NETANYA, Israel, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA) announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Highlights of the first quarter of 2020

  • Past and ongoing investments promoting strong growth, with quarterly revenues up 73% year-over-year to a record $15.1 million;
  • Gross margin stability at 36%;
  • Net income of $170,000 and positive Adjusted EBITDA of $863,000;
  • US manufacturing facility ramping production;
  • Quarter-end net cash position of $32.1 million.
  • Reiterates 2020 revenues guidance in excess of $65 million, with continued sequential revenue growth throughout the year.

Management Comments

Dov Sella, RADA's Chief Executive Officer commented, “Given the very significant opportunities we identified in the emerging business of mini-tactical radars a few years ago, particularly in the United States, we took the decision to invest strongly in our business over the past two years so that we can tap into the potential and meet the demand. These investments have now stabilized and are bearing their fruits. As our ahead-of-schedule profitability and our 73% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020 demonstrate, the potential is starting to be revealed, and I believe this is only the beginning. Our end-markets are gradually shifting to the serial production phase and we expect that in the coming months we will start to build backlog for deliveries in 2021 and beyond, especially in the US. Our US manufacturing facility is ISO-certified and deliveries to US customers have commenced.”

Concluded Mr. Sella, “Until now, we have not seen any adverse financial impact from the Corona pandemic on our business. While taking every effort to fully protect our workforce globally, our business is considered a critical defense enterprise and we are manufacturing at full operational capacity in both Israel and at our new US manufacturing facility. The steps we have taken to ensure full business continuity, including increasing our inventory of components, have been successful and while the evolution of the pandemic situation is unpredictable, RADA is fully prepared to maintain its deliveries to customers on-time and as-planned. With net cash of over $32 million and maturing end-markets with growing demand, RADA has never been in a stronger position.”

2020 First Quarter Summary

Revenues totaled $15.1 million in the quarter, compared with revenues of $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 73%.

Gross profit totaled $5.4 million in the quarter (36% of revenues), an increase of 71% compared to gross profit of $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2019 (36% of revenues).

Operating income was $46,000 in the quarter compared to an operating loss of $558,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

Net income attributable to RADA’s shareholders in the quarter was $170,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to RADA’s shareholders of $485,000, or $(0.01) per share, in the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA was $863,000 in the quarter compared to adjusted EBITDA of ($26,000) in the first quarter of 2019.

As of March 31, 2020, RADA had net cash and cash equivalents of $32.1 million compared to $13.8 million as of year-end 2019.

Investor Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call later today, starting at 10:00 am ET (5pm Israel time). Management will host the call and will be available to answer questions after presenting the results.

To participate, please call one of the following telephone numbers a few minutes before the start of the call:

US:1-888-668-9141at 10:00 am Eastern Time
UK:0-800-917-5108at 3:00 pm UK Time
Israel:03-918-0609at 5:00 pm Israel Time
International:+972-3-918-0609 

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed from a link on the RADA website at https://www.rada.com/corp/corporate-ir.html.

For those unable to participate, the teleconference will be available for replay at the above link on RADA’s website beginning a few hours after the call.

About RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.

RADA is a global defense technology company focused on proprietary radar solutions and legacy avionics systems. The company is a leader in mini-tactical radars, serving attractive, high-growth markets, including critical infrastructure protection, border surveillance, active military protection and counter-drone applications.

Contact Information 

Company Contact: 
Avi Israel (CFO)
Tel: +972-9-892-1111
mrkt@rada.com
www.rada.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Ehud Helft
GK Investor & Public Relations
Tel: +1 646 688 3559
rada@gkir.com

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such risk uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, risks in product and technology developments, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, level of competition and other factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Information with Regard to non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company presents its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. RADA’s management uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate its business and make operating decisions. Adjusted EBITDA is provided in this press release and the accompanying supplemental information because management believes this non-GAAP measure is useful for investors and financial institutions as it facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period. As presented in this release, the term Adjusted EBITDA consists of net profit (loss) according to U.S. GAAP, excluding net financing expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses. Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including net income and our other GAAP results. Reconciliation between the Company's results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in the table below.

RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

U.S. dollars in thousands

 Three months ended
March 31,
 20202019
   
Operating Income (loss)$46$(558)
Depreciation 473 259 
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 281 273 
Other non-cash amortization 63 - 
   
Adjusted EBITDA$863$(26)
   


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data
    
     
ASSETS March 31,
2020
 December 31,
2019
  Unaudited Audited
CURRENT ASSETS:    
Cash and cash equivalents $32,071  $13,754 
Restricted cash  480   380 
Trade receivables  17,518   13,765 
Contract assets  1,114   1,269 
Other receivables and prepaid expenses  1,935   1,673 
Inventories  19,987   17,196 
     
Total current assets  73,105   48,037 
     
LONG-TERM ASSETS:    
Long-term receivables and other deposits  93   97 
Property, plant and equipment, net  10,382   9,127 
Operating lease right-of-use asset  7,764   7,654 
Total long-term assets  18,239   16,878 
     
Total assets $91,344  $64,915 
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Trade payables  10,001   7,661 
Other accounts payable and accrued expenses  6,114   5,572 
Advances from customers, net  1,355   1,563 
Contract liabilities  21   196 
Operating lease short-term liabilities  1,401   1,240 
     
Total current liabilities  18,892   16,232 
     
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:    
Accrued severance pay and other long-term liabilities  645   764 
Operating lease long-term liabilities  6,400   6,499 
 Total long-term liabilities  7,045   7,263 
     
RADA SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Share capital -    
Ordinary shares of NIS 0.03 par value - Authorized: 100,000,000 shares at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019; Issued and outstanding: 43,388,870 at March 31, 2020 and 37,516,891 at December 31, 2019.  436   394 
Additional paid-in capital  144,987   121,212 
Accumulated other comprehensive income  (1,195)  (1,195)
Accumulated deficit  (78,821)  (78,991)
Total equity  65,407   41,420 
Total liabilities and equity $91,344  $64,915 
         


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data
 

 
Three months ended
March 31,
  Year ended
December 31,
 2020 2019
  2019
 Unaudited  Audited
       
       
Revenues$15,071 $8,687   $44,331 
       
Cost of revenues 9,692  5,534    28,394 
       
Gross profit 5,379  3,153    15,937 
       
Operating expenses:      
Research and development 2,053  1,366    6,912 
Marketing and selling 1,160  882    4,044 
General and administrative 2,120  1,463    7,084 
       
Total operating expenses 5,333  3,711    18,040 
       
Operating income (loss) 46  (558)   (2,103)
 

Financial (Expenses) income, net
 124  42    (121)
       
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 170  (516)   (2,224)
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations -  -    (115)
       
Net income (Loss)$170 $(516)  $(2,339)
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest -  (31)   (309)
 

Net income (loss) attributable to RADA Electronic Industries' shareholders
$170 $(485)  $(2,030)
Basic net income (loss) from continuing operations per Ordinary share$0.00 $(0.01)  $(0.05)
Diluted net income (loss) from continuing operations per Ordinary share$0.00 $(0.01)  $(0.05)
Basic and diluted net income (loss) from discontinued operations per Ordinary share$0.00 $(0.01)  $(0.05)
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per Ordinary share$0.00 $(0.01)  $(0.05)
Weighted average number of Ordinary shares used for computing basic net income (loss) per share 42,679,754  37,966,987    38,148,756 
Weighted average number of Ordinary shares used for computing diluted net income (loss) per share 43,646,623  38,454,861    38,841,866