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SEGMENT REPORTING AASB 8 requires that ‘an entity shall disclosure information to enable users of its financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business activities in which it engages and the economic environments in which it operates’. [Para. 1] It consists of both a general theory part and an application part that involves researching on the disclosure practice of real-world Australian listed companies. Part 1: GENERAL a) In what ways can segment reporting (AASB 8) be seen as the opposite of consolidation accounting (AASB 10)? Do you think it is paradoxical to require both segment reporting and consolidation accounts in the same financial report? Part 2: APPLICATION – Highlands Pacific Limited(HIG) a) For HIG, describe the principal activities it engages in and of its various business components by referring to the ‘management discussion and analysis’ section(s) of the annual report. b) Critically evaluate the segment information disclosed in the annual report to ascertain if the disclosure practice of the company complies with the requirements of AASB 8 as regards the definition of ‘operating segments’ and ‘reportable segments’. [Hint: You may wish to verify the reportable segments disclosed by referring to the various quantitative thresholds adopted in AASB 8.] c) For each disclosed financial item, does the total of all the reportable segments equal to the corresponding consolidated figures for the whole group? What explains the differences between these two sets of numbers?

SEGMENT REPORTING

AASB 8 requires that ‘an entity shall disclosure information to enable users of its

financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business activities

in which it engages and the economic environments in which it operates’. [Para. 1]

It consists of both a general theory part and an application part that involves researching on the disclosure practice of real-world Australian listed companies.

Part 1: GENERAL

  1. a) In what ways can segment reporting (AASB 8) be seen as the opposite of consolidation

accounting (AASB 10)? Do you think it is paradoxical to require both segment reporting and consolidation accounts in the same financial report?

Part 2: APPLICATION – Highlands Pacific Limited(HIG)

 

  1. a) For HIG, describe the principal activities it engages in and of its various

business components by referring to the ‘management discussion and analysis’

section(s) of the annual report.

 

  1. b) Critically evaluate the segment information disclosed in the annual report to ascertain

if the disclosure practice of the company complies with the requirements of AASB 8 as

regards the definition of ‘operating segments’ and ‘reportable segments’. [Hint: You

may wish to verify the reportable segments disclosed by referring to the various

quantitative thresholds adopted in AASB 8.]

 

  1. c) For each disclosed financial item, does the total of all the reportable segments equal to

the corresponding consolidated figures for the whole group? What explains the

differences between these two sets of numbers?

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