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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)20 3740 5500.

    Weekly Comment
    by Pelham Smithers

    ‘Barbarians at the Gate’, or buy signal? Taking a global, historical perspective, Pelham considers whether the bid by UK private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for Toshiba is signalling a massive opportunity in Japanese equities…..

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    Weekly News

    The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

    Apr 09

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Sony (6758 JT) Fanuc (6954 JT) Toshiba (6502 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Camera industry’s horror show Strong outperformance of Japanese automakers in the US in CY21 Q1 MACRO: Weak household spending, wage data for February China PPI COMPANY INSIGHTS: Is Sony the big winner from Covid Mark II? Sony in 5-yr Netflix exclusivity deal / Sony Music continues to acquire IP Plus additional COMPANY RESULTS & INSIGHTS

    Apr 01

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Japan Market Strategy Toyota Industries (6201 JT) MACRO: Retail sales; jobs data Tankan looking optimistic INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Greenhouse gases are a hot topic Implications of an emissions trading scheme Expectations for President Biden’s Infrastructure plan COMPANY INSIGHTS: NEC “Face Express” to be trialled in April, launched in July Hitachi to acquire GlobalLogic for ¥1tril Plus additional INDUSTRY & COMPANY INSIGHTS

    Mar 26

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: JSR (4185 JT) Jig-Saw Inc (3914 JT) Intel to the rescue MACRO: Renesas and the Fed bet BoJ virus lending hits record ¥18.7tril COMPANY INSIGHTS: JSR’s strategy looks solid but not surprising Mitsui M&S revises up INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Positive outlook for auto financial services China automation dip Plus additional COMPANY & INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

    Mar 19

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Cybozu (4776 JT) Nissan Motor (7201 JT) Diamond Electric (6699 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Memory price moves Bitcoin heading to US$60,000 again Positive forex development for automakers Petrochemical shares rise on recovering prices Hydrogen story moves to “fire ice” COMPANY INSIGHTS: Will FY21 be better for Nintendo than FY20? NEC meshes Japan My Number system with ID verification and personal authentication Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

    Mar 12

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Square Enix (9684 JT) at a crossroads Nippon Steel (5401 JT), steelmaking, and the potential for a hydrogen-based solution INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Is SOX being sold off on valuations, outlook, or “a bit of both”? Do electric mini cars make sense? MACRO: Feb bank lending Revised Q4 2020 GDP Labour cash earnings Feb PPI Plus COMPANY INSIGHTS

    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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