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WNS (HOLDINGS) LTD filed this Form 6-K on 01/31/2019
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(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)



Financial assets at FVTPL:

Financial assets that do not meet the amortized cost or FVOCI criteria are measured at FVTPL. Financial assets at FVTPL are measured at fair value at the end of each reporting period, with any gains or losses arising on re-measurement recognized in the consolidated statement of income. The gains or losses on disposal of financial assets at FVTPL are recognized in the consolidated statement of income.

Interest income on financial assets at FVTPL is recognized in the consolidated statement of income. Dividend on financial assets at FVTPL is recognized when the Company’s right to receive dividend is established.



Non-derivative financial liabilities

All financial liabilities are recognized initially at fair value, except in the case of loans and borrowings which are recognized at fair value net of directly attributable transaction costs. The Company’s financial liabilities include trade and other payables, bank overdrafts, contingent consideration and loans and borrowings.

Trade and other payables maturing later than 12 months after the reporting date are presented as non-current liabilities.

After initial recognition, interest bearing loans and borrowings are subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest rate method. Gains and losses are recognized in the consolidated statement of income when the liabilities are derecognized as well as through the effective interest rate method amortization process.

After initial recognition, contingent consideration are subsequently measured at fair value and the changes to the fair value are recognized in the consolidated statement of income.



Derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting

The Company is exposed to foreign currency fluctuations on foreign currency assets, liabilities, net investment in foreign operations and forecasted cash flows denominated in foreign currency. The Company limits the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuation by following established risk management policies including the use of derivatives. The Company enters into derivative financial instruments where the counter party is primarily a bank. The Company holds derivative financial instruments such as foreign exchange forwards, option contracts and interest rate swaps to hedge certain foreign currency and interest rate exposures.

Cash flow hedges

The Company recognizes derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in the statement of financial position at fair value. Derivative instruments qualify for hedge accounting when the instrument is designated as a hedge; the hedged item is specifically identifiable and exposes the Company to risk; and it is expected that a change in fair value of the derivative instrument and an opposite change in the fair value of the hedged item will have a high degree of correlation.

For derivative instruments where hedge accounting is applied, the Company records the effective portion of derivative instruments that are designated as cash flow hedges in other comprehensive income/(loss) in the statement of comprehensive income, which is reclassified into earnings in the same period during which the hedged item affects earnings. The remaining gain or loss on the derivative instrument in excess of the cumulative change in the present value of future cash flows of the hedged item, if any (i.e., the ineffective portion) or hedge components excluded from the assessment of effectiveness, and changes in fair value of other derivative instruments not designated as qualifying hedges is recorded as gains/losses, net in the consolidated statement of income. If the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated or exercised, the cumulative gain or loss on the hedging instrument recognized in the cash flow hedging reserve (in other comprehensive income/(loss)) until the period the hedge was effective, remains in the cash flow hedging reserve until the forecasted transaction occurs. Cash flow hedge on interest rate swaps are recorded under finance expense, net. Cash flows from the derivative instruments are classified within cash flows from operating activities in the statement of cash flows.

When it is highly probable that a forecasted transaction will not occur, the Company discontinues the hedge accounting and recognizes immediately in the consolidated statement of income, the gains and losses attributable to such derivative instrument that were accumulated in other comprehensive income/(loss).

Gains/losses on cash flow hedges on forecasted revenue transactions are recorded in foreign exchange gains/losses forming part of revenue and changes in fair value of foreign currency derivative instruments not designated as cash flow hedges are recognized in the statement of income and reported within foreign exchange gains, net within results from operating activities.