Sample Disclosure – Revenue Recognition (2 December 2008)
Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Group and the revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognised:
i. Sale of goods
Revenue is recognised net of sales taxes and upon transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer. Revenue is not recognised to the extent where there are significant uncertainties regarding recovery of the consideration due, associated costs or the possible return of goods.
ii. Project management fees
Management fees are recognised when the services are rendered.
iii. Rental income
Rental income from operating leases and investment properties is recognised on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. The aggregate cost of incentives provided to lessees is recognised as a reduction of rental income over the lease term on a straight-line basis.
iv. Interest income
Interest income is recognised on an accrual basis using the effective interest method.
v. Dividend income
Dividend income is recognised when the Group’s right to receive payment is established.