Ultra Electronics

Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) has replaced existing international revenue standards IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction Contracts, as well as revenue related IFRIC and SIC interpretations, for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

Croner-i has been tracking the disclosures made in relation to the forthcoming adoption of IFRS 15 through these Common Practice reports. Firstly in March 2018 looking at the disclosure of the impacts of the forthcoming standard in annual reports, and then again in September 2018 when the report focussed on the software and telecommunications industries which were expected to be most impacted.

This report looks at a selection of December 2018 and January 2019 year ends where full year disclosures in relation to the actual adoption of IFRS 15 are being made for the first time. This report covers both the impact of the adoption of IFRS 15, and what disclosures have been made in relation to the adoption.

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Monitor

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0912
Company covered: 
Ultra Electronics Holdings plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 17 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of reconciliation of liabilities arising from financing activities.
Pronouncements
Quantified disclosure in respect of the impacts of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Monitor

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1007
Company covered: 
Ultra Electronics Holdings plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 17 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business disposal loss highlighted in a separate line on the face of the income statement.
Change
Cash inflow on partial disposal of a subsidiary reflected as a financing cash flow.
Change
Recognition of defined benefit pension gain on closure of scheme to future accrual.
Change
Qualitative disclosure as to the future impacts of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Change
Presentation of audit report enhanced by inclusion of a summary of the audit approach and diagrams in respect of materiality and audit scope.
Change
Clear presentation of changes in long-term incentive plan terms.

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.

Contingent business combination payments to employees, an emerging issue under IFRS

This report focuses on companies’ treatment and disclosure of contingent business combination payments to selling parties which are linked to their employment subsequent to the transfer of control to the new owners. More specifically it considers whether companies describe such payments as consideration including them as part of the business combination or alternatively as a separate transaction. Company disclosures and the terminology used is also examined.