MILWAUKEE, Jan. 30, 2020 (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, 2019.

Sales for the second quarter were $4,162,659, which is a 23.1% decrease from sales of $5,411,227 for the same three month period one year ago. The three month net loss was $215,713, compared to net income of $103,149 for the second quarter last year. Diluted and basic loss per common share for the quarter was $0.03 compared to diluted and basic income per common share of $0.01 for the three month period one year ago.

Sales for the six months ended December 31, 2019, decreased 14.5% from $11,196,066 in the same period last year to $9,573,421 in the current year. The six month net loss was $526,462 compared to net income of $144,719 for the same period last year. Diluted and basic loss per common share was $0.07 for the six months ended December 31, 2019 compared to income per common share of $0.02 for the same six month period one year ago.

"The decline in sales was all driven by our export markets," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. "Declines in sales to European distributors were due to renewed strength in the US dollar, especially against the currencies in Scandinavia and Russia, as well as our distributors reducing their investment in inventory.  In addition, an OEM contract for a customer in Asia was completed a year ago.  Control of operating costs helped to mitigate the impact of the sales declines."

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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KOSS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  December 31 December 31
  2019  2018* 2019  2018*
Net sales $4,162,659  $5,411,227 $9,573,421  $11,196,066
Cost of goods sold  2,798,572   3,748,732  6,861,880   7,702,387
Gross profit  1,364,087   1,662,495  2,711,541   3,493,679
               
Selling, general and administrative expenses  1,586,705   1,559,346  3,251,305   3,348,935
               
(Loss) income from operations  (222,618)  103,149  (539,764)  144,744
               
Interest income  6,927   -  13,324   -
               
(Loss) income before income tax provision  (215,691)  103,149  (526,440)  144,744
               
Income tax provision  22   -  22   25
               
Net (loss) income $(215,713) $103,149 $(526,462) $144,719
               
(Loss) income per common share:              
Basic $(0.03) $0.01 $(0.07) $0.02
Diluted $(0.03) $0.01 $(0.07) $0.02
               
Weighted-average number of shares:              
Basic  7,404,831   7,404,831  7,404,831   7,397,291
Diluted  7,404,831   7,413,391  7,404,831   7,423,517
               
*As adjusted for change in accounting principle         


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