Consumer Staples Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores
  • Price (JPY)5,099.00
  • Today's Change9.00 / 0.18%
  • Shares traded441.90k
  • 1 Year change+2.06%
  • Beta0.4993
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Mar 22 2023 00:57 BST.
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About the company

Kao Corp is a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of consumer products and chemical products. The Company operates in five business segments. The Cosmetic segment produces counseling cosmetics and self-cosmetics. Skin Care & Hair Care segment produces skin care products, such as makeup soaps, facial cleansers and whole-body cleaners, as well as hair care products, such as shampoos, rinses and hair styling agents. Human Health Care segment produces food and beverage products, sanitary products and personal health products such as bath salts, toothpastes and toothbrushes. Fabric & Home Care segment produces fabric care products, such as laundry detergents and laundry finishes, as well as home care products, such as kitchen detergents and household detergents. The above four business segments are included in the consumer products business. Chemicals segment manufactures and sells fats and oils products, functional materials products and specialty chemicals products.

  • Revenue in JPY (TTM)1.55tn
  • Net income in JPY86.04bn
  • Incorporated1940
  • Employees33.51k
  • Location
    Kao Corp1-14-10, Nihombashi Kayaba-choCHUO-KU 103-8210JapanJPN
  • Phone+81 336607111
  • Fax+81 336607113
  • Websitehttps://www.kao.com/jp/
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd344.05bn63.98bn1.27tn7.49k19.852.5412.843.690.42870.42872.313.340.41237.062.06--8.7210.9112.3715.8429.9841.3521.1530.131.6141.480.201948.2927.8816.61-22.4210.37--5.92
Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT352.40bn45.87bn1.36tn4.85k29.5839.7024.683.85140.62140.621,080.44104.782.218.629.778,500,491,000.0028.7034.8885.8494.0746.9150.4513.0216.670.397397.980.2431--4.230.007-6.83-5.19-16.88--
Dabur India Ltd180.92bn27.06bn1.51tn8.56k56.00--48.148.379.599.5964.13--------13,279,490.00--16.24--22.6745.9949.1514.9816.92--31.96--53.3713.987.192.716.37-5.2518.24
Godrej Consumer Products Limited207.36bn25.67bn1.56tn2.60k60.88--53.507.5315.7715.77127.36--------50,102,380.00--12.39--17.2948.8351.0112.3816.67--9.16----11.315.022.746.468.93--
Shiseido Co Ltd1.07tn34.20bn2.35tn35.32k68.643.8820.732.2085.5485.542,669.021,512.360.85832.356.49--3.023.754.505.7269.7274.733.524.211.01--0.32247.885.681.21-27.098.508.2012.70
Kao Corp1.55tn86.04bn2.37tn33.51k27.742.4313.361.53183.46183.463,303.762,091.200.90433.966.94--5.127.867.0810.8935.3541.025.668.611.09--0.208952.089.320.8143-21.66-10.16-3.016.11
Unicharm Corp898.02bn67.61bn3.23tn16.31k45.814.9926.953.60113.57113.571,508.381,043.170.88185.496.41--7.707.7711.7111.9036.5938.498.739.041.89--0.036731.3814.736.95-
Data as of Mar 22 2023. Currency figures normalised to Kao Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

29.38%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 14 Oct 202225.85m5.55%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 13 Jan 202319.30m4.14%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 15 Apr 202216.00m3.44%
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 15 Oct 202115.64m3.36%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 03 Mar 202312.68m2.72%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 13 Jan 202312.25m2.63%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.as of 28 Feb 202311.88m2.55%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 15 Mar 20238.77m1.88%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.as of 15 Apr 20227.93m1.70%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Jan 20236.57m1.41%
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Data from 21 Nov 2022 - 31 Jan 2023Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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