RADA Electronics Ind. Ltd. (NASDAQ:RADA)
RADA Electronics Ind. Ltd. (NASDAQ:RADA) shares are up 8% at 12:30PM EST to $2.40 after the company announced receiving an initial order for dozens of Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR). The amount is for over $8 million which is more than 50% of all last year’s sales. The order is expected to be filled before the end of this year.
Dov Sella, RADA’s CEO, commented, “This is a true breakthrough and highly significant order for RADA. Furthermore, strategically, it is our first delivery to a key US military customer, with potential for further orders down the road. We have been awarded with this order following long, demanding and detailed trials, as would be expected for a key defense application, proving the superiority of our radars in the increasingly important field of counter-UAV warfare.”
One week ago, RADA Electronics Ind. Ltd. (NASDAQ:RADA) announced their Q2 2017 financial results. RADA Q2 revenues were posted at $5.3 million, up 94% compared to the same period last year. Q2 gross Profit totaled $1.7 million versus gross profit of $0.2 million in Q2 2016. Operating income was $0.5 million in Q2 2017 compared to an operating loss of $1 million for the same period of 2016. Net income attributable to RADA’s shareholders in the second quarter of 2017 was $0.5 million, or $0.02 per share, compared with a net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.13 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. The market has responded favorably to the financial results and RADA stock has risen in value since the announcement.
RADA Electronics has a market capitalization of just $50 million which may be the reason that the company is not covered by any analysts. However, shares of RADA Electronic Ind. Ltd. (NASDAQ:RADA) have performed extremely well. YTD RADA stock is up over 91% and up over 97% for the year. RADA shares today hit a new 52-week high, sending the stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) to 71.13 which, most experts agree, places the shares barely in “overbought” territory.
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