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Impressive team work from our client amaysim, who after disrupting the mobile market to become the fourth largest Australian telco, has received a $250 million bid from Optus, in an offer amaysim CEO Peter O‘Connell, describes as “too good to refuse”. amaysim’s share price was up...

Just four months in the seat, Boral’s recently appointed CEO, Zlatko Todorcevski, has delivered what media have called a “juicy deal” – selling Boral’s half share in plasterboard maker USG Boral for close to $1.5 billion to German conglomerate Knauf. The deal is part of a...

We are pleased to be shortlisted for this year’s Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards for our Financial Communications Campaign - “Launching a fintech unicorn” - with Judo Bank. The Golden Target Awards are Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious public relations and communications awards - and we...

We recently interviewed Vas Kolesnikoff at ISS as part of our On the Couch with Cannings podcast series. Vas is Head of Australia and NZ Research and oversees research, board engagement and voting recommendations for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). The key take-outs from our discussion about...

Cannings’ coaches have been kept busy over the few past weeks, hosting seven workshops for six organisations, both in the private and not for profit sectors. The customised sessions covered: Tips and tricks to ‘engage’ a virtual audience Winning techniques when pitching or presenting One on...

1. Distilling the impact of COVID-19 As expected, we have seen during reporting season that COVID-19 has had a material impact on corporate earnings.  Investors are interested in understanding this impact versus underlying industry and business trends but precisely quantifying this can be challenging. Now, as...

Recently, my colleague Susie Reinhardt and I sat down with Matthew Nicholas from Credit Suisse and Paul Biddle from Celeste Funds, for our On The Couch With Cannings podcast, to discuss what investors are expecting from listed companies as they report results this month. Here...

The upcoming August reporting season is set to be like no other. Given the negative impact of COVID-19 on many companies over the last six months, it may be tempting to withdraw and look inwards, as we tend to do in times of trouble. In fact,...