Protective Products of America Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter
2009

SUNRISE, FL, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Protective Products of America, Inc. (PPA:TSX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced products in ballistics protection, today announced financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Third Quarter and Recent Highlights

    
    -   Reported total sales of $6.2 million and gross margin of 18.8%;
    -   Reduced total SG&A expenses by approximately 50% year-over-year to
        $2.6 million;
    -   Net loss from continuing operations of $2.4 million or a loss of
        $0.18 per share;
    -   Backlog of $3.3 million at September 30, 2009;
    -   Participation in the United States Marine Corps' Improved Modular
        Tactical Vests (IMTV)/Plate Carrier Program as the exclusive
        ballistics provider to HUBZone-certified companies Carter Enterprises
        and Ibiley Manufacturing Corp.;
        -  Master contract and initial delivery orders in place with both
           prime contractors;
        -  Production and revenues to begin in early 2010;
    

R. Patrick Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer of PPA, stated, "We are pleased with our participation in the United States Marine Corps program, which we believe substantiates the progress we are making in building on existing relationships while casting a wider net around new government business opportunities. We estimate that PPA will realize revenue of approximately 50 to 60% of initial delivery orders awarded to our partners, Carter and Ibiley, over the next 12 to 24 months.

"This type of program business is supplemental to our domestic and government agency business, and our international business - the core of our three-pronged business model and growth strategy, and the foundation of our Company. Our recent, successful execution of this business model, coupled with the cost control measures we have put in place, are helping us through a difficult period. We have rightsized the company for greater efficiency, while maintaining our highest quality standards and preparing for a better balance of high-quality business.

"We believe that the results of our increased domestic focus and more concentrated sales efforts are reflected in improved domestic bookings to date. We have generated strong growth in sales to federal agencies and recently received a new four-year contract and a twelve-month extension of another multi-year federal agency contract. Our highly competitive ballistics protection systems are generating substantial interest from the security and law enforcement sectors as we close out 2009 and plan for 2010. Recent activity suggests that budget spending is beginning to be freed up and funds are being appropriated more consistently. We are increasingly optimistic by what we see from the domestic and government agency markets, and believe that the Company is well positioned for growth as we move forward," Mr. Caldwell noted.

Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Total sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 were $6.2 million, compared with $16.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Gross margin was 18.8% for the third quarter of 2009, compared with 22.3% for the third quarter of 2008.

Total SG&A expenses were $2.6 million for the third quarter of 2009, compared with $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2008. SG&A expenses for the third quarter of 2009 include one-time non-cash costs of approximately $0.4 million associated with the accelerated amortization of certain share-based compensation.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2009, net loss from continuing operations was $2.4 million, or a loss of $0.18 per share. This compares with net loss from continuing operations of $30.5 million, or a loss of $2.21 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Net loss from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2008 included a $28.3 million impairment charge against goodwill and intangible assets.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") from continuing operations was a loss of $1.1 million for third quarter 2009, compared with an Adjusted EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $0.7 million for third quarter 2008. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA before non-recurring and certain non-cash charges. Management believes that this non-GAAP measure provides a better assessment of the Corporation's operations on a continuous basis by eliminating certain non-cash charges and charges that are non-recurring. Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities.

Financial Position

As of September 30, 2009, Protective Products of America had total assets of $26.6 million, total consolidated debt of $18.2 million, and shareholders' deficiency of $2.4 million.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss third quarter financial results will be held at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, November 6, 2009. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial-in using the following numbers:

    
    Canada or international dial-in number:       1-480-629-9715
    US toll free dial-in number:                  1-877-941-2322
    

Participants will be able to dial in and listen to a replay of the conference 60 minutes after the meeting end time. An audio replay of the conference call will be available through November 20, 2009. To access the replay, dial 1-800-406-7325 from the US, or dial 1-303-590-3030 from Canada or internationally, and enter the conference reference number 4175276 followed by the number sign.

About Protective Products of America, Inc.

Protective Products of America, Inc. ("PPA"), is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, with manufacturing facilities in Sunrise, Florida and Granite Falls, North Carolina. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of advanced products used to provide ballistic protection for personnel and vehicles in the military and law enforcement markets. The Company's product portfolio includes concealable soft body armor products for law enforcement and the Modular Tactical Vest ("MTV"), a ballistic system for military personnel. Visit www.protectiveproductsofamerica.com for more company information.

Management is of the opinion that the Company is a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance and high quality products used for ballistic protection. Protective Products International Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPA, is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer. Furthermore, PPA is capable of providing customers with an integrated personnel armoring system of soft ballistic material, vests and plates for law enforcement and the military.

Safe Harbor Language

This release may contain forward-looking statements including expectations of future sales, cash flow, and earnings. These statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, uncertainties associated with the defense industry, commodity prices, exchange rate fluctuations, and risks resulting from potential delays, appeals or changes related to government orders in the defense sector.

PPA depends on reliable supplies of high quality source materials used in the manufacture of armor products, including aramid fabrics and polyethylene materials, and works actively with key suppliers to ensure that requirements and demands for these materials are anticipated and properly met. The foregoing is not exhaustive and other risks are detailed from time to time in other disclosure filings of PPA. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should stated assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The reader is also referred to other uncertainties and risks discussed in detail in the MD&A section of the Company's December 31, 2008 Annual Report dated April 6, 2009, the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2009 and the Company's Form 10 Registration Statement filed April 10, 2009 and amended on May 12, 2009. These documents are available on www.SEDAR.com and www.SEC.gov. The reader is also referred to the Company's interim reports for the three-month periods ending March 31, 2009, June 30, 2009, and September 30, 2009, as filed on www.SEDAR.com.

In light of certain sensitive aspects in regard to customers and products, PPA may choose not to disclose all information related to the purchasers of its products, such as government agencies, countries or other end users. Products manufactured for export in the United States must first be approved for export by the appropriate U.S. government agencies. Other armor sales may be made to recognized domestic agencies such as the military and those involved in local, provincial, or national law enforcement and homeland security matters.

    
                       UNAUDITED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

    The following table presents the unaudited results of operations from
Protective Products of America, Inc.'s consolidated financial statements
prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP:

    (thousands of United        Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
     States dollars,               September 30,           September 30,
     except per share data)      2009        2008        2009        2008
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         (restated)                (restated)
    Sales                         $6,194     $16,567     $24,164     $65,249
    Cost of goods sold             5,032      12,869      17,870      47,528
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      Gross margin                 1,162       3,698       6,294      17,721
    Operating expense
      Selling, general and
       administrative              2,628       5,182       9,750      15,645
      Research and development       416         350       1,202       1,188
      Impairment of goodwill
       and intangible assets           -      28,288           -      28,288
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      Total operating expenses     3,044      33,820      10,952      45,121
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        Operating (loss) from
         continuing operations    (1,882)    (30,122)     (4,658)    (27,400)
    Interest expense                 526         526       1,673       1,936
    Other expense (income)            18        (628)        586         (95)
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      Total other expense            544        (102)      2,259       1,841
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        Loss from continuing
         operations before
         income taxes             (2,426)    (30,020)     (6,917)    (29,241)
    Income tax provision
     (benefit)                         -         442           -         210
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        Net loss from continuing
         operations               (2,426)    (30,462)     (6,917)    (29,451)
        Net loss from
         discontinued operations     (37)     (6,199)       (216)    (39,525)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Net loss                 ($2,463)   ($36,661)    ($7,133)   ($68,976)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Basic loss per share:
      Continuing operations       ($0.18)     ($2.21)     ($0.50)     ($2.28)
      Discontinued operations      $0.00      ($0.45)     ($0.02)     ($3.06)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Net loss                    ($0.18)     ($2.66)     ($0.52)     ($5.34)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Diluted loss per common
     share:
      Continuing operations       ($0.18)     ($2.21)     ($0.50)     ($2.28)
      Discontinued operations      $0.00      ($0.45)     ($0.02)     ($3.06)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Net loss                    ($0.18)     ($2.66)     ($0.52)     ($5.34)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Weighted average common
     shares outstanding:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Basic                   13,762,557  13,762,557  13,762,557  12,925,148
      Diluted                 13,762,557  13,762,557  13,762,557  12,925,148



             RECONCILATION OF NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
                        TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA
         FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER, 2009 AND 2008

    (thousands of United        Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
     States dollars,               September 30,           September 30,
    except per share data)       2009        2008        2009        2008
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Net income (loss)             (2,426)    (30,463)     (6,917)    (29,451)
    Interest expense                 526         526       1,673       1,936
    Income tax provision (benefit)     -         442           -         210
    Depreciation and
     amortization                    228         212         708         959
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EBITDA (loss)                 (1,672)    (29,283)     (4,536)    (26,346)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Share based compensation         529         295       1,371         859
    Impairment of goodwill and
     intangible assets                 -      28,288           -      28,288
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Adjusted EBITDA (loss)        (1,143)       (700)     (3,165)      2,801
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used by management, as well as industry analysts, to evaluate operations. EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities.

Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA before non-recurring and certain non-cash charges. Management believes that this non-GAAP measure provides a better assessment of the Corporations operations on a continuous basis by eliminating certain non-cash charges and charges that are non-recurring.

    
                     PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS OF AMERICA, INC
                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
             SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 (UNAUDITED) AND DECEMBER 31, 2008

                                                       September    December
                                                           30,         31,
    (thousands of United States dollars)                  2009        2008
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ASSETS
    Current assets
      Cash                                                $1,588      $1,498
      Accounts receivable                                  1,598       5,853
      Inventory, net                                       6,360       7,062
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets              435         539
      Current portion of note receivable                       -          37
      Income taxes receivable                              5,016       5,373
      Deferred income taxes                                   31          31
      Current assets of discontinued operations               46       1,305
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total current assets                              15,074      21,698
    Property, plant and equipment, net                     2,027       2,513
    Intangible assets, net                                 9,285       9,351
    Note receivable                                            -          27
    Other assets                                             232         220
    Long term assets of discontinued operations                -       2,566
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Assets                                     $26,618     $36,375
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    LIABILITIES
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities            $5,253      $7,180
      Deferred revenue and customer deposits                 221       1,128
      Operating line of credit                             6,590       8,124
      Current portion of long term debt                    5,378       4,783
      Current liabilities of discontinued operations       1,271       2,134
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total current liabilities                         18,713      23,349
    Deferred income taxes                                  4,097       3,521
    Long term debt                                         6,243       6,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total liabilities                                 29,053      32,870

    Commitments and contingencies                              -           -

    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
      Preferred stock, $0.001 par value,
       10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued               -           -
      Common stock, $0.001 par value, 40,000,000 shares
       authorized, 13,762,557 and 13,762,557 issued
       and outstanding, respectively                          14          14
      Additional paid in capital                          61,752      60,381
      Accumulated other comprehensive income                 891       1,467
      Accumulated deficit                                (65,092)    (57,957)
      Receivables from stockholder                             -        (400)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total stockholders' equity                       ($2,435)     $3,505
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $26,618     $36,375
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%SEDAR: 00001737E

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For further information: For further information: Kristen McNally, The Piacente Group, Inc., Investor Relations, (212) 481-2050, kristen@tpg-ir.com

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