Basic Information on the Parent Company and Accounting Policies (FAS)


Basic information on the company

Digia Plc is the parent company of the Digia Group. It is domiciled in Helsinki and its registered office is at Valimotie 21, FI-00380 Helsinki, Finland. Digia Plc’s active subsidiaries are Digia Finland Ltd, The Qt Company Oy, Digia Sweden AB, Digia Software (Chengdu) Co, The Qt Company, The Qt Company AS and The Qt Company GmbH.

Accounting policies

The parent company’s financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Finnish Accounting Standards (FAS). The financial statements are based on original acquisition costs. Book values based on original costs have been reduced to correspond to fair value as necessary.

Since 1 June 2005, the parent company has operated as the Group’s administrative company and charged the Group companies for services rendered.

Pension schemes

The Group’s pension schemes are arranged through a pension insurance company. Pension premiums and expenses allocated to the financial period are based on confirmations received from the insurance company. Pension expenses are recognised as expenses for the year in which they arise.

Leasing payments

Leasing payments are recognised as annual expenses.

Extraordinary items

Extraordinary income and expenses include substantial non-recurring income and expenses not associated with actual business operations. In the reporting period 2014, Group contributions received were recognised as extraordinary items.

Fixed assets, depreciation and amortisation

Fixed assets are recognised in the balance sheet at immediate cost less planned depreciation and amortisation.

The economic lives underlying planned depreciation and amortisation are as follows:

Intangible assets  
Intangible rights  3–5 years
Other long-term expenses 3 years


Tangible assets  
Buildings and structures   25 years
Machinery and equipment  3–8 years


Purchases of fixed assets with an economic life of less than three years are recognised as annual expenses.