Consumer GoodsPersonal Goods
  • Price (JPY)8,046.00
  • Today's Change-65.00 / -0.80%
  • Shares traded1.06m
  • 1 Year change-2.01%
  • Beta0.4935
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About the company

Kao Corporation is a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of consumer products and chemical products. The Company operates in five business segments. 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)1.45tn
  • Net income in JPY141.52bn
  • Incorporated1940
  • Employees33.60k
  • 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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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
4452:TYO since
Shakai Fukushi Hojin Sumiya-Wasa Welfare FactoryDeal completed01 Apr 202001 Apr 2020Deal completed-8.88%--
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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)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
KOSE Corporation306.06bn19.85bn789.52bn8.25k37.443.4826.192.58348.04348.045,365.433,745.,116,180.006.8011.089.1815.3472.6173.866.669.832.03--0.036330.59-1.589.54-27.8917.2231.3224.31
China Jushi Co Ltd159.35bn28.36bn808.28bn11.40k28.503.27--5.070.52460.52462.954.580.30033.335.07905,879.405.237.078.5811.5630.5642.0617.4121.000.71785.910.49634.364.5910.85-10.3235.0127.5829.95
Hengan International Group Company Ltd350.54bn66.40bn905.35bn26.00k13.633.1411.422.584.104.1021.6617.840.46242.806.811,030,902.008.789.5920.1019.5841.8942.8418.9918.431.0810.800.608667.679.653.502.844.66-7.796.91
Godrej Consumer Products Limited141.05bn20.05bn1.01tn2.77k50.30--44.057.1513.7514.5196.72--------35,727,560.00--11.96--16.7556.3351.4214.2115.52--9.44--39.27-3.913.67-39.429.35-6.4926.76
Dabur India Ltd119.68bn20.30bn1.23tn7.74k60.51--52.1010.248.048.0447.37--------10,841,510.00--17.20--24.7850.0150.3816.9916.73--35.98--48.602.002.150.18236.289.358.45
Unilever Indonesia Tbk PT306.10bn51.79bn2.11tn5.09k40.6833.7835.126.88191.75191.751,133.35230.882.008.287.537,958,281,000.0033.8839.6480.40104.4352.0751.3316.9217.640.689835.740.097499.672.684.46-18.594.525.175.11
Shiseido Company, Limited984.71bn-266.00m2.45tn40.00k--5.2937.072.48-0.7181-0.71812,463.351,156.190.87871.326.6424,617,800.000.1472--0.2286--75.62--0.1675--0.65879.940.4031--3.35--19.80------
Unicharm Corp728.29bn40.10bn2.91tn16.30k69.855.9534.123.9967.0767.071,218.07787.190.87816.607.3644,669,280.005.757.528.6311.6239.0339.576.558.181.74--0.060924.643.77---24.83------
Kao Corp1.45tn141.52bn3.91tn33.60k27.574.5017.222.70294.22294.223,010.401,803.260.93113.897.8843,091,390.009.249.8912.3314.2843.2848.429.929.271.27211.370.221438.52-0.38241.39-3.7613.2511.0013.18
Hindustan Unilever Ltd572.64bn97.87bn6.91tn21.00k66.47--61.3212.0631.0130.97181.57--------19,119,050.00--31.77--61.1753.5347.7817.1014.38--72.15--80.391.204.4711.609.147.3110.76
Data as of Sep 25 2020. Currency figures normalised to Kao Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

27.87%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Jul 202026.69m5.54%
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 14 Aug 202021.77m4.52%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Jul 202016.50m3.42%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Aug 202013.31m2.76%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 15 Jul 202012.97m2.69%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.as of 31 Aug 202012.01m2.49%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 17 Aug 20209.69m2.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 03 Sep 20207.39m1.53%
Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLCas of 31 Jul 20207.06m1.47%
Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 13 Jul 20206.95m1.44%
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