As a quick reminder for first quarter-end, the SEC’s Disclosure Update and Simplification Rule last fall added a requirement to the Form 10-Q to include a statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. This requirement was added via this addition to Article 10-01(a) of Regulation S-X:
(7) Provide the information required by §210.3-04 for the current and comparative year-to-date periods, with subtotals for each interim period.
Article 3.04 referred to in the paragraph above is the requirement to provide a statement of changes in stockholders’ equity:
- 210.3-04 Changes in stockholders’ equity and noncontrolling interests.
An analysis of the changes in each caption of stockholders’ equity and noncontrolling interests presented in the balance sheets shall be given in a note or separate statement. This analysis shall be presented in the form of a reconciliation of the beginning balance to the ending balance for each period for which a statement of comprehensive income is required to be filed with all significant reconciling items described by appropriate captions with contributions from and distributions to owners shown separately. Also, state separately the adjustments to the balance at the beginning of the earliest period presented for items which were retroactively applied to periods prior to that period. With respect to any dividends, state the amount per share and in the aggregate for each class of shares. Provide a separate schedule in the notes to the financial statements that shows the effects of any changes in the registrant’s ownership interest in a subsidiary on the equity attributable to the registrant.
Given the timing of the effectiveness of the Disclosure Update and Simplification Rule, the staff stated in a C&DIthat they would not require companies to provide this disclosure for the third quarter last year, but it would be required after that. For calendar year-end companies, first quarter 2019 is when it is required.
Question: On August 17, 2018, the SEC adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements in Securities Act Release No. 33-10532, Disclosure Update and Simplification. The amendments will become effective on November 5, 2018. Among the amendments is the requirement to present the changes in shareholders’ equity in the interim financial statements (either in a separate statement or footnote) in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Refer to Rules 8-03(a)(5) and 10-01(a)(7) of Regulation S-X. When are filers expected to comply with this new requirement?
Answer: The amendments are effective for all filings made on or after November 5, 2018. In light of the timing of effectiveness of the amendments and proximity of effectiveness to the filing date for most filers’ quarterly reports, the staff would not object if the filer’s first presentation of the changes in shareholders’ equity is included in its Form 10-Q for the quarter that begins after the effective date of the amendments. For example, a December 31 fiscal year-end filer could omit this disclosure from its September 30, 2018 Form 10-Q. Likewise, a June 30 fiscal year-end filer could omit this disclosure from its September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018 Forms 10-Q; however, the staff would object if it did not provide the disclosures in its March 31, 2019 Form 10-Q. (Sept. 25, 2018 and updated October 4, 2018)
With that reminder, if you would like to review an example of the statement, check out this presentation from P&G’s Form 10-Q. It provides separate presentations for the quarter and year-to-date information.
As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!