Korn Ferry Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year FY’22 Results of Operations

Earnings Press Release Q4-FY'22

Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 2022 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a global organizational consulting firm, today announced fourth quarter and annual fee revenue of $721.1 million and $2,626.7 million, respectively. In addition, fourth quarter diluted earnings per share was $1.70 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.75, both are new highs.

“I am extremely pleased with our financial results during the fiscal fourth quarter, as Korn Ferry once again achieved new highs. We generated $721 million in fee revenue, up 30% (33% at constant currency) year over year. Our diluted earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share, at $1.70 and $1.75, respectively, were new highs, and our Adjusted EBITDA margin of 20% represents our sixth consecutive quarter at 20% or greater,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

“The world and our clients have entered a new reality – a Covid transitory era in which there will be a contest for not only growth, but also relevancy and profitability. Companies will have to reassess all aspects of their strategy including their organizational, leadership and talent imperatives. We are also in a cycle in which, regardless of economic activity, shortages of skilled labor are projected to persist for years to come,” Burnison added. “Korn Ferry is the right firm for the right time to help companies solve these market imbalances. We help our clients achieve relevancy and performance by addressing the people and organizational requirements they need in this new world."


  • Korn Ferry reports Q4 FY’22 fee revenue of $721.1 million and full year FY’22 fee revenue of $2,626.7 million, both new all-time highs.
  • Net income attributable to Korn Ferry for the fourth quarter and full year of FY’22 was $91.7 million and $326.4 million, respectively, while diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.70 and $1.75 in Q4 FY’22, and were $5.98 and $6.23 for the full year, respectively, all reaching new highs.
  • Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA both reached new highs in Q4 FY’22 at $138.8 million (operating margin of 19.2%) and $144.4 million (Adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.0%), while full year amounts were $470.1 million (operating margin of 17.9%) and $538.9 million (Adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.5%), respectively.
  • The Company repurchased 1,035,000 shares of stock during the quarter for $67.2 million, bringing full year share repurchases to 1,471,000 for $98.8 million. Further, the Board authorized an incremental $300 million for future share repurchases.
  • Commencing in Q1 FY’23, the Company has increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 25% to $0.15 per share. During the fourth quarter, the Company completed the acquisition of the Patina Solutions Group (“Patina"), which is included in the RPO and Professional Search segment.

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