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May 5, 2022
Koss Third Quarter Net Income Nearly Doubles on 16% Sales Increase

MILWAUKEE, May 05, 2022 (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, 2022.

Sales for the third fiscal quarter were $4,634,552, which is a 16.2% increase from sales of $3,987,452 for the same three-month period one year ago. The three-month net income was $403,204, compared to a net loss of $474,168 for the third fiscal quarter in the prior year. Diluted income per common share for the quarter was $0.04 compared to a diluted loss per common share of $0.06 for the three-month period one year ago.

Sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2022 decreased 5% from $14,125,537 in the same period in the prior year to $13,415,506 in the current year. The nine-month net income was $882,814 compared to net income of $161,651 for the same period in the prior year. Diluted income per common share was $0.09 for the nine months ended March 31, 2022 compared to income per common share of $0.02 for the same nine-month period one year ago.

"The year over year decline in sales was a result of lower sales to certain domestic distributors and the complete withdrawal of a non-branded model from a single US mass retailer. Direct-to Consumer (DTC) sales continue to grow following a shift in the business away from ‘brick and mortar’ retail stores to more consumer direct, online selling,” Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. "While sales to European distributors have exceeded the first three quarters of the prior year, the export gains were offset by a contraction in sales to distributors in Asia.”

“Gross margin improvement for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2022 can be attributed to last year’s shift away from traditional mass retail stores which has resulted in a more favorable mix of product within growing market classes”, Koss continued. “Inconsistent worldwide response to the persistence of COVID-19 and the war in Eastern Europe continued to cause disruptions in the supply chain and exacerbate the negative impact the current administration’s policy has had on energy costs.” These political factors are offsetting some of the company’s gross margin favorability. While the increased energy costs are expected to linger and inflate our material costs, the company has continued to make an investment in its finished goods inventory and utilized a freight forwarding partner to secure some improvement in the quarter’s freight rates.”

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.

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  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  March 31   March 31
  2022   2021     2022   2021  
Net sales $ 4,634,552   $ 3,987,452     $ 13,415,506   $ 14,125,537  
Cost of goods sold   2,671,336     2,569,900       8,320,759     9,453,860  
Gross profit   1,963,216     1,417,552       5,094,747     4,671,677  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,566,430     2,271,615       4,576,521     5,393,211  
Income (loss) from operations   396,786     (854,063 )     518,226     (721,534 )
Other income   6,415     378,805       362,389     885,505  
Interest income   3,578     1,139       7,837     1,748  
Income (loss) before income tax provision   406,779     (474,119 )     888,452     165,719  
Income tax provision   3,575     49       5,638     4,068  
Net income (loss) $ 403,204   $ (474,168 )   $ 882,814   $ 161,651  
Income (loss) per common share:                      
Basic $ 0.04   $ (0.06 )   $ 0.10   $ 0.02  
Diluted $ 0.04   $ (0.06 )   $ 0.09   $ 0.02  
Weighted-average number of shares:                      
Basic   9,147,795     8,100,730       9,044,532     7,633,722  
Diluted   9,888,083     8,100,730       10,024,473     9,188,002  

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

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