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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 Seeks Acquisitions

Kao Corporation (TSE:4452) is actively considering buying technology and chemical firms that can have synergistic effects with it's home care products.

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Apr 23, 2015

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Apr 23, 2015. Agenda: To consider the offering of stock acquisition rights to be issued as stock options to the members of the Board of Directors of the company and the executive officers of the company who do not also serve as the company’s members of the Board of Directors and the offering of stock acquisition rights to the subscribers of the relevant stock acquisition rights.

Kao Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Six Months Ending June 30, 2015 and Full Year Ending December 31, 2015

Kao Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net income of JPY 12,016 million or JPY 23.94 per diluted share compared to JPY 25,195 million or JPY 49.13 per diluted share for the same quarter a year ago. Net sales were JPY 328,777 million compared to JPY 341,200 million for the same quarter a year ago. Operating income was JPY 23,409 million compared to JPY 39,642 million for the same quarter a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 24,991 million compared to JPY 41,100 million for the same quarter a year ago. Income before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 24,542 million compared to JPY 40,578 million a year ago. Income before minority interests was JPY 12,024 million compared to JPY 25,792 million a year ago. Cash flow used in operating activities was JPY 223 million compared to cash flow from operating activities of JPY 9,758 million a year ago. Purchase property plant and equipment was JPY 12,873 million compared to JPY 11,603 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was JPY 1,339 million compared to JPY 432 million a year ago. For the six months ending June 30, 2015, the company expects net sales of JPY 700 million, operating income of JPY 50.0 million, ordinary income of JPY 52.0 million, and net income of JPY 26.0 million or JPY 51.87 per share. For the full year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,470 million, operating income of JPY 150.0 million, ordinary income of JPY 153.0 million, and net income of JPY 87.0 million or JPY 173.56 per share.


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