Drugstore.com finally is profitable

Internet Retailer is reporting that Drugstore.com showed a profit of $156,000 on $118 million in sales. Of course, that is a pretty modest net income percentage (.1%), but it is a step in the right direction. For the year, Drugstore.com lost $9 million on $445 million in sales.

I love looking at these kinds of numbers. There are a few interesting takeaways that I see:

1) Slow growth. Drugstore only grew 7% in 2007 and they are projecting a modest 12% increase in revenue during 2008. This growth rate is far below the 20% that online sales are expected to grow across the board.