Consumer GoodsPersonal Goods
  • Price (JPY)8,019.00
  • Today's Change58.00 / 0.73%
  • Shares traded1.25m
  • 1 Year change3.99%
  • Beta0.5111
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Dec 19 2018 06:00 GMT.
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About the company

Kao Corporation is engaged in the consumer product business and the chemical business. The Company operates through four segments. The Beauty Care Business segment manufactures and sells cosmetics, skin care and hair care products, including self cosmetics, toilet soaps, shampoos, phosphorus and others. The Human Health Care Business segment manufactures and sells food and beverage, sanitary and personal health products, including disposable diapers, bath additive, toothpaste and others. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment manufactures and sells fabric care and home care products, and also offers laundry detergents and fabric treatments and products for kitchen, bath, toilet and living room care. The Chemical Business segment manufactures and sells oleo chemicals, performance chemicals and specialty chemicals.

  • Revenue in JPY (TTM)1.51tn
  • Net income in JPY150.02bn
  • Incorporated1940
  • Employees33.56k
  • Location
    Kao Corp1-14-10, Nihonbashi Kayaba-choCHUO-KU 103-8210JapanJPN
  • Phone+81 336607111
  • Fax+81 336607113
  • Websitehttps://www.kao.com/jp/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
4452:TYO since
Washing Systems LLCDeal completed09 Aug 201809 Aug 2018Deal completed-1.01%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Dec 19 2018 06:00 GMT.

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)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Marico Limited111.03bn13.88bn785.92bn1.64k56.5816.1950.637.086.756.7554.0423.601.573.3413.6442,384,610.0019.8920.3029.7932.6544.6744.2712.7012.021.3459.580.101654.826.696.621.9915.52-33.6053.42
Hengan International Group Company Ltd332.55bn63.37bn932.90bn22.00k14.893.4212.452.813.613.6119.1615.720.53423.668.071,100,416.0010.2110.1820.1619.1542.4947.0119.1117.841.2214.600.51664.982.845.649.285.80-13.878.87
KOSE Corporation319.78bn37.61bn1.01tn7.76k25.364.7720.923.17659.39659.395,606.073,502.221.191.528.10--14.949.4420.5313.0274.0674.7812.538.522.33--0.005928.1213.7312.1941.3435.4314.5229.27
Dabur India Ltd130.74bn22.85bn1.25tn7.14k54.6815.2448.699.538.108.1046.3429.061.013.5810.6611,485,160.0017.7018.0225.5427.6150.2850.3017.5215.380.584927.600.170751.980.6094.666.0712.15-3.0010.76
Godrej Consumer Products Limited164.03bn32.34bn1.37tn2.58k42.2412.4839.078.3319.8519.85100.7067.220.7553.178.6739,931,690.0014.8910.9021.6415.6456.1550.3819.7212.600.69969.340.3832.293.429.1425.3115.473.4031.95
Unicharm Corp674.17bn56.24bn2.18tn15.76k37.774.7123.823.2392.9592.951,111.52744.700.90785.837.1342,785,430.008.33--12.76--39.06--9.18--1.42--0.0847--6.12--12.35------
Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT322.23bn70.45bn2.60tn5.80k36.9437.3834.088.081,189.861,189.865,442.011,175.642.148.228.426,911,202,000.0046.7840.75102.94111.8950.6551.0921.8616.680.651100.290.0088.762.878.589.617.687.047.61
Shiseido Company, Limited1.08tn103.71bn2.78tn37.44k26.865.9018.522.58258.86258.862,696.561,178.441.121.636.4228,837,570.0011.14--16.11--78.42--9.92--1.30--0.1397--18.20---29.13------
Kao Corp1.51tn150.02bn3.89tn33.56k26.054.8618.452.58305.58305.583,069.901,636.741.104.417.5544,904,050.0011.098.5115.8612.4643.5153.2810.097.411.12583.480.129840.062.18--16.17------
Hindustan Unilever Ltd217.25bn26.33bn6.50tn18.00k245.80--227.6029.947.498.8561.79--------7,574,831.00--30.32--64.6647.2345.5012.1413.24--82.82--79.121.346.0616.136.3615.1813.75
Data as of Dec 19 2018. Currency figures normalised to Kao Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

26.53%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Oct 201823.14m4.73%
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 30 Apr 201820.15m4.12%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Oct 201815.73m3.22%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Sep 201814.30m2.93%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Oct 201812.05m2.47%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Oct 201810.33m2.11%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.as of 30 Nov 20189.68m1.98%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 30 Nov 20189.59m1.96%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 06 Dec 20188.47m1.73%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 20176.19m1.27%
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