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Decker Corporation: Detailed Financial and Performance Analysis"

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The financial performance of Black &amp. Decker posts its acquisition of Emhart Corporation had been standard. A simple glance at the ten-year consolidated financials would tell us that sales have grown only by an average of 42% ($1348 Million) from 1989 to 1999. A deeper analysis throws light on the fact that sales numbers have grown only from 1989 to 1994. Post-1994, though sales during 1996-1997 shot up to $4900 million marks, the rest of the period have only had a stable number revolving around the $4,500 Million marks. A quick glimpse at the 10year financials shocks the reader that the Operating Income has grown over 100% during 1989 – 1999 period. But analysis reveals that the average growth in Operating income over the 10 years has been very meager with negative growth being recorded in 3 out of the 10 years. Actual average stands at 9.4% growth as an average of 10 years. In the year 1998, the company recorded an earning (loss) from continuing operations at ($754.6) Million, but quickly took hold of the situation and revised its earnings from continuing operations to a profit of $300.3 Million the next year. A striking feature of the company is its large reduction in the number of employees from 1989 to 1999. The company’s employee strength stood at 38,600 during 1989, while it reported its employee strength at 22,106 during 1999. But analysis reveals that the average growth in Operating income over the 10 years has been very meager with negative growth being recorded in 3 out of the 10 years. Actual average stands at 9.4% growth as an average of 10 years. In the year 1998, the company recorded an earning (loss) from continuing operations at ($754.6) Million, but quickly took hold of the situation and revised its earnings from continuing operations to a profit of $300.3 Million the next year. A striking feature of the company is its large reduction in the number of employees from 1989 to 1999. The company‚Äôs employee strength stood at 38,600 during 1989, while it reported its employee strength at 22,106 during 1999.&nbsp.