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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Defense and Security Stock Alert; Kratos (NASDAQ:KTOS) up over 11% on Earnings Release

New York, NY- March 8, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, specializing in sector research for independent investors, issues a trading alert for defense and security stock Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS).  The stock is trading up at $6.59 0.66(11.13%) 11:34AM EST with a high of $7.17, making it one of the top NASDAQ morning percentage gainers.

The Company reported Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 results and affirmed Previously Issued Fiscal 2012 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance and Provides 2012 Revenue Guidance of $950 Million to $1 Billion.

Financial Highlights:
•Fiscal 2011 Revenues of $723.1 Million Increase 77 Percent Over 2010
•Fiscal 2011 Adjusted EBITDA Margins Increase 300 Basis Points to 12.7 Percent
•Second Half Fiscal 2011 Adjusted Cash Flow from Operations of $27.2 Million
•Fourth Quarter Revenues of $218.2 Million Increase 81 Percent Over Fourth Quarter 2010
•Fourth Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $27.0 Million, or 12.4 Percent
•Fourth Quarter Book-To-Bill Ratio 1.2 to 1.0, Total Backlog of $1.1 Billion, Bid & Proposal Pipeline $3.7 Billion
•Previous 2012 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance of Approximately $50 Million To $65 Million Reaffirmed
•2012 Revenue Guidance of $950 Million to $1 Billion, Adjusted EBITDA of $120 Million to $130 Million

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 4,000, many of whom hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.

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