Vodafone 2024 Annual Report

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Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2024

Year ended 31 March 2022 The disclosures below for the year ended 31 March 2022 are as previously disclosed in the 31 March 2022 Annual Report. The Group performs its annual impairment test for goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets at 31 March and when there is an indicator of impairment of an asset. At each reporting period date judgement is exercised by management in determining whether any internal or external sources of information observed are indicative that the carrying amount of any of the Group’s cash-generating units is not recoverable. As a large owner of infrastructure and consumer of energy, the Group has exposure to climate change related risks such as energy cost increases, asset damage and service disruption. The long range plans used in the Group’s impairment testing include forecast energy costs and other costs that are embedded in the planning process to deliver the Group’s zero carbon targets. The long range plans also include capital expenditure in relation to the Group’s use of durable and energy efficient infrastructure and the costs of the Group’s extensive and ongoing network maintenance programme. Furthermore, the Group will continue to develop strong reactive initiatives to manage the unpredictable impacts of future climate- related risks. Climate change, therefore, has not had a material impact on the outcome of the Group’s impairment testing and the Group will continue to refine its approach to modelling climate-related risks and opportunities in the value in use calculations. As the war in Ukraine continues, it is challenging to predict the full extent and duration of its impact on the economy and the Group’s businesses. However, to assess a potential impact of this on the Group’s impairment testing, management prepared scenario analysis based on adjustments to the long range plans for high level estimates of market risks impacted by the war. This analysis did not indicate a risk of impairment at 31 March 2022. Management will update the cash flows and assumptions used in the Group’s impairment testing at future reporting dates with latest best estimates. No impairments were recognised for the Group’s cash-generating units during the year to 31 March 2022. Value in use assumptions The table below shows key assumptions used in the value in use calculations, and separately presented cash-generating units for which the carrying amount of goodwill is significant in comparison with the Group’s total carrying amount of goodwill: Assumptions used in value in use calculations Germany Italy Vantage Towers Germany Other % % % % Pre-tax discount rate 7.4 9.3 6.1 6.2-22.5 Long-term growth rate 0.5 1.5 1.5 1.0-8.9 Projected adjusted EBITDAaL CAGR 1 (0.1) (0.2) 11.0 (5.4)-13.0 Projected capital expenditure 2 19.6-21.8 15.0-16.3 32.0-62.1 10.0-51.4 Notes: 1 Projected adjusted EBITDAaL CAGR is expressed as the compound annual growth rates in the initial five years for all cash-generating units of the plans used for impairment testing. For the purposes of this disclosure, Italy’s adjusted EBITDAaL for the year ended 31 March 2022 excludes the TIM settlement. 2 Projected capital expenditure, which excludes licences and spectrum, is expressed as capital expenditure as a percentage of revenue in the initial five years for all cash-generating units of the plans used for impairment testing. Sensitivity analysis The estimated recoverable amounts of the Group’s operations in Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain exceed their carrying values by €7.3 billion, €0.4 billion, €1.3 billion and €0.1 billion respectively. However, if the assumptions used in the impairment review were changed to a greater extent than as presented in the following table, the changes would, in isolation, lead to an impairment loss being recognised for the year ended 31 March 2022. Change required for carrying value to equal recoverable amount Germany Italy UK Spain pps pps pps pps Pre-tax discount rate 1.4 0.3 1.3 0.1 Long-term growth rate (1.4) (0.3) (1.5) (0.1) Projected adjusted EBITDAaL CAGR 1 (4.1) (0.9) (3.1) (0.4) Projected capital expenditure 2 12.6 1.8 4.3 0.5

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