Kakao Corp

Overview

Kakao Corp (Kakao) is an information technology service provider. It is engaged in providing content distribution services, messaging platforms and communication services. The company provides services related to communication, media and content platforms, lifestyle, fintech and search services. It also offers services such as mobile messaging (Kakao Talk), music (Melon), e-mail (Daum Mail), gaming (Kakao Games), and news (Daum News), cooking (Daum Cook), Daum movie, Daum shopping, among others. It also provides search platforms including Daum Search and KaKao Talk Sharp Search. Kakao Corp is headquartered in Jeju-si, South Korea.
Key Stats
Address
242, Cheomdan-ro, Jeju-do, JEJU CITY, South Korea
Headquarters

South Korea

Contact

82 2 15773321

No of Employees

2,474

Industry

Technology and Communications

Ticker Symbol & Exchange​

035720 [KOSE]

Revenue (2020)

$3,526 m

33.8% (2020 vs 2019)
Net Income (2020)

$132 m

151.1% (2020 vs 2019)
Net Profit Margin

4 %

138.2% (2020 vs 2019)
Market Cap *

$53,232 m

EPS *

$0.3

  *Note: Ratios based on the share price as of 8-September-2021, in absolute numbers and US$.

Peer Comparison

Key Parameters Kakao CorpCoupang IncNaver CorpNexon Co Ltd
Key Information
Headquarters South Korea South Korea South Korea Japan
Headquarter City JEJU CITY SEOUL SEONGNAM MINATO-KU
Headquarter State/Province - - - Tokyo
No. of Employees 2,474 50,000 2,397 6,288
Entity Type Public Public Public Public

Products & Services

Kakao is a South Korea-based media company. The key services offered by the company include the following

Services
  • Communication
  • Media and Content
  • Games
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Key Financial Charts
Sales Growth
Operating Margin
Net Income Growth
EPS (Earnings per Share)
Debt to Equity Ratio
Return on Assets

Employees

Name Position Board Since Age Biography
Mason Yeo Director; Executive Vice President - Kakao Advertising; Co-Chief Executive Officer Executive Board 2020 - Mr. Mason Yeo is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director at Kakao since 2020. Previously, he served as a Director...
Sean Joh Co- Chief Executive Officer; Head - Kakao Community Brand Center; Executive Vice President - Kakao Brand Design Executive Board 2020 - Mr. Sean Joh has been the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director at Kakao since 2020. He also serves as the...
Brian Kim Chairman Executive Board - - Mr. Brian Kim has been the Chairman at Kakao since 2014. Previously, he served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer at...
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History

Year Event Description
2021 Contracts/Agreements In June 2021, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UBase for…
2021 Contracts/Agreements The company has singed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jeonbuk Bank for its new…
2021 Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers In May, the company agreed to acquire Radish for US$440 million.
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Locations


Kids Note Inc

Address

Fl.4, Main Bldg. of Seoul National University Research Park, San4-2 Bongcheon 7-dong, Gwanak-gu
South Korea

Telephone

82 262 977 979

Website

www.kidsnote.com
Kakao Mobility

Address

13th Floor, 152, Baekhyeon-dong, Alpha Dome Tower, Bundang-gu, Seongnam
South Korea

Telephone

82 15 999400

Website

www.kakaomobility.com
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Address

Gangnam Teheran Road, 63 11 (141-9 Samsung-dong) Innocence Bldg, 63 11 (141-9 Samsung-dong) Innocence Bldg, Seoul
South Korea

Telephone

82 02 3144 8636

Website

www.parkingsq.com

Deals

Number of Deals
Deal Value (US$ m)

Latest Deals

Announced Date Headline Deal Type Acquirers / Investors / Surviving Entity Issuer / partner / Target
07 May 2021 Kakao and Naver May Acquire 5% Stake in A+ Asset (Aplus Asset Advisor) Acquisition Naver Corp; Kakao Corp APLUS ASSET ADVISOR Co., Ltd.
08 Apr 2021 Kakao to Acquire Croki.com (Croqui.com, Zigzag) Acquisition Kakao Corp Croki.com Co., Ltd.
20 Jan 2021 Kakao Invests Additional USD27.3 Million in PHI Digital Healthcare Equity Offering Kakao Corp PHI Digital Healthcare
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