MILWAUKEE, Oct. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) (the “Company”), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Sales for the first quarter of the current fiscal year were $3,354,529, a decline of 23.2% compared to $4,365,067 for the same period in the prior year. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased to $9,944,743, compared to a net loss of $99,359 for the same three-month period one year ago. Basic income per common share for the quarter was $1.09 compared to basic loss per common share of $0.01 for the three-month period one year ago. Diluted income per common share for the quarter was $1.01 compared to diluted loss per common share of $0.01 for the three-month period one year ago.
“Softness in certain of our domestic distributors as a result of tighter inventory management and diminishing COVID stimulus money, coupled with a marked reduction in sales to Europe, drove the decline in overall sales for the quarter,” Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, said today. “Fortunately gains experienced with other US distributors, which nearly doubled over the same period in the prior year, and appreciable growth in our direct-to-consumer (DTC) business helped to offset some of the decline.”
“Gross margins were slightly below the prior year’s first quarter,” Koss continued. “While the mix of sales was favorable with increased higher margin DTC and other US distribution sales, the impact of working through inventory purchased at higher freight rates negatively affected the margins. The Company did benefit from lower freight rates during the quarter as a result of reduced container demand, however, the renewed threat of rail strikes could result in increased future costs.”
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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Michael J. Koss
Chairman & CEO