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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.

33,026 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/25/16
Founded in 1887

kao corp (4452) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Repres...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥100.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

kao corp (4452) Key Developments

Kao Corporation Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2016; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016; Provides Consolidated Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2016

Kao Corporation provided dividend guidance for the year ending December 31, 2016. For the year, the company expects to pay dividend of ¥46.00 against ¥42.00 per share a year ago, and annual dividend of ¥92.00 per share against ¥80.00 per share a year ago. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. For the period, the company's net sales were ¥1,055,089 million against ¥1,064,573 million a year ago. Operating income was ¥131,202 million against ¥116,454 million a year ago. Income before income tax was ¥126,970 million against ¥114,891 million a year ago. Net income was ¥87,085 million against ¥72,919 million a year ago. Net income per share, fully diluted was ¥172.08 against ¥145.63 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were ¥96,457 million against ¥111,384 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was ¥56,059 million against ¥50,610 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was ¥2,477 million against ¥3,103 million a year ago. For the year ending December 31, 2016, the company expects net sales to be ¥1,480,000 million, operating income of ¥184,000, income before income taxes of ¥183,000, net income, attributable to owners of the parent of ¥120,000 or basic earnings per share of ¥240.31.

Kao Corporation Presents at Mizuho Investment Conference - Tokyo, Sep-12-2016

Kao Corporation Presents at Mizuho Investment Conference - Tokyo, Sep-12-2016 . Venue: Prince Park Tower Hotel, 4-8-1, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8563, Japan.

Kao Corporation Opens New Cosmetics Research Facility at its Odawara Complex Cosmetics Research and Production Site in Odawara City

On September 7, 2016, Kao Corporation opened a new research facility, Beauty Research & Innovation Center, at its Odawara Complex cosmetics research and production site in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Odawara Complex will have the largest range of research functions of any cosmetics research and production site in Asia. Unique Features of the Beauty Research & Innovation Center. The center concentrates the Kao Group's cosmetic research functions in one location. The building features un-partitioned workspaces on each floor, with open internal staircases connecting all floors. This layout facilitates communication, enabling Kao to make research advances by maximizing use of the Kao Group's research assets and to further develop each brand's unique identity by deepening cross-departmental understanding. Kao will also undertake innovative research using a combination of scientific and Kansei research approaches. Kao's Beauty Research & Innovation Center is the first R&D facility belonging to a Japanese company to use functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technology. Using fMRI, Kao researchers can work towards innovative value creation by making visible and analyzing neural processes such as emotion, affect and decision-making. Kao aims to create value in the realm of beauty that is not only grounded in deep scientific expertise but also captivating on an emotional and sensory level. Within the grounds of the research center, Kao has also built COCOLAB, an interactive laboratory that allows people to see and experience Kansei values that are difficult to express in language, such as beauty and emotion.

 

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