IAS 36 'Impairment of assets'

Peugeot S.A. Monitor

Peugeot S.A. Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0515
Company covered: 
Peugeot S.A.
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 20 May 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies is applied to operations in Argentina.
Pronouncements
IFRS 9 Financial instruments is adopted with effect from 1 January 2018 on a prospective basis.
Pronouncements
IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers is adopted with effect from 1 January 2018 on a full retrospective basis.
Pronouncements
Disclosures are included in respect of the expected future impact of IFRS 16 Leases which will be adopted from 1 January 2019.
Change
A change in the estimated useful lives of property plant and equipment is recognised.
Change
Material impairments recognised are explained.

Unilever Group Monitor

Unilever Group Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0510
Company covered: 
Unilever Group
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 13 May 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies is applied when accounting for Argentinian operations.
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial instruments, and IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure is included in respect of the future expected impacts of IFRS 16 Leases including quantification.
Change
Recognition of an intangible asset impairment charge.
Change
The reporting segments are altered to reflect a change in management structure.

Vonovia SE Monitor

Vonovia SE Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0424
Company covered: 
Vonovia SE
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 29 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 “Financial instruments” and IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers” from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected impact of IFRS 16 “Leases”.
Change
Disclosure in relation to a newly identified reportable segment
Change
Extended disclosures in respect of foreign currencies.
Change
Extended disclosures in respect of intangible assets.
Change
Disclosure of post balance sheet events.

Randstad N.V. Monitor

Randstad N.V. Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0416
Company covered: 
Randstad N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 23 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 “Financial instruments” and IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers” from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected impact of IFRS 16 “Leases”.
Change
Additional disclosure in relation to the finalisation of purchase consideration for business combinations.
Change
Disposal of subsidiary and recognition of impairment on goodwill and other intangible assets.
Change
Disclosure in respect of tax transparency, tax strategy and dialogue with tax authorities, and additional disclosure in respect of provision for taxation.
Change
Discussion on a new key audit matter included within the auditor’s report.

Koninklijke Philips NV Monitor

Koninklijke Philips NV Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0412
Company covered: 
Koninklijke Philips NV
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 16 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Recognition of a change in the segmental reporting structure including restatement of the prior year comparatives.
Pronouncements
Adopted IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (IFRS 9) and IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers (IFRS 15) from 1st January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosures included in respect of the future impact of IFRS 16 Leases effective for accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2019.
Change
Change in allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment purpose.
Change
A quantified sensitivity analysis regarding accounting estimates and judgements in respect of the fair value of contingent consideration payable has been included in the Report this year.
Change
Disclosure in respect of post-balance sheet events has been included in the report.

Sodexo SA Monitor

Sodexo SA Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0413
Company covered: 
Sodexo SA
Period End: 
31 August, 2018
Report issued on 16 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in presentation of income statement due to new ‘underlying operating profit’ measure.
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure on the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers and IFRS 16 Leases.
Change
Additional disclosures made in respect of a business acquired during the year.
Change
Additional disclosure on changes in shareholders ownership as required by the company’s by-laws.
Change
Consumer expectation is disclosed as a new risk in the risk management report.
Change
More details on the calculation of discount rates used in impairment testing have been provided.

Intangible assets - disclosure of impairments

Businesses are currently facing a number of challenges, such as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and a sluggish economy. The retail sector in particular is experiencing a higher level of impairments (and, for some, going concern issues) as they contend with slow sales, high business rates and plenty of competition. Tougher economic conditions generally lead to increased risks of impairment, particularly for intangible assets such as goodwill. 

In the technical findings from the Financial Reporting Committee’s 2017/18 Corporate Reporting Review, published in October 2018 (FRC technical findings 2018), impairment was one area highlighted where additional information was often requested and disclosures did not always contain all the required information.

When writing this report the latest 2017 and 2018 financial statements of 20 UK listed companies were selected at random for review of the impairment-related disclosures, focussing on intangible assets. It was ensured that a variety of industries such as retail, IT services and tourism and leisure were included.

OSRAM Licht AG Monitor

OSRAM Licht Annual Report 2019
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/03016
Company covered: 
OSRAM Licht AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 26 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business acquired during the year consolidated by virtue of contractual rights.
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers”, IFRS 16 “Leases” and IFRIC 23 ‘Uncertainty over income tax treatments’.
Change
Disclosure in respect of events after the reporting period.
Change
Disclosure of a proposed change in the segmental reporting structure.
Change
Detailed discussion of two new key audit matters added to the auditor’s report.
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.

UDG Healthcare plc Monitor

UDG Healthcare plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0311
Company covered: 
UDG Healthcare plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 19 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Exceptional items highlighted within a separate column on the face of the income statement.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.
Change
Recognition of a significant goodwill impairment.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business disposal.

Debenhams Plc Monitor

Debenhams Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0301
Company covered: 
Debenhams Plc
Period End: 
1 September, 2018
Report issued on 5 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 “Financial instruments”, IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers” and IFRS 16 “leases”.
Restatement
Restatement of comparatives in order to recognise stock-in-transit.
Change
Inclusion of discussion on going concern assumption and preparation of forecasts.
Change
Detailed discussion on the new key audit matter added in the auditor’s report.
Change
Additional disclosure regarding investment in associates.
Change
Recognition of significant impairment.