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Just Eat Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0610
Company covered: 
Just Eat plc
Period End: 
31 December 2018
Report issued on 10 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Changes in the income statement presentation of the share of results of associates results in a restatement of comparative figures.
Restatement
The segmental reporting structure has been revised.
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosure on the expected future impact of IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments and IFRS 16 Leases.
Change
Change in cash-generating units results in the reallocation of goodwill.
Change
Detailed discussion on two new businesses acquired.

Disclosure of the impact of IFRS 16

This report reviews the IFRS 16 Leases disclosures for the annual reports of 20 listed companies, selected at random, with 31 December 2018 year ends. Two of the reports had early adopted IFRS 16 and for the other reports we evaluated the extent to which detailed quantification as to the expected impact of the standard was disclosed, in order to address points raised by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in its Annual Review of Corporate Governance and Reporting 2017/2018

This report builds on the findings from our equivalent report in May 2018 for a sample of 20 listed companies with 31 December 2017 year ends (New standard disclosure – IFRS 16 Leases). No early adopters were found in the sample at that time. Only two companies quantified the expected impact and there was great variety in the level of detail provided, with many not meeting FRC expectations.

Intangible assets - disclosure of impairments

Businesses are currently facing a number of challenges, such as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and a sluggish economy. The retail sector in particular is experiencing a higher level of impairments (and, for some, going concern issues) as they contend with slow sales, high business rates and plenty of competition. Tougher economic conditions generally lead to increased risks of impairment, particularly for intangible assets such as goodwill. 

In the technical findings from the Financial Reporting Committee’s 2017/18 Corporate Reporting Review, published in October 2018 (FRC technical findings 2018), impairment was one area highlighted where additional information was often requested and disclosures did not always contain all the required information.

When writing this report the latest 2017 and 2018 financial statements of 20 UK listed companies were selected at random for review of the impairment-related disclosures, focussing on intangible assets. It was ensured that a variety of industries such as retail, IT services and tourism and leisure were included.

Disclosure of judgements and estimates

At the end of 2017, the FRC published a thematic review which focused on the disclosure of critical judgements and sources of estimation uncertainty, a requirement of IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements. This review was carried out in part because, in its 2016-17 corporate reporting review, the FRC found that companies were not making sufficiently clear disclosures in this area.

Unfortunately, despite this, judgements and estimates still represent an area of difficulty for companies, remaining the area most commonly raised by the Corporate Reporting Review Panel in reviewing company accounts during 2017–18. Common issues include poor explanations, a failure to separate judgements and estimates clearly and discussion of judgements and estimates that were not considered by the company to be significant or material. In some cases the FRC noted that disclosures elsewhere in the accounts suggested that significant judgements were made but these were not included in or referred to in the IAS 1 disclosures.

As a result of this, the FRC can be expected to continue its scrutiny of these disclosures and to challenge companies that do not provide clear, specific disclosures that meet the requirements of IAS 1.

This report analyses the disclosures about judgements and estimates which have been included in the consolidated annual reports of 20 UK listed companies selected at random from the FTSE 350.

JUST EAT plc Monitor

JUST EAT plc  Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0509
Company covered: 
JUST EAT plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 24 May 2016 covered the following practice issues:
New
Fair value loss on cash flow hedge relating to business combination results in increased goodwill.
Restatement
Segmental information restated to reflect separately businesses at different stages of development.
Divergence
Reference made to joint venture partners in relation to an associated undertaking.
New
Cash outflow on acquisition of minority interest reflected as financing cash flow.
Change
Reasonably possible change in assumption would lead to impairment of cash generating units.