Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Shareholders and Board of Directors
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of CorVel Corporation (the Company) as of March 31, 2005 and 2004, and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2005. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of CorVel Corporation as of March 31, 2005 and 2004, and the consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2005 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole. The accompanying Schedule II for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2005 of CorVel Corporation is presented for purposes of additional analysis and is not a required part of the basic consolidated financial statements. This schedule has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic consolidated financial statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole.
Additionally, we were engaged to audit, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of CorVel Corporation's internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2005, based on criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Since management was unable to complete its assessment of internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2005, and we were unable to apply other procedures to satisfy ourselves as to the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, the scope of our work was not sufficient to enable us to express, and we did not express, an opinion on either management's assessment or on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting in our report dated July 15, 2005.
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
July 15, 2005