Koss Corp Q1 Sales Up 15%

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its first quarter results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

"It is encouraging to see the continued increases in sales compared to the prior year. Although we still see some choppiness in the sales by customer, region and market, the trend overall has been positive," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, told employees here today. "The export OEM business has been a nice addition and had a big impact on our sales growth in this quarter."

Sales for the first quarter were $6,348,706, which is a 14.8% increase from sales of $5,531,262 for the same three month period one year ago. The three month net income was $84,211, compared to net loss of $100,804 for the first quarter last year. Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.01 compared to a loss per common share of $(0.01) for the three month period one year ago.

"We will continue to focus on growing our sales through introduction of new products and through geographic expansion. It is exciting to see the new products in the pipeline," Koss continued.

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
September 30
2016 2015
Net sales $6,348,706 $5,531,262
Cost of goods sold 4,406,447 3,884,927
Gross profit 1,942,259 1,646,335
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,775,771 1,765,746
Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net 37,500 37,475
Interest expense 846 5,318
Income (loss) before income tax provision 128,142 (162,204)
Income tax provision (benefit) 43,931 (61,400)
Net income (loss) $84,211 $(100,804)
Income (loss) per common share:
Basic $0.01 $(0.01)
Diluted $0.01 $(0.01)

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

Source:Koss Corporation