FUTURE HPCL Accounting Policy

1.1. Property, Plant and Equipment


1.1.1. Freehold lands are carried at cost. All other items of Property, Plant and Equipment are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses, if any.


1.1.2. The initial cost of an asset comprises its purchase price or construction cost (including import duties and non-refundable taxes); any costs directly attributable to bring the asset into the location and condition necessary for it to be capable of operating in the manner intended by management; initial estimated present value of any of any contractual decommissioning obligation; and borrowing cost for qualifying assets (i.e. assets that necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for their intended use).


1.1.3. Technical know-how /licence fee relating to plants/ facilities are capitalized as part of cost of the underlying asset.


1.1.4. Expenditure during construction period: Direct expenses incurred during construction period on capital projects are capitalised.


1.1.5. Subsequent expenditure is capitalised only if it is probable that the future economic benefits associated with the expenditure will flow to the Corporation.


1.1.6. Spare parts which are meeting the requirement of Property, Plant and Equipment are capitalized as Property, Plant and Equipment in case the unit value of the spare part is above the threshold limit. In other cases, the spare parts are inventorised on procurement and charged to Statement of Profit and Loss on consumption.


1.1.7. An item of Property, Plant and Equipment and any significant part initially recognised separately as part of Property, Plant and Equipment is derecognised upon disposal; or when no future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal; or when the Property, Plant and Equipment has been re-classified as ready for disposal. Any gain or loss arising on de-recognition of the asset is included in the Statement of Profit and Loss when the asset is derecognised.


1.1.8. The residual values and useful lives of Property, Plant and Equipment are reviewed at each financial year end and changes are accounted for as a change in accounting estimates on a prospective basis.


1.1.9. The Corporation has chosen the carrying value of Property, Plant and Equipment existing as per previous GAAP as on date of transition to Ind AS i.e. 1st April 2015 as deemed cost.


1.2. Depreciation / amortization


1.2.1. Depreciation on Property, Plant & Equipment is provided on straight line method. In accordance with requirements prescribed under Schedule II of Companies Act, 2013, the Company has assessed the estimated useful lives of its Property, Plant & Equipment and has adopted the useful lives and residual value as prescribed in Schedule II except for the following which are based on internal technical assessment:


1.2.2. The Company depreciates significant components of the main asset (which have different useful lives as compared to the main asset) based on the individual useful life of those components. Useful life for such components is assessed by considering historical experience, internal technical inputs and any other relevant factor.


1.2.3. Items of Property, Plant and Equipment costing not more than the threshold limit are depreciated at 100 percent in the year of acquisition except LPG Cylinders and Pressure Regulators which are depreciated over a useful life of 15 years based on the technical assessment.


1.2.4. Depreciation on spare parts specific to an item of Property, Plant and Equipment is based on life of the related Property, Plant and Equipment. In other cases, the spare parts are depreciated over their estimated useful life based on the technical assessment.


1.2.5. Depreciation is charged on additions / deletions on pro-rata monthly basis including the month of addition / deletion.


1.3. Intangible assets


1.3.1. Intangible assets are carried at cost net of accumulated amortization and accumulated impairment losses, if any. Internally generated intangibles, excluding development costs, are not capitalised and the related expenditure is reflected in Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which the expenditure is incurred. Development costs are capitalised if technical and commercial feasibility of the project is demonstrated, future economic benefits are probable, the Corporation has an intention and ability to complete and use or sell the asset and the costs can be measured reliably.


1.3.2. Assets where entire output generated is committed to be sold to a public sector entity (including Government body) for almost entire useful life of the asset are classified as intangible assets as per the requirements of Ind AS and are amortised (after retaining the residual value, if applicable) over their useful life.


1.3.3. In cases where, the Corporation has constructed assets and the Corporation has only a preferential right to use, these assets are classified as intangible assets and are amortised (after retaining the residual value, if applicable) over their useful life or the period of the agreement, whichever is lower.


1.3.4. The useful lives of intangible assets are assessed as either finite or indefinite.


1.3.5. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortised on straight line basis over their useful life and assessed for impairment whenever there is an indication that the intangible asset may be impaired. The amortisation period and the amortisation method for an intangible asset with a finite useful life are reviewed at each financial year end. The amortisation expense on intangible assets with finite lives and impairment loss is recognised in the statement of Profit & Loss.


1.3.6. Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives, such as right of way which is perpetual and absolute in nature, are not amortised, but are tested for impairment annually. The useful lives are reviewed at each period to determine whether events and circumstances continue to support an indefinite useful life assessment for that asset. If not, the change in useful life from indefinite to finite is made on a prospective basis. The impairment loss on intangible assets with indefinite life is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


1.3.7. Technical know-how / license fee relating to production process and process design are recognized as Intangible Assets.


1.3.8. Estimated lives of intangible assets (acquired) are as follows:


- Software - 2 to 4 years


- Technical know-how/license fees - 2 to 10 years


- Right to use - wind mills - 22 years


1.3.9. The Corporation has chosen the carrying value of Intangible Assets existing as per previous GAAP as on date of transition to Ind AS i.e. 1st April 2015 as deemed cost.


1.4. Borrowing Cost


1.4.1. Borrowing cost consists of interest and other costs incurred in connection with the borrowing of funds. Borrowing cost also includes exchange rate variation to the extent regarded as an adjustment to interest cost.


1.4.2. Borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition or construction of an asset that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are capitalised as part of the cost of the asset till the month in which the asset is ready for intended use. All other borrowing costs are expensed in the period in which they are incurred.


1.5. Non-currents assets held for sale


1.5.1. Non-current assets are classified as held for sale if their carrying amounts will be recovered through a sale transaction rather than through continuing use. This condition is regarded as met, only when the sale is highly probable and the asset is available for immediate sale in its present condition subject only to terms that are usual and customary for sale of such assets.


1.5.2. Non-current assets classified as held for sale are measured at the lower of carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell.


1.5.3. Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets classified as held for sale are not depreciated or amortized.


1.6. Lease


1.6.1. Finance Lease


Lease arrangements are classified as finance leases, if substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of the leased asset is transferred to the lessee.


Leases arrangements in respect of land for lease period above threshold limit are classified as a finance lease.


1.6.2. Operating Lease


Lease arrangements which are not classified as finance leases are considered as operating lease.


Payments made under operating leases are recognised in Statement of Profit and Loss with reference to lease terms and other relevant considerations. Lease incentives received / lease premium paid (if any) are recognised as an integral part of the total lease expense, over the term of the lease. Payments made under Operating Leases are generally recognised in Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, unless such payments are structured to increase in line with expected general inflation.


1.7. Impairment of Non-Financial Assets


Non-financial assets other than inventories, deferred tax assets and non-current assets classified as held for sale are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date to determine whether there is any indication of impairment.


An impairment loss is recognised whenever the carrying amount of assets of cash generating unit (CGU) exceeds their recoverable amount.


1.8. Inventories


1.8.1. Valuation of inventories of different categories is as under: -


a) Crude oil is valued at cost on First in First Out (FIFO) basis or at net realisable value, whichever is lower. Crude oil is not written down below cost except in cases where their prices have declined subsequently and it is estimated that the cost of the finished goods will exceed their net realisable value.


b) Raw materials for lubricants are valued at weighted average cost or at net realisable value, whichever is lower.


c) Stock-in process is valued at raw material cost plus cost of conversion or at net realisable value, whichever is lower.


d) Finished products other than Lubricants are valued at cost (on FIFO basis month-wise) or at net realisable value, whichever is lower.


e) Finished products (lubricants) are valued at weighted average cost or at net realisable value, whichever is lower.


f) Empty packages are valued at weighted average cost.


g) Stores and spares which do not meet the recognition criteria under Property, Plant and Equipment are valued at weighted average cost. Surplus, obsolete and slow moving stores and spares, if any, are valued at cost of net realizable value whichever is lower. Surplus items, when transferred from completed projects are valued at cost / estimated value, pending periodic assessment / ascertainment of condition. Stores and Spares in transit are valued at cost.


1.8.2. Customs duty on Raw materials/Finished goods lying in bonded warehouse are provided for at the applicable rates except where liability to pay duty is transferred to consignee.


1.8.3. Excise duty on finished stocks lying at manufacturing locations is provided for at the assessable value applicable at each of the locations based on applicable duty.


1.8.4. The net realisable value of finished goods and stock in trade are final selling prices for sales to oil marketing companies and depot prices applicable to the locations. For the purpose of stock valuation, the proportion of sales of oil marketing companies and consumer sales are determined on location wise and product wise sales of subsequent period.


1.9. Revenue recognition


1.9.1. Sale of goods


Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised when the:


a) significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods are passed to the buyer,


b) the Corporation retains neither continuing managerial involvement to the degree usually associated with ownership nor effective control over the goods sold,


c) revenue can be measured reliably,


d) it is probable that economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the Corporation, and


e) the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably.


Revenue from the sale of goods includes excise duty and is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable, net of returns, taxes or duties collected on behalf of the government and applicable trade discounts or rebates.


Revenue is allocated between loyalty programs and other components of the sale. The amount allocated to the loyalty program is deferred, and is recognised as revenue when the Corporation has fulfilled its obligation to supply the products under the terms of the program or when it is no longer probable that the points under the program will be redeemed.


Where the Corporation acts as an agent on behalf of a third party, the associated income is recognised on a net basis.


Claims, including subsidy on LPG and SKO, from Government of India are booked on in principle acceptance thereof on the basis of available instructions / clarifications, subject to final adjustments as stipulated.


1.9.2. Interest income is recognised taking into account the amount outstanding and the applicable effective interest rate.


1.9.3. Dividend is recognised when right to receive the payment is established.


1.10. Accounting/ classification of expenditure and income


1.10.1. Income / expenditure in aggregate pertaining to prior year(s) above the threshold limit are corrected retrospectively.


1.10.2. Prepaid expenses upto threshold limit in each case, are charged to revenue as and when incurred.


1.10.3. Insurance claims are accounted on acceptance basis.


1.10.4. All other claims/entitlements are accounted on the merits of each case.


1.10.5. Raw materials consumed are net of discount towards sharing of under-recoveries.


1.11. Employee benefits


1.11.1. Short-term employee benefit


Short term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at undiscounted amount in the Statement of Profit & Loss of the year in which the related services are rendered by the employees.


1.11.2. Post-employment benefits Defined Contribution Plans:


Obligations for contributions to defined contribution plans are expensed in the Statement of Profit & Loss of the year in which the related services are rendered by the employees.


Defined Benefit Plans:


Post-employment benefits


Liability towards defined employee benefits (gratuity, pension, post-retirement medical benefits, ex-gratia and resettlement allowance) are determined on actuarial valuation by independent actuaries at the year-end by using Projected Unit Credit method.


Re-measurements of the net defined benefit liability, which comprises of actuarial gains and losses, the return on plan assets (excluding interest) and the effect of the asset ceiling (if any, excluding interest), are recognised in Other Comprehensive Income.


Other long-term employee benefits


Liability towards other long term employee benefits (leave encashment, long service awards, provident fund contribution to trust and death benefits) are determined on actuarial valuation by independent actuaries using Projected Unit Credit method.


Re-measurements gains and losses are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which they arise.


1.11.3. Termination benefits


Expenditure on account of Voluntary Retirement Schemes, are charged to Statement of Profit & Loss, as and when incurred.


1.12. Foreign currency transactions


1.12.1. Monetary items:


Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recorded at the respective exchange rates prevailing at the date of transaction.


Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated at spot rates of exchange at the reporting date.


Exchange differences arising on settlement or translation of monetary items (except for long term foreign currency monetary items outstanding as of 31st March 2016) are recognised in Statement of Profit and Loss either as ‘Exchange Rate Variation’ or as ‘finance costs’ (to the extent regarded as an adjustment to borrowing costs), as the case maybe.


In case of long term foreign currency monetary items outstanding as of 31st March 2016, foreign exchange differences arising on settlement or translation of long term foreign currency monetary items relating to acquisition of depreciable assets are adjusted to the carrying cost of the assets and depreciated over the balance life of the asset and in case of other long term foreign currency monetary items, if any, accumulated in ‘Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account’ and amortised over the balance period of the asset / liability.


1.12.2. Non-Monetary items:


Non-monetary items, other than those measured at fair value, denominated in foreign currency, are valued at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.


1.13. Investment in Subsidiary, associates and joint ventures


Investments in equity shares of Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures & Associates are recorded at cost and reviewed for impairment at each reporting date.


The Corporation has chosen the carrying value of the investment in Subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures existing as per previous GAAP as on date of transition to Ind AS i.e. 1st April 2015 as deemed cost.


1.14. Government Grants


1.14.1. Government grants are recognized where there is reasonable assurance that the grant will be received and all attached conditions will be complied with.


1.14.2. When the grant relates to an expense item, it is recognized in Statement of Profit and Loss on a systematic basis over the periods that the related costs, for which it is intended to compensate, are expensed.


1.14.3. When the grant relates to property, plant and equipment, the cost of property, plant and equipment is shown at gross value and grant thereon is treated as liability (deferred income) and are credited to statement of profit and loss on a systematic basis over the useful life of the asset.


1.15. Exploration & production expenditure


“Successful Efforts Method” of accounting is followed for Oil & Gas exploration and production activities as stated below:


1.15.1. Cost of surveys, studies, carrying and retaining undeveloped properties are expensed out in the year of incurrence.


1.15.2. Cost of acquisition, drilling and development are treated as Capital Work-in-Progress when incurred and are capitalised when the well is ready to commence commercial production.


1.15.3. Accumulated costs on exploratory wells in progress are expensed out in the year in which they are determined to be dry.


1.15.4. The proportionate share in the assets, liabilities, income and expenditure of joint operations are accounted as per the participating interest in such joint operations.


1.16. Provisions and contingent liabilities


1.16.1. Provisions are recognized when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event, it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation.


1.16.2. If the effect of the time value of money is material, provisions are discounted using an appropriate discount rate. When discounting is used, the increase in the provision due to the passage of time is recognized as a finance cost.


1.16.3. Contingent liabilities are possible obligations whose existence will only be confirmed by future events not wholly within the control of the Corporation, or present obligations where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required or the amount of the obligation cannot be measured with sufficient reliability.


1.16.4. Contingent liabilities are not recognized in the financial statements but are disclosed unless the possibility of an outflow of economic resources is considered remote.


1.16.5. Contingent liabilities and Capital Commitments disclosed are in respect of items which in each case are above the threshold limit.


1.16.6. Contingent Liabilities are considered only when show-cause notice is converted into demand.


1.17. Fair value measurement


1.17.1. Fair value is the price that would be received/ paid to sell an asset or to transfer a liability, as the case may be, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date in the principal or, in its absence, the most advantageous market to which the Corporation has access at that date. The fair value of a liability also reflects its non-performance risk.


1.17.2. While measuring the fair value of an asset or liability, the Corporation uses observable market data as far as possible. Fair values are categorised into different levels in a fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used in the valuation technique as follows:


Level 1: quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2: inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the assets or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices)


Level 3: inputs for the assets or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs)


Financial Instruments


1.18. Financial Assets


1.18.1. Initial recognition and measurement


All financial assets (not measured subsequently at fair value through profit or loss) are recognised initially at fair value plus transaction costs that are attributable to the acquisition of the financial asset.


1.18.2. Subsequent measurement


Subsequent measurement is determined with reference to the classification of the respective financial assets. The Corporation classifies financial assets (other than equity instruments) as under:


(a) subsequently measured at amortised cost;


(b) fair value through other comprehensive income; or


(c) fair value through profit or loss


on the basis of its business model for managing the financial assets and the contractual cash flow characteristics of the financial asset.


Amortised cost


A ‘debt instrument’ is measured at the amortised cost if both the following conditions are met:


The asset is held within a business model whose objective is


- To hold assets for collecting contractual cash flows, and


- Contractual terms of the asset give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest (SPPI) on the principal amount outstanding.


After initial recognition, such financial assets are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the Effective Interest Rate (EIR) method and such amortization is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


Debt instruments at Fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL)


Fair value through profit and loss is a residual category for measurement of debt instruments.


After initial measurement, any fair value changes including any interest income, impairment loss and other net gains and losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


Equity investments


All equity investments in scope of Ind-AS 109 are measured at fair value. Equity instruments which are held for trading are classified as at FVTPL. For all other equity instruments, the Corporation decides to classify the same either as at FVOCI or FVTPL. The Corporation makes such election on an instrument-by-instrument basis. The classification is made on initial recognition and is irrevocable.


For equity instruments classified as FVOCI, all fair value changes on the instrument, excluding dividends, are recognized in other comprehensive income (OCI).


Equity instruments included within the FVTPL category are measured at fair value with all fair value changes being recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


1.18.3. Impairment of financial assets


In accordance with Ind-AS 109, the Corporation applies Expected Credit Loss (“ECL”) model for measurement and recognition of impairment loss on the financial assets measured at amortised cost.


Loss allowances on trade receivables are measured following the ‘simplified approach’ at an amount equal to the lifetime ECL at each reporting date.


1.19. Financial Liabilities


1.19.1. Initial recognition and measurement


All financial liabilities (not measured subsequently at fair value through profit or loss) are recognised initially at fair value net of transaction costs that are directly attributable to the respective financial liabilities.


1.19.2. Subsequent measurement


The Corporation classifies all financial liabilities as subsequently measured at amortised cost by using the Effective Interest Rate Method (“EIR”) and such amortisation is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


1.20. Financial guarantees


Financial guarantee contracts are recognised initially at fair value. Subsequently on each reporting date, the liability is measured at the higher of the amount of loss allowance determined as per impairment requirements of Ind AS 109 and the fair value initially recognised less cumulative amortisation.


1.21. Derivative financial instruments


Derivative financial instruments are initially recognised at fair value on the date on which a derivative contract is entered into and are subsequently measured at each measurement date at fair value with the fair value changes being recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Derivatives are carried as financial assets when the fair value is positive and as financial liabilities when the fair value is negative.


1.22. Offsetting of financial instruments


Financial assets and financial liabilities are offset and the net amount is reported in the Balance Sheet, if there is a currently enforceable legal right to offset the recognised amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, or to realise the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously.


1.23. Taxes on Income


1.23.1. Provision for current tax is made in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


1.23.2. Deferred tax liability/asset on account of temporary difference is recognised using tax rates and tax laws enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date.


1.23.3.Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward for all deductible temporary differences only to the extent that it is probable that taxable profit will be available in future against which the deductible temporary difference can be utilized.


1.23.4.The carrying amount of deferred tax assets/Liabilities is reviewed at each Balance Sheet date.


1.23.5.Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) paid in accordance with the tax laws, is considered as an asset when it is probable that the future economic benefits associated with it, will flow to the Corporation.


1.24. Earnings per share


1.24.1.Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders (after deducting preference dividends, if any, and attributable taxes) by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period.


1.24.2.For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effect of all dilutive potential equity shares.


1.25. Cash and Cash equivalents


Cash and cash equivalents includes cash on hand, balances with banks, other short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value.


1.26. Cash Flows


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, any deferrals or accruals of past or future operating cash receipts or payments and item of income or expenses associated with investing or financing cash flows. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities are segregated. For the purpose of the Statement of Cash Flows, cash and cash equivalent consist of cash, as defined above, net of outstanding bank overdrafts as they are considered an integral part of the Corporation’s cash management.

CIN: U67190WB2003PTC096617. Trading in Commodities is done through our Group Company Dynamic Commodities Pvt. Ltd. The company is also engaged in Proprietory Trading apart from Client Business.
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