Stocks in Focus: Korn Ferry (KFY)

Company Profile:

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. It operates through three segments: Executive Search, Advisory, and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) & Professional Search. The company provides executive search services to fill executive-level positions, such as board directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers, chief information officers, chief human resource officers, and other senior executive officers for clients in the industrial, financial services, life sciences/healthcare provider, consumer, technology, and educational/not-for-profit market sectors. The company was formerly known as Korn/Ferry International and changed its name to Korn Ferry in January 2019. Korn Ferry was founded in 1969 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Recent News:

On Sep. 09, 2019, the company announced Daniel Rubin has joined the firm as a senior client partner and global account lead. He specializes in the consumer market and is based in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office.

Korn Ferry reports first quarter fee revenue of $484.5 million, an increase of 4% quarter over quarter with 7% growth at constant currency.Net income attributable to Korn Ferry was $43.0 million in Q1 FY’20. Operating income was $60.3 million in Q1 FY’20 with an operating margin of 12.5%. EBITDA was $74.9 million with EBITDA margin of 15.5%.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



KFY’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth, better profitability, better solvency and strong efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recently several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. The RSI stands at 49.35 with positive bias. We rate Korn Ferry (KFY) a STRONG BUY.

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