Impairments

BTG plc Monitor

BTG plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0104
Company covered: 
BTG plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 9 January 2018 covered the following practice issues:
New
Book values, fair value adjustments and fair values disclosed in a tabular format in respect of business acquired.
Pronouncements
Section discussing Alternative Performance Measures introduced to the annual report.
Change
Change in income statement format results in less dis-aggregation.
Change
Enhanced analysis of deferred tax assets.
Change
Change in method for calculating impairment test recoverable amount.
Change
Change in balance sheet format leads to less dis-aggregation.

SIG PLC Monitor

SIG PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1203
Company covered: 
SIG PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 05 December 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of business disposal impairments.
Change
Recognition of goodwill impairments linked to market and macroeconomic uncertainty.
Change
Change in accounting policy in relation to cash pooling arrangements.
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of the future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Added disclosure in respect of non-IFRS alternative performance measures.
Change
Loss recognised on closure of pension scheme to future accrual.

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.

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.

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.

SOCO International plc Monitor

SOCO International plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0903
Company covered: 
SOCO International plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 05 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Impairments accounting policy extended to include disclosure of impairment indicators in respect of exploration and evaluation assets.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of summary of audit approach and tabular disclosure in respect of materiality.
Change
Geographic breakdown added in respect of exploration and evaluation intangible assets.
Change
Human resource, climate change, and cyber risk identified as new areas of principal risk.
New
Introduction of diagram showing risk management structure within risk management report section of the strategic report.

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 change 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.

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.

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.