Koss Releases Results for Q3

MILWAUKEE, May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its third quarter results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. 

“Our sales for the quarter were consistent with last year.  New distributors and new OEM business are starting to have a positive impact on sales but are being offset by lower sales in a drug store chain and some existing OEM business,” Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, told employees here today.  “A new product has generated very nice sales in U.S. mass retail and is beginning to get good placement in export markets.  Earnings in the quarter benefited from the settlement of the lawsuit with American Express.”

Sales for the third quarter were $6,002,059 compared to $6,001,556 for the same three month period one year ago.  The three month net income was $869,686, compared to net income of $57,218 for the third quarter last year.  Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.12 compared to $0.01 for the three month period one year ago. 

Export sales are higher for the quarter and for the first nine months ended March 31, 2016 as compared to last year.  Certain export distributors have rebounded from last year plus a new OEM product has begun shipping in export markets.  U.S. sales were lower for the quarter and for the first nine months ended March 31, 2016 as compared to the same periods last year.  U.S. sales were lower this year at a drug store chain, online retail and OEM customers.  Mass retail has been stronger this year with the addition of a new product.  Also, addition of new customers helped to offset some of the declines in certain channels.

Sales overall for the nine months ended March 31, 2016 increased by 1.4% to $18,762,662 compared with $18,511,192 for the same nine month period a year ago.  Nine month net income was $1,155,513 compared to $127,806 for the same nine months last year.  Diluted and basic income per common share was $0.16 compared with $0.02 for the same nine month period a year ago. 

Koss Corporation markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, wireless Bluetooth® speakers, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, wireless headphones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics® label.

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    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31   March 31
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Net sales   $ 6,002,059     $ 6,001,556     $ 18,762,662     $ 18,511,192  
Cost of goods sold   3,889,719     3,886,443     12,341,164     12,143,055  
Gross profit   2,112,340     2,115,113     6,421,498     6,368,137  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   2,105,740     1,998,231     5,860,601     6,006,970  
Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net   (1,360,951 )   1,078     (1,286,001 )   78,570  
Interest expense           6,075     12,813  
Income before income tax provision   1,367,551     115,804     1,840,823     269,784  
Income tax provision   497,865     58,586     685,310     141,978  
Net income   $ 869,686     $ 57,218     $ 1,155,513     $ 127,806  
Income per common share:                
Basic   $ 0.12     $ 0.01     $ 0.16     $ 0.02  
Diluted   $ 0.12     $ 0.01     $ 0.16     $ 0.02  

CONTACT:Michael J. KossChairman & CEO(414) 964-5000mjkoss@koss.com