SOURCE: Koss Corporation

Koss Corporation

August 20, 2015 17:15 ET

Koss Corporation Returns to Profitability

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2015) - Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its fourth quarter results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. 

Sales for the fourth quarter were $5,718,865 compared to $6,191,955 for the same three month period one year ago, a 7.6% decrease. The three month net income was $354,808, compared to a net loss of $2,154,994 for the fourth quarter last year. Diluted income per common share for the quarter was $0.05 compared with diluted loss per common share of $0.29 for the same three month period one year ago. 

"Sales softened some in the quarter as we did not receive the normal year-end orders from our export customers. We think this was driven by the export rebate program. Orders are typically stronger at year end in order for our export customers to reach their incentive rebate targets. This year many struggled and were not able to reach the prior year's sales figures," Michael J. Koss, Chairman and CEO, told employees here today.

Sales for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 increased by 1.6% to $24,230,056 compared with $23,840,882 for the same twelve month period a year ago. Twelve month net income was $482,613 compared to a net loss of $5,553,554 for the same twelve months last year. Diluted income per common share was $0.07 compared with diluted loss per common share of $0.75 for the same twelve month period a year ago. 

"It was good to see a sales increase even though it was smaller than we hoped. We are beginning to see some more positive signs although orders from our export customers are still a little choppy. Our cost reduction efforts continued to show in our results as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) from operations increased significantly," Koss continued. Koss noted that EBITDA from operations was $460,987 for the current quarter, compared to a loss of $1,513,848 for the same quarter last year. For the twelve months ended June 30, 2015, EBITDA from operations increased $4,394,821 on a net sales increase of $389,174 compared to the same twelve month period last year.*

* EBITDA from operations is a non-GAAP financial measure for which reconciliation is provided along with the financial statements accompanying this release.

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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KOSS CORPORATION  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    June 30     June 30  
    2015     2014     2015   2014  
Net sales   $ 5,718,865     $ 6,191,955     $ 24,230,056   $ 23,840,882  
Cost of goods sold     3,638,434       5,670,934       15,781,489     17,816,754  
Impairment of capitalized software, inventory and related items     --       1,770,200       --     6,305,947  
Gross profit (loss)     2,080,431       (1,249,179 )     8,448,567     (281,819 )
                               
Operating expenses:                              
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     1,897,769       2,368,231       7,904,739     10,468,708  
  Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net     (47,543 )     81,912       31,027     (745,795 )
    Total operating expenses     1,850,226       2,450,143       7,935,766     9,722,913  
                                 
      Income (loss) from operations     230,205       (3,699,322 )     512,801     (10,004,732 )
                               
Other expense (income):                              
  Interest expense (income)     --       148       12,813     (49,589 )
                               
      Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)     230,205       (3,699,470 )     499,988     (9,955,143 )
                               
Income tax provision (benefit)     (124,603 )     (1,544,476 )     17,375     (4,401,589 )
                               
        Net income (loss)   $ 354,808     $ (2,154,994 )   $ 482,613   $ (5,553,554 )
                               
Income (loss) per common share:                              
        Basic   $ 0.05     $ (0.29 )   $ 0.07   $ (0.75 )
        Diluted   $ 0.05     $ (0.29 )   $ 0.07   $ (0.75 )
                               
Dividends declared per common share   $ --     $ --     $ --   $ 0.18  
                               
   
   
KOSS CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA FROM OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    June 30     June 30  
    2015     2014     2015   2014  
Net income (loss)   $ 354,808     $ (2,154,994 )   $ 482,613   $ (5,553,554 )
Interest expense (income)     --       148       12,813     (49,589 )
Income tax provision (benefit)     (124,603 )     (1,544,476 )     17,375     (4,401,589 )
Unauthorized transaction related costs (recoveries), net     (47,543 )     81,912       31,027     (745,795 )
Depreciation of equipment and leasehold improvements     122,287       165,637       559,631     734,664  
Amortization of product software development expenditures     --       --       --     364,539  
Impairment of capitalized software, inventory and related items     --       1,770,200       --     6,305,947  
Stock-based compensation expense     156,038       167,725       630,539     684,554  
  EBITDA from operations   $ 460,987     $ (1,513,848 )   $ 1,733,998   $ (2,660,823 )

Contact Information

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