Basis of presentation
General information on the Company
KION GROUP AG, whose registered office is at Thea-Rasche-Strasse 8, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is registered at the Frankfurt am Main local court under reference HRB 112163.
The condensed consolidated interim financial statements and the interim group management report were prepared by the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG on 23 July 2019.
Basis of preparation
The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the KION Group for the six months ended 30 June 2019 have been prepared in line with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34 ‘Interim Financial Reporting’ and other International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the application of international accounting standards for interim financial statements. A condensed scope of interim reporting has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34.
All of the IFRSs and the related interpretations (IFRICs / SICs) of the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) that had been issued by the reporting date and that were required to be applied for financial years commencing on or after 1 January 2019 have been applied in preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not contain all the information and disclosures required of a set of consolidated annual financial statements and should therefore be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements prepared for the year ended 31 December 2018.
The reporting currency is the euro. All amounts are disclosed in millions of euros (€ million) unless stated otherwise. Due to rounding effects, addition of the individual amounts shown may result in minor rounding differences to the totals. The percentages shown are calculated on the basis of the respective amounts, rounded to the nearest thousand euros.
Basis of consolidation
A total of 26 German (31 December 2018: 26) and 105 foreign (31 December 2018: 108) subsidiaries were fully consolidated in addition to KION GROUP AG as at 30 June 2019.
In addition, two joint ventures and seven associates were consolidated and accounted for using the equity method as at 30 June 2019, which was the same number as at 31 December 2018.
56 (31 December 2018: 58) subsidiaries of minor importance and other equity investments (joint ventures and associates that are not accounted for using the equity method, plus financial investments) were not included in the consolidation.
These condensed consolidated interim financial statements are based on the interim financial statements of the parent company and its consolidated subsidiaries prepared in accordance with the standard accounting policies applicable throughout the KION Group. The accounting policies used in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements, as well as the assumptions and estimates, are fundamentally the same as those used for the year ended 31 December 2018.