directors report and accounts 2006 - Notes 10-11

 
 

 Notes 10-11

 10 Property, plant and equipment

 Freehold
property
£m
Leasehold
property
£m
Plant and
equipment
£m
Assets in the
course of
construction
£m
Total
£m
1 January 2006 as restated     
Cost909 212 3,602 194 4,917
Accumulated depreciation and impairment(321)(59)(2,206) (2,586)
Net book value at 1 January 2006588 153 1,396 194 2,331
Differences on exchange(35)(8)(100)(15)(158)
Additions15 2 181 255 453
Reallocations19  193 (212) 
Depreciation(22)(9)(274) (305)
Impairment(8) (40) (48)
Disposals(16) (24) (40)
Disposal of subsidiaries(25) (1) (26)
31 December 2006     
Cost833 202 3,348 222 4,605
Accumulated depreciation and impairment(317)(64)(2,017) (2,398)
Net book value at 31 December 2006516 138 1,331 222 2,207

1 January 2005
     
Cost854 195 3,267 138 4,454
Accumulated depreciation and impairment(287)(48)(1,957) (2,292)
Net book value at 1 January 2005567 147 1,310 138 2,162
Differences on exchange27 16 79 6 128
Additions9 3 163 248 423
Acquisitions of subsidiaries  7  7
Reallocations30 4 164 (198) 
Depreciation(29)(15)(257) (301)
Impairment (2)(56) (58)
Disposals(16) (14) (30)
31 December 2005     
Cost909 212 3,602 194 4,917
Accumulated depreciation and impairment(321)(59)(2,206) (2,586)
Net book value at 31 December 2005 as restated 588 153 1,396 194 2,331
Assets held under finance leases     
31 December 2006     
Cost 3 94  97
Accumulated depreciation and impairment (1)(37) (38)
Net book value at 31 December 2006 2 57  59
31 December 2005     
Cost 3 110  113
Accumulated depreciation and impairment  (49) (49)
Net book value at 31 December 2005 as restated  3 61  64

Assets held under finance leases are secured under finance lease obligations in note 21.

The International Accounting Standard Board issued IFRIC Interpretation 4 which is applicable for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2006. This interpretation is to determine whether an arrangement, which is not in the legal form of a lease, is in substance a lease and should be accounted for in accordance with IAS17 Leases. Consequently, the previously published results for 2005 have been restated to increase additions to property, plant and equipment and assets held under finance leases at 31 December 2005 shown above by £4 million. Borrowings in respect of finance lease obligations have been increased by a similar amount (note 21). At the end of 2006, assets held under finance leases of £7 million were recognised on a similar basis.

 2006
£m
2005
£m
Cost of freehold land within freehold property on which no depreciation is provided7084
Leasehold property comprise  
- net book value of long leasehold95106
- net book value of short leasehold4347
 138153
Contracts placed for future expenditure3134

Bank borrowings are secured by property, plant and equipment to the value of £15 million (2005: £nil).

 11 Investments in associates and joint ventures

 2006
£m
2005
£m
1 January2,193 1,717
Differences on exchange(254)186
Share of profit after taxation (note 5)431 392
Dividends (note 5)(267)(202)
Acquisitions1 95
Other equity movements4 5
31 December 2,108 2,193
Non-current assets3,386 2,889
Current assets1,603 1,724
Non-current liabilities(1,635)(1,053)
Current liabilities(1,246)(1,367)
 2,108 2,193
Reynolds American Inc (market value £4,145 million (2005: £3,440 million))1,499 1,595
Other listed associates (market value £2,473 million (2005: £2,250 million))394 382
Unlisted215 216
 2,108 2,193

On 25 April 2006, Reynolds American Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Conwood, the second largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products in the USA, for US$3.5 billion, and the acquisition was completed on 31 May 2006. The acquisition was funded principally with debt, and the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were US$4.1 billion and US$0.6 billion respectively. The Group’s share of non-current assets above includes £540 million of goodwill and £300 million of brands arising from the Conwood acquisition.

In addition, the non-current assets above include £1,207 million (2005: £1,376 million) of goodwill and £479 million (2005: £569 million) of brands arising from the Reynolds American transaction in 2004.

Details of the Group’s contingent liabilities are set out on note 30. In addition to US litigation involving Group companies, which is covered by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) indemnity referred to in note 30, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) group companies are named in litigation which does not involve Group companies. While it is impossible to be certain of the outcome of any particular case or of the amount of any possible adverse verdict, it is not impossible that the results of operations or cash flows of RAI, in particular quarterly or annual periods, could be materially affected by this and by the final outcome of any particular litigation. However, having regard to the contingent liability disclosures on litigation made by RAI in its public financial reports, the Directors are satisfied with the carrying value included above for RAI.

The Group’s share of the RAI results for the year to 31 December 2006 includes £24 million (2005: £35 million) in respect of external legal fees and other external product liability defence costs.

On 21 October 2005, the Group announced the exercise of its pre-emption rights over shares in Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni AS (STK), and the transaction was completed on 12 December 2005. As a result, the Group’s shareholding in STK increased from 26.6 per cent to 32.3 per cent, at a purchase price of £95 million, giving rise to £69 million of goodwill.