1 Principles of the Consolidated Financial Statements
Vonovia SE is incorporated and domiciled in Germany. Its registered office is located in Bochum.
The consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2018, have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted in the EU. In addition, the supplementary commercial law provisions under Section 315e (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) have been observed. These are the first consolidated financial statements to which IFRS 15 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” and IFRS 9 “Financial Instruments” have been applied. Changes to key accounting methods are set out in note  Adjustment to Prior-year Figures.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the basis of amortized cost except for investment properties, assets held for sale, derivative financial instruments, equity instruments at fair value under other comprehensive income, plan assets and financial liabilities arising from binding share purchase offers to minority shareholders. These are measured at their fair value or, in the case of financial liabilities arising from binding share price offers, at the minimum purchase price if it is higher than the fair value. The income statement has been prepared using the nature of expense method.
These consolidated financial statements are presented in euros, which is the Group’s functional currency. Unless stated otherwise, all figures are shown in million euros (€ million).
The Management Board of Vonovia SE drew up the consolidated financial statements on February 25, 2019.