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Kao Corporation develops and sells consumer and chemical products in Japan and internationally. The company 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, as well as hair coloring and permanent wave products under the brands Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell. The Human Health Care Business segment provides functional health beverages; feminine and baby care products, such as sanitary napkins and baby diapers; and oral care products under the Laurier, Merries, Pyuora, Clear Clean, and Bub brand names. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment offers fabric care products, including laundry detergents, fabric softener, and bleaching agents; and home care products comprising dishwashing detergents and house cleaning products under the Attack, Haiter, Magiclean, Humming, Family, CuCute, and Quickle, brand names. The Chemical Business segment provides oleo chemicals; performance chemicals; specialty chemicals; and fat and oil derivatives and surfactants, functional polymers, and fragrances under the brands KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE. This segment serves the 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.

32,707 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/25/15
Founded in 1887

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Kao Corporation Announces Management Appointments

Kao Corporation announced the promotions of Toshiaki Takeuchi from Managing Executive Officer, Representative Director, President, Kao Customer Marketing Co. Ltd. to Senior Managing Executive Officer. Kozo Saito from Executive Officer; President, Consumer Products-International Business Management; Chairman of the Board, Kao USA Inc. to managing Executive Officer, Yoshihiro Hasebe from Executive Officer; Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Global; Vice President, Research and Development - Core Technology, Global to Managing Executive Officer. The company also appointed Shigeru Ueyama as Senior Vice President, Office of the President, Global; Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Global.

Kao Corporation Presents at 10th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-10-2015

Kao Corporation Presents at 10th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-10-2015 . Venue: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admlralty, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Kao Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015; Revises Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2015

Kao Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. For the period, the company's net sales were ¥1,062,477 million against ¥1,007,245 million a year ago. Operating income was ¥110,238 million against ¥80,920 million a year ago. Net income was ¥68,200 million against ¥50,670 million a year ago. Net income per share, fully diluted was ¥135.85 against ¥98.98 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities was ¥110,900 million against ¥91,795 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was ¥47,179 million against ¥38,558 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was ¥3,102 million against ¥2,640 million a year ago. Consolidated company for the year ending December 31, 2015 now expects net sales to be ¥1,470.0 billion against previous guidance of ¥1,470.0 billion. Operating income to be ¥155.0 billion against previous guidance of ¥150.0 billion. Net income to be ¥91.0 billion against previous guidance of ¥87.0 billion. Net income per share to be ¥181.48 against previous guidance of ¥173.52.


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