Half year report, IAS 29, hyperinflation in Turkey


Vodafone Group Plc – Half year report – 30 September 2022

Industry: telecoms

1 Basis of preparation (extract)

Basis of preparation changes adopted on 1 April 2022 – Hyperinflation in Turkey

As anticipated in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2022 and communicated in the Q1 trading update, Turkey met the requirements to be designated as a hyperinflationary economy under IAS 29 ‘Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies’ in the quarter ended 30 June 2022. The Group has therefore applied hyperinflationary accounting, as specified in IAS 29, at its Turkish operations whose functional currency is the Turkish lira for the reporting period commencing 1 April 2022. This resulted in an opening balance adjustment of €565 million to consolidated equity.

In accordance with IAS 21 ‘The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates’, comparative amounts are not restated.

Turkish lira results and non-monetary asset and liability balances for the six months ended 30 September 2022 have been revalued to their present value equivalent local currency amount as at 30 September 2022, based on an inflation index, before translation to euros at the reporting date exchange rate of €1:18.16 TRL. The gain or loss on net monetary assets resulting from IAS 29 application is recognised in the income statement within Other income.

The Group also presents the gain or loss on cash and cash equivalents as monetary items together with the effect of inflation on operating, investing and financing cash flows as one number in the consolidated statement of cash flows.

The Group has presented the IAS 29 opening balance adjustment to net assets within currency reserves in equity. Subsequent IAS 29 equity restatement effects and the impact of currency movements are presented within other comprehensive income because such amounts are judged to meet the definition of ‘exchange differences’.

The inflation index selected to reflect the change in purchasing power was the consumer price index (CPI) issued by the Turkish Statistical Institute which has risen by 24% in the six months to 30 September 2022.

The main impacts on the consolidated financial statements for the six months ended 30 September 2022 of the aforementioned adjustments are shown below.