Other information

Significant events after the end of the period

No significant events have taken place after the end of the period.

Transactions with related parties

No transactions took place between BE Group and related parties that had a material impact on the company’s financial position and results.

Significant risks and uncertainties

BE Group is exposed through its operations to market risks and risks of a financial and operational nature. Within the companies of the Group, continuous processes are ongoing to identify existing risks and assess how these should be handled. The risk exposure is explained in the 2019 Annual Report, which was published in April 2020. For risks related to the consequences of Covid-19, see below.

Risks related to Covid-19 and measures taken

BE Group has seen a negative impact on the business from Covid-19 during the second quarter. Generally speaking, the business is affected by how our customers and suppliers are affected by the situation and how they manage it. Some customers are pausing production and projects while others intend to continue at the same rate as before.

A number of measures have been implemented in the Group in the short term to counteract the effects, such as Government grants, renegotiated agreements and increased control of working capital and costs. BE Group is also looking at other possible savings measures.

It is currently not possible to fully quantify the impact that Covid-19 may have on the company. BE Group is monitoring developments closely and is prepared to take further measures where necessary to reduce the negative impact on the business. The company acts in accordance with decisions and recommendations from governments and authorities in the respective markets and with the health and well-being of its employees as a top priority.

Accounting principles

The interim report was prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and the Swedish Annual Accounts Act. The Parent Company’s interim report is prepared in compliance with the Swedish Annual Accounts Act and the Swedish Financial Reporting Board’s recommendation RFR 2 Accounting for Legal Entities.

Government grants are reported at fair value when there is reasonable assurance that the grant will be received and the conditions associated with the grant will be met. Government grants relating to costs are reported in the income statement. During the period, grants received have been reported as cost reductions.

Refer to the 2019 Annual Report for details of the Group’s other accounting principles and definitions of certain terms. The principles applied are unchanged in relation to the Annual Report. In other regards, the new standards and interpretations that have come into effect from the financial year 2020 have had no significant effect on the financial reporting.