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Korn Ferry PE Ratio

: 10.46 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-05-20), Korn Ferry's share price is $57.52. Korn Ferry's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $5.50. Therefore, Korn Ferry's PE Ratio for today is 10.46.

Good Sign:

Korn Ferry stock PE Ratio (=10.46) is close to 2-year low of 10.46

During the past 13 years, Korn Ferry's highest PE Ratio was 166.11. The lowest was 8.49. And the median was 20.10.

Korn Ferry's EPS (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jan. 2022 was $1.54. Its EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $5.50.

As of today (2022-05-20), Korn Ferry's share price is $57.52. Korn Ferry's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $5.50. Therefore, Korn Ferry's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 10.46.

During the past 13 years, Korn Ferry's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 166.11. The lowest was 8.49. And the median was 20.10.

Korn Ferry's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jan. 2022 was $1.54. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $5.50.

During the past 12 months, Korn Ferry's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 547.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -3.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 21.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 7.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Korn Ferry's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 112.10% per year. The lowest was -54.10% per year. And the median was 7.05% per year.

Korn Ferry's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jan. 2022 was $1.55. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $5.55.

Back to Basics: PE Ratio


Korn Ferry PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Korn Ferry's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Korn Ferry Annual Data
Trend Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17 Apr18 Apr19 Apr20 Apr21
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 22.04 22.75 25.98 15.17 32.48

Korn Ferry Quarterly Data
Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 53.65 32.48 17.06 15.76 12.07

Competitive Comparison

For the Staffing & Employment Services subindustry, Korn Ferry's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Korn Ferry PE Ratio Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Korn Ferry's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Korn Ferry's PE Ratio falls into.



Korn Ferry PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

Korn Ferry's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=57.52/5.500
=10.46

Korn Ferry's Share Price of today is $57.52.
Korn Ferry's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $5.50.


* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio, Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


Korn Ferry  (NYSE:KFY) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio.

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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Korn Ferry Business Description

Korn Ferry logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 561311 SIC : 7361
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2600, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 90067
Korn Ferry is a United States-based firm engaged in organizational consulting and management recruitment that helps clients fill mid- to high-level management positions. The largest of its revenue segments is its advisory segment, which provides consulting services related to organizational structure. The executive search segment provides executive-level talent sourcing. The recruitment process outsourcing and professional search segment provide broad-level talent sourcing and digital segment. The company has operations in North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and other regions.
Executives
Burnison Gary D director, officer: CEO C/O KORN FERRY INTERNATIONAL 800 CENTURY PARK EAST STE 900 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Gold Christina A director C/O ITT CORPORATION 1133 WESTCHESTER AVENUE WHITE PLAINS NY 10604
Martinez Angel R director C/O TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP PO BOX 2353 ORLANDO FL 32802-2353
Beneby Doyle N director C/O KORN FERRY INTERNATIONAL 1900 AVENUE OF THE STARS, SUITE 2600 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Shaheen George T director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SHAHEEN GEORGE T a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Perry Debra J director 515 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE GLEN RIDGE NJ 07028
Leamon Jerry director C/O KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL 1900 AVENUE OF THE STARS, SUITE 2600 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Robinson Lori Jean director 5875 LANDERBROOK DRIVE SUITE 220 CLEVELAND OH 44124
Rozek Robert P officer: EVP, CFO & CCO 343 STATE STREET ROCHESTER NY 146500211
Mulrooney Byrne K officer: CEO-RPO, Pro. Srch. & Dig. 2050 SPECTRUM BOULEVARD FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309
Arian Mark officer: CEO of Advisory C/O KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL 1900 AVE. OF THE STARS, SUITE 2600 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Lauer Len J director 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE RESTON VA 20191
Floyd William R director ONE THOUSAND BEVERLY WAY FORT SMITH AR 72919
Kaye Stephen D officer: CEO of Hay Group C/O KORN FERRY INTERNATIONAL 1900 AVENUE OF THE STARS, SUITE 2600 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Hg (bermuda) Ltd 10 percent owner SE PEARMAN BUILDING, 3RD FLOOR 9 PAR-LA-VILLE ROAD HAMILTON D0 HM 08

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