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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: Shiseido Co Ltd (2017 sales of 1.01 trillion Japanese Yen [US$8.84 billion] of which 43% was Japan Business), AmoreG of South Korea (6.03 trillion Korean Won [US$5.31 billion] of which 98% was Cosmetics Manufacture/Sales), and LG Household & Health Care Limited which is also based in South Korea (6.27 trillion Korean Won [US$5.52 billion] of which 53% was Cosmetics Segment).

Sales Analysis. Kao Corp reported sales of ¥1.49 trillion (US$13.11 billion) for the year ending December of 2017. This represents an increase of 2.2% versus 2016, when the company's sales were ¥1.46 trillion. Sales of Chemicals saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 15.0% in 2017, from ¥237.76 billion to ¥273.43 billion. Kao Corp also saw significant increases in sales in Human Healthcare Business (up 7.8% to ¥294.29 billion) . Not all segments of Kao Corp experienced an increase in sales in 2017: sales of Fabric and Homecare Business fell 2.7% to ¥335.71 billion. Kao Corp also experienced decreases in sales in Beauty Care Business (down 2.6% to ¥586.00 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Kao Corp
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (12/14/2018): 8,117.00
(Figures in Japanese Yen)
1 Week -4.6%   13 Weeks 1.3%  
4 Weeks -8.6%   52 Weeks 6.1%  
Kao Corp Key Data:
  Ticker: 4452 Country: Japan
  Exchanges: TYO Major Industry: Household & Personal Products
    Sub Industry: Toilet Preparations
  2017 Sales 1,489,421,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2018).
Employees: 33,560
  Currency: Japanese Yen Market Cap: 3,950,060,897,915
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 486,640,495
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 6,538,849
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