Translation of a report and financial statements originally issued in Spanish. In the event of discrepancy, the Spanish-language version prevails.
We have audited the financial statements of PALMA PICTURES THE MEDITERRANEAN PRODUCTION CENTER, S.L. (the Company), which comprise the balance sheet as at December 31, 2018, the income statement, the statement of changes in equity, the cash flow statement, and the notes thereto for the year then ended.
In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements give a true and fair view, in all material respects, of the equity and financial position of the Company as at December 31, 2018 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework for financial information in Spain (identified in Note 2 to the accompanying financial statements) and, specifically, the accounting principles and criteria contained therein.
Basis for opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with prevailing audit regulations in Spain. Our responsibilities under those regulations are further described in the Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report.
We are independent of the Company in accordance with the ethical requirements, including those related to independence, that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in Spain as required by prevailing audit regulations. In this regard, we have not provided non-audit services nor have any situations or circumstances arisen that might have compromised our mandatory independence in a manner prohibited by the aforementioned requirements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.
Most relevant audit issues
Most relevant audit issues are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were the most significant assessed risks of material misstatements in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These risks were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our audit opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these risks.
Revenue recognition at year-end
Description Income is recognised once the risks and benefits related to the services rendered have been transferred to the clients and the amount, together with the related costs incurred can be reliably assessed. Given their significant effect on the income statement and considering that the generally accepted Audit Standards presume that revenue recognition is a potential risk of material misstatement, we have considered this matter to be one of the most relevant aspects of our audit.
Our response Our audit procedures have mainly consisted in:
- the understanding of the Company’s revenue recognition process.
- the performance of substantive analytical procedures consisting of the review of the income evolution, comparing the income with that recognised in the prior year.
- the performance cut-off substantive procedures of operations for a sample of income transactions at closing in order to conclude whether they were accounted for based on the actual flow of services rendered.
- the performance of analytical procedures on the review of journal entries related to revenue.
- the review of the balances pending collection through client confirmations and/or alternative procedures based on the available supporting documentation.
Other information: management report
Other information refers exclusively to the 2018 management report, the preparation of which is the responsibility of the Company’s directors and is not an integral part of the financial statements.
Our audit opinion on the financial statements does not cover the management report. In conformity with prevailing audit regulations in Spain, our responsibility in terms of the management report is to assess and report on the consistency of the management report with the financial statements based on the knowledge of the entity we obtained while auditing the financial statements, and not including any information not obtained as evidence during the course of the audit. In addition, our responsibility is to assess and report on whether the content and presentation of the management report are in conformity with applicable regulations. If, based on the work carried out, we conclude that there are material misstatements, we are required to disclose them.
Based on the work performed, as described in the above paragraph, the information contained in the management report is consistent with that provided in the 2018 financial statements and their content and presentation are in conformity with applicable regulations.
Directors’ responsibilities for the financial statements
The directors are responsible for the preparation of the accompanying financial statements so that they give a true and fair view of the equity, financial position and results of the Company, in accordance with the regulatory framework for financial information applicable to the Company in Spain, identified in Note 2 to the accompanying financial statements, and for such internal control as they determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.
Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion.
Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with prevailing audit regulations in Spain will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.
As part of an audit in accordance with prevailing audit regulations in Spain, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
- Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.
- Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.
- Conclude on the appropriateness of the director’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.
- Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.
- We communicate with the directors of the Company regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
From the significant risks communicated with the Company’s directors, we determine those that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of the current period and are therefore the most significant assessed risks.
We describe those risks in our auditor’s report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter.
ERNST & YOUNG, S.L.
Original signed by
Juan Manuel Martín de Vidales Bennásar