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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 Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell brands. 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 softeners, 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 KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE brands. 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.

31,931 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/21/17
Founded in 1887

kao corp (4452) Top Compensated Officers

CEO, President & Representative Director
Total Annual Compensation: ¥134.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
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Kao Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Half Ended June 30, 2017; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017

Kao Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the first half ended June 30, 2017. For the period, the company reported net sales of JPY 717,304 million against JPY 699,529 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 87,354 million against JPY 81,095 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 86,711 million against JPY 77,149 million a year ago. Net income attributable to owners of the parent was JPY 56,468 million or JPY 114.47 per diluted share against JPY 50,004 million or JPY 99.58 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flow from operating activities was JPY 66,082 million against JPY 51,016 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was JPY 45,135 million against JPY 36,123 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was JPY 2,344 million against JPY 1,567 million a year ago. EBITDA was JPY 113.9 billion against JPY 107 billion a year ago. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,470,000 million, operating income of JPY 200,000 million, income before income taxes of JPY 199,000 million, net income attributable to owners of the parent of JPY 138,000 million or JPY 280.07 per basic share, EBITDA of JPY 255 billion and ROE of 19.1%.

Kao Corporation, Q2 2017 Earnings Call, Jul 27, 2017

Kao Corporation, Q2 2017 Earnings Call, Jul 27, 2017

Kao to Reorganize its Sales-Related Subsidiaries, Newly Establishing Beauty Counseling Companies

Kao Corporation announced that it will reorganize its domestic sales subsidiaries relating to the Consumer Products Business, a move that will include the establishment of two companies specializing in in-store beauty counseling. The new organization expects to be operational from January 1, 2018. The reorganization will be conducted through decisions by decision-making bodies at each company, discussions with the labor union and other measures. Reorganizing Sales-related subsidiaries in Japan - In order to further improve the Kao Group's collective capabilities, expertise, and productivity, the current divisional structure will be reorganized into a functional structure. Under the new structure, the sales-related subsidiaries will be reorganized into four companies on the basis of the three functions: Trade marketing, sales and negotiations with distributors; In-store beauty counseling; and In-store merchandising. Combining Kao's and Kanebo Cosmetics' sales companies into a single company - to further exert its capabilities as a comprehensive manufacturer of consumer products and cosmetics, Kao will have a single company handle its sales. By further capitalizing on the collective capabilities of the Kao Group and strengthening engagement with distributors, Kao aims to achieve new proposal-based activities that will give more vigor to the market. Establishing new companies specializing in in-store beauty counseling - to more clearly and accurately convey the uniqueness and value of Sofina and Kanebo Cosmetics respectively, Kao will establish two companies; Sofina Beauty Counseling Co. Ltd. and Kanebo Beauty Counseling Co. Ltd., specializing in in-store beauty counseling. The two new companies will construct management systems to further improve expertise in counseling, strengthening their ability to enhance the brands' appeal. Consolidating the in-store merchandising function - The function of merchandising will be consolidated into one company to raise productivity and improve the ability to offer solutions.


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