1.1 Presentation of accounts
The 2017 consolidated semi-annual financial statements were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard IAS 34 on Interim Financial Reporting and conform to the Listing Rules as well as Article 17 of the Directive on Financial Reporting (DFR) of SIX Swiss Exchange. The same principles of accounting apply as for the 2016 consolidated financial statements. The scope of consolidation remained unchanged from 31 December 2016.
Since 1 January 2017, the following new or amended IFRS accounting standards and interpretations have been used in the consolidated financial statements for the first time:
These IFRS changes have no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.
Some new or amended IFRS standards and interpretations have been adopted by the IASB, but will only enter into force in a subsequent accounting period. With the exception of the standards described below, no material adjustments are expected.
The standard contains new principles for recognising revenue. Of particular significance for Allreal is at what point in time revenue and income on development property held for sales are recognised. In accordance with IAS 18 and IFRIC 15, revenue and income are currently recognised on transfer of ownership of individual development real estate units. Under certain circumstances, the new standard IFRS 15 provides that revenue and income are recognised by the percentage of completion method (POC) over the life of a project.
The standard sets out the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases. Long-term leases for properties fall under the scope of IFRS 16 and are to be recognised for the lessee’s right to use the asset.
A detailed analysis of the impact of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16 on the consolidated financial statements has not yet been made; it is not planned to apply the standard early. Apart from additional disclosure requirements, the remaining IFRS amendments are not expected to result in any material adjustments.
Seen over the course of the year, individual business activities of the Allreal Group are subject to fluctuations, in particular in the Projects & Development division – for instance, the planning and execution of construction projects or the sale of development real estate. In the first half of 2017, no unusual events occurred that had a material impact on the assets, financial position and earnings of the Allreal Group.
The 2017 consolidated semi-annual financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors of Allreal Holding AG on 22 August 2017.
1.2 Change in the calculation of diluted earnings per share
The method hitherto employed by Allreal to calculate diluted earnings per share was to adjust undiluted earnings for the amount of personnel expenses deferred for share-based reimbursements, which is not in compliance with IAS 33.
The method of calculation has therefore been adjusted accordingly, resulting in diluted earnings per share remaining unchanged year-on-year at CHF 4.39.
The method of calculating undiluted earnings per share is not affected by this change.