NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When the giant Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba announced first-quarter gross merchandise volume (GMV) of 742 billion renminbi on May 5, it was old news to clients of TH Data Capital. Using publicly available data sources and its proprietary methods, TH Data Capital predicted the GMV spot-on, with 100% accuracy, long before it was released. The firm generates highly-accurate predictions for many US-listed China ADRs, with a margin of error ranging from 0% to just a few percentage points.
TH Data Capital formally announced today a groundbreaking new approach to the traditional financial research model, using big data expertise and a deep understanding of financial markets to provide advanced—and stunningly accurate—predictions of business performance in China. TH Data Capital is the first, and only, company that offers big data analytics expertise coupled with an analyst-driven approach. This differs significantly from IT-driven research firms that look at reams of data, but lack the skills to interpret it correctly to make it actionable.
Reliable business intelligence on China is hard to find, but it has become tremendously significant to any consumer-oriented company that operates internationally. TH Data Capital’s intelligence covers all of the larger Chinese companies that are listed on U.S. stock exchanges, as well as consumer-facing U.S. and multinational companies doing business in China. The firm also provides custom studies on smaller or private Chinese companies, as well as those who want industry- or sector-wide intelligence.
The firm’s clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, and companies with a commitment to the consumer market in China.
Known as TH Capital before announcing its formal shift in strategy today, TH Data Capital was founded by former leading Wall Street analyst Tian X. Hou. Before starting the firm, Tian was a senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, C.E. Unterberg Towbin, and Pali Capital. She has more than 15 years of experience covering the Chinese market.
Some of TH Data Capital’s innovative research methods include GPS insights, data-scrubbing technology, and predictive analytics. The firm collects billions of publicly available data bits in real-time and then processes them in proprietary financial models that allow TH Data Capital to accurately predict company performance in China weeks before quarterly earnings are issued.
TH Data Capital recently formed a joint venture entity with e-commerce company JD.com, China’s largest B2C online retailer by transaction volume and revenue. The partnership combines JD.com’s ownership of massive volumes of consumer purchasing data with TH Data Capital’s data and analytics models to yield indices for 12 major retail verticals and 68 different subverticals. The indices track trends in China consumer spending changes monthly and have proven value for hedge funds, private equity, and corporations.
Today, TH Data Capital has more than a dozen full-time team members. More information on the firm and its predictive successes is available at www.thdatacapital.com.
About TH Data Capital
With offices in New York and Beijing, TH Data Capital is the first, and only, company that offers big data analytics expertise coupled with an analyst-driven approach to predict business performance in China. The firm predicts Chinese business results using big data, producing ahead-of-time reports that help clients assess Chinese business performance. The firm’s business intelligence is so powerful it almost can be considered its own asset class: Data Capital.