Korn/Ferry International reported fourth-quarter net income rose to $20.3 million (45 cents per share) compared with $11.7 million (27 cents) a year ago. Excluding a one-time tax benefit, the company posted a profit of 31 cents, beating Wall Street estimates.
Sales at the Los Angeles-based executive search firm rose 17 percent from last year to $145.3 million, compared with Wall Street forecasts for $140 million in revenue. The company said its fourth-quarter profit was boosted by a one-time tax benefit and strong revenue growth.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial expected more modest earnings of 29 cents per share on lower revenue of $141.3 million.
Korn/Ferry forecast a first-quarter profit before one-time items in the range of 28 to 33 cents a share, with first-quarter revenue in the range of $138 million to $145 million.
For reprint and licensing requests for this article, CLICK HERE.
Stories You May Also Be Interested In
- Korn/Ferry’s Profit Rises on Growing Fee Revenue, Margins
- Earnings: Keystone, Cherokee
- Korn/Ferry Shares Drop On Guidance
- Earnings Roundup
- Earnings Roundup: Korn/Ferry International, Kroger Co.
- Profit Gains at Korn/Ferry
- Earnings Roundup: UTi, Guess, Korn-Ferry
- Business Briefs: Korn/Ferry, Digital Insight, Earl Scheib, Telepictures Productions