Govt retains subsidiary limit

Companies (Amendment) Bill to be tabled in monsoon session

by Janhavi Behere

The government has retained the provision which restricts layers of subsidiaries that companies can have at two. The provision was retained in the Companies (Amendment) Bill to ensure that operations of companies remain transparent. The restriction makes it difficult for companies to route transactions via a maze of different entities. The corporate sector had lobbied hard stating that this provision hinders flexibility in operations. The bill is likely to be tabled in the monsoon session of the Parliament.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-opts-for-transparency-retains-subsidiary-limit/articleshow/58275182.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
3.9 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
99.8 +0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
100.0 +0.3
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
99.5 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
New projects 1.45 2.40 1.40 2.87
Completed projects 0.91 2.20 0.89 1.68
Stalled projects 1.40 0.64 1.01 0.32
Revived projects 0.40 0.51 0.17 0.62
Implementation stalled projects 0.50 0.37 0.80 0.27
Updated on: 28 May 2017 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
All listed Companies
 Income -0.9 2.1 10.1 11.1
 Expenses -0.3 1.9 10.4 12.3
 Net profit -4.0 14.6 39.8 26.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.9 5.9 6.5
 Count of Cos. 4,501 4,479 4,453 1,873
Non-financial Companies
 Income -2.5 0.6 10.9 12.8
 Expenses -2.9 -0.2 12.6 17.8
 Net profit 9.7 26.7 24.5 -5.3
 PAT margin (%) 7.4 6.9 6.0 7.9
 Net fixed assets -9.2 7.8
 Current assets 8.1 5.1
 Current liabilities 11.6 7.8
 Borrowings 3.1 6.6
 Reserves & surplus 8.4 9.8
 Count of Cos. 3,504 3,485 3,470 1,515
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 28 May 2017 8:29PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
All Companies
 Income 12.4 9.9 4.9 1.0
 Expenses 12.6 9.7 5.0 1.1
 Net profit 1.2 -3.1 2.1 -12.4
 PAT margin (%) 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1
 Assets 14.3 12.2 9.3 8.1
 Net worth 9.5 9.6 8.6 7.4
 RONW (%) 6.8 6.1 6.1 5.5
 Count of Cos. 24,399 21,813 20,887 16,947
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.7 9.6 4.0 0.0
 Expenses 12.0 9.2 4.1 -0.8
 Net profit -8.4 -3.8 -4.0 12.5
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.8
 Net fixed assets 12.9 11.6 13.0 12.4
 Net worth 7.7 8.6 7.2 6.7
 RONW (%) 5.5 5.0 4.9 5.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.1
 Net working capital cycle (days) 72 69 67 66
 Count of Cos. 18,910 17,264 16,595 13,776
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 21 May 2017 10:44AM