Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2020
Jul. 08, 2020
Oct. 31, 2019
Cover [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2020    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol KFY    
Entity Registrant Name KORN FERRY    
Entity Central Index Key 0000056679    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --04-30    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   54,638,627  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,508,247,824
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 95-2623879    
Entity Address, Address Line One 1900 Avenue of the Stars    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 2600    
Entity Address, State or Province CA    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
City Area Code 310    
Local Phone Number 552-1834    
Entity Address, City or Town Los Angeles    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90067    
Entity File Number 001-14505    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Documents Incorporated by Reference

Portions of the registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled to be held on September 23, 2020 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

Explanatory Note

The Company was unable to file this Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2020 (the “Annual Report”) by the original deadline of June 29, 2020 in light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. To respond to both health and safety

concerns and applicable governmental orders, the Company imposed a range of travel restrictions, office closures, social distancing measures, and remote working policies to maintain its operations while prioritizing the safety of its employees and customers. These measures resulted in operational challenges and disruptions, including to the Company’s customary year-end processes and interactions with and between its accounting personnel, external auditors, and others responsible for or contributing to the preparation of the Annual Report. Therefore, as disclosed in a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 11, 2020, the Company relied on the SEC’s March 25, 2020 “Order Under Section 26 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Modifying Exemptions from the Reporting and Proxy Delivery Requirements for Public Companies,” Release No. 34-88465, to delay the filing of the Annual Report.