Basis of presentation of summary consolidated financial statements

 

The summary consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements for preliminary reports, and the requirement of the Companies Act of South Africa applicable to summary financial statements. The Listings Requirements require preliminary reports to be prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and Financial Reporting Pronouncements as issued by Financial Reporting Standards Council, and to also, as a minimum, contain the information required by IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies applied in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements from which the summary financial statements were derived are in terms of IFRS.

With effect from July 1 2019 the group adopted IFRS 16 Leases (IFRS 16). IFRS 16 replaces IAS 17 Leases which requires that all operating leases, other than short-term and low-value leases, to be recorded on the statement of financial position in a similar manner to finance leases under IAS 17.

The group elected to adopt IFRS 16 using a modified retrospective approach. Under a modified retrospective approach, the group applies IFRS 16 from the beginning of July 1 2019 and has not restated prior-period financial information. The lease liability was measured using the present value of the remaining lease payments discounted at the incremental borrowing rates at July 1 2019. The right-of-use lease assets was measured as if IFRS 16 had always been applied (but using the incremental borrowing rates at July 1 2019). The cumulative effect of initially applying IFRS 16 has been recognised as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings on date of initial application (being July 1 2019).

Judgements and assumptions made by management in applying the related accounting policies for IFRS 16:

  • Lease discount rate – Except where a discount rate implicit in the lease has been stipulated in the lease agreement, the lease payments are discounted using the incremental borrowing rate. The calculation of an incremental borrowing rate requires significant judgement. The incremental borrowing rate is calculated as a function of a base rate, plus a credit spread, plus other adjustments. Other adjustments take into account the lease period, currency of the lease payments, lease duration, lease-specific adjustments such as asset class and security risk in relation to the asset.
  • Lease term – In determining the lease term, management considers all facts and circumstances that create an economic incentive to exercise an extension option, or not exercise a termination option. Extension options (or periods after termination options) are only included in the lease term if the lease is reasonably certain to be extended (or not terminated).

The group leases various leasehold property, vehicles and equipment as the need arises. Lease contracts are negotiated on an individual basis and contain a wide range of different terms and conditions. Extension and termination options are included in a number of leases across the group. These options are used to maximise operational flexibility in terms of managing lease contracts. The majority of extension and termination options held are exercisable only by the group and not by the respective lessor.

On transition to IFRS 16, the weighted average incremental borrowing rate applied to lease liabilities recognised under IFRS 16 was 6,4% for the group.

The adoption of the IFRS 16 from July 1 2019 complicates the comparison of the performance of financial years 2020 and 2019. In order to provide comparative information to assess the group’s performance, a pro forma condensed consolidated statement of profit or loss, pro forma summarised consolidated statement of financial position, pro forma summarised consolidated statement of cash flows and pro forma supplementary information regarding the currency effects of the translation of foreign operations on the group (the pro forma information) has been presented for the year ended June 30 2020.

With effect from July 1 2019 the group adopted IFRIC 23 – Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments (IFRIC 23). IFRIC 23 clarifies how the recognition and measurement requirements of IAS 12 Income Taxes are applied when there is uncertainty over income tax treatment. No additional current or deferred tax liabilities were recognised as a result of IFRIC 23.

Other than the adopted amendments above, the accounting policies are consistent with those accounting policies applied in the preparation of the previous consolidated annual financial statements.

Audit report

These summary consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 30 2020 have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., who expressed an unmodified opinion thereon. The auditor expressed an unmodified opinion on the annual consolidated financial statements from which these summary consolidated financial statements were derived.

A copy of the auditor’s report on the summary consolidated financial statements and of the auditor’s report on the annual consolidated financial statements are available for inspection on the company’s website and at the company’s registered office, together with the financial statements identified in the respective auditor’s reports.

The auditor’s report does not necessarily report on all of the information contained in this announcement. Shareholders are therefore advised that in order to obtain a full understanding of the nature of the auditor’s engagement they should obtain a copy of the auditor’s report together with the accompanying financial information from the issuer’s registered office.

PREPARER OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

These summary consolidated financial statements have been prepared by CAM Bishop CA(SA), under the supervision of DE Cleasby CA(SA) and were approved by the board of directors on August 25 2020.

The directors are responsible for the preparation of the preliminary report and the correct extraction of the financial information from the financial statements.

EXCHANGE RATES

The following exchange rates were used in the conversion of foreign interests and foreign transactions for the year ended:

  June 30  
  2020
Audited
    2019
Audited
 
Rand/Sterling           
    Closing rate  21,37     17,82  
    Average rate  19,73     18,35  
Rand/Euro           
    Closing rate  19,46     15,97  
    Average rate  17,31     16,18  
Rand/Australian Dollar          
    Closing rate  11,92     9,87  
    Average rate 10,50     10,14