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Kao Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beauty Care Business, Human Health Care Business, Fabric and Home Care Business, and Chemical Business. The Beauty Care Business segment offers cosmetics; skin and body care products, such as facial and body cleansers; and hair care products, including shampoos and conditioners, and hair styling agents primarily under the Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell brand names. The Human Health Care Business segment provides functional health beverages, feminine and baby care products, and oral care products primarily under the brand names of Laurier and Merries. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment offers fabric care products, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and bleaching products; and home care products comprising dishwashing detergents and house cleaning products principally under the brand names of Attack, Haiter, and Magiclean brand names. The Chemical Business segment manufactures and sells oleo chemicals, performance chemicals, and specialty chemicals, as well as develops various chemical products, such as fat and oil derivatives and surfactants, functional polymers, and fragrances, which are produced from natural oils and fats primarily under the brand names of KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE. This segment serves paper and pulp, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics, civil engineering and construction, information media, electronics, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

33,054 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/28/14
Founded in 1887

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Kao Corp to Build New Plant in Thailand

Kao Corp. is planning to build a new Thai plant in the central province of Rayong, President Michitaka Sawada. The new plant will make products for supply to the Thai market and serve as a base for exports to neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar in the lead-up to the creation in late 2015 of the ASEAN Economic Community among the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, according to Sawada. In spring 2014, Kao secured a 165,000-square-meter site within the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in the province for the construction of the new plant. The company chose the industrial park because it has advanced infrastructure such as roads and a port that can be used for goods transportation to neighboring countries. Details of the new plant, including its production capacity and when it will go on stream, have not been decided yet.

Kao Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014

Kao Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, net sales were JPY 665,940 million, operating income was JPY 49,349 million, ordinary income was JPY 51,463 million, income before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 50,380 million and net income was JPY 31,646 million against net sales of JPY 624,953 million, operating income of JPY 42,944 million, ordinary income of JPY 44,894 million, income before income taxes and minority interests of JPY 38,355 million and net income of JPY 18,262 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 57,026 million against JPY 78,866 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was JPY 23,091 million against JPY 23,964 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was JPY 1,237 million against JPY 3,050 million a year ago. Net income per share, fully diluted was JPY 61.69 against JPY 35.38 a year ago. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,390.0 billion, operating income of JPY 130.0 billion, ordinary income of JPY 133.0 billion and net income of JPY 75.0 billion or JPY 147.54 per share. The company expects dividend of JPY 68.00 per share for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Jul 29, 2014

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Jul 29, 2014. Agenda: To approve to purchase the company's stock, up to a maximum of 13.0 million shares or JPY 50.0 billion, from July 30 to October 24, 2014, in accordance with Article 156 of the Corporation Law applicable pursuant to Article 165, paragraph 3 of the said Law.

 

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