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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

    Two weeks into trading for 2021 and Japan has enjoyed a decent start.
    Pelham reviews what has driven the performance thus far and notes that we seem to be more of a stock pickers’ market rather than the more stylized and thematic markets that we saw through much of 2020…

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    Weekly News

    The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

    Jan 15

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Sony (6758 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: More auto production cuts due to global chip shortage The NAND conundrum SPE strong China driving automation COMPANY INSIGHTS: BASE Inc forms an alliance with note Inc Sony’s Vision S, one year on Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS & RESULTS

    Dec 31

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Out now: the PSA Japan Perspective 2021 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: PC component shortages abound Materials manufacturers’ shares mixed MACRO: Jobs offers : applicants / CPI / Nov IP / Suga’s popularity COMPANY RESULTS / FORECASTS: Cybozu’s investments for growth will depress FY21 OP by 50%+ Demae-Can’s results disappoint the market Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

    Dec 24

    Highlights this week: COMPANY INSIGHTS: Cyberpunk 2077 and the Sony brand Capcom showcases Monster Hunter Rise Cybozu’s strong November Oracle Japan FY20 H1: steady as she goes ENECHANGE’s explosive IPO debut MACRO: Japan Dec bonuses down 9% YoY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Automakers in India to raise prices MLCC makers considering price hikes Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

    Dec 18

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: A look at Yappli’s upcoming IPO Nidec (6594 JT) as an EV play MACRO: Tankan better than expected; PMI disappointed, as did CPI Solid China data for November What to keep an eye on over Christmas INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: DRAM prices rising COMPANY INSIGHTS: Cult hit game Among Us has arrived on Switch Mobile update: Just Cause IP coming to mobile in 2021; Street Fighter slides Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

    Dec 11

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Sansan Inc (4443 JT) INDUSTRY INSISIGHTS: Japan unveils its hydrogen program Digital console game sales struggling MACRO: Q3 GDP / Nov household spending and bankruptcies COMPANY INSIGHTS: New NEC contracts underscore changing business Update on Kuroda Precision’s in-vogue Fastec system Might NTT push through a merger of the NEC and Fujitsu telecom equipment businesses? Plus additional 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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