We were pleased to see the latest edition of 'How does it stack up?' in Investors Chronicle this week.

It's a great feature, which analyses the research in depth, and discusses our top 10, our methodology behind the ranking and the opinion pieces found within the report, written by our investor engagement team.

Here's an extract from the article:

Radley Yeldar (RY)... put together its 2018 edition of 'How does it stack up?', A review of FTSE 100 narrative reporting'. As part of its research, the consultancy wanted to know why so many business models fail to bring meaningful insight into the operations of a business and, more specifically, where business model disclosures are going wrong.

For RY, the merits of company reporting are built around four key issues: understanding the business, explaining and measuring financial performance, sustainability issues and how effectively the story is explained.

Applying these principles allowed RY to compile a 'top 10' list of companies whose reporting practices most impressed. Taking the top spot was Land Securities (LAND), which RY credited for having done "a lot of work" on its annual report, particularly the remuneration report, which was deemed "more accessible". Runner-up Mondi (MNDI) was praised for its sustainability report, which clearly identified the company’s commitments and performance measures. And IC Tip of the Year BT Group (BT.A) was credited for its reporting on resources and relationships – an area RY claims many companies fall short on.


This is an extract from an article in Investors Chronicle. Read to article in full here.

Download 'How does it stack up' 2018 here.

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