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Last close prices updated as of Dec 14, 2021, 11:11 AM EST | USD
  • Last Close 52.91
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
  • Investment Style Large Growth
  • Day Range 52.91  –  52.91
  • Year Range 52.91  –  52.91
  • Market Cap 8.2530 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 47,071.0 /  47,029.7
  • Price / Sales 2.43
  • Price / Book 2.19
  • Forward Div Yield 1.26%
  • Trailing Div Yield 170.11%

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Company Profile YKLTF

Business Description

Yakult is a pioneer in probiotics, which launched the probiotic drinks Yakult in 1935 after Minoru Shirota’s discovery of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota, a strain of lactic acid bacteria proved to be able to live in intestines, in 1930. It operates in 40 countries across four continents. In addition to the retail outlets, the home delivery channel, served by a team of 80,000 Yakult Ladies globally, contributes about 45% of its probiotic drink sales. Yakult has built a meaningful presence in emerging markets including China, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil, the key drivers behind its growth. Overseas markets comprise 43% of group sales and about 65% of profits. It also operates a pharmaceutical business with an emphasis on oncology drugs, leveraging its know-how in probiotics.

1-19 Higashi Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0021, JPN
Industry Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
Employees 29,273

Competitors & Peers YKLTF

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Market Cap
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Consumer Defensive
Consumer Defensive
Consumer Defensive
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FAQs for Yakult Honsha Co Ltd Stock

Yes. YKLTF has a forward dividend yield of 0.01%. See YKLTF’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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YKLTF’s market cap is 8.25 Bil.
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YKLTF’s stock style is Large Growth.
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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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YKLTF’s price/sales is 2.29.
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YKLTF’s price/forward earnings is 21.21.
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.

YKLTF’s price/book is 2.19.
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YKLTF’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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