plan assets
The estimates of future salary increases, considered in actuarial valuation, takes into account inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors such as supply and demand factors in the employment market.
The disclosure of provisions movement as required under the provisions of AS 29 is as follows:-
Provision for post contract support services
Provision for discount
Provision for foreseeable losses on contracts
These provisions are expected to be utilised over a period of one year.
3.4 Non-current assets
3.4.1 Fixed assets
3.4.2 Non-current investments
Details of investment in mutual funds are as given below:
Details of investment in trade unquoted investment are as given below:
Details of investment in subsidiary are as given below:
*During the year, the Company dissolved MSSL and the funds available with MSSL amounting to Rs.18 million were received by the Company. Consequently, the loss on the dissolution of MSSL amounting to Rs.3 million has been recognised in the statement of profit and loss.
**The Company has set up a new subsidiary MSSCL during the year.
The Company has units at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai registered as Special Economic Zone (SEZ) units which are entitled to a tax holiday under Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Company also has STPI units at Bangalore and Pune which are registered as a 100 percent Export Oriented Unit, which were earlier entitled to a tax holiday under Section 10B and Section 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
During the year ended March 31, 2013, the Company has recorded a foreign tax credit of Rs.97 million relating to financial year 2010-2011 and financial year 2011-2012. The Company has reflected this credit in the Income tax return for the financial year 2011-2012 and revised return for the financial year 2010-2011.
Deferred tax assets (net):
Deferred tax assets included in the balance sheet comprises the following:
3.4.4 Long-term loans and advances
*Refer note 3.15 for related party balances.
3.4.5 Other non-current assets
3.5 Current assets
3.5.1 Current investments
Details of investment in mutual funds are as given below:
Details of investments in term deposit are as given below:
3.5.2 Trade receivables
3.5.3 Cash and bank balances
^The deposits maintained by the Company with banks comprises time deposits, which can be withdrawn by the Company at any point without prior notice or penalty on the principal.
* Balances with banks include the following:
**Other bank balances represent balances in respect of unpaid dividends and are considered restricted in nature.
3.5.4 Short-term loans and advances
*Refer note 3.15 for related party balances.
3.5.5 Other current assets
*Includes derivative asset of Rs.181 million (As at March 31, 2012: Rs.25 million.)
3.6 Other income
3.8 Contingent liabilities and commitments
a) Estimated amount of contracts remaining to be executed on capital account and not provided for as at March 31, 2013 is Rs.470 million (March 31, 2012: Rs.420 million).
b) As of the balance sheet date, the Company’s net foreign currency exposure that is not hedged by a derivative instrument or otherwise is Rs.4,018 million (March 31, 2012: Rs.3,709 million).
c) The Company has received income tax assessment for the financial year 2008-09 wherein demand of Rs.24 million has been raised against the Company on account of certain disallowances, adjustments made by the income tax department. A significant portion of this amount arises from the manner of adjustment of brought forward losses in arriving at the taxable profits of the Company. The tax demand for financial year 2008-09 also includes disallowance of portion of profit earned outside India from the STP and SEZ units. Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal against the demands received.
d) The Company has received income tax assessments for financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08 for the erstwhile subsidiary i.e. Mindtree Technologies Private Limited (MTPL) with demands amounting to Rs.11 million and Rs.10 million on account of certain disallowances/ adjustments made by income tax department. Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal against the demand received. The Company has not deposited the amount of demand with the department.
e) The Company has received income tax assessments under Section 143(3) of the Income-tax Act 1961 which pertain to erstwhile Aztecsoft Limited for the financial years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 wherein demand of Rs.91 million, Rs.49 million, Rs.61 million, Rs.28 million, Rs.58 million, Rs.119 million and Rs.214 million respectively has been raised against the Company. These demands have arisen mainly on account of transfer pricing adjustments made in the order. The Company has not accepted these orders and had been advised by its legal counsel/ advisors to prefer appeals before appellate authorities and accordingly the Company has filed appeals before the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) and ITAT. The Company has deposited Rs.15 million with the department against these demands.
During the current year, the Company has received draft assessment order under Section 143(3) of the Income-tax Act 1961 for the financial year 2008-09 wherein demand of Rs.65 million has been raised on account of transfer pricing adjustments and the Company is in the process of filing an appeal before the Dispute Resolution Panel.
The Company had received a favourable order from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) for the year 2001-02 where in the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) has accepted the Company’s contentions and quashed the demand raised. The Income tax department had appealed against the above mentioned order with ITAT. ITAT, in an earlier year have passed an order setting aside both the Order of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) as well as the Assessing Officer and has remanded the matter back to the assessment officer for re-assessment. The Company has preferred an appeal with the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka against the order of the ITAT. Further, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka has stayed the operation and all further proceedings pursuant to the order passed by the ITAT.
During the current year, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka has dismissed the appeal filed against the order of ITAT and upheld the order passed by the ITAT and accordingly the case is pending before assessing officer for re-assessment.
The Company had appealed against the demands received for financial years 2002- 03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007- 08. Based on favourable order received by the Company for the financial year 2001-02 and an evaluation of the facts and circumstances, no provision has been made against the above orders in the financial statements.
f) The Company has received an assessment order for financial year 2006-07 for the erstwhile subsidiary Mindtree Wireless Private Limited from the Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax (‘ACIT’) with a demand amounting to Rs.39 million on account of certain other disallowances/ transfer pricing adjustments made by income tax department. Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) against the demand received. The Company has deposited Rs.5 million with the department against this demand.
3.9 Quantitative details
The Company is engaged in software development services. Such services are not capable of being expressed in any generic unit and hence, it is not possible to give the quantitative details required under paragraphs 5(viii)© of general instructions for preparation of the statement of profit and loss as per revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.
3.10 Value of imports on CIF basis
3.11 Expenditure in foreign currency
3.12 Earnings in foreign currency
3.13During the year ended March 31, 2013, the Company has remitted in foreign currency, dividend of Rs.8 million (year ended March 31, 2012: Rs.10 million).
3.14 Segmental reporting
The Company’s operations predominantly relate to providing IT Services and PE Services. Accordingly, the Company considers the business segment as the primary segment and geographical segment based on the location of customers as the secondary segment.
The accounting principles consistently used in the preparation of the financial statements are also consistently applied to record income and expenditure in individual segments.
Income and direct expenses in relation to segments are categorised based on items that are individually identifiable to that segment, while the remainder of costs are apportioned on an appropriate basis. Certain expenses are not specifically allocable to individual segments as the underlying services are used interchangeably. The Company therefore believes that it is not practical to provide segment disclosures relating to such expenses and accordingly such expenses are separately disclosed as unallocable and directly charged against total income.
The assets of the Company are used interchangeably between segments, and the management believes that it is currently not practical to provide segment disclosures relating to total assets and liabilities since a meaningful segregation is not possible.
3.15 Related party transactions
*Dissolved with effect from September 06, 2012.
**Incorporated on January 29, 2013.
Key managerial personnel:
*The Board elected Anjan Lahiri, as an additional Board member to hold office with effect from October 24, 2012 till the date of the next Annual General Meeting of the Company. The Board also elected N S Parthasarathy as an Alternate Director to S Janakiraman, with effect from October 22, 2012.
Remuneration paid to key managerial personnel during the year ended March 31, 2013 amounts to Rs.96 million (for the year ended March 31, 2012: Rs.73 million). Dividends paid to directors during the year ended March 31, 2013 amounts to Rs.30 million (for the year ended March 31, 2012: Rs.19 million).
The above remuneration excludes gratuity and compensated absences which cannot be separately identified from the composite amount advised by the actuary.
3.16 Lease transactions
Lease rental expense under non-cancellable operating lease during the year ended March 31, 2013 amounted to Rs.161 million (for the year ended March 31, 2012: Rs.88 million). Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating lease are as below:
Additionally, the Company leases office facilities and residential facilities under cancellable operating leases. The rental expense under cancellable operating lease during the year ended March 31, 2013 was Rs.251 million (for the year ended March 31, 2012: Rs.254 million).
3.17 Earnings per equity share
Reconciliation of number of shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share is set out below:
3.18 Auditor's remuneration
3.19The Company has opened a new development center at Gainesville, Florida, US to broaden its IT and Software consulting offerings to its clients in the US. The State of Florida has offered various incentives targeted to the needs of the development center. The nature and the extent of the government grant is given below:
*The aforesaid grant is subject to fulfillment of certain conditions such as creation of minimum employment with specified average salary and capital investment at the new development center at Gainesville, Florida, US.
3.20 Dues to micro, small and medium enterprises
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has issued an office memorandum dated August 26, 2008 which recommends that the Micro and Small Enterprises should mention in their correspondence with its customers the Entrepreneurs Memorandum Number as allocated after filing of the Memorandum in accordance with the 'Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006' ('the Act'). Accordingly, the disclosure in respect of the amounts payable to such enterprises as at March 31, 2013 has been made in the financial statements based on information received and available with the Company. Further in view of the management, the impact of interest, if any, that may be payable in accordance with the provisions of the Act is not expected to be material. The Company has not received any claim for interest from any supplier as at the balance sheet date.
3.21Corresponding figures for the previous year presented have been regrouped, where necessary, to conform to the current year's classification.
As per our report of even date attached
For Mindtree Limited
|For B S R & Co.
Firm registration No.
CEO & Managing Director
Membership No. 205385
Date : April 22, 2013
Chief Financial Officer
Date : April 22, 2013
|Rajesh Srichand Narang