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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 in, how is the Japan market looking? What does performance so far indicate for investors in 2020? Pelham sifts the factors……….

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Weekly News

The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up

Jan 17

Highlights this week: REPORTS: LCD & OLED Market Outlook; iPhone Assumptions; MACRO: Machine tool orders -34% YoY in Dec; One-offs boost November core machinery orders +18% MoM; possible summer recovery? INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Why web-based SaaS is becoming the Holy Grail for Japan’s enterprise software companies: China exposure for machinery plays; Plus 19 COMPANY INSIGHTS

Jan 10

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Yaskawa (6506 JT) FY19 Q3 Preview: Weak Q3 Could be Lower Than Expected; Yaskawa (6506 JT) FY19 Q3 Results: OP -82% YoY / Robotics & China Weak; US Auto Market Shows Resilience in 2019; Carlos Ghosn Speaks Out; Plus 15 INDUSTRY & COMPANY INSIGHTS

Dec 20

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Dentsu (4324 JT) Boiling Frog Problem; Sansan (4443 JT) Initiation: Breathing New Life into Business Cards; Hitachi (6501 JT) – Adjusting EV/OP for Recent Activity; Honda (7267 JT) – Lacklustre Growth, Long-term Concerns; INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Cyclical and structural issues in US video game market; US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement; Plus 25 additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

Dec 06

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Astellas to Acquire Audentes; Nintendo: Launch of Switch in China; INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: US auto sales rise in November on incentives, extra day; Signs of thaw in the robot market; 2020 iPhone rumours update; MACRO: Corporate Capex remains very healthy; Plus 19 additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

Nov 29

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Japanese Mobile Gaming MACRO: China profits down INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Japan’s Pharma sector in 2020; How bad is the Chinese penetration of the Japanese mobile sector market?; Restaurant review sites hit by investigation; Plus 25 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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