Kao Corporation (4452) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					       Kao Corporation (4452) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDCPG30609FSA                                                                                     Publication Date: APR 2011

       1-14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho            Phone               +81 3 36607111                     Revenue           1,184,384 (million JPY)
       Chuo-ku, TKY                             Fax                 +81 3 36607113                     Net Profit        40,506 (million JPY)
       103-8210                                 Website             www.kao.com                        Employees         34,969
       Japan                                    Exchange            4452 [Tokyo Stock Exchange]        Industry          Consumer Packaged Goods

      Company Overview
       Kao Corporation is leading consumer product company in Japan. The company is engaged in supplying of Beauty care, Human
       health care and Fabric and Home care products to general consumer. In addition, the company is also engaged in supplying of
       wide range of chemical products to industries across the world. The company’s product portfolio includes Prestige cosmetics,
       premium skin care products, premium hair care products, food and beverage products, sanitary products, personal health
       products, Fabric care products and Home care products, Oleo Chemicals, Performance chemicals. The company has its principal
       presence in three regions namely, North America, Asia, European regions.

      Key Executives                                                                  SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                   Title                     Kao Corporation, SWOT Analysis
      Motoki Ozaki                          Chief Executive Officer                   Strengths                Weaknesses

      Takuo Goto                            Director
                                                                                      Reduced Debt Burden                Overdependence on
      Hiroshi Kanda                         Director                                                                     Japanese Market
      Shunichi Nakagawa                     Director                                  Broad Product Portfolio
                                                                                                                         Weak Financial Performance
      Tatsuo Takahashi                      Chief Executive Officer, Kao
                                            Customer Marketing Co., Ltd.
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,         Opportunities                     Threats
      GlobalData

      Share Data                                                                      Strong Organic Growth              Changing Consumer
                                                                                                                         Preferences
      Kao Corporation
                                                                                      Positive Outlook for Herbal
       Share Price (JPY) as on 04-Apr-2011                                 2,055      Cosmetics                          Counterfeit Products
       EPS (JPY)                                                           75.55

       Market Cap (million JPY)                                       1,190,145
                                                                                      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Enterprise Value (million JPY)                                 1,284,470       Research, GlobalData

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                             529
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData




Kao Corporation (4452) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                          Reference Code: GDCPG30609FSA

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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Kao Corporation - Key Facts.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Kao Corporation - Key Employees................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
      Kao Corporation - Major Products and Services............................................................................................................................................................ 7
      Kao Corporation - History............................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
      Kao Corporation - Company Statement ....................................................................................................................................................................... 12
      Kao Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................ 14
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      Kao Corporation - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      Kao Corporation - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................................................................................... 17
      Kao Corporation - SWOT Analysis............................................................................................................................................................................... 18
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
            Kao Corporation - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
                  Strength - Reduced Debt Burden.................................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Broad Product Portfolio .................................................................................................................................................................. 18
                  Strength - Robust Research and Development .............................................................................................................................................. 18
            Kao Corporation - Weaknesses............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Weakness - Overdependence on Japanese Market ....................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Weakness - Weak Financial Performance ...................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Kao Corporation - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................................................................ 19
                  Opportunity - Strong Organic Growth.............................................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Herbal Cosmetics...................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Opportunity - Product Innovations................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Kao Corporation - Threats ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences ..................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Threat - Counterfeit Products .......................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Threat - Intense Competition..........................................................
				
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Description: Kao Corporation (4452) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary Kao Corporation is leading consumer product company in Japan. The company is engaged in supplying of Beauty care, Human health care and Fabric and Home care products to general consumer. In addition, the company is also engaged in supplying of wide range of chemical products to industries across the world. The company’s product portfolio includes Prestige cosmetics, premium skin care products, premium hair care products, food and beverage products, sanitary products, personal health products, Fabric care products and Home care products, Oleo Chemicals, Performance chemicals. The company has its principal presence in three regions namely, North America, Asia, European regions. The company is headquartered at Tokyo, Japan. This comprehensive SWOT profile of Kao Corporation provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including: - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company. - Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company. - Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company. - Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company. - Executive biographies – A brief summary of the execut
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