1357 Specialty Chemicals

Croda International plc Monitor

Croda International plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0616
Company covered: 
Croda International plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 19 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
The adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 1 January 2018 has had minimal impact.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of expected impact of adopting IFRS 16 Leases from 1 January 2019.
Change
The impact of equalisation of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMP) for both men and women is disclosed.
Change
Discussion on a new restricted share plan issued to employees.
Change
Additional disclosure within the auditor’s report is discussed.

Symrise AG Monitor

Symrise AG Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0511
Company covered: 
Symrise AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 17 May 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers are adopted from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
The expected impact of adopting IFRS 16 Leases is disclosed.
Change
The auditors’ report discusses a new key audit matter identified in the current period.
Change
The impact of hyperinflationary conditions existing in two subsidiaries is disclosed.
Change
In the pension disclosures a reconciliation is presented to show the effect of the asset ceiling on plan assets.

Elementis plc Monitor

Elementis plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0425
Company covered: 
Elementis plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 29 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
A change in reporting segments results in the restatement of comparative period figures.
Restatement
Comparative Earnings per share (EPS) is restated following a shares rights issue.
Pronouncements
IFRS 9 Financial Instruments is adopted from 1 January 2018 on a retrospective basis.
Pronouncements
A new revenue recognition policy is implemented following the adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Pronouncements
The expected impact of adopting IFRS 16 Leases is disclosed.
Change
The disposal of a business previously classified as a discontinued operation is completed.

Victrex plc Monitor

Victrex plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0317
Company covered: 
Victrex plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 26 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Disclosure that a post balance sheet court ruling will impact pension obligations in the future.
Change
Disclosure of a new share-based payment plan.
Change
Interest and finance income & expenses presented on gross basis instead of net basis.

Elementis plc Monitor

Elementis plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0910
Company covered: 
Elementis plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 17 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included within audit report.
Change
Separate sections outlining director and auditor responsibilities included in auditors' report.
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of the valuation of intangible assets recognised as part of business combination.
Change
Profit from discontinued operations highlighted separately on the face of the income statement.
Change
Segmental reporting change linked to the agreed sale of operations.
Change
Change in calculation of adjusted operating profit to exclude amortisation of intangible assets arising on acquisition.

Johnson Matthey PLC Monitor

Johnson Matthey PLC Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0914
Company covered: 
Johnson Matthey PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2018
Report issued on 17 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of two new share-based payment plans.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in relation to the future impacts of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Inclusion of separate director and auditor responsibility sections in the audit report.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities.
Change
Disclosure in respect of US tax changes including reduction of corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%.

Croda International Plc Monitor

Croda International Plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0908
Company covered: 
Croda International Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 10 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business combination during the year.
Change
Change in segmental disclosure following reclassification between segments.

Akzo Nobel N.V. Monitor

Akzo Nobel N.V. Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0820
Company covered: 
Akzo Nobel N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 28 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in auditors' report.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Result from discontinued operation presented in separate line on the face of the income statement.
Change
Disclosure of post balance sheet restructuring

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.

Umicore SA Monitor

Umicore SA Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0607
Company covered: 
Umicore SA
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 12 June 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Bargain purchase resulting in recognition of business acquisition gain.
Change
Business acquisition loss recognised in respect of acquisition achieved in stages.
Change
Disclosure of share issue and a business acquisition and disposal in a post balance sheet events note.
Pronouncements
Disclosure included in respect of IFRIC 23 "Uncertainty over income tax treatments"