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Deutsche Post AG Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2019/0417
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
2771 Delivery Services
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments from 1 January 2018, resulted in early recognition of loss allowance.
Pronouncements
Impact on revenue recognition after adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Pronouncements
Recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on adoption of IFRS 16 Leases.
Change
Discussion on acquisitions made in the current period.

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.

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.

Infineon Technologies AG Monitor

Infineon Technologies AG Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0320
Company covered: 
Infineon Technologies AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 26 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Separate disclosure in respect of joint ventures with presentation of summarized financial information.
Change
Disclosure related to changes in entity wide disclosures.
Change
Post balance sheet disclosure of the acquisition made.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure as to the future impacts of new accounting standards IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following the adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Discussion of a new key audit matter.

RWE AG Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2019/0304
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
7535 Conventional Electricity
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pronouncements
Impact disclosed in respect of adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Pronouncements
Adoption made in respect of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure of the future expected impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Restatement
Detailed disclosure in respect of business disposal.

Volkswagen AG Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2019/0127
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
3353 Automobiles
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pronouncements
Impact disclosed in respect of adoption of IFRS 9.
Pronouncements
Adoption made in respect of IFRS 15.

BASF Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2019/0118
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
1353 Commodity Chemicals
Auditor: 
KPMG
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2018/1210
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
3724 Nondurable Household Products
Auditor: 
KPMG
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial Instruments".
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".
Restatement
Prior year business combination amounts finalised.

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.

 

BASF SE Monitor

BASF SE Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0804
Company covered: 
BASF SE
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 07 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Separate disclosure of director and auditor responsibilities in the audit report.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosures relating to the impacts of accounting standards, not yet effective including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Pronouncements
Introduction of reconciliation showing movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Restatement
Restatement of prior year segmental breakdown.