Korn Ferry, together with its subsidiaries, provides organizational consulting services worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Korn Ferry's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KFY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KFY's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: KFY underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 22.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KFY underperformed the US Market which returned 20.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Korn Ferry's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Korn Ferry undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KFY ($40.97) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($31.86)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KFY is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KFY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (146.2x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (23.5x).
PE vs Market: KFY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (146.2x) compared to the US market (19.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KFY is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KFY is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3x).
How is Korn Ferry forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KFY's forecast earnings growth (161.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KFY's earnings (161.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KFY's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KFY's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KFY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Korn Ferry performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KFY has a large one-off loss of $93.2M impacting its October 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: KFY's current net profit margins (0.9%) are lower than last year (9.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KFY's earnings have grown by 12.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KFY's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KFY had negative earnings growth (-91.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-0.06%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KFY's Return on Equity (1.4%) is considered low.
How is Korn Ferry's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KFY's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($558.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: KFY's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($912.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KFY's debt to equity ratio (32.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KFY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.4% to 32.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KFY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (64.4%).
Interest Coverage: KFY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.3x coverage).
What is Korn Ferry current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KFY's dividend (0.98%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).
High Dividend: KFY's dividend (0.98%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, KFY has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KFY has only been paying a dividend for 6 years, and since then payments have not increased.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (142.7%), KFY's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Burnison (59 yo)
Mr. Gary D. Burnison has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at Korn Ferry since July 2007 and also has been its Executive Director at Korn Ferry June 5, 2007. He has been the President and Chie...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD4.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.16M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||8.75yrs||US$2.02m||0.44% |
|Chief Executive Officer of Consulting||no data||US$1.23m||0.14% |
|Chief Executive Officer of RPO||10.58yrs||US$1.73m||0.34% |
|Chairman & Country Head of India||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Partner||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Operations||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Global Technology Practice||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President||7.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Client Partner and Global Co-Head Of Risk & Compliance||no data||no data||no data|
|General Counsel||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KFY's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||0.58yr||US$112.88k||0.093% |
|Independent Director||3.33yrs||US$243.93k||0.021% |
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$261.43k||0.054% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board||1.83yrs||US$486.43k||0.043% |
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$264.20k||no data|
|Country Chairman of Switzerland||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||8yrs||US$263.93k||0.040% |
|Independent Director||1.08yrs||US$235.95k||0.0077% |
Experienced Board: KFY's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KFY insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Korn Ferry's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Korn Ferry
- Ticker: KFY
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$2.219b
- Shares outstanding: 54.15m
- Website: https://www.kornferry.com
Number of Employees
- Korn Ferry
- 1900 Avenue of the Stars
- Suite 2600
- Los Angeles
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KFY||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1999|
|KFY||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1999|
Korn Ferry, together with its subsidiaries, provides organizational consulting services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consulting, Digital, Executive Search, and RPO (Recruitment Process Out...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/25 00:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.