Loading...
PSA2021-10-15T12:57:49+00:00

If you are interested in subscribing to our services please complete the form below


    By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

    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

    Next week sees the start of September quarter earnings season in Japan. Are we set for another record-breaking quarter for Japanese earnings, asks Pelham ………

    Read more

    Weekly News

    The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

    Oct 15

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Can automakers maintain their FY21 guidance numbers? / Sansan Inc (4443 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: US auto financial services continue to perform well / Fallout from the fourth (?) oil shock / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony / TSMC linked to new US$7bil fab in Japan / Venom 2 holds up despite James Bond release / Apple’s Q4 iPhone production 10mil units below original guidance / TSMC confirms Japan IC Fab as 22/28nm / Q3 results and Q4 outlook upbeat / Nissan presents its Intelligent Factory / Suzuki makes progress in Europe / ¥$ at 113 could add ¥85bil to Toyota’s Q3 OP

    Oct 08

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Shift Inc (3697 JT) / Sansan Inc (4443 JT) / Mercari Inc (4385 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Have memory prices stopped falling? / Ball bearings firm, partly on Q3 auto recovery hopes / MARKET / MACRO: Kishida’s policy proposals send the market lower / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Disco’s Q2 ahead of guidance / Honda enters commercial outer space business / Sumitomo Chemical firms on biotechnology / Asahi Kasei and others expanding in healthcare / Toyota and Mazda start production at new Alabama plant / Mazda expands its crossover line-up with five new models / Plus additional COMPANY NEWS

    Sep 17

    Highlights this week: REPORT: Market Strategy: Is It Time for (More) Foreign Investors to Positively Reappraise the Japanese Market? / The Automotive Operating System – the Big Issue / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Japan August SPE billings +30% YoYMACRO: Acquisitions and issues / Import / export data and foreign investor flows / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Nintendo cuts Switch price in Europe / Weekly Switch sales recover the 300K mark / Nidec outlines ¥100bil machine tool plan; Nagamori is back / NEC Mobile PoS function upgrades hit 200 mark / Apple reveals its 2021 iPhones / Investors appear trusting of Asahi Kasei's Itamar acquisition

    Sep 10

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Renesas (6723 JT) / Mitsui Mining & Smelting (5706 JT) / Shift Inc (3697 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Europe’s auto sales plunge / Firm August machine tool orders / 2Q global SPE shipments +48% YoY / Subsidies support domestic machine tool orders / Market / Macro: Nikkei 225 changes / PM Suga’s succession / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Speculation builds regarding Sony’s upcoming PS5 showcase / Sony acquires Firesprite, Canon acquires Redlen / The slowing of Nintendo Switch sales / Square Enix’s Forspoken set for Spring 2022 / PlayStation Showcase: the content and the reaction

    Sep 03

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: The Global Semiconductor Industry – Overheating or Just Warming Up? / Tokyo Electron (8035 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: China limits underage gaming to three hours a week / Japanese gaming, a roundup of the week / Japan software spend continues to boom / COMPANY INSIGHTS: News / Previews & Results / Murata’s quick restart at Fukui / underscores a healthy MLCC market / TSMC asking for 15% price cut from suppliers? / WDC enquires about a Kioxia merger / Sony’s PS5 redesign attracts controversy / Mazda tackle its China problem / Subaru’s all-new Solterra SUV EV / Daikin’s record listing highs continue /

    Aug 27

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: CyberAgent (4751 JT) in FY23 is Different from CyberAgent in FY21 / Valve’s Steam Deck: New Competition for the Switch / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Mobile game sales picking up in Asia on Covid / Government subsidies for EVs, HEVs, FCVs / MACRO / MARKET: LDP loses Yokohama seat / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: TSMC raises prices, but DRAM price slide accelerates / NEC regains No.1 spot for face recognition technology / Sony film unit sale talk is back / Square Enix and Panasonic develop a new wearable gaming speaker system / Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS

    Research Categories

    Auto Sector

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

    Read more

    Auto Parts

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

    Read more

    Internet

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

    Read more

    Telecomms

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

    Read more

    Electronic Parts & Materials

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

    Read more

    Consumer Electronics

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

    Read more

    Strategy

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

    Read more

    Capital Goods

    Analysis focuses primarily on automation and robotics…

    Read more

    Pharmaceuticals

    Analysis of the Japanese pharmaceuticals sector with particular focus on…

    Read more

    Video Games

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

    Read more

    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.

    PSA Today

    PSA Weekly

    Company Update

    In-depth – Sector

    In-depth – Company

    Weekly News
    Media
    Our Team
    Categories
    Contact Us
    Weekly News
    Media
    Our Team
    Categories
    Contact Us

    If you are interested in subscribing to our services please complete the form below


      By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

      Go to Top