I always worry about gun companies due to politics. Large companies have to take the boon years and plan for the bust years...because THEY ARE COMING!!
Remington has had an especially rough road of late. The model 700 class action suit was very damaging (but mostly their own damn fault), the R51 debacle...well, as best I can tell...it's still ongoing. While MUCH more reliable, they're still not as reliable as the public is going to demand.
Then there was the purchase of Para Ord, a company greatly in decline at the time of purchase.
Remington shut down the PO brand, but PO seems to have greatly boosted the Remington branded 1911's. Rem's 1911 brand has greatly increased their offerings and they're offering guns that people want. Unfortunately, I think when you look at the numbers being sold right now, it's still quite a bit less than PO and Rem were selling before...But as best I can tell, the new ones are overall better guns...so all is not lost there.
Now couple that with generally declining sales of sporting arms, and the fact that Remington's quality has dropped on the model 700 rifles.