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 1.09 trillion Japanese Yen [US$9.78 billion]
of which 42%
was Japan Business),
of South Korea
(6.08 trillion Korean Won [US$5.35 billion]
of which 98%
was Cosmetics Manufacture/Sales), and
LG Household & Health Care Limited
based in South Korea
(6.75 trillion Korean Won [US$5.94 billion]
of which 58%
was Cosmetics Segment).
Kao Corp reported sales of ¥1.51 trillion (US$13.47 billion)
December of 2018.
a very small
increase of 1.2%
versus 2017, when the company's sales were ¥1.49 trillion.
Sales of Fabric and Homecare Business saw an increase
that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up
2.5% in 2018, from
¥335.71 billion to ¥344.11 billion.
Not all segments of Kao Corp experienced an increase in sales in 2018:
sales of Human Healthcare Business fell 9.0% to ¥267.70 billion.