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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 02, 2011 | About:

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-26.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has a market cap of $266.5 million; its shares were traded at around $14.36 with a P/E ratio of 38.8 and P/S ratio of 0.8. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns KTOS: Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Strategic geographic locations and base realignment and closure. The U.S. Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 ("BRAC") is the congressionally authorized process the DoD has implemented to reorganize its base structure to fewer, larger bases in order to support U.S. armed forces more efficiently and effectively, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business. As a result of the DoD's BRAC transformation, we have concentrated part of our business strategy on building a significant presence in key BRAC receiving locations where the U.S. Federal Government is relocating its personnel and related technical and professional services. We believe our focus on increasing our strategic presence in key BRAC receiving locations will provide us with a significant competitive advantage. Diverse base of key contracts with low concentration. As a result of our business development focus on securing key contracts, we are a preferred contractor on numerous multi-year, government-wide acquisition contracts ("GWACs") and multiple award contracts. Our preferred contractor status provides us with the opportunity to bid on hundreds of millions of dollars of business each year against a discrete number of other pre-qualified companies. We have a highly diverse base of contracts with no contract representing more than 5% of 2010 revenue. Our fixed-price contracts, almost all of which are production contracts, represent approximately 57% of our 2010 revenue. Our cost-plus-fee contracts and time and materials contracts represent approximately 22% and 21%, respectively, of our 2010 revenue. We believe our diverse base of key contracts and low reliance on any one contract provides us with a stable, balanced revenue stream. In-depth understanding of client missions. We have a reputation for providing mission-critical services and solutions to our clients. Our relationships with our U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force customers generally exceed 10 years, enabling us to develop an in-depth understanding of their missions and technical needs. In addition, we have employees located at customer sites, providing us valuable strategic insights into our clients' ongoing and future program requirements. Our in-depth understanding of our clients' missions, in conjunction with the strategic location of our employees, enables us to offer technical solutions tailored to our clients' specific requirements and evolving mission objectives. In addition, once we are on-site with a customer, we have historically been successful in winning recompete business in the vast majority of cases. Significant cash flow visibility driven by stable backlog. As of December 26, 2010, our total backlog was approximately $674 million, of which approximately $292 million was funded backlog. The majority of our sales are from orders issued under long-term contracts, typically three to five years in duration. Our contract backlog provides visibility into stable future revenue and cash flow over a diverse set of contracts. Highly skilled employees and an experienced management team. We deliver our services through a skilled workforce of approximately 2,900 employees. Our senior managers have significant experience with U.S. Federal Government agencies, the U.S. military and federal government contractors. Members of our management team have experience growing businesses both organically and through acquisitions. We believe that the cumulative experience and differentiated expertise of our personnel in our core focus areas, coupled with our sizable employee base, the majority of which hold national security clearances, allows us to qualify for and bid on larger projects in a prime contracting role. 7

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