Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew Plc Monitor

Smith & Nephew Plc Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0517
Company covered: 
Smith & Nephew Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 22 May 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of changes in liabilities arising from financing activities in line with amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Pronouncements
Inclusion of discussion in respect of new accounting standards IFRS 15 and IFRS 9.
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Business restructuring disclosed as post balance sheet event.
Change
Enhanced risk disclosures including additional information in respect of principal risks.
Restatement
Restatement of intangible asset amortisation without explanation.

New standard disclosure - IFRS 16 "Leases"

This report revisits the findings of the CR Emerging Issues Report "Disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases", and assesses 20 companies with 31 December 2017 year ends, to understand if some of the trends of the previous report are repeated. After the last report, we expected to see more companies early adopting, as well as more providing qualitative commentary on their expected materiality position post-implementation. We will assess whether this is the case. 16 of the 20 companies reviewed were in the original sample.

New standard disclosure - IFRS 15

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) is one of two major new standards being applied from financial periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018 (the other being IFRS 9 Financial Instruments). In the years leading up to this, there has been an increased focus by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on the disclosures setting out the impact of forthcoming accounting standards in the financial statements, as required by IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors (IAS 8).

The FRC commented on these disclosures in its Annual Review of Corporate Reporting for the 2016-17 year-ends (annual review), and noted in its year-end advice letter to audit committee chairs and finance directors (FRC advice letter) (attached as an appendix to the report), that it expected to see a ‘step change’ in the quality of the disclosures assessing the impact of new accounting standards in the 2017-18 financial statements.

This report analyses the disclosures assessing the impact of IFRS 15 which have been included in the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies selected at random with a focus on industries where IFRS 15 has most impact.

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.

Smith & Nephew plc Monitor

Smith & Nephew plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0509
Company covered: 
Smith & Nephew plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 15 May 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Format of reconciliation showing relationship between tax expense and accounting profit altered.
Change
Proposed changes in remuneration policy including introduction of new performance measure and shareholding requirements.

Smith & Nephew plc Monitor

Smith & Nephew plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1204
Company covered: 
Smith & Nephew plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 12 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in segmental reporting from multiple segments to single segment reporting structure.
Change
Allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes altered.
Change
Acquisition intangibles assets charge for the year including impairment disclosed separately although such assets are no longer identified as a separate asset class.
Change
Identification and disclosure of three new principal risk areas.
Change
Auditors' report includes graphical representations.
New
Provision recognised in respect of pending legal claims following settlement of similar claims.

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. 

Pensions - Smith & Nephew

Period End: 
31 December 2014
Period End Date: 
2014-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
4535 Medical Equipment
Auditor: 
Ernst & Young

Pensions - Smith & Nephew

Period End: 
31 December 2014
Period End Date: 
2014-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
4535 Medical Equipment
Auditor: 
Ernst & Young