Wärtsilä Financial Statements Bulletin 2014
This financial statements bulletin is prepared in accordance with IAS 34 (Interim Financial Reporting) using the same accounting policies and methods of computation as in the annual financial statements for 2013, except for the IFRS amendments stated below. All figures in the accounts have been rounded and consequently the sum of individual figures can deviate from the presented sum figure.
Use of estimates
The preparation of the financial statements in accordance with IFRS requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the valuation of the reported assets and liabilities and other information, such as contingent liabilities and the recognition of income and expenses in the statement of income. Although the estimates are based on the management’s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results may differ from the estimates.
Wärtsilä Corporation has applied as from 1 January 2014 the following new and amended standards that have come into effect.
- IFRS 12 Disclosures of Interests in Other Entities and subsequent amendments (in the EU effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2014): IFRS 12 includes the disclosure requirements for all forms of interests in other entities, including associates, joint arrangements, structured entities and other off-balance sheet vehicles. The new standard expanded the notes the Group provides for its interests in other entities.
- IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (revised 2011) (in the EU effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2014): Following the issue of IFRS 11 the revised IAS 28 includes the requirements for joint ventures, as well as associates, to be equity accounted. The revised standard had no significant impact on consolidated financial statements.
- Amendments to IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation (effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2014): The amendments provide clarifications on the application of presentation requirements for offsetting financial assets and financial liabilities on the statement of financial position and give more related application guidance. The amendments had no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.
- Amendments to IAS 36 Impairment of Assets (effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2014): The objective of the amendments is to clarify that the scope of the disclosures of information about the recoverable amount of assets, where that amount is based on fair value less costs of disposal, is limited to impaired assets. The amended standard had no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.
- IFRIC 21 Levies (effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2014; in the EU to be applied at the latest, as from the commencement date of its first financial year starting on or after 17 June 2014): The interpretation clarifies the accounting treatment of levies. A liability for a levy is recognised when the activity that triggers payment, as identified by the relevant legislation, occurs. The interpretation is applicable to all levies other than income taxes, fines, penalties and outflows that are in scope of other standards. The interpretation had no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.
The standards have been approved for application in the EU.
Wärtsilä Corporation has not yet adopted the following new and amended standards and interpretations already issued by the IASB. The Group will adopt them as of the effective date or, if the date is other than the first day of the financial year, from the beginning of the subsequent financial year.
- Amendment to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements: Disclosure Initiative* (effective for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2016). The amendments are designed to encourage companies to apply judgement in determining what information to disclose in the financial statements. For example, the amendments clarify the application of the materiality concept and judgement when determining where and in what order information is presented in the financial disclosures. The interpretation had no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.
* Not yet endorsed for use by the European Union as of 31 December 2014.
The annual figures in this financial statements bulletin are audited.
Comparison figures related to the statement of income have been restated due to the two-stroke business being classified as discontinued operations.