CorVel Announces Revenues and Earnings

IRVINE, California, January 31, 2012 — CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ: CRVL) today announced the results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 were a $101 million, a 6% increase over the $95 million in revenue in the December 2010 quarter. Net income for the quarter was $5.4 million. Earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 were $0.47. Earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $0.56.

Revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 were a record $308 million, a 10% increase over the $280 million in revenue in the nine months ended December 31, 2010. Net income for the nine month period was $21.5 million. Earnings per share for the nine months ended December 31, 2011 was a record $1.84. Earnings per share for the nine months ended December 31, 2010 was $1.82.

Revenue growth in the quarter was largely driven by sustained growth in the Company’s claims management services. The gross margin for the quarter was adversely impacted by a shift in the revenues from higher margin services to lower margin services. The Company continued its strategic investment in mobile computing with significant advances during the quarter, including the release of its Claim Intake App available for both the Apple and Android markets. CorVel’s mobile applications are designed to reduce time delays in the claims process in order to reduce the cost of risk for clients.

Expanded Share Buyback Program
The Company’s Board of Directors authorized an increase in the number of shares to be repurchased by one million shares, from 15 million shares to 16 million shares. The Company began repurchasing its shares in 1996. Since the inception date, the Company has repurchased 14.8 million shares for $265 million, for an average price of $17.87 per share. These repurchases have been funded primarily from the operating income generated by the Company. Net of shares repurchased, the Company had 11.4 million shares remaining outstanding at December 31, 2011.

About CorVel
CorVel Corporation is a national provider of industry-leading workers’ compensation solutions for employers, third party administrators, insurance companies, and government agencies seeking to control costs and promote positive outcomes. We apply technology, intelligence, and a human touch to the problem of disability management so our clients can intervene early and often and are connected to the critical intelligence they need to proactively manage risk. With a robust technology platform at its core, our connected solution is delivered by a national team of associates who are committed to helping clients design and administer programs that meet their organization’s performance goals.

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All statements included in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the Company, and events beyond the Company’s control, all of which are subject to change. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s results of operations, including claims management services. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, factors described in this press release and the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2011 and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10Q for quarters ended June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Quarterly Results - Income Statement - Unaudited
Three and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011
  Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
  December 31, 2010 December 31, 2011
Revenues 95,282,000 101,381000
Cost of revenues 71,461,000 80,155,000
Gross profit 23,821,000 21,226,000
General and administrative 12,425,000 12,332,000
Income from operations 11,396,000 8,894,000
Income tax expense 4,672,000 3,494,000
Net income 6,724,000 5,400,000
Earnings per share  
Basic $0.57 $0.47
Diluted $0.56 $0.47
Weighted shares  
Basic 11,749,000 11,421,000
Diluted 11,984,000 11,574,000
  Nine Months Nine Months
  December 31, 2010 December 31, 2011
Revenues 280,177,000 308,241,000
Cost of revenues 209,314,000 235,859,000
Gross profit 70,863,000 72,382,000
General and administrative 38,082,000 37,218,000
Income from operations 32,781,000 35,164,000
Income tax expense 10,764,000 13,685,000
Net income 22,017,000 21,479,000
Earnings per share  
Basic $1.86 $1.86
Diluted $1.82 $1.84
Weighted shares  
Basic 11,855,000 11,521,000
Diluted 12,091,000 11,677,000
Quarterly Results - Condensed Balance Sheet - Unaudited
March 31, 2011 and September 30, 2011
  March 31, 2011 December 31, 2011
Cash 12,269,000 10,065,000
Customer Deposits 5,279,000 4,671,000
Accounts receiveable, net 48,964,000 46,119,000
Prepaid expenses and taxes 6,417,000 6,802,000
Deferred income taxes 9,298,000 9,971,000
Property, net 38,500,000 44,888,000
Goodwill and other assets 43,498,000 43,371,000
   Total 164,225,000 166,887,000
Accounts and taxes payable 14,590,000 14,260,000
Accrued liablities 40,248,000 32,360,000
Deferred tax liability 9,748,000 9,748,000
Paid in capital 100,076,000 104,741,000
Treasury stock -248,931,000 -265,195,000
Retained earnings 248,494,000 269,973,000
   Total 164,225,000 165,887,000