Columbus, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms yesterday [Tuesday] announced financial results for the fiscal third quarter and nine months ended 25 January 2002. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were US$0.46, up 39% from a year ago and above the guidance provided in the company's preliminary announcement on 8 January. During January, same-store sales in the company's restaurant business remained stronger than expected, while profit margins in both the restaurant and food products segments were significantly above the year-earlier levels.