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Kao Corp.

  • 7,980.00 JPY
  • -52.00
  • -0.65%
  • Japan
    Nov 19, 2018
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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 2017 JPYUSD
Gross Profit641,660M5,722.27M
Operating income202,648M1,807.20M
Income before tax204,290M1,821.84M
Net income147,010M1,311.02M
Diluted EPS298.092.65
Dividends Per Share1100.98
Total Assets1,427.37B12,670.88M
Total liabilities608,011M5,397.34M
Total equity806,381M7,158.28M
Operating cash flow185,845M1,657.35M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 1,315.21B 1,401.70B 1,474.55B 1,457.61B 1,489.42B
Gross Profit 742,448M 769,502M 790,033M 802,699M 641,660M
Operating income 124,656M 133,270M 172,956M 186,740M 202,648M
Income before tax 114,939M 126,761M 164,521M 181,536M 204,290M
Net income 64,764M 79,590M 105,196M 126,551M 147,010M
EBITDA 215,782M 212,930M 230,379M 237,856M 257,156M
Diluted EPS 125.89 156.24 209.53 253.18 298.09
Dividends Per Share 64 70 80 94 110
Total Assets 1,133.27B 1,198.23B 1,281.86B 1,338.30B 1,427.37B
Total liabilities 490,636M 525,840M 594,736M 646,846M 608,011M
Total equity 629,830M 659,175M 676,497M 679,842M 806,381M
Operating cash flow 178,745M 145,118M 181,672M 184,307M 185,845M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 13,472.25M 13,242.39M 12,179.83M 13,414.54M 13,282.54M
Gross Profit 7,605.17M 7,269.74M 6,525.70M 7,387.32M 5,722.27M
Operating income 1,276.89M 1,259.04M 1,428.62M 1,718.58M 1,807.20M
Income before tax 1,177.36M 1,197.55M 1,358.94M 1,670.69M 1,821.84M
Net income 663.40M 751.91M 868.92M 1,164.66M 1,311.02M
EBITDA 2,210.33M 2,011.62M 1,902.93M 2,189.01M 2,293.29M
Diluted EPS 1.28 1.47 1.73 2.33 2.65
Dividends Per Share 0.65 0.66 0.66 0.86 0.98
Total Assets 10,782.32M 9,994.02M 10,656.04M 11,474.33M 12,670.88M
Total liabilities 4,668.05M 4,385.83M 4,943.97M 5,545.89M 5,397.34M
Total equity 5,992.38M 5,497.93M 5,623.65M 5,828.79M 7,158.28M
Operating cash flow 1,830.95M 1,370.97M 1,500.61M 1,696.19M 1,657.35M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin13.60%
Profit margin9.87%

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


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-14-10 Nihonbashi Kayaba-cho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 103-8210, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3660.7111

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Last Updated on 19 Nov, 2018

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