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Aug 22, 2019
Koss Corp. Releases Q4 Results

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ SYMBOL: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its fourth quarter results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Sales for the fourth quarter were $5,785,784, which is a 19.2% decrease from sales of $7,157,261 for the same three month period one year ago. The three month net income was $53,921, compared to net income of $270,406 for the fourth quarter last year. Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.01 compared to $0.04 for the three month period one year ago.

"Most of the decline in net sales for the year occurred in our fourth quarter," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. "The decline was principally related to a back-to-school promotion which shifted from June to July this year.  In addition, there were shipments to an OEM last year that did not occur in this year's fourth quarter as the contract ended.  Export distributors have shown continued strength but were weaker in this year's fourth quarter than they were last year."

Sales for the year ended June 30, 2019, decreased 7.1% to $21,842,097 from $23,522,631 in the year ended June 30, 2018. The net income for fiscal 2019 was $434,114 compared to a net loss of $3,411,220 last year. Diluted and basic income per common share was $0.06 for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to a loss per common share of $0.46 last year.

"Good mix of sales and controlled spending resulted in net income for the twelve months ended June 30, 2019, compared to a loss last year," Koss explained. "In the year ended June 30, 2019, we improved gross margin through improved product mix and control of spending.  Operating expenses were $504,715 lower in fiscal 2019 than they were last year.  The margin improvement and decreased spending resulted in a $776,987 jump in pretax profit.  Last year saw the impact on the bottom line of tax adjustments to write-down deferred tax assets to the new federal statutory rate as well as increase the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets. These adjustments drove an increase in tax expense for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018."

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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "may," "will," "should," "forecasts," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should specifically consider various factors that may cause actual results to vary from those contained in the forward-looking statements, such as general economic conditions, in particular, consumer demand for the Company's and its customers' products, competitive and technological developments, foreign currency fluctuations, and costs of operations. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances or new information. In addition, such uncertainties and other operational matters are discussed further in the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    June 30     June 30  
    2019     2018     2019     2018  
Net sales   $ 5,785,784     $ 7,157,261     $ 21,842,097     $ 23,522,631  
Cost of goods sold     4,114,797       5,175,336       15,022,223       16,966,633  
Gross profit     1,670,987       1,981,925       6,819,874       6,555,998  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     1,617,396       1,717,031       6,415,441       6,920,156  
Income (loss) from operations     53,591       264,894       404,433       (364,158 )
Interest (income) expense     (3,178 )     -       (3,178 )     5,218  
Income (loss) before income tax provision     50,413       264,894       407,611       (369,376 )
Income tax (benefit) provision     (3,508 )     (5,512 )     (26,503 )     3,041,844  
Net income (loss)   $ 53,921     $ 270,406     $ 434,114     $ (3,411,220 )
Income (loss) per common share:                                
Basic   $ 0.01     $ 0.04     $ 0.06     $ (0.46 )
Diluted   $ 0.01     $ 0.04     $ 0.06     $ (0.46 )
Weighted-average number of shares                                
Basic     7,404,831       7,382,706       7,401,030       7,382,706  
Diluted     7,405,425       7,382,706       7,407,827       7,382,706  

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

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Source: Koss Corporation