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    Pelham Smithers Associates

    Pelham Smithers Associates is a leading English language independent research provider covering the Japanese stock market. We focus primarily on Japanese manufacturing – TMT, autos, pharma, and machinery – and on internet plays and video games. We also write on market strategy.

    Founded in 2009, Pelham Smithers Associates has steadily built up a blue chip institutional stock investing client base as paying readers of its research. We are fortunate in having benefited from word of mouth recommendations. We are recognised by our clients as a go-to provider of in-depth analysis and explanation of new technologies emanating from Japan and the impact of these on both Japanese companies and companies globally.

    One of the firm’s founders, Pelham Smithers, is a world expert on consumer technology trends and appears regularly in the financial media. Another, Julie Boote, is a high-profile commentator on automotive technology, having started her career at Ford Motor. In aggregate, our research team has accrued over a hundred years of knowledge while carrying out Japanese equity research.

    PSA produces both company and sector reports. These tend to focus on the manufacturing technologies at the core of companies’ endeavours. We aim to identify the winners and losers as new technologies come to impact the top and bottom lines of corporations. Central to PSA research is clear explanation of how these new technologies work and how they affect both companies and industries.  While our primary focus is on Japanese equity research, our approach enables us to discover investment opportunities outside of Japan.

    PSA also produces widely read daily and weekly commentary. Our daily tends to pick up on the development of themes previously identified in PSA reports. The PSA weekly summarises recently produced reports and collates the daily commentary plus analysts’ additional short comments, week by week.

    PSA’s clients include globally-renowned mutual funds as well as smaller, even start-up, specialist investment advisors.

    PSA research is available on Factset, Thomson Reuters, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg (PSAZ), RSRCHX and Research Pool. Research can also be sent by PSA’s sales team email to PMs and analysts.

    If you would like to discuss terms for research provision to your firm by Pelham Smithers Associates, kindly contact Co-Founder James Ford, either by email, at james@pelhamsmithers.com, or by calling +44 (0)1548 857358.

    Weekly Comment
    by Pelham Smithers

    Japan’s current advantage is that corporate reform has led to increased returns to shareholders, but this has yet to be fully recognized in stock prices. You also have a corporate system which, while not to everyone’s tastes, may well be better suited than are many other markets to the problems we face today, argues Pelham…….

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    Weekly News

    The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

    May 27

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: The Global Semiconductor Industry – Introduction to the Data Processing Unit / Ferrotec (6890 JT): Capacity Expansion Leap over FY22~FY23 / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Will the new minicar EV kick-start an EV boom in Japan? / Echoes of Asian chip sector sentiment in 2021 as broker calls the US semiconductor sector “uninvestable” / Japan SPE billings +9% YoY in April / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Share buybacks continue apace / Nvidia, Alphabet, and lessons from the Japanese market crash of 1990 / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Our thoughts on Sony’s Investor Day presentations / Sony, again, goes after photo / video production market with new phone

    May 20

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Why semiconductor stocks need a reappraisal / Square Enix (9684 JT) / Mitsubishi Motors (7211 JT) / Nomura Research Institute (4307 JT) / Enechange (4169 JT) / Ukraine From an Eastern Europe Perspective / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Autos outlook for FY22; an overview / Global auto sales plunge at beginning of fiscal year / Japan, UK in fighter jet tie-up move / Q1 2022 camera shipments / Game console sales continue to struggle / COMPANY PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Consumer Electronics / Gaming results comments for: Square Enix (9684 JT), GungHo (3765 JT) / Disappointing results and outlook for Yamaha Motors (7272 JT) / Machinery results for Daifuku (6383 JT)

    May 13

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Yaskawa Electric (6506 JT) / Kaneka (4118 JT) / NRI (4307 JT) / COMPANY NEWS: Daikin resumes Shanghai production / NTT Data to combine overseas operations with parent NTT Corp / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Wage growth / household spending / JGB yields / COMPANY PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Consumer Electronics / Gaming results for: Sony (6758 JT), Nintendo (7974 JT), Capcom (9697 JT), Panasonic (6752 JT), Sega Sammy (6460 JT) / COMPONENTS & PRECISION RESULTS for: Taiyo Yuden (6967 JT), Rohm (6963 JT), Nikon (7731 JT), Tokyo Electron (8035 JT) / / AUTO RESULTS: MMC (7211 JT), Toyota (7203 JT), Suzuki (7269 JT), Subaru (7270JT), Nissan (7201 JT)

    May 06

    Highlights this week: MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Big week for Japan economic data / Brewers’ price hike expectations / PMIs: Japan Vs China / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony: 10 gender claims thrown out / FTC probing Sony Bungie acquisition / Koei Tecmo 4Q FY21 OP +47% / SQE sells Marvel/Tomb Raider studios / Shimano 1Q FY22 OP +17% / Canon 1Q FY22 OP +8% YoY / Renesas 1Q FY22 OP +232% YoY / Advantest 4Q FY21 OP +37% YoY / Shinko 4Q FY21 OP +124% YoY / Alps Alpine 4Q FY21 OP +65% YoY / Murata 4Q OP +20% YoY / Nidec confident about Auto business / Nitto Denko FY22 assumes ¥112/$ / TDK Ventures’ unique style / Hoya record earnings & buyback

    Apr 22

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Price Challenges for Japan’s Materials Manufacturers / Renault’s EV Spin-off Plans; Consequences for Nissan / Sony Outlook for FY22 / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Japan machinery order backlog hits new high in February / Signs of thaw in the Chinese video game sector / Don’t throw away your washing machine! The chip shortage takes a peculiar turn / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Kuroda on inflation / Inflation and the yen / China March macro data / Currency impacts starting to become very significant / March headline inflation / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony: ups Epic Games stake / delays in PSVR2 and Across the Spider-verse to 2023?

    Apr 08

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Wacom (6727 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: February camera shipments weak / Japanese machinery stocks may be at risk if Russia becomes an ESG issue / China lockdown threatens already weak smartphone market / Semiconductor order lead time continues to rise despite production ramp-up / Global auto sales under pressure / COMPANY INSIGTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Honda and GM to extend their EV collaboration / Denso sags on Honda / GM EV tie-up / Sony looks to be a loser from the Honda / GM EV tie-up / Might Microsoft add Activision games to Game Pass? / Can Panasonic resolve its main problem of lack of scale?

    Research Categories

    Auto Sector

    Analysis of global automobile companies with a special focus on Japan’s assemblers…

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    Auto Parts

    Looking at auto component makers in a separate context from their respective…

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    Internet

    The main focus is on internet companies in the Far East. This covers companies involved in…

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    Telecomms

    Analysis of the Japanese telecoms sector, highlighting differences in business strategy…

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    Electronic Parts & Materials

    The main focus is on Japan’s electronics industry supply chain firms…

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    Consumer Electronics

    Analysis of the global electronics market with a focus on the role Japanese companies…

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    Strategy

    In the first week of every calendar year Pelham Smithers writes the substantive…

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    Capital Goods

    Analysis focuses primarily on automation and robotics…

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    Pharmaceuticals

    Analysis of the Japanese pharmaceuticals sector with particular focus on…

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    Video Games

    Analysis of the Japanese video sector including the nascent eSports market…

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    Reports

    We produce 5 types of research – PSA Today is our daily product, that focuses on the companies and sectors PSA analysts cover. It is integral to our evolving research and is a vehicle for analysts to confirm or change their investment views. PSA Weekly highlights what the PSA team has produced in the week. It summarises PSA’s published reports; contains analysts’ key company / sector comments; and includes a weekly strategy comment. It is also where the team likes to signpost their ideas for the week to come. In-depth Company provides detailed analysis of individual companies. Company Update are the follow up to the reports we have written. In-depth Sector provides a detailed analysis of the sectors our analysts cover.

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