Kao Corp.


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Jan 22, 2018
Prev close: 7,689
Jan 22, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 495M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(4452)
Consumer Non-Durables
Household/Personal Care
Full time employees: 33,195

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.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,457.61B
Gross profit 802,699M
Operating income 186,740M
Income before tax 181,536M
Net income 126,551M
EBITDA 237,856M
Diluted EPS 253.18
Dividends per share 94
Total assets 1,338.30B
Total liabilities 646,846M
Total equity 679,842M
Operating cash flow 184,307M

Currency in JPY

Revenue 13,414.54M
Gross profit 7,387.32M
Operating income 1,718.58M
Income before tax 1,670.69M
Net income 1,164.66M
EBITDA 2,189.01M
Diluted EPS 2.33
Dividends per share 0.86
Total assets 11,474.33M
Total liabilities 5,545.89M
Total equity 5,828.79M
Operating cash flow 1,696.19M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 21.86
ROA 9.65%
ROE 18.66%
Operating margin 12.81%
Profit margin 8.68%

Key executive

  • 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

Share holders

  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.8%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(3.5%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(3.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(3.0%)
  • MFS International (UK) Ltd.(2.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.3%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.(2.0%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.9%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.(1.6%)
  • Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.(1.5%)


  • 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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