Black & Decker Corp

Industry: Tools Appliances

Fortune Rank: 435

BDK manufactures, markets and services power tools and accessories, residential security hardware, household appliances and metal and plastic fasteners/fastening systems for commercial applications. For the 6 months ended 7/3/05, revenue rose 35% to $3.22B. Net income from cont. ops. rose 54% to $301.9M. Results reflect higher sales of power tools and plumbing products and a $55M favorable insurance settlement.

The Black & Decker Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology-based fastening systems. The Company is also a global supplier of engineered fastening and assembly systems. The Company operates in three business segments: Power Tools and Accessories, including consumer and professional power tools and accessories, lawn and garden tools, electric cleaning and lighting products, and product service; Hardware and Home Improvement, including security hardware and plumbing products, and Fastening and Assembly Systems. In January 2004, the Company completed the sale of two European security hardware businesses, Corbin and NEMEF. In October 2004, the Company acquired the Porter-Cable and Delta Tools Group (Tools Group) from Pentair, Inc. The Tools Group includes the Porter-Cable, Delta, DeVilbiss Air Power Company, Oldham Saw and FLEX businesses.

Black & Decker Corp

Black & Decker Corp is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Black & Decker Corp was ranked number 435 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 435th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Black & Decker Corp achieved revenue of $4,775.10 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $132.50 million.

Black & Decker Corp's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 408th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,086 million (a change of -2 million compared to 2010) and profits of $294 million (a change of -161 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Black & Decker Corp would be ranked 343rd rather than 435th due to its profits of $133 in 2010.

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