MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS :
This Report includes Management Discussion and Analysis as appropriate, so that duplication and overlap between Directors Report and Management Discussion and Analysis is avoided. The entire material is thus provided in a composite and comprehensive document.
COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:
The Company follows fair, ethical and transparent governance practice by adopting high standard of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. The Company has a well defined set of guidelines for its internal governance based on business ethics, Legal Compliance and professional conduct. The Company also has an adequate internal control system.
The Company has complied with the provisions of clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the Bombay Stock Exchange which deals with the compliance of Corporate Governance requirement.
A) THE PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS:
Colinz Laboratories Ltd. is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical formulations particularly in gynaecological sector. The Indian pharmaceutical market is highly competitive and also still fragmented with over 20,000 players comprising of foreign multinationals, Indian multinationals, mid-size and small scale companies. Your Company falls under the SME sector. However, Colinz has established reputation as a quality supplier of medicines in the domestic market, wherever the company has operation.
B) OPPORTUNITIES, THREATS AND CONCERNS:
The Company’s products are enjoying a good Brand image, particularly among gynaecologists. The Company has a potential to grow in future considering the fact that it is yet to open up its marketing operations in many states of the country, However, due to paucity of working capital, the company is unable to expand its marketing activities, to unrepresented areas.
The Company is a Revised Schedule ‘M’ complied unit, as per the requirement of D & C Act.
Your company, no doubt is focusing on those off patented products, and these products will have extended shelf life in the market, due to lesser discoveries of new molecules, considering the investment to be made and time and expenditure involved in developing such new molecules. However, the takeover of bigger Indian Pharma Companies by foreign MNC’s , is a serious cause of concern to the national sector of pharma industry, particularly to SME’s.
C) OUT LOOK:
Barring unforeseen deterrents and the issues outlined above, the Company does not foresee any major threats in its survival and moderate growth. However, the margins are likely to be under heavy pressure due to high inflation prevailing in the country resulting in increase in all inputs / costs.
The financial management and cash flow have been satisfactory, during the year under review.
E) INTERNAL CONTROLS:
The Company has proper and adequate internal control system, in respect of efficiency of operations, financial reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations etc. There are adequate controls to ensure that all assets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposal and that all transactions are authorized, recorded and reported correctly.
F) HUMAN RESOURCES:
Human resources are highly valued asset for any industry particularly in pharmaceutical selling. Therefore the Company seeks to attract and retain technical and marketing staff. The Company also recognizes the importance of human assets and ensures that proper encouragement is extended to the employees to motivate them. The total number of employees as on 31-03-2011 was 130. The Company enjoyed excellent relationship with its employees during the year under review.
G) CAUTIONARY STATEMENT:
The above Management Discussion and Analysis section may be forward looking and are stated as required by applicable laws and regulations. Many factors may affect the actual results, which could be different from what the Directors’ envisage in terms of the future performance and outlook.