The Earthgrains Company (NYSE: EGR), the second-largest producer of packaged bread and bakery products in the United States, today reported fourth quarter fiscal 2001 earnings per diluted share of $0.13 on net income of $5.6 million. The results compare with year-ago fourth quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.26 on net income of $11.0 million, excluding the impact of a $5.4 million pretax write-off for a distributor's bankruptcy (all applicable comparisons below exclude the write-off).