The case of Motherson Sumi’s unaudited subsidiaries

A mismatch between what the auditor and the company list is leading to a difference in unaudited income.

At first, it looked all wrong.

How could there be chinks in the story of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd, one of the world's largest makers of wiring harnesses and mirrors for passenger cars, and which has been hailed as a shining success story of corporate India? How could the auditor, one of the Big Four, not flag a misrepresented revenue figure on the company’s website? How is it that both the media and analysts who pore over the fine print largely take the company’s spectacular performance at face value?

However, multiple checks that we made over the last fortnight suggest …


Varun Sood

Varun is a Bengaluru-based journalist and former writer at The Morning Context. In his thirteen-year stint as a print journalist, he had worked with a number of publications, including Business Standard, the Financial Times, The Economic Times and Mint.