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May 11, 2023
Koss Corporation Releases Third Quarter Results

Koss Corporation Releases Third Quarter Results, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) (the “Company”), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Sales for the third quarter ended March 31, 2023 were $3,369,160, which is a 27.3% decline compared to $4,634,552 for the same period in the prior year. The net loss for the three months was $232,853 compared to net income of $403,204 for the third quarter of the prior year. Basic and diluted loss per common share for the quarter was $0.03 compared to basic and diluted income per common share of $0.04 for the same three-month period one year ago.

Sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2023 decreased 25.5% to $9,995,620 from $13,415,506 in the same period last year. The nine-month net income was $8,565,011 compared to net income of $882,814 for the same period last year. Basic income per common share was $0.93 for the nine months ended March 31, 2023 and diluted income per common share was $0.87. This compares to basic income per common share of $0.10 and diluted income per common share of $0.09 for the same nine-month period in the prior year.

"Sales to certain of our domestic distributors, as well as some of our online retailers, continue to show declines, driving down net sales for the first nine months,” Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. “The slowdown in consumer spending due to growing pessimism about the outlook of the economy appears to be the catalyst for a shift away from luxury, non-essential purchases. In light of the continuing discord between Russia and Ukraine, sales to our European distributors in those regions continue to be impacted. In addition, we have seen an approximately 35% decrease in sales to our Asian markets.”

“Gross margins for the first nine months of the current fiscal year were down versus the same period in the prior year,” Koss continued. “As the Company continues to sell through inventory purchased at higher freight rates, margins are negatively impacted. Also, given the lower sales volumes, the fixed manufacturing expenses drove a reduction in overall gross margins. Freight rates have stabilized and are expected to continue as general container demand remains steady. The Company is, however, staying abreast of the recent news regarding contract talks between United Parcel Service (UPS) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union to negotiate pay and overtime rules as this would impact our current small package shipments.”

About Koss Corporation

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  March 31   March 31
  2023     2022   2023     2022
Net sales $ 3,369,160     $ 4,634,552   $ 9,995,620     $ 13,415,506
Cost of goods sold   2,076,482       2,671,336     6,390,557       8,320,759
Gross profit   1,292,678       1,963,216     3,605,063       5,094,747
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,746,034       1,566,430     27,890,606       4,576,521
(Loss) income from operations   (453,356 )     396,786     (24,285,543 )     518,226
Other income         6,415     33,000,000       362,389
Interest income   189,593       3,578     314,482       7,837
(Loss) income before income tax provision   (263,763 )     406,779     9,028,939       888,452
Income tax (benefit) provision   (30,910 )     3,575     463,928       5,638
Net (loss) income $ (232,853 )   $ 403,204   $ 8,565,011     $ 882,814
(Loss) income per common share:                      
Basic $ (0.03 )   $ 0.04   $ 0.93     $ 0.10
Diluted $ (0.03 )   $ 0.04   $ 0.87     $ 0.09
Weighted-average number of shares:                      
Basic   9,206,135       9,147,795     9,183,042       9,044,532
Diluted   9,206,135       9,888,083     9,791,627       10,024,473

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

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