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
sales of 1.01 trillion Japanese Yen [US$8.84 billion]
of which 43%
was Japan Business),
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
based in South Korea
(6.27 trillion Korean Won [US$5.52 billion]
of which 53%
was Cosmetics Segment).
Kao Corp reported sales of ¥1.49 trillion (US$13.11 billion)
December of 2017.
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)