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Koss Sales Decline on Weak European Demand

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has announced results for its second quarter ending December 31, 2012.

Sales for the second quarter were $8,642,031 compared to $9,990,771 for the same period one year ago, a 13.5% decrease. Net income fell by 59.3% to $338,688, compared to $831,212 for the second quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.05 compared with $0.11 in the same period one year ago.

Sales for the six months ended December 31, 2012 were $17,556,893 compared to $18,745,556 for the same period one year ago, a 6.3% decrease. Net income fell by 36.6% to $704,841, compared to $1,111,809 for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per share for the six months were $0.10 compared with $0.15 in the same period one year ago.

"European distributors have experienced declining demand from their customer base which translates into lower sales for Koss. Sales to U.S. domestic retailers held up with new customers helping to offset declines in revenue," Michael J. Koss, President and CEO, told employees here today. "The European economy continues to be soft. In addition, certain export orders were disrupted and not shipped at the end of December due to the threatened dockworker strike on the Eastern Seaboard."

Koss added that over the last several years, the Company invested in software development tied to its Striva product line. Those costs are now being amortized, which has increased costs and lowered earnings. The Company is expecting to launch several new products, based on this technology, in the next 6-12 months.

The Company will pay a dividend of $0.06 cents per share on April 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on March 29, 2013.

Koss Corporation markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, speaker-phones, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, wireless headphones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics label.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "forecasts," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should specifically consider various factors that may cause actual results to vary from those contained in the forward-looking statements, such as general economic conditions, in particular, consumer demand for the Company's and its customers' products, competitive and technological developments, foreign currency fluctuations, and costs of operations. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. In addition, such uncertainties and other operational matters are discussed further in the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


                              KOSS CORPORATION
                       CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                                (Unaudited)

                             Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                 December 31              December 31
                           ----------------------  ------------------------
                              2012        2011         2012         2011
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
Net sales                  $8,642,031  $9,990,771  $17,556,893  $18,745,556
Cost of goods sold          5,884,424   6,191,266   11,548,115   11,617,809
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
Gross profit                2,757,607   3,799,505    6,008,778    7,127,747
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
Operating Expenses:
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses  3,003,488   2,924,733    6,022,239    5,809,919
  Unauthorized transaction
   related recoveries, net   (812,344)   (469,519)  (1,195,071)    (519,933)
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
    Total Operating
     Expenses               2,191,144   2,455,214    4,827,168    5,289,986
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
    Income from operations    566,463   1,344,291    1,181,610    1,837,761
Other Income (Expense):
  Interest income                  --          --           10           --
  Interest expense            (27,206)    (24,012)     (56,515)     (64,538)
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
    Total Other Income
     (Expense), net           (27,206)    (24,012)     (56,505)     (64,538)
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
Income before income tax
 provision                    539,257   1,320,279    1,125,105    1,773,223
Income tax provision          200,569     489,067      420,264      661,414
                           ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
      Net income           $  338,688  $  831,212  $   704,841  $ 1,111,809
                           ==========  ==========  ===========  ===========
Income per common share:
      Basic                $     0.05  $     0.11  $      0.10  $      0.15
      Diluted              $     0.05  $     0.11  $      0.10  $      0.15
                           ==========  ==========  ===========  ===========
Dividends declared per
 common share              $     0.06  $     0.06  $      0.12  $      0.12
                           ==========  ==========  ===========  ===========

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


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