Auto and general liability expense for the fourth quarter was $6.2 million, up from $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. The increase was primarily due to a $1.5 million negative actuarial claims adjustment recognized in 2007 compared to a $3.0 million positive actuarial claims adjustment in 2006. In addition, the Company expensed a $0.9 million settlement related to third-party claims administrator fees.
Net loss for the fourth quarter was $1.2 million, or a loss of $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.1 million, or earnings of $0.04 per diluted share for the same prior-year period.
Fourth-quarter EBITDA from continuing operations was $8.7 million compared to $17.0 million for the same prior-year period.
Results of Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2007
Consolidated net revenue for fiscal 2007 increased 3.8 percent, or $17.1 million, to $467.6 million, compared to $450.5 million for fiscal 2006. Ambulance and related services revenue increased 2.7 percent, or $10.3 million, to $394.1 million, compared to $383.8 million for the prior year. Other services revenue, including fire protection services, increased 10.2 percent, or $6.8 million, to $73.5 million, compared to $66.7 million for the prior year. On a consolidated basis, period-over-period net revenue growth was driven primarily by same-service area market expansion, new contracts for emergency and non-emergency ambulance services as well as master fire services, higher subsidies negotiated under 911-emergency contracts, and rate increases on master and subscription fire contracts.
Payroll and employee benefits for fiscal 2007 increased $22.4 million,
or 8.3 percent, to $291.3 million, compared to $268.9 million for fiscal
2006. The year-over-year increase included a $3.7 million increase in
employee health insurance expense due to higher claims paid under the
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