Note 17 – Participations in joint ventures

BE Group owns 50 percent of ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB (company registration number 556192-8770, domiciled in Karlstad, Sweden). The interest in the joint venture company is reported in the consolidated accounts using the equity method, by which 50 percent of profit after tax for the joint venture company will be reported as a share in earnings included in the consolidated operating result of BE Group.

Earnings in joint venture
ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB
2017 2016
Profit/loss before tax 28 19
Tax -6 -4
Profit after tax 22 15
Dividends received
Overview of income statements and balance sheets for the joint venture 2017 2016
Net sales 784 611
Operating result 28 19
Net financial items 0 0
Tax -6 -4
Profit/loss for the year 22 15
2017  2016
Non-current assets 204 183
Current assets 271 228
Total assets 475 411
2017  2016
Equity 288 267
Provisions 20 20
Interest-bearing liabilities 30 59
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities 137 65
Total equity and liabilities 475 411
Participations in joint ventures 2017  2016
Opening balance, cost 87 79
Dividends received
Share in earnings of joint venture 11 8
Reversal of write-down of participation in joint venture 20
Rounding -1
Carrying amount at year-end 117 87
Transactions with joint venture
ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB
2017  2016
Receivables due from joint venture
Debts owed to joint venture 5 8
Sales to joint venture 0 0
Purchases from joint venture 74 57
Dividends received

Transactions with the joint venture are conducted at market prices and terms.

Impairment testing 2017

The positive development in the Group’s joint venture ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB continued and in light of this, an assessment was made in the second quarter of 2017 regarding development for the coming years. The conclusion was a reversal of SEK 20 M of the impairment made in 2015 of SEK 50 M. Through BE Group Sverige AB, the Group is the owner of 50 percent of the shares in ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB and the value of the company’s proportion was tested by the recoverable amount being compared with the carrying amount. The carrying amount consists of the book value.

The recoverable amount was estimated using a value in use based on cash flow forecasts for five years forward and an end value based on an annual rate of growth of 2 percent. Cash flows were calculated at present value with a discount rate of 11.2 percent before tax. The discount rate was determined based on the same methodology as in the testing of Goodwill (see Note 13) with the difference that the capital structure in joint ventures was used to weight together capital and interest expenses. The comparison between the carrying amount and the recoverable amount has entailed a reversal of the Group’s participations in the joint venture ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC an amount of SEK 20 M. After the reversal of a part of the impairment, the remaining value is SEK 117 M.