Subsequent measurement and accounting
In general, an acquirer shall subsequently measure and account for assets acquired, liabilities assumed or incurred and equity instruments issued in a business combination in accordance with other applicable Australian Accounting Standards for those items, depending on their nature. However, this Standard provides guidance on subsequently measuring and accounting for the following assets acquired, liabilities assumed or incurred and equity instruments issued in a business combination:
(a) reacquired rights;
(b) contingent liabilities recognised as of the acquisition date;
(c) indemnification assets; and
(d) contingent consideration.
Paragraph B63 provides related application guidance.
A reacquired right recognised as an intangible asset shall be amortised over the remaining contractual period of the contract in which the right was granted. An acquirer that subsequently sells a reacquired right to a third party shall include the carrying amount of the intangible asset in determining the gain or loss on the sale.
After initial recognition and until the liability is settled, cancelled or expires, the acquirer shall measure a contingent liability recognised in a business combination at the higher of:
(a) the amount that would be recognised in accordance with AASB 137; and
(b) the amount initially recognised less, if appropriate, the cumulative amount of income recognised in accordance with the principles of AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
This requirement does not apply to contracts accounted for in accordance with AASB 9.
At the end of each subsequent reporting period, the acquirer shall measure an indemnification asset that was recognised at the acquisition date on the same basis as the indemnified liability or asset, subject to any contractual limitations on its amount and, for an indemnification asset that is not subsequently measured at its fair value, management’s assessment of the collectibility of the indemnification asset. The acquirer shall derecognise the indemnification asset only when it collects the asset, sells it or otherwise loses the right to it.
Some changes in the fair value of contingent consideration that the acquirer recognises after the acquisition date may be the result of additional information that the acquirer obtained after that date about facts and circumstances that existed at the acquisition date. Such changes are measurement period adjustments in accordance with paragraphs 45–49. However, changes resulting from events after the acquisition date, such as meeting an earnings target, reaching a specified share price or reaching a milestone on a research and development project, are not measurement period adjustments. The acquirer shall account for changes in the fair value of contingent consideration that are not measurement period adjustments as follows:
(a) Contingent consideration classified as equity shall not be remeasured and its subsequent settlement shall be accounted for within equity.
(b) Other contingent consideration that:
(i) is within the scope of AASB 9 shall be measured at fair value at each reporting date and changes in fair value shall be recognised in profit or loss in accordance with AASB 9.
(ii) is not within the scope of AASB 9 shall be measured at fair value at each reporting date and changes in fair value shall be recognised in profit or loss.