Comparing Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) and ShiftPixy (PIXY)

ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) and Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.8% of ShiftPixy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.8% of Korn/Ferry International shares are held by institutional investors. 44.8% of ShiftPixy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Korn/Ferry International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

ShiftPixy has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Korn/Ferry International has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ShiftPixy and Korn/Ferry International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ShiftPixy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Korn/Ferry International 1 1 2 0 2.25

Korn/Ferry International has a consensus target price of $63.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.16%. Given Korn/Ferry International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Korn/Ferry International is more favorable than ShiftPixy.


This table compares ShiftPixy and Korn/Ferry International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ShiftPixy -45.58% -874.51% -196.03%
Korn/Ferry International 3.51% 14.26% 7.80%


Korn/Ferry International pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. ShiftPixy does not pay a dividend. Korn/Ferry International pays out 14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ShiftPixy and Korn/Ferry International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ShiftPixy $20.24 million 5.23 -$7.49 million ($0.28) -13.11
Korn/Ferry International $1.82 billion 1.45 $133.77 million $2.72 17.01

Korn/Ferry International has higher revenue and earnings than ShiftPixy. ShiftPixy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Korn/Ferry International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Korn/Ferry International beats ShiftPixy on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ShiftPixy

ShiftPixy, Inc. provides employment services for businesses; and workers in shift or other part-time/temporary positions in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the restaurants, hospitality and maintenance services industries. ShiftPixy, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Irvine, California.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, together with its subsidiaries, provides talent management solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Executive Search, Hay Group, and Futurestep. The company provides executive search services to fill executive-level positions, such as board directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers, chief information officers, chief human resource officers, and other senior executive officers for clients in the consumer, financial services, industrial, life sciences/healthcare provider, technology, and educational/not-for-profit market sectors. It also offers talent strategy, succession management, and leadership development, as well as rewards, motivation, and engagement solutions to assist clients with their ongoing assessment, compensation, and development of senior executives and management teams. In addition, the company provides various talent acquisition process outsourcing, project recruitment, professional search, talent consulting and employer branding, and individual professional search and consulting services. It serves public and private companies, and middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as government and non-profit organizations. Korn/Ferry International was founded in 1969 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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