Tampa, Florida-based Outback Steakhouse yesterday [Tuesday] reported that income for the three months ended 31 December 2001 before the impact of charges to write down impaired assets and costs associated with restaurant closings (net of the related tax effect) was US$35.17m, equal to US$0.45 per share (diluted), compared with US$31.68m or US$0.41 per share (diluted) for the same period in 2000.