Korn Ferry Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results of Operations

Earnings Press Release Q3-FY'24

Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2024 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a global organizational consulting firm, today announced third quarter fee revenue of $668.7 million. In addition, third quarter diluted earnings per share was $1.13 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.07.

“I am pleased with our third quarter results, as we generated $669 million in fee revenue, down 2% year-over-year, with our non-search offerings providing a substantial buffer against the more cyclically sensitive recruiting offerings. Earnings and profitability increased year-over-year and sequentially as we delivered $102 million of Adjusted EBITDA, at a 15.2% margin,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

“Fee revenue from Consulting and Digital (up 3% and 6% over the prior year, respectively), when combined with our Interim fee revenue, now generate 50% of our top line. Our Consulting bill rate increased 12% and our Digital subscription and license fee revenue increased 11%,” Burnison added. “The strategy is clearly working – I am enormously proud of our organization and the results demonstrate the resiliency and potential for Korn Ferry.”


  • Korn Ferry reports Q3 FY'24 fee revenue of $668.7 million, a year-over-year decrease of 2% at both actual and constant currency.
  • Net income attributable to Korn Ferry was $59.1 million, while diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.13 and $1.07 in Q3 FY'24, respectively.
  • Operating income was $49.9 million with an operating margin of 7.5%, a 570bps increase compared to yearago quarter, and Adjusted EBITDA was $101.7 million with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.2%, a 110bps increase compared to year-ago quarter.
  • Consulting and Digital continued to show resilient business operations:
    1. Consulting fee revenue grew 3% year-over-year with a 12% increase in average bill rate to $438 per hour.
    2. Digital fee revenue grew 6% year-over-year with an 11% increase in Subscription & License fee revenue which approximated $33.0 million in the quarter.
  • The Company repurchased 382,500 shares of stock during the quarter for $21.0 million.
  • Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share on March 5, 2024, which is payable on April 15, 2024 to stockholders of record on March 27, 2024.

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Dan Gugler