Korn/Ferry International Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results of Operations

Highlights

- Korn/Ferry reports Q2 FY'13 fee revenue of $196.2 million, a decrease of 2% (5% excluding two months of fee revenue from the recently acquired Global Novations) compared to the year-ago quarter.

- Fee revenue in Leadership & Talent Consulting and Futurestep services grew 32% (14% excluding two months of fee revenue from the recently acquired Global Novations) and 5%, respectively, from Q2 FY'12 to Q2 FY'13, a 34% and 8% increase, respectively, on a constant currency basis.

- Q2 FY'13 adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.25, excluding net restructuring charges of $15.5 million compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.32 in Q2 FY'12. Including net restructuring charges, Q2 FY'13 diluted earnings per share was $0.03.

- As discussed during our first quarter earnings call, the Company undertook actions to further rationalize its cost structure during Q2 FY'13 and as a result recorded restructuring charges of $11.3 million to reduce its workforce and a net $4.2 million charge relating to consolidation of premises.

- The Company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Minneapolis-based PDI Ninth House, a leading, globally-recognized provider of leadership solutions.

06 Dec, 2012, 06:05 ET from Korn/Ferry International

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announced second quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.25 excluding net restructuring charges of $15.5 million compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.32 in the three months ended October 31, 2011.  Including net restructuring charges, diluted earnings per share was $0.03 in the three months ended October 31, 2012.

"I am pleased with the sequential growth of the Company overall, and once again, year-over-year growth within our broader talent management offerings," said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International.  "In addition, I am excited about the pending acquisition of PDI Ninth House, which greatly accelerates Korn/Ferry's vision of being the world's premier talent solutions advisor. CEOs today are waging a fight for growth.  Their workforce is global, borderless and far more dynamic and diverse than in the past.  In this decade, successful companies will be those that can more effectively link their business and talent strategies.  This acquisition provides significantly more depth and scale toward Korn/Ferry being that linkage – the bridge between a CEO's vision and their people strategy."

Financial Results

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Fee revenue

$     196.2

$    200.2

$   382.9

$     406.5

Total  revenue

$     204.8

$    210.0

$   400.8

$     424.6

Operating income

$        2.8

$      25.4

$     19.8

$       51.3

Operating margin

1.4%

12.7%

5.2%

12.6%

Net income

$        1.2

$      15.2

$     11.6

$       30.6

Basic earnings per share

$      0.03

$      0.33

$     0.25

$       0.66

Diluted earnings per share

$      0.03

$      0.32

$     0.24

$       0.65

Adjusted Results (a):

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Operating income

$      18.3

$      25.4

$     35.3

$       51.3

Operating margin

9.3%

12.7%

9.2%

12.6%

Net income

$      11.8

$      15.2

$     22.2

$       30.6

Basic earnings per share

$      0.25

$      0.33

$     0.47

$       0.66

Diluted earnings per share

$      0.25

$      0.32

$     0.47

$       0.65

(a)

Adjusted results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude restructuring charges, net of recoveries, of $15.5 million during the three and six months ended October 31, 2012 (see attached reconciliations).  No restructuring costs were incurred during three and six months ended October 31, 2011.

Results for the three months ended October 31, 2012

Fee revenue was $196.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $4.0 million, or 2%, compared to the year-ago quarter, (foreign exchange rates negatively impacted fee revenue by $4.7 million), which reflects a $14.8 million decrease in Executive Recruitment fee revenue partially offset by a $9.4 million and $1.4 million increase in fee revenue in Leadership & Talent Consulting and Futurestep, respectively.  The acquisition of Global Novations on September 1, 2012, contributed $5.2 million to the increase in fee revenue in Leadership & Talent Consulting.

The decrease in fee revenue for the three months ended October 31, 2012 resulted from a 7% decrease in the overall number of engagements billed compared to the year-ago quarter, partially offset by a 6% increase in the weighted-average fee billed per engagement.  While fee revenue from the technology and consumer sectors increased, the increases from these sectors was more than offset by decreases in the industrial, financial services and life science/healthcare sectors.  On a constant currency basis, fee revenue increased $0.7 million.

Compensation and benefit expenses were $133.1 million in three months ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $1.6 million, or 1%, compared to the year-ago quarter.  Compensation and benefit expenses increased primarily because of a $3.2 million increase due to the acquisition of Global Novations.  Offsetting this increase was a decrease in salaries and related payroll taxes due to lower consultant headcount and a decline in performance related compensation expense.  On a constant currency basis, compensation and benefits increased $5.3 million, or 4%.

General and administrative expenses were $33.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $0.8 million, or 2%, from the year-ago quarter.  This decrease is primarily attributable to a decrease in professional service fees and business development expenses, offset by a reduction in a contingent consideration liability relating to a prior acquisition that was recorded in the three months ended October 31, 2011. On a constant currency basis, general and administrative expenses increased $0.2 million.

As discussed during our first quarter earnings call, during the three months ended October 31, 2012, the Company took steps to rationalize its cost structure, and as a result recorded restructuring charges of $11.3 million to reduce its workforce and $5.2 million relating to the consolidation of premises.  This restructuring expense was partially offset by a $1.0 million recovery (legal settlement related to premises) from a previous restructuring action resulting in net restructuring costs of $15.5 million.  These actions are expected to result in annualized cost savings of approximately $20 million to $23 million, with the majority of these savings starting in the third quarter.

Excluding these restructuring charges, operating income was $18.3 million, during the three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $7.1 million, or 28%, compared to the year-ago quarter. Including restructuring charges, operating income was $2.8 million in three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $22.6 million, or 89%, compared to the year-ago quarter.  Adjusted operating margin declined by 3.4 percentage points primarily due to a change in mix of fee revenues by operating segment, lower operating profits in Executive Recruitment and the impact of the change in market value of certain deferred compensation liabilities, partially offset by a decline in global expenses of the Company recorded in the Corporate segment.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Cash and marketable securities were $331.8 million and $318.1 million at October 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, compared to $417.7 million at April 30, 2012.  Cash and marketable securities include $93.9 million and $78.4 million held in trust for deferred compensation plans at October 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, compared to $82.2 million at April 30, 2012.  Cash and marketable securities decreased by $85.9 million from April 30, 2012, mainly due to the payment of FY'12 annual bonuses in Q1 FY'13 and the payment for the acquisition of Global Novations in the three months ended October 31, 2012, partially offset by cash provided by operating activities.

Results by Segment

In Q1 FY'13, the Company began reporting its Leadership & Talent Consulting business as a separate segment.  The Company now operates in three global business segments: Executive Recruitment, Leadership & Talent Consulting and Futurestep.  This change has no impact on previously reported consolidated net income or earnings per share.

Selected Executive Recruitment Data

(dollars in millions)

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Fee revenue

$    127.8

$    142.6

$    255.2

$      292.0

Total revenue

$    133.1

$    149.1

$    266.3

$      304.6

Operating income

$      10.5

$      32.1

$      32.9

$        65.2

Operating margin

8.1%

22.5%

12.9%

22.3%

Ending number of consultants

402

417

402

417

Average number of consultants

409

425

401

429

Engagements billed

2,656

2,953

4,377

4,838

New engagements (a)

1,172

1,233

2,381

2,635

Adjusted Results (b):

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Operating income

$      21.2

$     32.1

$   43.6

$      65.2

Operating margin

16.6%

22.5%

17.1%

22.3%

(a)

Represents new engagements opened in the respective period.

(b)

Adjusted results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude restructuring charges, net of recoveries, of $10.7 million during the three and six months ended October 31, 2012 (see attached reconciliations).  No restructuring costs were incurred during the three and six months ended October 31, 2011.

Results for the three months ended October 31, 2012 – Executive Recruitment

Fee revenue was $127.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $14.8 million, or 10%, when compared with the year-ago quarter.  Fee revenue decreased in all regions due to a 10% decrease in the number of executive recruitment engagements billed when compared to the year-ago quarter.  On a constant currency basis, fee revenue decreased $11.5 million, or 8%. 

Excluding restructuring charges, operating income was $21.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $10.9 million, or 34%, compared year-ago quarter.  This decrease is primarily attributable to the decrease in fee revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2012 as compared to the year-ago quarter, partially offset by a $2.3 million and $1.8 million decrease in compensation and benefits expense and general and administrative expenses, respectively, in the same period.  The decrease in compensation and benefits expense primarily resulted from a decrease in performance related compensation expense due to a decline in the average number of consultants and a decline in fee revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2012 compared to the year-ago quarter. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to a decrease in bad debt expense, due to a decline in historical bad debt trends, and a decline in travel expenses due to the ongoing cost control initiatives.  Including restructuring charges of $10.7 million, operating income was $10.5 million in three months ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $21.6 million, or 67%, compared to the year-ago quarter.

Selected Leadership & Talent Consulting Data

(dollars in millions)

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Fee revenue

$     38.4

$     29.0

$     66.8

$     55.7

Total revenue

$     40.6

$     30.6

$     70.4

$     58.0

Operating income

$       6.2

$       4.2

$     10.5

$       6.2

Operating margin

16.3%

14.5%

15.7%

11.1%

Ending number of consultants (a)

72

54

72

54

Staff utilization (b)

67%

62%

66%

62%

Adjusted Results (c):

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Operating income

$       6.9

$       4.2

$     11.2

$       6.2

Operating margin

18.0%

14.5%

16.7%

11.1%

(a)

Represents number of employees originating consulting services. FY'13 includes 22 consultants from the Global Novations acquisition.

(b)

Calculated by dividing the number of hours of our full-time professional staff, who recorded time to an engagement during the period, by the total available working hours for the professional staff during the same period.

(c)

Adjusted results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude restructuring charges, net of recoveries, of $0.7 million during the three and six months ended October 31, 2012 (see attached reconciliations).  No restructuring costs were incurred during the three and six months ended October 31, 2011.

Results for the three months ended October 31, 2012 – Leadership & Talent Consulting

Leadership & Talent Consulting serves as a bridge between a client's business strategy and their talent strategy.  Leadership & Talent Consulting utilizes intellectual property in the delivery of talent management consulting services including CEO and top team effectiveness, leadership development and enterprise learning.  Fee revenue was $38.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $9.4 million, or 32%, from the year-ago quarter.  The improvement in fee revenue was driven by an increase in consulting fee revenue mainly in Europe and Latin America and broad based client demand as demonstrated by the increase in the number of consulting clients.  Also contributing to the increase in fee revenue was the acquisition of Global Novations on September 1, 2012 which contributed $5.2 million in fee revenue for the three months ended October 31, 2012. On a constant currency basis, fee revenue increased $10.0 million, or 34%.

Excluding restructuring charges, operating income was $6.9 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $2.7 million, or 64%, compared to the year-ago quarter.  The increase is primarily attributed to the increase in fee revenue, offset by an increase in compensation and benefits expense primarily from the acquisition of Global Novations and an increase in performance related compensation expense due to an increase in the average number of consultants and the increase in fee revenue.  General and administrative expenses also increased during the same period primarily due to an increase in premise and office expense due in large part to the acquisition of Global Novations. Including restructuring charges of $0.7 million, operating income was $6.2 million, an increase of $2.0 million, or 48%, compared to the year-ago quarter. 

Selected Futurestep Data

(dollars in millions)

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Fee revenue

$     30.0

$   28.6

$   60.9

$     58.8

Total revenue

$     31.1

$   30.3

$   64.1

$     62.0

Operating income

$       0.2

$     2.8

$     3.4

$       5.6

Operating margin

0.8%

9.8%

5.6%

9.6%

Engagements billed

1,665

1,604

3,193

2,865

New engagements (a)

1,084

974

2,409

1,993

Adjusted Results (b):

Second Quarter

Year to Date

FY'13

FY'12

FY'13

FY'12

Operating income

$       3.3

$     2.8

$     6.5

$       5.6

Operating margin

11.1%

9.8%

10.7%

9.6%

(a)

Represents new engagements opened in the respective period.

(b)

Adjusted results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude restructuring charges, net of recoveries, of $3.1 million during the three and six months ended October 31, 2012 (see attached reconciliations).  No restructuring costs were incurred during the three and six months ended October 31, 2011.

Results for the three months ended October 31, 2012 – Futurestep

Fee revenue was $30.0 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $1.4 million, or 5%, compared to the year-ago quarter.  The improvement in fee revenue was driven by a 4% increase in the number of engagements billed and a 1% increase in the weighted average fee per engagement.  The increase in fee revenue was due to an increase in recruitment process outsourcing and in middle management recruitment.  On a constant currency basis, fee revenue increased $2.2 million, or 8%.

Excluding restructuring charges, operating income was $3.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $0.5 million, or 18%, compared to the year-ago quarter.  The increase in operating income was due primarily to the increase in fee revenue, partially offset by an increase in compensation and benefit expenses due in large part to the increase in performance related compensation expense.  Including restructuring charges of $3.1 million, operating income was $0.2 million, a decrease of $2.6 million, or 93%, compared to the year-ago quarter.

Outlook

Assuming worldwide economic conditions, financial markets and foreign exchange rates remain steady, and excluding the impact of the pending acquisition of PDI Ninth House, Q3 FY'13 adjusted stand-alone fee revenue is likely to be in the range of $188 million to $201 million, and adjusted stand-alone diluted earnings per share is likely to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.34.(1)  Assuming a December 31st close, we expect to begin the integration of PDI Ninth House into our global Leadership & Talent Consulting segment in January 2013.  For the month of January 2013 (a seasonally low month), PDI Ninth House is expected to contribute between $6 million and $7 million of fee revenue and, prior to the effects of purchase accounting amortization, if any, breakeven operating earnings.  The integration of PDI Ninth House will involve workforce alignment, consolidation of office space and elimination of redundant general and administrative expenses.  In order to achieve these synergies, we estimate in Q3 FY'13 we will incur incremental charges relating to the integration between $2.5 million and $3.5 million.  In addition to these incremental charges, we also expect to incur incremental legal and professional fees associated with the acquisition in Q3 FY'13 of approximately $2.5 million (an aggregate of $0.06 to $0.08 on a per share basis). 

On a consolidated combined basis, assuming the pending addition of PDI Ninth House, Q3 FY'13 consolidated fee revenue as measured by generally accepted accounting principles is likely to be in the range of $194 million to $208 million, and excluding the $0.06 to $0.08 of estimated incremental charges relating to the integration as well as the incremental legal and professional fees associated with the pending acquisition, adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share is likely to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.34(2), with diluted earnings per share as measured by generally accepted accounting principles likely to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.28.

Q3 FY'13

Fee Revenue Outlook

Q3 FY'13

Earnings Per Share Outlook

Low

High

Low

High

(in millions)

Adjusted stand-alone fee revenue

$       188

$       201

Adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share 

$            0.26

$         0.34

PDI Ninth House

6

7

Integration and transaction costs.

(0.08)

(0.06)

GAAP fee revenue

$       194

$       208

GAAP diluted earnings per share

$            0.18

$         0.28

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(1) Adjusted stand-alone fee revenue and adjusted stand-alone diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude PDI Ninth House, incremental charges relating to the integration of PDI Ninth House and incremental legal and professional fees associated with the acquisition.

(2) Adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes incremental charges relating to the integration of PDI Ninth House and incremental legal and professional fees associated with the acquisition. Adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share assumes the completion of the pending acquisition of PDI Ninth House.

Earnings Conference Call Webcast

The earnings conference call will be held today at 9:00 AM (EST) and hosted by CEO Gary Burnison, CFO Robert Rozek and SVP Finance Gregg Kvochak.  The conference call will be webcast and available online at www.kornferry.com, accessible through the Investor Relations section.

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.  Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent.  Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

Forward-Looking Statements  

Statements in this press release and our conference call that relate to future results and events ("forward-looking statements") are based on Korn/Ferry's current expectations.  These statements, which include words such as "believes", "expects" or "likely" include references to our outlook and the pending acquisition of PDI Ninth House.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.  Actual results in future periods may differ materially from those currently expected or desired because of a number of risks and uncertainties that are beyond the control of Korn/Ferry.  The potential risks and uncertainties include those relating to competition, the dependence on attracting and retaining qualified and experienced consultants, maintaining our brand name and professional reputation, potential legal liability, the portability of client relationships, global and local political or economic developments in or affecting countries where we have operations, currency fluctuations in our international operations, risks related to the growth, alignment of our cost structure with our growth, restrictions imposed by off-limits agreements, reliance on information processing systems, cyber security vulnerabilities, limited protection of our intellectual property, our ability to enhance and develop new technology, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, including PDI Ninth House, our ability to develop new products and services, our ability to successfully recover from a disaster or other business continuity problems, changes in our accounting estimates/assumptions, impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, deferred tax assets and employment liability risk.  For a detailed description of risks and uncertainties that could cause differences, please refer to Korn/Ferry's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Korn/Ferry disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information calculated other than in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP").  In particular, it includes:

  • adjusted operating income and operating margin, adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, net;
  • adjusted net income, adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, net income tax effect;
  • adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share, adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, net;
  • constant currency amounts that represent the outcome that would have resulted had exchange rates in the reported period been the same as those in effect in the comparable prior year period;
  • adjusted stand-alone fee revenue and adjusted stand-alone diluted earnings per share, adjusted to exclude the acquisition of PDI Ninth House, incremental charges relating to the integration of PDI Ninth House and incremental legal and professional fees associated with the acquisition; and
  • adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share, adjusted to exclude incremental charges relating to the integration of PDI Ninth House and incremental legal and professional fees associated with the acquisition (but assuming the completion of the acquisition).

This non-GAAP disclosure has limitations as an analytical tool, should not be viewed as a substitute for financial information determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

Management believes the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures in this press release provides meaningful supplemental information regarding Korn/Ferry's performance by excluding certain charges and other items that may not be indicative of Korn/Ferry's ongoing operating results.  The use of these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparisons to Korn/Ferry's historical performance.  Korn/Ferry includes these non-GAAP financial measures because management believes they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its evaluation of Korn/Ferry's ongoing operations and financial and operational decision-making.  In the case of constant currency amounts, management believes the presentation of such information provides meaningful supplemental information regarding Korn/Ferry's performance as excluding the impact of exchange rate changes on Korn/Ferry's financial performance allows investors to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's operating results, to better identify operating trends that may otherwise be masked or distorted by exchange rate changes and to perform related trend analysis, and provides a higher degree of transparency of information used by management in its evaluation of Korn/Ferry's ongoing operations and financial and operational decision-making.  In the case of adjusted stand-alone results, management believes the presentation of such information provides investors with the ability to make period-to-period comparisons of Korn/Ferry's operating results, net of the acquisition of PDI Ninth House.  Management believes the presentation of adjusted consolidated combined diluted earnings per share provides investors with greater visibility into the impact of the PDI Ninth House acquisition without regard to incremental charges and transaction costs.

[Tables attached]

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 Three Months Ended 

 Six Months Ended 

 October 31, 

 October 31, 

2012

2011

2012

2011

 (unaudited) 

 Fee revenue 

$ 196,231

$ 200,136

$ 382,925

$ 406,467

 Reimbursed out-of-pocket engagement expenses 

8,568

9,852

17,897

18,111

           Total revenue 

204,799

209,988

400,822

424,578

 Compensation and benefits 

133,035

131,481

261,071

268,852

 General and administrative expenses 

33,317

34,189

66,760

68,962

 Engagement expenses 

15,886

15,436

29,679

28,571

 Depreciation and amortization 

4,297

3,475

8,039

6,844

 Restructuring charges, net 

15,495

-

15,495

-

           Total operating expenses 

202,030

184,581

381,044

373,229

 Operating income  

2,769

25,407

19,778

51,349

 Other income (loss), net 

1,529

(2,617)

512

(4,639)

 Interest expense, net 

(762)

(389)

(1,361)

(970)

           Income before provision for income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries 

3,536

22,401

18,929

45,740

 Income tax provision  

2,684

7,726

8,289

16,161

 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net 

344

472

974

979

            Net income 

$    1,196

$  15,147

$  11,614

$  30,558

 Earnings per common share: 

      Basic 

$      0.03

$      0.33

$      0.25

$      0.66

      Diluted 

$      0.03

$      0.32

$      0.24

$      0.65

 Weighted-average common shares outstanding: 

      Basic 

47,269

46,499

47,040

46,234

      Diluted 

47,834

47,114

47,658

47,151

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL SUMMARY BY SEGMENT

(in thousands)

 (unaudited) 

Three Months Ended October 31,

Six Months Ended October 31,

2012

2011

% Change

2012

2011

% Change

Fee Revenue:

Executive recruitment:

North America

$   69,441

$   77,525

(10%)

$ 141,547

$ 157,449

(10%)

EMEA 

33,142

35,408

(6%)

62,965

74,239

(15%)

Asia Pacific

18,338

21,827

(16%)

35,721

44,323

(19%)

South America

6,827

7,707

(11%)

14,961

15,948

(6%)

Total executive recruitment

127,748

142,467

(10%)

255,194

291,959

(13%)

Leadership & Talent Consulting

38,452

29,085

32%

66,844

55,726

20%

Futurestep

30,031

28,584

5%

60,887

58,782

4%

Total fee revenue

196,231

200,136

(2%)

382,925

406,467

(6%)

 Reimbursed out-of-pocket engagement expenses 

8,568

9,852

(13%)

17,897

18,111

(1%)

Total revenue

$ 204,799

$ 209,988

(2%)

$ 400,822

$ 424,578

(6%)

Reconciliation of Operating Income (GAAP) to Adjusted Operating Income

Operating Income:

Margin

Margin

Margin

Margin

Executive recruitment:

North America

$     9,017

13.0%

$   21,291

27.5%

$   27,091

19.1%

$   42,816

27.2%

EMEA

(929)

(2.8%)

5,028

14.2%

859

1.4%

10,032

13.5%

Asia Pacific

1,080

5.9%

3,590

16.4%

1,578

4.4%

7,461

16.8%

South America

1,217

17.8%

2,215

28.7%

3,306

22.1%

4,885

30.6%

Total executive recruitment

10,385

8.1%

32,124

22.5%

32,834

12.9%

65,194

22.3%

Leadership & Talent Consulting

6,252

16.3%

4,227

14.5%

10,514

15.7%

6,194

11.1%

Futurestep

237

0.8%

2,815

9.8%

3,419

5.6%

5,671

9.6%

Corporate

(14,105)

(13,759)

(26,989)

(25,710)

 Total operating income

$     2,769

1.4%

$   25,407

12.7%

$   19,778

5.2%

$   51,349

12.6%

Restructuring Charges, net:

Executive recruitment:

North America

$     5,436

7.8%

$          -

-

$     5,436

3.9%

$          -

-

EMEA

4,752

14.3%

-

-

4,752

7.5%

-

-

Asia Pacific

613

3.3%

-

-

613

1.7%

-

-

South America

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total executive recruitment

10,801

8.5%

-

-

10,801

4.2%

-

-

Leadership & Talent Consulting

677

1.7%

-

-

677

1.0%

-

-

Futurestep

3,086

10.3%

-

-

3,086

5.1%

-

-

Corporate

931

-

931

-

 Total restructuring charges, net

$   15,495

7.9%

$          -

-

$   15,495

4.0%

$          -

-

Adjusted Operating Income:

  (Excluding Restructuring Charge, net)

Margin

Margin

Margin

Margin

Executive recruitment:

North America

$   14,453

20.8%

$   21,291

27.5%

$   32,527

23.0%

$   42,816

27.2%

EMEA

3,823

11.5%

5,028

14.2%

5,611

8.9%

10,032

13.5%

Asia Pacific

1,693

9.2%

3,590

16.4%

2,191

6.1%

7,461

16.8%

South America

1,217

17.8%

2,215

28.7%

3,306

22.1%

4,885

30.6%

Total executive recruitment

21,186

16.6%

32,124

22.5%

43,635

17.1%

65,194

22.3%

Leadership & Talent Consulting

6,929

18.0%

4,227

14.5%

11,191

16.7%

6,194

11.1%

Futurestep (1)

3,323

11.1%

2,815

9.8%

6,505

10.7%

5,671

9.6%

Corporate 

(13,174)

(13,759)

(26,058)

(25,710)

 Total adjusted operating income 

$   18,264

9.3%

$   25,407

12.7%

$   35,273

9.2%

$   51,349

12.6%

(1)

The Company revised the presentation for expenses that are not directly associated with Futurestep, resulting in an increase in Futurestep's operating income of $0.6 million and $1.1 million offset by a decrease in Executive Recruitment operating income in the three and six months ended October 31, 2011, respectively. 

 

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 October 31, 

 April 30, 

2012

2012

ASSETS

 (unaudited) 

Cash and cash equivalents

$     192,916

$    282,005

Marketable securities

30,242

40,936

Receivables due from clients, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $9,623 and $9,437 respectively

153,544

126,579

Income taxes and other receivables

13,677

11,902

Deferred income taxes

8,557

10,830

Prepaid expenses and other assets

29,900

27,815

Total current assets

428,836

500,067

Marketable securities, non-current

108,692

94,798

Property and equipment, net

48,024

49,808

Cash surrender value of company owned life insurance policies, net of loans

80,464

77,848

Deferred income taxes

54,389

57,290

Goodwill

195,189

176,338

Intangible assets, net

31,169

20,413

Investments and other assets

37,112

38,127

Total assets

$     983,875

$ 1,014,689

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable

$       15,081

$      14,667

Income taxes payable

5,118

8,720

Compensation and benefits payable

98,253

160,810

Other accrued liabilities

57,917

37,527

Total current liabilities

176,369

221,724

Deferred compensation and other retirement plans

144,495

142,577

Other liabilities

20,434

20,912

Total liabilities

341,298

385,213

Stockholders' equity

Common stock: $0.01 par value, 150,000 shares authorized, 60,934 and 59,975 shares issued and 48,590 and 47,913 shares outstanding, respectively

424,835

419,998

Retained earnings

214,411

202,797

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net

3,836

7,191

Stockholders' equity

643,082

629,986

Less:  notes receivable from stockholders

(505)

(510)

Total stockholders' equity

642,577

629,476

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$     983,875

$ 1,014,689

 

 

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 

 RECONCILIATION OF AS REPORTED (GAAP) TO AS ADJUSTED (NON-GAAP) 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 (unaudited) 

 Three Months Ended 

 Three Months Ended 

October 31, 2012

October 31, 2011

As Reported

Adjustments

As Adjusted

As Reported

Adjustments

As Adjusted

 Fee revenue 

$ 196,231

$ 196,231

$ 200,136

$ 200,136

 Reimbursed out-of-pocket engagement expenses 

8,568

8,568

9,852

9,852

           Total revenue 

204,799

204,799

209,988

209,988

 Compensation and benefits 

133,035

133,035

131,481

131,481

 General and administrative expenses 

33,317

33,317

34,189

34,189

 Engagement expenses 

15,886

15,886

15,436

15,436

 Depreciation and amortization 

4,297

4,297

3,475

3,475

 Restructuring charges, net 

15,495

(15,495)

-

-

-

-

           Total operating expenses 

202,030

(15,495)

186,535

184,581

-

184,581

 Operating income 

2,769

15,495

18,264

25,407

-

25,407

 Other income (loss), net 

1,529

1,529

(2,617)

(2,617)

 Interest expense, net 

(762)

(762)

(389)

(389)

           Income before provision for income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries 

3,536

15,495

19,031

22,401

-

22,401

 Income tax provision (1) 

2,684

4,889

7,573

7,726

-

7,726

 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net 

344

344

472

472

            Net income 

$     1,196

$      10,606

$   11,802

$   15,147

$             -

$   15,147

 Earnings per common share: 

      Basic 

$      0.03

$      0.25

$      0.33

$      0.33

      Diluted 

$      0.03

$      0.25

$      0.32

$      0.32

 Weighted-average common shares outstanding: 

      Basic 

47,269

47,269

46,499

46,499

      Diluted 

47,834

47,834

47,114

47,114

 

 Explanation of Non-GAAP Adjustments 

(1)

The adjustments result in an effective tax rate of 40% for the as adjusted amounts for the three months ended October 31, 2012.

 

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL AND SUBSIDIARIES

 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 

 RECONCILIATION OF AS REPORTED (GAAP) TO AS ADJUSTED (NON-GAAP) 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 (unaudited) 

 Six Months Ended 

 Six Months Ended 

October 31, 2012

October 31, 2011

As Reported

Adjustments

As Adjusted

As Reported

Adjustments

As Adjusted

 Fee revenue 

$ 382,925

$ 382,925

$ 406,467

$ 406,467

 Reimbursed out-of-pocket engagement expenses 

17,897

17,897

18,111

18,111

           Total revenue 

400,822

400,822

424,578

424,578

 Compensation and benefits 

261,071

-

261,071

268,852

268,852

 General and administrative expenses 

66,760

66,760

68,962

68,962

 Engagement expenses 

29,679

29,679

28,571

28,571

 Depreciation and amortization 

8,039

8,039

6,844

6,844

 Restructuring charges, net 

15,495

(15,495)

-

-

-

-

           Total operating expenses 

381,044

(15,495)

365,549

373,229

-

373,229

 Operating income 

19,778

15,495

35,273

51,349

-

51,349

 Other income (loss), net 

512

512

(4,639)

(4,639)

 Interest expense, net 

(1,361)

(1,361)

(970)

(970)

           Income before provision for income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries 

18,929

15,495

34,424

45,740

-

45,740

 Income tax provision (1) 

8,289

4,889

13,178

16,161

-

16,161

 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net 

974

974

979

979

            Net income  

$   11,614

$      10,606

$   22,220

$   30,558

$             -

$   30,558

 Earnings per common share: 

      Basic 

$       0.25

$       0.47

$       0.66

$       0.66

      Diluted 

$       0.24

$       0.47

$       0.65

$       0.65

 Weighted-average common shares outstanding: 

      Basic 

47,040

47,040

46,234

46,234

      Diluted 

47,658

47,658

47,151

47,151

 Explanation of Non-GAAP Adjustments 

(1)

The adjustments result in an annual effective tax rate of 38% for the as adjusted amounts for the six months ended October 31, 2012.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International



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