|WNS (HOLDINGS) LTD filed this Form 6-K on 01/31/2019|
WNS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
Financial assets and financial liabilities are offset against each other and the net amount reported in the consolidated statement of financial position if, and only if, there is a currently enforceable legal right to offset the recognized amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, or to realize the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously.
The fair value of financial instruments that are traded in active markets at each reporting date is determined by reference to quoted market prices or dealer price quotations, without any deduction for transaction costs. For financial instruments not traded in an active market, the fair value is determined using appropriate valuation models. Where applicable, these models project future cash flows and discount the future amounts to a present value using market-based observable inputs including interest rate curves, credit risk, foreign exchange rates, and forward and spot prices for currencies.
The Company applies the forward-looking expected credit loss model (ECL) for recognizing impairment loss on financial assets which are not fair valued through profit or loss. Loss allowance for trade receivables and unbilled revenue with no significant financing component are measured at an amount equal to lifetime ECL. The simplified approach for determining the lifetime ECL allowance is performed in two steps:
For all other financial assets, expected credit losses are measured at an amount equal to the twelve-month ECL, unless there has been a significant increase in credit risk from initial recognition in which case those are measured at lifetime ECL. The amount of expected credit losses (or reversal) that is required to adjust the loss allowance at the reporting date to the amount that is required to be recognized is recognized as an impairment gain/loss in the consolidated statement of income.
The Companys marketable securities represent liquid investments and are acquired principally for the purpose of earning daily income. Investments in mutual funds represent investments in mutual fund schemes wherein the mutual fund issuer has invested these funds in enterprise development funds. Investments which are expected to be redeemed within 12 months from the reporting date are classified as current investments, otherwise they are classified as non-current.
These investments are designated at fair value through profit or loss and changes in fair value recognized in the consolidated statement of income. The fair value represents the original cost of the investment and the investments fair value at each reporting period.
The Companys investments in fixed maturity plans (FMPs) represent investments in mutual fund schemes wherein the mutual fund issuer has invested these funds in certificate of deposits with banks in India. The investments in FMPs are designated as fair value through profit or loss and change in fair value is recognized in the consolidated statement of income. The fair value represents original cost of an investment and the investments fair value at each reporting period or net asset value (NAV) as quoted.
The Company manages FMPs on a fair value basis in accordance with the entitys documented risk management, investment strategy and information provided to the key managerial personnel. The returns on the investment are measured based on the fair value movement rather than looking at the overall returns on the maturity. The Companys investment purchase and sale decisions are also based on the fair value fluctuations rather than a predetermined policy to hold the investment until maturity. Key management personnel believe that recording these investments through the consolidated statement of income would provide more relevant information to measure the performance of the investment.
For a description of the Companys accounting policy for Financial instruments initial recognition and subsequent measurement in effect before the Companys adoption of IFRS 9, see Note 2 Summary of significant accounting policies under Item 18 Financial Statements and Part I, Item 5 Operating and Financial review and prospectsCritical Accounting Policies in the Companys annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2018.