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1 HUANG HUAI UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Lecture 5Intangible Assets (R &D, Goodwill, Patent, Brands)Dr Aziz Jaafar
2 Coverage Intangible assets Research and Development Goodwill Internally GeneratedPurchased Goodwill (Goodwill on Consolidation)Other intangible assetsPatent, trademark, copyright etc.
3 Accounting Standards IAS 38 (1998/revised 2003) – Intangible assets IAS 36, Impairment of AssetsIFRS 3 – Business CombinationsGoodwill on consolidation
4 Intangible AssetsAn identifiable nonmonetary asset without physical substance.Three critical attributes of an intangible asset are:Identifiability (Separable)control (power to obtain benefits from the asset)future economic benefits (such as revenues or reduced future costs)Examples of intangible assets include R & D computer software, licences, patents, brands and copyrights
5 Initial MeasurementAll intangible assets that meet the recognition criteria should be measured at cost [IAS38R.24]. The cost of an intangible asset is the fair value of the consideration given to acquire the asset.
6 Measurement subsequent to initial recognition Finite Useful Life - two options for subsequent measurement, cost or revaluation.Infinite Useful Life (No foreseeable limit to future expected economic benefits or service potential) - test of impairment review annually or when indication exists
7 Measurement subsequent to initial recognition Finite Useful Life:Revaluation ModelFair value determined by referring to active market (If no active market, use cost model)Cost ModelUseful LifeResidual ValueAmortisation methodReview above annually
9 Growth in R&D expenditure by sector across UK850 (2002-2006) Source: Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK
10 The top five UK companies in the pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector Source: Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK
11 The top five global companies in the pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector Source: Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK
12 Research definedIAS 38: Research is ‘original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding’Obtaining new knowledgeSearch for alternativesMaterialsProductsProcessesEvaluation of alternativesNot related directly to any of the company’s products or processesExpense in the year in which incurredNot to be carried forward in balance sheet
13 Development definedIAS 38 –Recognised as development if the entity can identify an intangible asset and demonstrate that the asset will generate probable future economic benefits.Application of research findings to a plan for production of new or substantially improvedProductsProcessesSystemsPrior to commencement of commercial production
14 IAS 38 – Development recognition criteria Capitalised if meet ALL the following conditions:Technical feasibilityIntention to complete and use or sellGenerate future economic benefitsExistence of market for asset or outputAvailability of adequate resources to completeTechnicalFinancialReliable measurement of costs possibleExpense if not recoverable from future revenue
15 Research & Development IFRS vs FASB Acct 5924/15/2017Research & Development IFRS vs FASBIFRSDevelopment costs must be capitalized and amortize if criteria are metCost to develop websites must be capitalized if criteria are met, including probably future economic benefitIn-process R&D acquired as part of business combination is capitalizedRevaluation is allowed although rareUS GAAPExpense R&D as incurredWebsite cost capitalization depends on phase of spending based on SOP 98-1 and/or FAS86IPR&D acquired as part of business combination is expensed immediatelyRevaluation is not allowedDefinitions from IFRS (direct quotes – IAS 38 para 8Development is the application of research findings or other knowledge to a plan or design for the production of new or substantially improved materials, devices, products, processes, systems or services before the start of commercial production or use.Research is original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding.Prepared by Teresa Gordon15
16 Goodwill Intangible assets Goodwill (premium) is created by good relationships between a business and its customers (internally generated):By reputation, i.e., high quality products, high standards of serviceBy responding promptly and helpfully to queries and complaintsThrough the personality of staff and attitudes to customersInternally generated goodwill is based onDirectors’ valuation of internal goodwill by valuingBusiness as a wholeSeparable assets
17 GoodwillValue of goodwill to a business might be extremely significant. However, goodwill (Internally generated), is not recognised in the accounts of a business at all! due to:Goodwill is inherent, it has not been paid for, and it does not have an ‘objective’ value.Goodwill changes from day to day, e.g., bad customer relations, retirement/resignation of good staff, etc.
18 Purchased Goodwill (Goodwill on Consolidation) Goodwill has an objective valuation when a business is sold.Purchased goodwill is based on transaction with third party at arm’s lengthGoodwill is recognised by the acquirer as an asset from the acquisition date and is initially measured as the excess of the cost of the business combination over the acquirer's share of the net fair values of the acquiree's identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities.Purchased goodwill should be capitalised as assets
19 Accounting for Goodwill Five alternative approaches:Permanent capitalisation: keeping the goodwill in the balance sheet unchanged (i.e., no amortisation and no impairment)Capitalisation with annual impairmentWriting off directly to reserves in the year of acquisitionWriting off directly to the income statement in the year of acquisitionAmortising the goodwill over its expected lifeIFRS 3 prohibits the amortisation of goodwill. Instead goodwill must be tested for impairment at least annually in accordance with IAS 36 Impairment of Assets
20 Purchased goodwill: amortise vs. write off Figure 17.1 Comparison of immediate write-off with amortisation of goodwill
21 Purchased goodwill Effect on reserves Comparison of immediate write-off with amortisation of goodwill
22 Goodwill Treatment in the UK SSAP 22 (1984) – allows two alternatives:Write-off immediately to reservesAmortise over useful lifeAlmost all UK companies used the first alternative, as it had no effect on reported profit. However, it reduced shareholders’ funds which could become negative.FRS 10 (1998) - requires goodwill to be capitalised and amortised over its useful life (20 years)IFRS 3 (2004) – treats goodwill as if it has an indefinite life. So, it tests goodwill annually for impairment.
23 Example: Rolls Royce plc. Rolls-Royce annual reports in 1995 and 1999:“Goodwill, which represents the excess of the value of the purchase consideration for shares in subsidiary and associated undertakings over the fair value to the Group of the net assets acquired, is written off to reserves in the year of acquisition.”(Rolls-Royce plc, Annual Report 1995, p. 37).“Goodwill represents the excess of the fair value of the purchase consideration for shares in subsidiary undertakings and joint ventures over the fair value to the Group of the net assets acquired. From January 1, 1998, goodwill has been recognised within fixed assets in the year which it arises and amortised on a straight-line basis over its useful economic life, up to a maximum of 20 years.”(Rolls-Royce plc, Annual Report 1999, p. 45)
24 Example: Rolls Royce plc. Purchased goodwillGoodwill represents the excess of the fair value of the purchase consideration for shares in subsidiary undertakings and joint ventures over the fair value to the Group of the net identifiable assets acquired.To December 31, 1997: Goodwill was written off to reserves in the year of acquisition.From January 1, 1998: Goodwill was recognised within intangible assets in the year in which it arose and amortised on a straight line basis over its useful economic life, up to a maximum of 20 years.From January 1, 2004, in accordance with IFRS 3 Business Combinations, goodwill is recognised as per (ii) above but is no longer amortised.(Rolls Royce plc. Annual Report, 2007)
25 Effect of IFRS 3The reported Royal Bank of Scotland restated basic earnings increase 10 per cent due to goodwill no longer being amortised.Vodafone - no longer has to charge £7.3 billion for amortisation of goodwill, the main contributor to turning a pre-tax loss of £2.2 billion for the six months to September 30, 2004 into a pre-tax profit of £4.5 billion.
26 Which goodwill treatment is correct? Permanent capitalisation, i.e., keeping the goodwill in the balance sheet unchanged – probably wrong as generally goodwill value will decline with time.Writing off directly to reserves in the year of acquisition – definitely wrong as the loss in value does not occur at acquisitionWriting off directly to the income statement in the year of acquisition – wrong as (again) the loss in value of the goodwill does not occur at acquisition.
27 Which goodwill treatment is correct? Amortising the goodwill over its expected life – probably the best approach but problems with (i). estimating useful life and (ii). method of amortising.Capitalisation with annual impairment – ‘balance sheet’ approach, consistent with Framework where “Expenses are recognised in Income Statement when a decrease in future economic benefits related to a decrease in asset…”. However, not consistent with IAS 38 – amortisation.
28 Other Intangible Assets Patent – a document granted by a government or an official authority bestowing on the inventor of a product or manufacturing process the exclusive right to use or sell the invention or rights to it. Duration of patent varies across countries (US – 17 years, France 20 years etc., UK must renew it every year after the 5th year for up to 20 years)Trademark – (trade name, brand, brand name) is a distinctive identification of manufactured products and/or services that distinguishes it from similar families of products or services provided by other parties.
29 Other Intangible Assets Copyright – provides the holder with exclusive rights to the publication, production, and sale of the rights for an intellectual creation, i.e., musical, artistic, literary or dramatic work. Usually, the protection is granted for the remaining life of the author plus 50 years.Franchises, Licensing agreements, Set-up costs, Computer software costs, Football player transfer fees.
30 Other Intangible Assets Accounting treatment under IAS 38Intangible assets with finite or indefinite useful lives:Finite useful life: amortisation over useful lifeIndefinite: impairment test
31 Impairment of non-financial assets An asset is impaired when its carrying amount will not be recovered from its continuing use or from its sale.Determine at each reporting date whether there is any indication that an asset is impaired
32 IAS36 – Indicators of impairment Acct 5924/15/2017IAS36 – Indicators of impairmentDecline in market value greater than expected as a result of normal use or passage of timeSignificant adverse changes affecting entity including economic, technological, legal environmentHigher interest rates which would make future cash flows less valuableEvidence of physical damage or obsolescencePlans to discontinue use, dispose of asset, etc.IAS36, para 12 selected quotesExternal sources of information (a) during the period, an asset’s market value has declined significantly more than would be expected as a result of the passage of time or normal use.(b) significant changes with an adverse effect on the entity have taken place during the period, or will take place in the near future, in the technological, market, economic or legal environment in which the entity operates or in the market to which an asset is dedicated.(c) market interest rates or other market rates of return on investments have increased during the period, and those increases are likely to affect the discount rate used in calculating an asset’s value in use and decrease the asset’s recoverable amount materially.(d) the carrying amount of the net assets of the entity is more than its market capitalisation.Internal sources of information (e) evidence is available of obsolescence or physical damage of an asset.(f) significant changes with an adverse effect on the entity have taken place during the period, or are expected to take place in the near future, in the extent to which, or manner in which, an asset is used or is expected to be used. These changes include the asset becoming idle, plans to discontinue or restructure the operation to which an asset belongs, plans to dispose of an asset before the previously expected date, and reassessing the useful life of an asset as finite rather than indefinite.2 (g) evidence is available from internal reporting that indicates that the economic performance of an asset is, or will be, worse than expected.13 The list in paragraph 12 is not exhaustive. An entity may identify other indications that an asset may be impaired and these would also require the entity to determine the asset’s recoverable amount or, in the case of goodwill, perform an impairment test in accordance with paragraphs 80–99. 14 Evidence from internal reporting that indicates that an asset may be impaired includes the existence of:cash flows for acquiring the asset, or subsequent cash needs for operating or maintaining it, that are significantly higher than those originally budgeted;actual net cash flows or operating profit or loss flowing from the asset that are significantly worse than those budgeted;a significant decline in budgeted net cash flows or operating profit, or a significant increase in budgeted loss, flowing from the asset; oroperating losses or net cash outflows for the asset, when current period amounts are aggregated with budgeted amounts for the future.15 As indicated in paragraph 10, this Standard requires an intangible asset with an indefinite useful life or not yet available for use and goodwill to be tested for impairment, at least annually. Apart from when the requirements in paragraph 10 apply, the concept of materiality applies in identifying whether the recoverable amount of an asset needs to be estimated. For example, if previous calculations show that an asset’s recoverable amount is significantly greater than its carrying amount, the entity need not re-estimate the asset’s recoverable amount if no events have occurred that would eliminate that difference. Similarly, previous analysis may show that an asset’s recoverable amount is not sensitive to one (or more) of the indications listed in paragraph 12.Prepared by Teresa Gordon32