Consumer GoodsPersonal Goods
  • Price (JPY)6,713.00
  • Today's Change-2.00 / -0.03%
  • Shares traded1.39m
  • 1 Year change-22.22%
  • Beta0.3899
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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)1.36tn
  • Net income in JPY125.20bn
  • Incorporated1940
  • Employees33.41k
  • 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
(5 yr avg)
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)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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Unicharm Corp725.70bn53.23bn2.74tn16.67k49.635.0627.243.7788.8688.861,211.88871.220.82636.846.8643,546,480.007.347.5410.7911.5840.5538.538.888.631.96--0.057927.001.85-0.30613.515.26-5.2816.67
Shiseido Company, Limited938.01bn-14.59bn3.18tn39.04k--6.4157.083.39-36.52-36.522,348.171,240.940.78481.406.2824,029,870.00-0.98483.76-1.445.6773.2176.73-1.253.850.9817--0.391743.16-18.62---115.85------
Kao Corp1.36tn125.20bn3.24tn33.41k25.793.5215.162.37260.41260.412,839.011,906.200.86123.747.1840,850,910.008.029.6510.6613.7242.2845.979.329.691.32--0.226441.25-8.00-1.29-14.843.72-1.3111.84
Smoore International Holdings Ltd171.26bn41.06bn3.42tn14.27k86.2115.8581.4119.980.46690.46692.112.54------842,617.40--------52.91--23.98--5.69--0.026--31.53--10.40------
Data as of Jun 23 2021. Currency figures normalised to Kao Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

28.08%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Oct 202027.19m5.64%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 31 May 202118.35m3.81%
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 15 Jan 202117.56m3.64%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 31 May 202113.08m2.71%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.as of 31 May 202112.47m2.59%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 May 202111.91m2.47%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 202110.26m2.13%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 30 Apr 20219.35m1.94%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 03 Jun 20217.91m1.64%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 20207.25m1.50%
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