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How to buy Korn Ferry (KFY) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Korn Ferry stock.

Korn Ferry
NYSE: KFY - USD
STAFFING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
$67.75
+$0.74 (+1.10%)

Korn Ferry is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Korn Ferry shares (KFY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Korn Ferry employs 7,889 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Korn Ferry stock price (NYSE: KFY)

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Korn Ferry shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$65.41
52-week range$27.08 - $74.71
50-day moving average $68.12
200-day moving average $61.82
Wall St. target price$88.75
PE ratio 31.2189
Dividend yield $0.4 (0.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.09

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Korn Ferry price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.41 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -9.42%
3 months (2021-04-28) -4.51%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Korn Ferry under- or over-valued?

Valuing Korn Ferry stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Korn Ferry's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Korn Ferry's P/E ratio

Korn Ferry's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Korn Ferry shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Korn Ferry's PEG ratio

Korn Ferry's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.36. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Korn Ferry's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Korn Ferry's EBITDA

Korn Ferry's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $216.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Korn Ferry's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Korn Ferry financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.95%
Gross profit TTM $433.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.88%
Return on equity TTM 8.92%
Profit margin 6.32%
Book value $25.30
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Korn Ferry shares

There are currently 631,337 Korn Ferry shares held short by investors – that's known as Korn Ferry's "short interest". This figure is 21.1% down from 800,653 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Korn Ferry shares can be evaluated.

Korn Ferry's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Korn Ferry's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Korn Ferry shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Korn Ferry shares traded daily (recently around 295017.28971963). Korn Ferry's SIR currently stands at 2.14. In other words for every 100,000 Korn Ferry shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2140 shares are currently held short.

However Korn Ferry's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Korn Ferry shares, or, against the total number of tradable Korn Ferry shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Korn Ferry's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Korn Ferry shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0059% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Korn Ferry shares, roughly 6 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Korn Ferry.

Find out more about how you can short Korn Ferry stock.

Korn Ferry share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.67% of net profits

Recently Korn Ferry has paid out, on average, around 16.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Korn Ferry shareholders could enjoy a 0.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Korn Ferry's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Korn Ferry's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Korn Ferry is investing more in its future growth.

Korn Ferry's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Korn Ferry share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Korn Ferry's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.08 up to $74.7076. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KFY.US volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Korn Ferry's is 1.6485. This would suggest that Korn Ferry's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Korn Ferry overview

Korn Ferry, together with its subsidiaries, provides organizational consulting services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consulting, Digital, Executive Search, 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. It also offers organizational strategy, assessment and succession, leadership and professional development, and total reward services. In addition, the company provides RPO, project recruitment, professional search, and outsource recruiting solutions. Further, the company offers an artificial intelligence machine-learning platform to identify structures, roles, capabilities, and behaviours needed to generate insight and recommend action. It serves public and private companies, and middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as government and non-profit organizations.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Korn Ferry is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.599% of Korn Ferry shares are held by insiders and 97.194% by institutions.
How many people work for Korn Ferry?
Latest data suggests 7,889 work at Korn Ferry.
When does the fiscal year end for Korn Ferry?
Korn Ferry's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is Korn Ferry based?
Korn Ferry's address is: 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
What is Korn Ferry's ISIN number?
Korn Ferry's international securities identification number is: US5006432000
What is Korn Ferry's CUSIP number?
Korn Ferry's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 500643200

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