I have posted to this issue before, though I thought that we would have gotten the CLRS management hint by Friday 01-04-2002. Instead we got it two days later on Tuesday 01-08-2002.
Given that their PR only stated when the Q4-01 numbers will be announced, and not a warning, my guess IMHO is that CLRS made the revenue numbers provided during the Q3-01 CC. In fact, I would venture to state that they have exceeded their last guidance. Although that may sound promising, we should be aware that the guidance given in October 2001 for Q4, were less than stellar.
Here is hoping for good numbers and some evidence of better times with the MS / GP partnership.