Computer Modelling Group Ltd.
TSX : CMG

Computer Modelling Group Ltd.

February 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Computer Modelling Group Announces Third Quarter Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2010) - Computer Modelling Group Ltd. ("CMG" or the "Company") (TSX:CMG) is very pleased to announce our third quarter results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009.



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$ thousands, except per share data
For the three months ended December 31, 2009 2008 Change
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Annuity/Maintenance Software Licenses 7,406 6,937 7%
Perpetual Software Licenses 2,903 3,383 (14)%
Total Revenue 11,692 11,660 0%
Gross Profit 9,337 9,525 (2)%
Earnings 4,000 4,904 (18)%
Earnings per share - basic 0.23 0.28 (18)%
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$ thousands, except per share data
For the nine months ended December 31, 2009 2008 Change
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Annuity/Maintenance Software Licenses 21,854 17,904 22%
Perpetual Software Licenses 5,461 7,437 (27)%
Total Revenue 31,011 29,512 5%
Gross Profit 24,004 22,996 4%
Earnings 9,103 10,499 (13)%
Earnings per share - basic 0.52 0.61 (15)%
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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

This Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for Computer Modelling Group Ltd. ("CMG," the "Company," "we" or "our"), presented as at February 11, 2010, should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes of the Company for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 and the audited consolidated financial statements and MD&A for the years ended March 31, 2009 and 2008 contained in the 2009 Annual Report for CMG. Additional information relating to CMG, including our Annual Information Form, can be found at www.sedar.com. The financial data contained herein have been prepared in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and, unless otherwise indicated, all amounts in this report are expressed in Canadian dollars.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain information included in this MD&A is forward-looking. Forward-looking information includes statements that are not statements of historical fact and which address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as investment objectives and strategy, the development plans and status of the Company's software development projects, the Company's intentions, results of operations, levels of activity, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), business prospects and opportunities, research and development timetable, and future growth and performance. When used in this MD&A, statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes", "expects", "expected", "plans", "may", "will", "projects", "anticipates", "estimates", "would", "could", "should", "endeavours", "seeks", "predicts" or "intends" or similar statements, including "potential", "opportunity", "target" or other variations thereof that are not statements of historical fact should be construed as forward-looking information. These statements reflect management's current beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to the management of the Company. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon.

With respect to forward-looking information contained in this MD&A, we have made assumptions regarding, among other things:

- Future software license sales

- The continued financing by and participation of the Company's partners in the DRMS project and it being completed in a timely manner

- Ability to enter into additional software license agreements

- Ability to continue current research and new product development

- Ability to recruit and retain qualified staff

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and involves a number of risks and uncertainties, only some of which are described herein. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or future events or developments, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information including, without limitation, the following factors which are described in the MD&A of CMG's 2009 Annual Report under the heading "Business Risks":

- Economic conditions in the oil and gas industry

- Reliance on key clients

- Foreign exchange

- Economic and political risks in countries where the Company currently does or proposes to do business

- Increased competition

- Reliance on employees with specialized skills or knowledge

- Protection of proprietary rights

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievement may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this MD&A. These factors should be carefully considered and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this MD&A. All subsequent forward-looking information attributable to the Company herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements contained in or referred to herein. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained in this MD&A to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this MD&A or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

CORPORATE PROFILE

CMG is a computer software technology and consulting company serving the oil and gas industry. The Company is a leading supplier of advanced processes reservoir modelling software in the world with a blue chip client base of international oil companies and technology centres in approximately 50 countries. CMG has sales and technical support services based in Calgary, Houston, London, Caracas and Dubai. CMG's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and trade under the symbol "CMG".



QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE

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Fiscal
2008 Fiscal 2009
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$ thousands, unless
otherwise stated Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Annuity/maintenance licenses 5,587(1) 5,618(2) 5,350 6,937(3) 8,042(4)
Perpetual licenses 2,230 1,171 2,882 3,383 5,023
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Software licenses 7,817 6,789 8,232 10,320 13,065
Consulting and contract research 1,181 1,479 1,353 1,340 1,364
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Revenues 8,998 8,268 9,585 11,660 14,429
Gross Profit 7,192 6,314 7,157 9,525 11,789
Gross Profit (%) 80 76 75 82 82
Earnings before income and
other taxes 4,665 3,814 4,414 7,254 8,765
Income and other taxes 1,657 1,187 1,446 2,350 2,648
Earnings for the quarter 3,008 2,627 2,968 4,904 6,117
Cash dividends declared and paid 1,684 3,843 2,073 2,422 2,588
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Per share amounts - ($/share)
Earnings per share - basic 0.18 0.15 0.17 0.28 0.35
Earnings per share - diluted 0.18 0.15 0.17 0.28 0.35
Cash dividends declared per share 0.10 0.225 0.12 0.14 0.15
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Fiscal 2010
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$ thousands, unless otherwise stated Q1 Q2 Q3
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Annuity/maintenance licenses 7,208(5) 7,240(6) 7,406(7)
Perpetual licenses 1,976 582 2,903
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Software licenses 9,184 7,822 10,309
Consulting and contract research 1,051 1,262 1,383
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Revenues 10,235 9,084 11,692
Gross Profit 7,882 6,785 9,337
Gross Profit (%) 77 75 80
Earnings before income and other taxes 3,991 3,437 5,708
Income and other taxes 1,302 1,023 1,708
Earnings for the quarter 2,689 2,414 4,000
Cash dividends declared and paid 6,975 3,179 3,194
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Per share amounts - ($/share)
Earnings per share - basic 0.16 0.14 0.23
Earnings per share - diluted 0.15 0.13 0.22
Cash dividends declared per share 0.40 0.18 0.18
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(1) Includes $0.8 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(2) Includes $0.7 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(3) Includes $0.7 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(4) Includes $1.1 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(5) Includes $0.4 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(6) Includes $0.4 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.
(7) Includes $0.3 million in revenue that pertains to usage of CMG's
products in prior quarters.


REVENUES

CMG's revenues are comprised of software license sales, which provide the majority of the Company's revenues, and consulting and contract research fees.

CMG's total revenues of $11.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 remain unchanged from the $11.7 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2009. The $0.5 million increase in quarterly annuity/maintenance software license revenues was offset by the $0.5 million decrease in perpetual software license sales bringing total sales between the two quarters to a comparable level. Consulting and contract research fees had a negligible impact on the quarterly total sales.

CMG's total revenues of $31.0 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2010 increased by 5.0 percent or $1.5 million over the $29.5 million reported for the comparative period in fiscal 2009. The rise was due to the growth in annuity/maintenance revenues offset by lower perpetual software license revenues and slightly lower consulting and contract research fees.

Software License Revenues

Software license revenue is comprised of annuity/maintenance license fees charged for the use of the Company's software products which is generally for a term of one year or less and perpetual software license sales, whereby the customer purchases the then current version of the software and has the right to use that version in perpetuity. Annuity/maintenance license fees have historically had a high renewal rate and accordingly provide a reliable revenue stream while perpetual license sales are more variable and unpredictable in nature as the purchase decision and its timing fluctuate with the clients' needs and budgets.

Software license revenues were $10.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 which is comparable to the $10.3 million recorded in the same period last year. As mentioned above, the increase in our quarterly annuity/maintenance software license revenues was mainly offset by the reduction in our perpetual software license sales.

Software license revenues were $27.3 million in the nine months ended December 31, 2009, up 7.8 percent or $2.0 million from the $25.3 million recorded in the same period last year. The increase was due to the growth in annuity/maintenance revenues, which represent our recurring revenue stream, dampened by lower perpetual software license sales which are variable in nature.

The annuity/maintenance software license fees for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 rose by 6.8 percent to $7.4 million as compared to $6.9 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. The growth in this component of software revenue was due to high renewal rates, additional maintenance related to the large number of perpetual sales in fiscal 2009 and new annuity licenses taken up in the quarter.

The annuity/maintenance component to our software license stream in the nine months ended December 31, 2009 grew by 22.1 percent to $21.9 million from the $17.9 million in the comparative period of the prior year. This increase was due to the same reasons noted above for the quarterly results.

As footnoted in the Quarterly Performance table, in the normal course of business CMG may complete the negotiation of certain annuity/maintenance contracts and/or fulfill revenue recognition requirements within a current quarter that includes usage of CMG's products in prior quarters. This situation particularly affects contracts negotiated with countries that face increased economic and political risks leading to the revenue recognition criteria being satisfied only at the time of the receipt of cash. The dollar magnitude of such contracts may be significant to the quarterly comparatives of our annuity/maintenance revenue stream and to provide a normalized comparison, we specifically identify the revenue component where the revenue recognition is satisfied in the current period for the products provided in previous quarters.

Perpetual license sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 were $2.9 million, down from $3.4 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Perpetual sales for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were $5.5 million, down from the $7.4 million recorded in the same period last year. This variability in the timing and magnitude of perpetual software license sales is a reflection of some of the uncertainty and budget constraints our customers have faced in the current year compared to greater availability of funds in the prior year driven by higher commodity prices.

At December 31, 2009, CMG has pre-sold $9.3 million (2008 - $10.8 million) of software license revenue, $4.1 million of which relates to its current fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.

Consulting and Contract Research Revenues

CMG recorded consulting and contract research revenues of $1.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 which is comparable to $1.3 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. For the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG recorded consulting and contract research revenues of $3.7 million, down $0.5 million from the $4.2 million recorded for the same period last year.

CMG performs consulting and contract research activities on an ongoing basis but such activities are not considered to be a core part of our business and are primarily undertaken to increase our knowledge base and hence expand the technological abilities of our simulators in a funded manner combined with servicing our customers' needs. In addition, these activities are undertaken to market the capabilities of our suite of software products with the ultimate objective to increase software license sales. Our experience is that consulting activities are variable in nature as both the timing and dollar magnitude of work are dependent on activities and budgets within client companies.

At December 31, 2009, CMG has recorded approximately $0.2 million (2008 - $0.4 million) of pre-sold revenue relating to consulting and contract research revenues.

EXPENSES

CMG realized a gross profit of $9.3 million (79.9 percent) in the third quarter of fiscal 2010, down $0.2 million from the $9.5 million (81.7 percent) recorded in the same period of fiscal 2009. The lower gross profit was due primarily to the impact of lower perpetual software sales and higher cost of sales for the quarter.

CMG realized a gross profit of $24.0 million (77.4 percent) in the nine months ended December 31, 2009, up $1.0 million from the $23.0 million (77.9 percent) recorded in the first nine months of fiscal 2009. The improvement in gross profit was due mainly to increased annuity/maintenance license fee revenues.

CMG's total expenses, excluding depreciation and income and other taxes, amounted to $5.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 representing an increase of $0.3 million from the $5.2 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Higher employee related costs in the quarter were partially offset by the increased benefits recorded in respect of the scientific research and experimental development ("SR&ED") investment tax credit program.

CMG's total expenses amounted to $16.4 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2009, up $1.6 million from the $14.8 million recorded in the comparable period last year. This increase in total expenses between the reporting periods is primarily due to growth in CMG's staff base, the associated office costs, and consulting services from third party companies involved in new research initiatives. SR&ED credits of $0.9 million recorded for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were $0.2 million higher than $0.7 million recorded in the nine months ended December 31, 2008 due to increases in staff costs and due to the new provincial SR&ED program that was implemented in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year.

As a technology company, CMG's largest area of expenditure is for its people. Approximately $13.1 million or 80 percent of the total expenses in the nine months ended December 31, 2009 related to staff costs. This compares to $11.5 million or 78 percent of the total expenses in the comparative period last year. Staffing levels for the first nine months of fiscal 2010 grew throughout the Company to support our continued growth. At December 31, 2009, CMG's staff complement was 125 employees, up from 110 employees as at December 31, 2008.

Research and Development

CMG maintains its belief that its strategy of growing long-term value for shareholders can only be achieved through continued investment in research and development. CMG works closely with its customers to provide solutions to complex problems related to proven and new advanced recovery processes.

During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG incurred research and development expenditures of $6.4 million (2008 - $5.8 million), which includes its proportionate share of joint research and development costs on the DRMS project of $1.8 million (2008 - $1.5 million), all of which is expensed to earnings. The increase in research and development costs is a result of the increase in people cost and consulting services from third party companies involved in new research initiatives. These costs represented 21 percent (2008 - 20 percent) of total revenues. Research and development expenses during the third quarter of fiscal 2010 amounted to $2.2 million which is comparable to the amount recorded for the same period of fiscal 2009 as higher employee costs were offset by higher SR&ED benefits recorded in the most recent quarter.

INTEREST INCOME AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Interest income decreased to $0.10 million in the nine months ended December 31, 2009 from the $0.47 million recorded last year due to lower prevailing interest rates. On a quarterly basis, interest income decreased from $0.13 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 to $0.03 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 for the same reason.

CMG is impacted by the movement of the US dollar against the Canadian dollar as approximately 73 percent (2008 - 68 percent) of CMG's revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 are denominated in US dollars, whereas only approximately 19 percent (2008 - 19 percent) of CMG's total costs are denominated in US dollars.



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Nine month
CDN$ to US$ At March 31 At December 31 trailing average
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2007 0.8674 1.0120 0.9512

2008 0.9729 0.8166 0.9324

2009 0.7935 0.9555 0.9108

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Given that the significant portion of our business is conducted in US dollars, the strengthening of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar in the first nine months of fiscal 2010 has negatively impacted our financial results in both the valuation of our US dollar net working capital position and current period sales.

CMG recorded a foreign exchange loss of $0.24 million and $1.01 million for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009 compared to a $0.87 million and $0.80 million gain recorded in the same periods of fiscal 2009.

INCOME AND OTHER TAXES

CMG's effective tax rate for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 is reflected as 30.7 percent (2008 - 32.2 percent), whereas the prevailing Canadian statutory tax rate is now 28.75 percent. This is primarily due to a combination of the non-tax deductibility of stock-based compensation expense and the benefit of losses in a foreign subsidiary not being recognized.

The benefit recorded in CMG's books on the federal scientific research and experimental development investment tax credit program impacts future income taxes. The investment tax credit earned in the current fiscal year is utilized by CMG to reduce federal income taxes otherwise payable for the current fiscal year and this benefit bears an inherent tax liability as the amount of the credit is included in the subsequent year's taxable income for both federal and provincial purposes. The inherent tax liability on these investment tax credits is reflected in the year the credit is earned as a current future income tax liability and then, in the following fiscal year is transferred to income taxes payable.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Operating Activities

CMG generated $5.6 million from operating activities in the nine months ended December 31, 2009, a decrease of $7.1 million from the $12.7 million generated in the comparative period of last year. The decrease is driven by the changes in non-cash working capital which are reflective of the timing of customer purchases, cash receipts of revenues and the timing of CMG's payments of income taxes payable. Income tax instalments paid during the nine months ended December 31, 2009 are higher than the tax instalments made in the comparative period of last fiscal year.

Financing Activities

During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG employees and directors exercised options to purchase 485,425 Common Shares, which resulted in cash proceeds of $2.9 million.

Effective on the close of business on August 1, 2008, CMG's Common and Non-Voting Shares were split on a two-for-one basis. Accordingly, all comparative number of shares and per share amounts have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one split.

In the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG paid $13.3 million in dividends, representing three quarterly dividends of $0.18 per share and a special dividend of $0.22 per share. On February 11, 2010, CMG announced the payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on CMG's Common and Non-Voting Shares. The dividend will be paid on March 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2010.

On February 27, 2009, the Company announced a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") commencing March 3, 2009 to purchase for cancellation up to 1,114,791 of its Common Shares. No shares have been purchased pursuant to this NCIB through December 31, 2009.

On February 26, 2008, the Company announced a NCIB commencing February 28, 2008 to purchase for cancellation up to 970,000 of its Common Shares. This NCIB ended on February 27, 2009 and a total of 75,120 shares were repurchased at market price for a total cost of $598,564.

Investing Activities

CMG's current needs for capital asset investment relate equally to computer equipment and office infrastructure costs. During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG expended $1.0 million on property and equipment additions and has a capital budget of $2.2 million for fiscal 2010, all of which will be funded internally.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At December 31, 2009, CMG has $28.9 million in cash, no debt and has access to just over $0.8 million under a line of credit with its principal banker.

During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, 5,125,834 shares of CMG's public float were traded on the TSX. As at December 31, 2009, CMG's market capitalization based upon its December 31, 2009 closing price of $15.04 was $266.9 million.

COMMITMENTS, OFF BALANCE SHEET ITEMS AND TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PARTIES

CMG committed approximately $10.6 million to the five year DRMS research and development project with its industry partners Shell International Exploration and Production BV and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., of which $6.6 million has been incurred from inception to December 31, 2009.

In conjunction with entering into this project, CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation ("the Foundation"), the sole holder of CMG's Non-Voting Shares, agreed, subject to certain termination rights, to provide up to a maximum of $5.2 million in research grant funding to cover 50 percent of the Company's estimated share of project costs over the duration of the project. During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, CMG has reflected $0.9 million (2008 - $0.8 million) in research grants from the Foundation in revenue with respect to this project. From commencement of the project to December 31, 2009, these research grants aggregate to $3.3 million.

CMG plans to fund its share of the project costs associated with the development of the newest generation reservoir simulation software system from internal cash and funding from the Foundation.

CMG has very little in the way of other ongoing material contractual obligations other than for pre-sold revenues which are reflected as deferred revenue on its balance sheet. Contractual obligations for office leases are estimated as follows: 2010 - $0.3 million; 2011 through 2014 - $1.1 million per year; and, 2015 - $0.7 million.

BUSINESS RISKS AND CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES

These remain unchanged from the factors detailed in CMG's 2009 Annual Report.

CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Capital Disclosures

Effective April 1, 2008, CMG adopted the recommendations included in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ("CICA") Handbook, Section 1535, Capital Disclosures. The new standard requires disclosure of qualitative and quantitative information that enables users of financial statements to evaluate the Company's objectives, policies and processes for managing capital. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.

Financial Instruments

On April 1, 2008, CMG adopted CICA Handbook Section 3862, Financial Instruments - Disclosures and Section 3863, Financial Instruments - Presentation. Section 3862 requires disclosure about the significance of financial instruments for an entity's financial position, the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is exposed and how the entity manages those risks. The standards on the presentation of financial instruments carries forward previous guidance unchanged. Section 3863 enhances financial statement users' understanding of the significance of financial instruments to an entity's financial position, performance and cash flows. Sections 3862 and 3863 replace Section 3861, Financial Instruments - Disclosure and Presentation. The adoption of these standards did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

International Financial Reporting Standards

In February 2008, the Accounting Standards Board ("AcSB") confirmed that all Canadian publicly accountable enterprises will be required to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") for interim and annual financial reporting purposes for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2011 with comparatives for the prior year. The Company will be required to report financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 with comparatives for fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

A project team has been set up to manage this transition and ensure successful implementation. The team includes senior management personnel with the required experience and knowledge to manage the transition. All project members have attended training and education sessions and will continue to do so throughout the conversion project. The project team will develop recommendations on accounting policies and will periodically report to the audit committee about the status of the changeover plan.

The Company expects its changeover plan to be carried out in the following phases which may be modified and updated as we proceed through the transition period:

Diagnostic Analysis

Preliminary Assessment

- Initial project plan considering resources, timelines and overall project approach

- Identify key areas of differences between GAAP and IFRS

Detailed Assessment

- Identify and evaluate IFRS 1 elective and mandatory exemptions

- Provide detailed assessment of the available accounting policy alternatives

- Provide recommendations on the adoption of accounting policies

Plan and Design

- Evaluate business processes and information requirements

- Develop detailed project plan for the implementation for each specific item

- Develop timelines, resource requirements, status reporting and training programs

- Assess effects on computer systems and internal controls over financial reporting

Implement and Monitor

- Implement processes for required information gathering

- Prepare IFRS compliant financial statements and notes

- Implement and test internal controls over financial reporting and any changes to computer systems

- Provide ongoing training and education

- Monitor reporting requirements on an on-going basis

As part of the changeover plan, the Company will assess the effects of the adoption of the new standards on its information and computer systems, business activities and internal controls over financial reporting.

The Company commenced its IFRS transition project in 2009 and has completed the preliminary assessment including:

- assessment and allocation of resource and training needs,

- a high level comparison of differences between Canadian GAAP and IFRS and ranking of the identified key areas according to complexity and significance,

- development of key milestones and timelines in accordance with priorities assigned, and

- Identification and analysis of the options under IFRS 1, First-time Adoption of International Reporting Standards.

The company is in the process of developing an in-depth analysis of the key areas identified during the preliminary assessment phase including the evaluation and selection of available accounting policies.

As the Company is in the preliminary stages of the conversion, the impact of the adoption of IFRS on the consolidated financial statements of the Company cannot be reasonably determined. Each quarter, the plan's status and progress are reviewed with the Audit Committee.

The Company will continue to monitor any changes to IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board and the AcSB and will update its quarterly MD&A disclosures to report on the progress of its IFRS changeover plan.

OUTSTANDING SHARE DATA AS AT FEBRUARY 11, 2010

CMG's authorized share capital has remained unchanged from December 31, 2009 to February 11, 2010 and subsequent to December 31, 2009 the only share capital transactions were for the exercise of 11,100 stock options to acquire Common Shares of the Company. CMG's issued and outstanding shares at February 11, 2010 are 15,484,614 Common Shares and 2,271,429 Non-Voting Shares.

On July 13, 2005, CMG adopted a rolling stock option plan which allows the Company to grant options to its employees and directors to acquire Common Shares of up to 10 percent of the combined outstanding Common and Non-Voting Shares at the date of grant. Based upon this calculation, at February 11, 2010, CMG could grant up to 1,775,604 stock options, of which 1,369,049 are currently issued and outstanding.

DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES AND INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures ("DC&P") and internal controls over financial reporting ("ICFR") as defined under Multilateral Instrument 52-109 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings. These controls and procedures were reviewed and the effectiveness of their design and operation was evaluated in fiscal 2009 in accordance with the COSO control framework. The evaluation confirmed the effectiveness of the design and operation of DC&P and ICFR at March 31, 2009. During our fiscal year 2010, we continue to monitor and review our controls and procedures.

During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, there have been no significant changes to the Company's ICFR that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's ICFR.

OUTLOOK

CMG is committed to focusing its resources on the development and enhancement of simulation tools relevant to the challenges facing its diverse customer base. While oil prices have rebounded from their lows earlier this year and natural gas prices have shown some recent improvement, petroleum producers continue to be faced with the economic uncertainty related to the world wide recession.

The Company remains confident that the value that CMG technology provides to its customers is greater than ever and accordingly we continue to be cautiously optimistic that our software license revenue will remain solid.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Kenneth M. Dedeluk, President and Chief Executive Officer

February 11, 2010



COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

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(unaudited) December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009
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Assets
Current assets:
Cash $ 28,863,790 $ 34,701,292
Accounts receivable 8,627,209 11,352,448
Prepaid expenses 1,146,365 825,892
Prepaid income taxes 1,235,974 -
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39,873,338 46,879,632
Property and equipment (note 3) 1,569,364 1,112,103
Future income taxes (note 5) 40,935 52,340
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$ 41,483,637 $ 48,044,075
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities $ 4,613,126 $ 4,951,571
Income taxes payable - 3,438,733
Deferred revenue 9,467,541 11,796,342
Future income taxes (note 5) 152,183 197,272
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14,232,850 20,383,918

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital (note 6) 19,568,071 16,083,799
Contributed surplus (note 6) 1,596,357 1,245,485
Retained earnings 6,086,359 10,330,873
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27,250,787 27,660,157
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$ 41,483,637 $ 48,044,075
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Commitments (note 9)

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND RETAINED EARNINGS

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Three months ended Nine months ended
December 31 December 31
(unaudited) 2009 2008 2009 2008
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Revenue
Software licenses $10,308,648 $10,320,236 $27,315,436 $25,340,971
Consulting and contract
research 1,383,471 1,339,789 3,695,378 4,171,280
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11,692,119 11,660,025 31,010,814 29,512,251
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Cost of Sales
Marketing expenses 1,863,891 1,595,342 5,529,569 5,032,818
Direct consulting
expenses 492,618 428,730 1,479,906 1,348,292
Third-party contract
costs (1,505) 110,720 (2,794) 135,023
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2,355,004 2,134,792 7,006,681 6,516,133
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Gross Profit 9,337,115 9,525,233 24,004,133 22,996,118
General and
administrative
expenses 1,102,326 1,028,963 3,235,841 2,771,097
Depreciation
and amortization 103,727 83,536 274,346 231,518
Product research and
development
costs (note 4) 2,210,664 2,158,713 6,444,758 5,784,726
Foreign exchange
loss/(gain) 240,817 (872,156) 1,015,498 (799,578)
Interest and
other income (28,625) (127,753) (102,314) (473,680)
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Earnings before
income and
other taxes 5,708,206 7,253,930 13,136,004 15,482,035
Income and
other taxes
(note 5) 1,707,954 2,349,641 4,032,552 4,983,017
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Earnings for the
Period 4,000,252 4,904,289 9,103,452 10,499,018
Retained earnings,
beginning of period 5,280,197 4,709,931 10,330,873 5,155,818
Dividends paid (3,194,090) (2,421,645) (13,347,966) (8,339,516)
Common shares buy-back
(note 6(c)) - (271,447) - (394,192)
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Retained earnings,
end of period $ 6,086,359 $ 6,921,128 $ 6,086,359 $ 6,921,128
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Earnings Per Share
Basic (note 6(e)) $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.52 $ 0.61
Diluted (note 6(e)) $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.51 $ 0.60
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Three months ended Nine months ended
December 31 December 31
(unaudited) 2009 2008 2009 2008
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Cash provided by (used for)

Operating
Earnings for the
period $ 4,000,252 $ 4,904,289 $ 9,103,452 $10,499,018
Items not involving
cash:
Depreciation and
amortization 223,713 185,432 589,311 525,478
Future income taxes
(note 5) 64,056 54,151 (33,684) 49,505
Stock-based
compensation 357,697 245,835 885,705 603,483
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4,645,718 5,389,707 10,544,784 11,677,484

Changes in non-cash
working capital:
Accounts receivable (327,045) (3,249,624) 2,725,239 (2,954,523)
Accounts payable and
accrued liabilities 1,513,665 830,386 (338,445) 1,250,621
Income taxes
payable/prepaid (78,177) 995,843 (4,674,707) 609,473
Prepaid expenses (187,444) (233,357) (320,473) (235,704)
Deferred revenue (724,389) 2,491,706 (2,328,801) 2,380,776
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4,842,328 6,224,661 5,607,597 12,728,127
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Financing
Issue of common shares 462,049 46,940 2,949,439 1,644,962
Dividends paid (3,194,090) (2,421,645) (13,347,966) (8,339,516)
Common shares buy-back
(note 6 (c)) - (322,544) - (459,908)
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(2,732,041) (2,697,249) (10,398,527) (7,154,462)
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Investing
Property and equipment
additions (400,549) (157,074) (1,046,572) (484,275)
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Increase (decrease) in
cash 1,709,738 3,370,338 (5,837,502) 5,089,390
Cash, beginning of
period 27,154,052 25,198,482 34,701,292 23,479,430
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Cash, end of period $28,863,790 $28,568,820 $28,863,790 $28,568,820
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Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information (note 11)

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP LTD.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the nine months ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 and as at March 31, 2009 (unaudited).

Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (the "Company") is a computer software technology and consulting firm engaged in the development and licensing of reservoir simulation software.

1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

(a) Basis of Consolidation:

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries, all 100 percent owned. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

(b) Revenue Recognition:

Revenue consists primarily of software license fees and consulting and contract research fees.

Software license revenue is comprised of annuity/maintenance license fees charged for the use of the Company's software products which is generally for a term of one year or less, and perpetual software licensing, whereby the customer purchases the then current version of the software and has the right to use that version in perpetuity. Software license revenue is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the product has been delivered, the fee is fixed or determinable, and collection of the resulting receivable is probable. In cases where collectability is not deemed probable, revenue is recognized upon receipt of cash, assuming all other criteria have been met.

Annuity/maintenance revenue is deferred and recognized on a straight-line basis over the life of the related license period, which is generally one year or less. License fees for perpetual licenses are recognized fully in revenue when all recognition conditions are satisfied.

Consulting and contract research revenues are recorded on a percentage-of-completion basis whereby revenues and costs are recorded in operations based on work completed.

(c) Property and Equipment:

Property and equipment are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation.

Depreciation is provided using the following annual rates and methods that are expected to amortize the cost of the property and equipment over their estimated useful lives:



Computer equipment 33 1/3% straight-line
Furniture and equipment 20% straight-line
Leasehold improvements Straight-line over the lease term


(d) Product Research and Development Costs:

All costs of product research and development are expensed to operations as incurred as the impact of both technological changes and competition require the Company to continually enhance its products on an annual basis. Product research and development costs are recorded net of the related investment tax credits.

(e) Joint Research and Development Costs:

The Company participates in a joint project engaged in product research and development and accordingly records its proportionate share of costs incurred as product research and development costs.

(f) Foreign Currency:

The Company's subsidiaries are considered to be integrated operations. Accordingly, monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into Canadian dollars at the rate of exchange prevailing at the balance sheet date while other consolidated balance sheet items are translated at historic rates.

Revenues and expenses are translated at the rate of exchange in effect on the transaction dates. Realized and unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses are included in operations in the period in which they occur.

(g) Income Taxes:

The Company provides for income taxes using the asset and liability method. Under this method, current income taxes are recognized for the estimated income taxes payable for the current year and future income taxes are recognized for temporary differences between the tax and accounting bases of assets and liabilities and for the benefit of losses available to be carried forward for tax purposes that are more likely than not to be realized. Future income tax assets and liabilities are measured using the substantively enacted tax rates expected to apply in the years in which temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Any change to the net future income tax assets and liabilities is included in operations in the period it occurs.

(h) Investment Tax Credits:

The Company receives federal and provincial investment tax credits in Canada on qualified scientific research and development expenditures ("SR&ED"). Investment tax credits are recorded as a deduction against related expenses or capital items provided that the reasonable assurance over collection of the tax credits exists.

(i) Earnings Per Share:

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing earnings by the weighted average number of Common and Non-Voting Shares outstanding for the period. Diluted per share amounts reflect the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue Common Shares were exercised or converted to Common Shares. The treasury stock method is used to determine the dilutive effect of stock options. This method assumes that proceeds received from the exercise of in-the-money stock options are used to repurchase Common Shares at the average market price during the period.

(j) Stock-based Compensation Plan:

The Company has a stock-based compensation plan that is described in note 6(d). The fair value of stock options is expensed over the vesting period along with a credit to contributed surplus. When the stock options are exercised for stock, the recorded amount is transferred from contributed surplus to common share capital.

(k) Financial Instruments:

Financial assets and financial liabilities "held-for-trading" are measured at fair value with changes in those fair values recognized in net earnings. Financial assets "available-for-sale" are measured at fair value, with changes in those fair values recognized in other comprehensive income. Financial assets "held-to-maturity," "loans and receivables" and "other financial liabilities" are measured at amortized cost.

(l) Use of Estimates and Assumptions:

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue, costs and expenses for the period. Actual results may differ from such estimates and the differences could be material.

2. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS:

(a) Changes in accounting policies:

On April 1, 2008, the Company adopted the following Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ("CICA") Handbook Sections:

- "Capital Disclosures," Section 1535. The new standard requires the Company to disclose its objectives, policies and processes for managing its capital structure. Reference is made to note 7.

- "Financial Instruments - Presentation," Section 3863 and "Financial Instruments - Disclosures," Section 3862. These accounting standards replaced "Financial Instruments - Disclosure and Presentation", Section 3861. The disclosures required by Section 3862 provide additional information on the risks associated with our financial instruments and how we manage those risks. The standards on the presentation of financial instruments carries forward previous guidance unchanged. Section 3863 enhances financial statement users' understanding of the significance of financial instruments to an entity's financial position, performance and cash flows. Reference is made to note 8.

(b) Recent accounting pronouncements:

In January 2006, the CICA Accounting Standards Board ("AcSB") adopted a strategic plan for the direction of accounting standards in Canada. As part of that plan, the AcSB confirmed in February 2008 that International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") will replace Canadian GAAP for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2011 for profit-oriented Canadian publicly accountable enterprises. As the Company will be required to report its results in accordance with IFRS for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 with comparatives for fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, the Company continues to assess the potential impacts of this changeover.



3. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:

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Accumulated
December 31, 2009 Cost Depreciation Net Book Value
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Computer equipment $ 3,249,270 $ 2,120,948 $ 1,128,322
Furniture and equipment 687,234 548,734 138,500
Leasehold improvements 1,284,890 982,348 302,542
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$ 5,221,394 $ 3,652,030 $ 1,569,364
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Accumulated
March 31, 2009 Cost Depreciation Net Book Value
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Computer equipment $ 2,487,946 $ 1,807,704 $ 680,242
Furniture and equipment 690,742 532,059 158,683
Leasehold improvements 1,122,177 848,999 273,178
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$ 4,300,865 $ 3,188,762 $ 1,112,103
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4. PRODUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS:

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For the three months ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Product research and development costs $ 2,393,620 $ 2,248,551
Depreciation 119,986 101,896
Scientific research and experimental development
investment tax credits (302,942) (191,734)
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$ 2,210,664 $ 2,158,713
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For the nine months ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Product research and development costs $ 6,986,577 $ 6,229,469
Depreciation 314,965 293,960
Scientific research and experimental development
investment tax credits (856,784) (738,703)
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$ 6,444,758 $ 5,784,726
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5. INCOME AND OTHER TAXES:

The provision for income and other taxes reported differs from the amount computed by applying the combined Canadian Federal and Provincial statutory rate to the earnings before income and other taxes. The reasons for this difference and the related tax effects are as follows:



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For the nine months ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Statutory tax rate 28.75% 29.38%
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Expected income tax $ 3,776,601 $ 4,548,622
Non-deductible costs 270,437 192,687
Change in valuation allowance (11,442) (8,433)
Withholding taxes 45,611 209,825
Other (48,655) 40,316
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$ 4,032,552 $ 4,983,017
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Represented by:
Current income taxes $ 3,976,983 $ 4,634,229
Future income taxes (33,684) 49,505
Foreign withholding and other taxes 89,253 299,283
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$ 4,032,552 $ 4,983,017
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The components of the Company's net future income tax liability are as
follows:

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December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009
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Net tax asset (liability) on investment
tax credits $ (152,183) $ 290,465
Property and equipment 40,935 52,340
Benefit of operating losses in a foreign
subsidiary 183,956 195,398
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$ 72,708 $ 538,203
Valuation allowance (183,956) (683,135)
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Future income tax asset (liability), net $ (111,248) $ (144,932)

Represented by:
Future income tax liability, current $ (152,183) $ (197,272)
Future income tax asset, long-term 40,935 52,340
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Future income tax asset (liability), net $ (111,248) $ (144,932)
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The operating losses in the foreign subsidiary expire over the next three fiscal years.

6. SHARE CAPITAL:

(a) Authorized:

An unlimited number of Common Shares, an unlimited number of Non-Voting Shares, and an unlimited number of Preferred Shares, issuable in series.

Effective August 1, 2008, the Common and Non-Voting Shares were split on a two-for-one basis. Accordingly, the comparative number of shares and per share amounts have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one split.



(b) Issued:

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Common Shares Non-Voting Shares
---------------------------------------------- Contributed
Number Consideration Number Consideration Surplus
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Balance, March
31, 2008 12,916,878 $ 13,833,303 3,949,034 $ 253,876 $ 744,405
Issued for
Cash on
exercise of
stock options 468,726 1,739,197
Common Shares
buy-back (75,120) (83,228)
Converted
into Common
Shares 1,053,088 67,701 (1,053,088) (67,701)
Stock-based
compensation:
Current period
expense 841,731
Stock options
exercised 340,651 (340,651)
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Balance, March
31, 2009 14,363,572 $ 15,897,624 2,895,946 $ 186,175 $1,245,485
Issued for
cash on
exercise of
stock options 485,425 2,949,439
Converted
into Common
Shares 624,517 40,149 (624,517) (40,149)
Stock-based
compensation:
Current period
expense 885,705
Stock options
exercised 534,833 (534,833)
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Balance,
December 31,
2009 15,473,514 $ 19,422,045 2,271,429 $ 146,026 $1,596,357
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The Non-Voting Shares are convertible into an equivalent number of Common Shares at any time at the option of the holder.

Subsequent to December 31, 2009, 11,100 stock options were exercised for cash proceeds of $82,118.

On May 18, 2006, the Board of Directors adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Original Rights Plan"), whereby the Company issued one right in respect of each share outstanding at the close of business on May 18, 2006 and for each additional share issued by the Company thereafter. The issuance of the rights was not dilutive and will not affect reported earnings per share until the rights separate from the underlying shares and become exercisable or until the exercise of the rights. The Original Rights Plan was approved by the Company's shareholders on July 13, 2006.

On May 21, 2009, the Board of Directors reviewed the Original Rights Plan and determined that it was in the best interest of the Company to continue to have a shareholder rights plan in place. The Company, therefore, adopted a new shareholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan") which is identical in all respects to the Original Rights Plan, with the exception of certain minor amendments which have been made to provide for renewal or approval of the Rights Plan every three years (rather than only one three-year period as was set out in the Original Rights Plan) and to update references to statutory provisions now out of date. The Rights Plan was approved by the Company's shareholders on July 9, 2009.

(c) Common Shares Buy-back:

On February 26, 2008, the Company announced a NCIB commencing February 28, 2008 to purchase for cancellation up to 970,000 of its Common Shares. This NCIB ended on February 27, 2009 and a total of 75,120 shares have been repurchased at market price for a total cost of $598,564.

On February 27, 2009, the Company announced a NCIB commencing March 3, 2009 to purchase for cancellation up to 1,114,791 of its Common Shares. No shares have been purchased pursuant to this NCIB through December 31, 2009.

(d) Stock-based Compensation Plan:

The Company adopted a rolling stock option plan as of July 13, 2005, which was reaffirmed by the Company's shareholders on July 10, 2008, which allows it to grant options to acquire Common Shares of up to 10 percent of the combined outstanding Common and Non-Voting Shares at the date of grant. Based upon this calculation, at December 31, 2009, the Company could grant up to 1,774,494 stock options. Pursuant to the stock option plan, the maximum term of an option granted cannot exceed five years from the date of grant. These outstanding stock options vest as to 50 percent after the first year anniversary, from date of grant, and then vest as to 25 percent of the total options granted after each of the second and third year anniversary dates.

As a result of the two-for-one stock split, the number of outstanding options was adjusted in accordance with existing plan provisions. All prior period number of options as well as weighted average exercise prices and fair values per option have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split.



The following table outlines changes in options:

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For nine months ended For the year ended
December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009
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Weighted Weighted
Average Average
Options Exercise Options Exercise
Granted Price Granted Price
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Outstanding at beginning of
period 1,367,424 $ 8.10 1,235,150 $ 4.95
Granted 511,900 15.60 620,000 11.03
Exercised (485,425) 6.08 (468,726) 3.71
Forfeited (13,750) 9.24 (19,000) 7.38
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Outstanding at end of period 1,380,149 $ 11.58 1,367,424 $ 8.10
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Options exercisable at end of
period 437,749 $ 8.49 371,424 $ 5.47
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The range of exercise prices of options outstanding and exercisable at
December 31, 2009 is as follows:

Outstanding Exercisable
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Weighted
Average Weighted Weighted
Remaining Average Average
Contractual Exercise Exercise
Exercise Price Number of Life Price Number of Price
($/option) Options (Years) ($/option) Options ($/option)
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3.50 - 5.62 92,724 1.5 3.80 88,724 3.72
5.63 - 6.90 8,000 3.9 6.90 4,000 6.90
6.91 - 7.40 244,325 2.7 7.39 124,825 7.39
7.41 - 11.26 524,200 3.6 11.06 220,200 11.07
11.27 - 15.60 510,900 4.6 15.60 - -
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1,380,149 3.7 11.58 437,749 8.49
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The fair value of stock options granted was estimated using the
Black-Scholes option pricing model under the following assumptions:

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For nine months ended For the year ended For the year ended
December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009 March 31, 2008
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Weighted-Average
Fair Value
($/option) 2.82 to 3.16 0.98 to 2.01 1.15 to 1.77
Risk-Free
Interest Rate
(%) 1.31 to 2.61 1.50 to 3.10 3.20 to 4.25
Estimated Hold
Period Prior to
Exercise (years) 2 to 5 2 to 5 2 to 5
Volatility in
the Price of
Common Shares
(%) 37 to 43 31 to 49 30 to 33
Dividend Yield
per Common Share
(%) 5.95 to 6.07 5.37 to 9.93 4.05 to 5.52
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The Company recognized a total stock-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009 of $357,697 and $885,705 respectively (three and nine months ended December 31, 2008 - $245,835 and $603,483 respectively).

(e) Earnings Per Share:

The following tables summarize the earnings and weighted average number of Common and Non-Voting Shares used in calculating basic and diluted earnings per share:



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For three
months
ended
December
31, 2009 2008
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Weighted Weighted
Average Earnings Average Earnings
Shares Per Shares Per
Earnings Outstanding Share Earnings Outstanding Share
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Basic $4,000,252 17,697,655 $ 0.23 $4,904,289 17,274,544 $ 0.28
Dilutive
effect of
stock
options 348,132 177,597
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Diluted $4,000,252 18,045,787 $ 0.22 $4,904,289 17,452,141 $ 0.28
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For nine
months
ended
December
31, 2009 2008
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Weighted Weighted
Average Earnings Average Earnings
Shares Per Shares Per
Earnings Outstanding Share Earnings Outstanding Share
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Basic $9,103,452 17,521,358 $ 0.52 $10,499,018 17,145,169 $ 0.61
Dilutive
effect of
stock
options 439,348 247,911
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Diluted $9,103,452 17,960,706 $ 0.51 $10,499,018 17,393,080 $ 0.60
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During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009, 100,953 and 91,124 (three and nine months ended December 31, 2008 - 449,881 and 163,634 respectively) options were excluded from the computation of the weighted-average number of diluted shares outstanding because their exercise price was greater than the average market price of the common shares during the period.

7. CAPITAL MANAGEMENT:

The Company's objectives in managing capital are to ensure sufficient liquidity to pursue its strategy of organic growth combined with strategic acquisitions and to maximize the return to its shareholders. The capital structure of the Company consists of cash, credit facilities and shareholders' equity. The Company does not have any externally imposed capital requirements and does not presently utilize any quantitative measures to monitor its capital.

The Company's policy is to pay quarterly dividends based on the Company's overall financial performance and cash flow generation. In addition, since May 2005, the Company declared a special dividend after review of the completion of the immediately prior fiscal year results. Decisions on dividend payments are made on a quarterly basis by the Board of Directors. There can be no assurance as to the amount or payment of such dividends in the future.

Since November 2002, the Company embarked on a series of normal course issuer bids to buy back its shares. The latest normal course issuer bid is effective from March 3, 2009 to March 2, 2010. Reference is made to note 6(c).

The Company makes adjustments to its capital structure in light of general economic conditions and the Company's working capital requirements. In order to maintain or adjust its capital structure, the Company, upon approval from its Board of Directors, may pay dividends, buy back shares or undertake other activities as deemed appropriate under the specific circumstances. The Board of Directors reviews and approves any material transactions not in the ordinary course of business.

There were no changes in the Company's approach to capital management during the period.

8. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS:

(i) Classification of financial instruments



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Classification Measurement
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Cash Held for trading Fair value
Accounts receivable Loans and receivables Amortized cost
Accounts payable and accrued Other financial
liabilities liabilities Amortized cost
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(ii) Fair values of financial instruments

The carrying values of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments.

Overview:

The Company is exposed to risks of varying degrees of significance which could affect its ability to achieve its strategic objectives for growth. The main objectives of the Company's risk management process are to ensure that risks are properly identified and that the capital base is adequate in relation to those risks. The principal financial risks to which the Company is exposed are described below:

(a) Credit Risk:

Credit risk is the risk of an unexpected loss if a customer or third party to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligation and arises principally from the Company's cash and accounts receivable. The amounts reported in the balance sheet for accounts receivable are net of allowances for bad debts, estimated by the Company's management based on prior experience and their assessment of the current economic environment.

The Company's accounts receivable consist primarily of balances from customers operating in the oil and gas industry, both domestically and internationally, as the Company sells its products and services in approximately 50 countries worldwide. Some of these countries have greater economic and political risk than experienced in North America and as a result there may be greater risk associated with sales in those jurisdictions. The Company manages this risk by invoicing for the full license term in advance for the majority of software license sales and by invoicing as frequently as the contract allows for consulting and contract research services on a percentage-of-completion basis. In cases where collectability is not deemed probable, revenue is recognized upon receipt of cash, assuming all other criteria have been met. Historically, the Company has not experienced any significant losses related to individual customers or groups of customers in any particular geographic area; therefore, no allowance for doubtful accounts has been established at December 31, 2009.

As at December 31, 2009, the Company has a concentration of credit risk with six domestic and international customers who represent 44 percent of accounts receivable and $1,105,000 of accounts receivable are over 90 days. The Company assesses the creditworthiness of its customers on an ongoing basis and it regularly monitors the amount and age of balances outstanding. Accordingly, the Company views the credit risks on these amounts as normal for the industry.

The Company minimizes the credit risk of cash by depositing only with a reputable financial institution in highly liquid interest-bearing cash accounts.

The maximum credit exposure is represented by the carrying amount of cash and accounts receivable.

(b) Market Risk:

Market risk is the risk that changes in market prices of the Company's foreign exchange rates and interest rates will affect the Company's income or the value of its financial instruments.

The Company operates internationally and primarily prices its products in either the Canadian or US dollar. This gives rise to exposure to market risks from changes in the foreign exchange rates between the Canadian and US dollar. Approximately 73 percent of the Company's revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were denominated in US dollars and at December 31, 2009, the Company had approximately $6.2 million of its working capital denominated in US dollars. The Company currently does not use derivative instruments to hedge its exposure to those risks but as approximately 19 percent of the Company's total costs are also denominated in US dollars they provide a partial economic hedge against the fluctuation in this currency exchange. In addition, the Company manages levels of foreign currency held by converting excess US dollars into Canadian dollars at spot rates.

The Canadian operations are exposed to currency risk on US denominated financial assets and liabilities with fluctuations in the rate recognized as foreign exchange gains or losses in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings. It is estimated that a one cent change in the US dollar would result in a net change of approximately $42,000 on net earnings for the nine months ended December 31, 2009. A weaker US dollar with respect to the Canadian dollar will result in a negative impact while the reverse would result from a stronger US dollar.

The Company has significant cash balances and no interest-bearing debt. The Company's current policy is to invest excess cash in interest-bearing deposits and/or guaranteed investment certificates issued by its principal banker. The Company is exposed to interest cash flow risk from changes in interest rates on its cash balances. Based on the December 31, 2009 cash balance, each one percent change in the interest rate on the Company's cash balance would change net earnings by approximately $206,000.

(c) Liquidity risk:

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company is not able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due or can do so only at excessive cost. The Company manages liquidity risk through the management of its capital structure as outlined in note 7. The Company's growth is financed through a combination of the cash flows from operations and its cash balances on hand. Given the Company's available liquid resources as compared to the timing of the payments of its liabilities, management assesses the Company's liquidity risk to be low. The Company monitors its expenditures by preparing annual budgets which are updated periodically. At December 31, 2009, the Company has significant cash balances in excess of its obligations and over $800,000 of the line of credit (note 10) available for its use.

9. COMMITMENTS:

(a) Research Commitments:

On May 1, 2006, the Company entered into a two phased joint research and development agreement (the "DRMS Agreement"). Phase 1 of this project was completed in fiscal 2007 and work is ongoing on Phase 2. It is estimated that the second phase will take five years and that the Company's annual expenditures will approximate $2 million for its portion of the aggregate project costs.

During Phase 2, the DRMS Agreement provides the participants with withdrawal rights upon the payment of a withdrawal fee to the other participants of an amount equal to one year of the withdrawing party's share of budgeted project costs. In addition to the withdrawal fee, the withdrawing party may be liable for (i) 100 percent of resizing costs if the project is scaled back or (ii) a proportionate share of wind down costs should the other participants decide to terminate the project as a result of the withdrawal of the participant.

In conjunction with entering into this project, CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (the "Foundation"), the sole holder of the Company's Non-Voting Shares, agreed, subject to certain termination rights, to provide up to a maximum of $5.2 million in research grant funding to cover 50 percent of the Company's estimated share of costs over the duration of the project. For the nine months ended December 31, 2009, the Company has reflected $875,201 (2008 - $750,605) in research grants from the Foundation in revenue with respect to this project. To December 31, 2009 these research grants aggregate to $3,276,998 since commencement of the project.

(b) Lease Commitments:

The Company has operating lease commitments relating to its office premises with the minimum annual lease rental payments as follows:



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2010 298,000
2011 1,066,000
2012 1,068,000
2013 1,070,000
2014 1,071,000
2015 664,000
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10. LINE OF CREDIT:

The Company has arranged for a $1.0 million line of credit with its principal banker, which can be drawn down by way of a demand operating credit facility and/or letters of credit. As at December 31, 2009, US $165,003 had been drawn on this line of credit for performance bonds.



11. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

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For the three months ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Interest received $ 28,280 $ 146,230
Income taxes paid $ 1,402,451 $ 863,524
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For the nine months ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Interest received $ 95,137 $ 495,481
Income taxes paid $ 7,798,373 $ 3,273,673
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12. SEGMENTED INFORMATION:

Operating Segments
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Contract
For the three months Software Research and
ended December 31, 2009 Licenses Consulting Corporate Total
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Revenue $10,308,648 $ 730,990 $ 652,481 $11,692,119
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Gross profit 8,564,980 119,654 652,481 9,337,115
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General and
administrative expenses 1,102,326 1,102,326
Depreciation and
amortization 30,088 37,596 36,043 103,727
Product research and
development costs 2,210,664 2,210,664
Interest and other income
and foreign exchange 212,192 212,192
Income and other taxes 15,496 563 1,691,895 1,707,954
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Earnings (loss) for the
period $ 8,519,396 $ 81,495 $ (4,600,639) $ 4,000,252
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Operating Segments
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Contract
For the three months Software Research and
ended December 31, 2008 Licenses Consulting Corporate Total
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Revenue $10,320,236 $ 802,203 $ 537,586 $11,660,025
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Gross profit 8,802,098 185,549 537,586 9,525,233
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General and administrative
expenses 1,028,963 1,028,963
Depreciation and
amortization 30,227 17,323 35,986 83,536
Product research and
development costs 2,158,713 2,158,713
Interest and other income
and foreign exchange (999,909) (999,909)
Income and other taxes 226,613 4,467 2,118,561 2,349,641
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Earnings (loss) for the
period $ 8,545,258 $ 163,759 $ (3,804,728) $ 4,904,289
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Operating Segments
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Contract
For the nine months Software Research and
ended December 31, 2009 Licenses Consulting Corporate Total
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Revenue $27,315,436 $1,624,899 $ 2,070,479 $31,010,814
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Gross profit 22,070,615 (136,407) 2,069,925 24,004,133
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General and
administrative expenses 3,235,841 3,235,841
Depreciation and
amortization 85,258 82,812 106,276 274,346
Product research and
development costs 6,444,758 6,444,758
Interest and other
income and foreign
exchange 913,184 913,184
Income and other taxes 63,375 760 3,968,417 4,032,552
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Earnings (loss) for the
period $21,921,982 $ (219,979) $(12,598,551) $ 9,103,452
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Total Assets $ 6,947,540 $1,804,976 $ 32,731,121 $41,483,637
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Capital Expenditures $ 73,406 $ 237,073 $ 736,093 $ 1,046,572
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Operating Segments
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Contract
For the nine months ended Software Research and
December 31, 2008 Licenses Consulting Corporate Total
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Revenue $25,340,971 $2,491,505 $ 1,679,775 $29,512,251
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Gross profit 20,465,937 850,406 1,679,775 22,996,118
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General and administrative
expenses 2,771,097 2,771,097
Depreciation and
amortization 72,063 52,781 106,674 231,518
Product research and
development costs 5,784,726 5,784,726
Interest and other income
and foreign exchange (1,273,258) (1,273,258)
Income and other taxes 291,790 6,510 4,684,717 4,983,017
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Earnings (loss) for the
period $20,102,084 $ 791,115 $(10,394,181) $10,499,018
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Total Assets $ 9,024,336 $1,712,727 $ 30,850,496 $41,587,559
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Capital Expenditures $ 190,200 $ 24,996 $ 269,079 $ 484,275
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Geographic Segments
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For the nine months
ended December 31, 2009 2008
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Property and Property and
Revenue Equipment Revenue Equipment
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Canada $ 9,794,084 $ 1,343,973 $ 9,074,374 $ 998,974
United States 5,485,838 151,677 4,956,506 168,699
Other Foreign 15,730,892 73,714 15,481,371 43,668
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$31,010,814 $ 1,569,364 $29,512,251 $ 1,211,341
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In the nine months ended December 31, 2009, the Company derived 13.6 percent (2008 - 13.3 percent) of its revenue from one customer.

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