Annual Report & Accounts 2015 - NOTES TO THE COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1.6.2 available for sale Financial assets (aFs)
aFs financial assets are non-derivative financial assets that are either designated to this category or do not qualify for inclusion
in any of the other categories of financial assets. the Company's aFs financial assets include the equity investment in Bhl.
aFs financial assets are measured at fair value. Gains and losses are recognised in the statement of total recognised gains and
losses, except for interest and dividend income, impairment losses and foreign exchange differences on monetary assets, which
are recognised in profit or loss.
When the asset is disposed of or is determined to be impaired, the cumulative gain or loss recognised in the statement of total
recognised gains and losses is reclassified to profit or loss. interest calculated using the effective interest method and dividends
are recognised in profit or loss within finance income.
For aFs equity investments impairment reversals are not recognised in profit loss and any subsequent increase in fair value is
recognised in the statement of total recognised gains and losses.
1.6.3 derivative Financial instruments
derivative financial instruments are accounted for at fair value through profit and loss (FVtPl). the options associated with the
Company's investment in Bhl are considered derivative financial instruments and are carried at their fair value which is remeasured
at each reporting date. any movements in fair value are taken to the profit and loss account.
1.6.4 impairment of Financial assets
Financial assets are assessed for indicators of impairment at the end of each reporting period. Financial assets are considered
to be impaired when there is objective evidence that, as a result of one or more events that occurred after the initial recognition
of the financial asset, the estimated future cash flows of the investment have been affected.
objective evidence of impairment could include:
• significant financial difficulty of the issuer or counterparty; or
• breach of contract, such as a default or delinquency in interest or principal payments; or
• it becoming probable that the borrower will enter bankruptcy or financial re-organisation; or
• the disappearance of an active market for that financial asset because of financial difficulties.
1.7 Going concern
the accounts are prepared on a going concern basis, as there are available profits within subsidiaries which, when paid as
dividends, will offset the net liabilities reported on the Balance sheet.
2. profit and loss accoUnt
the loss for the year dealt with in the accounts of the Company was €19,283,000 (2014: loss of €409,000). the Company has
not presented a separate profit and loss account. the loss in the year relates mainly to the exceptional costs incurred in relation
to the acquisition of bwin.party.
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