Business combinations

Babcock International Group Monitor

Babcock International Group Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1006
Company covered: 
Babcock International Group
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 10 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Cash outflow on acquisition of non-controlling interest reflected within financing section of the cash flow statement
Change
Goodwill on business acquisition attributed to market position and the value of the workforce.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on the future impacts of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Impairment review leads to goodwill write-down.

Air Liquide Monitor

Air Liquide Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1005
Company covered: 
Air Liquide
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 10 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Divergence
Profit contribution of acquired business not disclosed.
New
Discontinued operations highlighted on the face of the income statement.
Change
Enhanced disclosure of non-executive director remuneration.
Change
Managing the environment and climate risks identified as new principal risk factor.

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.

Meggitt plc Monitor

Meggitt plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0910
Company covered: 
Meggitt plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Provisional fair values finalised in respect of prior year business acquisitions.
New
Business disposed not identified as discontinued operation as it did not represent a major line of business or separate geographical location.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of additional information in relation to the future impacts of IFRS 15 “Revenue from contract with customers” including some quantification.
Change
Disclosure of "business interruption" as a separate area of principal risk.

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.

Bunzl plc Monitor

Bunzl plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0813
Company covered: 
Bunzl plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 28 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Change in accounting policy in respect of cash pooling balances in line with IFRIC guidance.
Change
Software assets re-classified from property plant and equipment to intangible assets.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of future impacts of impending standards, IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases", with no quantification.
Change
Results from US arm of European based business reclassified from European to North American segment following change in management location.
New
Tabular disclosure added summarising business acquisitions completed during the year.

JD Sports Fashion Plc Monitor

JD Sports Fashion Plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0807
Company covered: 
JD Sports Fashion Plc
Period End: 
28 January, 2017
Report issued on 15 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Book values and provisional fair values disclosed in respect of businesses acquired.
Change
Restatement of earnings per share following share split.
Change
Brexit and cyber security identified as areas of principal risk
Change
Recognition of accelerated depreciation following a review of the useful life of assets.
Change
Introduction of glossary including discussion of alternative performance measures

Rightmove plc Monitor

Rightmove plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
017/0805
Company covered: 
Rightmove plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Summarised non-quantified disclosure of the future impacts of new standards, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Qualitative disclosure of what goodwill recognised in a business acquisition represents.
Change
Introduction of extended information in respect of Non-GAAP performance measures.
Change
Audit report presentation enhanced by inclusion of graphics and tables.

OMV AG Monitor

OMV AG Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0801
Company covered: 
OMV AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 1 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of key audit matters in the auditors' report as per requirement of new audit standard.
Change
Reallocation of goodwill between cash generating units (CGUs) as a result of changes in managerial structure.
Change
Contribution of acquired business to revenue and profit dislosed.
New
Introduction of table disclosing major class of assets and liabilities of disposal groups.

Britvic plc Monitor

Britvic plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0803
Company covered: 
Britvic plc
Period End: 
02 October, 2016
Report issued on 1 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in fair value of deferred consideration between acquisition date and the year end.
Change
Past service credit and curtailment gain recognised in relation to defined benefit pension scheme.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced by linkage to strategic priorities
Change
Detailed description of audit tender process.
Pronouncements
Change in the non-audit service fees policy on account of new pronouncement.
Change
Assets under construction disclosed separately within property plant and equipment note.