Capita

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.
 

Capita plc Monitor

Capita plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0816
Company covered: 
Capita plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 28 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Change
Disclosure of post balance sheet restructuring plan.
Change
Result form discontinued operations presented separately on the face of the income statement.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure of the future impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Alteration to segmental reporting reflects new management structure.
Change
Expanded disclosure in respect of impairments and asset write downs.

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.

Capita plc Monitor

Capita plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1105
Company covered: 
Capita plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 7 November 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Analysis of cash flow from operating activities disclosed in notes to accounts.
Change
Assets and liabilities held for sale presented separately on the balance sheet.
Change
Change in segmental reporting structure not fully explained.
Change
Recognition of significant goodwill impairment charge linked to business held for sale.
Change
Change in the reporting of risk disclosures.
Change
New areas of audit focus identified including pensions and provisions and contingent liabilities.

Intangible assets other than goodwill under IFRS

This report, based on an examination of the IFRS financial statements of 28 large listed European companies, analyses the disclosure of intangible assets other than goodwill. Included is an examination of companies’ intangible asset disclosures both on the face of the primary financial statements and in the notes. Areas considered include the disclosure of intangible assets separately from goodwill on the face of the statement of financial position, amortisation related disclosures and the presentation of a reconciliation of movements. In addition an examination of the significance of intangible assets relative to total assets is performed.