Korn Ferry Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Results of Operations

Earnings Press Release Q4-FY'21

Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 2021 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a global organizational consulting firm, today announced fourth quarter and annual fee revenue of $555.2 million and $1,810.0 million, respectively. In addition, fourth quarter diluted earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.21, both are all-time highs.

“During the fiscal fourth quarter we generated $555 million in fee revenue, an all-time record, up 26% year-over-year. Our profitably was very strong, with earnings per share of $1.21, an all-time high and Adjusted EBITDA margin at 20.3%.” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

“I am extremely proud of our company and our accomplishments as we navigate through COVID-19. The diversity and relevance of our offerings and our ability to adapt to delivering our consulting services in a virtual world have helped companies achieve their organizational opportunities. Our Korn Ferry colleagues have truly shown their resilience, pivoting to the transformation and new ways of working that will emerge in a post-pandemic world, and I look forward to what the new fiscal year will bring to our firm and our clients.


  • Korn Ferry reports record fee revenue of $555.2 million in Q4 FY’21, an increase of 26% from Q4 FY’20 and a sequential increase of 17% from Q3 FY’21.
  • Record net income attributable to Korn Ferry and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $66.2 million and $1.21 in Q4 FY’21, respectively.
  • Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were both all-time highs in Q4 FY’21 at $86.3 million (operating margin of 15.5%) and $112.8 million (Adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.3%), respectively.
  • Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share on June 21, 2021, a 20% increase in the quarterly dividend, which is payable on July 30, 2021 to stockholders of record on July 6, 2021.

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