IFRS 15, future effects of new standard, paras B30-B32, warranties, expected effects quantified

China Yuchai International Limited – Annual report – 31 December 2017

  1. Basis of preparation and accounting policies (extract)

2.5 Standards issued but not yet effective (extract)

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

IFRS 15 was issued in May 2014 and amended in April 2016, establishes a five-step model to account for revenue arising from contracts with customers. Under IFRS 15, revenue is recognized at an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to a customer.

The new revenue standard will supersede all current revenue recognition requirements under IFRS. Either a full retrospective application or a modified retrospective application is required for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Group plans to adopt the new standard on the required effective date using the full retrospective method.

The Group has performed a preliminary impact assessment of IFRS 15 based on currently available information. This assessment may be subject to changes arising from ongoing analysis.

The Group expects the following impact upon the adoption of IFRS 15:

(a) Warranty obligation

The Group provides certain warranties for both general repairs and maintenance services as part of the sales of goods. For general repairs, such warranties will be assurance-type warranties which will continue to be accounted for under IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets consistent with its current practice. For maintenance services, under IFRS 15, such warranties will be accounted for as service-type warranties and, therefore, will be accounted for as a separate performance obligation for which the Group will allocate a portion of the transaction price to this performance obligation.

Upon the adoption of IFRS 15, the Group expects to record an adjustment to the consolidated statement of profit or loss for the financial year ended December 31, 2017 with a decrease in selling and distribution expenses by RMB 195.9 million (US$31.0 million), a decrease in revenue by RMB 21.1 million (US$3.3 million) and an increase in cost of sales by RMB 176.8 million (US$27.9 million). The Group also expects to record an adjustment to the consolidated statement of financial position as at December 31, 2017 with a decrease in provision for product warranty by RMB 19.1 million (US$3.1million), an increase in contract liability by RMB 21.1 million (US$3.3 million) and a decrease in retained earnings as at January 1, 2017 by RMB 5.3 million (US$0.8 million).

(b) Variable consideration

  • Volume rebates and trade discounts

The Group provides volume rebates or trade discount to its customers. Currently, the Group recognizes revenue from the sale of goods measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable, net of volume rebates and trade discounts. Under its existing accounting policy, the Group estimates the expected volume rebates or trade discount using the expected amount of rebates approach and included them in accruals.

IFRS 15 requires the estimated variable consideration to be constrained to prevent over-recognition of revenue. The Group has closely monitored and assessed the provision for volume rebates and trade discounts and does not expect material impact in revenue recognition.

  • Rights of return

Under IFRS 15, an entity estimates the transaction price and recognizes revenue based on the amounts to which the entity expects to be entitled through the end of the return period, and recognize such amount of expected returns as a refund liability, representing its obligation to return the customer’s consideration.

To assess the impact in this regard, the Group has collated the statistics of actual sales return incurred for the past years. Based on the historical records and management estimates, the Group believes the effect from the sales with a right of return on adoption of IFRS 15 is insignificant to the overall financial results of the Group.

(c) Performance obligation

Under IAS 18 Revenue, the sale of a certain intangible asset amounting to RMB 115.2 million (US$18.2 million) was recognized in 2017 as other income, as the requirement for the production milestone was fulfilled.

With the adoption of IFRS 15, management has reviewed and concluded that the Group had significantly performed its obligations in 2015. Therefore, upon the adoption of IFRS 15, it will result in a decrease in other operating income of RMB 115.2 million (US$18.2 million) and tax expense of RMB 26.0 million (US$4.1 million) for the financial year ended December 31, 2017, and a corresponding increase in retained earnings of RMB 89.2 million (US$14.1 million) as at January 1, 2017.

(d) Presentation and disclosure requirements

The presentation and disclosure requirements in IFRS 15 are more detailed than under current IFRS. The presentation requirements represent a significant change from current practice and significantly increases the volume of disclosures required in the Group’s financial statements. Many of the disclosure requirements in IFRS 15 are new and the Group has assessed that the impact of some of these disclosures requirements will be significant. In particular, the Group expects that the notes to the financial statements will be expanded because of the disclosure of significant judgements made: when determining the transaction price of those contracts that include variable consideration, how the transaction price has been allocated to the performance obligations, and the assumptions made to estimate the stand-alone selling prices of each performance obligation. Also, extended disclosures are expected as a result of the significant judgement made when assessing the contracts where the Group has concluded that: it acts as an agent instead of a principal, there is a significant financing component, and service-type warranties are provided. In addition, as required by IFRS 15, the Group will disaggregate revenue recognized from contracts with customers into categories that depict how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. It will also disclose information about the relationship between the disclosure of disaggregated revenue and revenue information disclosed for each reportable segment. In 2017, the Group continued testing of appropriate systems, internal controls, policies and procedures necessary to collect and disclose the required information.

In summary, with the adoption of IFRS 15, the Group expects to record a decrease in its selling and distribution expenses by RMB 195.9 million (US$31.0 million), a decrease in revenue by RMB 21.1 million (US$3.3 million), a decrease in other operating income by RMB 115.2 million (US$18.2 million), a decrease in tax expense by RMB 26.0 million (US$ 4.1 million) and an increase in cost of sales by RMB 176.8 million (US$27.9 million) to its consolidated statement of profit or loss for the financial year ended December 31, 2017. The Group also expects to record a decrease in provision for product warranty by RMB 19.1 million (US$3.1 million), an increase in contract liability by RMB 21.1 million (US$3.3 million) and an increase in retained earnings by RMB 83.9 million (US$ 13.3 million) as at January 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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