Excellence in Mining – Winner

Perenti congratulates idoba’s President, Sarah Coleman, on winning the ‘Excellence in Mining Award’ at the national Women in Industry Awards night on Thursday 8th September at Doltone House, Jones Bay Warf, Sydney.

The Women in Industry Awards recognise outstanding women from across a range of industrial sectors, including those who work in mining, transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and construction and infrastructure.

The ‘Excellence in Mining Award’ recognises an individual who has made a positive contribution to one of the many facets of the mining industry. Sarah has vast experience in mining and management consulting, with an impressive background spanning operations, improvement, innovation, technology, and asset management.

Under Sarah’s leadership as President, idoba has grown through the strategic acquisitions of Optika Solutions, Orelogy, and Atmorphis, and is now a leading innovation ecosystem.

“I’ve had an amazing opportunity over the last couple of years to really look at how we rethink, transform and disrupt the mining industry. In my view we can’t innovate without diversity and I’m very privileged to say that our team is over 40% female and we have a strong autistic and neurodiverse contingent in the team.

Unlocking the potential of women in our industry has been a personal and professional passion of mine. It’s an incredible honour to be presented with the award and I am so excited to see current and future generations of excellent women bringing their unique ideas, perspective, and diverse skills to the mining and technology industries.” Sarah said.

Sarah has previously been recognised for her excellence, including being named in WA Business News’ ‘40 under 40’ list, acknowledged as a female finalist for ‘Most Outstanding Young Professional’ by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy and named WA State Owner Manager of the Year by the Australian Institute of Management.

Perenti Managing Director and CEO, Mark Norwell states,“We are extremely proud of Sarah and all of her achievements, both personal and professional. The work she has accomplished in bringing idoba to life is testament to her intelligence and dedication and it is great to see her hard work recognised at the Women in Industry Awards.”

idoba is a technology driven service offering for Perenti and the mining industry, that leverages in-house technology and data expertise to add value to our global mining services activities.

Perenti congratulates the Excellence in Mining finalists, Gina Rinehart and Maria Ruiz, as well as all other finalists and award winners from the Women in Industry Awards. 

To the full Excellence in Mining Award media release.  

Perenti posts strong finish to FY22 and well positioned for further earnings growth in FY23

Perenti has delivered strong FY22 financial and operational results, headlined by a significant step-up in 2H22 earnings, and continued improvement in leverage.

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and CEO of Perenti, said: “Our strategic focus on maximising cashflow generation from our activities, effectively managing capital and driving operational performance, combined with the professionalism, dedication and resilience of our people, has enabled Perenti to deliver solid financial results for FY22, with a strong second half.

“Our 9,000 employees continue to show dedication, passion and resilience, collectively contributing to our improving performance. On behalf of the Board and Group Executive Committee, I thank them for everything they have done in what remains a challenging environment.

“We have continued to re-shape our business and are positioned to create a blended portfolio of complementary services through three operating divisions. This portfolio will be underpinned by our Contract Mining Division, which remains our core business and is the source of our major growth projects with globally recognised and respected brands.

“Our portfolio also includes the divisions of Mining Services and idoba, which will both support our contract mining activities as well as provide strong medium and long-term growth opportunities in new and future facing services, with lower capital intensity.

“Combined with a streamlined corporate centre, Perenti is positioned to deliver a step-up in cash backed profits in FY23, with further improvements expected to drive earnings growth through to FY25 and beyond.”

For more information on Perenti’s FY22 Full Year Results visit our Investor Centre.

Perenti announces strategic investment in idoba by Sumitomo Corporation

Perenti is pleased to announce it has successfully executed a share sale agreement in relation to a strategic investment by Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo) in idoba, Perenti’s technology informed services business. The transaction further strengthens Sumitomo’s commitment to the idoba business, following the Memorandum of Understanding announced in February 2022.

Under the Agreement, Sumitomo will acquire 10% of the issued shares in idoba for a total of $5.4 million. This implies a current idoba Equity Value of $54.0 million and Enterprise Value of $80.0 million reflecting the unique value proposition of the idoba ecosystem, and the significant embedded growth potential within both its consulting services and suite of Software as a Service products.

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Perenti, said that the strategic investment in idoba by a world class counterparty is in recognition of the embedded value of idoba within Perenti, and the substantial growth opportunity that the business represents.

More information on the agreement can be found in our Investor Centre.

Perenti delivers solid results in-line with expectations

Perenti has delivered solid financial and operational results for the six months ended 31 December 2021 that reflect significant revenue growth despite the continued COVID-19 challenges, while progressing the ramp-up of several growth projects and taking proactive portfolio and capital management measures to generate cash and support sustainable leverage reduction.

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and CEO of Perenti, said: “We are pleased with the overall performance of the Group over the last six months. The business has delivered solid consolidated results that show an improvement on the prior half and are consistent with guidance despite the continuation, and in some cases worsening, of macro-economic and operating conditions.

“Labour has remained tight, supply chains have continued to see disruptions, and the impacts of COVID-19 have arguably worsened both domestically and internationally. Yet despite this, our people have remained resilient which is absolutely appreciated by all of our Executives and the Board.

“Impressively, we welcomed almost 1,000 additional employees into the business, we continued to see improvements in our AMS business reflecting the positive outcomes of our recent strategic review and remained focused on delivering on our commitments while creating enduring value for all stakeholders.

“Looking ahead to the remainder of FY22, we expect the current macro-economic landscape to persist until the end of FY22 but remain confident in Perenti’s ability to continue to deliver on our commitments to our employees, our clients, our suppliers and our shareholders.”

To the full Perenti 1H22 Results media release.   

idoba collaborates with Sumitomo Corporation under MOU

idoba, Perenti’s technology driven products and services business, has been operating under a Memorandum of Understanding with Sumitomo Corporation for the co-creation and joint development of digital mining products for the advancement of sustainable mining practices.

Sumitomo is a major investment and trading group, consisting of over 900 companies in 112 countries. Sumitomo will leverage its global mining industry network to bring a unique user perspective that will complement Perenti and idoba’s mining services and technology expertise.

Under the terms of the MOU, Sumitomo and idoba will collaborate and jointly develop digital mining services, including mining process optimisation and carbon footprint management.
• Mining process optimisation – by connecting and analysing mine performance data to predict future performance and provide decision support; and
• Carbon footprint management – to generate predictive decision guidance that will help mine owners on their pathway to net zero carbon equivalent emissions, while optimising cashflow and performance against global emission standards.

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and CEO of Perenti, said, “Our agreement with Sumitomo is a vote of confidence in idoba’s industry-leading capability. The combination of Sumitomo, idoba and our contract mining expertise will support our business evolving to meet the needs of the ever-changing mining industry and global expectations.

“In idoba we are building an innovation-based business with a focus on helping clients achieve operational excellence and world’s-best environmental performance through product and service development.”

Sarah Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of idoba, said, “The mining industry recognises the value that advanced digital technologies bring to operational performance, asset efficiency and sustainable business.

“The MOU with Sumitomo will help us expand our suite of technology driven products and services to meet the mining industry’s demand for technology and sustainability to be integrated with mining domain expertise, and a human-centred approach.”

Read the full ASX release here.

idoba grows capability with Orelogy and Atomorphis aquisitions

idoba’s strategic acquisitions of two complementary businesses, Orelogy and Atomorphis, are aligned with Perenti’s strategy of establishing digital, innovation and technology services that improve sustainability and operational performance outcomes for the mining industry.

Orelogy are specialist resource consultants with multi-commodity expertise across resource sector project development and management, mine planning and cost modelling optimisation, as well as pre-feasibility and feasibility studies. Orelogy has a track record of delivering significant value across a range of projects and commodities.

Atomorphis is a resource sector data science group that delivers agent-based software modelling capability. Agent-based modelling is the next iteration in Discrete Event Simulation. Their solutions include modelling mine fleet variability in 3D using parameters such as loading rates, payload, spotting and dumping times. This provides mining companies with the ability to model their operations and see the true impact of fleet interactions, increasing productivity and reducing costs.

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and CEO of Perenti, said, “We are extremely pleased to add agile and innovative businesses like Orelogy and Atomorphis into Perenti. The expertise of Orelogy and Atomorphis will add value to our contract mining business and as part of idoba will continue building out the required capability in support of our strategy.

“In idoba we are building an innovation-based business with a focus on helping clients achieve operational excellence and world’s-best environmental performance through product and service development.”

Sarah Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of idoba, said, “The mining industry recognises the value that advanced digital technologies bring to operational performance, asset efficiency and sustainable business.

“The acquisitions of Orelogy and Atomorphis will help us expand our suite of technology driven products and services to meet the mining industry’s demand for technology and sustainability to be integrated with mining domain expertise, and a human-centred approach.”

Read the full ASX release here.