Auditors' reports

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Monitor

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1107
Company covered: 
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 21 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in segment reporting following an alteration to the business management structure.
Change
Financial instrument risk disclosures extended to include a value at risk analysis in respect of carbon emission rights trading.
Restatement
Restatement of amounts offset in respect of derivative contracts to align with a new netting methodology applied this year.
Change
Auditors include discussion of key audit matters in their report instead of areas of focus.
Divergence
No qualitative disclosure as to what goodwill recognised on a business acquisition represents.
Restatement
Restatement of statement of changes in equity in relation to shares held in trust.

Lloyds Banking Group plc Monitor

Lloyds Banking Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1104
Company covered: 
Lloyds Banking Group plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 14 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Detailed disclosure of expected impacts on adoption of new financial instruments standard.
Change
Recognition of gain in other comprehensive income following re-classification of instrument from held-to-maturity to available-for-sale.
Restatement
Restatement of segment reporting information following a change in management structure.
Change
Identification of new areas of audit focus in respect of significant transactions and privileged access to information technology.
Change
Reconciliation of movements disclosed in relation to non-life insurance contracts.

Booker group plc Monitor

Booker group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1106
Company covered: 
Booker group plc
Period End: 
24 March, 2017
Report issued on 14 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Improved disclosures on new standards on Revenue from contracts with customers, financial instruments and leases.
Change
Disclosure of risks associated with defined benefit pension schemes.
New
Sensitivity analysis disclosed in respect of property provisions.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of overview section and diagrams in respect of audit scope and materiality.
Change
Cash flows linked to interest paid re-classified from operating activities to financing activities in the cash flow statement.

NEXT plc Monitor

NEXT plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1009
Company covered: 
NEXT plc
Period End: 
28 January, 2017
Report issued on 24 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of future impending impacts of new revenue, financial instruments, and leases standards.
Change
Defined benefit pension disclosures enhanced to include analysis of the expense recognised in other comprehensive income.
Change
Disclosure of defined benefit pension valuation assumptions and related sensitivity analysis extended.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced to consider the possible impacts of Brexit.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors' remuneration policy.
Change
Enhancement of auditors’ report by inclusion of tabular presentation explaining audit scope.

Koninklijke DSM N.V. Monitor

Koninklijke DSM N.V. Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1010
Company covered: 
Koninklijke DSM N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 24 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Income statement format altered to exclude disclosure of exceptional items.
Change
Cash received following reduction of holding in associated undertaking reflected as a cash flow from investing activities.
Restatement
Presentation of related party disclosures enhanced to show transactions with associates and joint ventures separately.
Change
Reconciliation of movements in financial instruments extended to include an analysis of loans to associates and joint ventures.
Change
Disclosure of key audit matters extended to include "valuation of a joint venture" and "alternative performance measures" as new areas.
New
Post balance sheet business acquisition highlighted in subsequent events note.

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.

Intertek Group Plc Monitor

Intertek Group Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1008
Company covered: 
Intertek Group Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 17 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Cash pooling arrangement balances presented gross following IFRIC Agenda decision.
Restatement
Segment reporting restated following a change in basis of monitoring performance.
Restatement
Restatement of deferred share awards under long-term incentive plan in order to correct error.
Change
Auditors identify “presentation and valuation of acquisitions” as a new area of audit focus.
Change
Disclosure of new principal risk factors in respect of “customer service” and “Facilities”.
New
Introduction of tabular analysis of net debt.

ASML Holding N.V. Monitor

ASML Holding N.V. Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0911
Company covered: 
ASML Holding N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Detailed description of what significant goodwill recognised on business combination represents.
Change
Free cash flow added as a new key performance indicator.
New
Introduction of discussion on strategic objectives in respect of stakeholder groups.
Change
Additional principal risks identified in respect of development of new technology and uncertainties in respect of investment to be acquired.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of extended discussion on audit approach and scope including the use of diagrams.
New
Discussion of directors remuneration policy added to supervisory board report.

Aggreko Plc Monitor

Aggreko Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0909
Company covered: 
Aggreko Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 19 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in contract organisational management structure leads to restatement of segment disclosures.
Change
Segment disclosures expanded to include geographic breakdown of revenue and non-current assets.
Change
Change in depreciation life of tangible fixed asset accounted for prospectively.
Pronouncements
Expanded disclosure of future impending impacts of new standard IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" without quantification.
Change
Auditors discussion of audit scope enhanced by inclusion of pie charts.
Change
Sensitivity analysis included in discussion of area of significant judgement and estimate in relation to taxation.

Schroders plc Monitor

Schroders plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0905
Company covered: 
Schroders plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of key risks split into 4 risk categories including new strategic risk category.
New
Brexit and the impact of Global terrorism identified as two key threats to overall risk profile.
Change
Presentation of deferred tax enhanced to show amounts separately for individual temporary differences.
Change
Detailed explanation of what goodwill acquired in business combination represents.
Divergence
Aggregate disclosure of revenue and profit contribution of multiple businesses acquired rather than separate disclosure.
Change
Auditors identify acquisition accounting as an area of audit focus.