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Kao Corp ADR KAOOY

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$7.58 +0.03 (0.40%)
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Price vs Fair Value

KAOOY is trading within a range we consider fairly valued.
Price
$7.61
Fair Value
$8.52
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$34.72
5-Star Price
$2.25
Economic Moat
Nmpgb
Capital Allocation
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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$7.55
Day Range
$7.497.58
52-Week Range
$6.788.54
Bid/Ask
$7.48 / $7.69
Market Cap
$17.62 Bil
Volume/Avg
89,966 / 68,973

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
32.13
Price/Sales
1.58
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.36%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.36%
Total Yield
1.36%

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 Value
Total Number of Employees
43,594

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
KAOOY
KMB
PG
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
32.1318.6524.83
Price/Book Value
2.6545.267.83
Price/Sales
1.582.044.68
Price/Cash Flow
14.7914.0719.61
Price/Earnings
KAOOY
KMB
PG

Financial Strength

Metric
KAOOY
KMB
PG
Quick Ratio
1.230.470.40
Current Ratio
1.950.820.64
Interest Coverage
27.757.6720.66
Quick Ratio
KAOOY
KMB
PG

Profitability

Metric
KAOOY
KMB
PG
Return on Assets (Normalized)
3.85%12.65%13.58%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
6.76%331.30%35.76%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
5.31%26.41%20.36%
Return on Assets
KAOOY
KMB
PG
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