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Ind AS Annual report card

Comprehensive Ind AS Annual report card: Critical analysis & takeaways

India Inc. has finally implemented internationally recognised accounting norms i.e. accounting standards converged with IFRS (Ind AS) after almost a decade of efforts by several authorities. The transition was a long path encompassing and sorting challenges on various fronts, accounting and regulatory.

As the Phase I companies reported their first Ind AS financial statements for FY 2016-17 with restated comparatives under Ind AS for FY 2015-16, the path to transition was seen as a mix of – (a) challenges to deal with changed accounting norms and (b) opportunities to reflect accounting positions basis their substance rather than legal form.

Key takeaways from this report are:

  • Profitability dwindled by a whopping Rs. 13,680 crore or an average 6.2 per cent.
  • Net worth of these companies increased by 1.7 per cent as a result of the transition.
  • Telecom, Infrastructure, Logistics, Real Estate and Services have witnessed 5-10 per cent decline in their net worth.
  • Manufacturing, Media, Automotive and Retail have reported a 5-10 per cent increase in their net worth.

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