MFRS 2 Share-Based Payment
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The objective of this Standard is to specify the financial reporting by an entity when it undertakes a share-based payment transaction. In particular, it requires an entity to reflect in its profit or loss and financial position the effects of share-based payment transactions, including expenses associated with transactions in which share options are granted to employees.
1. An entity shall apply this MFRS in accounting for all share‑based payment transactions, whether or not the entity can identify specifically some or all of the goods or services received, including:
(a) equity‑settled share‑based payment transactions;
(b) cash-settled shared-based payment transactions; and
(c) transactions in which the entity receives or acquires goods or services and the terms of the arrangement provide either the entity or the supplier of those goods or services with a choice of whether the entity settles the transaction in cash (or other assets) or by issuing equity instruments, except as noted in paragraphs 2–5 below.
In the absence of specifically identifiable goods or services, other circumstances may indicate that goods or services have been (or will be) received, in which case this MFRS applies.
2. A share‑based payment transaction may be settled by another group entity (or a shareholder of any group entity) on behalf of the entity receiving or acquiring the goods or services. Paragraph 1 also applies to an entity that
(a) receives goods or services when another entity in the same group (or a shareholder of any group entity) has the obligation to settle the share‑based payment transaction, or
(b) has an obligation to settle a share‑based payment transaction when another entity in the same group receives the goods or services
unless the transaction is clearly for a purpose other than payment for goods or services supplied to the entity receiving them.
3. For the purposes of this MFRS, a transaction with an employee (or other party) in his/her capacity as a holder of equity instruments of the entity is not a share‑based payment transaction. For example, if an entity grants all holders of a particular class of its equity instruments the right to acquire additional equity instruments of the entity at a price that is less than the fair value of those equity instruments, and an employee receives such a right because he/she is a holder of equity instruments of that particular class, the granting or exercise of that right is not subject to the requirements of this MFRS.
4. As noted in paragraph 1, this MFRS applies to share‑based payment transactions in which an entity acquires or receives goods or services. Goods include inventories, consumables, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets and other non‑financial assets. However, an entity shall not apply this MFRS to transactions in which the entity acquires goods as part of the net assets acquired in a business combination as defined by MFRS 3 Business Combinations, in a combination of entities or businesses under common control as described in paragraphs B1–B4 of MFRS 3, or the contribution of a business on the formation of a joint venture as defined by MFRS 11 Joint Arrangements. Hence, equity instruments issued in a business combination in exchange for control of the acquiree are not within the scope of this MFRS. However, equity instruments granted to employees of the acquiree in their capacity as employees (e.g., in return for continued service) are within the scope of this MFRS. Similarly, the cancellation, replacement, or other modification of share‑based payment arrangements because of a business combination or other equity restructuring shall be accounted for in accordance with this MFRS. MFRS 3 provides guidance on determining whether equity instruments issued in a business combination are part of the consideration transferred in exchange for control of the acquiree (and therefore within the scope of MFRS 3) or are in return for continued service to be recognised in the post‑combination period (and therefore within the scope of this MFRS).
5. This MFRS does not apply to share‑based payment transactions in which the entity receives or acquires goods or services under a contract within the scope of paragraphs 8–10 of IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation (as revised in 2003)1 or paragraphs 2.4–2.7 of MFRS 9 Financial Instruments.
5A. This MFRS uses the term ‘fair value’ in a way that differs in some respects from the definition of fair value in MFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement. Therefore, when applying MFRS 2 an entity measures fair value in accordance with this MFRS, not MFRS 13.