The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-up (week to 08 Dec)

Highlighting Reports on CyberAgent / Cyberdyne and Comments on Sony’s PS4 Products/ Video Game Plays / Canon’s Q3 / 5G Capex Plays / TDK’s FY18 Outlook / the LCD vs OLED iPhone

The Weekly Comment by Pelham Smithers

News comes that Japan’s economy grew at 2.5% annualised in the September quarter, and not at the 1.4% the government originally stated. We consider the issues this raises.

Reports / Flash Notes Published This Week: Headlines at a Glance

1. Steel Sector Primer – The Current Situation Looks Favourable for Japanese Steel Makers
2. November US Auto Sales – Mixed Performance of the Japanese
3. CyberAgent (4751) – Recent Sell-off Represents a Good Re-entry Point
4. Cyberdyne (7779): Moving Towards an Inflection Point

Company / Sector / Thematic Comments at a Glance

Technology: Consumer Electronics / Industrial Electronics / Electronic Components / Precision / SPE

1. Sony (6758): Successful PSVR Trial / Impressive PS4, PSVR Stats / 3D Sensor Mass-Production
2. Capcom (9697): Beta trial for Monster Hunter: World Unveiled
3. Gumi (3903): 2Q Numbers Beat Company Forecasts, but Falls Short of Toyo Keizai’s Estimates
4. Nintendo (7974): Animal Crossing App is Not Monetizing; Read-Across to DeNA (2432)
5. DeNA (2432) and Nissan (7201) To Develop Self-Drive EVs
6. Soft99 (4464): Shining Performance
7. Canon (7751): Sell-side Analysts Continue to Tweak Forecasts Higher
8. Anritsu (6754): Is it the Only Early Cycle Play on 5G? / Keysight Technologies Offers Insight to 5G Spend
9. Advantest (6857): Positive Nikkei Article…or is it?

Chemicals / Electronic Materials

10. TDK (6762): The Nikkei Produces Some Punchy FY18 Forecasts
11. JOLED to Mass Produce 21.6-inch Printed OLED Screens, Securing Financing
12. Sumitomo Chemical (4005): Sowing Seeds with DowDuPont / Good New for SUN-101/eFlow
13. The Supposed 2018 LCD iPhone and the Japanese Supply Chain

Autos

14. Honda (7267): Potential Pay-out from the Takata Restitution Fund / AI Development
15. Peugeot to work with Nidec (6594) on Electric Motors
Auto Parts / Machinery
16. Daikin (6367): Impact of Copper, Aluminium Pricing…and a Cold Start to Winter in Japan
17. Komatsu (6301): President’s Interview

Internet

18. LINE (3938): Growth in Ads Business Fully Reflected?
19. GREE (3632): Stock Losing Ground as Excitement around SINoALICE Wanes

Pharma

20. Chugai (4519): More Good Trial News for Hemlibra
21. Cyberdyne (7779): Confirming our View it does Not Qualify as a Short-Sell

Macro

22. Rising Scrap Steel / Coking Prices: Who Wins?
23. Offer to Cut Corporate Tax Rates Has Conditions

PSA Company Visits, Tours and Interviews

• Visited Nitto Denko (6988), Daikin (6367), Mitsubishi Electric (6503)
• Conference call with Nissha Printing (7915)

List of PSA Published Reports since Sept 2017

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