Once these most recent quarterly results are finalized, they will be run through TheStreet.com Ratings' model and our ratings will be adjusted accordingly. To keep up to date on all of our ratings, visit TheStreet.com Ratings Screener. On February 27, 2009, Republic Services ( RSG), a solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services provider, reported that it swung to a net loss during Q4 FY08, hurt by restructuring and other charges. Net loss stood at $131.70 million, or $0.55 per share, compared to a profit of $82.10 million, or $0.44 per share, in the prior year's quarter. Excluding special items, earnings declined 6.8% to $0.41 per share, thereby missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 per share. Total revenue for the fourth quarter soared 56.3% to $1.24 billion from $796.00 million, driven by the acquisition of Allied Waste Industries. Looking at the company's business segments, collection revenue spiked 60.1% to $973.60 million from $608.10 million, helped by a 63.5% increase from residential collection, a 64.4% increase from commercial collection, and a 49.5% increase from industrial collection revenue. Additionally, revenue from the transfer and disposal segment spiked 60.2% to $228.50 million from $142.60 million in the year-ago quarter. However, other revenue declined 6.6% to $42.30 million from $45.30 million on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter under review, Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries completed their merger to create one waste and environmental services provider. Recently, the company declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share, payable on April 15, 2009. For FY08, total revenue advanced 16.0% to $3.69 billion from $3.18 billion in the previous year. Net income for the year plummeted 74.6% to $73.80 million, or $0.37 per share, from $290.20 million, or $1.51 per share, in FY07. Looking forward to FY09, the company expects revenue to increase by approximately 129.0%. Furthermore, earnings before the impact of the Allied merger and restructuring charges are anticipated to be in the range of $1.70 to $1.75 per share.