Korn Ferry Announces Record First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results of Operations

Earnings Press Release Q1-FY'22

Los Angeles, CA, September 8, 2021 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a global organizational consulting firm, today announced record first quarter fee revenue of $585.4 million. In addition, first quarter diluted earnings per share was $1.37, an all-time high.

“I am extremely pleased with our results during the fiscal first quarter, as Korn Ferry once again achieved all-time financial performance highs. We generated a record $585 million in fee revenue, up 70% year over year. Our profitability was also strong with diluted earnings per share at $1.37 and Adjusted EBITDA margin at 20.7%,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

“The purposeful decisions and moves we’ve made with great intention throughout the years have now come together in a critical mass of opportunity. As a result, today’s Korn Ferry is the right firm for the right time, offering scaled capabilities that include organizational strategy, leadership and professional development, assessment and succession, rewards, talent acquisition and more. From the depth of pandemic lockdowns and economic contractions, we are truly helping clients in this digitally enabled, new world of work. I am grateful for the grit and grace demonstrated by our colleagues who have propelled our firm to new heights.”


  • Korn Ferry reports record quarterly fee revenue of $585.4 million in Q1 FY’22, an increase of 70% from Q1 FY’21 and a sequential increase of 5% from Q4 FY’21.
  • Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were both all-time highs in Q1 FY’22 at $101.3 million (operating margin of 17.3%) and $121.3 million (Adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.7%), respectively.
  • Record net income attributable to Korn Ferry and record diluted earnings per share of $74.8 million and $1.37 in Q1 FY’22, respectively.
  • Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share on September 7, 2021, which is payable on October 15, 2021 to stockholders of record on September 23, 2021.

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