(5.) Consolidation methods
The financial statements of the German and foreign companies included in the consolidated financial statements were prepared using uniform accounting policies.
Business combinations are accounted for using the acquisition method in accordance with IFRS 3, with all hidden assets and liabilities disclosed. The assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities of the acquiree identified in accordance with IFRS 3 are measured at fair value at the acquisition date and offset against the purchase price of the acquisition in capital consolidation. The fair value of any assets and liabilities not acquired is reported under non-controlling interests.
Any excess of the purchase price over the value of acquired, remeasured equity is capitalised as goodwill and tested for impairment annually at the level of the cash-generating unit to which the goodwill is allocated. If the acquired equity exceeds the purchase price, the difference is reassessed and recognised in profit or loss. Intangible assets are recognised separately from goodwill if they can be separated from the company or result from a contractual or other right.
An increase in the shareholding in a controlled and thereby fully consolidated company is treated as a transaction between owners under IFRS 10 in the consolidated financial statements. Any resulting difference is recognised directly in retained earnings and allocated to the shareholders of WILO SE.
Intragroup sales, income, expenses, receivables, payables and contingent liabilities are eliminated. Profits and losses resulting from intragroup trading and recognised in inventories are eliminated. Any temporary differences arising on consolidation are accounted for by recognising deferred tax items as appropriate.