Revenue recognition

Just Eat plc Monitor

Just Eat Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0610
Company covered: 
Just Eat plc
Period End: 
31 December 2018
Report issued on 10 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Changes in the income statement presentation of the share of results of associates results in a restatement of comparative figures.
Restatement
The segmental reporting structure has been revised.
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosure on the expected future impact of IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments and IFRS 16 Leases.
Change
Change in cash-generating units results in the reallocation of goodwill.
Change
Detailed discussion on two new businesses acquired.

Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) has replaced existing international revenue standards IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction Contracts, as well as revenue related IFRIC and SIC interpretations, for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

Croner-i has been tracking the disclosures made in relation to the forthcoming adoption of IFRS 15 through these Common Practice reports. Firstly in March 2018 looking at the disclosure of the impacts of the forthcoming standard in annual reports, and then again in September 2018 when the report focussed on the software and telecommunications industries which were expected to be most impacted.

This report looks at a selection of December 2018 and January 2019 year ends where full year disclosures in relation to the actual adoption of IFRS 15 are being made for the first time. This report covers both the impact of the adoption of IFRS 15, and what disclosures have been made in relation to the adoption.

Siemens AG Monitor

Siemens AG Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0410
Company covered: 
Siemens AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 9 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure as to the expected future impacts of adopting IFRS 9 Financial instruments and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers.
Change
October 2018 business acquisition disclosed as a post balance sheet event.
Change
Changes in deferred tax disclosure, including identification of the impact of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which cut the US income tax rate from 35% to 21%.
Change
Extension of risk disclosures including the identification of ‘Restructuring’ as a new material strategic risk factor.
Change
Presentation of a reconciliation showing movements in liabilities arising from financing activities.

LafargeHolcim Ltd Monitor

LafargeHolcim Ltd Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0406
Company covered: 
LafargeHolcim Ltd
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 9 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies has been applied to the Argentinian figures included in the consolidation.
Pronouncements
IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments at 1 January 2018: the Report discloses the expected impact of new standards as well as amendments to standards to be adopted in the 2019 and 2020 annual reports.
Change
The retirement benefit plan disclosure presenting the disaggregation of plan assets has changed from the prior year. Additional disclosure is provided on the recent High Court ruling on equal guaranteed minimum pensions in the UK.
Change
An additional product line has been included within segmental reporting.
Change
After a reassessment of strategy, two cement factories in China are no longer classified as held-for-sale.

Britvic Plc Monitor

Britvic Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0212
Company covered: 
Britvic Plc
Period End: 
1 October, 2018
Report issued on 26 February 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the future expected impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" and IFRS 16 "leases".
Change
Disclosure that a post balance sheet court ruling will impact pension obligations in the future.
Change
Recognition of an intangible asset impairment reversal and disclosure of the sensitivity of the reversal to changes in assumptions.

Diageo plc Monitor

Diageo plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/1118
Company covered: 
Diageo plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2018
Report issued on 27 November 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial Instruments".
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure of the future impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases" and IFRS 7 "Insurance Contracts".
Change
Disclosure of key audit matters included within the auditor’s report.
Change
Change in deferred tax recognised linked to reduction in US tax rate.
Change
Recognition of significant impairment.

IFRS 15 impact disclosures - focus on telecommunications

In our last report on IFRS 15, we looked at the disclosure of the expected impact of the standard in a randomly selected group of 20 UK listed company accounts for periods ending 31 December 2017. None of the sample of companies had early adopted IFRS 15 and only 25% of the sample anticipated the adoption to have a material impact on their next set of financial statements. 

When selecting the sample of ten for this report, we included some 31 March 2018 year-end accounts and we have only included companies in the software and mobile telecommunications industry for which the adoption of IFRS 15 is expected to have a greater impact.  The new standard sets out five core principles that preparers should following when judging how to recognise revenue from longer-term contracts. In these two industries, companies often offer customers multi-year service contracts with equipment offered for no or a low fee. Under previous rules, there were a greater number of options available to companies, whereas IFRS 15 is considerably more prescriptive, and requires companies to split the revenue from these contracts based on the performance of the contract.

This report also includes some discussion of Capita Plc, which has early adopted the standard.

 

Capita plc Monitor

Capita plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0816
Company covered: 
Capita plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 28 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Change
Disclosure of post balance sheet restructuring plan.
Change
Result form discontinued operations presented separately on the face of the income statement.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure of the future impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Alteration to segmental reporting reflects new management structure.
Change
Expanded disclosure in respect of impairments and asset write downs.

SKF AB

SKF AB 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0807
Company covered: 
SKF AB
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 14 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in presentation of income statement to reflect cash discounts in net sales rather than as an expense.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the future impact of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Restatement
Restatement of net sales by segment to reflect reallocation of businesses.
Change
Analysis of contingent liabilities altered to include liabilities in respect of tax claims.

Clariant Ltd Monitor

Clariant Ltd Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0708
Company covered: 
Clariant Ltd
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 10 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of new standards issued but not yet applicable including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Enhanced disclosure in respect of exchange rate policy.
Change
Reclassification of income taxes in the cash flow statement.
Change
Extended disclosure of key audit matters in the auditors' report.
Change
Reclassification of liabilities to a non-current classification to reflect maturity profile.
Change
Extended disclosure of revenue recognition policy.