Reader question: The Bank of Kyoto?
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Someone wrote an article on Seeking Alpha a few weeks ago about the Bank of Kyoto’s non-core equity portfolio, which sits on unrealised gains of JPY 1 trillion. Since then, I have discussed the idea with a reader, and I want to share my conclusion with you.
Bank of Kyoto is a typical Japanese regional bank with a decent deposit franchise and close relationships with corporate borrowers in the Kyoto Prefecture.
What makes the stock stand out is the bank’s JPY 1,163 billion stock portfolio, which inclu…