Bovis Homes Group

Segment Reporting

The requirement to disclose information on operating segments has been around for a number of years, firstly under IAS 14 Segment Reporting, and currently under IFRS 8 Operating Segments which has been applicable for entities with publicly traded debt or equity instruments (or those which are about to publicly trade) since 2009.
This report looks at the operating segment disclosures in the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies selected at random.

Bovis Homes Group plc Monitor

Bovis Homes Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
Company covered: 
Bovis Homes Group plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 09 October 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Separate sections outlining director and auditor responsibilities included in auditors' report.
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change in classification of costs leads to prior year adjustment to comparatives.
Exceptional items highlighted within a separate line item on the face of the income statement.
Inclusion of a table disclosing a maturity analysis of operating lease payment commitments.

Disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases"

IFRS 16 “Leases” will fundamentally change accounting by lessees as it requires assets previously off balance sheet under operating lease arrangements to be brought on balance sheet as is currently the case for finance leased assets. As a result on application companies will recognise both additional assets and additional liabilities. Consequently there will also be knock on effects in the income statement as operating lease charges are replaced by a depreciation charge and a finance expense. This report analyses the financial statements of a range of companies to firstly establish whether there has been any early adoption and secondly to establish what companies are disclosing in respect of IFRS 16 and its future impacts.