Vestas Wind Systems

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Monitor

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0502
Company covered: 
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 01 May 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of new accounting standards IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Extension of risk disclosures.
Change
Disclosure of contingent liability relating to legal claim.
Change
Disclosure of a sale and lease back transaction.
Change
Disclosure of information in respect of post balance sheet business combination.

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.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Monitor

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0401
Company covered: 
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 4 April 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of the key audit matters in the auditor’s report.
Change
Principal risks table extended to identify new risk factors in respect of "Cyber risks" and "transition to auction-based & risk of reduced support to wind energy".

Share-based payments under IFRS disclosure of the extent of arrangements and valuation

This report examines company disclosures in respect of share-based payment arrangements. It considers specifically disclosures in relation to the extent of such arrangements and the valuation of instruments granted. In relation to the valuation of share options the report considers the valuation methods applied by the sample companies.  

Share-based Payment Arrangements under IFRS disclosure of nature and impact

This report examines company disclosures in respect of share-based payment arrangements. It considers specifically disclosures in relation to the nature of such arrangements and the impacts on profit or loss during the period. The report will also look at the overall significance of share-based payments by considering total share-based payment expense as a percentage of profit after tax, the length of disclosure in the financial statements and the number of share-based payment schemes that companies have.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Period End 31 December 2010

Vestas Wind Systems A/S Annual Report 2010
Change in revenue recognition policy significantly reduces prior year profit and equity
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems changes its policies to delay the timing of recognising revenue from supply-and-installation projects and to record warranty provisions at an earlier time and the resultant restatements of prior year comparatives reduce pre-tax profit by 75% and equity by 24%.

Restructuring costs reduce profit by 40%
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems records €158 million costs on a restructuring, mainly relating to impairments and staff costs, and reports them as a separate line item titled “one-off costs”.