During the first quarter of 2019, a situation was detected in the Consolidated Annual Accounts at 31 December 2018 in relation to the accounting for hyperinflation in the Argentine subsidiaries of the Parent Company in accordance with IAS 29.
This situation corresponded to the recording of a higher consolidated result in 2018 derived from hyperinflation in Argentine subsidiaries, when a net amount of 19 million euros before minority interests should have been recorded directly in reserves. This therefore supposes a reclassification between the result and equity without there being any additional impact to consider.
Following a report from the Audit and Control Committee, the Board of Directors considered that the situation revealed did not represent a very significant impact on the Consolidated Annual Accounts at 31 December 2018 in the context of Article 38 of the Commercial Code as it did not affect the financial or equity position of the Company, and did not justify, therefore, the consolidated annual accounts be restated.
Based on the foregoing, the aforementioned reclassification has been recorded in equity balances at 1 January 2018, which has resulted in higher consolidated reserves of 16,212 thousand euros and a lower consolidated result for the same amount. On the other hand, the effect of the reclassification on minority interests was 3,177 thousand euros as higher reserves and the same amount as lower gain/(loss) and supposes zero effect on this heading of the abridged consolidated statement of changes in net equity (See Note 15.4).