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Consumer Non-Durables

KOSE Corp.

Business Summary

KOSÉ Corp. manufactures and distributes cosmetic products. It operates through the following business segments: Cosmetics, Cosmetaries, and Others. The Cosmetics segment includes the production and sales of cosmetics, such as make-up and perfume. The Cosmetaries segment involves in the production and sale of other skin care products, such as soap, lotion, toner, and facial cleanser, as well as hair care products, like shampoo, conditioner, and rinse. The Other segment consists of activities, such as amenities management and real estate leasing. The company was founded by Kozaburo Kobayashi in March 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit204,148.82M1,858.03M
Operating income25,235.93M229.68M
Income before tax28,446.59M258.90M
Net income17,789.28M161.90M
Diluted EPS311.802.83
Dividends Per Share2402.18
Total Assets320,018M2,779.01M
Total liabilities65,749M570.96M
Total equity238,358M2,069.88M
Operating cash flow17,799M161.99M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 266,762M 303,399M 332,995M 327,724M 299,976.58M
Gross Profit 196,790M 218,664M 240,630M 234,974M 204,148.82M
Operating income 39,161M 48,791M 52,408M 40,417M 25,235.93M
Income before tax 39,425M 48,242M 54,949M 40,365M 28,446.59M
Net income 21,657M 30,612M 37,005M 26,682M 17,789.28M
EBITDA 45,754M 56,584M 61,231M 50,050M 36,471.90M
Diluted EPS 379.65 536.63 648.70 467.75 311.80
Dividends Per Share 110 148 180 190 240
Total Assets 247,191M 270,370M 304,218M 313,442M 320,018M
Total liabilities 70,059M 71,760M 79,375M 73,236M 65,749M
Total equity 163,807M 184,084M 208,823M 223,633M 238,358M
Operating cash flow 17,327M 34,918M 32,989M 37,090M 17,799M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 2,463.46M 2,737.45M 3,002.80M 3,014.22M 2,730.20M
Gross Profit 1,817.29M 1,972.92M 2,169.89M 2,161.16M 1,858.03M
Operating income 361.63M 440.22M 472.59M 371.73M 229.68M
Income before tax 364.07M 435.26M 495.50M 371.25M 258.90M
Net income 199.99M 276.20M 333.69M 245.40M 161.90M
EBITDA 422.52M 510.53M 552.15M 460.33M 331.94M
Diluted EPS 3.50 4.84 5.84 4.30 2.83
Dividends Per Share 1.01 1.33 1.62 1.74 2.18
Total Assets 2,218.35M 2,542.26M 2,748.50M 2,903.45M 2,779.01M
Total liabilities 628.72M 674.75M 717.12M 678.39M 570.96M
Total equity 1,470.04M 1,730.92M 1,886.64M 2,071.53M 2,069.88M
Operating cash flow 160.00M 315.05M 297.48M 341.13M 161.99M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin8.41%
Profit margin5.93%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Kazutoshi Kobayashi
  • Managing Director & Head-Legal Affairs: Koichi Shibusawa
  • Managing Director, GM-Digital Marketing Division: Masanori Kobayashi
  • Director & Manager-Accounting: Shinichi Mochizuki
  • Director & Manager-Product Development: Masahiro Hotta


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  • Kose Cosmetology Research Foundation (2.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 3-6-2 Nihonbashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 103-8251, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3273.1511

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Last Updated on 26 Jan, 2023

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