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Kao Corp operates in the Toilet preparations sector. In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Kao Corp with three other cosmetics and toiletry producers in Asia: AmoreG of South Korea (2016 sales of 6.70 trillion Korean Won [US$6.28 billion] of which 98% was Cosmetics Manufacture/Sales), LG Household & Health Care Limited of South Korea (6.09 trillion Korean Won [US$5.71 billion] of which 52% was Cosmetics Segment), and Shiseido Co Ltd (850.31 billion Japanese Yen [US$7.64 billion] of which 48% was Domestic Cosmetics).

Sales Analysis. Kao Corp reported sales of ¥1.46 trillion (US$13.10 billion) for the year ending December of 2016. This represents a decrease of 1.0% versus 2015, when the company's sales were ¥1.47 trillion. Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 4.5% decline in Chemicals, from ¥248.96 billion to ¥237.76 billion. There were also decreases in sales in Beauty Care Business (down 1.0% to ¥601.62 billion) and Human Healthcare Business (down 2.7% to ¥273.07 billion) . However, these declines were partially offset by the increase in sales of Fabric and Homecare Business (up 3.2% to ¥345.16 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Kao Corp
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (1/19/2018): 7,656.00
(Figures in Japanese Yen)
1 Week 1.8%   13 Weeks -0.4%  
4 Weeks 5.4%   52 Weeks 42.0%  
Kao Corp Key Data:
  Ticker: 4452 Country: Japan
  Exchanges: TYO Major Industry: Household & Personal Products
    Sub Industry: Toilet Preparations
  2016 Sales 1,457,610,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 33,195
  Currency: Japanese Yen Market Cap: 3,772,562,015,904
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 492,758,884
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 6,538,849
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