Welcome!

News Feed Item

Koss Cuts Dividend on Slumping Export Sales

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its third quarter results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

"The Company has experienced continued low sales across its network of European distributors as well as with one OEM customer in Asia. The situation has worsened with recent political turmoil in Russia and Ukraine," Michael J. Koss, President and CEO, told employees here today. "The sales in the U.S. have fared better but are also lower than last year," Koss continued.

Sales for the third quarter were $4,300,373 compared to $8,302,113 for the same three month period one year ago, a 48.2% decrease. The three month net loss was $25,121, compared to net income of $115,441 for the third quarter last year. Diluted loss per common share for the quarter was $0.00 compared with diluted income per common share of $0.02 for the same three month period one year ago.

Sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 trended down by 31.7% to $17,648,927 compared with $25,859,006 for the same nine month period a year ago. Nine month net loss was $3,398,560 compared to $820,282 of net income for the same nine months last year. Diluted loss per common share was $0.46 compared with diluted income per common share of $0.11 for the same nine month period a year ago.

"Weak economies appear to be the main reason for lower sales in Europe along with some challenges of properly balancing inventories," Koss said. "U.S. sales of new products and additions of new retailers helped to partially offset the declines at a couple of mass retailers."

The Company determined that based on the financial results, the Company would not declare a dividend for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The Company will determine whether to declare and the amount of any future dividends on a quarter-by-quarter basis. The Company indicated this would be based upon its assessment of its financial condition and liquidity, including factors such as improvement in sales as a whole and in particular in the export markets, an increased generation of cash from operations, and the Company's earnings. Koss explained, "We did not see the necessary improvements to sustain payment of the quarterly dividend for the period ending June 30, 2014."

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 based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. 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 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                (Unaudited)


                            Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended
                                 March 31                  March 31
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                             2014         2013         2014         2013
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net sales                $ 4,300,373  $ 8,302,113  $17,648,927  $25,859,006
Cost of goods sold         3,206,738    4,998,121   12,321,111   16,546,236
Impairment of capitalized
 software, inventory and
 related items                    --           --    4,535,747           --
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Gross profit               1,093,635    3,303,992      792,069    9,312,770
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Operating expenses:
  Selling, general and
   administrative
   expenses                2,354,337    3,111,919    7,925,186    9,134,158
  Unauthorized
   transaction related
   costs and recoveries,
   net                      (231,162)     152,001     (827,707)  (1,043,070)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total operating
     expenses              2,123,175    3,263,920    7,097,479    8,091,088
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
      Income (loss) from
       operations         (1,029,540)      40,072   (6,305,410)   1,221,682
Other income (expense):
  Interest expense            65,536       16,786       49,737      (39,719)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Income (loss) before
     income tax provision
     (benefit)              (964,004)      56,858   (6,255,673)   1,181,963
Income tax provision
 (benefit)                  (938,883)     (58,583)  (2,857,113)     361,681
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
      Net income (loss)  $   (25,121) $   115,441  $(3,398,560) $   820,282
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
Income (loss) per common
 share:
    Basic                $        --  $      0.02  $     (0.46) $      0.11
    Diluted              $        --  $      0.02  $     (0.46) $      0.11
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
Dividends declared per
 common share            $      0.06  $      0.06  $      0.18  $      0.18
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

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


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...