This Drug Wholesaler Looks Attractive If You Can Get Your Hands On It – SSE: 3055 Hokuyaku Takeyama Holdings

Thinking Points

  • Hokuyaku Takeyama Holdings (SSE: 3055) trades at a discount (negative Enterprise Value!) relative to industry peers despite comparable business performance.
  • Unfortunately, the company is out of reach for many investors as it trades on the Sapporo Stock Exchange.
  • Investors serious about Japanese small caps ought to consider opening a brokerage account with one of Japan’s major securities companies that can trade securities on smaller exchanges or in the “green sheet” market (Japanese OTC).

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Drug Stores Inconveniencing 7-Eleven

Thinking Points

  • Drug stores are entering convenience territory, offering goods typically available at convenience stores.
  • Convenience chains are fighting back by slowly working into the more regulated OTC drug market, mostly through partnerships with drug and pharmacy chains.
  • The distinguishing characteristics of the convenience, drug store, and pharmacy industry are less apparent now.

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