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WNS (HOLDINGS) LTD filed this Form 6-K on 11/05/2018
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Other upfront fees paid to customers are classified as contract assets. Such costs are amortized over the expected life of the contract and recorded as an adjustment to the transaction price and reduced from revenue. For certain BPM customers, the Company performs transition activities at the outset of entering into a new contract. The Company has determined these transition activities do not meet the criteria of IFRS 15 “Contracts with Customers” (“IFRS 15”), to be accounted for as a separate performance obligation and has deferred revenue attributable to these activities. Accordingly, transition revenues are classified as contract liabilities and are subsequently recognized ratably over the period in which the BPM services are performed. Costs related to such transition services are fulfillment costs which are directly related to the contract and result in generation or enhancement of resources and are expected to be recoverable under the contract and thereby classified as contract cost assets and are recognized ratably over the estimated life of the contract. Further, the deferral of costs is limited to the amount of the deferred revenue. Any costs in excess of the deferred transition revenue are recognized in the period they are incurred.

All contracts entered into by the Company specify the payment terms. Usual payment terms range between 30—60 days.

Revenue earned by auto claims handling services

Auto claims handling services include claims handling and administration (“Claims Handling”), car hire and arranging for repairs with repair centers across the UK and the related payment processing for such repairs (“Accident Management”).With respect to Claims Handling, the Company receives either a per-claim fee or a fixed fee. Revenue for per claim fee is recognized over the estimated processing period of the claim, which currently ranges from one to two months and revenue for fixed fee is recognized on a straight line basis over the period of the contract. In certain cases, the fee is contingent upon the successful recovery of a claim on behalf of the customer. In these circumstances, the revenue is deferred until the contingency is resolved. Revenue in respect of car hire is recognized over the car hire term.

In order to provide Accident Management services, the Company arranges for the repair through a network of repair centers. The repair costs are invoiced to customers. In determining whether the receipt from the customers related to payments to repair centers should be recognized as revenue, the Company considers the criteria established by IFRS 15, Application guidance in paragraphs B34 to B38 “Principal versus agent considerations”. When the Company determines that it is the principal in providing Accident Management services, amounts received from customers are recognized and presented as third party revenue and the payments to repair centers are recognized as cost of revenue in the consolidated statement of income. Factors considered in determining whether the Company is the principal in the transaction include whether:



the Company has the primary responsibility for providing the services,



the Company negotiates labor rates with repair centers, and



the Company is responsible for timely and satisfactory completion of repairs.

If there are circumstances where the above criteria are not met and therefore the Company is not the principal in providing Accident Management services, amounts received from customers are recognized and presented net of payments to repair centers in the consolidated statement of income. Revenue from Accident Management services is recorded net of the repairer referral fees passed on to customers.

Revenue from legal services in the Auto Claims BPM segment is recognized on the admission of liability by the third party to the extent of fixed fees earned at each stage and any further income on the successful settlement of the claim.

Incremental and direct costs incurred to contract with a claimant are classified as contract cost assets and amortized over the expected period of benefit, not exceeding 15 months. All other costs to the Company are expensed as incurred.

For a description of the Company’s revenue recognition accounting policy in effect before the Company’s adoption of IFRS 15, see Note 2 — “Summary of significant accounting policies” under Item 18 —“Financial Statements” and Part III, Item 5—“Operating and Financial review and prospects”—“Critical Accounting Policies” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2018.

Significant judgments

The Company’s determination of whether BPM services are considered distinct performance obligations that should be accounted for separately versus together may require significant judgment.