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ISIN No INE030A01027 52Week High 2526 Book Value (Rs.) 35.04 Face Value 1.00
Bookclosure 29/10/2020 52Week Low 1902 EPS 28.72 P/E 85.62
Market Cap. 577735.23 Cr. P/BV 70.17 Div Yield (%) 1.40 Market Lot 1.00


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Year End :2019-03 


Hindustan Unilever Limited (the ‘Company’) is a public limited company domiciled in India with its registered office located at Unilever House, B.D. Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 099. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The Company is in the FMCG business comprising primarily of Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care and Foods & Refreshment segments. The Company has manufacturing facilities across the country and sells primarily in India.



(a) Basis of preparation

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Ind AS’) as notified by Ministry of Corporate Affairs pursuant to section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 3 of the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 as amended from time to time.

The financial statements have been prepared on accrual and going concern basis. The accounting policies are applied consistently to all the periods presented in the financial statements. All assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company’s normal operating cycle and other criteria as set out in the Division II of Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013. Based on the nature of products and the time between acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of current or non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

The financial statements are presented in INR, the functional currency of the Company. Items included in the financial statements of the Company are recorded using the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Company operates (the ‘functional currency’).

Transactions and balances with values below the rounding off norm adopted by the Company have been reflected as “0” in the relevant notes to these financial statements.

The financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31st March 2019 were approved for issue in accordance with the resolution of the Board of Directors on 3rd May 2019.

(b) Basis of measurement

These financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention unless otherwise indicated.


The preparation of financial statements requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions in the application of accounting policies that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Actual results may differ from these estimates. Continuous evaluation is done on the estimation and judgments based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised prospectively.

Information about critical judgments in applying accounting policies, as well as estimates and assumptions that have the most significant effect to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year, are included in the following notes:

(a) Measurement of defined benefit obligations – Note 40

(b) Measurement and likelihood of occurrence of provisions and contingencies - Note 20 and 24

(c) Recognition of deferred tax assets - Note 9

(d) Key assumptions used in discounted cash flow projections - Note 42

(e) Impairment of Intangible assets - Note 4


Standards issued but not yet effective:

In March 2019, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) issued the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2019 and Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Second Amendment Rules, 2019, notifying Ind AS 116 ‘Leases’ and amendments to certain IND AS. The Standard / amendments are applicable to the Company with effect from 1st April 2019.

i. IND AS 116: Leases

The standard changes the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases. It requires:

- Lessees to record all leases on the balance sheet with exemptions available for low value and shortterm leases.

- At the commencement of a lease, a lessee will recognise lease liability and an asset representing the right to use the asset during the lease term (right-of-use asset).

- Lessees will subsequently reduce the lease liability when paid and recognise depreciation on the right-of-use asset.

- A lease liability is remeasured upon the occurrence of certain events such as a change in the lease term or a change in an index or rate used to determine lease payments. The remeasurement normally also adjusts the right-of-use asset.

- The standard has no impact on the actual cash flows of a Company. However, operating lease payments currently expensed as operating cash outflows will instead be capitalised and presented as financing cash outflows in the statement of cash flows.

The Company has reviewed all relevant contracts to identify leases and preparations for this standard are substantially complete. This review included:

- an assessment about whether the contract depends on a specific asset,

- whether the company obtains substantially all the economic benefits from the use of that asset; and

- whether the Company has the right to direct the use of that asset.

From 1st April 2019 the Company will focus on ensuring that the revised process for identifying and accounting for leases is followed.

The estimated impact of IND AS 116 on the Company’s financial statements at 31st March 2019 is as follows:

Balance sheet:

The Company estimates that the adoption of IND AS 116 will result in an increase in total assets of approximately Rs. 675 crores. Liabilities are expected to increase by approximately Rs. 725 crores.

Statement of Profit and Loss:

The Company estimates that the adoption of IND AS 116 will result in increased depreciation of approximately Rs. 345 crores from the right-of-use assets. This will offset the reduction in operating lease expenses of around Rs. 400 crores per year, resulting in an overall increase in Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) of Rs. 55 crores. Finance costs are expected to increase by approximately Rs. 60 crores per year due to the interest recognised on lease liabilities.

Statement of Cash Flows:

The Company estimates that the adoption of IND AS 116 will increase cash flows from operating activities by approximately Rs. 400 crores with a related decrease in cash flows used in financing activities of Rs. 400 crores which relates to lease payments.

ii. Other Amendments

The MCA has notified below amendments which are effective 1st April 2019:

- Appendix C to Ind AS 12, Income taxes

- Amendments to Ind AS 103, Business Combinations

- Amendments to Ind AS 109, Financial Instruments

- Amendments to Ind AS 111, Joint Arrangements

- Amendments to Ind AS 19, Employee Benefits

- Amendments to Ind AS 23, Borrowing Costs

- Amendments to Ind AS 28, Investments to Associates and Joint Ventures

Based on Preliminary work, the Company does not expect these amendments to have any significant impact on its Financial statements.


(a) Buildings include Rs. 0 crore (March 31, 2018: Rs. 0 crore) being the value of shares in co-operative housing societies.

(b) The title deeds of Freehold Land aggregating Rs. 0 crore (31st March, 2018: Rs. 0 crores), Leasehold Land, net block aggregating Rs. 1 crore, (31st March, 2018: Rs. 1 crore) are in the process of perfection of title.

(c) Additions in capital expenditure of Rs. 2 crores (2017-18: Rs. 5 crores) and Rs. 0 crores (2017-18: Rs. 0 crores) incurred at Company’s inhouse R&D facilities at Mumbai and Bengaluru respectively are eligible for weighted deduction under section 35(2AB) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

(d) The Property, Plant and Equipment in 3A includes assets given on lease given in the below table:


The goodwill and indefinite life intangible assets are tested for impairment and accordingly no impairment charges were recognised for FY 2018-19 (FY 2017-18: Nil).


The Company has identified its reportable segments, i.e. Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment and Others as the CGUs. The goodwill and brand (with indefinite life) acquired through business combination has been allocated to CGU ‘Beauty & Personal Care’ and “Foods & Refreshment” segment of the Company. The carrying amount of goodwill and brand (with indefinite life) as at March 31, 2019 is Rs. 36 crores and Rs. 311 crores respectively.

The projections cover a period of five years, as the Company believes this to be the most appropriate time scale over which to review and consider annual performances before applying a fixed terminal value multiple to the final year cash flows. The growth rates used to estimate future performance are based on the estimates from past performance. Segmental margins are based on FY 2018-19 performance. Weighted Average Cost of Capital % (WACC) = Risk free return ( Market risk premium x Beta for the Company).

The Company has performed sensitivity analysis around the base assumptions and has concluded that no reasonable change in key assumptions would result in the recoverable amount of the CGU to be less than the carrying value.


The Company holds 24% of equity in Comfund Consulting Limited and 26% equity and preference capital in Aquagel Chemicals (Bhavnagar) Private Limited. The Company does not exercise significant influence or control on decisions of the investee. Hence, they are not being construed as associate companies.

(a) Finished goods includes good purchased for re-sale, as both are stocked together.

(b) During FY 2018-19 an amount of Rs. 132 crores (31st March, 2018: Rs. 165 crores) was charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss on account of damaged and slow moving inventory. The reversal on account of above during the year amounted to Nil (31st March, 2018: Nil).

b) Rights, preferences and restrictions attached to shares

Equity shares: The Company has one class of equity shares having a par value of Rs. 1 per share. Each shareholder is eligible for one vote per share held. In the event of liquidation, the equity shareholders are eligible to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting, except in case of interim dividend.

B. Nature and purpose of reserves

(a) Capital Reserve: During amalgamation, the excess of net assets acquired, over the cost of consideration paid is treated as capital reserve.

(b) Capital Redemption Reserve: The Company has recognised Capital Redemption Reserve on buyback of equity shares from its retained earnings. The amount in Capital Redemption Reserve is equal to nominal amount of the equity shares bought back.

(c) Securities Premium : The amount received in excess of face value of the equity shares is recognised in Securities Premium. In case of equity-settled share based payment transactions, the difference between fair value on grant date and nominal value of share is accounted as securities premium

(d) Employee Stock Options Outstanding Account: The fair value of the equity-settled share based payment transactions is recognised in Statement of Profit and Loss with corresponding credit to Employee Stock Options Outstanding Account.

(e) General Reserve: The Company had transferred a portion of the net profit of the Company before declaring dividend to general reserve pursuant to the earlier provisions of Companies Act, 1956. Mandatory transfer to general reserve is not required under the Companies Act, 2013. During the year the Company has reclassified the amount standing to the credit of the General Reserves to the Retained Earnings subsequent to approval by Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal on Scheme of arrangement.

(f) Retained Earnings: Retained earnings are the profits that the Company has earned till date, less any transfers to general reserve, dividends or other distributions paid to shareholders.

(g) Other Reserves: The Company has recognised Other Reserves on amalgamation of Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited as per statutory requirements. This reserve is not available for capitalisation/declaration of dividend/ share buy-back. Further it also includes capital subsidy and revaluation reserve.

(h) Items of Other Comprehensive Income

i) Remeasurements of Net Defined Benefit Plans: Differences between the interest income on plan assets and the return actually achieved, and any changes in the liabilities over the year due to changes in actuarial assumptions or experience adjustments within the plans, are recognised in ‘Other comprehensive income’ and subsequently not reclassified to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

ii) Debt Instruments through Other Comprehensive Income: The fair value change of the debt instruments measured at fair value through other comprehensive income is recognised in Debt instruments through Other Comprehensive Income. Upon derecognition, the cumulative fair value changes on the said instruments are reclassified to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

C. Other Comprehensive Income accumulated in Other Equity, net of tax

The disaggregation of changes in other comprehensive income by each type of reserve in equity is shown below:

D Capital Management

Equity share capital and other equity are considered for the purpose of Company’s capital management.

The Company manages its capital so as to safeguard its ability to continue as a going concern and to optimise returns to shareholders. The capital structure of the Company is based on management’s judgement of its strategic and day-to-day needs with a focus on total equity so as to maintain investor, creditors and market confidence.

The management and the Board of Directors monitor the return on capital as well as the level of dividends to shareholders. The Company may take appropriate steps in order to maintain, or if necessary adjust, its capital structure.

(i) It is not practicable for the Company to estimate the timings of cash outflows, if any, in respect of the above pending resolution of the respective proceedings as it is determinable only on receipt of judgements/decisions pending with various forums/ authorities.

(ii) The Company does not expect any reimbursements in respect of the above contingent liabilities.

(iii) The Company’s pending litigations comprise of claims against the Company by employees and pertaining to proceedings pending with various direct tax, indirect tax and other authorities. The Company has reviewed all its pending litigations and proceedings and has adequately provided for where provisions are required and disclosed as contingent liabilities where applicable, in its financial statements. The Company does not expect the outcome of these proceedings to have a materially adverse effect on its financial statements.

(iv) The Company has given Bank Guarantees in respect of certain contingent liabilities included above.

(v) There has been a Supreme Court (SC) judgement dated 28th February 2019, relating to components of salary structure that need to be taken into account while computing the contribution to provident fund under the EPF Act. There are interpretative aspects related to the Judgement including the effective date of application. The Company will continue to assess any further developments in this matter for the implications on financial statements, if any.


i) Operating lease commitments

The Company’s significant leasing arrangements are in respect of operating leases for premises (residential, office, stores, godown etc.) and computers. These leasing arrangements which are cancellable (other than those specified below), range between 11 months and 10 years generally, or longer, and are usually renewable by mutual consent on mutually agreeable terms. The aggregate lease rentals payable are charged as rent in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

The Company has entered into agreement to take certain land and building on operating lease for warehousing activities from a third party. The lease arrangement is for 10 years, including a non-cancellable term of 9 years. The lease rent of Rs. 13 crores (201718: Rs. 13 crores) on such lease is included in Other expenses.

(c) The Company has spent Rs. 126 crores (2017-18: Rs. 116 crores) towards various schemes of Corporate Social Responsibility as prescribed under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. The details are:

I. Gross amount required to be spent by the Company during the year: Rs. 124 crores (2017-18: Rs. 112 crores)

II. Amount spent during the year on:

III. Above includes a contribution of Rs. 8 crores (2017-18: Rs. 32 crores) to Hindustan Unilever Foundation, a subsidiary registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013, with the main objectives of working in the areas of social, economic and environmental issues such as water harvesting, health and hygiene awareness, women empowerment and enable the less privileged segments of the society to improve their livelihood by enhancing their means and capabilities to meet the emerging opportunities.

IV. The Company does not carry any provisions for Corporate social responsibility expenses for current year and previous year.

Proposed dividend on equity shares is subject to the approval of the shareholders of the Company at the Annual General Meeting and not recognised as liability as at the Balance Sheet date.

“Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT)-net, pertaining to the current year comprises credit in respect of tax paid under section 115 O of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by the Company on dividend received from its subsidiaries.


Refer Note 2.4 (g) for accounting policy on Financial Instruments.


The carrying amounts and fair values of financial instruments by class are as follows:

The Company has disclosed financial instruments such as cash and cash equivalents, other bank balances, trade receivables, receivables from group companies, trade payables and unpaid dividends at carrying value because their carrying amounts are a reasonable approximation of the fair values due to their short term nature.


Interest income and expenses, gains or losses recognised on financial assets and liabilities in the Statement of Profit and Loss are as follows:


The fair value of financial instruments as referred to in note (A) above have been classified into three categories depending on the inputs used in the valuation technique. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements).

The categories used are as follows:

- Level 1: Quoted prices for identical instruments in an active market;

- Level 2: Directly or indirectly observable market inputs, other than Level 1 inputs; and


The fair values of the financial assets and liabilities are defined as the price that would be received on sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair values are consistent with those used for the year ended 31st March, 2018.

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value as at Balance Sheet date:

1. The fair values of investment in treasury bills and quoted investment in equity shares is based on the current bid price of respective investment as at the Balance Sheet date.

2. The fair values of investments in mutual fund units is based on the net asset value (‘NAV’) as stated by the issuers of these mutual fund units in the published statements as at Balance Sheet date. NAV represents the price at which the issuer will issue further units of mutual fund and the price at which issuers will redeem such units from the investors.

3. The fair values of the derivative financial instruments has been determined using valuation techniques with market observable inputs. The models incorporate various inputs including the credit quality of counter-parties and foreign exchange forward rates.

Other financial assets and liabilities

- Cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables, investments in term deposits, other financial assets (except derivative financial instruments), trade payables, and other financial liabilities (except derivative financial instruments) have fair values that approximate to their carrying amounts due to their short-term nature.

- Loans have fair values that approximate to their carrying amounts as it is based on the net present value of the anticipated future cash flows using rates currently available for debt on similar terms, credit risk and remaining maturities.


The Company’s business activities are exposed to a variety of financial risks, namely liquidity risk, market risks and credit risk. The Company’s senior management has the overall responsibility for establishing and governing the Company’s risk management framework. The Company has constituted a Risk Management Committee, which is responsible for developing and monitoring the Company’s risk management policies. The Company’s risk management policies are established to identify and analyse the risks faced by the Company, to set and monitor appropriate risk limits and controls, periodically review the changes in market conditions and reflect the changes in the policy accordingly. The key risks and mitigating actions are also placed before the Audit Committee of the Company.


Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will face in meeting its obligations associated with its financial liabilities. The Company’s approach in managing liquidity is to ensure that it will have sufficient funds to meet its liabilities when due without incurring unacceptable losses. In doing this, management considers both normal and stressed conditions.

The Company maintained a cautious liquidity strategy, with a positive cash balance throughout the year ended 31st March, 2019 and 31st March, 2018. Cash flow from operating activities provides the funds to service the financial liabilities on a day-to-day basis.

The Company regularly monitors the rolling forecasts to ensure it has sufficient cash on an on-going basis to meet operational needs. Any short term surplus cash generated , over and above the amount required for working capital management and other operational requirements, is retained as cash and cash equivalents (to the extent required) and any excess is invested in interest bearing term deposits and other highly marketable debt investments with appropriate maturities to optimise the cash returns on investments while ensuring sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities.

The following table shows the maturity analysis of the Company’s financial liabilities based on contractually agreed undiscounted cash flows along with its carrying value as at the Balance Sheet date.


The Company’s size and operations result in it being exposed to the following market risks that arise from its use of financial instruments::

- current risk;

- price risk; and

- interest rate risk

The above risks may affect the Company’s income and expenses, or the value of its financial instruments. The Company’s exposure to and management of these risks are explained below.


Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Company if a customer or counter-party fails to meet its contractual obligations.

Trade receivables

Concentration of credit risk with respect to trade receivables are limited, due to the Company’s customer base being large and diverse. All trade receivables are reviewed and assessed for default on a quarterly basis.

Our historical experience of collecting receivables indicate a low credit risk. Hence, trade receivables are considered to be a single class of financial assets.

Refer note 2.4(g) for accounting policy on Financial Instruments.

Other financial assets

The Company maintains exposure in cash and cash equivalents, term deposits with banks, investments in treasury bills, government securities, money market liquid mutual funds and derivative instrument with financial institutions. The Company has set counter-party limits based on multiple factors including financial position, credit rating, etc. The Company has given intercorporate deposits (ICD) only to its subsidiaries amounting Rs. 191 crores (31st March, 2018: Rs. 226 crores).

The Company’s maximum exposure to credit risk as at 31st March, 2019 and 31st March, 2018 is the carrying value of each class of financial assets.


Refer note 2.4(l) for accounting policy on Employee Benefits.

Description of Plans

Retirement Benefit Plans of the Company include Gratuity, Management Pension, Officer’s Pension and Provident Fund. Other post-employment benefit plans includes post retirement medical benefits.

Gratuity is funded through investments mostly with an insurance service provider and partly through direct investment under Hind Lever Gratuity Fund. Pension (Management Pension and Officer’s Pension) for most employees is managed through a trust, investments with an insurance service provider and for some employees investments are managed through Company managed trust. Provident Fund for most of the employees are managed through trust investments and for some employees through government administered fund. Post-retirement medical benefits are managed through investment made under Company managed trust.


The trustees of the trust fund are responsible for the overall governance of the plan and to act in accordance with the provisions of the trust deed and rules in the best interests of the plan participants. They are tasked with periodic reviews of the solvency of the fund and play a role in the long-term investment, risk management and funding strategy.

Investment Strategy

The Company’s investment strategy in respect of its funded plans is implemented within the framework of the applicable statutory requirements. The plans expose the Company to a number of actuarial risks such as investment risk, interest rate risk, longevity risk and inflation risk. The Company has developed policy guidelines for the allocation of assets to different classes with the objective of controlling risk and maintaining the right balance between risk and long-term returns in order to limit the cost to the Company of the benefits provided. To achieve this, investments are well diversified, such that the failure of any single investment would not have a material impact on the overall level of assets.

A. Balance Sheet

The assets, liabilities and surplus/(deficit) position of the defined benefit plans at the Balance Sheet date were:

None of the plans invest directly in any property occupied by the Company or any financial securities issued by the Company.

E. Assumptions

With the objective of presenting the plan assets and plan obligations of the defined benefits plans at their fair value on the Balance Sheet, assumptions under Ind AS 19 are set by reference to market conditions at the valuation date.

The estimates of future salary increases, considered in actuarial valuation, takes into account of inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors, such as supply and demand in the employment market.

Demographic Assumptions

Mortality in Service: Indian Assured Lives Mortality (2012-14) Ultimate table

Mortality in Retirement: LIC Buy-out Annuity Rates & UK published S1PA mortality table adjusted for Indian lives.

F. Sensitivity Analysis

The sensitivity of the overall plan obligations to changes in the weighted key assumptions are:

The above sensitivity analysis have been determined based on reasonable possible changes of the respective assumptions occurring at the end of the year and may not be representative of the actual change. It is based on a change in the key assumption while holding all other assumptions constant. When calculating the sensitivity to the assumption, the same method is used to calculate the liability recognised in the Balance Sheet. The methods and types of assumptions used in preparing the sensitivity analysis did not change compared to the previous year.


Refer note 2.4(l) for accounting policy on Share Based Payments.


The members of the Company had approved Rs. 2001 HLL Stock Option Plan’ at the Annual General Meeting held on 22nd June, 2001. The plan envisaged grant of share options to eligible employees at market price as defined in Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.

This plan was amended and revised vide Rs. 2006 HLL Performance Share Scheme’ at the Annual General Meeting held on 29th May, 2006. This scheme provided for conditional grant of Performance Shares at nominal value to eligible management employees as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors from time to time, at the end of 3-year performance period. The performance measures under this scheme include group underlying sales growth and free cash flow. The scheme also provided for ‘Par’ Awards for the managers at different work levels.

The 2006 scheme was further amended and revised vide Rs. 2012 HUL Performance Share Scheme’ at the Annual General Meeting held on 23rd July, 2012. This scheme provided for conditional grant of Performance Shares at nominal value to eligible management employees as determined by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors from time to time, at the end of 3-year performance period. The performance measures under this scheme include group underlying sales growth, core operating margin improvement and operating cash flow.

The number of shares allocated for allotment under the 2006 and 2012 Performance Share Schemes is 2,00,00,000 (two crores) equity shares of Rs. 1/- each. The schemes are monitored and supervised by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors in compliance with the provisions of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 and amendments thereof from time to time.

The Employee Stock Option Plan includes employees of Hindustan Unilever Limited, its subsidiaries and a subsidiary of parent company.

The risk free interest rates are determined based on the zero-coupon sovereign bond yields with maturity equal to the expected term of the option. Volatility calculation is based on historical stock prices using standard deviation of daily change in stock price. The historical period is taken into account to match the expected life of the option. Dividend yield has been calculated taking into account expected rate of dividend on equity share price as on grant date.


The employees of the Company are eligible for Unilever PLC (the ‘Holding Company’) share awards namely, the Management CoInvestment Plan (MCIP), the Global Performance Share Plan (GPSP) and the SHARES Plan. The MCIP allows eligible employees to invest up to 100% of their annual bonus in the shares of the Holding Company and to receive a corresponding award of performance-related shares. Under GPSP, eligible employees receive annual awards of the holding company’s shares. The awards under MCIP and GPSP plans will vest after 3-4 years between 0% and 150% of grant level, depending on the acheivement of the performance metrics. The performance metrics of GPSP are underlying sales growth, operating cash flow and core operating margin improvement. The performance metrics of MCIP are underlying sales growth, underlying EPS growth and sustainability progress index. Under the SHARES Plan, eligible employees can invest upto Rs. 16,897 per month in the shares of the Holding Company and after three years one share is granted free of cost to the employees for every three shares invested, provided they hold the shares bought for three years. The Holding Company charges the Company for the grant of shares to the Company’s employees at the end of the 3/4 years based on the market value of the shares on the exercise date. The Company recognises the fair value of the liability and expense for these plans over the vesting period based on the management’s estimate of the vesting and forfeiture conditions.

The Company grants share appreciation rights (SARs) to eligible employees for all cash settled share based plans mentioned above that entitles them to a cash/shares after three years of service. The amount of payment is also determined basis increase in the share price of the Holding Company between grant date and the time of exercise.


Refer note 2.4(r) for accounting policy on Business Combination.

Acquisition of Indulekha Brand

On April 07, 2016, the Company completed the acquisition of the flagship brand ‘Indulekha’ from Mosons Extractions Private Limited (‘MEPL’) and Mosons Enterprises (collectively referred to as ‘Mosons’ and acquisition of the specified intangible assets referred to as the ‘Business acquisition’). The deal envisaged the acquisition of the trademarks ‘Indulekha’ and ‘Vayodha’, intellectual property, design and knowhow for a total cash consideration of Rs. 330 crores and a deferred consideration of 10% of the domestic turnover of the brands each year, payable annually for a 5 year period commencing financial year 2018-19.

Basis the projection of the domestic turnover of the brand, the contingent consideration is subject to revision on a yearly basis. As at 31st March 2018, the fair value of the contingent consideration was Rs. 104 crores which was classified as other financial liability.

Deferred contingent consideration

Based on actual performance in financial year 2018-19 and current view of future projections for the brand, the Company has reviewed and fair valued the deferred contingent consideration so payable. As at 31st March 2019, the fair value of the contingent consideration is Rs. 157 crores which is classified as other financial liability.

The determination of the fair value as at Balance Sheet date is based on discounted cash flow method. The key inputs used in determining the fair value of deferred contingent consideration were domestic turnover projections of the brand and weighted average cost of capital.

Acquistion of Adityaa Milk Brand

On September 26, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of the brand ‘ Adityaa Milk’ and its front-end distribution network from Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Limited [VDFPL]. The deal comprised the acquisiton of the brand ‘ Adityaa Milk’, customer relationship, technical know-how, Property, Plant and Equipment, working capital and other intangible assets for a total consideration of Rs. 65 crores and a deferred consideration of Rs. 18 crores. The transaction is accounted as business combination under Ind AS 103

The acquisition is in line with the Company’s strategic intent to strengthen its leadership position in the rapidly growing Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert market in India. ‘Adityaa Milk’ brings to the Company, a premium brand with strong credentials around dairy and dairy-based product that will complement its existing portfolio.

Deferred contingent consideration

The Contingent consideration is payable after 3 year from acquisition date and accrodignly recognised at fair value of Rs. 18 crores. Determination of the fair value as at balance sheet date is based on discounted cash flow method. Contingent consideration is arrived basis weighted average probability approach of achieving various financial and non financial performance targets

Assets acquired and liabilities assumed:

The fair values of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed as at the date of acquisition were:

Acquisition-related costs

In addition to cash consideration mentioned above, acquisition- related costs of Rs. 0 crore paid towards transfer of assets are included in ‘Exceptional items’ in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Impact of acquisition on the results

The acquired business contributed revenue of Rs. 31 crores and loss (before tax) of Rs. 12 crores for the year ended 31st March, 2019 including one time integration costs.


A. Enterprises exercising control

(i) Holding Company : Unileer P!c

B. Enterprises where control exists

(i) Subsidiaries : Unilever India Exports Limited (100%)

(Extent of holding) Lakme Lever Private Limited (100%)

Unilever Nepal Limited (80%)

Pond’s Exports Limited (90%)

Daverashola Estates Private Limited (100%)

Jamnagar Properties Private Limited (100%)

Bhavishya Alliance Child Nutrition Initiatives (100%) (Section 8 Company) Hindustan Unilever Foundation (76%) (Section 8 Company)

Hindlever Trust Limited (100%)

Levers Associated Trust Limited (100%)

Levindra Trust Limited (100%)

(ii) Trust : Hindustan Unilever Limited Securitisation of Retirement Benefit Trust (100% control)

(iii) Joint Ventures : Kimberly Clark Lever Private Limited (50% control, ceases to be Joint venture after 29th September, 2017)

Terms and conditions of transactions with related parties

All Related Party Transactions entered during the year were in ordinary course of the business and are on arm’s length basis.

For the year ended 31st March, 2019, the Company has not recorded any impairment of receivables relating to amounts owed by related parties (2017-18: Nil). This assessment is undertaken each financial year through examining the financial position of the related party and the market in which the related party operates.


The Company has a process whereby periodically all long-term contracts (including derivative contracts) are assessed for material foreseeable losses. At the year end, the Company has reviewed and ensured that adequate provision as required under any law/ accounting standards for material foreseeable losses on such long-term contracts (including derivative contracts) has been made in the books of accounts.

NOTE 10 :

The Company has disclosed segment information in the consolidated financial statements which are presented in the same financial report. Accordingly, in terms of Paragraph 3 of Ind AS 108 ‘Operating Segments’, no disclosures related to segments are presented in this standalone financial statements.