MILWAUKEE, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ SYMBOL: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its first quarter results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Sales for the first quarter were $5,784,839, which is a 4.9% decrease from sales of $6,084,055 for the same three month period one year ago.  The three month net income was $67,411, compared to net income of $21,969 for the first quarter last year.  Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.01 compared to diluted and basic loss per common share of $0.00 for the three month period one year ago.

"New wireless bluetooth products continued to drive an increase in sales to distributors in Europe," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today.  "However, the improvement in the European market was not enough to overcome a decline in sales to domestic mass retail compared to the same period last year. In part, the decline in sales to mass retail was caused by larger than expected orders in the last quarter of fiscal year 2018, which created inventory shortages on those models in the first quarter this year."

"Despite the setback in domestic sales," Koss continued, "a strong mix of sales by product, customer and sales channel drove an increase in gross profit and allowed us to generate net income of $67,411 for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $21,969 for the same three month period one 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
  September 30
  2018 2017
Net sales $5,784,839  $6,084,055 
Cost of goods sold 3,953,655  4,400,405 
Gross profit 1,831,184  1,683,650 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,732,894  1,647,706 
Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net 30,854  (14,409)
Interest expense   2,692 
Income before income tax provision 67,436  47,661 
Income tax provision 25  25,692 
Net income $67,411  $21,969 
Income per common share:    
Basic $0.01  $ 
Diluted $0.01  $ 

Michael J. Koss

Chairman & CEO
(414) 964-5000