Online computer equipment vendor Systemax Inc. Monday reported an overall narrower net loss compared with a year earlier as its losses from discontinued operations shrank.

The Port Washington company posted a net loss of $5.8 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, versus a net loss of $10.3 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, in the 2015 period.

Not counting discontinued operations, the company swung to a third quarter net loss from a profit a year earlier, as gains in France and the Netherlands failed to offset weakness in other markets.

Systemax reported a net loss from continuing operations of $5.5 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared to net income from continuing operations of $1.7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, in the year earlier period.

Currency fluctuations dragged on net sales, which declined by 2 percent to $414.8 million. Excluding the impact of currency variations, sales increased 0.5 percent.

Chief executive Larry Reinhold said in a statement that nearly 20 sales representatives were hired in an effort “to improve the business” of the company’s European Technology Products Group.

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In 2015, Systemax announced that it would exit its brick-and-mortar electronics business after two executives who ran the company’s Miami retail operation were convicted of taking kickbacks from vendors.

Shares of Systemax gained 1 percent to close at $7.85 Monday on the New York Stock Exchange, and were unchanged in after-hours trading.