Where significant influence is exercised, associated companies in non-consolidated group companies are valued under the net asset value method, but not lower than a nil value. This net asset value is based on the same accounting principles as applied by Bouwinvest.
Associated companies with a negative net equity value are valued at nil. If the company fully or partly guarantees the liabilities of the associated company concerned, or has the effective obligation respectively to enable the associated company to pay its (share of the) liabilities, a provision is formed. Upon determining this provision, provisions for doubtful debts already deducted from receivables from the associated company are taken into account.
When significant influence is exercised, associated companies are valued at net asset value. When no significant influence is exercised, associated companies are valued at cost less impairment, if applicable. With the valuation of associated companies any impairment in value is taken into account.