• Q2 revenue decreased 5.5% to $43.2m
  • Net income at $6.8m, compared to net loss of $4.7m last year
  • Six-month revenue down 4.8% to $93.2m

Direct retailer Delia's has posted a rise in second quarter net income despite slower sales.

Walter Killough, Delia's CEO, said: "Sales trends in both our retail and direct businesses remained negative during the second quarter. Trends improved with our new Back-To-School floorset in July, but were still negative as traffic remained inconsistent.

"In August we began to see traction in our Back-To-School business, with comparable store sales trends turning positive in districts that have early Back-To-School peaks. We are cautiously optimistic that these improved trends will continue through the remainder of the Back-To-School period and result in increased sales levels in both channels."