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Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) has replaced existing international revenue standards IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction Contracts, as well as revenue related IFRIC and SIC interpretations, for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

Croner-i has been tracking the disclosures made in relation to the forthcoming adoption of IFRS 15 through these Common Practice reports. Firstly in March 2018 looking at the disclosure of the impacts of the forthcoming standard in annual reports, and then again in September 2018 when the report focussed on the software and telecommunications industries which were expected to be most impacted.

This report looks at a selection of December 2018 and January 2019 year ends where full year disclosures in relation to the actual adoption of IFRS 15 are being made for the first time. This report covers both the impact of the adoption of IFRS 15, and what disclosures have been made in relation to the adoption.

Elementis plc Monitor

Elementis plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0425
Company covered: 
Elementis plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 29 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
A change in reporting segments results in the restatement of comparative period figures.
Restatement
Comparative Earnings per share (EPS) is restated following a shares rights issue.
Pronouncements
IFRS 9 Financial Instruments is adopted from 1 January 2018 on a retrospective basis.
Pronouncements
A new revenue recognition policy is implemented following the adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Pronouncements
The expected impact of adopting IFRS 16 Leases is disclosed.
Change
The disposal of a business previously classified as a discontinued operation is completed.

Elementis plc Monitor

Elementis plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0910
Company covered: 
Elementis plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 17 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included within audit report.
Change
Separate sections outlining director and auditor responsibilities included in auditors' report.
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of the valuation of intangible assets recognised as part of business combination.
Change
Profit from discontinued operations highlighted separately on the face of the income statement.
Change
Segmental reporting change linked to the agreed sale of operations.
Change
Change in calculation of adjusted operating profit to exclude amortisation of intangible assets arising on acquisition.

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.