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Kao Corp KAOCF

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$39.98 −1.31 (3.17%)
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Price vs Fair Value

KAOCF is trading at a 859% premium.
Price
$39.81
Fair Value
$52.19
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$49.68
5-Star Price
$67.99
Economic Moat
Hbjx
Capital Allocation
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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$41.29
Day Range
$39.9839.98
52-Week Range
$35.0045.54
Bid/Ask
$40.99 / $44.57
Market Cap
$18.59 Bil
Volume/Avg
9,719 / 2,550

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
36.49
Price/Sales
1.73
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
2.42%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
2.40%
Total Yield
2.42%

Company Profile

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.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Household & Personal Products
Stock Style Box
Large Core
Total Number of Employees
42,450

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
KAOCF
KMB
CL
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
36.4920.5129.19
Price/Book Value
2.8245.65349.83
Price/Sales
1.732.354.11
Price/Cash Flow
15.4615.6323.63
Price/Earnings
KAOCF
KMB
CL

Financial Strength

Metric
KAOCF
KMB
CL
Quick Ratio
1.100.470.54
Current Ratio
1.780.811.06
Interest Coverage
22.208.0717.09
Quick Ratio
KAOCF
KMB
CL

Profitability

Metric
KAOCF
KMB
CL
Return on Assets (Normalized)
3.52%13.44%17.12%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
6.21%303.53%1,833.55%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
4.63%27.67%31.42%
Return on Assets
KAOCF
KMB
CL
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