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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 8,198 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Korn Ferry's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$31.71, which is 24.43% down on its pre-crash value of USD$41.96 and 47.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$21.45.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Korn Ferry shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$523.26 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$752.16.
|Latest market close||USD$31.71|
|52-week range||USD$22.18 - USD$43.99|
|50-day moving average||USD$29.9603|
|200-day moving average||USD$29.3457|
|Wall St. target price||USD$34.4|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.4 (1.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.561|
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|1 week (2020-10-23)||-1.98%|
|1 month (2020-10-01)||9.38%|
|3 months (2020-07-30)||10.84%|
|6 months (2020-04-30)||9.99%|
|1 year (2019-10-30)||-14.41%|
|2 years (2018-10-30)||-27.92%|
|3 years (2017-10-30)||-21.92%|
|5 years (2015-10-30)||-12.81%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Korn Ferry shares trade at around 57x 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 "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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$192.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Korn Ferry's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$541.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.62%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 962,537 Korn Ferry shares held short by investors – that's known as Korn Ferry's "short interest". This figure is 55% up from 620,922 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) is the quantity of Korn Ferry shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Korn Ferry shares traded daily (recently around 443565.43778802). Korn Ferry's SIR currently stands at 2.17. In other words for every 100,000 Korn Ferry shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2170 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Korn Ferry shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0253% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Korn Ferry shares, roughly 25 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 14.65% of net profits
Recently Korn Ferry has paid out, on average, around 14.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% 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 1.26% 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 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Korn Ferry's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.18 up to $43.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.4892. 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, 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, and leadership development, as well as rewards and benefits to assist clients. In addition, the company provides RPO, project recruitment, and individual professional search and outsource recruiting solutions. It serves public and private companies, and middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as government and non-profit organizations. 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.
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