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Consumer Non-Durables

Kao Corp.

  • 8,713.00 JPY
  • +21.00
  • +0.24%
  • Japan
    Mar 22, 2019
  • Ticker
    TKS(4452)
  • Prev. close
    8,692
  • Market cap (JPY)
    4,247.78B
  • Market cap (USD)
    38,436.20M
  • Shares
    488.70M

Business Summary

Kao Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer and chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Beauty Care, Human Health Care, Fabric and Home Care, and Chemical. The Beauty Care segment includes cosmetics, skin care, and hair care products. The Human Health Care segment offers food, beverage, sanitary, and personal health products. The Fabric and Home Care segment manufactures and sells fabric care and home care products. The Chemical segment consists of oleo chemicals, performance chemicals, and specialty chemicals. The company was founded by Tomiro Nagase on June 19, 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 JPYUSD
Revenue1,508.00B13,654.18M
Gross Profit637,972M5,776.49M
Operating income209,173M1,893.94M
Income before tax207,251M1,876.54M
Net income153,698M1,391.65M
EBITDA269,835M2,443.21M
Diluted EPS314.122.84
Dividends Per Share1201.08
Total Assets1,460.98B13,316.19M
Total liabilities625,477M5,700.92M
Total equity822,360M7,495.42M
Operating cash flow195,610M1,771.14M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 1,401.70B 1,474.55B 1,457.61B 1,489.42B 1,508.00B
Gross Profit 769,502M 790,033M 802,699M 641,660M 637,972M
Operating income 133,270M 172,956M 186,740M 202,648M 209,173M
Income before tax 126,761M 166,038M 183,430M 204,290M 207,251M
Net income 79,590M 105,196M 126,551M 147,010M 153,698M
EBITDA 212,930M 230,379M 237,856M 257,156M 269,835M
Diluted EPS 156.24 209.53 253.18 298.09 314.12
Dividends Per Share 70 80 94 110 120
Total Assets 1,198.23B 1,281.86B 1,338.30B 1,427.37B 1,460.98B
Total liabilities 525,840M 594,736M 646,846M 608,011M 625,477M
Total equity 659,175M 676,497M 679,842M 806,381M 822,360M
Operating cash flow 145,118M 181,672M 184,307M 185,845M 195,610M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 13,242.39M 12,179.83M 13,414.54M 13,282.54M 13,654.18M
Gross Profit 7,269.74M 6,525.70M 7,387.32M 5,722.27M 5,776.49M
Operating income 1,259.04M 1,428.62M 1,718.58M 1,807.20M 1,893.94M
Income before tax 1,197.55M 1,371.48M 1,688.12M 1,821.84M 1,876.54M
Net income 751.91M 868.92M 1,164.66M 1,311.02M 1,391.65M
EBITDA 2,011.62M 1,902.93M 2,189.01M 2,293.29M 2,443.21M
Diluted EPS 1.47 1.73 2.33 2.65 2.84
Dividends Per Share 0.66 0.66 0.86 0.98 1.08
Total Assets 9,994.02M 10,656.04M 11,474.33M 12,670.88M 13,316.19M
Total liabilities 4,385.83M 4,943.97M 5,545.89M 5,397.34M 5,700.92M
Total equity 5,497.93M 5,623.65M 5,828.79M 7,158.28M 7,495.42M
Operating cash flow 1,370.97M 1,500.61M 1,696.19M 1,657.35M 1,771.14M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
PER25.94
ROA10.64%
ROE18.87%
Operating margin13.87%
Profit margin10.19%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Michitaka Sawada
  • Executive Officer, Head-Finance & Accounting: Kenichi Yamauchi
  • Executive Officer, Head-Compliance & Legal Affairs: Tadaaki Sugiyama
  • Executive Officer: Akemi Ishiwata
  • Executive Officer: Masakazu Negoro

Shareholders

  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.9%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (4.1%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.1%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (2.0%)
  • MFS International (UK) Ltd. (1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.7%)
  • Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (1.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.kao.co.jp
  • Address: 1-14-10 Nihonbashi Kayaba-cho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 103-8210, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3660.7111

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Competitors

  • Unilever NV Cert. of shs
  • Unilever PLC
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  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
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