Kratos Defense & Security (KTOS) – Third Quarter Results Above Expectations

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Monday, November 06, 2023

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, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Generalist , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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3Q23 Results. Partially helped by one extra week, third quarter results came in above expectations. Revenue totaled $274.6 million, up 20.1% y-o-y. Adjusted EBITDA came in at $27.7 million, up from $20 million in 3Q22. GAAP EPS loss was $0.01 and adjusted EPS was $0.12, compared to a EPS loss of $0.06 and adjusted EPS of $0.08, respectively, a year ago. We had forecasted $250 million, $20.5 million, breakeven, and $0.09, respectively.

Organic Growth Again the Driver. Kratos generated 20.1% overall organic growth in the quarter. The Government Solutions Segment saw overall revenue increase 22% organically to $217.9 million. The Unmanned Systems segment saw 13.4% organic revenue growth, with revenue of $56.7 million.

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