Accounting Policies continued 1.3 Basis of consolidation (continued) The Group considers all facts and circumstances relevant to its involvement with an entity to evaluate whether control exists and assesses any changes to the facts and circumstances relevant to the entity and reassesses the consolidation requirements on a continuous basis. In assessing whether the Group has power over structured entities in which it has an interest, the Group considers factors such as the purpose and design of the investee; its practical ability to direct the relevant activities of the investee; the nature of its relationship with the investee; and the size of its exposure to the variability of returns of the investee. AFRICAN DAWN 41 ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Dates The Group financial statements include the assets, liabilities and results of the Company plus subsidiaries, including consolidated structured entities from the date control is established until the date that control ceases. Where a subsidiary has a reporting period that is different from that of the Group, the results of the subsidiary are adjusted to reflect a reporting period consistent with the Group’s reporting period. Where necessary, adjustments are made to the financial statements of subsidiaries to align any difference in accounting policies with those of the Group. Elimination Intragroup balances, transactions, income and expenses, and profits and losses are eliminated in preparation of the Group financial statements. Unrealised losses are not eliminated to the extent that they provide objective evidence of impairment. Changes in ownership interest in subsidiaries without change in control Transactions with non-controlling interests that do not result in the loss of control are accounted for as transactions with the owners in their capacity as owners. The difference between the fair value of any consideration paid or received and the relevant share acquired of the carrying value of net assets of the subsidiary is recorded in equity. Disposal of subsidiaries When the Group ceases to have control, any retained interest in the entity is remeasured to its fair value at the date that control is lost, with the change in the carrying amount being recognised in profit or loss. The fair value becomes the initial carrying amount for the purposes of subsequently accounting for the retained interest as an associate, joint venture or financial asset. In addition, any amounts previously recognised in other comprehensive income in respect of that entity are accounted for as if the Group had directly disposed of the related assets or liabilities. This may mean that amounts previously recognised in other comprehensive income are reclassified to profit or loss. Company - separate financial statements Investments in group companies are accounted for at cost less impairment losses in the Company financial statements. The carrying amounts of these investments are reviewed annually and impaired when necessary by applying policy described in policy note 1.13. At an intermediate parent level, consolidated financial statements are not prepared and investments in subsidiaries are therefore accounted for in terms of this policy. Business combinations The Group applies the acquisition method to account for business combinations. Consideration The consideration transferred for the acquisition of a subsidiary is the sum of the fair values of the assets transferred, the liabilities incurred to the former owners of the acquiree and the equity interests issued by the Group. The consideration transferred includes the fair value of any asset or liability resulting from a contingent consideration arrangement. The consideration transferred does not include amounts related to the settlement of pre-existing relationships. Such amounts are recognised separately in profit or loss. Costs related to the acquisition, other than those associated with the issue of debt or equity securities, that the Group incurs in connection with a business combination are expensed as incurred.
AFRICAN DAWN 2015 Annual Report
To see the actual publication please follow the link above