IFRS 16 adopted, policies, judgements and estimates, property company, exemption in para 56 taken for investment property

Aldar Properties PJSC – Annual report – 31 December 2016

Industry: Real estate

2 NEW AND REVISED INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS) (extract)

2.1 STANDARDS ISSUED AND ADOPTED (extract)

The Group applied certain standards, interpretations and amendments for the first time, which are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016. The Group has opted for the early adoption of IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ resulting in a change in the policy of the Group in relation to its lease contracts as lessee. The Group has not early adopted any other standard, interpretation or amendment that has been issued but is not yet effective.

The application of these new standards, interpretation and amendment, other than IFRS 16, did not have a material impact on the annual consolidated financial statements of the Group. The nature and the impact of each new standard, interpretation and amendment is described below:

IFRS 16 Leases

IFRS 16 ‘Leases’ was issued in January 2016 and is effective for annual periods commencing on or after 1 January 2019, with early adoption permitted.

IFRS 16 introduces a single lessee accounting model and requires a lessee to recognise assets and liabilities for all leases with a term of more than twelve months, unless the underlying asset is of low value. A lessee is required to recognise a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying leased asset and a lease liability representing its obligation to make lease payments. A lessee measures right-of-use assets similarly to other non-financial assets (such as property, plant and equipment) and lease liabilities similarly to other financial liabilities.

As a consequence, a lessee recognises depreciation of the right-of-use asset and interest on the lease liability, and also classifies cash repayments of the lease liability into a principal portion and an interest portion and presents them in the statement of cash flows applying IAS 7 ‘Statement of Cash Flows’.

IFRS 16 substantially carries forward the lessor accounting requirements of the superseded IAS 17. Accordingly, a lessor continues to classify its leases as operating leases or finance leases, and to account for those two types of leases differently.

The Group has reviewed the impact of IFRS 16 on all its contracts that are, or that contain leases and has elected to early adopt IFRS 16, with effect from 1 January 2016. The Group has opted for the modified retrospective application permitted by IFRS 16 upon adoption of the new standard. Accordingly, the standard has been applied for the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 only (i.e. the initial application period). Modified retrospective application requires the recognition of the cumulative impact of adoption of IFRS 16 on all contracts as at 1 January 2016 in equity.

The details of adjustments to opening retained earnings and other account balances as at 1 January 2016 is detailed below.

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Modified retrospective application of IFRS 16 also requires the Group to recognise a lease liability at the date of initial application for leases previously classified as an operating lease under the superseded IAS 17 measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the Group’s incremental borrowing rate at the date of initial application. The Group has used a 4.5% weighted average incremental borrowing rate for determination of present value of the remaining lease payments. The right-of-use assets have been recognised at an amount equal to the lease liability, adjusted by the amount of any prepaid or accrued lease payments relating to that lease recognised in the statement of financial position immediately before the date of initial application.

Based on the allowed practical expedients under IFRS 16, the Group has elected not to apply the requirements of IFRS 16 in respect of recognition of lease liability and right-of-use asset to leases for which the lease term ends within twelve months of initial application.

3 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (extract)

3.8 LEASES

At inception of a contract, the Group assesses whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. A contract is, or contains, a lease if the contract conveys the right to control the use of an identified asset for a period of time in exchange for consideration.

For a contract that is, or contains, a lease, the Group accounts for each lease component within the contract as a lease separately from non-lease components of the contract.

The Group determines the lease term as the non-cancellable period of a lease, together with both:

a)  periods covered by an option to extend the lease if the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise that option; and

b) periods covered by an option to terminate the lease if the lessee is reasonably certain not to exercise that option.

In assessing whether a lessee is reasonably certain to exercise an option to extend a lease, or not to exercise an option to terminate a lease, the Group considers all relevant facts and circumstances that create an economic incentive for the lessee to exercise the option to extend the lease, or not to exercise the option to terminate the lease. The Group revises the lease term if there is a change in the non-cancellable period of a lease. 

The Group as a lessee

For a contract that contains a lease component and one or more additional lease or non-lease components, the Group allocates the consideration in the contract to each lease component on the basis of the relative stand-alone price of the lease component and the aggregate stand-alone price of the non-lease components.

The relative stand-alone price of lease and non-lease components is determined on the basis of the price the lessor, or a similar supplier, would charge an entity for that component, or a similar component, separately. If an observable stand-alone price is not readily available, the Group estimates the stand-alone price, maximising the use of observable information.

The non-lease components are accounted for in accordance with the Group’s policies.

For determination of the lease term, the Group reassesses whether it is reasonably certain to exercise an extension option, or not to exercise a termination option, upon the occurrence of either a significant event or a significant change in circumstances that:

a) is within the control of the Group; and

b) affects whether the Group is reasonably certain to exercise an option not previously included in its determination of the lease term, or not to exercise an option previously included in its determination of the lease term.

At the commencement date, the Group recognises a right-of-use asset and a lease liability under the lease contract.

Lease liability

Lease liability is initially recognised at the present value of the lease payments that are not paid at the commencement date. The lease payments are discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease, if that rate can be readily determined. If that rate cannot be readily determined, the Group uses its incremental borrowing rate.

After initial recognition, the lease liability is measured by (a) increasing the carrying amount to reflect interest on the lease liability; (b) reducing the carrying amount to reflect the lease payments made; and (c) remeasuring the carrying amount to reflect any reassessment or lease modifications or to reflect revised in-substance fixed lease payments.

Where, (a) there is a change in the lease term as a result of reassessment of certainty to exercise an exercise option, or not to exercise a termination option as discussed above; or (b) there is a change in the assessment of an option to purchase the underlying asset, assessed considering the events and circumstances in the context of a purchase option, the Group remeasures the lease liabilities to reflect changes to lease payments by discounting the revised lease payments using a revised discount rate. The Group determines the revised discount rate as the interest rate implicit in the lease for the remainder of the lease term, if that rate can be readily determined, or the its incremental borrowing rate at the date of reassessment, if the interest rate implicit in the lease cannot be readily determined.

Where, (a) there is a change in the amounts expected to be payable under a residual value guarantee; or (b) there is a change in future lease payments resulting from a change in an index or a rate used to determine those payments, including a change to reflect changes in market rental rates following a market rent review, the Group remeasures the lease liabilities by discounting the revised lease payments using an unchanged discount rate, unless the change in lease payments results from a change in floating interest rates. In such case, the Group use a revised discount rate that reflects changes in the interest rate.

The Group recognises the amount of the re-measurement of lease liability as an adjustment to the right-of-use asset. Where the carrying amount of the right-of-use asset is reduced to zero and there is a further reduction in the measurement of the lease liability, the Group recognises any remaining amount of the re-measurement in profit or loss.

The Group accounts for a lease modification as a separate lease if both:

a) the modification increases the scope of the lease by adding the right to use one or more underlying assets; and

b) the consideration for the lease increases by an amount commensurate with the stand-alone price for the increase in scope and any appropriate adjustments to that stand-alone price to reflect the circumstances of the particular contract.

Lease modifications that are not accounted for as a separate, lease the Group, at the effective date of the lease modification: (a) allocates the consideration in the modified contract; (b) determines the lease term of the modified lease; and (c) remeasures the lease liability by discounting the revised lease payments using a revised discount rate.

The revised discount rate is determined as the interest rate implicit in the lease for the remainder of the lease term, if that rate can be readily determined, or the lessee’s incremental borrowing rate at the effective date of the modification, if the interest rate implicit in the lease cannot be readily determined.

Right-of-use assets

The right-of-use asset is initially recognised at cost comprising of:

a) amount of the initial measurement of the lease liability;

b) any lease payments made at or before the commencement date, less any lease incentives received;

c) any initial direct costs incurred by the Group; and

d) an estimate of costs to be incurred by the Group in dismantling and removing the underlying asset, restoring the site on which it is located or restoring the underlying asset to the condition required by the terms and conditions of the lease. These costs are recognised as part of the cost of right-of-use asset when the Group incurs an obligation for these costs. The obligation for these costs are incurred either at the commencement date or as a consequence of having used the underlying asset during a particular period.

After initial recognition, the Group applies fair value model to right-of-use assets that meet the definition of investment property.

4 CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGMENTS AND KEY SOURCES OF ESTIMATION UNCERTAINTY (extract)

4.1 CRITICAL JUDGMENTS IN APPLYING ACCOUNTING POLICIES (extract)

Discount rate used for initial measurement of lease liability

The Group, as a lessee, measures the lease liability at the present value of the unpaid lease payments at the commencement date. The lease payments are discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease, if that rate can be readily determined. If that rate cannot be readily determined, the Group uses its incremental borrowing rate.

Incremental borrowing rate is the rate of interest that the Group would have to pay to borrow over a similar term, and with a similar security, the funds necessary to obtain an asset of a similar value to the right-of-use assets in similar economic environment.

The Group determines its incremental borrowing rate with reference to its existing and historical cost of borrowing adjusted for the term and security against such borrowing.

7 INVESTMENT PROPERTIES (extract)

Investment properties comprise completed properties (buildings and retail centres) and properties under development. The movement during the year is as follows:

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(i) These represent right-to-use assets amounting to AED 331.4 million recorded under the fair value model.

[Note: the above extract is not intended to illustrate all the disclosures required by IFRS 16, for example, in respect of a lessor’s operating leases, the paragraph 97 requirement for a maturity analysis of lease payments, showing the undiscounted lease payments to be received on an annual basis for a minimum of each of the first five years and a total of the amounts for the remaining years.]

 

 

 

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