NETANYA, Israel, Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq:RADA) today announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended Sep 30, 2012. 201 2 third quarter Results Revenues increased 85% to $6.3 million in 2012 third quarter compared with $3.4 million in 2011 third quarter. Gross Profit increased 323% to $1.27 million in 2012 third quarter, compared with $0.3 million in 2011 third quarter. Operating expenses increased 3% to $1.7 million in 2012 third quarter. Financial Expenses increased to $250,000 in 2012 third quarter, compared with financial expenses of $175,000 in 2011 third quarter. As a result, the Company reported a net loss of $648,000, or $0.07 per share, for 2012 third quarter compared to a net loss of $1.5 million or $0.17 per share, for 2011 third quarter. First nine months 2012 Results Revenues totaled $15 million for 2012 first nine months, an 11% decrease when compared with $16.9 million for the same period in 2011. Gross profit totaled $3.8 million for 2012 first nine months, a 19% decrease when compared with $4.7 million for the same period in 2011. Operating expenses totaled $4.8 million 2012 the first nine months, a 9% decrease when compared with $5.3 million for the same period in 2011 Financial expenses totaled $749,000 for 2012 first nine months compared with financial expenses of $358,000 for the same period in 2011. As a result, the Company reported a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.20 per share, for the nine months ended Sep 30, 2012, compared with net loss of $971,000, or $0.11 per share, for the comparable period in 2011. Management Comment Commenting on the results, Zvika Alon, RADA's Chief Executive Officer said, "The increase in revenues during this quarter compared to 2012 second quarter as well as 2011 third quarter is the result of the first of two delayed major programs 'coming back on track.' We believe the second program will resume full pace during the fourth quarter of 2012. In the third quarter we also succeeded in increasing our gross margin to 20%, compared to 10% during the third quarter of 2011. Our R&D investment during this quarter remained high and we are progressing as planned with the development of our inertial navigation and tactical radar products. Our tactical radar products are being continuously demonstrated to increasing number of potential customers, and have recently been the highlight of our presentation in the Association of the US Army annual conference in Washington DC during October 2012. We hope to secure our first order for our tactical radar products in the first half of 2013."