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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

    Amid all the weird and not always wonderful results from Japanese blue chips, the enterprise software companies have been consistently providing results and forecasts above expectations. Is it time for a sector-wide reassessment?……

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    Weekly News

    The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

    May 14

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Asahi Kasei (3407 JT) Nissan Motor (7201 JT) COMPANY RESULTS: Gaming: Capcom / SQE / Bandai Namco Technology: NEC / Rohm / Tokyo Seimitsu Autos / Auto Parts: Toyota Motor / Subaru / Suzuki / Mazda / Isuzu / Toyota Industries / Diamond Elec COMPANY NEWS / INSIGHTS Hitachi-supplied trains to the UK show hairline fractures HCM meeting highlights three positives How the technology of its RE Engine has transformed Capcom’s fortunes

    May 07

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Nabtesco (6268 JT) Fanuc (6954 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: New and used car prices soar in the US Strong April US Autos Sales MACRO: Money supply Retail spending trends COMPANY NEWS & INSIGHTS: Sony branching out on exclusives Toyota buys Lyft’s AD technology New information on Nabtesco NTT Docomo invests in Medley Cybozu March total sales higher, Cloud sales slow a little Plus additional COMPANY PREVIEWS, RESULTS & INSIGHTS

    Apr 23

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Nabtesco (6268 JT) Chugai Pharm (4519 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: March US console game spending highest ever for month MARKET / MACRO: SoE / Olympus / ETFs Newly listed on Mothers, Visional Inc +40% from IPO price Department store data worse than it appears COMPANY INSIGHTS: Hope Inc unveils extent of power price surge losses (and yes, they’re bad) Toyota’s electrification balancing act: reveals new EV & EV sub-brand Sumco stresses the need for new capacity Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS & PREVIEWS

    Apr 16

    Highlights this week: REPORTS: Toyota's (7203 JT) Hydrogen Bet – Excellent Outlook for Fuel Cell Technologies Yaskawa’s (6506 JT) FY20 Results and Outlook INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: • Are we overdue consolidation in the Japanese video game industry? Japan March machine tool or-ders +21% MoM / +65% YoY • NAND prices rallying • Supply chain tensions with China could intensify MACRO: Punchy China data Commodities higher Plus COMPANY INSIGHTS & RESULTS/PREVIEWS

    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

    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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