Segmental information is a way of increasing transparency in financial statements prepared for investors and creditors, especially for areas of the business that are significant and drive the entity’s overall business strategy. IFRS 8 ‘Operating Segments’ requires this information that is provided to management to be disclosed in the annual financial statements, so that investors and other users of entities’ financial statements can review an entity’s operations from the same perspective.

Our ‘Insights into IFRS 8’ series is designed to illustrate how IFRS 8 should be applied and it provides guidance and insight in some problematic areas. We also include several examples illustrating the Standard’s requirements. This article sets out example disclosures of segment information.

Included in this article are illustrative disclosures under IFRS 8 for a fictional entity Illustrative Corporation Ltd and its subsidiaries (the Group) – a fictional consulting, service and retail entity that has been preparing IFRS consolidated financial statements for several years.

IFRS 8 requires each operating segment item to be disclosed using the same measures reported to the chief operating decision maker (ie based on internal management information).


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Insights into IFRS 8
Insights into IFRS 8
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