The financial statements were prepared in accordance with the provisions on commercial accounting of the Swiss Code of Obligations. The significant valuation principles, which are not statutory, are described below.
1.2 Treasury shares
The treasury shares are recorded at cost and are shown as a minus position in equity. For the shares of Geberit AG, held by the subsidiary Geberit Holding AG, reserves for own shares are recorded in the equity of Geberit AG.
1.3 Interest-bearing liabilities
The interest-bearing liabilities are stated at their nominal value. Costs incurred in the context of the placement of bonds are capitalised in the prepaid expenses and amortised linearly over the term of the bond.
Derivative instruments used for hedging purposes are valued together with the underlying transaction. Positive or negative fair market values will not be recognised during the lifetime of the contract but at settlement date.
1.5 Waiver of cashflow statement and additional information in the notes
As the Geberit Group prepares a consolidated financial statement in accordance with a recognised standard for financial reporting (IFRS), Geberit AG waived in present financial statements, in accordance with the statutory provisions, to present separate notes to interest-bearing liabilities and auditing fees and the presentation of a cashflow statement.