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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Investorideas.com - Security Stocks; United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ) Q2 - Results

Investorideas.com - Security Stocks; United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ) Q2 - Results

Security Stocks; United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ) Q2 – Results

Edmonton, Alberta CANADA - August 30, 2011 (InvestorIdeas.com Newswire) - United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V:UZZ Venture), F.V.Ramsoondar, Chief Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has released its Q2- 2011 results.

F.V.Ramsoondar stated: "The quarter ended June 30, 2011 reflects the results of the restructuring and cost management that the Company's new management initiated in Q2. I continue to be confident that our shareholders will continue to see positive changes in the results of the Company going forward."

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(1) EBIITDA = Earnings before interest, impairment, taxes, depreciation and amortization
(2) EBIITDAS = Earnings before interest, impairment, taxes, depreciation and amortization and share-base payments.

Revenues

Revenue was $16,509,272 for the six months period ended June 30, 2011, compared to $17,350,443 for the six months ended June 30, 2010, a decrease of $(841,171) or (4.85)%. The overall decrease in revenues is largely attributable to the additional one time revenue the Company recognized in 2010 from the 2010 Winter Games.

Gross margin

Gross profit was $2,893,029 (17.52%) for the six months period ended June 30, 2011, compared to $4,006,853 (23.09%) for the six months period ended June 2010. The decrease in gross profit is directly related to the reduction in revenues relating to the 2010 Winter Games.

Operating costs

Operating costs were $13,616,243 for the six months period ended June 30, 2011,compared to $13,343,590 for the six months period ended June 30, 2010, an increase of 2%. The increase is due to reclassification of accounts in 2011 and not an increase in delivery of service.

Selling and administrative expenses ("S&A")

S&A totalled $2,431,697 for the six months period ended June 30, 2011, compared to $3,121,414 for the six months period ended June 30, 2010, a decrease of $689,717 or 22.10%. The decrease is attributed to the continuing impact of the cost restructuring plan management initiated in May 2011.

Amortization

Amortization expense increased due to additional amortization recognized from the reclassification of intangible assets from goodwill and amortization of intangible assets acquired in 2010.

Stock Awareness Activities

To find out more about United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ), visit our website at www.unitedprotection.com. To join the 'request for information', go to the web page www.unitedprotection.com and click the tab 'request information' and follow the prompts.

For additional investor and media relations inquiries contact:
Fredy Ramsoondar CEO and Director
Email: fredy.ramsoondar@unitedprotection.com
Tel: 780-465-8101

Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks related to business development and retention, and risks related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX - V: UZZ)
5909 - 83rd Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 1E7
Telephone (780) 465-8101

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday's Defense and Security Stocks Trading; ACFN, ABAX, RTN, OTC: VSUL

Point Roberts, WA - August 12, 2011 � Investorideas.com, an investor research portal covering multiple stock sectors including defense and security stocks, presents a sector close up on defense and security stocks Aug 11. Investors saw gains in Thursday�s trading session as the roller coaster week continued. Markets are opening higher this morning on better than expected retail sales data.
Thursday's Trading:
Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACFN) added 0.15 (3.09%) to $5.00 after it reported second quarter results for the period ending June 30, 2011. Revenues increased 30.3% to $10.72 million from $8.23 million, primarily due to strong growth at CoaLogix and GridSense, where revenue growth was well above expectations. Total gross profit declined 14.2% to $2.98 million from $3.48 million in the comparable-period last year.
Security and sensor company, Visualant, Incorporated (OTC: VSUL) closed at $0.17. The company reported last week that its subsidiary, TransTech Systems, was recently awarded a renewal maintenance contract for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) for Staff Identification Card Systems (“SICS”).
Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) climbed 1.03 (4.80%) to $22.48. Earlier this week, it announced that its Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of up to an aggregate of $40,000,000 of its Common Stock. The repurchases will be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices or in negotiated transactions off the market.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) surged 1.32 (3.38%) to $40.32 after it has been awarded a $32.2 million U.S. Navy contract for the Global Positioning System-based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service program for Navy surface and subsurface platforms. GPNTS, designed to replace the current Navigation Sensor System Interface, supports mission-critical real-time positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data services, including weapons, combat systems, and other command, control, communications and intelligence systems that require PNT information.
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NasdaqGS: KTOS) closed with a gain of 2.65% to $8.52.
  • Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK ) rose 1.69 (3.06%) to end the day at $56.83.
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC ) surged 1.69 (3.37%) to $51.78.
  • Comcam International Inc (OTC: CMCJ) climbed 0.080 (47.06%) to $0.25.
  • AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR ) added 0.92 (4.13%) to close at $23.22.
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Security Company Snapshot:
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
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Visualant, Inc . develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner. www.visulant.net
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States. www.ttsys.com
Contact Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1341
lynn@visualant.net
Investor RelationsCore Consulting Group
Paul DeRiso, 925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Defense and Security Industry News; Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL) Subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Announces Renewal Contract with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation


SEATTLE - August 4, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a pioneer provider of industry-leading identification solutions, is pleased to announce today that its subsidiary, TransTech Systems, was recently awarded a renewal maintenance contract for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) for Staff Identification Card Systems (“SICS”).
TransTech Systems has been providing service to CDCR since 2000. Jim Gingo, President of TransTech Systems, stated, “SICS is critical to the efficient operation of the CDCR headquarters, its four parole offices as well as 45 prison and youth correctional facility locations in California. At TransTech, we recognize the importance of the SICS. We offer CDCR continual support to ensure their ability to provide appropriate credentials at all times to its more than 65,000 employees. We are pleased that CDCR has reaffirmed its relationship with TransTech. It is a testament to our ability to provide the best in technical expertise to CDCR in order to keep their systems successfully operational in these times of fiscal difficulties that confront many government agencies."
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Our patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM"). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Contact:
Visualant, Inc.:
Lynn Felsinger
206 903 1351
Lynn@visualant.net
Investor Relations
Paul DeRiso
Core Consulting Group
925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Defense and Security Stocks Trading Alert; Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) Trading Up Over 28%

Defense and Security Stocks Trading Alert; Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) Trading Up Over 28%

Point Roberts, WA - August 3, 2011 � Investorideas.com, an investor research portal covering multiple stock sectors including defense and security stocks, issues a trading alert for sensor technology company, Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL). The stock is trading up over 28% in morning trading.
Investorideas.com Newswire Company Snapshot:
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
Visit the company profile on Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Visualant, Inc. develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner. www.visulant.net
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States. www.ttsys.com
Contact Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1341
lynn@visualant.net
Investor RelationsCore Consulting Group
Paul DeRiso, 925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Defense and Security Stocks Trading Alert; AIM, KTOS, VSUL, IRSN

Point Roberts, WA - August 1, 2011 � Investorideas.com, an investor research portal covering multiple stock sectors including defense and security stocks, presents a sector close up on defense and security stocks for Friday�s trading, July 29th.
Aerosonic Corporation (AMEX:AIM) jumped 0.22 (7.03%) to $3.35. Last week, it announced that it has received a new purchase order from Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. ("KAI") in support of its T50 Golden Eagle jet trainer sale to Indonesia. The order is to supply air data systems that include its integrated multifunction probe ("IMFP") and related equipment for the production of the jet trainer aircraft.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) shares climbed 0.65 (6.36%) to $10.87. On July 27, 2011, Integral Systems, Inc. completed the previously announced merger of IRIS Merger Sub Inc., a Maryland corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., with and into Integral Systems, whereby Integral Systems became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kratos.
Visualant, Incorporated (OTCBB: VSUL) shares rose 0.010 (7.62%) to $0.14. Recently, Visualant, a Seattle company specializing in anti-counterfeiting technology, agreed to sell up to $3 million in shares of common stock to venture firm Ascendiant Capital Partners.
Irvine Sensors Corporation (OTC: IRSN) added 0.015 (15.00%) to close at $0.115. Recently, it has entered into a Distribution Agreement with JXP Tech ("JXP"), the U.S. company that represents Dong In Optical Co., Ltd. ("D.I. Optical "), the South Korean manufacturer and exporter of various weapons sights and mounts that have been adopted by the South Korean Army and law enforcement agencies, as well as being exported to other countries.
Defense and Security Stocks Snapshot
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) fell 0.49 (0.90%) to end the day at $55.09.
  • Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) gained 0.26 (0.69%) to $37.76.
  • Command Security Corporation (AMEX:MOC) climbed 0.04 (2.65%) to $1.55.
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Security Company Snapshot:
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
Visit the company profile on Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Visualant, Inc. develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner. www.visulant.net
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States. www.ttsys.com
Contact Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1341
lynn@visualant.net
Investor RelationsCore Consulting Group
Paul DeRiso, 925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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