PC Mall in the Black

Torrance, CA–Computer reseller PC Mall (Nasdaq: MALL) reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended June 30 of $600,000, a $4 million swing from a net loss of $3.4 million a year prior. But second-quarter net sales declined 12%, to $172.0 million from $195.9 million last year. Catalog sales declined 17%, and sales from its Internet subsidiary eCOST.com tumbled 22%, which the company claims is due to a shift in focus to outbound telemarketing. Outbound business-to-business sales grew 5%.