HOMS, APDN, SAVW, AMPD, MTSL, WNBD
Our Stocks to Watch tomorrow include Homeland Security Capital Corp. (OTCBB: HOMS), Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), SavWatt USA Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), AMP Holding Inc. (OTCBB: AMPD), Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) and Winning Brands Corp. (OTC: WNBD).
HOMELAND SECURITY CAPITAL CORPORATION (OTCBB: HOMS)
"Up 203.57% on Friday"
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Homeland Security Capital Corporation is a company engaged in the strategic acquisition, development, and consolidation of homeland security-related businesses, within the fragmented homeland security industry. The company is focused on creating long-term value by taking controlling interest and developing its subsidiary companies through superior operations and management. The company is headed by former Congressman C. Thomas McMillen, who served three consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Maryland. HOMS operates businesses that provide homeland security products and services solutions, growing organically and by acquisitions. The company is targeting emerging companies that are generating revenues but face challenges in scaling their businesses to capitalize on homeland security opportunities.
No recent news for Homeland Security Capital Corporation (OTCBB: HOMS).
APPLIED DNA SCIENCES INCORPORATED (OTCBB: APDN)
"Up 60.80% on Friday"
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APDN sells patented DNA security solutions to protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion. SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied. APDN also provides BioMaterial GenoTyping™ by detecting genomic DNA in natural materials to authenticate finished products. Both technologies protect brands and products in a wide range of industries and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
August 16 - Defense Logistics Agency Mandates SigNature® DNA on Microchips
Applied DNA Sciences Supplies Department of Defense in Battle Against Counterfeits
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting and security solutions has been named by DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), as the provider of authentication services for microcircuits supplied by defense contractors. On August 3, 2012, DLA posted notice on its DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) that it will require the use of SigNature® DNA marking on microcircuits.
"DLA is implementing new requirements for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) authentication marking on items falling within Federal Supply Class (FSC) 5962, Electronic Microcircuits, which have been determined to be at high risk for counterfeiting. A new clause at Defense Logistics Acquisition Directive (DLAD) 52.211-9074, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Marking on High Risk Items, will be included in new solicitations and contracts for FSC 5962 items when the item description states that the item requires DNA marking. The clause requires contractors to provide items that have been marked with botanically-generated DNA produced by Applied DNA Sciences or its authorized licensees, if any."
The number of companies directly affected by the DLA directive is in the hundreds, and includes many of the largest microcircuit manufacturers in the world. APDN reported immediate inquiries from numerous impacted companies.
SigNature DNA uses uncopyable plant-based DNA to mark items, which can then be authenticated throughout the supply chain to assure originality. In effect, the DNA marks provide a traveling, high-tech proof of authenticity.
Applied DNA Sciences' SigNature DNA marking and authentication have been tested at full commercial scale in an eighteen-month project supported by DLA and managed by the not-for-profit consultancy LMI, with uniformly successful results. As part of the project, DLA tasked an independent laboratory to defeat the technology. SigNature DNA was not defeated.
"Finding counterfeits in supply chains is a daunting challenge. DLA is taking a leadership role by mandating a positive way to assure authenticity using SigNature DNA. Warfighter support is DLA's top priority." Janice Meraglia, Vice President of Government and Military Programs at APDN praised the Agency's efforts to eliminate counterfeit microelectronics from military supply chains.
APDN will sell SigNature DNA marks to chip manufacturers, while for distributors the company will sell a source-verification marking program, to establish traceability from the moment of marking. The company also plans to provide DNA marking services directly to those manufacturers who want immediate implementation before establishing marking capability at their own facilities. Once SigNature DNA-marked, the microchips may be authenticated as originals at any stage along the military supply chain, if a participating company has purchased an authentication program from APDN.
Defense contractors are urged to contact Applied DNA Sciences immediately to begin their own SigNature DNA marking program. A dedicated email address
is available to support this effort. By phone, enquiries are welcome at a dedicated telephone line: 631.444.6370.
The SigNature DNA marking initiative by DLA comes at a critical juncture for the electronics industry, which is facing a new federal law that would strictly enforce new anti-counterfeiting measures by defense contractors. The legal wording of the anti-counterfeiting initiative is found in Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY'12 NDAA). While the DLA mandate is not directly connected to the new measures called for by Section 818, it applies in an environment where defense contractors are being strongly urged in various ways to adopt new processes and technologies to combat fakes sneaking into military equipment.
Section 818 of FY'12 NDAA is due to reach an important milestone at the end of September. At that time the law directs that the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), which governs all transactions with DoD, is due to be revised to include the anti-counterfeiting provisions. This highly anticipated milestone has been characterized in a public open letter from the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations as a law that will "fundamentally change the nature of the existing global supply chain for the defense industrial base."(1)
The DoD Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation last year projected the value of all semiconductors sold to DoD in fiscal year 2011 to be $3.1 billion. The figure for fiscal year 2012 is projected to be $2.84 billion.(2) These figures include both microchips sold stand-alone ("direct sales") for spare parts or prototyping, and also microchips that are embedded in more complex electronic parts sold to the military ("indirect sales"). Indirect sales may range from amplifiers, to computers to aircraft and missile guidance systems.
The market value of semiconductors, both military and commercial in all countries in fiscal year 2011 has been estimated at $302 billion by Gartner.(3)
The DLA mandate for SigNature DNA will be implemented in a staged fashion, to ensure a smooth transition for the industry providers of microcircuits falling into FSC 5962, as noted by DLA. In the first stage, already accomplished and consistent with the mandate, SigNature DNA is on the microchips produced in the DLA's Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) program.
The penetration of counterfeit electronics into the military has become a recognized national security crisis. In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last November, co-chaired by Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Senator John McCain (R-Ariz), 1,800 separate "counterfeit incidents" in the military were identified. Each incident can involve thousands of parts. The Committee identified more than a million counterfeit parts in all.
In the military, load-bearing parts like ball-bearings, and other critical parts such as o-rings and brake shoes, are widely counterfeited and create much risk. In the commercial sector, fake medical and automotive parts are common, creating a comparable threat. Applied DNA believes that the risk in these areas can also be strongly mitigated by the use of SigNature DNA.
Dr. James A. Hayward, CEO of APDN, stated: "We commend the foresight of DLA command. This is an overdue, industry-changing moment that will protect our warfighters. APDN is fully prepared to meet this challenge."
SAVWATT USA INCORPORATED (OTCBB: SAVW)
"Up 66.67% on Friday"
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Fast becoming the market leader in LED lighting, SavWatt focuses on developing innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED lighting solutions. By delivering value added, application-specific LED lighting systems, we can significantly reduce energy costs and minimize our carbon footprint world-wide. SavWatt is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb. SavWatt's product families include LED fixtures, bulbs, street lights, and parking lights.
August 2 - SavWatt Enters Into LOI to Acquire 1-800 NY Bulbs
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that SavWatt has entered into a Letter Of Intent to acquire 1-800 NY Bulbs (www.nybulbs.com). 1-800 NY Bulbs is a leading regional distributor and maintenance provider of commercial lighting fixtures and bulbs. Over its 17 years in business 1-800 NY Bulbs has established an impeccable track record for providing high quality, cost-effective solutions for virtually any commercial need. Subject to an audit, definitive agreements and financing, the acquisition is scheduled to close within the next 90 days.
On July 20, 2012 Finra finally approved the reverse split of SavWatt's common stock enabling SavWatt to access funding and utilize its shares for loans, acquisitions and services. The delay was a setback for the company and the company is currently rebuilding the organization and prioritizing its opportunities.
AMP HOLDING INCORPORATED (OTCBB: AMPD)
"Up 135.00% on Friday"
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AMP Holding Inc., an electric vehicle company, designs, sells, and delivers modified automobiles with an all-electric drivetrain and battery system. Its electric drivetrain and battery system allows the vehicle to perform like a vehicle with an internal combustion engine with out emissions or burning of fossil fuels. The company, using its drivetrain system, converts an existing vehicle to an all-electric vehicle instead of a vehicle that burns gasoline. It focuses on electrifying a range of original equipment manufacturer vehicles and sport utility vehicles. AMP Holding Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Loveland, Ohio.
No recent news for AMP Holding Inc. (OTCBB: AMPD).
MER TELEMANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED (NASDAQ: MTSL)
"Up 40.62% on Friday"
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Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTS) is a worldwide provider of innovative products and services for comprehensive telecom expense management (TEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, telecom billing solutions used by telecommunication service providers and mobile virtual network operators and enablers (MVNO/MVNE) solutions used by mobile service providers.
August 16 - MTS Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Year over Year Quarterly Revenues Increased 10% and Operating Income Increased 170%; Earnings per Share for the Six Month Period Increased 110% to $0.17; Generated $1 Million of Free Cash Flow during the First Six Months of 2012
Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL), a global provider of business support systems (BSS) for comprehensive telecommunication management, telecommunications expense management (TEM) solutions and customer care & billing (CC&B) solutions, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012.
Revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $3.3 million, compared with $3.0 million in revenues during the same quarter last year and revenues of $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. The Company's operating profit was $517,000 in the second quarter of 2012 compared to an operating profit of $191,000 for the second quarter of 2011 and $280,000 in the first quarter of 2012. Net income for the second quarter was $460,000 or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $229,000 or $0.05 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2011 and $310,000 or $0.07 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012. Revenues for the six month period ended June 30, 2012 were $6.3 million, compared with $5.8 million for the comparable period in 2011. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $770,000 or $0.17 per diluted share, compared with net income of $362,000 or $0.08 per diluted share in the comparable period in 2011.
As of June 30, 2012, we had cash and marketable securities of $4.3 million as compared to $3.4 million as at December 31, 2011. During the six month period ended June 30, 2012 we had positive operating cash flow of $1.0 million, as compared to positive operating cash flow of $535,000 during the six month period ended June 30, 2011.
"Our second quarter results represent continued improvements in our financial results and indicators as a result of our efforts to develop our Telecom Expense Management opportunities through partners, new customer acquisitions and expanding our existing customer base," said Eytan Bar, CEO of MTS.
"In addition, our company's Billing and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) activity as a managed service has grown and we were able to sign an additional managed service agreement with a new MVNO in the U.S. and we see other opportunities in this market. We are looking forward to improving both our top and bottom line performance," concluded Mr. Bar.
WINNING BRANDS CORPORATION (OTC: WNBD)
"Up 50.00% on Friday"
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Winning Brands Corporation manufactures Winning Colours® Stain Remover for consumer and commercial use as an eco-responsible alternative to traditional solvents. It is gaining popularity for its remarkable gentleness to skin and delicate surfaces, while still being a powerful and versatile stain remover. Main production takes place at the Grand Rapids, Michigan facility of Surefil LLC. Winning Brands' full product range includes a variety of advanced cleaning solutions, such as its non-toxic SMART™ Wet Cleaning liquid alternative to Perchloroethylene used in dry cleaning, KIND™ Laundry Products and CLEAN1™ — the first choice in outdoor cleaning. The company's mission is to replace hazardous chemicals in widespread use with safer alternatives. The initial focus is on cleaning products.
July 30 - First U.S. Government Order for Winning Brands
1000+ Stain Remover Going to Coast Guard
1000+™ Stain Remover, World's Most Versatile Cleaning Solution™ is heading to a U.S. government facility for the first time through official channels. The manufacturer, Winning Brands Corporation (OTC: WNBD) is processing its first order through the General Services Administration (GSA) for the U.S. Coast Guard, for use in facilities maintenance. The order follows a period of evaluation by the customer under real conditions.
Winning Brands CEO, Eric Lehner, comments: "The process which has led to this first order began years ago with the decision to seek U.S. government business at all -- a serious step. It involved a long, difficult and expensive preparatory process. The government itself recognizes it. That is why the GSA listing documentation has a life span that is measured in five year periods, and can be extended with a number of 5-year renewals. The fact that this order arises from the customer's trial use and satisfaction is the key point. With an activated GSA account, our progress within the GSA environment is more feasible. People who study these things know that the total dollar value of awarded contracts in the cleaning category as a whole is large. Now, we are working our way from small toward large eventually, as is normal when things start out. The most important thing now is that we have our first U.S. government customer. A big thank you to our team behind-the-scenes who persevered, fuelled by passion for our products and by our mission that 1000+ Stain Remover becomes the top stain fighting multi-cleaner in the world."