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  • Last Close 36.15
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Household & Personal Products
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 36.15  –  36.20
  • Year Range 34.00  –  41.48
  • Market Cap 16.8038 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3,672.0 /  3,080.9
  • Price / Sales 1.48
  • Price / Book 2.43
  • Forward Div Yield 3.20%
  • Trailing Div Yield 412.17%

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Company Profile KAOCF

Business Description

Kao is the largest household and personal care product manufacturer in Japan with a footprint across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Japan remains its largest market, contributing about 60% of sales and an estimated 70% of profits with several leading brands including Attack and Biore. Initially a soap producer established in the 1890s, Kao has expanded into cosmetics, disposable hygiene products, and chemicals, in addition to its home care and toiletry products. Asia, the largest overseas market contributing 20% of group sales, is a key growth driver, led by expansion in China and Indonesia. It has also acquired several Western skin and haircare brands including Jergens, John Frieda, Curel, Molton Brown, and the latest, Oribe.

14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, 103-8210, JPN
Industry Household & Personal Products
Employees 43,594

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Market Cap
16.80 Bil59.89 Bil41.92 Bil357.26 Bil
Household & Personal Products Household & Personal Products Household & Personal Products Household & Personal Products
Consumer Defensive
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FAQs for Kao Corp Stock

Yes. KAOCF has a forward dividend yield of 3.19%. See KAOCF’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KAOCF’s market cap is 16.80 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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KAOCF’s stock style is Large Value.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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KAOCF’s price/sales is 1.48.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

KAOCF’s price/forward earnings is 36.26.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

KAOCF’s price/book is 2.43.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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KAOCF’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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