Houston Wire & Cable Co. (NASDAQ: HWCC), Houston, TX, reported third quarter sales of $81.2 million, up 24.5 percent year over year. The company reported a loss of $1.7 million, down 19.6 percent from the prior-year period.
MRO sales increased 20 percent in the third quarter, while project business sales decreased 5 percent.
Sales for the first nine months were up 22.5 percent versus the prior year period to $235.6 million. The company reported a loss of $2.2 million, up from a loss of $4.2 million in the prior-year period.