Diploma PLC – Annual report – 30 September 2020
3. Business Sector analysis
The Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) for the purposes of IFRS 8 is the CEO. The financial performance of the business Sectors are reported to the CODM on a monthly basis and this information is used to allocate resources on an appropriate basis.
For management reporting purposes, the Group is organised into three main reportable business Sectors: Life Sciences, Seals and Controls. These Sectors are the Group’s operating segments as defined by IFRS 8 and form the basis of the primary reporting format disclosures below. The CODM reviews discrete financial information at this operating segment level. The principal activities of each of these Sectors is described in the Strategic Report on pages 1 to 37. Sector revenue represents revenue from external customers; there is no inter-Sector revenue. Sector results, assets and liabilities include items directly attributable to a Sector, as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis.
Sector assets exclude cash and cash equivalents, deferred tax assets and corporate assets that cannot be allocated on a reasonable basis to a business Sector. Sector liabilities exclude borrowings (other than lease liabilities), retirement benefit obligations, deferred tax liabilities, acquisition liabilities and corporate liabilities that cannot be allocated on a reasonable basis to a business Sector. These items are shown collectively in the following analysis as “unallocated assets” and “unallocated liabilities”, respectively.
Other Sector information
Accrued income (“contract assets”) at 30 September 2020 of £0.9m (2019: £1.5m) and deferred revenue (“contract liabilities”) of £2.4m at 30 September 2020 (2019: £2.6m) are included in trade and other receivables (note 17) and trade and other payables (note 18), respectively.
4. Geographic segment analysis by origin
1 Non-current assets excludes deferred tax assets.