Inchcape

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. 

Inchcape plc Monitor

Inchcape plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0710
Company covered: 
Inchcape plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 29 June 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the future impacts of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers” and IFRS 16 “Leases”.
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in auditors' report.
Change
Prior year provisional business combination amounts finalised.
Restatement
Restatement of segmental information linked to business acquired.

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.

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.

Inchcape plc Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2015/0812
Period End: 
30 June 2015
Listing Status: 
FTSE Mid 250
ICB Industry Classification: 
5379 Specialty Retailers
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Change
Appropriateness of impairment test assumptions reaffirmed for interim accounts.

Inchcape plc

Inchcape plc Annual Report 2011
CR Monitor Issue: 
2012/0908
Company covered: 
Inchcape plc
Period End: 
31 December 2011
Report issued on 26 September 2012 did not identify any changes with significant impacts on the financial statements but covered the following practice issues:
Inconsistent
Lack of adequate disclosure of a change in policy which increases EBIT by 5%.
Divergence
Impact of moving from RPI to CPI for some UK pension schemes not disclosed.
Restatement
Prior year classes of inventories restated as a result of a revision in the basis of allocation.