IAS 36 'Impairment of assets'

Novozymes A/S Monitor

Novozymes A/S Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0709
Company covered: 
Novozymes A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 18 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Introduction of new section "key audit matters" in auditors' report as a result of chnage in audit standards.
Change
Allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes changed.
Change
Breakdown of key management remuneration includes "severance costs"
Change
New principal risk factor added in respect of "Delay of BioAg commercialisation"
Pronouncements
Extended discussion on the impacts of new standards including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16.
Change
Goodwill on acquisition of business attributed to synergy benefits.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation Monitor

UPM-Kymmene Corporation Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0706
Company covered: 
UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 11 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Underlying reasons for recognition of impairments disclosed.
Change
Change in presentation of cash flow statement to add separate line items for net cash flows from investment hedges and net cash flows from derivatives.
Pronouncements
Auditors report enhanced by inclusion of discussion of key audit matters in line with new auditing standard.
Pronouncements
Introduction of a discussion on new accounting standards in relation to revenue, financial instruments and leases.
New
Additional discussion on Alternative performance measures included.

Spectris plc Monitor

Spectris plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0609
Company covered: 
Spectris plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure in respect of cash generating unit goodwill impairments including the relevant reporting segment.
New
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors’ remuneration policy.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced to show risk appetite for each risk factor.
Change
Enhanced clarity of disclosure in respect of adjusted performance measures.

The Unilever Group Monitor

The Unilever Group Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0608
Company covered: 
The Unilever Group
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of new standards issued but not yet applicable.
Change
Disclosure of “climate change” as a new area of principal risk.
Change
Identification of goodwill and indefinite-life intangibles allocated to new additional significant cash generating unit.
Change
Contingent consideration included in financial instrument fair value hierarchy at level 3.

Key assumptions of impairment testing - Randstad Holding nv

Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Period End Date: 
2016-12-31
Listing Status: 
S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
2793 Business Training & Employment Agencies
Auditor: 
Deloitte

ThyssenKrupp AG Monitor

ThyssenKrupp AG Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0507
Company covered: 
ThyssenKrupp AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 15 May 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of impairments to property plant and equipment as a result of market conditions.
Change
Disclosure that changes in assumption would lead to impairment of "critical goodwill"
Change
Discussion of pension valuation assumptions highlights market volatility as the reason for a change in discount rate leading to recognition of a re-measurement loss.
Change
Disclosure of indirect financial targets enhanced and linked to sustainability.
New
Disclosure of compliance principles introduced to the strategic report.

Stagecoach Group plc Monitor

Stagecoach Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0411
Company covered: 
Stagecoach Group plc
Period End: 
30 April, 2016
Report issued on 25 April 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Joint venture impaired in full.
Change
Early redemption premium reflected as exceptional finance cost.
Change
Impairment of interest in joint venture, onerous contract review and exceptional items identified as areas of audit focus.
Restatement
New reporting segment identified in line with IFRS 8 quantitative thresholds.
Pronouncements
Change in Companies Act 2006 requirements results in disclosure of full list of subsidiaries.
Change
Table showing movement in franchise adjustment introduced to pensions note.

Marks and Spencer Group plc Monitor

Marks and Spencer Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0312
Company covered: 
Marks and Spencer
Period End: 
2 April, 2016
Report issued on 28 March 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Acquisition of additional interest in joint venture recorded as step acquisition.
Divergence
Calculation of goodwill in respect of step acquisition unclear leading to doubt over IFRS compliance.
New
Intangible impairments recognised in respect of European business.
Change
Auditors’ report presentation enhanced through inclusion of pie-chart and graphs.
Change
Financial statement period extended.
Change
Proposed changes to employee retirement benefits disclosed as a post balance sheet event.

Tate & Lyle PLC Monitor

Tate & Lyle PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/03008
Company covered: 
Tate & Lyle PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 21 March 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Control of previous joint venture achieved through stepped acquisition.
Restatement
Segment information restated to show joint ventures and associates on an equity accounting basis.
Change
Change in impairment valuation technique from value-in-use to fair value less cost of disposal for goodwill acquired last year.
Change
Table introduced showing cash flow impacts from individual exceptional items.
Change
Narrative description of key factors impacting the sustainability of its effective tax rate presented.
Change
Additional disclosures on accounting estimates and judgement relating to inventories and taxation presented.

Brexit Disclosures in Listed Company Annual reports

The referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has undoubtedly led to uncertainty for business and will potentially have far reaching impacts for companies from many different industries. This report, pulled together in March 2017, focuses on the information that companies have disclosed within their annual reports during the latter half of 2016. It sets out disclosures around risk as well as the disclosure of Brexit impacts which have already been felt and the resulting ramifications.