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DES GB2012 E

Financial instruments The capitalisation rate applied comprises a forecast yield on a ten-year German federal government bond and a pre- mium that takes account of the individual risk profile of the property. Around 150 individual indicators are used to determine the risk profile. These include a forecast of population trends over the long term, the rate of employment and the resulting effects on retail demand, trends in the competitive environment and construction activity. The discount rate averaged 6.67%, compared with 6.65% in the previous year. It is composed of an average yield of 4.30% on a ten-year German federal government bond (2011: 4.34%) and an average risk premium of 2.37% (2011: 2.34%). On the basis of the expert appraisals, the property portfolio has a net initial yield of 5.98% for financial year 2013, compared with 5.92% in the previous year. There is no differentiation between the domestic and international operations, as the differences are not material. Borrowing and initial rental costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qual- ifying asset are included in the cost of that asset until the time at which the asset is largely ready for its intended use. Income realised from the temporary investment of specifically borrowed funds up to the point when these are used to obtain qualifying assets is deducted from the capitalisable costs of these assets. All other borrowing costs are recognised in income in the period in which they occur. Maintenance measures relating to property, plant and equipment are recognised as an expense in the financial year in which they occur. No appraisal report was produced for the properties owned by CASPIA Investments Sp. z o.o., Warsaw, due to their lesser importance. The properties were also recognised at market value in accordance with IAS 40. LEASE AGREEMENTS In line with IAS 17, the tenancy agreements in the Deutsche EuroShop Group are classified as operating leases. The operating lease agreements relate to investment property owned by the Group with long-term leases. Rental income from operating leases is recognised in income on a straight-line basis over the term of the corresponding lease. The lessee has no opportunity to acquire the property at the end of the term. Financial instruments Financial assets and liabilities are recognised in the consolidated balance sheet when the Group becomes a party to the contractual provisions governing the financial instrument. Financial instruments are generally recognised at fair value. When determining fair value, three assessment categories are differentiated between: Level 1: At the first level of the “fair value hierarchy”, fair values are determined using publicly quoted market prices, as the best-possible objective indication of the fair value of a financial asset or liability can be observed on an active market. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS { 154 } DES ANNUAL REPORT 2012