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Hallo und guten Tag,

ich möchte euch eine Aktie vorstellen, die in den kommenden 6 Monaten íhren Kurs um Faktor 5-10 erhöhen kann. Diese Aktien sind seltn und oft sind es Unternehmen, die noch keine produkte herstellen und nur spekulativ nach Norden getrieben werden.



FORCE PROTECTION (FRPT) ist da eine Ausnahme. Diese Aktie ist weitgehend unentdeckt und wurde zudem in den letzten Monaten vom markt weitestgehend ignoriert.

FRPT stellt minen und kugelsichere fahrzeuge für die US Truppen in Irak und Afganistan her. In den letzten jahren war der Umsatz dieses Unternehmens eher bescheiden.Die US Armee kaufte in riesigen Mengen den Hummer und setzte diesen Jeep für den Transport ihrer Soldaten ein.

Durch Sprengsätze (sogenannte roadside bombs oder IED)an den Strassenrändern starben immer mehr Soldaten, da der Humvee (Hummer) kaum oder nur wenig gepanzert ist.

2005 änderte sich da einiges . Man wurde im US Militär auf FRPT aufmerksam, die diese gewaltigen Fahrzeuge herstellt. FRPT produziert den BUFFALO, einen Truppentransporter mit einem Greifarm, der verdächtige Objekte am Strassenrand untersuchen kann und den COUGAR, der als Transporter und Streifenfahrzeug eingesetzt wird.

Die Berichte in den Medien nehmen langsam zu. Truppen aus dem Irak posten in Websites und Blogs von den phänomenalen Erfolgen mit diesen Fahrzeugen und der Sichereit, die ihnen der COUGAR und der BUFFALO bieten. Viele Fotos und auch Aufnahmen mit Videocameras verdeutlichen das.

Hier ein Video,das einen BUFFALO zeigt, der ein verdächtiges Paket am Strassenrand untersucht...es explodiert ohne Folgen für die Besatzung. Hätten die Soldaten in einem Humvee gesessen, wären sicher Tote zu beklagen gewesen.

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=4943

FRPT hat 34.5 outstanding shares, also eine als gering zu bezeichnende menge an Aktien im Markt. Das letzte Quartal war erstmalig mit positivem Ergebnis und die Zahlen beeindruckend. Lag der Umsatz zum 30. Juni 2004 noch bei rund 15.000 Dollar, konnte FRPT zum Juni 2005 bereits 18,3 Millionen Umsatz vermelden.

Die Firma hat grose Aufträge für den COUGAR erhalten und verfügt mittlerweile über einen festen Auftragsbestand von fast 50 Millionen Dollar, der bis Februar 2006 ausgeliefert werden soll. Zudem steht FRPT als Lieferant mit in der Ausschreibung für 1200 gepanzerte Fahrzeuge. Der Wert dieser Ausschreibung beträgt mindestens 200 Millionen Dollar.

FRPT ist durch shorts und dem Listing in der SHO Liste bis Mitte des Jahres ziemlich gefallen. Erst als das letzte Quartal veröffentlicht wurde, nahm der Kurs die Wende.
Charttechnisch sehe ich die Bodenbildung und ein Drehen in alte Höchstkurse im Bereich von mindestens 3 Dollar für die kommenden Wochen/1-2 Monate. Sollten weitere Aufträge eingehen, wird der Kurs durch die Decke gehen.

Ich würde mich freuen, wenn wir hier vielleicht den einen oder anderen im Thread begrüßen können, der uns die finanzielle Seite des letzten Quartalsberichtes fachmännisch erleuchtet.

Letzter Quartalsbericht:

http://xml.10kwizard.com/filing_raw.php?repo=tenk&ipage=3633…

Die Homepage von FRPT ist einen Blick wert, reichlich Informationen in text, Bild und Videos:

http://www.forceprotection.net/

Force Protection kann auch über Berlin gehandelt werden, wobei ich dort kaum Umsätze sehe. Es wäre also besser, für erste Positionen an der OTC zu kaufen. Aktueller Kurs dort liegt im Bereich von 1,50-1,60 Dollar.

Ach ja, FRPT hat angekündigt, 2006 ein Fahrzeug auf den Markt zu bringen, das ähnlichen Schutz bieten soll wie der BUFFALO und der COUGAR, dabei allerdings im Markt direkt den Humvee (Hummer) angreifen soll.

Ich freue mich auf steigende Kurse und interessante Diskussionen hier im Thread. Es wäre nett, wenn wir uns (egal welche Meinung wir vertreten)im Thread mit Respekt begegnen würden.
Wir wollen hier nicht pushen und/oder bashen sondern uns gegenseitig informieren und hoffentlich das Brokerkonto wachsen sehen.
Wer Englisch spricht und lesen kann, findet auf Raging BUll einen Thread zu FRPT, leider mit ziemlich rüdem Ton...es sind einige fiese basher dort unterwegs. Aber das ist in der Regel ein gutes Zeichen, denn tote Stocks oder Aktien ohne Potential ziehen auch keine Basher an.

Grüße an alle, BR101
Zum aktuellen Auftragsvolumen, ich irrte mich da...es sind noch abzuarbeiten:

8 Millionen Dollar für COUGAR und BUFFALO aus dem ersten Vertrag 2005
und 93 Millionen Dollar aus dem COUGAR Vertrag (122 Fahrzeuge).

Also ein aktuell bestehendes Auftragsvolumen von
101 Millionen Dollar !

Weitere Aufträge stehen an, die Firma expandiert in atemberaubenden Tempo. Es wurden neue Produktionsflächen geschaffen (20.000qm) und mehr als 100 neue Beschäftigte eingestellt.


Backlog: On April 23, 2004 we announced a contract award to deliver Cougar Hardened Engineer Vehicles (“HEV”) to the United States Marine Corps, of which 14 were initially funded under the contract. On March 8, 2005 the US Marine Corp exercised its option to increase the number of HEV vehicles by 14, for a total of 28 vehicles. As of June 30, 2005 we have delivered a total of 15 HEV vehicles, and have a remaining backlog of 13 Cougar HEV vehicles to be delivered under this contract. On May 17, 2004 we announced the award of a contract to deliver 21 Buffalo vehicles to the U.S. Army and in October 2004 we were awarded a separate contract by the US Army for an additional 15 Buffalo vehicles. Initial deliveries under these contracts began during the fourth quarter of 2004, and as of June 30, 2005 we have delivered a total of 33 Buffalo vehicles, leaving a backlog of 3 Buffalo vehicles to be delivered under these two contracts. As of June 30, 2005 our sales backlog for the 13 Cougar HEV vehicles and the 3 remaining Buffalo vehicles is approximately $8,000,000. During the period ended June 30, 2005, we announced the award of a new contract by the United States Marine Corps for delivery of up to 122 Cougar Joint Explosive Ordinance Disposal Rapid Removal (“JERRV”) vehicles to be delivered during the 2005 and 2006. As of June 30, 2005 the value of this JERRV contract (together with associated spares parts and training) is $93,000,000.
FRPT arbeitet übrigens mit dem NASDAQ Wert SPARTAN im Chassisbau zusammen. SPARTAN ist der größte Hersteller von Feuerwehr- und Spezialfahrzeugen in den USA.

SPARTANS CEO sagt zu FRPT:

"In addition, we remain on target toward making this our best year ever
for sales of fire truck chassis. We also generated revenue from a small
volume of military units from Force Protection, Inc., the primary contractor
for the Cougar armored vehicle, in the second quarter and expect this revenue
to ****increase substantially in both the third and fourth quarters of 2005.*****
Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis, and his team have done a great
job and are poised for a very good year in 2005."
Das wäre ein Story, die mir gefallen könnte.
Leider spielt sie sich im Rüstungsbereich ab und der kommt für mich als Investment nicht in Frage :cool:

So long KingKong
Deine Meinung kann ich akzeptieren, Kong.
Ich sehe das hier für mich nicht unbedingt als Rüstung, auch wenn das im weitesten Sinne richtig ist. Aber weder COUGAR noch BUFFALO sind bewaffnete Fahrzeuge. Sie helfen aber, die Insassen zu schützen.

Allein in den letzten 3 Monaten sind über 200 Soldaten durch Bomben an den Strassenrändern zerfetzt worden. oder sagen wir es so: ich sehe diese fahrzeuge als defensiv an, ohne jetzt eine Grundsatzdiskussion lostreten zu wollen.
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Neuer Link auf eine Seite, die Fakten und einen Korb voller Informationen über FRPT zur Verfügung stellt. Diese Seite ist von einem amerikanischen Shareholder erstellt worden.

http://voipalaska.com/frcp
Übrigens:

FRPT hat die Produktionskapazität auf 2 COUGARS täglich erhöht. Das sind täglich 1 Million Dollar Umsatz. Und wir sprechen nur über den COUGAR.
Dazu kommen Aufträge für den BUFFALO und der LION (das ist der Kleinste im Bunde und soll einmal den Humvee ersetzen) ist in der Entwicklung.

Das kde Quartal wird weitere Umsatzrekorde brechen, das hat die Company bereits angekündigt.
Projizierte Produktionen und Umsätze für 2005:

Projected Vehicle Deliveries 2005

..................2004-Total Q1-2005 Q2-2005 Q3-2005* Q4-2005* 2005-Total*
Buffalo (MRPV) ...9...2..22 ..3...0...36
Cougar (HEV) .....5...8...2..13...0...28
Cougar (JERRV) ..0...0...0..10..50...60
Total Vehicles ..14..10..24..26..50..124
Vehicle Revenue
(Figures approximate) $ 9.0 M $ 5.0 M $ 17.0 M $ 13.0 M $ 25.0 M $ 69 M

*PROJECTED

The figures above are from the most recent 10-Q. It`s a bit hard to read but in the current quarter they expect to deliver 3 Buffalos and 13 Cougars (from previous contracts) along with 10 Cougars from the 122 order for a total of 26 vehicles for projected vehicle revenues of $13.0M. In Q4 they expect to deliver 50 Cougars from the 122 order for $25M.
Hallo,

wir werden also Umsätze im Bereich von (konservativ) 100 Mill. $ haben. Demgegenüber stehen allerdings große Investments. So hat der Umsatz im zweiten Quartal von 18 Mill $ leddiglich ein net Income von 130 Tsd $ zugelassen. Die Frage ist, ob man FRPT unter diesen Umständen bei einer MKAP von über 50 Mill $ als günstig ansehen kann....

rtq
Kann mir jemand mal den Unterschied zwischen den beiden Listings erklären...

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[posting]17.724.202 von rtq am 30.08.05 11:05:20[/posting]rtq

Eine Firma, die ihren Umsatz innerhalb eines Jahres von ein paar tausend Dollar auf 18 Millionen pusht und das erste positive (wenn auch schmal) schreibt, ist mit einer MKAP von 50 Mio sicher äußerst günstig bewertet.

So wie es aussieht, wird FRPT 2005 mit einem Umsatz von ca. 110 Mio abschliessen. Die Gewinne fallen derzeit noch schmal aus, weil die Kapazitäten ausgebaut werden und zwar massiv (siehe letztes filing).

Ich denke nach wie vor, daß es sich hier um eine unentdeckte Perle handelt.
Schade, momentan gibt es wohl nicht soviel Interesse an der Aktie hier. Ich habe aber auch offensichtlich einige Infos zum Thread falsch angelegt..hatte eben Probleme, ihn zu finden unter "FRPT". Ich habe den Mod gebeten, mir mal zu helfen...ob das klappen wird?

Wenn ja, schon mal "Danke"!! :D

Naja, spätestens wenn wir auf die 2 und 3 Dollar zulaufen, wird wohl etwas Bewegung kommen....:cool:
Wer sich die Finanzen der Company etwas näher anschauen will, schaut hier:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=frpt.ob
@br101
da scheint sich eine saubere geschichte zu entwickeln.
gefällt mir fast noch besser als metal-storm.....aber das nur am rande.
das sich der humvee als solches nicht unbedingt im kamfeinsatz eignet,hat sich spätestens in somalia gezeigt.
fragt sich nur,in wie weit die umrüstung z.b.auf einen neu zu entwickelnden "roadrunner" von der entsprechenden lobby im pentagon unterstütz wird.
hab mal irgendwo gelesen,das es schon mehrere firmen in den staaten und in südafrika gibt,die den humvee eine panzerung verpassen.
werde frpt mal auf wl setzen.fahrzeuge,wie der buffalo,sollten auch für private firmen die sich mit minenräumungen z.b. in angola beschäftigen,interessant sein.
in diesem sinne...
schönes wochenende
butch
[posting]17.777.140 von Butch2001 am 03.09.05 10:56:38[/posting]Schöner Beitrag. ich sehe das auch so. Ich habe vor kurzem auf einer Ami-Page über die Bemühungen gelesen, den Humvee zu panzern. Das Problem: Weder das fahrwerk noch die Motorleistung ist auf das Mehrgewicht ausgerichtet. Nächstes Problem: Minen und Sprengsätze haben (sofern den Humvee die Detonation von unten oder schräg unten trifft) fatale Auswirkungen, weil der Humvee zuviel Angriffsfläche bietet.

Buffalo, Cougar und auch der neue Lion haben V-Shape _Bodies, also einen V-förmigen Rumpf, der die Explosionsenergie seitlich ablenkt. Buffalo und Cougar sind in Afgahnistan und Irak im Einsatz, haben dutzende von Vollteffern kassiert...bislang keine Toten oder verletzten, mal von ein paar Beulen abgesehen. Das Patent für diesen V-shape-body hat FRPT von den Südafrikanern lizensiert.

Es steht momentan noch das Ergebnis einer Ausschreibung über 1200 Fahrzeuge aus. Einziges Problem bei FRPT momentan: Shorts haben noch Kontrolle über den Stock und wir haben zuwenig Volumen, um die zu rösten. Das kann sich jeden tag ändern und es scheint, als wenn die 1.31 Dollar vor wenigen Wochen der Boden war.

Ich sehe das als Longtime Investment. Der Stock hat erste Luft bis 3 Dollar und sollte der 1200er Auftrag kommen, wird es ein Verzehnfacher werden.

So long und gute Trades!
[posting]17.719.900 von BR101 am 29.08.05 21:57:01[/posting]EQUIPPING THE WARFIGHTER TO WIN STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2009

Offizielle Präsentation des e-Corps und Erwähnung des COUGAR auf Seite 16. langer Doenload...ca. 5,5 MB.

http://www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil/vision/Strategic+Plan+2005.…
Ein weiterer (kleinerer) Auftrag über 3,8 Mio Dollar von den Marines.Gefilt am 7. September 2005.

http://secfilings.nasdaq.com/filingFrameset.asp?FileName=000…
Zum aktuellen Auftragsvolumen:

8 Millionen Dollar für COUGAR und BUFFALO aus dem ersten Vertrag 2005
und 93 Millionen Dollar aus dem COUGAR Vertrag (122 Fahrzeuge).
Plus die rund 3,8 Mio von heute macht also ein aktuell bestehendes Auftragsvolumen von
104,8 Millionen Dollar !
Schönes plus im Intraday!

Force Protection Industries, Inc. Wins $3.8 Million Contract for Iraq-Bound Armored Vehicles; Manufacturer will supply Buffalo mine clearance vehicle to Marines for first time
via COMTEX

September 9, 2005

LADSON, S.C., Sep 09, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) today announced the initial sale of its Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles (MPCV) to the U.S. Marine Corps under an urgent operational need request issued by the Marine Corps Systems Command (Quantico, Virginia). Under the terms of the contract, Force Protection will deliver four Buffalo vehicles, replacement parts and a service representative to coordinate maintenance efforts in active operations. The total value of the contract is approximately $3.8 million. It is expected to be filled by the end of 2005.

The contract represents the Marines` first purchase of the Buffalo MPCV, which was originally provided under contract to the U.S. Army. They will join more than 50 Buffalo vehicles currently being used in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"This award confirms once again that Force Protection`s products are being requested, by name, by field commanders, and that they are needed now," said Force Protection Vice President Michael Aldrich, "We hear them, and we have promised them the first Buffalo before the end of September."

The Buffalo has been in active operations for more than two years, and has been used to clear thousands of suspected explosive devices from hundreds of miles of dangerous roads in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

"This order also signifies a broadening of our market for the Buffalo to now include the Army and Marine Corps," said Program Manager Damon Walsh. "As more land routes are assigned to individual units for the safe transport of Coalition personnel and supplies, more commanders are asking for the best solution - the one that works the first time - the Buffalo. If they see something suspicious, they can quickly interrogate it, mark, and neutralize the threat in advance of convoys or other assets."

"We`re looking forward to seeing the Buffalo do for the Marines what it`s already doing for the Army - enabling them to better accomplish their mission and come home," he added.
Schöner Freitag...mit 10% plus aus dem Handel ins Wochenende.
Heute schönes Volumen im USA. Kurz vor Handelsschluß hat sich noch jemand 100k in wenigen Trades gekauft und den Kurs nett beflügelt.
Bin gespannt, wann die ersten Mitposter/Shareholder hier auftauchen.
Monologe sind ja nun doch nicht das Wahre auf Dauer.

;-)

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"The pressing need for our vehicles and the critical role they fill is evident in the remarkable expansion of our company. We have increased our workforce to nearly 300, exceeded record monthly production and delivery rates, augmented funding sources, forged important manufacturing alliances, received the largest orders to date from the U.S. Department of Defense and are approaching more than $100 million in total annual sales. "


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[posting]17.887.569 von BR101 am 13.09.05 23:41:09[/posting]das mit den monologen kenne ich auch recht gut.
schlecht wird es,wenn man mit sich selber spricht:)


N8
http://www.defensetech.org/

"A few months ago, spray-painted graffiti began appearing on Baghdad walls," reports Defense News` Greg Grant. "`Kill the Claw,`" it read in Arabic.

The message was aimed at a new vehicle called the Buffalo, a thickly armored mine disposal truck that seeks out and disposes of deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Its 30-foot retractable arm has a camera, to help the operator inside see what he’s doing, and a claw-like rake for finding and detonating the roadside bombs.

The insurgents’ graffiti was not quite the advertising campaign expected by Buffalo manufacturer Force Protection, but it is a testament to how effective the 24-ton vehicle has proven in neutralizing the biggest killer of American troops in Iraq. Since its introduction in late 2003, the Buffalo has become the favorite of U.S. Army combat engineer teams.

Grant`s right. I spent a fair amount of time with engineer teams in Baghdad this summer, and they all raved about the vehicle. Not just because they were well-protected. But also because the thing had a kick-ass air conditioning system, too. And comfortable seats -- which is important on a 12-hour route clearance shift.

However, Grant gets it wrong when he says that "so far, nobody has been injured while riding in one of the vehicles, which have taken repeated IED hits with only minimal damage to exterior components."

I talked to several soldiers who had Buffalo-riding buddies injured by the handmade bombs -- and by their own thick skulls. These guys would dig up an explosive with the Buffalo`s spindly claw. And then, they`d be so proud of what they found, they`d want to snap a quick picture of their prize. So they`d use the claw to bring the bomb right up to the Buffalo`s cab. And then, the IED would go off.

September 13, 2005 11:57 AM | Armor, Bomb Squad | Discuss

http://www.defensetech.org/
Toller beitrag auf RB (FRPT Forum)...die links bitte kopieren und in neues Browserfenster einfügen:

I really can`t understand why the street hasn`t discovered Force Protection, Inc.(FRPT). To me it`s one of those undiscovered gems that should have already been a `mon back. Here are my reasons:

- The two heavily-armoured vehicles it produces, the Buffalo and the Cougar, are our troops preferred mode of transportation in Iraq and Afganistan. These vehicles make the Humvee look like a Volkswagen Bug. Check out the comparison video on the company website: http://www.forceprotectioninc.com/

- There are many testimonials from our troops in the field. Check out this article where Secretary Rumsfeld is inspecting the Buffalo: ttp://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2005/20050415_621.html

- They just had their first profitable quarter (June 30, 2005). The PR:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050815/155965.html?.v=1

- They have recently ramped up there production facilities to handle the orders coming in. In May 2005, they received a $91 million Marine order for 122 Cougars. Then on September 7, 2005 they received a new order from the Marines for 4 Buffalos. They have 300 employees as compared to 50 this time last year.

- They just received an initial order from the Marines for 4 Buffalos. The previous 50 Buffalos
produced were for the Army. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95556.html?.v=1

- The marines want more of them. See this Marine Corps article:
http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/E4885590CF8E34DB8525702A007DAB4F?opendocument

- They are developing the Lion which is a direct replacement for the vulnerable Humvee. "Force Protection is developing a Humvee replacement, yet to be officially announced. Its prototype is known as the Lion. It could hit the ground in early 2007."
http://www.forceprotectioninc.com/news/news_article.html?id=54

There are many other reasons why this company should get more respect. They have a great website (http://www.forceprotectioninc.com/) that answers most investor questions.
Spartan (SPAR, Nasdaq) arbeitet mit FRPT zusammen. SPAR stellt das Chassis für den Cougar her und promoted FRPT entsprechend auf kommenden Roadshows.
Spartan (SPAR) ist einer der größten Hersteller und Ausrüster für Feuerwehr Fahrzeuge und Wohnmobile in den USA.

http://www.spartanmotors.com/


Präsentation von Spartan (unter Nennung des COUGARS):

http://sections.asme.org/CMich/September%202005%20Newsletter…
Nette PowerPoint Präsentation der Marine Forces Pacific. Es wird ein neues fahrzeug gesucht, daß die ungepanzerten Humvees ersetzt.
Ein erster Auftrag über 3 Mio Dollar ging letzte Woche ein. Diese fahrzeuge werden jetzt getestet und es scheint möglich, daß FRPT in den kommenden Quartalen reichlich Auftrgäge auch von den marines erhält.

Ladezeit ist etwas länger...der Download lohnt sich aber!

http://www.mfp.usmc.mil/TeamApp/G4/Topics/20041108121302/1
Neue Ausgabe von National Defense berichtet darüber, daß die marines Ersatz für 20.000 Humvees suchen. Die neue Fahrzeuge sollen gepanzert sein und modernsten Anforderungen genügen....

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2005/Oct/UF-Ma…

[posting]17.954.324 von BR101 am 19.09.05 16:51:30[/posting]Hallo.

der angegebenne Link funktioniert (bei mir)leider nicht.

Grüsse
[posting]17.970.674 von elektroboy am 20.09.05 20:18:25[/posting]Hmm, das ist schade. Bei mir funktioniert er.

Aber hier ist etwas brandneues...das neue Prospekt zum Buffalo! Download dauert etwas aber megagut gemacht:

http://www.forceprotection.net/pdf/fpmediakit.pdf
Hier noch der Link zur Videoseite von FRPT.
Besonders das Video "Landmine Demo" ist beeindruckend!

http://www.forceprotection.net/news/video.html?video=abc6
A Message from Gordon McGilton, Chief Executive Officer FRPT

At Force Protection, Inc., our objective is to operate a model company in the defense industry. Our aim is to deliver recognition of opportunity, survivability, reliability and availability to our customers and shareholders alike.

Force Protection continues to experience an exciting year of unprecedented growth as it further solidifies its position as the leading U.S. manufacturer of blast- and ballistic-protected wheeled vehicles deployed throughout the world. The U.S. military has been impressed with our vehicles, which have proven themselves repeatedly under the most demanding conditions.

The tactics used by terrorists and insurgents mean that vehicles used in armed conflict must be adequately protected against explosive threats. Force Protection has become the military`s first choice to replace under-armored vehicles in the field. Our motivation to succeed is compelling: our armed forces deserve nothing less than the best equipment to keep them safe.

An important component of our efforts is to enhance the technology we use. We have become not only the leading national provider of armored vehicles, but the country`s top center for blast protection technology and counter-IED research as well. Our scientists and engineers are recognized worldwide as experts in the blast and ballistic technologies that truly set us apart as a manufacturer.

We will continue to do everything necessary to ensure that the vehicles produced by Force Protection offer the most advanced protection and reliable automotive components available in the world.

The pressing need for our vehicles and the critical role they fill is evident in the remarkable expansion of our company. We have increased our workforce to nearly 300, exceeded record monthly production and delivery rates, augmented funding sources, forged important manufacturing alliances, received the largest orders to date from the U.S. Department of Defense and are approaching more than $100 million in total annual sales.

These developments all are tied to our primary objective: to use the best available methods, management theories, technologies, professionals and techniques to bring the world`s finest levels of protection to U.S. and Coalition forces around the globe.

We take this work personally
@ BR101

sehr interessant!

werde mal eine pos aufbauen, die kurse scheinen nah am boden zu sein

so long

paul

ps werde mal die filings studieren
Gute Idee, Paul!

100 mio Umsatz ist ja nicht schlecht. Man sollte aber bedenken, daß der Humvee -und zwar 20.000 Fahrzeuge- 2006 ersetzt werden sollen. Da hat FRPT auch eine Antwort ´drauf: Den LION.

Dazu diese Meldung:



News article with info on the new "LION"!!!!



Looking to the future, the firm intends to compete in the Army`s contest to replace the Humvee. The Iraq war has accelerated the search for a replacement; the Army plans to review designs this fall. Prototypes are due next June.

Force Protection`s proof-of-concept vehicle, called the Lion, weighs more than 7 tons and offers the same blast protection as the Cougar.

Aldrich said the Lion has so far been well received by the Army and Marines. He said the company has been making advances in ceramics and composite armor, while overall, the cost has been coming down.

Force Protection plans to show a Lion prototype in early 2006 and begin production later next year.
MARINE CORPS TO BUY 38 MORE COUGAR ARMORED VEHICLES BY EARLY 2006
The Marine Corps plans to buy 38 more Cougar armored vehicles by early 2006 to protect Marines against roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops in Iraq.
Story length: 817 words.
[posting]18.038.792 von BR101 am 26.09.05 22:33:23[/posting]ja hatte ich auch gerade im focus!

hier der link

http://defense.iwpnewsstand.com/newsstand_latest.asp
was kostet ein cougar?

bin ja noch am lernen...

paul
das liest sich doch nett:

Contractor Sees Vehicle Sales Soar To Defend Troops Against IEDs
Author: Scott Nance
Publisher: Defense Today
Date: 09/21/2005

Even as it ramps up production of its
current vehicles to defend U.S. troops
against roadside bombs and other threats, a fast-growing South Carolina producer is gearing up to introduce a new platform aimed at replacing the well-used Humvee, a company official said.

Sales of Force Protection Inc.’s Buffalo and Cougar vehicles are soaring, company Vice President Mike Aldrich told Defense Today.

The firm, based near Charleston, S.C., is readying its Lion vehicle for introduction next year to compete in the contest to
replace the Humvee, he said.

In the past several years, sales of Buffaloes and Cougars have pushed Force Protection from being a $2 million company in 2002, to $6 million in 2003, and $10 million in 2004, Aldrich said. For the six months ended
June 30, company sales were $24 million with a $90 million backlog, he added.

“It’s going through the roof,” Aldrich
said, adding, “We haven’t even begun.”

The company has grown from 39 employees to slightly more than 270, he said.
Force Protection currently has roughly 100 vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Aldrich said he expects that number to double by February and double again by
Labor Day next year.

“We’re just starting to see the [production] requirements come in,” he said.
Force Protection’s vehicles, designed to protect troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), initially were viewed by the military as specialty vehicles, but that’s changing, Aldrich said.

“They’re now more broadly viewed as good troop transports in the current threat environment,” he said.

Insurgents have used roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), to deadly effect, making such weapons the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), a member of the
House Armed Services Committee, praised
the Buffalo and Cougar based on first-hand
knowledge when he visited Iraq in May.
“I also had the opportunity to talk to
soldiers who had served in the vehicles, and
it was really very encouraging to hear their
positive comments ... and that they had
indeed survived the attacks,” he said in an
interview. “Both vehicles just have a unique
ability to deflect the level of damage from a
mine. It’s really exciting to see how effective
these can be.”

Increased Production

About a year ago, Force Protection was
manufacturing one Buffalo and one Cougar
per month, Aldrich said.

“We have since sold vehicles which will be delivered to all of the services,” he said. “Right now we are producing one a week.”

In November, the company will increase production to one vehicle per day, Aldrich said. “By the second quarter next year, if we receive the follow-on order we’re expecting, that’ll move up to two a day,” he said.

“There are unfunded requirements for over 1,000 Cougar vehicles,” he added, declining to elaborate further.

The Buffalo is a 24-ton mine-clearance vehicle with a large arm that is intended to reach out and probe IEDs and mines a distance away from vehicles.

“It supports the Army Corps of Engineer mine-clearance mission,” he said.
The Marine Corps recently also bought several Buffaloes because it has been assigned specific routes to maintain in various areas of operation, Aldrich said.

The Cougar is a lighter platform, between 15 and 17 tons, for use by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams, he said. These are the teams that respond to requests from infantry units and others to probe suspect devices on the side of the road, he said.

“These vehicles are outfitted specifically to work with the unmanned robots and other scanners and jammers and other technology that has been implemented to counter IEDs,” he said.

Both use a V-shaped hull and special steel to deflect blasts away from the vehicle’s cabin, Aldrich said. The company also has developed variants of the Cougar that allow it to be configured as an ambulance,
personnel transport to move up to 12 passengers, a cargo transport, and a command-and-control vehicle, he said.

“They’re all blast- and ballistically protected,” he said. The threats of terrorism and IEDs are the factors driving Force Protection’s growth, Aldrich said.

Force Protection’s Buffalo vehicle serves in Iraq “As we’re employing more Marines and Army personnel in stabilization missions—what we used to call policing actions—they are in less of an offensive mode, and in more of a static maintenance mode,” he
said. “That’s what puts a big target on the back of their helmet and makes them a prime target for terrorists.

“My favorite saying is, ‘If you’re going to have a big target on the back of you, you better be able to be able to take a punch,’ and these vehicles are designed
to be able to take that punch,” he said.

The Lion

The firm now is developing a new product, the Lion, which Aldrich described as a proof-of-concept vehicle being evaluated as the planned replacement for the Humvee, which has seen heavy use in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aldrich declined to reveal many specifics about the Lion, but said, “It’s much lighter than the Cougar, and much quieter, and much faster. But it will protect you
against ballistic and blast attacks, as well as a [radiological] dirty bomb environment.”

Force Protection is a on path to complete development early next year, with first vehicles coming out of production by end of 2006, he said.

Aldrich said he sees a “huge” potential market for the Lion, should it beat rival offerings and be selected to replace the Humvee, of which there are more than
160,000 in service.

“As a Humvee replacement, it’s a much larger market than we’ve ever addressed before,” he said.

Ramping up production to replace the ubiquitous Humvee will depend on “how the orders come in,” Aldrich said.

The company’s current facilities could accommodate production of up to two to four per day, he said.

“If it gets much heavier than that, it would require us to come up with a different solution for production,” he said.
Paul,

zur Zeit läuft die Aktie leicht nach unten. Wenn Du dir das Muster der Trades anschaust, dann ist zumindest für mich klar, daß FRPT akkumuliert wird. Ich werde heute im 1.30er Bereich weiter zukaufen. Spätestens im kommenden Quartalsreport werden Zahlen kommen, die für Aufmerksamkeit sorgen.

Prima Report von Dir! Danke, BR101
Ziemlich beeindruckendes Foto von einem getroffenen BUFFALO.
BUFFALO geht wohl in die Generalüberholung...der Crew ist nichts passiert. Wenn das keine Fakten sind.Ich stelle mir grad´ vor, was passiert wäre, wenn die 6 Leute in einem Humvee gesessen hätten...




Text/Bild link:

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050929/ids_photos_wl/r2776511612…
Heftig, heftig....und niemand verletzt. Die Bombe hat einen fetten Krater gerissen.

More Cougars for the Marines
October 9, 2005: The U.S. Marine Corps is buying 38 more Cougar armored vehicles, in addition to the 27 they already have. The official name of these armored trucks is JERRV (joint explosive ordnance disposal rapid response Vehicles). The U.S. Army also uses over a hundred of them. Basically, JERRV is a 12 ton truck that is hardened to survive bombs and mines. The Cougar can get engineers into combat situations where mines, explosives or any kind of obstacle, have to be cleared. The bulletproof Cougars are built using the same construction techniques pioneered by South African firms that have, over the years, delivered over 14,000 landmine resistant vehicles to the South African armed forces. The South African technology was imported into the U.S. in 1998, and has already been used in the design of vehicles used by peacekeepers in the Balkans. The Cougar comes in two versions. The four wheel one can carry ten passengers, the six wheel one can carry 16. The vehicle uses a capsule design to protect the passengers and key vehicle components mines and roadside bombs. The trucks cost about $730,000 each, fully equipped. About one percent of the attacks in Iraq are from landmines, while about a third are from roadside bombs. The Cougars have proved very popular with the troops.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20051009.asp…
Neuer Artikel über FRPT und die Produkte:

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69149,00.html?tw…

Prehistoric on the outside, Space Age on the inside.

That`s how U.S. defense contractor Force Protection describes its heavily armored Buffalo and Cougar trucks, which are being rushed into service in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 120 of the vehicles will be shipped overseas by February, and about 100 are already in service.

Unlike the U.S. military`s soft-skinned Humvees, Force Protection claims that its Buffalo (.pdf) and Cougar (.pdf) vehicles can withstand attacks from Iraq`s infamous improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, as well as roadside bombs, gunfire and land mines. The cabins and hulls of both vehicles are layered with steel, ceramics and lightweight composites and can repel small-arms fire and shoulder-fired missiles.

Narrow, V-shaped hulls help direct blasts out and away from the vehicles. The Buffalo and Cougar are nimble for their size, and can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. They are much taller than Humvees and sit high off the ground.

The company claims the Buffalo and Cougar`s IED-survivability rate is perfect. The vehicles may sustain heavy damage, but no roadside bomb attack against a Buffalo or Cougar has taken the life of a coalition solider, the company said.

John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which focuses on worldwide military news, said the Buffalo and Cougar won`t single-handedly defeat the Iraqi insurgency.

"You have to keep in mind there are 10,000 vehicles in Iraq that are subject to ambush," said Pike. "I wouldn’t count on the (Buffalo and Cougar) having an immediate impact because the military doesn`t have the sufficient numbers to make a difference."

But Force Protection claims its "blast design technology" is winning over troops.

"The response from the field has been overwhelmingly positive," said Jeff Child, a spokesman for the company. He said the vehicles uncovered roughly 200 IEDs in and around central Iraq this past winter.

Lt. Cameron Chen, part of an ordnance-disposal unit near Fallujah, Iraq, recently wrote Force Protection about an encounter with the insurgency`s most popular method of engagement.

"Two of my men in Ramadi survived an IED attack while in the Cougar," Chen wrote. "So I am a believer. All agree that it`s the safest vehicle."

The Cougar, the smaller of the two vehicles, weighs about 16 tons, and is more versatile. It can be configured into a basic, 14-man troop transport (with air conditioning), or an advanced command-and-control center with wireless computers and radio-frequency jammers to disable IED detonators.

The 24-ton Buffalo is a bomb-clearing workhorse. When outfitted with an external camera, a 30-foot robotic arm and an attachment called "The Claw" that resembles a super-sized garden tool, the "troops don’t have to leave the vehicle to investigate what might be an explosive," said Child.

The inspiration for the armored trucks brings up some controversy. Vehicles closely resembling the Buffalo and Cougar were first engineered by the South African military and were used extensively to enforce apartheid.

Les Switzer, a journalism professor at the University of Houston, covered the apartheid uprisings for South African newspapers during the 1970s and `80s. He said black South Africans gave the hated vehicles a derogatory nickname: the "Saracen."

"The mere presence of a Saracen struck fear in the people," said Switzer, who wrote and edited seven books on apartheid, including South Africa`s Alternative Press: Voices of Protest and Resistance, 1880s-1960s.

Following the end of apartheid in the early 1990s, Switzer said some of South Africa’s best engineers, scholars and scientists left the country.

Some found their way to Charleston, South Carolina, Force Protection`s hometown, and two of the original scientists from the early days of the Saracen have been with Force Protection since the company`s inception in 1997, Child said. He declined to provide their names but said the scientists did work for the South African military at one time.

Child said Force Protection has indeed adopted some fundamental design concepts from vehicles manufactured by the South African military, but has added many improvements.

And the company bristled at the South African connection. In a letter, the company said attempting to connect the technology to the apartheid regime of South Africa "is as outrageous as attempting to tie Boeing commercial aircraft to the German invention of the jet engine during World War II."
Ich schreibe das mal unter Vorbehalt, weil ich den User auf RB nicht kenne, der das hier schrieb. WENN das aber richtig ist, das die US Armee mit FRPT an einer neuen Transporter Version des BUFFALO und des COUGARS arbeitet, dann wird diese Aktie mein erster 20-bagger (einen 11-bagger war bisher das Beste):

FRPT to build Buffalo troop carriers.

I just heard on WTOP radio in Northern Virginia that FRPT and the Army were making plans to produce a new version of the Buffalo that will be a troop carrier capable of speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Also a new Cougar troop carrier will be produced for the Army in 2006. I heard them interviewing an officer of FRPT on this. Does anyone have any more on this.

http://ragingbull.lycos.com/mboard/boards.cgi?board=FRPT&rea…
hallo zusammen

hat jemand antworten/erläuterungen hierzu ?
posting von rb
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Just look at the financing deals they signed.
Then look at the production problems they never seem to solve.

Then look at the compensation packages (stock) the insiders get.

Then look at the misleading PR`s from the company about production rates (IMO).

Then look at the profit margins.
Then look at the issue of not owning any patents.

Then look at the fact they are otbb.

I won`t even mention the reverse split last year (to get to NASDAQ?..., dilution, musical chairs with CEO`s....

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es muss doch einen grund geben warum der stock bei den positiven aussichten nicht performt und im gegenteil nahezu täglich ein wenig "lower" schliesst.

danke für antworten und erläuterungen...
[posting]18.341.499 von jonathanheart am 19.10.05 12:07:42[/posting]Hi Jona,

exakt die gleichen Fragen, die sich die BIPH Investoren stellen, oder?
Es gibt eine Menge möglicher Erklärungen...Shorts, schwache Märkte usw.
Auf jeden Fall aber zu wenig News aus dem Hause FRPT, obwohl sie mehr als 100 Millionen Dollar Produktions Backlog haben (eine Steigerung von rund 90 Mio Dollat gegenüber dem Vorjahr).

Eine Erklärung für das Schweigen könnte dieser Artikel sein (auch das erinnert mich leicht an BIPH...oder das Schweigen der BSX Leute):

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/channel_aerospacedaily…

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report


DOD Eyes Cougar Vehicles For Wide Deployment, New Uses
By Michael Bruno
10/19/2005 08:59:31 AM

The Defense Department is experimenting with several classified versions of Force Protection Industries Inc.`s Cougar armored vehicles, including an unmanned version, while the U.S. military is looking to rely on the Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle in the future, Army and company officials said Oct. 18.

Michael Aldrich, Force Protection vice president, declined to discuss more details of the classified versions of Cougar. But he told an audience at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement`s 2005 Asymmetric Warfare Conference that some Cougars have been configured with ramps to offload robots to investigate possible improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

He also said the company and its suppliers are looking into remotely operated weapons systems, like heavy machine guns, which are also loaded with sensors and magnified vision ability. The results would allow ground troops to remain safely inside the fortified vehicle while conducting patrol sweeps and clearing IEDs, Aldrich said at the conference in Silver Spring, Md.

Meanwhile, Army Col. Edward Martin, chief of staff to Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the Pentagon`s Joint IED Defeat Task Force, told the audience that the V-bottom shaped Cougar was the best armored troop carrier the DOD has and that the military is going to buy more of them to deploy at the brigade level.

"There are more to come," Martin said. "The up-armored Humvee still is not enough protection."

Already, the Charleston, S.C., company is providing 122 vehicles under a $91 million contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command awarded last May (DAILY, May 17). All of those Cougars, which also will go to the Army, Navy and Air Force, will be delivered by February, Aldrich said Oct. 18, reiterating the company`s promise.

Aldrich said the company, which has grown from 19 employees at the start of the year to 270 now, will have doubled its Cougar production capacity by 100 vehicles come February. The company expects to double again by late 2006.

Meanwhile, Aldrich said the Army and Marine Corps are running separate studies, looking for a new vehicle to field for engineering squads - for which the Cougar, in a hardened engineer variant, was first proposed and used in Fallujah, Iraq, last November. The company expects the services to jointly contract for one vehicle once they`ve decided, he said.

Buckeye eyed for FCS

Also at the conference, a leading Army research official said the Buckeye detection system is being turned into a program of record for engineering units and is being considered for the Army`s Future Combat Systems.

The Buckeye, a camera that takes high-resolution photographs from an aircraft, is able to detect suspicious terrain changes that can indicate placement of IEDs. The system was developed by the Army Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC).

Robert Burkhardt, director of the ERDC`s Topographic Engineering Center, said the Buckeye has been loaded on several different aircraft, although he declined to name them. However, he showed photographs of unmanned aerial vehicles, a U-2 spy plane and Black Hawk helicopters.
Ebenfalls von RB:

http://ragingbull.lycos.com/mboard/boards.cgi?board=FRPT&rea…

"Then why would the story specifically say robots??"

Think man, think! Would Aldrich jeopardize FRPT`s participation in this "top secret" project by telling us about it in an interview? Based on your thinking then, the cat is out of the bag -- top secret robots. Explain to me then what is so top secret about robots? They vacuum your carpets when your not home. LOL

Nope. The robot thing is a smoke screen and quite frankly an outdated approach to the IED problem.

HIET, FRPT and IOTN. Do your own DD and you`ll see the big picture. There is much more going on than meets the eye. The US and DOD are `modernizing` and moving toward 21st century warfare; which includes using a combination of state of the art technologies for combat. Now include newly acquired North Star generators, which are small enough to fit in mobile platforms and badda boom...

Welcome to the 21st century.

BTW, FRPT is only one of the companies IOTN is working with in platform integration. Others? Boeing and DRS Technologies
Jona,

gute Frage...langsam geht mir das auf die nerven mit dem Kurs. 80% aller Trades (nach Volumen gerechnet)sind grün, also positiv und der Kurs geht weiter runter. Und dann stets mit irgendwelchen schrägen Nummern (z.B: 164 Shares), die den Kurs rot machen.
Ich bin jetzt leider schon rund 20% in den Miesen, was mir nicht gefällt. Ich werde heute den handel sehr aufmerksam beobachten. Am Freitag bekam ich einen mittelschweren Schock, als ich nach Hause kam.

Hast Du Aktien oder postest Du nur aus Interesse?

Was mich nervt: So viele Schweineaktien starten durch und die Guten bekommen aufs Köpfchen, ätzend. Diese Firma hat rund 100Mio Auftragsvolumen im Rücken, letztes Q positiv und es steht ein weiterer Auftrag über 1100 Cougars offensichtlich vor der Tür. Und trotzdem verhält sich das Teil wie die hinlänglich bekannte MRKL.

:confused:
Was ist denn hier passiert, ist ja total abgeschmiert.
Hab mir den Titel vor ca.4 Wochen angesehen, wollte einsteigen, bin ich aber wohl zum Glück nicht.Was ist denn
passiert.Ist denn denen der Sprit ausgegangen.?:laugh:
Ne mal ehrlich lohnt sich der Einstieg oder lieber vergessen?
:)
Zwischen dem 29 Dez. 05 und dem 11 Jan. 06 lohnte sich der Einstieg. Es scheint die Aktie legt einen Run wie in der Zeit zwischen 21 Januar und 11 März 2004 hin. Jetzt schon knapp +200% im Plus und das in gerade mal knapp 30 Tagen.:eek:
Ich meine die Aktie ist jetzt von vielen endeckt worden und wird weiter nach oben gehen. 400% sind in kürzester Zeit möglich. Die Fundamentaldaten sind sehr gut und die Aktien weden nun auch von Institutionellen gehandelt z. B. Goldmann & Sachs. Sie wird weiter steigen und uns noch viel Freude bereiten. Hoffe die Ungeduldigen haben durchgehalten?! Aber man wird auch mal mit Gewinnmitnahmen wie bei jeder Aktie rechnen müssen. Kein Grund vorzeitig nervös zu werden.:D Also lasst uns das Ding hochkaufen:laugh:
Würde es begrüssen wenn der eine oder andere auch mal was Schriftliches hinterläßt und was zur Aktie kundtut.
Wie sehr Ihr den Verlauf.
Sollte natürlich heißen "Wie seht Ihr den Verlauf":laugh:
Die 2,00 US$ sind ein harter Brocken. Sogar Goldmann & Sachs (ARCA) blockt bei 2 LEVEL 2 DATEN. Werden Sie heute noch genommen?!:rolleyes:
Konsolidierung auf hohem Niveau. Sollte kurzfristig wieder nach oben gehen. Ist die 2$-Marke nachhaltig genommen kommt schnell die 3$ oder 4$-Marke.:D
Halte seit 1,13$ diese Aktie. Leider wurden wohl zu wenige zu spät darauf aufmerksam. Oder einige sind zu früh rein wie der Thread-Eröffner. Aber man muß auch mal Geduld haben und -30%--40% Minus aushalten können. No Risk, no fun. In diesem Sinne allen kleinen Shareholdern viel Glück.:D
Ist das heute die Wende zum nächsten großen Move. Ordentliches Volumen. Starten wir durch auf die 3$. Das wären 100%. Wär nicht das erste mal in kurzer Zeit.:D
Ist die Konsolidierung auf hohem Niveau abgeschlossen. solide +12% bis jetzt heute. So gut aus. Wann fällt die 2$-Marke nachhaltig.:D
Wow, sieht so aus als wenn die 2$ heut noch angegriffen wird:D
+17%heute. Solides Volumen bei steigenden Kursen. Kann so weiter gehen.:D
Technische Verfassung des Chartbildes wird immer besser. Auf zur 3,0X$:laugh::laugh::laugh:
02.03.06 SK 2,00$:D Sieht gut aus oder?
der newsflow stimmt mich auch optimistisch, hoffentlich wird
nun die 2 Dollar-Marke überwunden, dann sehen wir in naher Zukunft bestimmt die 3 $.;)
Die Aktie stabilisiert sich bei 1,8X$. Heute wird es wohl wieder nach oben gehen. Sollte die 2$ Marke mit hohem Volumen überwunden werden sehen wir ganz fix die 4$ oder 5$. Im diesem Sinne:D
Heute sollte es wieder a bisserl nach oben gehen.
Die Aktie stabilisiert sich zw. 1,8X$ u. 2,0X$. Sollte die 2$-Marke unter hohem Volumen nachhaltig genommen werden, sehen wir ganz fix die 4,50$-5,0X$! In diesem Sinne:D
A geht`s halt noch a bisserl nach unten bis zum großen Rebound:laugh:
SK heute paari trotz sich erholenden RSI?! Schönes Chartbild:D
SK Paari heut. Schöner SK trotz sich erholender technischer Verfassung des Chartbildes.:D
Heute aufwärts wäre eine schöne Trendbestätigung.:D
Mit Minivolumina nach unten. Kein echter Verkaufsdruck.
Goldmann & Sachs u. UBSS wollen billig einkaufen.:D
Technische Indikatoren erholen sich zusehendst.:laugh:
Hallo! Habe von einem freund (nicht bei WO) gehört,
das der 28.03. ein besonderer Stichtag bei frpt sein
soll! Weiß jemand was genaueres?
Wenn Dein Freund Dir das gesteckt hat, solltest Du Ihn danach fragen was es mit diesem Datum auf sich hat. Mir ist nichts bekannt.
:yawn:

das habe ich mir auch schon gedacht. Nur schade daß
er es wiederum von jemanden gehört hat. Na ja, so
verbreiten sich warscheinlich Gerüchte.

:D
Nobbler achte einfach vor dem 28.03.2006 auf das Volumen. Sollte es ohne irgendwelche Gründe zunehmen ist u.U. was dran am 28.03.2006. Fragt sich nur wenn, in welche Richtung. Kann natürlich auch Zufall sein wenn um den 28.03.2006 das Volumen anzieht. Sollte eigentlich bald wieder nach oben ausbrechen die Aktie. Hält sich einfach bis jetzt stabil bei 1,8X$:D
Mit 100 Aktien 4 Cent gedrückt! Ts, ts, ts:cool:
Die 1,90$ scheint uns ein wenig ärgern zu wollen!:D
SK 2,00$. Frpt rockt wieder.:laugh:
Auf zu neuen Höhen.:D
Am 28.3. werden die "earnings", also Zahlen erwartet. Und die sollten gigantisch sein. FRPT ist auch bie 2 Dollar (gestern Sprung um 9%) noch eklatatnt unterbewertet. ich gehe nach wie vor davon aus, dass wir kurzfristig, damit meine ich max. 3 Monate, auf mindestens 5 Dollar laufen werden. Sollte der mehrfach zitierte Auftrag von 1100 Fahrzeugen wirklich erteilt werden, steht uns ein 10-bagger wie PTSC ins Haus.
Das Gute daran: Kaum jemand nimmt momentan Notiz davon. Ich habe in den letzten 6 Monaten reichlich akkumuliert und werde die gleiche Geduld haben, die auch bei PTSC notwendig war.

Kleine Wette: In wenigen Tagen/Wochen wird hier reichlich gepostet werden :D
Ach BR gibt es Dich noch! Man hat ja von Dir seit dem 31.10.2005 nichts mehr gehört. Es wurde angenommen, Du bist raus aus Frpt. Hättest im Dez. ruhig noch einen kleinen Tip für PTSC geben können.:D
Vorbörslich sieht es nach steigenden Kursen heute aus!
Brechen wir heute den 2$ Widerstand endgültig?!:laugh:
Sollte der Vertrag für die 1100 Fahrzeuge zum tragen kommen geht hier die Lucy ab. Das wäre dann wohl wirklich ein Tenbagger:eek: Kurse jenseits von 10$ wären dann mehr als moderat.
[posting]20.673.518 von kyron7htx am 14.03.06 11:31:59[/posting]Wieso??? PTSC habe ich doch seit 2 jahren rauf und runter gebetet....bis einige schon gekotzt haben :D

Die die es durchhielten, freuen sich jetzt über eine Verzwanzigfachung des kapitals. Natürlich steuerfrei nach 2 Jahren.

Was FRPT angeht...gleiches Spiel. Moneyflow ist tiefgrün, egal welche parameter man ansetzt. Die Aktie wird seit MONATEN akkumuliert. Und wenn Käufe im Block kommen (so ab 10-15K), dann ticken die MM innerhalb von Minuten den Kurs runter, um Frust auszulösen.

Was ja auch ok ist, wenn man die Power der Akkumulierenden hat. Wenn ich Kohle habe, um 2-4mio Aktien möglichst preiswert zu erwerben, werde ich jedesmal wenn der Kurs zu steigen droht,natürlich in Absprache mit dem von mir beauftragten MM, von meinen Aktien ein paar tausend ins gesenkte Bid werfen und so potentielle Käufer zermürben. Und wenn nicht genügend verkaufen wollen, dann neheme ich eben ein paar Teile mehr und werfe sie zu Schleuderpreisen ins Bid, damit ich ein paar Stop losses einsammeln kann oder die Teile der Frustrierten.

Man sollte nie gegen die MM agieren. Ich kaufe seit Monaten mit den Dumpern. Wenn die es schafflten, den Preis um 3,5 oder 7% zu senken, kauft der Brasi ein paar Stücke.

:D Der nächste Monat sollte angenehm werden.
Force Protection Awards Purchase Order for Mack Trucks
Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) today announced it has awarded South Carolina-based Hughes Motors, Inc. a purchase order for the acquisition of 40 Mack trucks and spare parts. The award is worth an estimated $5 million.

"This acquisition will help us to continue production of the Buffalo Mine-Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV)," said Force Protection Program Manager Damon Walsh. "The equipment will also enable us to continue to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom requirements for spare parts."

The Buffalo is being used by military engineers to clear thousands of suspected explosive devices in Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hot spots. It has been deployed in route clearance operations since 2003.

"Force Protection`s vehicles keep our troops safe," said Hughes Motors Vice President Wayne Geiger. "We`re pleased to supply the standard equipment on which the Buffalo MPCV is based. It is important to America and our allies to continue production of this vital technology."

"Today`s order will ensure the uninterrupted supply of critical components to Force Protection," said Walsh. "In particular, it will allow us to satisfy a recent U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command contract for 41 Buffalo MPCVs and associated supplies."

Force Protection is the nation`s leading center for research to counter improvised explosive devices and the development of blast protection technology. While the company does not publish specifics about deployment of its vehicles, more than 100 vehicles have been delivered to the U.S. government since 2003.

About Force Protection

Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Force Protection`s mine and ballistic protection technology is among the most advanced in the world. The vehicles are manufactured outside Charleston, S.C.

For more information, visit http://www.forceprotectioninc.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business, future plans and objectives and the performance of our products. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications may arise that could prevent the prompt implementation of the strategic plan outlined above. The company cautions that these forward looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company`s Form 10-KSB filing and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


Policy Impact Strategic Communications
Jeff Child, 202-737-5339 (Media Contact)
jchild@policyimpact.com
or
Force Protection, Inc.
Investor Relations, 843-740-7015, Ext. 306
investorrelations@forceprotectioninc.com



Source: Business Wire (March 16, 2006 - 8:04 AM EST)
#93 Deinen Ausführungen der Einkaufspolitik ist nichts hinzu zufügen.:D
Man das ist ja wieder mal spannend heute. Wird es heute endlich nachhaltig was mit der 2,00$-Marke?!:D
Äußerst merkwürdig das Teil wird systematisch gedrückt auf 2$ Niveau gehalten!
Warum?:rolleyes:
SK 2,205:D.
Nächste Woche geht es hoffentlich weiter. Das könnte die Woche von FRPT werden! 4,00$ könnten im ersten Anlauf erst mal erreicht werden?! 2$ sollten jetzt erstmal nachhaltig genommen sein.:laugh:
Geduld zahlt sich aus.
In diesem Sinne dranbleiben. 8$ wir kommen:laugh::D:laugh:
Vorbörslich sieht es ganz nett aus. Mal sehen ob es so bleibt. Die 2,50$ sollten heute u.U. genommen werden.:D
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 20.955.702 von kyron7htx am 27.03.06 09:51:59Wo hast du denn jetzt schon vorbörsliche Kurse her:confused:
denke jedoch auch, das wir heute nochmals einige Prozente
gewinnen können:D
Vorbörslich

ASK/Bid 2,20$/2,25$

Denke wir werden heute nochmal ein bisserl mehr nach oben gehen:D
Ask 2,22$ Gutes Zeichen für steigende Kurse:D
2,25$. In kleinen Schritten von vielen unbemerkt solide nach oben. Zur Teit kein Risk. Trend intakt.:laugh:
Das High v. 24.03.2006 sollte bald genommen werden. :D
Die 2,29$ erweist sich als sehr hartnäckig:mad:
Naja grün ist es ja noch geworden!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Auf ein neues Morgen:D
Bis 2,10$ dürfte Sie zurückkommen. Bis Ende nächster Woche sollte die 2,30$ genommen sein!:D
Auszuschließen ist natürlich nicht auch ein explosiver Zwischenanstieg bis 3,00 $:D
Uups, kleines Gewitter. Nachkaufchance oder nicht?!:D
in den US Boards ist man sehr ungehalten, dass man mit der veröffentlichung der Jahreszahlen bis zur letzten Minute wartet.
Daher wohl auch der Kursrückgang. Einzige Info bis vorhin war, dass man einen Vorstand verabschiedet hat.
Für die Zahlen ist heute letzte Abgabefrist!
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.032.533 von kyron7htx am 31.03.06 17:52:04sehe gerade in den SEC Filings, dass man eine Fristverlängerung beantragt hat. Über den Grund kann man nur spekulieren. Sehr professionell sieht das ja nun nicht aus. Also abwarten, evtl. Übernahmekandidat?
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besser wäre das Orginal;evt. mit kommentar;)
Hallo,
bin seit einiger Zeit in diesem Titel investiert. Läuft ja soweit sehr gut. Möglicherweise schon zu gut, denn man kommt wohl nicht mehr nach.
Zumindestens nicht was den Jahresabschluss 2005 betrifft. Die Zahlen hätten bis 31.03.06 bei der SEC sein müssen. Einigermassen unverständlich, dass ein kleines Unternehmen seinen Jahresabschluss nicht fristgemäss zusammenbringt. Dann hat per 31.03.06 Ted McQuinn geschmissen oder -worden. Er ist allerdings schon über 70 und vielleicht auch nicht mehr der richtige Mann gewesen.
Also ich muss schon staunen, bin allerdings nicht sehr beunruhigt, die Auftragsbücher sind übervoll, die Produktion läuft, die Army zahlt (10-15 Mio$/Monat) und dann ist seit Januar noch ein Ex-Marine-General dazugekommen. Für den Rest heisst es abwarten.:)
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9801 Highway 78, Building No. 2

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Wesentliche Kommentarauszüge siehe #119
Hallo zusammen,

hier schon mal die erste Pressemitteilung von heute. Jetzt müssen noch die ausstehenden Filings kommen und dann sollte es weiter nach Norden gehen.:)
Force Protection Continues to Set Production Records

LADSON, S.C., Apr 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading specialty armored vehicle manufacturer Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) today announced a record-breaking production performance for the fifth straight month. The company, which has supplied U.S. and Coalition forces with cutting-edge ballistic- and blast-protected vehicles since 2003, delivered more Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) to the government in March than ever before.

Force Protection has dramatically expanded its manufacturing processes and production facilities to accommodate large requirements for all branches of the military. Its workforce has grown to more than 350, up from 250 in 2005. Monthly production rates have also risen by 200% in the past year to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding global market.

"In only a few months, we have greatly matured the production process at Force Protection," said Senior Vice President for Vehicle Operations Mark Edwards. "Our extensive, consistent efforts to build out these processes and operations have resulted in record-breaking output performance that we expect to continue and improve from this point forward."

Force Protection vehicles have proven themselves popular and effective in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, and are considered by those who use them to be lifesaving. Route clearance and explosive ordnance teams use Force Protection's signature vehicle series in highly dangerous conditions to detect, disarm, and remove improvised explosive devices, land mines and roadside bombs.

"We just presented more total vehicles to the government in a month than we did in all of 2003," said Vice President for Programs Damon Walsh. "From President Bush's recently-announced counter IED strategy to constant calls from the field, it is clear that the need for these life-saving vehicles could not be greater. Our increased production rates show we are answering the call."

While Force Protection does not publicize the exact number or location of vehicles currently deployed, more than 100 have been delivered to the U.S. government since 2003. Based on orders already received, that number is expected to more than double by June 2006.
Hallo,

hier noch eine Zusammenfassung für die, die des Englischen nicht so mächtig sind:
- Rekordproduktion in den letzten 5 Monaten
-Produktion 2005 um über 200% gesteigert
-Personal von 250 in 2005 jetzt auf 350 aufgestockt
- im März 2006 mehr Fahrzeuge an die Armee geliefert
als im Gesamtjahr 2003
- genaue Zahlen werden verständlicherweise nicht genannt, aber bis
Juni 2006 wird die Produktion nochmals verdoppelt.

Die verlängerte Abgabefrist für die Abschlussberichte läuft bis zum 17.04.06. Der Grund der verspäteten Abgabe liegt nicht in einer Änderung der Finanzdaten.
In Vorbereitung befindet sich auch ein kleineres gepanzertes SUV ähnlich dem Humvee.
Jetzt muss nur noch das Management verstärkt werden dann sollte einem profitablen Wachstum nichts mehr entgegenstehen.
Allen longs einen schönen Tag
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.064.146 von bewefra am 04.04.06 09:55:19Danke bewefra! Hört sich ja sehr gut an.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.074.125 von christian76 am 04.04.06 19:30:10hier nochmal Neuigkeiten:
Neben Beratern für Planungs- und Fertigungsprozesse wurde auch eine Finanzberatung engagiert. http://catalystresearch.biz
Ich denke der Dornröschenschlaf ist in Kürze vorüber.

Force Protection, Inc. Engages Catalyst Financial Resources

April 05, 2006 08:46:12 (ET)


LADSON, S.C., Apr 05, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT, Trade), has selected Catalyst Financial Resources to execute a comprehensive investor awareness campaign aimed at enhancing shareholder value. Catalyst Financial Resources will initiate a program that includes investor conferences, institutional targeting and equity research coverage to help promote the visibility of Force Protection, Inc. in the financial marketplace.

"We have been charged with the task of working shoulder-to-shoulder with a company responsible for the safety of US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo in the defense of our country," said Catalyst Financial Resources Managing Partner and CFA Marc Robins. "We are proud to be partnering with such a fine firm, one which exhibits characteristics of the perfect unknown, gem in the rough, blue-chip of tomorrow."

The contract involves extensive use of Catalyst's proprietary process for creating, managing and developing institutional exposure to under-followed small & micro-cap companies.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.089.439 von bewefra am 05.04.06 16:54:39Hätte schon zugeschlagen,kann aber nur in D Aktien kaufen.
Moin moin,

ich gehe davon aus, dass die Zeit des Wartens nun bald vorbei ist. Ich bin mir zwar nicht sicher, ob das kommende Filing uns ein positives Ergebnis beschert, glaube jedoch daran, dass die Umsätze beachtlich sein werden.
Das nun eine PR Kampagne mit Profis startet, sehe ich absolut positiv, denn es gibt eine Menge Fakten, die klar dargestellt werden müssen. So zum beispiel diverse Berichte in zeitungen, wo Cougar und Buffalo fälschlicherweise als Produkte südafrikanischer Firmen dargestellt wurden. Da wird der Durchschnitts Amerikaner nicht nach Börsenkursen suchen...

Nun, vielleicht sehen wir heute das erwartete Filing und ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass die neuen PR Leute das Filing zum Anlass nehmen, um FRPT in der Finanzwelt bekannter zu machen.Ich bleibe bei meiner Einschätzung von 5-6 Dollar in naher Zukunft. Alles was der Wert braucht, sind ein paar Käufe, denn auf Level2 ist jeden tag klar zu erkennen, dass die Aktie nach wie vor akkumuliert wird und die MM gerne den Kurs drücken, wenn sie ein paar Sjares abfischen können. Sobald kaufdruck einsetzt, wird gnadenlos nach oben getaxt und der Spread so groß gemacht, dass der handel zum Erliegen kommt. Ein gutes Zeichen.

Gute Trades und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht,
Brasi
Hallo Brasi,
sehe ich genauso und man sieht auf der HP dass Catalyst schon sehr aktiv ist vor allem die anstehenden roadshows.
Ich schätze mal die ausstehenden Zahlen werden dem Geschäftsverlauf entsprechen. Für meine Person habe ich die schwachen Tage nochmals zum Nachkaufen genutzt.
In diesem Sinne allen Investierten ein schönes WE
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.116.771 von bewefra am 07.04.06 11:12:5310k filing gestern nach Börsenschluss:
Produktion von 14 Fahrzeugen in 2004 auf 71 in 2005 gesteigert!
bereits vorliegende Aufträge für 146 Fahrzeuge.
Umsatz von 10 Mio$ 2004 auf 49 Mio$ 2005 verfünffacht!!
Verlust von 10 Mio$ 2004 auf 16,5 Mio$ gestiegen.
Gewinnzone greifbar in Sicht!!
Dieser Wert wird nicht mehr sehr lange ein Pennystock sein, d.h.
schon bald über 5$.
Wenn jetzt die PR Maschine anläuft ist der Zug abgefahren.
Frohe Ostern
Grad reingekommen ;)

Force Protection Marks Record Growth in '05 4/19/2006 LADSON, S.C., Apr 19, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Specialty armored vehicle manufacturer Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) recorded unprecedented increases in production capacity, sales and vehicle deliveries in the twelve month period ending December 31, 2005. Vehicle deliveries grew by more than 400% from the same period ending December 31, 2004, resulting in a jump of $39,440,072 in sales revenue for the year. In 2005, Force Protection focused on increasing its production capacity to maximize revenues from vehicle sales and has expanded its service and support functions to meet the increased demand for vehicle spare parts. "We have made enormous strides in order to meet the continued demand for these vehicles," said CEO Gordon McGilton. "In a remarkably short period of time, we have put into practice the manufacturing processes and expanded the production facilities that will help us become a high volume assembly line manufacturer." Force Protection is also working to increase its gross profit margin by reducing direct production costs, focusing on continual improvement of manufacturing processes, and reducing rework and waste. At the same time, it seeks to reduce the percentage of its G&A expenses with respect to revenues through workforce balancing and cost planning initiatives. Company executives anticipate that these efforts will lead to positive cash flows and profitability during 2006. "In 2005 we incurred the infrastructure expansion costs necessary to support our increased production needs, thereby increasing revenues and profitability in 2006 and beyond," said McGilton. "All that has been and continues to be accomplished stems from one simple bottom line: Force Protection's vehicles save lives. The driving force behind all that we do is to get this life-saving technology to our men and women in the field. The growth of this company stands as a powerful witness to the value of the vehicles it produces." More than 70 vehicles were delivered in 2005 and substantial progress was made toward Force Protection's objective of producing 20 Cougar JERRVs and four Buffalo route clearance vehicles per month. Based on additional contracts already received, the total number of Force Protection vehicles in service will double by July 2006. About Force Protection Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Force Protection's mine and ballistic protection technology is among the most advanced in the world. The vehicles are manufactured outside Charleston, S.C. For more information on Force Protection and its vehicles, go to www.forceprotection.net. his release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business, future plans and objectives and the performance of our products. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications may arise that could prevent the prompt implementation of the strategic plan outlined above. The company cautions that these forward looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company's Form 10-KSB filing and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. SOURCE: Force Protection, Inc.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.239.140 von Plusquamperfekt am 19.04.06 14:14:31wird ja auch Zeit, dass die PR-Leute ihren Job machen.
Denke die vergangene Woche war die letzte Gelegenheit zum Nachladen.
Jetzt heisst es nur noch zurücklehnen und zuschauen.
Übrigens st heute ein Artikel in der FAZ mit einem Bild des
südafrikanischen Ahnenfahrzeugs.
Schönen Abend
Ja so richtig ist die Nachricht wohl noch nicht angekommen. Der Anstieg leider nur minimal. Würde gerne mal wieder so einen Anstieg von mehreren 100% wie in alten Tagen erleben.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.257.790 von kyron7htx am 20.04.06 16:57:45tja, Geduld ist eine Tugend - obwohl gegen 1-2% plus pro Tag habe ich persönlich auch nichts einzuwenden.
Aber wenn der Q1 Bericht kommt und ersichtlich wird dass die Gewinnzone wie angekündigt im 1. HJ 2006 erreicht wird ist wohl ein plötzlicher Kursprung zu erwarten. Ich freue mich schon drauf und habe bei $ 1,90 nochmal kräftig nachgeladen.:lick:
Eigentlich immer das gleiche Bild. Steigt an und wird wieder runtergedrückt. Das geht nun schon einige Wochen so seit dem 06.02.2006. Nervt langsam etwas. Andere Aktien scheinen positive Nachrichten wesentlich gewinnbringender umzusetzen. Siehe Veridium, Avici Systems und Ähnliche.:rolleyes:
Force Protection, Inc. Fills Key Executive Role as Production, Revenues Grow
via COMTEX

April 24, 2006

LADSON, S.C., Apr 24, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT), which continues to experience unprecedented growth, announced today that Ray Pollard has been named chief operating officer, principally responsible for the company's armored vehicle manufacturing division. Pollard joined the company's board of directors in December 2005.

"We're extremely fortunate to have Ray at the helm of our manufacturing operations," said CEO Gordon McGilton. "His extensive hands-on experience will help us to move forward with the production expansion and processes necessary to continue to meet the requirements of a mainstream assembly line manufacturer."

A veteran with more than 30 years' experience in automotive engineering, research and development, operations, supplier development, contract negotiations, strategic alliance development, quality control, purchasing and logistics, Pollard previously served as executive director of supplier development and strategic alliances for General Motors' Fuel Cell Activity.

"I am pleased to work with an organization that is making such a vitally important product," said Pollard. "The need could not be greater for our men and women in the field to have the life-saving technology incorporated into the Cougar and Buffalo vehicles. I look forward to delivering this technology in greater and greater numbers."

Popular among all branches of the U.S. armed forces, Force Protection's Buffalo route clearance and Cougar urban fighting vehicles have been credited with saving lives in Iraq, protecting engineers and EOD teams against IEDs and other explosive threats since 2003 without a single reported fatality. More than 100 of these specialty-armored vehicles have been delivered
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.295.488 von BR101 am 24.04.06 14:44:03Stück für Stück fügen sich die Komponenten zu einem Ganzen zusammen. ich persönlich freue mich, dass FRPT noch nicht den PR-BIG BANG erlebte und kaufe -mal hier, mal dort- kleinere Pakete nach.
Es ist klar, dass im Produktionssektor schärfer auf Zahlen als auf Perspektiven geschaut wird, was im Bereich Software, Medizintechnik etc. anders ist. Da gehen die Kurse schneller aufgrund von News nach oben, kommen aber auch schnell wieder nach unten :-)

Mit jedem ausgelieferten Fahrzeug wächst bei einer Lebensdauer von 10 Jahren (angenommen) das grundrauschen über Ersatzteile und Services bei FRPT und sichert somit langfristig Umsätze und Gewinne. In diese Aktie gehören "Festgelder", die sich in den kommenden 2-3 Jahren aus meiner Sicht locker verzehnfachen werden. Und das (leider) fast ohne Risiko, weil die Amis ihre Rolle als Weltpolizisten sehr ernst nehmen. Deren größtes Problem dabei: Tote US Soldaten, wie in Irak jeden Tag...und das, wo offensichtlich der Iran als nächstes Land "bekehrt" werden soll.Also werden größte Anstrengungen unternommen werden, um die eigenen Truppen zu schützen, eben und auch mit gepanzerten Fahrzeugen. Ich rechne mit einem Auftrag von minimum 400 Fahrzeugen innerhalb der kommenden 4 Wochen. Und wir werden bald Quartalszahlen sehen...

Gute Trades, Brasi
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.295.638 von BR101 am 24.04.06 14:52:26den artikel wollte ich auch gerade einstellen. Die Zukunft von FRPT ist langfristig gesichert, da die Konflikte weltweit eine immer grösserer terroristische Komponente haben. Das gilt nicht nur für die US-Army, die Nachfrage wird auch aus anderen Ländern kommen.
Nehme ich mal einen vergleichbaren Nischenanbieter aus dem Kfz-Sektor z.B. Spartan SPAR; hier liegt der Kurs bei doppelter Marktkap bei 11$
Ich denke, dass wir bei FRPT in kurzer Zeit 5-7$ sehen werden.
Stetig aufwärts - so hoffe ich
Jetzt geht es wieder in den Keller. Ich hab es geahnt. Hoffentlich täuscht das nur!:rolleyes:
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.336.074 von kyron7htx am 26.04.06 20:28:11Hallo zusammen,

bitte nicht böse sein wegen meiner Anfängerfrage;
bloß, warum, oder warum noch, ist Force Protection an der OTC gelistet und ist ein Wechsel an eine andere Börse geplant? Gibt es Absichten dazu?

Würde eigentlich ganz gerne hier mitmachen!

Gruß
Rhondo
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.298.494 von bewefra am 24.04.06 16:55:41Force Protection Surpasses Vehicle Production Records in April
Publisher: Force Protection, Inc.
Date: 05/01/2006

Ladson, SC - Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT), the nation's leading producer of specialty blast- and ballistic-protected vehicles, continues to set production records by fulfilling active contracts with all branches of America's armed forces. The manufacturer presented a record 20 Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) and three Buffalo route clearance vehicles to the U.S. government in the month of April.

“The need for our troops to receive these life-saving vehicles continues to rise,” said CEO Gordon McGilton. “We are responding by systematically ramping up our manufacturing processes and production facilities and the result is clear: we have met the sustainable rate we set out to create last November.”

Used initially by the Marines' 1st Expeditionary Force in Iraq, the Cougar has been requested by all branches of the military to protect EOD teams and other first responders as they disarm explosive threats such as IEDs and roadside bombs. The Buffalo was first deployed in 2003 with the Army's Corps of Engineers, and has been used to detect and clear thousands of explosive threats from the roads of Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We feel a strong sense of urgency to get this critical technology to the field,” said Vice President for Programs Damon Walsh. “Force Protection has a proven solution to the threat of IEDs. Not a single reported fatality has taken place in our vehicles to date, and we are only getting better at the manufacturing processes that deliver them to the fight.”

Used by terrorists and insurgents to attack U.S. forces without actually facing them in combat, IEDs have been cited as the cause of more than 60% of all U.S. combat deaths in the war in Iraq. Since 2003, Force Protection's Buffalo and Cougar vehicles have been deployed to successfully counter this threat and save lives. More than 100 of these specialty-armored vehicles are currently in field.

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About Force Protection

Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Force Protection's mine and ballistic protection technology is among the most advanced in the world. The vehicles are manufactured outside Charleston, S.C.

For more information on Force Protection and its vehicles, go to www.forceprotection.net.

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business, future plans and objectives and the performance of our products. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications may arise that could prevent the prompt implementation of the strategic plan outlined above. The company cautions that these forward looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company's Form 10-KSB filing and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.337.555 von Rhondo am 26.04.06 22:05:34aus den Produktionszahlen kannst du sehen, dass man alle Hände voll zu tun hat die Fertigung laufen zu lassen und die Listings im Moment zweitrangig sind.
Am 15.05. sollte der 1Q kommen und in den nächsten Wochen wird auch der run auf diesen Titel einsetzen.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.393.215 von GL1800 am 01.05.06 18:50:48Hallo,
man sieht ja ganz deutlich dass der Kurs in den letzten 4 Wochen trotz aller Bemühungen im Level II kaum noch unter 2$ zu drücken ist.
Die nächsten 2-3 Wochen werden mit Sicherheit sehr spannend.
Moin moin alle,

wilde Spekulation im amerikanischen Board (Ragingbull.com) über eine heute oder morgen erscheinende News, dass FRPT einen weiteren Auftrag über 79 4x4 Cougars erhalten hat.

Wenn diese Gerüchte stimmen (es spricht einiges dafür), wäre das ein Auftrag über rund 50 Mio Dollar!!
Interessant an dieser Entwicklung wäre die Kooperation mit Spartan Motors (SPAR), die mittlerweile Hauptlieferanten sind. Es wäre vorstellbar, dass sich daraus (weil ja immer noch der sagenumwobene Auftrag über fast 1100 Fahrzeuge aussteht, die über 5 Jahre geliefert werden sollen) ein Merger zwischen FRPT und SPAR entwickelt.

Ich bin gespannt wie ein Flitzbogen auf heute und morgen...

Gute Trades,
Brasi
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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $50,862,810 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 79 Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) and associated manuals, spares, field support, and training. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C. (60 percent) and Charlotte, Mich. (40 percent), and work is expected to be completed by May 2007. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole source award to Force Protection Industries, Inc. as they are the sole manufacturer of the JERRV. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-06-D-5042).


:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::
Der Knoten scheint geplatzt zu sein.
Mal sehen ob wir die 2,30$ wuppen.:D
1 Million Volumen in der ersten Stunde:eek:
Ja, und noch immer unbeobachtet von den Medien und den großen Newslettern. Selbst FRPT hat noch keine News gebracht. LOL, diese Aktie macht mich noch ganz wuschig. :laugh:
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.418.189 von kyron7htx am 03.05.06 16:19:18Wird die Aktie auch in Deutschland gehandelt ?
BR101: sehr gut ausgegraben das Teil bin heute mal mit 40.000 Stk. in USA rein. ist von hier aus locker eine 300-400% chance bis Ende des Jahres
How much,

gute Entscheidung, denke ich.
FRPT kann den neuen Vertrag erst als News bringen, wenn er ihnen definitiv vorliegt. Wir können also in jeder Minute, egal ob heute oder morgen, mit einer fetten News rechnen. Und wie gesagt: Es werden weitere 1100 Fahrzeuge (Auftragswert rund 1 Milliarde) benötigt. Die Spezifikationen der Ausschreibung scheinen auf FRPT zugeschnitten...fehlt nur noch etwas Glück und dann brummt es gewaltig.

Übrigens sehr mutig...40k als Block. Kam das Geld aus PTSC Gewinnen? Dann warst Du einer der Schlauen, die Gewinne mitnahmen, als der Hype groß war.

Wie auch immer, Glückwunsch und gute Trades!
Brasi
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.421.923 von BR101 am 03.05.06 20:44:40NEWS IST DA!

Force Protection, Inc. Receives $50 Million Contract for Cougar Armored Vehicles
via COMTEX

May 3, 2006

LADSON, S.C., May 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded armored vehicle manufacturer Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) a contract for 79 Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV), field support, training and spare parts materials. The contract is worth approximately $50 million.

"We see the devastating effects of IEDs on our armed forces daily," said Force Protection CEO Gordon McGilton. "We are extremely pleased with this new order, which signals that our vehicles are looked to by military and government leaders as a proven solution that continues to save lives in the face of this insidious threat."

The contract is funded by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, and will include management and logistics support provided by Force Protection.

"These vehicles are critically needed," said McGilton. "Led by Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been a strong advocate of new technology and better equipment to protect our men and women in combat, the Congressional support for more of our vehicles is growing rapidly. We look forward to seeing greater numbers shipped to the fight in the future."

More than 64 percent of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq are attributed to IEDs. The cutting-edge technology of the Force Protection vehicles includes a V-shaped hull design that deflects the force of these blasts away from passengers inside the armored hull, and incorporates off-the-shelf American automotive components including truck chassis built by Spartan Motors, Inc. in Charlotte, Michigan. To date, no fatalities have been reported in any Force Protection vehicle.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.421.984 von BR101 am 03.05.06 20:50:19BR101: nein das Geld stammt nicht von PTSC. Bin sehr liquide;)
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.421.984 von BR101 am 03.05.06 20:50:19Geile Kleinigkeit am Rande:

Just so you know the target price is 7.50. from Catalyst Financial Resources . Very funny thats what I said awhile that FRPT would be worth in a buyout. From my mouth to whose ears. They put out a report on them today starting with a buy. target 7.50 I can live with that how about you?


ok, mit 7,50 für´s erste kann ich leben :D
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.422.139 von BR101 am 03.05.06 21:02:45Kleine Nachfrage,

http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=staticchart&s=NB^FRPT&p=0&t=1…

Weist von ca. 17.45 bis 20.45 einen "Aussetzer" aus Absicht wegen der News oder Fehler im System???
#156

Handel ganz normal durchgehend von 9:30-16:00 US-Zeit.

SK 2,35$ :D

Morgen wird es spannend.

Weiter gen Süden:rolleyes::laugh:
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 17.719.900 von BR101 am 29.08.05 21:57:01COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Force Protection, Inc. supplies the US Military with
specially armored personnel carriers that are nearly
impervious to civilian/terrorist and remote attacks. During
the last several years in Iraq and Afghanistan, one of the
greatest costs to soldier’s lives and welfare has been mines
and IEDs. The Company’s vehicles protect the occupants
from these attacks. We are witnessing a chase by the
Government to employ these distinctive and safe vehicles
as rapidly as possible thereby making FRPT an interesting
idea and attractive investment at these price levels.

INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
• FRPT’s Buffalo mine clearance and Cougar armored
personnel vehicles have demonstrated incredible
resilience against attack—proven survivability.
• The Company appears to be at the early stages of a
significant ramp up in production which, driven by
demand from the Government for middle-East
deployments, should result in significant improvements
to profitability.
• Our $7.50 price target is based on a conservative 10X
multiple on our ’07 EPS estimate. As management
executes its business plan, we believe there could be
additional upside to our share price objective.


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Another David And Goliath…But, They’re Both On Our Side!
We are initiating coverage of Force Protection, Inc. with a BUY rating. Realizing that the Company is still very
much a start-up, defense contractor, our excitement about the recommendation stems from the belief that FRPT
is producing superior products that face a growing and dire need and is responsible for saving more and more
US soldiers’ lives with its unique vehicles. This is a very interesting operation. It is supplying the US Military,
as well as other governmental agencies, and very possibly additional allied country forces, with specially
armored personnel carriers that are nearly impervious to civilian/terrorist and remote attacks. During the last
several years in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is fairly obvious that the US coalition efforts “won the wars” but are
having difficulty winning the peace.
We have all heard about the toll IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) and the maiming and killing, booby-traps
and mines are taking on our troops. Indeed, the number one cost to our country is soldiers that are injured or
killed due to IED, makeshift bomb explosions, or resurgence attacks. FRPT’s Buffalo and Cougar vehicles have
proven themselves in the field of action as being impenetrable to light and small-arms attack. These vehicles are
almost indestructible and nearly always post-attack repairable. They thereby provide high levels of availability
in protecting the troops. After nearly two years of service with nearly 300 vehicles operating, only one truck has
been damaged beyond basic repair and no individual solder has been injured due to an attack.
Indeed, we are witnessing a chase by the Government to employ these distinctive and safe vehicles as rapidly as
possible thereby making FRPT an interesting idea and attractive investment at these price levels. Given that the
shares represent a higher-than-normal level of businessman’s risk, we stipulate the newness of the operation, the
vagaries of dealing with governmental bureaucracy regarding orders and payments, and the balance sheet as the
major risks. Otherwise, it is a typical, young operation with all the normal problems and risks but interestingly
compounded by the quality and features of the products and dealing with the single largest customer in the
world. Our initial recommendation arises from the following points:
• FRPT’s Buffalo mine clearance and Cougar armored personnel vehicles have demonstrated incredible
resilience against attack as well as a perfect safety record for its occupants.
• Survivability/Repairability and Availability to maximize the greatest period of “protected” hours in the
field is the hallmark of FRPT’s vehicles: FRPT benefits from both 30 years of design development and
testing in South Africa as well as “exclusive” design rights tied up by the Company.
• Given the highly politicized nature of this war’s casualties, the Bush administration and the US Military
are pulling out the stops to maximize troop security including an almost “land rush” procurement race
to deploy more of these, and other FRPT designed, vehicles.
• Consumer, Off-the-Shelf components, such as the engines, transmissions, axles, and the control and
steering mechanisms, makes these vehicles production, maintenance and repair quick and easy
compared to other major procurement vehicles where everything is specially designed and
manufactured on a custom basis. The engine and transmission can be replaced in approximately 90
minutes, enhancing the ‘uptime’ for these vehicles.
• Newly located, spacious and well-equipped facilities, a fortified management team, and improving
financing options are helping the Company attain production needs:…There is still a lot of work
required to properly launch and secure production of these vital vehicles, which are large and
complicated as well as expensive. Improving production and procedure controls are being incorporated
into the process which should boost profit contribution per vehicle as well as the numbers produced.
With cost-based accounting, operating margin increases as production efficiencies and manufacturing
processes improve.
• Parts and Service support revenues are substantial and lucrative and should grow exponentially as new
trucks join the fleet: Here, margins and returns are stronger than original manufacturing margins and
given projected longevity of the vehicles, provide the Company with a distinctive business annuity.


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• Operations appeared to have turned the corner with first quarter sales and margins being nearly
sufficient to break-even: Normal operating margins are targeted to approach 28% to 32% with
spares/parts margins carrying a 20% premium…only clean-up items and an early quarter penalty on
late deliveries hinder a real break-out for the period.
Background
Think of a tortoise. It carries a very heavy shell that surrounds all sides of the animal’s body—it provides a
protective capsule—except where its legs, head and tail protrude. If you have ever examined this specimen,
you’d notice that the top part of the shell is particularly armored. It is rounded and slopes off to the ground,
almost roof-shaped, deflecting blows and potential injuries to the interior, soft tissue. The underside is flat to
accommodate the animal’s short legs for motivation.
We have just described the reverse image of Force Protection’s design. Think of the tortoise’s shell but upsidedown
to deflect blasts coming from below ground as well as high-integrity armor surrounding the entire
structure. Incidentally, like the tortoise, the motive appendages—axles, drive shaft, and wheels, are really the
only integral attachments that stick outside the protective capsule. Indeed, they are essentially expendable
attachments that can be easily replaced and repaired if damaged.
The Company believes that a key aspect to its mine-protective designs is the management of hot gases and
concussive energy released by mines and small-arm, launched weapons’ explosions. Its vehicles are designed
and produced to deflect and dissipate the explosive blast away from the passenger compartment with a key
element being the shape of the geometric, V-hull configuration of the capsule shell as well as the materials used.
Part of the “know-how” of producing these vehicles is that steel is used for the protective shell. FRPT uses
special armoring that is produced in Sweden. Beside their distinctive shape, two types of armor plates are used
and their combination provides extra protection. Of the #700 and #900 steels, one is specially hardened and will
take a direct hit from a 50-caliber bullet and the other is softer allowing it to absorb energy from a blast. The
steel and handling is so specialized that it is sent from Sweden to South Africa to be cut and formed into the Vshaped
components. The trimmed, cut and shaped metal is then delivered to South Carolina where it is layered,
welded and fabricated into the tortoise-like Force Protection hulls.
The Company now manufactures two, blast-protected vehicles with distinctively different mission capabilities.
The 22-ton Buffalo was designed and constructed for route clearing activities and carrying a 38,680 pound
payload. It can operate with sustained speeds of 55 MPH with burst acceleration to 65 MPH. This $750,000
vehicle can sustain and survive damage from IEDs and mines as large as 45 pounds of TNT. Equipped with
steel wheels, it can be used to clear mine fields with only a little cosmetic surface damage to the vehicle.
The 6X6 version Cougar weighs 14 tons with a payload capacity of 12,000 lbs. and costs about $550,000 to
$650,000 apiece It is designed for rapid response deployment of solders to hot spots needing infantry support.
This vehicle is capable of sustaining 55 MPH speeds with bursts to 65 MPH. It is designed/constructed to
withstand a 15 pound centerline device explosion, a 30 pound explosion under each wheel or a 50 caliber armorpenetrating
direct hit.
A developmental design is the MUV-R, a replacement vehicle for the Humvee. It is designed to cost between
$300,000 to $350,000 and even with its 17,000 pounds GVW is able to carry 8,000 pounds of payload or a crew
of six. Essentially, this vehicle exemplifies why Force Protection’s trucks survive the destructive force of
insurgent attacks compared to the Humvee vehicles that now populate the armed services.
When we compared the MUV-R to the Humvee, the first things we noticed were the different materials, obvious
strength differences, and certainly the construction design of each vehicle. The Humvee was designed to replace
the World War II work horse, the Jeep, and in an attempt to mimic the very attributes that great vehicle incorporated, the Humvee is a modern-day, clap-trap on four wheels. Yes, it’s a fancy SUV equivalent or a
sound fast attack transport when involved in “Total War”. But, it is perfectly designed and constructed to kill
the occupants if hit by an IED, or small-arms fire or if the vehicle hits a mine.
Conversely, the MUV-R, a mini-Buffalo but much faster and more agile, incorporates the life-saving safety
capsule cab that has been so successful in saving lives to date.
As we explained above, one aspect that makes the Buffalo, Cougar and possibly the MUV-R so reliable as well
as available for service is the use of consumer, off-the-shelf parts and components. For example with the
Buffalo, the concept is taken almost to extreme. When a completed hull is produced, the Company acquires a
Mack, Class 6, six-axle truck, strips the vehicle of the engine, transmission, and other operating and control
parts and essentially bolts-on the components. Other than beefed-up transfer-cases, axles, wheels and tires, the
vehicle is a Mack truck with a different, shell-like cab.
It’s a similar situation for the Cougar except the size of the production run is requiring that a third party assist
with the manufacturing process. Again, steel from Sweden is cut, formed and punched in South Africa. When
the metal hits the shop in South Carolina, a cab is produced, cleaned, and painted and then the hull is shipped by
truck to a Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR--$14.23) facility in Michigan. There, this custom motor
vehicle chassis manufacturer and builder of emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire trucks and ladder vehicles)
essentially stuffs in the engine, transmission, transfer cases, axles, etc. as if it were part of their own production
run. The truck is shipped back to FRPT for fitting, painting, and testing.
The following chart illustrates FRPT’s product deliveries in the last two calendar years and the current backlog.


Given the demand for product and the task of producing these vehicles, it is appropriate to ask about the
facilities, production and operating management. First, the manufacturing facilities are just plain incredible.
FRPT operates out of a former General Electric Power Turbine facility built back several decades ago but with
exceptional overhead lift and small-crane capability, special power supply faculties, a quality rail spur that could
be used to transport vehicles when slightly higher production levels are attained. We are talking four, major
buildings with a total of 250,000 square feet of highest quality, incredible infrastructure and at $0.23 to $0.28
per square foot/month. This facility should easily support the manufacture of up to 1,500 vehicles per year. It
makes for an attractive reason for an interested outside competitor to consider acquiring FRPT alone.
Right now, the company is running one line to produce about 4 Buffalos a month. Given the size, heft and
expense of these vehicles, one should not expect production of this product to increase much more on a monthly
basis. On the other hand, there is a production line for the Cougar that manufactures about 20 units a month.
This assembly line is in the process of being duplicated with a parallel line just next to the existing production
run. This “doubling” of capacity could again double with the adding of a second shift; but this is not going to
happen until the first line operates at a much higher level of efficiency and manufacturing perfection.
What?!!! Well, this last point is particularly important since the manufacturing steps need to be performed once,
and correctly, and on time. For instance the first quarter will be impacted by late delivery penalties.Fortunately, the CEO, Gordon McGilton, who is an apostle of Dr. W. Edward Demming, of Japanese
Manufacturing fame and the developer of continuous quality improvement manufacturing processes, has had
several decades of manufacturing and quality management, teaches and lectures on the Demming philosophies
and specializes in manufacturing efficiency as an executive or consultant in large operations such as TRW, Ford,
General Motors, Volkswagen, Bendix, Cigna and many others. There is a primary focus on improving
productivity of the lines, plants and the whole operation.


Intellectual property
Force Protection has two, long-term intellectual property agreements covering technology used in the production
of the ballistic and blast protected hulls. One agreement is with CSIR Defencetek, a division of the Council for
Scientific and Industrial Research - a statutory council established in accordance with the Laws of the Republic
of South Africa. The other agreement is with MECHAM, a division of Denel Pty Ltd, another South African
company. Under these agreements, FRPT pays a fixed royalty of $5,000 to $8,000 per vehicle in exchange for
exclusive transfer of design rights to FRPT of the South African technology employed. Interestingly, the US
Department of Defense views this royalty as a simple pass-through operating expense. So, this incremental cost
is just added to the cost-plus contract the DoD has with FRPT.
Better yet, while we were visiting the Company, we were introduced to this small Company’s “skunk works”
(small-letter intentionally used) and some of the components that FRPT is developing that can be either used on
their own truck or employed across fleets no matter who manufactures the vehicles. The primary mission of
their efforts is new IED technologies and products that can counter explosive discharges.
Dr. Vernon Joynt oversees the R&D effort at the Company and is responsible for a large number of innovative
military technologies including the original designs and development. He is widely regarded by many military
groups and mine/IED ballistic protection communities as one of the top experts in the field. Dr. Joynt designed
the first V-shaped mine protected vehicle, the Hyena, for the South African government nearly 30 years ago. He
is now working on energy-absorbing, non-destructive wheels and reactive glass for Force Protection
Technologies.
Parts and Service as an Annuity
We have described how various DoD departments are in a land-grab assault mode to acquire more of the
Buffalo/Cougar IED proof vehicle…it really is more a problem of production and budget rather than any other
bottlenecking factors. On the other hand, we have also discussed how the parts and service business is playing a
greater role in FRPT’s future and that has some particularly interesting aspects.
Of the nearly 200 FRPT vehicles shipped and in the field, only one truck has been unable to be repaired and
placed back into service. This is a distinguishing statistic since the average vehicle is “attacked” five times each
year. Yes, the axles or wheel or exterior accoutrements may be ripped off in a blast or attack; but in all cases,
the soldiers inside were uninjured in the attack and the vehicle was repaired.
What is most interesting to me about FRPT is the growing annuity the operation faces with every vehicle placed
into action. Given the several decade life expectancy of the trucks and the number of repair cycles each must
face, this provides the Company with incredible revenue security. Moreover, the parts business enjoys a richer
gross margin - roughly a 20% premium - compared to the margin on the trucks. In addition, service/repair
personnel are being deployed by the Company into the field adding a lucrative service element to the income
statement.
Pennies from Heaven
Our revenue/earnings model indicates that Force Protection is on the cusp of turning profitable with the close of
QI2006 and actually shows a profit for the second quarter and the year. It is too bad that a few, “catch-up” items
all occurred in a quarter when the building of operating infrastructure was also occurring.


If this were a more mature defense contractor, the modeling would be an easier task (both for insiders and
outside observers alike)—not that operations like this are ever easy given the size of the contract, the complexity
of the manufacturing and the Herculean task of managing the whole production. On the other hand with larger,
established contractors, there is a pre-determined, understood and accurately targeted profit rate placed on the
revenue line. It is outlined as to what costs are appropriate to be included in the expense categories. Proper
delivery instructions and forms are also understood. Investors have to understand that FRPT is barely an
“adolescent’ when it comes to operating as a real defense contractor…it appears that they are emerging from
that awkward change in life but still remain inelegant and pimply-faced.
Our work shows how the improved operating run-rate is beginning to have effect not only on the top-line but
certainly having a positive effect on corporate contribution. In the second quarter, we only used a modest pickup
in the production of Cougars as well as a start of an additional opportunity that we are “betting” that
management succeeds in securing. Over the Easter Weekend, the US Government issued an RFP for 750
vehicles, essentially a Request for Proposal for more Cougar-like vehicles, that would be issued to the new Iraqi
police/military. It is interesting as to the “rush” the government seems to be in regarding this particular
contract—we happened to be there just after the announcement and could not help but notice the torrid pace of
activity management was at assembling the bid. Our model assumes that this contract is partially won by
FRPT. We think that there is another Cougar contract in the wings but are willing only to include the ‘Easter’
contract at this time. Also note for 2007 that we have shown a pick-up in MUV-R production. Again, this is a
real leap-of-faith on our part regarding new contract opportunities.
Margins begin to show some respectful improvement with the first quarter. Throughout the remainder of our
modeling timeframe, we are indicating an improved rate of gross and operating margin contribution. Please
note that our upper limit for the company is 16% operating margin, which as we understand the business is the
targeted “profit” that the Government will allow.
Imbalanced Sheet
If only the FRPT Balance Sheet was an impenetrable as the Company’s vehicles. As of the end of 2005, the
Company had $1.7 million in equity supporting a $40 million asset structure and the Current Ratio was around
1-to-1. As such, the modest equity level makes the operating business shaky…Let’s face it, every investor
should be cognizant of the risk. Now we understand that various shareholders and convertible preferred holders
may be “in for a penny, in for a pound,” therefore there is a potential supply of fresh capital if an emergency
warranted the need. We still recognized that we are considering a Company that can’t afford too many
mistakes. This goes double for shareholders: Who given the prospects for the operation are probably faced with
dilution if any operating parameter goes way out of awry.
Given our earnings thoughts and the caliber of their customer—we often forget that cash is supplied by the
Government as contracts and certain production objectives are met, that either additional bank financing or
earned capital could help alleviate the need and eventually minimize the problem. So, yes the balance sheet is
something to consider…worry about, but we can see our way through the problem at this time.
Acquired Price Target
As I survey our work, remember our impressive and eventful tour, and think about our model, I have to mention
as an analyst that our earnings figures are untaxed. From one standpoint, it should not matter given the size of
NOL at $50 million, but “real” valuation work would deduct 40% in taxes. Honestly, I’m tossing the concept
away because I don’t think the Firm will be independent before the booked losses run out.
The defense industry now sells at a 20-times multiple. This includes the like of Boeing, Lockheed, General
Dynamics, Raytheon, etc, which is a brotherhood of defense contractors that is world-class and in their own rights unbelievable operations.
where near this level.
So, we are using a 10-times P/price as we approach the fourth blistered balance sheet, that lack the operation (offset by the nifty swipe at valuation makes the most
multiple as the year unfolds.


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Current assets:
Cash 278,777 $ 2,264,406 $ 1,217,509 $
Accounts receivable 144,932 1,053,973 4,033,581
Other current assets 827,337 9,029,913 267,189
Inventories 60,000 241,910 32,486,776
Total Current Assets 1,311,046 12,590,202 38,005,055
Fixed assets, net 309,068 1,036,994 2138703
Total assets 1,620,114 $ 13,627,196 $ 40,143,758 $
Current liabilities:
Account payable 715,066 $ 1,867,363 $ 14,546,915 $
Other accrued liabilities 30,911 1,229,893 1,618,451
Contract liabilities 180,384 729,461 2,053,285
Loans payable 536,162 360,975 7,500,000
Line of Credit 176,961 4,000,000 -
Deferred revenue 209,175 2,645,716 12,598,921
Total Current Liabilities 1,848,659 10,833,408 38,317,572
Long-term accounts payable 32,461 110,732 141,940
Total Liabilities 1,881,120 10,944,140 38,459,512
Shareholders' equity
Preferred stock:
Series B convert. 25,000 1,508,000 -
Series C convert. 1,294,000 - -
Series D convert. - - 12,597,390
Common stock - - 36,114
Warrant 2,994,167 outstanding 689,726 1,500 1,500
Shares committed to be issued 30,924 - 122,000
Additional paid-in-capital 19,403,349 33,135,369 38,232,994
Accumulated deficit (21,704,005) (31,961,813) (49,305,752)
Total shareholders' equity (261,006) 2,683,056 1,684,246
Total liabilities and shareholder equity 1,620,114 $ 13,627,196 $ 40,143,758
Hi Brasi, da hast Du aber wieder etwas Feines gefunden. Bin den Thread mal durchgegangen und kann Dir nur gratulieren und mir dann auch, wenn sich das Invest bezahlt gemacht hat. Bei ptsc war es nicht immer leicht, aber seit dem es läuft, im Thread nicht mehr auszuhalten. Hoffentlich ereignet es sich hier auch so, denn je mehr Aßfresser, desto höher war vorher der Anstieg. In diesem Sinne, auf die nächsten Zahlen.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.423.610 von BR101 am 03.05.06 22:24:01gestern spät von einer Geschäftsreise zurückgekommen und siehe da, die spannende Wochje hat schon begonnen. Nicht nur hier, sondern auch bei CHID. Da macht es wieder richtig Freude, zumal diese Titel hier nicht gehandelt und zerredet werden.
@alle einen schönen Tag
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.426.049 von vispach am 04.05.06 09:44:34China Digital Communication Group
CHID 1959363 US1693811002 AT:A0ETF7 DE:A0ETF7 GB:2003502
Kann mir jemand hier sagen, wie ich kostengünstigst noch an ein paar shares komme ?
Habe über sparkassenbroker versucht (Berlin)... das Limit hoch angesetzt... nichts !
Ist es besser drüben zu kaufen ? Da wird man wohl auch den Kursen hinterher eilen ....

Danke Brasi für deine Ausführungen... die sind wirklich immer sehr fundiert. :)
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.426.099 von bewefra am 04.05.06 09:47:20Nur schade, dass man nirgendwo Informationen drüber findet ausser ein paar Grunddaten
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.427.737 von Wolf_45_2002 am 04.05.06 11:48:57wer sucht der findet:
chinadigitalgroup.com
April 27, 2006

China Digital Communication Group to Acquire Sono Digital and Zhuo Tong Power Supply Co. Targets Fast Growing 3G Market. 2005 Revenue $12.7M. Diluted EPS $0.05.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

China Digital Communication Group manufactures components for batteries used in mobile phones and other digital devices. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, Shenzhen E'Jenie Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd. has been the company's sole operating unit since November, 2004. Shenzhen E'Jenie is a leading Chinese manufacturer of steel and aluminum battery shells for lithium- ion batteries. Customers for components made by Shenzhen E'Jenie include makers of batteries and electronic products.

MARKET OVERVIEW

CHID is profiting from China's growing telecommunications manufacturing industry. Demand for mobile digital products and power sources in China is strong due to rising demand for cell phones, portable electronics and upgrades to 3G technology.

Global demand for lithium-ion batteries for mobile phones is currently between 2.16 billion and 2.52 billion units. Of these, the demand from China in 2005 was 570 million units, roughly one-quarter of the global market, and growing rapidly from the 450 million units sold in 2004.

In 2005, lithium-ion battery sales in China were $2.1 billion, up $264 million (14%) from 2004
treuerptsc,

falls Du damit FRPT meintest...bitte kaufe keine Stücke über Berlin, das lohnt nicht. Kaufe an der OTC, denn dort spielt die Musik.

Die WKN für Force Protection ist A0DQR7.

Gute trades.
Und bevor Du heute kaufts...schau erst, ob sich der Anstieg von gestern etwas setzt. Kann zwar sein, dass es Gap nach oben gibt, ich kann mir aber auch gut vorstellen, dass die Aktie ein paar Cent abgibt, denn die Großen akkumulieren noch immer wie doof und haben dabei die MM an ihrer Seite. Auf jeden Fall haben gestern 4 Mio Aktien (immerhin 10% von Float) in starke Hände gewechselt. Gutes Zeichen.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.428.243 von bewefra am 04.05.06 12:30:45Ok Danke,

die sind ja recht fleissig beim Schreiben von Investor Relations ;)

0,13 EPS 2006

Aber nun hier Schluß mache wegen "Off - Topic" :)
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.428.834 von BR101 am 04.05.06 13:19:05hallo br101... hast ja mal wieder ne tolle perle entdeckt... bei welchem broker orderst du in usa??? ich bin bei der diba u. da geht es leider nicht...
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.428.834 von BR101 am 04.05.06 13:19:05Habe auch 4K mit 2,12 € bezahlt.

Geld kam aus Gewinnen mit SXN.VN oder SXN


Kannst Du mir mal sagen welches Kürzel ich bei ADVFN eingeben muß.
Danke!

Mit den Kürzeln habe ich leider des öfteren bei US Werten ein Problem
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 21.431.874 von Kallenfels am 04.05.06 16:38:07FRPT
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