MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ SYMBOL: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its first quarter results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Sales for the first quarter were $5,208,295, which is a 3.7% decrease from sales of $5,410,762 for the same three month period one year ago. The three month net income was $126,928, compared to a net loss of $310,749 for the first quarter last year. Diluted and basic income per common share for the quarter was $0.02 compared to a loss per common share of $0.04 for the same three month period one year ago.
"The decline in net sales for the quarter was due to a decline in certain mass retailers in the U.S.," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. "We experienced an increase in online direct-to-consumer sales driven by the continuation of people studying and working from home. Additionally, we saw a rebound in our export markets, especially in Europe, and in many of our U.S. based distributors."
"The sales mix was favorable to gross margin increasing it from 24.9% last year to 31.4% in the current quarter," Koss explained. "Early in this same quarter last year, there were significant promotional back-to-school sales to a domestic mass retail customer at very low margins. This promotional activity accounted for the lower gross margin last year."
Koss Corporation markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, wireless Bluetooth® speakers, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, wireless headphones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics® label.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
|Three Months Ended|
|Cost of goods sold||3,572,067||4,063,308|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||1,505,772||1,664,600|
|Income (loss) from operations||130,456||(317,146||)|
|Interest (expense) income||(2,051||)||6,397|
|Income (loss) before income tax provision||128,405||(310,749||)|
|Income tax provision||1,477||—|
|Net income (loss)||$||126,928||$||(310,749||)|
|Income (loss) per common share:|
|Weighted-average number of shares:|
|CONTACT:||Michael J. Koss|
|Chairman & CEO|