About this report
The Swisscom Group (hereinafter referred to as “Swisscom”) provides telecommunication services and is active primarily in Switzerland and Italy. The unaudited consolidated financial statements as of 31 March 2018 comprise Swisscom Ltd, as parent company, and its subsidiaries. Swisscom Ltd is a limited-liability company incorporated in accordance with Swiss law, under a private statute, and has its registered office in Ittigen (Berne). Its address is: Swisscom Ltd, Alte Tiefenaustrasse 6, 3048 Worblaufen. Swisscom is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The number of issued shares, as in the prior year, aggregated 51,801,943. The shares have a nominal value of CHF 1 and are fully paid up. Each share entitles the holder to one vote. The majority shareholder of Swisscom Ltd is the Swiss Confederation (“Confederation”). The Confederation is obligated by current law to hold the majority of the capital and voting rights. The Board of Directors of Swisscom approved the issuance of these consolidated interim financial statements on 2 May 2018. As of this date, no material post-balance sheet events had occurred.
Basis of preparation
The consolidated interim financial statements for the three months to 31 March 2018 have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard “IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting” and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated annual financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2017. The consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in the 2017 consolidated financial statements and the revised accounting principles adopted on 1 January 2018.
In preparing the consolidated interim financial statements, management is required to make accounting estimates and assumptions. Adjustments are made for changes in accounting estimates and assumptions during the reporting period in which the original estimates and assumptions changed.
Swisscom operates in business areas where the provision of services is not subject to any major seasonal or cyclical fluctuations during the financial year. Income taxes are calculated on the basis of an estimate of the expected income tax rate for the full year. For the consolidated interim financial statements, a CHF/EUR exchange rate of 1.178 was used as the end-of-period rate (31 December 2017: CHF/EUR 1.17) and 1.166 as the average rate for the period (prior year: CHF/EUR 1.069).