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IFRS 2 Share-Based Payment

The determination of whether a change in terms and conditions has an effect on the amount recognised depends on whether the fair value of the new instruments is greater than the fair value of the original instruments both determined at the modification date. For very simple reason: In contrast, Issue requires that grants of share options and other equity instruments to nonemployees be measured at the earlier of 1 the date at which a commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached or 2 the date at which the counterparty's performance is complete. Snowia May 31, at The adjustment to reflect this change is presented in the opening balance of retained earnings for the earliest period presented. Emadeldin Farag December 16, at

IFRS 2 requires an entity to recognise share-based payment transactions (such as granted shares, share options, or share appreciation rights) in its financial statements, including transactions with employees or other parties to be settled in cash, other assets, or equity instruments of the entity. Specific requirements are included for equity-settled .

Why IFRS 2?

Basically, when possible, the fair value should be based on the market prices if available. If not, then it is acceptable to use some valuation technique for example, share option pricing model. Modification of the terms on which equity instruments were granted depends on the fair value of the new equity instruments:. If an entity cancels or settles the equity instruments, then it is recognized as an acceleration of the vesting period and any remaining unrecognized amount is recognized immediately.

Similarly as in the equity-settled share-based payment transaction, the goods or services received are measured at the fair value of the liability. The fair value of the liability has to be remeasured at each reporting date until this liability is settled and any changes of fair value are recognized in profit or loss.

Vesting conditions are treated in the similar manner as in the equity-settled share-based payment transactions. Want to dive deeper into IFRS? Please leave this field empty. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. Please check your inbox to confirm your subscription.

All articles of IFRSbox is very useful , easy to understand and presnted in a very constuctive way. This type of arrangement is cash-settled share-based payment transaction.

Hi Snowia, please could you rearrange your question? I did not understand the last sentence. Are you asking me how to record cash-settled SBP with employees? Or how to measure that? Hello, Singh, well, sorry for the confusion, I try to clarify: Grant date is simply a date when the entity granted future payments to employees, suppliers whomever.

When I write about grant date, I am referring to WHEN an entity should recognize share based payment or whatever is necessary. Option pricing model uses many variables such as current share price, days to maturity etc.

You should not be examined to apply option pricing model. For example if the company has a 3-year equity settled share base payment plan that vests at end of yr-3 and decides to cancel it after 3 years, do you still record the total expense? This is such a great website. Thanks for such a simple explanation. Can you please also share some insight on equity settled SBP with cash alternative. How to report them in financial statement and how to measure them. I would like to ask why you mention that its hard to measure the value of services of the employees since they have their salary rates?

I simply disagree with it. It can be done by external company for CU per month, or by your internal employee for CU per month. Also, the transaction between companies in the group often do not happen at fair value.

Dear Sylvia Can rights issue to the employees is a share based payment? Hiras, IFRS 2 does not apply to transactions with employees purely in their capacity as shareholders. So if the company raises funds through rights issue whereby all shareholders including employees can acquire additional shares for less than the current fair value of the shares — this is not a share-based payment transaction. You need to assess carefully. This is very helpful!

I am on my way to the office to have my presentation and your illustrations and summary must be shared to the team. Hi Silvia, Thank you very much for your articles, always presented in the most simplistic way. I have a question I was hopping to get your views on. If a company grants shares to senior management that are at a very deep discount, i.

Also I must add that the company has a call option to buy these share back say in the next 5 to 6 year. I have a question. When a parent grants an option to its equity instruments to the employees of its subsidiary the subsidiary will treat it as an equity settled share based payment transaction as the liability of the award rests with the parent and will record the following entry:. The question is that what will be the corresponding debit entry in the books of the parent?

Hi Silvia, I have seen it for the first time its a good website. Kindly respond and once again I really appreciate your efforts, thanks. Could you provide with some practical questions related to all the standards. It will be very useful to us. Hi Chhaya, thank you! Hi, Thanks for sharing useful information. I have a question regarding IFRS 2 , please share your views. An entity enters into a transaction with another party for purchase of asset involving a share based payment in which counterparty has a choice of settlement either in cash or shares.

In such a case there are two issues as follows for your guidance. If the value of the liability based on share price at the time of transaction is less than the fair value of asset, what would be treatment of difference? If the value of liability based on share price at the time of transaction is more than fair value of asset then what would be treatment of difference??

Dear Ziafat, are you sure that this transaction is a share-based payment? Oh, I see now. But now I understand that the buyer is buying an asset and pays with share-based payment, is that right? If this is the case, let me tell you that subsequently, it does not matter whether the FV of a liability is greater or lower than an asset purchased with share-based payment.

Maybe there are some other conditions in the contract that link these 2 things together — it would be different then. Maybe you should clarify your question further. Suppose a plant is acquired with fair value of cu 50 million, value of liability at acquisition date calculated based on share based is: Cu 52 milliont 2. What would be treatment of differencs in above cases at the trane date. Please be informed the vendor has both the options i. Do we take impact of favorable modifications in the option scheme if a performance market condition is attached or is it only for non market performance and service condition.

Maybe if you ask more specifically, I would be able to give a quick reply. If a company issues say employees on 1 Dec shares as a bonus for past services with no further vesting conditions. Dear Sharon, in the case of employees, the fair value of services received is not readily determinable in most cases. Therefore, you should use the fair value of shares granted at the grant date. And, to set the fair value of shares granted, there are various pricing models, market value if available , and other methods depending on your own circumstances.

Hi Silvia, I Need help on this question. On 1 April , Kappa granted options to employees to subscribe for shares each in Kappa on 31 March , providing the employees still worked for Kappa at that time. In the year ended 31 March , ten of these employees left Kappa and at 31 March , Kappa expected that 20 more would leave in the three-year period from 1 April to 31 March Therefore, on 1 April Kappa amended the exercise price of the original options.

Could you please help me to understand why we will recognize option expenses and simultaneously increase Equity when company already cancelled it. Thanks for sharing us z summary of IFRS 2.

Share based mode of payment is a common practice in vountry. Sylvia in recognition criteria you mentioned that when goods or services received shall be recognised as expense unless they qualify to be recognised as assets what does that mean. If the share scheme is classified as equity settled on a group level, but cash settled on a subsidiary level, what will the journals between the group and subsidiary be?

Infect i missed a very important lecture related to IFRS 2. After watching this video and reading this article things are much better now. Hi Silivia, After a vasting period how the cash and share based payment should be settled in Accounts what entries should we make.

While going through this article and other reference material regarding IFRS 2, I have a few questions in my mind. First is how fair value in case of market condition considers the changes in market price and if the entity knows that target market price will not be achieved then why it continues to record the expense and then eventually transfers it to other equity. Why the entity records the expense at the first place itself.?

Looking forward to hear from you. Hi Silivia, How to decide the nos. Accounting for cash-settled share-based payment transactions that include a performance condition. Until now, IFRS 2 contained no guidance on how vesting conditions affect the fair value of liabilities for cash-settled share-based payments.

IASB has now added guidance that introduces accounting requirements for cash-settled share-based payments that follows the same approach as used for equity-settled share-based payments. IASB has introduced an exception into IFRS 2 so that a share-based payment where the entity settles the share-based payment arrangement net is classified as equity-settled in its entirety provided the share-based payment would have been classified as equity-settled had it not included the net settlement feature.

Accounting for modifications of share-based payment transactions from cash-settled to equity-settled. Until now, IFRS 2 did not specifically address situations where a cash-settled share-based payment changes to an equity-settled share-based payment because of modifications of the terms and conditions. The IASB has intoduced the following clarifications:. See Legal for additional copyright and other legal information. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities.

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Login or Register Deloitte User? Welcome My account Logout. Navigation International Financial Reporting Standards. Overview IFRS 2 Share-based Payment requires an entity to recognise share-based payment transactions such as granted shares, share options, or share appreciation rights in its financial statements, including transactions with employees or other parties to be settled in cash, other assets, or equity instruments of the entity. Definition of share-based payment A share-based payment is a transaction in which the entity receives goods or services either as consideration for its equity instruments or by incurring liabilities for amounts based on the price of the entity's shares or other equity instruments of the entity.

Scope The concept of share-based payments is broader than employee share options. There are two exemptions to the general scope principle: Therefore, IAS 32 and IAS 39 should be applied for commodity-based derivative contracts that may be settled in shares or rights to shares.

Recognition and measurement The issuance of shares or rights to shares requires an increase in a component of equity. Illustration — Recognition of employee share option grant Company grants a total of share options to 10 members of its executive management team 10 options each on 1 January 20X5. Share option expense Cr. However, if one member of the executive management team leaves during the second half of 20X6, therefore forfeiting the entire amount of 10 options, the following entry at 31 December 20X6 would be made: General fair value measurement principle.

In principle, transactions in which goods or services are received as consideration for equity instruments of the entity should be measured at the fair value of the goods or services received. Only if the fair value of the goods or services cannot be measured reliably would the fair value of the equity instruments granted be used. Measuring employee share options. For transactions with employees and others providing similar services, the entity is required to measure the fair value of the equity instruments granted, because it is typically not possible to estimate reliably the fair value of employee services received.

When to measure fair value - options. For transactions measured at the fair value of the equity instruments granted such as transactions with employees , fair value should be estimated at grant date. When to measure fair value - goods and services. For transactions measured at the fair value of the goods or services received, fair value should be estimated at the date of receipt of those goods or services.

For goods or services measured by reference to the fair value of the equity instruments granted, IFRS 2 specifies that, in general, vesting conditions are not taken into account when estimating the fair value of the shares or options at the relevant measurement date as specified above. Instead, vesting conditions are taken into account by adjusting the number of equity instruments included in the measurement of the transaction amount so that, ultimately, the amount recognised for goods or services received as consideration for the equity instruments granted is based on the number of equity instruments that eventually vest.

IFRS 2 requires the fair value of equity instruments granted to be based on market prices, if available, and to take into account the terms and conditions upon which those equity instruments were granted.

In the absence of market prices, fair value is estimated using a valuation technique to estimate what the price of those equity instruments would have been on the measurement date in an arm's length transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties. The standard does not specify which particular model should be used. If fair value cannot be reliably measured. IFRS 2 requires the share-based payment transaction to be measured at fair value for both listed and unlisted entities.

IFRS 2 permits the use of intrinsic value that is, fair value of the shares less exercise price in those "rare cases" in which the fair value of the equity instruments cannot be reliably measured.

However this is not simply measured at the date of grant. An entity would have to remeasure intrinsic value at each reporting date until final settlement. IFRS 2 makes a distinction between the handling of market based performance conditions from non-market performance conditions. Market conditions are those related to the market price of an entity's equity, such as achieving a specified share price or a specified target based on a comparison of the entity's share price with an index of share prices of other entities.

Market based performance conditions are included in the grant-date fair value measurement similarly, non-vesting conditions are taken into account in the measurement. However, the fair value of the equity instruments is not adjusted to take into consideration non-market based performance features - these are instead taken into account by adjusting the number of equity instruments included in the measurement of the share-based payment transaction, and are adjusted each period until such time as the equity instruments vest.

Modifications, cancellations, and settlements The determination of whether a change in terms and conditions has an effect on the amount recognised depends on whether the fair value of the new instruments is greater than the fair value of the original instruments both determined at the modification date.

Any payment in excess of the fair value of the equity instruments granted is recognised as an expense New equity instruments granted may be identified as a replacement of cancelled equity instruments. Disclosure Required disclosures include: Transition All equity-settled share-based payments granted after 7 November , that are not yet vested at the effective date of IFRS 2 shall be accounted for using the provisions of IFRS 2.

IFRS 2 requires the use of the modified grant-date method for share-based payment arrangements with nonemployees. In contrast, Issue requires that grants of share options and other equity instruments to nonemployees be measured at the earlier of 1 the date at which a commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached or 2 the date at which the counterparty's performance is complete.

IFRS 2 contains more stringent criteria for determining whether an employee share purchase plan is compensatory or not. As a result, some employee share purchase plans for which IFRS 2 requires recognition of compensation cost will not be considered to give rise to compensation cost under the Statement.

IFRS 2 applies the same measurement requirements to employee share options regardless of whether the issuer is a public or a nonpublic entity. The Statement requires that a nonpublic entity account for its options and similar equity instruments based on their fair value unless it is not practicable to estimate the expected volatility of the entity's share price. In that situation, the entity is required to measure its equity share options and similar instruments at a value using the historical volatility of an appropriate industry sector index.

In tax jurisdictions such as the United States, where the time value of share options generally is not deductible for tax purposes, IFRS 2 requires that no deferred tax asset be recognized for the compensation cost related to the time value component of the fair value of an award.

A deferred tax asset is recognized only if and when the share options have intrinsic value that could be deductible for tax purposes. Therefore, an entity that grants an at-the-money share option to an employee in exchange for services will not recognize tax effects until that award is in-the-money. In contrast, the Statement requires recognition of a deferred tax asset based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The effects of subsequent decreases in the share price or lack of an increase are not reflected in accounting for the deferred tax asset until the related compensation cost is recognized for tax purposes.

The effects of subsequent increases that generate excess tax benefits are recognized when they affect taxes payable. The Statement requires a portfolio approach in determining excess tax benefits of equity awards in paid-in capital available to offset write-offs of deferred tax assets, whereas IFRS 2 requires an individual instrument approach.

Thus, some write-offs of deferred tax assets that will be recognized in paid-in capital under the Statement will be recognized in determining net income under IFRS 2. The report emphasises that: Vesting conditions are service conditions and performance conditions only. Other features of a share-based payment are not vesting conditions.

Under IFRS 2, features of a share-based payment that are not vesting conditions should be included in the grant date fair value of the share-based payment. The fair value also includes market-related vesting conditions. All cancellations, whether by the entity or by other parties, should receive the same accounting treatment.

Under IFRS 2, a cancellation of equity instruments is accounted for as an acceleration of the vesting period. Therefore any amount unrecognised that would otherwise have been charged is recognised immediately. Any payments made with the cancellation up to the fair value of the equity instruments is accounted for as the repurchase of an equity interest.

The amendments make clear that: An entity that receives goods or services in a share-based payment arrangement must account for those goods or services no matter which entity in the group settles the transaction, and no matter whether the transaction is settled in shares or cash.

Accounting for cash-settled share-based payment transactions that include a performance condition Until now, IFRS 2 contained no guidance on how vesting conditions affect the fair value of liabilities for cash-settled share-based payments. Classification of share-based payment transactions with net settlement features IASB has introduced an exception into IFRS 2 so that a share-based payment where the entity settles the share-based payment arrangement net is classified as equity-settled in its entirety provided the share-based payment would have been classified as equity-settled had it not included the net settlement feature.

Accounting for modifications of share-based payment transactions from cash-settled to equity-settled Until now, IFRS 2 did not specifically address situations where a cash-settled share-based payment changes to an equity-settled share-based payment because of modifications of the terms and conditions.

The IASB has intoduced the following clarifications:

What is the objective of IFRS 2?

3 April Accounting for share-based payments under IFRS 2: the essential guide 1. Overview and background Share-based payment awards (such as share options and shares) are common. Relevant guidance ASC and IFRS 2 Definition of employee The definition of an employee is based on the common-law definition of the term. Awards to employees are treated differently than awards U.S. GAAP vs. IFRS: Stock-based compensation at-a-glance Author. 2 IFRS 2 Share-Based Payment: The essential guide March An overview of IFRS 2 Share-based payment Share-based payment awards (such as share options and shares) are a key issue for executives, entrepreneurs, employees.