Financial instruments

Yara International ASA Monitor

Yara International Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1109
Company covered: 
Yara International ASA
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 21 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on expected impacts of impending new revenue standard.
New
Introduction of disclosure in relation to critical judgements.
New
Introduction of tabular presentation explaining future potential reversals of impairment.
Change
Cash flows linked to divested assets disclosed separately in the cash flow statement.
Change
Inclusion of contingent consideration within financial instruments disclosures.
Pronouncements
Detail explanation of amendments to standards that are not yet effective.

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.

Glencore plc Monitor

Glencore plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1105
Company covered: 
Glencore plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 14 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disposed business reflected as discontinued operation.
Change
Reclassification from property plant and equipment deferred mining costs to non-current inventory.
Pronouncements
Summarised non-quantified disclosure of the expected future impacts of new standards including IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Cash flows linked to long-term advances and loans reclassified to operating activities from investing activities.
Restatement
Restatement of the comparative figures for Level 2 "cross currency swaps" and "foreign currency and interest rate contracts".

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.

3i Group plc Monitor

3i Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1013
Company covered: 
3i Group plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 31 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Statement of comprehensive income represented to disclose results of discontinued operations separately.
Restatement
Reclassification of other financial assets and liabilities from fair value through profit or loss to financial instruments at amortised cost without explanation.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in finance director’s shareholding requirement.
New
New infrastructure initiative identified as new principal risk factor.

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.

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.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG Monitor

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1004
Company covered: 
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 10 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of impending impact from future adoption of new revenue recognition standard, IFRS 15, including quantification.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of qualitative information as to the future impacts of the new financial instruments standard, IFRS 9.
Change
Disclosure of fair value information for financial assets and financial liabilities measured at amortised cost.
Pronouncements
Adoption of amendment to IAS 1 leads to consideration of materiality in relation to disclosures.

Prudential plc Monitor

Prudential plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0912
Company covered: 
Prudential plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Narrative disclosure of impacts of new standards not yet adopted includes IFRS 16 "Leases" and amendments to IFRS 4 "Insurance contracts" and IAS 12 "Income taxes"
Change
Format of statement of financial position altered by exclusion of sub-totals and headings.
Change
Disclosure of critical accounting policies, estimates and judgements enhanced by use of a tabular format.
Change
Provision recognised in respect of sale of annuities following agreement with Financial Conduct Authority.
Change
Disclosure of relationship between tax expense and accounting profit enhanced by inclusion of additional narrative explanation in addition to the presentation of a reconciliation.
Change
Accruals and deferred income included in financial liability contractual maturity analysis.