Pearson

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.
 

Pearson plc Monitor

Pearson plc Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0603
Company covered: 
Pearson plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 05 June 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of amendment to IAS 7.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9, 15 and 16.
Change
Disclosure of additional key audit matters in the auditors' report.
Change
Detailed breakdown of assets and liabilities held for sale.

Fair value measurement information under IFRS

IFRS 13 “Fair value measurement” sets out a single consistent framework for measuring fair value within IFRS financial statements and outlines a standardised set of disclosures in respect of fair value measurements. IFRS 13 has been mandatory now for some years, with application being required for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013. This report sets out the results of how requirements of the standard have been put into practice, both in terms of measurement and disclosure, in the consolidated financial statements of 139 large public limited companies with year ends between 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2017. It is not an exhaustive study of all aspects of IFRS 13 application and its conclusions are limited to our findings in respect of the areas analysed within the financial statements reviewed.

Pearson plc Annual Report

Pearson plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0814
Company covered: 
Pearson plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 29 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in disclosed basis of valuation for Level 3 fair value measurements following disposal.
Pronouncements
Extended non-quantified disclosure of the future impacts of IFRS 15 “Revenue from contract with customers”.
Change
Identification of "major restructuring programme" and "major finance transformation programme" as new areas of audit focus.
Change
Presentation of tabular disclosure showing a maturity analysis of minimum sub-lease payments expected to be received.
Restatement
Segment reporting restated following changes in management responsibilities.

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.

Pearson plc Monitor

Pearson plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1006
Company covered: 
Pearson plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 9 October 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Impairment loss disclosed as a separate line item in the income statement.
Change
Business disposal results in significant profit.
Change
Identification of four new principal risks as a result of robust risk assessment.
New
Restructuring programme identified as post balance sheet event.

Pearson plc Period End 31 December 2010

Pearson plc Annual Report 2010
CR Monitor Issue: 
2011/1007
Company covered: 
Pearson plc
Period End: 
31 December 2010
Report issued on 19 October 2011 did not identify any changes with significant impacts on the financial statements but covered the following practice issues:
Change
Actuarial gain recognised in other comprehensive income following change in pensions inflation index.
Change
Non-controlling interest measured initially at proportionate share of net assets.
Change
Business classified as discontinued operations with consequent change in segmentation.
Divergence
Trade creditors included in maturity analysis of cash flows associated with financial liabilities, following IFRS.
Change
Information on reduction in UK tax rate disclosed.
Change
Transaction with non-controlling interest included in financing activities.