Target Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings Adjusted EPS of $1.05 and GAAP EPS of $0.77 *First quarter earnings were below expectations as a result of soft sales in seasonal and weather-related categories *The Company opened its first 24 Canadian stores in the first quarter as part of its plan to open 124 stores in Canada by the end of the year *In the first quarter, Target returned $779 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchase Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- May 22, 2013 Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today reported first quarter net earnings of $498 million, or $0.77 per share, which includes: *Losses related to the early retirement of debt of (41) cents per share; *EPS dilution related to the Canadian Segment of (24) cents, and; *Net accounting gains of 36 cents associated with the sale of Target’s entire consumer credit card receivables portfolio to TD Bank Group. Adjusted earnings per share, a measure the Company believes is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of its U.S. operations, were $1.05 in first quarter 2013, down 5.0 percent from $1.11 in 2012. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures is provided in the tables attached to this press release. All earnings per share figures refer to diluted earnings per share. “Target’s first quarter earnings were below expectations as a result of softer-than-expected sales, particularly in apparel and other seasonal and weather-sensitive categories,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. “While we are disappointed in our first quarter performance, we remain confident in our strategy, and we continue to invest in initiatives, including Canada, our digital channels and CityTarget, that will drive Target’s long-term growth.” Fiscal 2013 Earnings Guidance In second quarter 2013, the Company expects adjusted EPS of $1.09 to $1.19 and GAAP EPS of $0.90 to $1.00. The difference between the adjusted and GAAP EPS ranges reflects expected dilution of approximately (16) cents related to Canadian operations, and (3) cents related to the expected reduction in the beneficial interest asset recorded on the sale of our credit card portfolio. For full-year 2013, the Company now expects adjusted EPS of $4.70 to $4.90, compared with prior guidance of $4.85 to $5.05. GAAP EPS is expected to be $4.12 to $4.32, approximately 58 cents lower than adjusted EPS due to: *Losses related to the early retirement of debt of (42) cents per share; *Expected EPS dilution related to the Canadian Segment of approximately (45) cents, and; *Net accounting gains of approximately 29 cents associated with the sale of Target’s entire consumer credit card receivables portfolio to TD Bank Group. U.S. Segment Results In first quarter 2013, sales increased 0.5 percent to $16.6 billion from $16.5 billion last year, reflecting a 0.6 percent decline in comparable-store sales combined with the contribution from new stores. Segment earnings before interest expense and income taxes (EBIT) were $1,239 million in the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 7.5 percent from $1,340 million in 2012. As a reminder, following the sale of the U.S. credit card portfolio in March 2013, Target’s historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment results were combined to form a new U.S. Segment. Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses in the new U.S. Segment include income from the profit-sharing arrangement with TD Bank Group, net of servicing expenses. In prior periods, credit card revenues, net of credit card expenses, from the historical U.S. Credit Card Segment have been classified within U.S. Segment SG&A expenses.^(1) In addition, beginning with fiscal 2013, Target made changes to certain vendor agreements regarding payments received in support of marketing programs. As a result, these payments are being recorded as a reduction to U.S. Segment cost of sales rather than a reduction to SG&A expenses, creating equivalent year-over-year increases in both gross margin and SG&A expense rates. This change has no effect on U.S. Segment EBITDA and EBIT margin rates. First quarter EBITDA margin rate was 10.4 percent, compared with 11.2 percent in the revised U.S. Segment and 10.3 percent in the historical U.S. Retail Segment in first quarter 2012. First quarter EBIT margin rate was 7.5 percent, compared with 8.1 percent in the revised U.S. Segment and 7.3 percent in the historical U.S. Retail Segment in first quarter 2012. First quarter gross margin rate increased to 30.7 percent in 2013 from 30.2 percent in 2012, reflecting category rate improvements combined with a 0.2 percentage-point benefit from changes to the Company’s vendor agreements, partially offset by the impact of the Company’s integrated growth strategies. First quarter SG&A expense rate was 20.3 percent in 2013, compared with 2012 rates of 19.0 percent in the revised U.S. Segment and 19.9 percent in the historical U.S. Retail Segment. Compared with the U.S. Segment in first quarter 2012, the SG&A expense rate increase was primarily driven by a smaller benefit from credit card income (including the impact of profit-sharing with TD Bank) and an increase in technology investments. In addition, the change in Target’s vendor agreements increased first quarter 2013 SG&A rate by approximately 0.2 percentage points, offsetting the equivalent benefit to the gross margin rate. ^1Quarterly and full-year historical information for the three most recently completed years reflecting the impact of the reclassification, and the results for our two segments, U.S. and Canadian, are attached as Exhibit (99) to our current report on Form 8-K filed April 16, 2013. Canadian Segment Results Target opened its first 24 Canadian stores in March 2013, which generated sales of $86 million in the first quarter with a gross margin rate of 38.4 percent. EBIT for the first quarter was $(205) million, as gross margin of $33 million was offset by $238 million in start-up expenses, operating expenses, depreciation and amortization related to the Company’s market entry. Canadian operations reduced Target’s GAAP earnings per share by 24 cents in first quarter 2013^2. ^2This amount includes interest expense and tax expense that are not included in the segment measure of profit. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures is included in the tables attached to this release. Interest Expense and Taxes Net interest expense increased to $629 million in first quarter 2013, compared with $184 million in first quarter 2012, due to a $445 million charge related to the early retirement of debt. The Company’s effective income tax rate was 36.0 percent in the first quarter, compared with 36.7 percent in first quarter 2012. Capital Returned to Shareholders In first quarter 2013, the Company repurchased approximately 8.5 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $64.04 for a total investment of $547 million. The Company also paid dividends of $232 million during the quarter. Accounting Considerations Following the close of the sale of its entire U.S. consumer credit card receivables portfolio to TD Bank Group, Target recognized net pre-tax accounting gains of approximately $391 million. The gains reflect $166 million related to cash received in excess of the book value of the receivables, net of transaction costs, and $225 million related to the beneficial interest asset. The beneficial interest asset effectively represents a receivable for the present value of future profit-sharing Target expects to receive on the receivables sold. The Company estimates the asset will be reduced over a four-year period, with larger reductions in the early years. During the first quarter, the beneficial interest asset was reduced by $17 million. Inclusive of all of these impacts, the net impact of the transaction benefitted first quarter GAAP EPS by 36 cents. Miscellaneous Target Corporation will webcast its first quarter earnings conference call at 9:30 a.m. CDT today. Investors and the media are invited to listen to the call through the Company’s website at www.target.com/investors (click on “events & presentations”). A telephone replay of the call will be available beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. CDT today through the end of business on May 24, 2013. The replay number is (855) 859-2056 (passcode: 78414341). Statements in this release regarding second quarter and full year 2013 earnings guidance, including the expected impact related to the credit card receivables transaction on earnings performance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements speak only as of the date they are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially. The most important risks and uncertainties are described in Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013. In addition to the GAAP results provided in this release, the Company provides adjusted diluted earnings per share for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively. This measure is not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The most comparable GAAP measure is diluted earnings per share. Management believes adjusted EPS is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of the Company’s U.S. operations. Adjusted EPS should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Other companies may calculate adjusted EPS differently than the Company does, limiting the usefulness of the measure for comparisons with other companies. About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,832 stores – 1,784 in the United States and 48 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. TARGET CORPORATION Consolidated Statements of Operations Three Months Ended May 4, April 28, (millions, except per 2013 2012 Change share data) (unaudited) Sales $ 16,706 $ 16,537 1.0 % Credit card revenues - 330 (100.0 ) Total revenues 16,706 16,867 (1.0 ) Cost of sales 11,563 11,541 0.2 Selling, general and 3,590 3,392 5.8 administrative expenses Credit card expenses - 120 (100.0 ) Depreciation and 536 529 1.4 amortization Gain on receivables (391 ) - n/a transaction Earnings before interest expense and 1,408 1,285 9.6 income taxes Net interest expense 629 184 243.1 Earnings before income 779 1,101 (29.3 ) taxes Provision for income 281 404 (30.6 ) taxes Net earnings $ 498 $ 697 (28.5 ) % Basic earnings per $ 0.78 $ 1.05 (25.8 ) % share Diluted earnings per $ 0.77 $ 1.04 (26.0 ) % share Weighted average common shares outstanding Basic 642.1 666.3 (3.6 ) % Dilutive impact of 7.4 6.1 share-based awards^(a) Diluted 649.5 672.4 (3.4 ) % ^(a)Excludes 4.4 million and 11.5 million share-based awards for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively, because their effects were antidilutive. Subject to reclassification TARGET CORPORATION Consolidated Statements of Financial Position May 4, February 2, April 28, (millions) 2013 2013 2012 Assets (unaudited) (unaudited) Cash and cash equivalents, including $ 1,819 $ 784 $ 675 short-term investments of $1,112, $130 and $18 Inventory 8,099 7,903 7,670 Other current assets 1,939 1,860 1,698 Credit card receivables, - 5,841 - held for sale Credit card receivables, net of allowance of $0, - - 5,548 $0 and $395 Total current assets 11,857 16,388 15,591 Property and equipment Land 6,213 6,206 6,136 Buildings and 28,949 28,653 27,037 improvements Fixtures and equipment 5,199 5,362 4,979 Computer hardware and 2,382 2,567 2,275 software Construction-in-progress 1,348 1,176 1,232 Accumulated depreciation (13,017 ) (13,311 ) (12,151 ) Property and equipment, 31,074 30,653 29,508 net Other noncurrent assets 1,303 1,122 1,076 Total assets $ 44,234 $ 48,163 $ 46,175 Liabilities and shareholders' investment Accounts payable $ 6,721 $ 7,056 $ 6,292 Accrued and other current 3,915 3,981 3,671 liabilities Current portion of long-term debt and other 523 2,994 2,483 borrowings Total current liabilities 11,159 14,031 12,446 Long-term debt and other 13,691 14,654 14,967 borrowings Deferred income taxes 1,295 1,311 1,209 Other noncurrent 1,569 1,609 1,690 liabilities Total noncurrent 16,555 17,574 17,866 liabilities Shareholders' investment Common stock 53 54 55 Additional paid-in 4,159 3,925 3,595 capital Retained earnings 12,873 13,155 12,854 Accumulated other comprehensive loss Pension and other benefit (492 ) (532 ) (610 ) liabilities Currency translation adjustment and cash flow (73 ) (44 ) (31 ) hedges Total shareholders' 16,520 16,558 15,863 investment Total liabilities and $ 44,234 $ 48,163 $ 46,175 shareholders' investment Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par value; 641,253,199, 645,294,423 and 661,096,903 shares issued and outstanding at May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively. Preferred Stock Authorized 5,000,000 shares, $.01 par value; no shares were issued or outstanding at May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 or April 28, 2012. Subject to reclassification TARGET CORPORATION Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Three Months Ended May 4, April 28, (millions)(unaudited) 2013 2012 Operating activities Net earnings $ 498 $ 697 Reconciliation to cash flow Depreciation and amortization 536 529 Share-based compensation 29 25 expense Deferred income taxes (66 ) 7 Bad debt expense^(a) 41 52 Gain on receivables (391 ) - transaction Loss on debt extinguishment 445 - Noncash (gains)/losses and 8 2 other, net Changes in operating accounts: Accounts receivable originated 157 142 at Target Proceeds on sale of accounts receivable originated at 2,717 - Target Inventory (175 ) 248 Other current assets (64 ) 88 Other noncurrent assets 20 (3 ) Accounts payable (375 ) (566 ) Accrued and other current (146 ) 28 liabilities Other noncurrent liabilities (4 ) 58 Cash flow provided by 3,230 1,307 operations Investing activities Expenditures for property and (901 ) (829 ) equipment Proceeds from disposal of 19 1 property and equipment Change in accounts receivable 121 185 originated at third parties Proceeds from sale of accounts receivable originated at third 3,020 - parties Cash paid for acquisitions, (58 ) - net of cash assumed Other investments 52 (16 ) Cash flow provided by/(required for) investing 2,253 (659 ) activities Financing activities Change in commercial paper, (970 ) 450 net Additions to long-term debt - 500 Reductions of long-term debt (2,916 ) (1,005 ) Dividends paid (232 ) (201 ) Repurchase of stock (540 ) (592 ) Stock option exercises and 209 82 related tax benefit Other - (2 ) Cash flow required for (4,449 ) (768 ) financing activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash 1 1 equivalents Net increase/(decrease) in 1,035 (119 ) cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at 784 794 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents at $ 1,819 $ 675 end of period ^(a)Includes net write-offs of credit card receivables prior to the sale of receivables on March 13, 2013, and bad debt expense on credit card receivables during the three months ended April 28, 2012. Subject to reclassification TARGET CORPORATION U.S. Segment U.S. Segment Three Months Ended Results May 4, April 28, (millions) 2013 2012 Change (unaudited) Sales $ 16,620 $ 16,537 0.5 % Cost of sales 11,509 11,541 (0.3 ) Gross margin 5,111 4,996 2.3 SG&A expenses^(a) 3,381 3,148 7.4 EBITDA 1,730 1,848 (6.4 ) Depreciation and 491 508 (3.3 ) amortization EBIT $ 1,239 $ 1,340 (7.5 ) % Note: Prior period results have been revised to reflect the combination of our historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment into one U.S. Segment. ^(a)SG&A includes credit card revenues and expenses for both periods presented prior to the close of the transaction. For the three months ended May 4, 2013, SG&A also includes $105 million of profit sharing income from the arrangement with TD Bank. EBITDA is earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBIT is earnings before interest expense and income taxes. Prior period results have been revised to reflect the combination of our historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment into one U.S. Segment. U.S. Segment 2013 U.S. Segment Change vs. Rate Analysis Three Months Ended April 28, 2012 2012 Reconciliation Impact of Three Historical Historical Historical U.S. Months U.S. Credit Card U.S. U.S. U.S. Retail Ended Segment, Retail Segment, (unaudited) May 4, as Segment^(a) Segment as Segment^(c) 2013 revised revised^(b) Gross margin 30.7 % 30.2 % - pp 30.2 % 0.5 pp 0.5 pp rate SG&A expense 20.3 19.0 (0.9 ) 19.9 1.3 0.4 rate EBITDA margin 10.4 11.2 0.9 10.3 (0.8 ) 0.1 rate Depreciation and 3.0 3.1 0.1 3.0 (0.1 ) - amortization expense rate EBIT margin 7.5 8.1 0.8 7.3 (0.6 ) 0.2 rate Rate analysis metrics are computed by dividing the applicable amount by sales. ^(a)Represents the impact of combining the historical U.S. Credit Card Segment and the U.S. Retail Segment into one U.S. Segment for the three months ended April 28, 2012. U.S. Segment results, as revised, for prior periods reflect lower SG&A rates and increased EBIT and EBITDA margin rates resulting from the inclusion of credit card profits, net of expenses, within SG&A, as compared to historical U.S. Retail Segment results for the same period. ^(b)Represents the difference between the U.S. Segment rates for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and the U.S. Segment rates, as revised, for the three months ended April 28, 2012. ^(c)Represents the difference between the U.S. Segment rates for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and the historical U.S. Retail Segment rates for the three months ended April 28, 2012. Comparable-Store Sales Three Months Ended May 4, April 28, (unaudited) 2013 2012 Comparable-store sales (0.6 ) % 5.3 % change Drivers of change in comparable-store sales: Number of transactions (1.9 ) 2.0 Average transaction amount 1.3 3.2 Selling price per unit (0.6 ) 2.6 Units per transaction 1.8 0.6 The comparable-store sales increases or decreases above are calculated by comparing sales in fiscal year periods with comparable prior-year periods of equivalent length. REDcard Penetration Three Months Ended May 4, April 28, (unaudited) 2013 2012 Target Credit Cards 8.5 % 7.1 % Target Debit Card 8.6 4.5 Total REDcard Penetration 17.1 % 11.6 % Represents the percentage of Target sales that are paid for using REDcards. Number of Stores and Number of Stores Retail Square Feet^(a) Retail Square Feet May February April May 4, February April 4, 2, 28, 2, 28, (unaudited) 2013 2013 2012 2013 2013 2012 General merchandise 359 391 521 42,435 46,584 62,464 stores Expanded food 1,168 1,131 992 151,119 146,249 128,885 assortment stores SuperTarget 251 251 251 44,500 44,500 44,503 stores CityTarget 6 5 - 614 514 - stores Total 1,784 1,778 1,764 238,668 237,847 235,852 ^(a) In thousands; reflects total square feet, less office, distribution center and vacant space. Subject to reclassification TARGET CORPORATION Canadian Segment Canadian Segment Three Months Ended Results May 4, April 28, (millions) 2013 2012 Change (unaudited) Sales $ 86 $ - n/a % Cost of sales 53 - n/a Gross margin 33 - n/a SG&A expenses^(a) 193 34 461.3 EBITDA (160 ) (34 ) 365.2 Depreciation and 45 21 113.4 amortization^(b) EBIT $ (205 ) $ (55 ) 269.1 % ^(a)SG&A expenses include start-up and operating expenses. ^(b)Depreciation and amortization results from depreciation of capital lease assets and leasehold interests. For the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, the lease payment obligation also gave rise to $19 million and $20 million of interest expense, respectively. Canadian Segment Rate Analysis Reconciliation Three Months Ended (unaudited) May 4, 2013 Gross margin rate 38.4 % SG&A expense rate 223.9 EBITDA margin rate (185.6 ) Depreciation and amortization expense rate 52.6 EBIT margin rate (238.1 ) REDcard Penetration Three Months Ended (unaudited) May 4, 2013 Target Credit Cards 1.0 % Target Debit Card 1.0 Total REDcard Penetration 2.0 % Represents the percentage of Target sales that are paid for using REDcards. Number of Stores and Number of Stores Retail Square Feet^(a) Retail Square Feet May 4, February 2, May 4, February 2, (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2013 General merchandise 24 - 2,832 - stores ^(a) In thousands; reflects total square feet, less office, distribution center and vacant space. Subject to reclassification TARGET CORPORATION Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Three Months Ended May 4, April 28, (unaudited) 2013 2012 Change GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.77 $ 1.04 (26.0 )% Adjustments 0.28 0.07 Adjusted diluted earnings per $ 1.05 $ 1.11 (5.0 )% share A detailed reconciliation is provided below. Consolidated (millions, except per share U.S. Canadian Other GAAP Total data) (unaudited) Three Months Ended May 4, 2013 Segment profit $ 1,239 $ (205 ) $ - $ 1,034 Net interest 165 19 445 ^(d) 629 expense Gain on receivables - - (391 ) (391 ) transaction^(a) Reduction of beneficial - - 17 17 interest asset Earnings before 1,074 (224 ) (71 ) 779 income taxes Provision for 391 (71 ) (39 ) ^(e) 281 income taxes^(b) Net earnings $ 683 $ (153 ) $ (32 ) $ 498 Diluted earnings $ 1.05 $ (0.24 ) $ (0.05 ) $ 0.77 per share^(c) Three Months Ended April 28, 2012 Segment profit $ 1,340 $ (55 ) $ - $ 1,285 Net interest 164 20 - 184 expense Earnings before 1,176 (75 ) - 1,101 income taxes Provision for 432 (20 ) (8 ) ^(e) 404 income taxes^(b) Net earnings $ 744 $ (55 ) $ 8 $ 697 Diluted earnings $ 1.11 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.01 $ 1.04 per share^(c) Note: Our segment measure of profit is used by management to evaluate the return on our investment and to make operating decisions. To provide additional transparency, we have disclosed non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes the impact of our 2013 Canadian market entry, adjustments related to the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables portfolio, favorable resolution of various income tax matters and the loss on early retirement of debt. We believe this information is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our U.S. operations. The sum of the non-GAAP adjustments may not equal the total adjustment amounts due to rounding. ^(a) Represents consideration received from the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables in the first quarter of 2013 in excess of the recorded amount of the receivables. Consideration included a beneficial interest asset of $225 million. ^(b) Taxes are allocated to our business segments based on estimated income tax rates applicable to the operations of the segment for the period. ^(c) For the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, average diluted shares outstanding were 649.5 million and 672.4 million, respectively. ^(d) Represents the loss on early retirement of debt. ^(e) Represents the effect of resolution of income tax matters. The results for the three months ended May 4, 2013 also include a $138 million tax expense for the gain on receivables transaction and the reduction of the beneficial interest asset, and a $176 million tax benefit related to the loss on early retirement of debt. Subject to reclassification Contact: Target Corporation John Hulbert, Investors, 612-761-6627 or Stacey Wempen, Financial Media, 612-761-6785 or Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400
Target Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings
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