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Korn Ferry WACC %

:10.02% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-01-27), Korn Ferry's weighted average cost of capital is 10.02%. Korn Ferry's ROIC % is 16.27% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Korn Ferry generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Korn Ferry WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Korn Ferry's WACC % 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
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.03 8.54 12.18 8.37 10.54

Korn Ferry Quarterly Data
Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21
WACC % 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 7.85 9.13 10.54 10.22 10.18

Competitive Comparison

For the Staffing & Employment Services subindustry, Korn Ferry's WACC %, along with its competitors' market caps and WACC % 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 WACC % Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Korn Ferry's WACC % falls into.



Korn Ferry WACC % Calculation

The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. The WACC is commonly referred to as the firm's cost of capital. Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. WACC is the average of the costs of these sources of financing, each of which is weighted by its respective use in the given situation. By taking a weighted average, we can see how much interest the company has to pay for every dollar it finances.

WACC=E/(E + D)*Cost of Equity+D/(E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)

1. Weights:
Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. We need to calculate the weight of equity and the weight of debt.
The market value of equity (E) is also called "Market Cap". As of today, Korn Ferry's market capitalization (E) is $3471.629 Mil.
The market value of debt is typically difficult to calculate, therefore, GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding the latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together. As of Oct. 2021, Korn Ferry's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $51.4185 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $562.851 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $614.2695 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 3471.629 / (3471.629 + 614.2695) = 0.8497
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 614.2695 / (3471.629 + 614.2695) = 0.1503

2. Cost of Equity:
GuruFocus uses Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the required rate of return. The formula is:
Cost of Equity = Risk-Free Rate of Return + Beta of Asset * (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return)
a) GuruFocus uses 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk-free rate. It is updated daily. The current risk-free rate is 1.78000000%. Please go to Economic Indicators page for more information. Please note that we use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the country/region where the company is headquartered. If the data for that country/region is not available, then we will use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the United States as default.
b) Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. Korn Ferry's beta is 1.57.
c) (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.
Cost of Equity = 1.78000000% + 1.57 * 6% = 11.2%

3. Cost of Debt:
GuruFocus uses last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.
As of Apr. 2021, Korn Ferry's interest expense (positive number) was $29.278 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $614.2695 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 29.278 / 614.2695 = 4.7663%.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate:
GuruFocus uses the latest two-year average tax rate to do the calculation. The calculated average tax rate is limited to between 0% and 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is higher than 100%, it is set to 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is less than 0%, it is set to 0%.
The latest Two-year Average Tax Rate is 29.26%.

Korn Ferry's Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC) for Today is calculated as:

WACC=E / (E + D)*Cost of Equity+D / (E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)
=0.8497*11.2%+0.1503*4.7663%*(1 - 29.26%)
=10.02%

* 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.


Korn Ferry  (NYSE:KFY) WACC % Explanation

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher ROIC % than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Korn Ferry's weighted average cost of capital is 10.02%. Korn Ferry's ROIC % is 16.27% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Korn Ferry generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Be Aware

1. GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together.

2. The WACC formula discussed above does not include Preferred Stock. Please adjust if preferred stock is considered.

3. (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.

4. GuruFocus uses last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.


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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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