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Note 31. Reconciliation of IFRS to US GAAP

Since ASMI's initial listing on Nasdaq, ASMI has followed accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ('US GAAP'), both for internal as well as external purposes.

ASMI's annual report on Form 20-F, which is based on US GAAP, may contain additional information next to its Statutory annual report. The Annual report on Form 20-F, the US GAAP quarterly press releases, the Statutory interim report and the Statutory annual report are available on the Company's website (www.asm.com). For the periods presented in this Statutory annual report, the main differences between IFRS and US GAAP for ASMI relate to the following:

Year ended December 31,
Net earnings allocated to the parent of the Company in accordance with IFRS1,062,675141,317
Inventory obsolescence8(233)
GAAP differences investments(781)
Debt issuance fees(459)960
Development expenditures(799)(798)
Net earnings allocated to the parent of the Company in accordance with US GAAP1,051,893137,308
December 31,
Shareholders' equity in accordance with IFRS1,495,6411,742,906
Inventory obsolescence(1,834)(2,324)
GAAP differences investments(851)
Pension plans(246)(271)
Debt issuance fees2761,236
Development expenditures(47,537)(51,445)
Shareholders' equity bin accordance with US GAAP1,447,2491,690,200


IFRS 1 First time adoption of IFRS includes a transition option to apply IFRS 3 prospectively from the transition date (January 1, 2004). ASMI has elected to apply this option and accordingly, all accounting under Dutch GAAP for business combinations prior to January 1, 2004 is fixed at the transition date and the corresponding value of goodwill is fixed as well. As a result of amortization of goodwill under Dutch GAAP prior to January 1, 2004, the value of goodwill under IFRS as of January 1, 2004 is lower when compared to the value of goodwill under US GAAP as of January 1, 2004. Since the difference relates to non-euro denominated acquisitions, this difference will fluctuate over time with currency rate fluctuations. In addition, IFRS requires the inclusion of contingent consideration in the cost of acquisition if it is probable and can be estimated reliably, while under US GAAP, contingent consideration is generally excluded from the cost of acquisition until the contingency is resolved. As a result of the sale of the 12% share in ASMPT the difference in goodwill between US GAAP and IFRS was released.

Inventory obsolescence

Under US GAAP a write-down of inventory to market is not reversed for subsequent recoveries in value. IAS 2 requires a reversal of the write-down if the net realizable value of an item subsequently increases.

GAAP differences investments

Under US GAAP, the elimination of unrealized net income from intercompany transactions that are eliminated from the carrying amount of assets in consolidation give rise to a temporary difference for which prepaid taxes must be recognized in consolidation. Under US GAAP the prepaid taxes are calculated based on the tax rate applicable in the sellers' jurisdiction. Contrary to US GAAP, the deferred taxes under IFRS are calculated based on the tax rate applicable in the purchaser's tax jurisdiction.

Debt issuance fees

Under US GAAP debt issuance fees related to a credit facility are capitalized and amortized during the economic life of the facility. Under IFRS such debt issuance fees are recognized as expenses when incurred.

Development expenditures

IAS 38 Intangible assets requires capitalization of development expenses if, and only if, an entity can demonstrate all of the following:

  • the technical feasibility of completing the intangible asset so that it will be available for use or sale;
  • its intention to complete the intangible asset and use or sell it;
  • its ability to use or sell the intangible asset;
  • how the intangible asset will generate probable future economic benefits;
  • the availability of adequate technical, financial and other resources to complete the development and to use or sell the intangible asset; and
  • its ability to measure the expenditure attributable to the intangible asset during its development reliably.

From 2005 onwards ASMI capitalizes development expenses that meet the above-mentioned criteria in its Consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. US GAAP prohibits capitalization of research and development costs.

Pension plans

Under US GAAP, ASMI applies ASC 715, Employers' accounting for defined benefit pension and other post retirement plans - an amendment of SFAS No. 87, 88, 106, and 132(R). Accordingly, the Company recognizes in its Consolidated balance sheet an asset or a liability for the plan's overfunded status or underfunded status respectively. IAS 19 Employee benefits does not require recognition of a plan's overfunded status or underfunded status. In accordance with IAS 19R, the Company recognizes a plan's net assets or liabilities, taking into account unrecognized actuarial losses and transition amounts.

Welcome to our 2014 Corporate reporting site

ASMI has a dual listing on Nasdaq (North America) and Euronext (the Netherlands). Our full 2014 Annual report is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS'), as endorsed by the European Union and can be viewed online conveniently. We also file the Annual report on Form 20-F with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which is available as a PDF. All our 2014 reports can be downloaded quickly and easily.



Our Statutory annual report provides a comprehensive overview of company developments in 2014. It has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') as endorsed by the European Union.


FORM 20-F 2014

Form 20-F 2014, which is compiled based on US GAAP, has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It may contain information additional to the Statutory annual report.



Our goal is to create better products and add value to the company, our stakeholders and society at large in a responsible, sustainable manner. Our CS report covers all aspects of our efforts to manage our business responsibly.



The Remuneration report 2014 provides a breakdown
of our Management Board and Supervisory Board remuneration.



With dual listing in North America and the Netherlands, we report in US GAAP and IFRS. This document outlines the main differences for ASMI relating to US GAAP and IFRS.