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¥4,890
Previous Close
¥4,903
Day High
¥4,908
Day Low
¥4,778
52 Week High
12/25/14 - ¥4,909
52 Week Low
02/6/14 - ¥3,041
Market Cap
2.4T
Average Volume 10 Days
3.0M
EPS TTM
¥148.38
Shares Outstanding
504.0M
EX-Date
12/26/14
P/E TM
32.5x
Dividend
¥68.00
Dividend Yield
1.41%
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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 Corporation Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for Nine Months Ended September 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 consolidated earnings results for nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported net sales of JPY 1,007,245 million, operating income of JPY 80,920 million, ordinary income of JPY 84,405 million, income before income taxes and minority interests of JPY 82,861 million, net income of JPY 50,670 million or JPY 98.98 per diluted share, net cash provided by operating activities of JPY 91,795 million, purchase of property, plant and equipment of JPY 38,558 million, purchase of intangible assets of JPY 2,640 million compared to the net sales of JPY 950,538 million, operating income of JPY 81,864 million, ordinary income of JPY 84,509 million, income before income taxes and minority interests of JPY 74,489 million, net income of JPY 39,552 million or JPY 76.80 per diluted share, net cash provided by operating activities of JPY 133,612 million, purchase of property, plant and equipment of JPY 40,571 million, purchase of intangible assets of JPY 3,666 million for the same period a year ago. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, the company expected net sales of JPY 1,390 billion, operating income of JPY 130.0 billion, ordinary income of JPY 133.0 billion and net income of JPY 75.0 billion and net income per share of JPY 147.45. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, the company expected cash dividend of JPY 68.00 per share.

Kao Corporation Presents at 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-18-2014

Kao Corporation Presents at 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-18-2014 . Venue: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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.

 

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