Kratos Defense & Security (KTOS) – Overcoming Near-term Challenges

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Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technologies for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital backed approaches, including proactive research, and streamlined development processes. At Kratos, affordability is a technology, and we specialize in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training and combat systems and next generation turbo jet and turbo fan engine development. For more information go to

Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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3Q22 Results. Revenue of $228.6 million, up 14% y-o-y, and in upper end of the $220-$230 million guidance. Revenue from acquisitions offset supply chain issues and staffing challenges. Adjusted EBITDA came in at $20 million, at the top end of guidance, versus $23.8 million a year ago. GAAP EPS loss was $0.06 and adjusted EPS net income was $0.08, compared to a net loss of $0.01 from continuing operations and adjusted EPS net income of $0.09, respectively, a year ago.

Where Have All the Workers Gone? An ongoing inability to hire the required planned direct labor base, both internally and by the Company’s subcontractors, is impacting the business and causing Kratos to take excess charges. Management believes the worst is behind the Company, but it remains to be seen.

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