MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ SYMBOL: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its second quarter results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Sales for the second quarter were $5,411,227, which is an 8.1% decrease from sales of $5,890,861 for the same three month period one year ago.  The three month net income was $134,121, compared to a net loss of $2,940,593 for the second quarter last year.  Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.02 compared to diluted and basic loss per common share of $0.40 for the three month period one year ago.

Sales for the six months ended December 31, 2018, decreased 6.5% from $11,974,916 in the same period last year to $11,196,066 in the current year. The six month net income was $201,532 compared to a net loss of $2,918,624 for the same period last year. Diluted and basic income per common share was $0.03 for the six months ended December 31, 2018 compared to a loss per common share of $0.40 for the same six month period one year ago.

"Changes in product promotion at a mass retail customer and declines at certain domestic distributors caused the decline in sales," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today.  "Fortunately, we began to see some continued strength in export sales to help offset the domestic declines.  New products, especially wireless products, were critical to the increased export sales.  Net income improvements reflect spending reductions related to the lower sales volumes."

"The losses last year in the quarter and first six months reflected the new tax law and adjustment to the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets," Mr. Koss explained. "The tax expense last year was approximately $3 million despite having positive income for both the quarter and first six months."

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 Six Months Ended
  December 31 December 31
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Net sales $5,411,227  $5,890,861  $11,196,066  $11,974,916 
Cost of goods sold 3,748,732  4,013,857  7,702,387  8,414,262 
Gross profit 1,662,495  1,877,004  3,493,679  3,560,654 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,530,626  1,800,304  3,263,520  3,448,010 
Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net (2,252) (1,771) 28,602  (16,180)
Interest expense   2,526    5,218 
Income before income tax provision 134,121  75,945  201,557  123,606 
Income tax provision   3,016,538  25  3,042,230 
Net income (loss) $134,121  $(2,940,593) $201,532  $(2,918,624)
Income (loss) per common share:        
Basic $0.02  $(0.40) $0.03  $(0.40)
Diluted $0.02  $(0.40) $0.03  $(0.40)
Weighted-average number of shares        
Basic 7,404,831  7,382,706  7,397,291  7,382,706 
Diluted 7,413,391  7,382,706  7,423,517  7,382,706 

CONTACT:     Michael J. Koss
 Chairman & CEO
 (414) 964-5000