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If this is less than the fair value of the net assets of the subsidiary acquired, the difference is recognized directly in the Income Statement. Under the anticipated acquisition method the interests of the non-controlling shareholder are presented as already owned, even though legally they are still non-controlling interests. The recognition of the related financial liability implies that the interests subject to the purchase are deemed to have been acquired already.

The initial measurement of the fair value of the financial put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs recognized by the Group forms part of the contingent consideration for the acquisition.

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The Group bases its estimates on historical results, taking into consideration the type put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs customer, the type of transaction and the specifics of each agreement. The Group operates multiple chains of retail outlets for selling optical products including services related to these products.

Optical product revenues are recognized only when the earning process is complete. Therefore the moment of ordering is not a determining factor and prepayments made by customers are not considered as revenues yet and are accounted for as deferred income. The earning process is considered complete upon delivery to the customer.

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Merchandise revenue mainly comprises sales to franchisees. The earning process is considered complete upon delivery to the franchisee and when the entity has transferred significant risks and rewards of ownership of the products to the buyer and does not retain continuing managerial involvement or control over the products sold.

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Experience is used to estimate and provide for such returns at the time of sale as described in note 2. The Group operates customer loyalty programs in several countries. In these programs customers receive vouchers for rebates on future purchases. The vouchers are recognized as a separately identifiable component of the initial sales transaction put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs allocating the fair value of the consideration received between the vouchers and the other components of the sale such that the vouchers are initially recognized as deferred income at their fair value.

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Property, plant and equipment is stated at historical cost less depreciation. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method to write off the cost of each asset to its residual value over its estimated useful life. Where the carrying amount of an asset is higher than its estimated recoverable amount, it is written down immediately to its recoverable amount.

Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing proceeds with the carrying amount and are included in the operating result put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs the relevant heading. All other repairs and maintenance are charged to the Income Statement during the financial period in which they are incurred.

Property, plant and equipment acquired via a financial lease is carried at the lower of fair value and the present value of the minimum required lease payments at the start of the lease, less cumulative depreciation and impairment note 2. Lease payments are recognized in accordance with note 2.

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Any impairment is recognized immediately as an expense and is not subsequently reversed. Any negative goodwill resulting put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs acquisitions is recognized directly in the Income Statement.

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Acquired software is capitalized on the basis of the costs incurred to acquire and to bring to use the put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs software.

Software is amortized when the product is put in operation and charged to the Income Statement using the straight-line method, based on an estimated useful life of maximum five years.

Gary Berchowitz, follow him on LinkedIn. Comments are moderated before being posted. Company A will potentially acquire the shares for fair value after 3 years, so there is no economic risk to Company A, no problem, right? So is the rest of the world. The way I see it, this is where the tension lies:. The answer to this problem drumroll, wait for it…. Why not recognize the liability gross, but take movements put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs the liability through equity?

That way, the tension is resolved. But it does seem that we could solve this with a simple clarification that IFRS 10 applies to the remeasurement of the put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs. Or we put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs call on the collective intelligence of the world to reconsider the debt equity debate…and then just put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs and wait.

TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Written put options on non-controlling interests — read this for the answer! So your 'solution' violates a main principle of the changes to IAS 1.

IFRS 3 already requires that contingent consideration is at fair value through profit or loss. Allowing changes to go to equity when the contingent consideration is in the form of an NCI put overrides this, and results in the legal form an NCI put overriding the accounting for the economic form contingent consideration.

A Reader 02 February at Does the problem not originate from the fact that 'minority shareholders' are considered part of equity? Put options written on non-controlling interests ifrs when these 'minorities' become third party debt holders because they can force the entity to pay them out, then the trouble starts as a liability has to be recognised.

It can become even more confusing when the accounting of this debt is done versus the majority shareholders interest leaving the minority shareholders interest presented as a non controlling interest unaffected put is at the then current fair value at exercise date leaving the fair value risk to the NCI shareholder.

In this scenario the minority interest is twice presented: This presentation can be justified by the two roles the minorities play but I am afraid that this is understandable only for the 'happy few' who have written the related IFRS standards and those who have spent a major part of their professional life time trying to understand what the standard setters have tried to achieve.

I think it would have been easier to understand when the NCI would not have been part of equity and thus part of the debts. Unfortunately the Boards have decided differently and consequently introduced a high level of complexity. May be they reconsider as part of the post implementation review of IFRS 3.

Herwig Opsomer 12 March at Lets assume that "Company A" and the "target company" are both banks in a Basel III jurisdiction, and, in line with your suggestion, Company A recognizes the the liability gross and takes movements in the liability through equity. What would the treatment be for CET1 purposes - I assume that there would be no adjustment to neutralize the negative equity reserve?

A Complicator 14 May at Ideally the fair value of the deferred consideration should not vary too much if the acquirer did a good job of estimating the amount that it expected to pay in 3 years. The acquirer is allowed to factor in its wonderful yet reasonable growth plans resulting from synergies for the target in the calculation of the fair value of the amount that will be paid in 3 years. Any deviation from this discounted amount will be knock on wood minimal.

Any gain on the liability because synergies did not happen will likely be offset by a impairment on the goodwill or other assets. This is more of a failure to estimate what will be paid in three years.

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. Having trouble reading this image? Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them. Name is required to post a comment. Please enter a valid email address. Written put options on non-controlling interests — read this for the answer! The way I see it, this is where the tension lies: This is because, if the minority shareholders exercise their right to sell their shares back to the company, the group needs to have sufficient cash reserves on hand to settle the repurchase of shares; However, from an economic or shareholder value perspective, the majority shareholders are indifferent if the cash leaves the group.

Their value per share will remain unchanged if the group buys the shares back for fair value. Therefore it makes no sense that remeasurements on the liability are recognised in the income statement. What do you think about a simple answer to a not-so-simple problem?

Comments Two obvious reasons spring to mind: Gary, Does the problem not originate from the fact that 'minority shareholders' are considered part of equity? Good afternoon Gary Ideally the fair value of the deferred consideration should not vary too much if the acquirer did a good job of estimating the amount that it expected to pay in 3 years.

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