Accounting standards issued and not applied
Unless otherwise noted, the following new or revised standards and amendments as adopted by the IASB are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, with earlier application permitted. These new and revised accounting standards have not yet been adopted by CPPI and the Company does not plan to early adopt any of these standards.
Consolidation and interests in other entities
In May 2011, as part of its consolidation project, the IASB issued the following new suite of consolidation and related standards. The suite is intended to cover all aspects of interests in other entities from determination of how to account for interests in other entities to required disclosure of the interest in those entities. Early adoption is permitted provided that the entire suite of consolidation standards is adopted at the same time.
-- IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements, requires an entity to consolidate an investee when it has power over the investee, is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvements with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee. IFRS 10 replaces SIC-12, Consolidation - Special Purpose Entities, and parts of IAS 27, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements. IFRS 10 is not expected to have a material impact on amounts recorded in the financial statements of CPPI.-- IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements, redefines joint operations and joint ventures with a focus on the rights and obligations of an arrangement, rather than its legal form. The new Standard requires a venturer to classify its interest in a joint arrangement as a joint venture or joint operation. Joint ventures will be accounted for using the equity method of accounting, whereas for a joint operation the venturer will recognize its share of the assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses of the joint operation. IFRS 11 supersedes IAS 31, Interests in Joint Ventures, and SIC-13, Jointly Controlled Entities - Non-monetary Contributions by Venturers. IFRS 11 is not expected to have a material impact on amounts recorded in the financial statements of CPPI.-- IFRS 12, Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities, carries forward existing disclosure requirements and introduces additional disclosures that address the nature of, and risks associated with, an entity's interests in other entities. IFRS 12 is not expected to have a material impact on amounts recorded in the financial statements of CPPI.-- There have been amendments to existing standards, including IAS 27 (2011), Separate Financial Statements, and IAS 28 (2011), Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures. IAS 27 (2011) addresses accounting for subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates in non- consolidated financial statements. IAS 28 (2011) sets out the equity accounting for joint ventures and associates once the assessment of the arrangement has been made under IFRS 11. The amendments to IAS 27 and IAS 28 are not expected to have a material impact on amounts recorded in the financial statements of the Company.
-- IAS 19, Employee Benefits, has been amended to make changes to the recognition and measurement of defined benefit pension expense and termination benefits and to enhance the disclosure of all employee benefits. Pension benefit cost will be split between (i) the cost of benefits accrued in the current period (service cost) and benefit changes (past-service costs (including plan amendments, settlements and curtailments)); and (ii) finance expense or income. Interest cost and expected return on plan assets, which currently reflect different rates, will be replaced with a net interest amount that is calculated by applying one discount rate to the net defined benefit liability (asset). The principal impact on the Company of this portion of the amended Standard is expected to be an increase in net finance cost as the Company's return on plan assets will effectively be estimated at a lower rate. The amended Standard also requires immediate recognition of actuarial gains and losses in other comprehensive income as they arise, without subsequent recycling to net income. This is consistent with the Company's current accounting policy. In addition, under the amended Standard, the impact of plan amendments related to past service will no longer be recognized over a vesting period but instead will be recognized immediately in the period of a plan amendment. The amended Standard will result in an increase in operating income of approximately $1.1 million offset by an increase in finance expense of approximately $1.4 million in the 2012 comparative financial statements.