G4S

Disclosure of the impact of IFRS 16

This report reviews the IFRS 16 Leases disclosures for the annual reports of 20 listed companies, selected at random, with 31 December 2018 year ends. Two of the reports had early adopted IFRS 16 and for the other reports we evaluated the extent to which detailed quantification as to the expected impact of the standard was disclosed, in order to address points raised by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in its Annual Review of Corporate Governance and Reporting 2017/2018

This report builds on the findings from our equivalent report in May 2018 for a sample of 20 listed companies with 31 December 2017 year ends (New standard disclosure – IFRS 16 Leases). No early adopters were found in the sample at that time. Only two companies quantified the expected impact and there was great variety in the level of detail provided, with many not meeting FRC expectations.

G4S plc Monitor

G4S plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/1102
Company covered: 
G4S plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 6 November 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Separate sections outlining director and auditor responsibilities included in auditors' report.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Change in deferred tax recognised linked to reduction in US tax rate.
Change
Extended disclosure of revenue and non-current assets for the country of domicile.
Restatement
Correction of prior year misstatement in respect of operating lease 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.

Intangible assets - G4S plc

Period End: 
31 December 2011
Period End Date: 
2011-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
2791 Business Support Services
Auditor: 
KPMG

Intangible assets other than goodwill under IFRS

This report, based on an examination of the IFRS financial statements of 28 large listed European companies, analyses the disclosure of intangible assets other than goodwill. Included is an examination of companies’ intangible asset disclosures both on the face of the primary financial statements and in the notes. Areas considered include the disclosure of intangible assets separately from goodwill on the face of the statement of financial position, amortisation related disclosures and the presentation of a reconciliation of movements. In addition an examination of the significance of intangible assets relative to total assets is performed.