Boskalis Annual Report 2020




reassessment, the determined gain on a bargain purchase is immediately recognized in the statement of profit or loss.

3.4.1 CLASSIFICATION OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS The classification of financial assets is based on the nature and purpose of the financial asset in relation to the Groups’ business activities. Financial assets, amongst other trade receivables, that arise from the Groups’ business operations are held to receive the contractual cash flows. These assets are measured at amortized costs less any allowance for impairment of financial instruments. Except for derivatives, financial liabilities are measured at amortized cost. Derivatives are measured at fair value with measurement changes through profit or loss, with the exception of hedges (derivatives assigned to a hedged position) for which fair value changes are included in the cash flow hedge reserve. The Group uses derivatives to mitigate risks and assigns them to hedged positions. DERIVATIVES AND CASH FLOW HEDGING It is the policy of the Group to use cash flow hedges to cover all operational currency risks, which mainly relate to future cash flows from contracts which are denominated in currencies other than the relevant functional currency, if it is highly probable that such cash flows will be realized. Fuel price risks and interest rate risks relating to future cash flows can be hedged from time to time using specific derivatives. Hedge accounting is applied to the majority of cash flow hedges as follows. On initial designation of the hedge the Group documents the relationship between the hedging instrument(s) and hedged item(s), including amongst other the risk management objectives, hedge strategy and the methods that will be used to assess the effectiveness of the hedge. The Group makes an assessment, both at the inception of the hedge relationship and on an ongoing basis, of the economic relationship between the hedging instruments and the underlying risk. For a cash flow hedge of a forecast transaction, the transaction should be deemed highly probable to occur and present an exposure to cash flow variations that could ultimately affect reported net income. including results realized on the ‘rolling forward’ of existing hedges as a result of differences between the duration of the hedges concerned and the underlying cash flows – will be directly added or charged to the hedging reserve in group equity, taking into account the applicable taxation. If a cash flow hedge expires, is closed or settled, or if the hedge relationship with the underlying cash flows can no longer be considered effective, the accumulated result will continue to be recognized in group equity as long as the underlying cash flow is still expected to take place. If and when the underlying cash flow actually takes place, the accumulated result is included directly in the Statement of Profit or Loss. Movements in the market value of cash flow hedges to which no hedge accounting is applied (ineffective cash flow hedges and the ineffective portion of effective cash flow hedges) are included in the Statement of Profit or Loss for the reporting period. Results from settled cash flow hedges and movements in the market value of ineffective cash flow hedges insofar these relate to non-current receivables, loans and other borrowings 3.4.2 The application of hedge accounting means that movements in the market value of cash flow hedges not yet settled –

The consideration transferred does not include amounts related to the settlement of pre-existing relationships. Such amounts are recognized in the statement of profit or loss. Costs related to the acquisition, other than those associated with the issue of debt or equity securities, that the Group incurs in connection with a business combination are expensed as incurred. A newly acquired non-controlling interest is valued at either the fair value or the proportionate share of the fair value of the acquired asset and liabilities, determined per transaction. Accounting for acquisitions of non-controlling interests Acquisitions of non-controlling interests are accounted for as transactions with owners in their capacity as owners and therefore no goodwill is recognized as a result of such transactions. FOREIGN CURRENCIES The assets and liabilities of foreign Group companies and joint operations that are denominated in functional currencies other than the euro are translated at the exchange rates as at the end of the reporting period. The statement of profit or loss items of the foreign Group companies and joint operations concerned have been translated at average exchange rates. Resulting currency translation differences are added or charged directly to the currency translation reserve in group equity. Exchange rate differences as a result of operational transactions are included in the Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss for the reporting period. At the end of each reporting period monetary items denominated in foreign currencies are translated at the rates prevailing at that date. The foreign currency gain or loss on monetary items is the difference between amortized cost in the functional currency at the beginning of the year, adjusted for effective interest and payments during the year, and the amortized cost in foreign currency translated at the exchange rate at the end of the year. Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are translated using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Foreign currency differences on non-current receivables, loans and other borrowings are recognized as finance income and expenses with the exception of differences resulting from financial instruments assigned to a hedged position (see section 3.4.3). Joint ventures and associates with a functional currency other than the presentation currency of the Group are translated according to the aforementioned method, taking into account that assets and liabilities of these interests are not consolidated.


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