Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Plc Monitor

Rio Tinto Plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/1106
Company covered: 
Rio Tinto Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 13 November 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", IFRS 16 "Leases" and IFRIC 23 “Uncertainty over income tax treatment”.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Detailed disclosure of post balance sheet events.
Change
Extended disclosure in respect of contingent liabilities.
Restatement
Restatement of prior year comparatives in respect of leases, trade receivables and trade payables.

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.

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.

FRS 101 "Reduced disclosure framework"- A review of application in parent company accounts of IFRS groups

The preparation of parent company financial statements is something that all consolidated IFRS groups have to consider. In light of the great level of recent change in this area in the UK this represents a one-off report giving guidance on the preparation of parent company financial statements under FRS 101 "Reduced Disclosure Framework". It focuses on UK groups that prepare IFRS consolidated accounts.

The report sets out the key findings from our review of the first-time application of FRS 101 “Reduced Disclosure Framework” by a group of 29 parent companies that prepare consolidated financial statements under IFRS.  We consider a number of points including: how companies informed shareholders of the intention to implement FRS 101; the format of the primary financial statements; disclosure of the list of exemptions taken; the concept of equivalent disclosure in the consolidated financial statements; the length of company financial statements under FRS 101; and changes in accounting policy on adoption. 

Rio Tinto plc Monitor

Rio Tinto plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0402
Company covered: 
Rio Tinto plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 01 April 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Share buy back through off-market tender and market purchase disclosed.
Change
Impairment leading to loss for year charged against undeveloped project.
Restatement
Segmental information restated following change in corporate functions.
Change
Related opportunities disclosed, as principal risks and uncertainties aligned with value drivers.
Pronouncements
Disclosure on related undertakings under UK Companies Act.

Accounting for mine stripping costs: an emerging issue under IFRS

This report focuses on the accounting treatment of production stage waste removal or stripping activities in a surface mine following the implementation of IFRIC 20 “Stripping costs in the production phase of a surface mine”. It considers company disclosures in respect of the overall impacts of adoption. Areas covered are the conditions that have to be met for such costs to be capitalised and the processes undertaken by companies to determine the amounts to be capitalised and the depreciation method applied in relation to such capitalised costs. 

Recoverable amount disclosures: An emerging issue under IFRS

This report focuses on disclosures related to the recoverable amount of non-current assets or cash generating units as a result of amendments made to IAS 36 “Impairment of assets” following implementation of IFRS 13 “Fair value measurement”. It primarily considers the quantified disclosure of the recoverable amount for non-current assets and cash generating units for which an impairment loss or reversal has been recognised in the current period and disclosures in relation to the method by which such a recoverable amount is determined.

Business combinations - Rio Tinto plc

Period End: 
31 December 2010
Period End Date: 
2010-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
1775 General Mining
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Joint Arrangements: An emerging issue under IFRS

This report focuses on the financial reporting by entities that have an interest in arrangements which are controlled jointly with another party, in light of the requirements of IFRS 11 “Joint arrangements”. It covers company application of the concept of joint control taking into account the guidance given by IFRS to companies to determine whether arrangements fall within the scope of IFRS 11. It further covers the review undertaken by companies based on the rights and obligations held to determine whether the joint arrangements that exist are considered joint ventures or joint operations and the subsequent accounting of such arrangements in line with the equity accounting method as per IAS 28 “Investments in associates and joint ventures” or of the entities proportionate share of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses respectively. Finally it considers the financial and presentational impacts of IFRS 11 adoption.   

Rio Tinto plc Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2014/0206
Period End: 
30 June 2013
ICB Industry Classification: 
1775 General Mining
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pronouncements
Classification of joint arrangement as joint operation leads to reallocation of impairment charge.
Pronouncements
Some post-production stripping costs written off.
Pronouncements
Disclosures on financial instruments at fair value introduced.
Pronouncements
Revised IAS 19 reduces profit and net assets.