Standard Chartered

Alternative Performance Measures (APMs)

In this Common Practices report we look at what APMs are; how companies are using them; and what they mean for the users of accounts when comparing them to others. This report examines the APMs that are stated within recent company and group accounts for a sample of 20 companies. Our selected sample covers year ends from 30 June 2017 to 31 March 2018. All companies report under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted in the EU. Throughout this report, we look at some of the recommendations put forward by the European Securities and Markets Agency (ESMA) in their guidelines setting out best practice on APMs in 2015, which became effective from 3 July 2016, as well as the observations made by the FRC, assessing whether and how companies have implemented them. 

Standard Chartered plc Monitor

Standard Chartered Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0612
Company covered: 
Standard Chartered plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 19 June 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in auditors' report.
Change
Change in balance sheet format including inclusion of extra line items.
Pronouncements
Detailed disclosure of expected impact of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" including quantification.
Pronouncements
Introduction of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities on adoption of amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Restatement
Recognition of prior year adjustment in respect of contingent liabilities and commitments.

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.

Standard Chartered plc

Standard Chartered plc Annual Report 2010
CR Monitor Issue: 
2012/0203
Company covered: 
Standard Chartered plc
Period End: 
31 December 2010
Report issued on 07 February 2012 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Prior year income restated in light of reclassification of financial instruments in 2008.
Divergence
No explanation of decision to treat cash flows from senior debt as financing activity.
Change
Forthcoming UK government levy on qualifying liabilities disclosed.
Change
Increased disaggregation in segmental disclosures.
Change
Dividend per share figures restated for bonus element in rights issue.