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 30 September 2019 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 30 October 2019. No material post-balance-sheet events occurred up to this date.
Basis of preparation
The consolidated interim financial statements for the nine months to 30 September 2019 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 2018. The consolidated interim financial statements were prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in the 2018 consolidated financial statements and the revised accounting principles adopted on 1 January 2019.
In preparing the consolidated interim financial statements, management is required to make 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 1.085 was used as the end-of-period rate (31 December 2018: CHF/EUR 1.127) and 1.1176 as the average rate for the period (prior year: CHF/EUR 1.1589).