10-K 1 tgt-20140201x10k.htm 10-K TGT-2014.02.01-10K


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
 
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014
OR
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                                    to                                     
Commission file number 1-6049
 
TARGET CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
 
 
Minnesota
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
41-0215170
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
55403
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 612/304-6073
Securities Registered Pursuant To Section 12(B) Of The Act:

 
 
 
Title of Each Class
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0833 per share
 
New York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes x No o
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Aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant on August 3, 2013 was 45,036,171,526, based on the closing price of $71.50 per share of Common Stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Index.
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of registrant's classes of Common Stock, as of the latest practicable date. Total shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0833, outstanding at March 10, 2014 were 633,174,692.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
1.    Portions of Target's Proxy Statement to be filed on or about April 28, 2014 are incorporated into Part III.




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PART I
Item 1.    Business

General

Target Corporation (Target, the Corporation or the Company) was incorporated in Minnesota in 1902. We offer our customers, referred to as "guests," both everyday essentials and fashionable, differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. Our ability to deliver a preferred shopping experience to our guests is supported by our strong supply chain and technology infrastructure, a devotion to innovation that is ingrained in our organization and culture, and our disciplined approach to managing our business and investing in future growth.
We operate as two reportable segments: U.S. and Canadian. Our U.S. Segment includes all of our U.S. retail operations, which are designed to enable guests to purchase products seamlessly in stores, online or through mobile devices. The U.S. Segment also includes our credit card servicing activities and certain centralized operating and corporate activities not allocated to our Canadian Segment. Our Canadian Segment includes all of our Canadian retail operations, including 124 stores opened during 2013. We currently do not have a digital sales channel within our Canadian Segment.
Prior to the first quarter of 2013, we operated a U.S. Credit Card Segment that offered credit to qualified guests through our branded credit cards: the Target Credit Card and the Target Visa Credit Card. In the first quarter of 2013, we sold our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio, and TD Bank Group (TD) now underwrites, funds and owns Target Credit Card and Target Visa consumer receivables in the U.S. We perform account servicing and primary marketing functions and earn a substantial portion of the profits generated by the portfolio. Following the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD, we combined our historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment into one U.S. Segment. Refer to Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and Note 6 of the Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, for more information on the credit card receivables transaction and segment change.

Data Breach

During the fourth quarter of 2013, we experienced a data breach in which an intruder stole certain payment card and other guest information from our network (the Data Breach). For further information about the Data Breach, see Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Financial Highlights

For information about our fiscal years, see Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplemental Data - Note 1, Summary of Accounting Policies, of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
For information on key financial highlights and segment financial information, see the items referenced in Item 6, Selected Financial Data, Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplemental Data — Note 28, Segment Reporting, of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Seasonality

A larger share of annual revenues and earnings traditionally occurs in the fourth quarter because it includes the peak sales period from Thanksgiving to the end of December.

Merchandise

We sell a wide assortment of general merchandise and food. Our general merchandise and CityTarget stores offer an edited food assortment, including perishables, dry grocery, dairy and frozen items, while our SuperTarget stores offer a full line of food items comparable to traditional supermarkets. Our digital channels include a wide assortment of general merchandise, including many items found in our stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors, that are only sold online.

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A significant portion of our sales is from national brand merchandise. Approximately one-third of 2013 sales related to our owned and exclusive brands, including but not limited to the following:

Owned Brands
 
 
Archer Farms®
Gilligan & O'Malley®
Sutton & Dodge®
Simply Balanced™
Market Pantry®
Threshold™
Boots & Barkley®
Merona®
up & up®
CHEFS®
Room Essentials®
Wine Cube®
Circo®
Smith & Hawken®
Xhilaration®
Embark®
Spritz™
 
 
 
 
Exclusive Brands
 
 
Assets® by Sarah Blakely
Genuine Kids from OshKosh®
Nate Berkus for Target®
C9 by Champion®
Giada De Laurentiis™ for Target®
Nick & Nora®
Carlton®
Harajuku Mini for Target®
Shaun White
Chefmate®
Just One You made by Carter's
Simply Shabby Chic®
Cherokee®
Kid Made Modern®
Sonia Kashuk®
Converse® One Star®
Kitchen Essentials® from Calphalon®
Thomas O'Brien®
dENiZEN™ from Levi's®
Liz Lange® for Target
 
Fieldcrest®
Mossimo Supply Company®
 

We also sell merchandise through periodic exclusive design and creative partnerships, and also generate revenue from in-store amenities such as Target Café, Target Clinic, Target Pharmacy and Target Photo, and leased or licensed departments such as Target Optical, Pizza Hut, Portrait Studio and Starbucks.

Distribution

The vast majority of merchandise is distributed to our stores through our network of 40 distribution centers, 37 in the United States and 3 in Canada. General merchandise is shipped to and from our distribution centers by common carriers. Certain food items and other merchandise is shipped directly to our stores in the U.S. and Canada by vendors or third party distributors.

Employees

At February 1, 2014, we employed approximately 366,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, referred to as "team members." During our peak sales period from Thanksgiving to the end of December, our employment levels peaked at approximately 416,000 team members. We offer a broad range of company-paid benefits to our team members. Eligibility for, and the level of, these benefits varies, depending on team members' full-time or part-time status, compensation level, date of hire and/or length of service. These company-paid benefits include a pension plan,
401(k) plan, medical and dental plans, a retiree medical plan, disability insurance, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, various team member assistance programs, life insurance and merchandise discounts. We believe our team member relations are good.

Working Capital

Our working capital needs are greater in the months leading up to our peak sales period from Thanksgiving to the end of December, which we typically finance with cash flow provided by operations and short-term borrowings. Additional details are provided in the Liquidity and Capital Resources section in Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Effective inventory management is key to our ongoing success. We use various techniques including demand forecasting and planning and various forms of replenishment management. We achieve effective inventory management by being in-stock in core product offerings, maintaining positive vendor relationships, and carefully planning inventory levels for seasonal and apparel items to minimize markdowns.


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Competition

We compete with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, internet retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other forms of retail commerce. Our ability to positively differentiate ourselves from other retailers and provide a compelling value proposition largely determine our competitive position within the retail industry.

Intellectual Property

Our brand image is a critical element of our business strategy. Our principal trademarks, including Target, SuperTarget and our "Bullseye Design," have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also seek to obtain and preserve intellectual property protection for our owned brands.

Geographic Information

The vast majority of our revenues are generated within the United States. During 2013, a modest percentage of our revenues were generated in Canada. The vast majority of our long-lived assets are located within the United States and Canada.

Available Information

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act are available free of charge at www.Target.com/Investors as soon as reasonably practicable after we file such material with, or furnish it to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our Corporate Governance Guidelines, Business Conduct Guide, Corporate Responsibility Report and the position descriptions for our Board of Directors and Board committees are also available free of charge in print upon request or at www.Target.com/Investors.

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Item 1A.    Risk Factors

Our business is subject to many risks. Set forth below are the most significant risks that we face.
If we are unable to positively differentiate ourselves from other retailers, our results of operations could be adversely affected.
The retail business is highly competitive. In the past we have been able to compete successfully by differentiating our guests’ shopping experience by creating an attractive value proposition through a careful combination of price, merchandise assortment, convenience, guest service, loyalty programs and marketing efforts. Our ability to create a personalized guest experience through the collection and use of guest data is increasingly important to our ability to differentiate from other retailers. Guest perceptions regarding the cleanliness and safety of our stores, the functionality and reliability of our digital channels, our in-stock levels and other factors also affect our ability to compete. No single competitive factor is dominant, and actions by our competitors on any of these factors could have an adverse effect on our sales, gross margins and expenses.
We sell many products under our owned and exclusive brands. These brands are an important part of our business because they differentiate us from other retailers, generally carry higher margins than equivalent national brand products and represent a significant portion of our overall sales. If one or more of these brands experiences a loss of consumer acceptance or confidence, our sales and gross margins could be adversely affected.
The continuing migration and evolution of retailing to online and mobile channels has increased our challenges in differentiating ourselves from other retailers. In particular, consumers are able to quickly and conveniently comparison shop with digital tools, which can lead to decisions based solely on price. We work with our vendors to offer unique and distinctive merchandise, and encourage our guests to shop with confidence with our price match policy. Failure to effectively execute in these efforts, actions by our competitors in response to these efforts or failures of our vendors to manage their own channels and content could hurt our ability to differentiate ourselves from other retailers and, as a result, have an adverse effect on sales, gross margins and expenses.
Our continued success is substantially dependent on positive perceptions of Target which, if eroded, could adversely affect our business and our relationships with our guests and team members.
We believe that one of the reasons our guests prefer to shop at Target and our team members choose Target as a place of employment is the reputation we have built over many years for serving our four primary constituencies: guests, team members, the communities in which we operate, and shareholders. To be successful in the future, we must continue to preserve, grow and leverage the value of Target's reputation. Reputational value is based in large part on perceptions. While reputations may take decades to build, any negative incidents can quickly erode trust and confidence, particularly if they result in adverse mainstream and social media publicity, governmental investigations or litigation. Those types of incidents could have an adverse impact on perceptions and lead to tangible adverse effects on our business, including consumer boycotts, lost sales, loss of new store development opportunities, or team member retention and recruiting difficulties. For example, we experienced weaker than expected U.S. Segment sales following the announcement of the Data Breach and are unable to determine whether there will be a long-term impact to our relationship with our guests and whether we will need to engage in significant promotional or other activities to regain their trust.
If we are unable to successfully develop and maintain a relevant and reliable multichannel experience for our guests, our sales, results of operations and reputation could be adversely affected.
Our business has evolved from an in-store experience to interaction with guests across multiple channels (in-store, online, mobile and social media, among others). Our guests are using computers, tablets, mobile phones and other devices to shop in our stores and online and provide feedback and public commentary about all aspects of our business. We currently provide full and mobile versions of our website (Target.com), applications for mobile phones and tablets and interact with our guests through social media. Multichannel retailing is rapidly evolving and we must keep pace with changing guest expectations and new developments and technology investments by our competitors. If we are unable to attract and retain team members or contract with third parties having the specialized skills needed to support our multichannel efforts, implement improvements to our guest‑facing technology in a timely manner, or provide a convenient and consistent experience for our guests regardless of the ultimate sales channel, our ability to compete and our results of operations could be adversely affected. In addition, if Target.com and our other guest‑facing technology systems do not appeal to our guests or reliably function as designed, we may experience a loss of guest

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confidence, lost sales or be exposed to fraudulent purchases, which, if significant, could adversely affect our reputation and results of operations.
If we fail to anticipate and respond quickly to changing consumer preferences, our sales, gross margins and profitability could suffer.
A substantial part of our business is dependent on our ability to make trend‑right decisions and effectively manage our inventory in a broad range of merchandise categories, including apparel, home décor, seasonal offerings, food and other merchandise. Failure to accurately predict constantly changing consumer tastes, preferences, spending patterns and other lifestyle decisions, and personalize our offerings to our guests may result in lost sales, spoilage and increased inventory markdowns, which would lead to a deterioration in our results of operations by hurting our sales, gross margins and profitability.
Our earnings are highly susceptible to the state of macroeconomic conditions and consumer confidence in the United States.
Most of our stores and all of our digital sales are in the United States, making our results highly dependent on U.S. consumer confidence and the health of the U.S. economy. In addition, a significant portion of our total sales is derived from stores located in five states: California, Texas, Florida, Minnesota and Illinois, resulting in further dependence on local economic conditions in these states. Deterioration in macroeconomic conditions or consumer confidence could negatively affect our business in many ways, including slowing sales growth or reduction in overall sales, and reducing gross margins. These same considerations impact the success of our credit card program. Even though we no longer own a consumer credit card receivables portfolio, we share in the economic performance of the credit card program with TD. Deterioration in macroeconomic conditions could adversely affect the volume of new credit accounts, the amount of credit card program balances and the ability of credit card holders to pay their balances. These conditions could result in us receiving lower profit‑sharing payments.
We rely on a large, global and changing workforce of Target team members, contractors and temporary staffing. If we do not effectively manage our workforce and the concentration of work in certain global locations, our labor costs and results of operations could be adversely affected.
With approximately 366,000 team members, our workforce costs represent our largest operating expense, and our business is dependent on our ability to attract, train and retain the appropriate mix of qualified team members, contractors and temporary staffing. Many team members are in entry-level or part-time positions with historically high turnover rates. Our ability to meet our labor needs while controlling our costs is subject to external factors such as unemployment levels, prevailing wage rates, collective bargaining efforts, health care and other benefit costs and changing demographics. If we are unable to attract and retain adequate numbers and an appropriate mix of qualified team members, contractors and temporary staffing, our operations, guest service levels and support functions could suffer. Those factors, together with increasing wage and benefit costs, could adversely affect our results of operations. As of March 14, 2014, none of our team members were working under collective bargaining agreements. We are periodically subject to labor organizing efforts. If we become subject to one or more collective bargaining agreements in the future, it could adversely affect our labor costs and how we operate our business.
We have a concentration of support functions located in India where there has been greater political, financial, environmental and health instability than the United States. An extended disruption of our operations in India could adversely affect certain operations supporting stability and maintenance of our digital channels and information technology development.
If our capital investments in technology, new stores and remodeling existing stores do not achieve appropriate returns, our competitive position, financial condition and results of operations may be adversely affected.
Our business is becoming increasingly reliant on technology investments and the returns on these investments are less predictable than building new stores and remodeling existing stores. We are currently making, and will continue to make, significant technology investments to support our multichannel efforts, implement improvements to our guest‑facing technology and transform our information processes and computer systems to more efficiently run our business and remain competitive and relevant to our guests. These technology initiatives might not provide the anticipated benefits or may provide them on a delayed schedule or at a higher cost. We must monitor and choose the right investments and implement them at the right pace. Targeting the wrong opportunities, failing to make the best

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investments, or making an investment commitment significantly above or below our needs could result in the loss of our competitive position and adversely impact our financial condition or results of operations.
In addition, our growth also depends, in part, on our ability to build new stores and remodel existing stores in a manner that achieves appropriate returns on our capital investment. We compete with other retailers and businesses for suitable locations for our stores. Many of our expected new store sites are located in fully developed markets, which are generally more time-consuming and expensive undertakings than expansion into undeveloped suburban and ex-urban markets.
Interruptions in our supply chain or increased commodity prices and supply chain costs could adversely affect our gross margins, expenses and results of operations.
We are dependent on our vendors to supply merchandise in a timely and efficient manner. If a vendor fails to deliver on its commitments, whether due to financial difficulties or other reasons, we could experience merchandise out-of-stocks that could lead to lost sales. In addition, a large portion of our merchandise is sourced, directly or indirectly, from outside the United States, with China as our single largest source. Political or financial instability, trade restrictions, the outbreak of pandemics, labor unrest, transport capacity and costs, port security, weather conditions, natural disasters or other events that could slow port activities and affect foreign trade are beyond our control and could disrupt our supply of merchandise and/or adversely affect our results of operations. In addition, changes in the costs of procuring commodities used in our merchandise or the costs related to our supply chain, including vendor costs, labor, fuel, tariffs, currency exchange rates and supply chain transparency initiatives, could have an adverse effect on gross margins, expenses and results of operations.
Failure to address product safety concerns could adversely affect our sales and results of operations.
If our merchandise offerings, including food, drug and children’s products, do not meet applicable safety standards or our guests’ expectations regarding safety, we could experience lost sales and increased costs and be exposed to legal and reputational risk. All of our vendors must comply with applicable product safety laws, and we are dependent on them to ensure that the products we buy comply with all safety standards. Events that give rise to actual, potential or perceived product safety concerns, including food or drug contamination, could expose us to government enforcement action or private litigation and result in costly product recalls and other liabilities. In addition, negative guest perceptions regarding the safety of the products we sell could cause our guests to seek alternative sources for their needs, resulting in lost sales. In those circumstances, it may be difficult and costly for us to regain the confidence of our guests.
The data breach we experienced in 2013 has resulted in government inquiries and private litigation, and if our efforts to protect the security of information about our guests and team members are unsuccessful, future issues may result in additional costly government enforcement actions and private litigation and our sales and reputation could suffer.
The nature of our business involves the receipt and storage of information about our guests and team members. We have a program in place to detect and respond to data security incidents. However, because the techniques used to obtain unauthorized access, disable or degrade service, or sabotage systems change frequently and may be difficult to detect for long periods of time, we may be unable to anticipate these techniques or implement adequate preventive measures. In addition, hardware, software or applications we develop or procure from third parties may contain defects in design or manufacture or other problems that could unexpectedly compromise information security. Unauthorized parties may also attempt to gain access to our systems or facilities through fraud, trickery or other forms of deceiving our team members, contractors and temporary staff. Until the fourth quarter of 2013, all incidents we experienced were insignificant. The Data Breach we experienced was significant and went undetected for several weeks. We experienced weaker than expected U.S. Segment sales immediately following the announcement of the Data Breach, and we are currently facing more than 80 civil lawsuits filed on behalf of guests, payment card issuing banks and shareholders. In addition, state and federal agencies, including State Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission and the SEC, are investigating events related to the Data Breach, including how it occurred, its consequences and our responses. Those claims and investigations may have an adverse effect on how we operate our business and our results of operations.
If we experience additional significant data security breaches or fail to detect and appropriately respond to significant data security breaches, we could be exposed to additional government enforcement actions and private litigation. In addition, our guests could further lose confidence in our ability to protect their information, which could cause them to discontinue using our REDcards or pharmacy services, or stop shopping with us altogether.

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Our failure to comply with federal, state, local and international laws, or changes in these laws could increase our costs, reduce our margins and lower our sales.
Our business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations in the United States, Canada and other countries in which we operate. Significant workforce-related legislative changes could increase our expenses and adversely affect our operations. Examples of possible workforce-related legislative changes include changes to an employer's obligation to recognize collective bargaining units, the process by which collective bargaining agreements are negotiated or imposed, minimum wage requirements, and health care mandates. In addition, changes in the regulatory environment affecting Medicare reimbursements, privacy and information security, product safety, supply chain transparency, or environmental protection, among others, could cause our expenses to increase without an ability to pass through any increased expenses through higher prices. For example, we are currently facing government inquiries related to the Data Breach that may result in the imposition of fines or other penalties. In addition, any legislative or regulatory changes adopted in reaction to the recent retail-industry data breaches could increase or accelerate our compliance costs. Also, our pharmacy and clinic operations are governed by various regulations, and a significant change in, or our noncompliance with, these regulations could have a material adverse effect on our compliance costs and results of operations. In addition, if we fail to comply with other applicable laws and regulations, including wage and hour laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and local anti-bribery laws, we could be subject to legal risk, including government enforcement action and class action civil litigation, which could adversely affect our results of operations by increasing our costs, reducing our margins and lowering our sales.
Weather conditions where our stores are located may impact consumer shopping patterns, which alone or together with natural disasters, particularly in areas where our sales are concentrated, could adversely affect our results of operations.
Uncharacteristic or significant weather conditions can affect consumer shopping patterns, particularly in apparel and seasonal items, which could lead to lost sales or greater than expected markdowns and adversely affect our short-term results of operations. In addition, our three largest states by total sales are California, Texas and Florida, areas where natural disasters are more prevalent. Natural disasters in those states or in other areas where our sales are concentrated could result in significant physical damage to or closure of one or more of our stores or distribution centers, and cause delays in the distribution of merchandise from our vendors to our distribution centers and stores, which could adversely affect our results of operations by increasing our costs and lowering our sales.
Changes in our effective income tax rate could adversely affect our net income.
A number of factors influence our effective income tax rate, including changes in tax law, tax treaties, interpretation of existing laws, and our ability to sustain our reporting positions on examination. Changes in any of those factors could change our effective tax rate, which could adversely affect our net income. In addition, our operations outside of the United States may cause greater volatility in our effective tax rate.
If we are unable to access the capital markets or obtain bank credit, our financial position, liquidity and results of operations could suffer.
We are dependent on a stable, liquid and well-functioning financial system to fund our operations and capital investments. In particular, we have historically relied on the public debt markets to fund portions of our capital investments and the commercial paper market and bank credit facilities to fund seasonal needs for working capital. Our continued access to these markets depends on multiple factors including the condition of debt capital markets, our operating performance and maintaining strong debt ratings. If rating agencies lower our credit ratings, it could adversely impact our ability to access the debt markets, our cost of funds and other terms for new debt issuances. Each of the credit rating agencies reviews its rating periodically, and there is no guarantee our current credit rating will remain the same. In addition, we use a variety of derivative products to manage our exposure to market risk, principally interest rate and equity price fluctuations. Disruptions or turmoil in the financial markets could reduce our ability to meet our capital requirements or fund our working capital needs, and lead to losses on derivative positions resulting from counterparty failures, which could adversely affect our financial position and results of operations.
A significant disruption in our computer systems and our inability to adequately maintain and update those systems could adversely affect our operations and our ability to maintain guest confidence.
We rely extensively on our computer systems to manage inventory, process guest transactions, manage guest data, communicate with our vendors and other third parties, service REDcard accounts and summarize and analyze results, and on continued and unimpeded access to the internet to use our computer systems. Our systems are subject to

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damage or interruption from power outages, telecommunications failures, computer viruses and malicious attacks, security breaches and catastrophic events. If our systems are damaged or fail to function properly, we may incur substantial repair or replacement costs, experience data loss and impediments to our ability to manage inventories or process guest transactions, and encounter lost guest confidence, which could adversely affect our results of operations. The Data Breach we experienced negatively impacted our ability to timely handle customer inquiries, and we experienced weaker than expected U.S. Segment sales following the announcement of the Data Breach.
We continually make significant technology investments that will help maintain and update our existing computer systems. Implementing significant system changes increases the risk of computer system disruption. Additionally, the potential problems and interruptions associated with implementing technology initiatives could disrupt or reduce our operational efficiency, and could impact the guest experience and guest confidence.
If we do not positively differentiate the Target experience and appeal to our new Canadian guests, our financial results could be adversely affected.
In fiscal 2013 we opened 124 Target stores in Canada, which was our first retail store expansion outside of the United States. Our initial sales and operating results in Canada have not met our initial expectations. Improving our sales in Canada is contingent on our ability to deploy new marketing programs that positively differentiate us from other retailers in Canada, and achieve market acceptance by Canadian guests. In addition, our sales and operating results in Canada are dependent on our ability to manage our inventory to offer the expected assortment of merchandise to our Canadian guests while avoiding overstock situations, and general macroeconomic conditions in Canada. If we do not effectively execute our marketing program and manage our inventory in Canada, our financial results could be adversely affected.
A disruption in relationships with third parties who provide us services in connection with certain aspects of our business could adversely affect our operations.
We rely on third parties to support a variety of business functions, including our Canadian supply chain, portions of our technology development and systems, our multichannel platforms and distribution network operations, credit and debit card transaction processing, and extensions of credit for our 5% REDcard Rewards loyalty program. If we are unable to contract with third parties having the specialized skills needed to support those strategies or integrate their products and services with our business, or if those third parties fail to meet our performance standards and expectations, including with respect to data security, our reputation, sales and results of operations could be adversely affected. In addition, we could face increased costs associated with finding replacement providers or hiring new team members to provide these services in-house.
We experienced a significant data security breach in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and are not yet able to determine the full extent of its impact and the impact of government investigations and private litigation on our results of operations, which could be material.
The Data Breach we experienced involved the theft of certain payment card and guest information through unauthorized access to our network. Our investigation of the matter is ongoing, and it is possible that we will identify additional information that was accessed or stolen, which could materially worsen the losses and reputational damage we have experienced. For example, when the intrusion was initially identified, we thought the information stolen was limited to payment card information, but later discovered that other guest information was also stolen.
We are currently subject to a number of governmental investigations and private litigation and other claims relating to the Data Breach, and in the future we may be subject to additional investigations and claims of this sort. These investigations and claims could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations or profitability. Our financial liability arising from such investigations and claims will depend on many factors, one of which is whether, at the time of the Data Breach, the portion of our network that handles payment card data was in compliance with applicable payment card industry standards. While that portion of our network was determined to be compliant by an independent third-party assessor in the fall of 2013, we expect the forensic investigator working on behalf of the payment card networks to claim that we were not in compliance. Another factor is whether, and if so to what extent, any fraud losses or other expenses experienced by cardholders, card issuers and/or the payment card networks on or with respect to the payment card accounts affected by the Data Breach can be properly attributed to the Data Breach and whether, and if so to what extent, it would in any event be our legal responsibility. In addition, the governmental agencies investigating the Data Breach may seek to impose on us fines and/or other monetary relief and/or injunctive relief that could materially increase our data security costs, adversely impact how we operate our network and collect and use guest information, and put us at a competitive disadvantage with other retailers.

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Finally, we believe that the greatest risk to our business arising out of the Data Breach is the negative impact on our reputation and loss of confidence of our guests, as well as the possibility of decreased participation in our REDcards Rewards loyalty program which our internal analysis has indicated drives meaningful incremental sales. We experienced weaker than expected U.S. Segment sales after the announcement of the Data Breach, but are unable to determine whether there will be a long-term impact to our relationship with our guests or whether we will need to engage in significant promotional or other activities to regain their trust, which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations or profitability.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments

Not applicable.

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Item 2.    Properties

U.S. Stores at February 1, 2014
Stores

Retail Sq. Ft.
(in thousands)

 
 
Stores

 Retail Sq. Ft.
(in thousands)

Alabama
22

3,150

 
Montana
7

780

Alaska
3

504

 
Nebraska
14

2,006

Arizona
47

6,264

 
Nevada
19

2,461

Arkansas
9

1,165

 
New Hampshire
9

1,148

California
262

34,718

 
New Jersey
43

5,701

Colorado
41

6,215

 
New Mexico
10

1,185

Connecticut
20

2,672

 
New York
69

9,437

Delaware
3

440

 
North Carolina
48

6,360

District of Columbia
1

179

 
North Dakota
4

554

Florida
123

17,345

 
Ohio
64

8,002

Georgia
54

7,398

 
Oklahoma
16

2,285

Hawaii
4

695

 
Oregon
19

2,280

Idaho
6

664

 
Pennsylvania
64

8,384

Illinois
91

12,514

 
Rhode Island
4

517

Indiana
33

4,377

 
South Carolina
19

2,359

Iowa
22

3,015

 
South Dakota
5

580

Kansas
19

2,577

 
Tennessee
32

4,114

Kentucky
14

1,660

 
Texas
149

20,976

Louisiana
16

2,246

 
Utah
13

1,953

Maine
5

630

 
Vermont


Maryland
38

4,938

 
Virginia
57

7,650

Massachusetts
36

4,734

 
Washington
36

4,194

Michigan
59

7,057

 
West Virginia
6

755

Minnesota
75

10,777

 
Wisconsin
39

4,773

Mississippi
6

743

 
Wyoming
2

187

Missouri
36

4,736

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
Total
1,793

240,054


Canadian Stores at February 1, 2014
Stores

Retail Sq. Ft.
(in thousands)

 
 
Stores

 Retail Sq. Ft.
(in thousands)

Alberta
14

1,633

 
Nunavut


British Columbia
18

2,047

 
Ontario
50

5,772

Manitoba
4

457

 
Prince Edward Island
1

106

New Brunswick
3

320

 
Quebec
25

2,876

Newfoundland and Labrador
2

216

 
Saskatchewan
3

319

Northwest Territories


 
Yukon


Nova Scotia
4

443

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Total
124

14,189



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U.S. Stores and Distribution Centers at February 1, 2014
Stores

Distribution
Centers (a)

Owned
1,535

31

Leased
91

6

Owned buildings on leased land
167


Total
1,793

37

(a) 
The 37 distribution centers have a total of 50,111 thousand square feet.

Canadian Stores and Distribution Centers at February 1, 2014
Stores

Distribution
Centers (a)

Owned

3

Leased
124


Total
124

3

(a) 
The 3 distribution centers have a total of 3,963 thousand square feet.

We own our corporate headquarters buildings located in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we lease and own additional office space in Minneapolis and elsewhere in the United States. We lease our Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Our international sourcing operations include 22 office locations in 14 countries, all of which are leased. We also lease office space in Bangalore, India, where we operate various support functions. Our properties are in good condition, well maintained, and suitable to carry on our business.
For additional information on our properties, see the Capital Expenditures section in Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Notes 12 and 20 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings

No response is required under Item 103 of Regulation S-K, which requires disclosure of legal proceedings that are material, based on an analysis of the probability and magnitude of the outcome. For a description of other legal proceedings, including a discussion of litigation and government inquiries related to the Data Breach we experienced in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 in which certain payment card and guest information was stolen through unauthorized access to our network, see Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Note 17 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

Item 4A.    Executive Officers

Executive officers are elected by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Board of Directors. There is neither a family relationship between any of the officers named and any other executive officer or member of the Board of Directors, nor any arrangement or understanding pursuant to which any person was selected as an officer.

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Name
Title and Business Experience
Age

Timothy R. Baer
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since March 2007.
53

Anthony S. Fisher
President, Target Canada since January 2011. Vice President, Merchandise Operations from February 2010 to January 2011. Divisional Merchandise Manager, Toys and Sporting Goods, from June 2008 to January 2010.
39

John D. Griffith
Executive Vice President, Property Development since February 2005.
52

Jeffrey J. Jones II
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since April 2012. Partner and President of McKinney Ventures LLC from March 2006 to March 2012.
46

Jodeen A. Kozlak
Executive Vice President, Human Resources since March 2007.
50

John J. Mulligan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2012. Senior Vice President, Treasury, Accounting and Operations from February 2010 to April 2012. Vice President, Pay and Benefits from February 2007 to February 2010.
48

Tina M. Schiel
Executive Vice President, Stores since January 2011. Senior Vice President, New Business Development from February 2010 to January 2011. Senior Vice President, Stores from February 2001 to February 2010.
48

Gregg W. Steinhafel
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2009. President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2008. Director since January 2007. President since August 1999.
59

Kathryn A. Tesija
Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain since October 2012. Executive Vice President, Merchandising from May 2008 to September 2012.
51

Laysha L. Ward
President, Community Relations and Target Foundation since July 2008.
46


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PART II

Item 5.    Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TGT." We are authorized to issue up to 6,000,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0833, and up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01. At March 10, 2014, there were 15,875 shareholders of record. Dividends declared per share and the high and low closing common stock price for each fiscal quarter during 2013 and 2012 are disclosed in Note 29 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
In January 2012, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of our common stock, with no stated expiration for the share repurchase program. We have repurchased 49.1 million shares of our common stock under this program for a total cash investment of $3.1 billion ($62.99 average price per share).
The table below presents Target common stock purchases made during the three months ended February 1, 2014 by Target, as defined in Rule 10b-18(a)(3) under the Exchange Act.
Period
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (a)(b)

Average
Price Paid
per Share (a)(b)

Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of the
Current Program (a)

Dollar Value of
Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Program

November 3, 2013 through November 30, 2013
2,406

$

49,148,329

$
1,904,324,394

December 1, 2013 through January 4, 2014
18,310


49,148,329

1,904,324,394

January 5, 2014 through February 1, 2014
147,537


49,148,329

1,904,324,394

 
168,253

$

49,148,329

$
1,904,324,394

(a) 
The table above includes shares reacquired upon settlement of prepaid forward contracts. At February 1, 2014, we held asset positions in prepaid forward contracts for 1 million shares of our common stock, for a total cash investment of $63 million, or an average per share price of $48.83. No shares were reacquired under such contracts during the fourth quarter. Refer to Notes 23 and 25 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data for further details of these contracts.
(b) 
The number of shares above includes shares of common stock reacquired from team members who tendered owned shares to satisfy the tax withholding on equity awards as part of our long-term incentive plans or to satisfy the exercise price on stock option exercises. For the three months ended February 1, 2014,168,253 shares were reacquired at an weighted average per share price of $61.91 pursuant to our long-term incentive plan.

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Comparison of Cumulative Five Year Total Return


 
Fiscal Years Ended
 
January 31,
2009

January 30,
2010

January 29,
2011

January 28,
2012

February 2,
2013

February 1,
2014

Target
$
100.00

$
167.08

$
179.93

$
169.27

$
211.54

$
200.64

S&P 500 Index
100.00

133.14

161.44

170.04

199.98

240.58

Previous Peer Group
100.00

128.10

146.82

163.21

205.64

247.92

Current Peer Group
100.00

128.46

147.71

164.25

207.23

249.77


The graph above compares the cumulative total shareholder return on our common stock for the last five fiscal years with (i) the cumulative total return on the S&P 500 Index, (ii) the peer group used in previous filings consisting of 15 online, general merchandise, department store, food and specialty retailers, which are large and meaningful competitors (Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, CVS Caremark, Home Depot, J. C. Penney, Kohl's, Kroger, Lowe's, Macy's, Safeway, Sears, Supervalu, Walgreens and Walmart) (Previous Peer Group), and (iii) a new peer group consisting of the companies in the Previous Peer Group excluding Supervalu. The change in peer groups was made to be consistent with the retail peer group used for our definitive Proxy Statement to be filed on or about April 28, 2014.
Both peer groups are weighted by the market capitalization of each component company. The graph assumes the investment of $100 in Target common stock, the S&P 500 Index, the Previous Peer Group and the Current Peer Group on January 31, 2009, and reinvestment of all dividends.

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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data

 
As of or for the Year Ended
(millions, except per share data)
2013

2012 (a)

2011

2010

2009

2008

Financial Results:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total revenues (b)
$
72,596

$
73,301

$
69,865

$
67,390

$
65,357

$
64,948

Net earnings
1,971

2,999

2,929

2,920

2,488

2,214

Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
3.10

4.57

4.31

4.03

3.31

2.87

Diluted earnings per share
3.07

4.52

4.28

4.00

3.30

2.86

Cash dividends declared per share
1.65

1.38

1.15

0.92

0.67

0.62

Financial Position:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
44,553

48,163

46,630

43,705

44,533

44,106

Long-term debt, including current portion
13,782

17,648

17,483

15,726

16,814

18,752

Note: This information should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, included in Item 7 of this Report, and our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, included in Item 8 of this Report.
(a) 
Consisted of 53 weeks.
(b) 
For 2013, total revenues include sales generated by our U.S. and Canadian retail operations. For 2012 and prior, total revenues include sales generated by our U.S. retail operations and credit card revenues.

Item 7.   Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Executive Summary

Fiscal 2013 included the following notable items:
GAAP earnings per share were $3.07, including dilution of $1.13 related to the Canadian Segment.
Adjusted earnings per share were $4.38 on a comparable sales decrease of 0.4 percent.
We paid dividends of $1,006 million and repurchased 21.9 million of our shares for $1,474 million.
We opened 124 stores in Canada, marking the biggest single-year store opening cycle in the Company's history and first year of international retail operations.
We completed the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD in March 2013 and recognized a gain of $391 million.
We used $1.4 billion of the net proceeds received from the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to repurchase, at market value, $970 million of debt.
Sales were $72,596 million for 2013, an increase of $636 million or 0.9 percent from the prior year. Consolidated earnings before interest expense and income taxes for 2013 decreased by $1,142 million or 21.3 percent from 2012 to $4,229 million. Cash flow provided by operations was $6,520 million, $5,325 million and $5,434 million for 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively. In connection with the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables, we received cash of $5.7 billion. Of this amount, $2.7 billion is included in cash flow provided by operations and $3.0 billion is included in cash flow provided by investing activities.
Earnings Per Share
 
 
 
Percent Change
 
2013

2012 (a)

2011

2013/2012

2012/2011

GAAP diluted earnings per share
$
3.07

$
4.52

$
4.28

(32.1
)%
5.6
%
Adjustments
1.31

0.24

0.13

 

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share
$
4.38

$
4.76

$
4.41

(8.0
)%
7.9
%
Note:    We have disclosed adjusted diluted earnings per share ("Adjusted EPS"), a non-GAAP metric, which excludes the impact of certain matters not related to our routine retail operations, including the impact of our Canadian market entry. Management believes that Adjusted EPS is meaningful in order to provide period-to-period comparisons of our operating results. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures is provided on page 25.
(a) 
Consisted of 53 weeks.


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Data Breach

Description of Event

As previously disclosed, we experienced a data breach in which an intruder stole certain payment card and other guest information from our network (the Data Breach). Based on our investigation to date, we believe that the intruder accessed and stole payment card data from approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts of guests who shopped at our U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15, 2013, through malware installed on our point-of-sale system in our U.S. stores. On December 15, we removed the malware from virtually all registers in our U.S. stores. Payment card data used in transactions made by 56 additional guests in the period between December 16 and December 17 was stolen prior to our disabling malware on one additional register that was disconnected from our system when we completed the initial malware removal on December 15. In addition, the intruder stole certain guest information, including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses, for up to 70 million individuals. Our investigation of the matter is ongoing, and we are supporting law enforcement efforts to identify the responsible parties.
Expenses Incurred and Amounts Accrued  

In the fourth quarter of 2013, we recorded $61 million of pretax Data Breach-related expenses, and expected insurance proceeds of $44 million, for net expenses of $17 million ($11 million after tax), or $0.02 per diluted share. These expenses were included in our Consolidated Statements of Operations as Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (SG&A), but were not part of our segment results. Expenses include costs to investigate the Data Breach, provide credit-monitoring services to our guests, increase staffing in our call centers, and procure legal and other professional services.
The $61 million of fourth quarter expenses also includes an accrual related to the expected payment card networks’ claims by reason of the Data Breach. The ultimate amount of these claims will likely include amounts for incremental counterfeit fraud losses and non-ordinary course operating expenses (such as card reissuance costs) that the payment card networks believe they or their issuing banks have incurred. In order for us to have liability for such claims, we believe that a court would have to find among other things that (1) at the time of the Data Breach the portion of our network that handles payment card data was noncompliant with applicable data security standards in a manner that contributed to the Data Breach, and (2) the network operating rules around reimbursement of operating costs and counterfeit fraud losses are enforceable. While an independent third-party assessor found the portion of our network that handles payment card data to be compliant with applicable data security standards in the fall of 2013, we expect the forensic investigator working on behalf of the payment card networks nonetheless to claim that we were not in compliance with those standards at the time of the Data Breach. We base that expectation on our understanding that, in cases like ours where prior to a data breach the entity suffering the breach had been found by an independent third-party assessor to be fully compliant with those standards, the network-approved forensic investigator nonetheless regularly claims that the breached entity was not in fact compliant with those standards. As a result, we believe it is probable that the payment card networks will make claims against us. We expect to dispute the payment card networks’ anticipated claims, and we think it is likely that our disputes would lead to settlement negotiations consistent with the experience of other entities that have suffered similar payment card breaches. We believe such negotiations would effect a combined settlement of both the payment card networks' counterfeit fraud loss allegations and their non-ordinary course operating expense allegations. We based our year-end accrual on the expectation of reaching negotiated settlements of the payment card networks’ anticipated claims and not on any determination that it is probable we would be found liable on these claims were they to be litigated. Currently, we can only reasonably estimate a loss associated with settlements of the networks' expected claims for non-ordinary course operating expenses. The year-end accrual does not include any amounts associated with the networks' expected claims for alleged incremental counterfeit fraud losses because the loss associated with settling such claims, while probable in our judgment, is not reasonably estimable, in part because we have not yet received third-party fraud reporting from the payment card networks. We are not able to reasonably estimate a range of possible losses in excess of the year-end accrual related to the expected settlement of the payment card networks’ claims because the investigation into the matter is ongoing and there are significant factual and legal issues to be resolved. We believe that the ultimate amount paid on payment card network claims could be material to our results of operations in future periods.

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Litigation and Governmental Investigations

In addition, more than 80 actions have been filed in courts in many states and other claims have been or may be asserted against us on behalf of guests, payment card issuing banks, shareholders or others seeking damages or other related relief, allegedly arising out of the Data Breach. State and federal agencies, including the State Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission and the SEC are investigating events related to the Data Breach, including how it occurred, its consequences and our responses. Although we are cooperating in these investigations, we may be subject to fines or other obligations, which may have an adverse effect on how we operate our business and our results of operations. While a loss from these matters is reasonably possible, we cannot reasonably estimate a range of possible losses because our investigation into the matter is ongoing, the proceedings remain in the early stages, alleged damages have not been specified, there is uncertainty as to the likelihood of a class or classes being certified or the ultimate size of any class if certified, and there are significant factual and legal issues to be resolved. Further, we do not believe that a loss from these matters is probable; therefore, we have not recorded a loss contingency liability for litigation, claims and governmental investigations in the fourth quarter. See Note 17 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
Future Costs

We expect to incur significant investigation, legal and professional services expenses associated with the Data Breach in future periods. We will recognize these expenses as services are received. We also expect to incur additional expenses associated with incremental fraud and reissuance costs on Target REDcards.
Insurance Coverage

To limit our exposure to Data Breach losses, we maintain $100 million of network-security insurance coverage, above a $10 million deductible. This coverage and certain other insurance coverage may reduce our exposure. We will pursue recoveries to the maximum extent available under the policies. As of February 1, 2014, we have recorded a $44 million receivable for costs we believe are reimbursable and probable of recovery under our insurance coverage, which partially offsets the $61 million of expense relating to the Data Breach.

Future Capital Investments

We plan to accelerate a previously planned investment of approximately $100 million to equip our proprietary REDcards and all of our U.S. store card readers with chip-enabled smart-card technology by the first quarter of 2015.
In addition, we may accelerate or make additional investments in our information technology systems, but we are unable to estimate such investments because the nature and scope has not yet been determined. We do not expect such amounts to be material to any fiscal period.
Effect on Sales and Guest Loyalty

We believe the Data Breach adversely affected our fourth quarter U.S. Segment sales. Prior to our December 19, 2013 announcement of the Data Breach, our U.S. Segment fourth quarter comparable sales were positive, followed by meaningfully negative comparable sales results following the announcement. Comparable sales began to recover in January 2014. The collective interaction of year-over-year changes in the retail calendar (e.g., the number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas), combined with the broad array of competitive, consumer behavioral and weather factors makes any quantification of the precise impact of the Data Breach on sales infeasible.
Fourth quarter sales penetration on our REDcards was 20.9 percent, up 5.4 percentage points from 2012. While the rate of increase slowed following the Data Breach, year-over-year penetration continued to grow.
We know our guests' confidence in Target and the broader U.S. payment system has been shaken. We are committed to, and actively engaged in, activities to restore their confidence. We cannot predict the length or extent of any ongoing impact to sales.

Credit Card Receivables Transaction

In March 2013, we sold our entire U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD and recognized a gain of $391 million. This transaction was accounted for as a sale, and the receivables are no longer reported in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. Consideration received included cash of $5.7 billion, equal to the gross (par) value of the

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outstanding receivables at the time of closing, and a $225 million beneficial interest asset. The beneficial interest asset effectively represents a receivable for the present value of future profit-sharing we expect to receive on the receivables sold. Based on historical payment patterns, we estimate that the beneficial interest asset will be reduced over a four-year period following the sale, with larger reductions in the early years. As of February 1, 2014, a $127 million beneficial interest asset remained. Concurrent with the sale of the portfolio, we repaid the nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables (2006/2007 Series Variable Funding Certificate) at par of $1.5 billion, resulting in net cash proceeds of $4.2 billion.
TD now underwrites, funds and owns Target Credit Card and Target Visa consumer receivables in the U.S. TD controls risk management policies and oversees regulatory compliance, and we perform account servicing and primary marketing functions. We earn a substantial portion of the profits generated by the Target Credit Card and Target Visa portfolios. Income from the TD profit-sharing arrangement and our related account servicing expenses are classified within SG&A expenses in the U.S. Segment.
Beginning with the first quarter of 2013, we no longer report a U.S. Credit Card Segment.

Analysis of Results of Operations

U.S. Segment

U.S. Segment Results
 
 
 
Percent Change
(dollars in millions)
2013

2012 (a)

2011

2013/2012

2012/2011

Sales
$
71,279

$
71,960

$
68,466

(0.9
)%
5.1
 %
Cost of sales
50,039

50,568

47,860

(1.0
)
5.7

Gross margin
21,240

21,392

20,606

(0.7
)
3.8

SG&A expenses (b)
14,285

13,759

13,079

3.8

5.2

EBITDA
6,955

7,633

7,527

(8.9
)
1.4

Depreciation and amortization
1,996

2,044

2,084

(2.4
)
(1.9
)
EBIT
$
4,959

$
5,589

$
5,443

(11.3
)%
2.7
 %
Note:    Prior period segment 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. Quarterly and full-year historical information for the three most recently completed years reflecting the results for the U.S. Segment and Canadian Segment are attached as Exhibit (99) to our current report on Form 8-K filed April 16, 2013.
Note: See Note 28 to our Consolidated Financial Statements for a reconciliation of our segment results to earnings before income taxes.
(a) 
Consisted of 53 weeks.
(b) 
SG&A includes credit card revenues and expenses for all periods presented prior to the March 2013 sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD. For 2013, SG&A also includes $653 million of profit-sharing income from the arrangement with TD.

U.S. Segment Rate Analysis 
 
Twelve Months Ended February 2, 2013
 
2013 U.S. Segment Change vs. 2012
 
Twelve Months Ended February 1, 2014

 
U.S. Segment,
as revised

 
Impact of
Historical U.S.
Credit Card
Segment(a)

 
Historical
U.S. Retail 
Segment

 
U.S. Segment,
as revised

 
Historical
U.S. Retail
Segment
Gross margin rate
29.8
%
 
29.7
%
 

pp
29.7
%
 
0.1pp

 
0.1pp
SG&A expense rate
20.0

 
19.1

 
(0.8
)
 
19.9

 
0.9

 
0.1
EBITDA margin rate
9.8

 
10.6

 
0.8

 
9.8

 
(0.8
)
 
Depreciation and amortization expense rate
2.8

 
2.8

 

 
2.8

 

 
EBIT margin rate
7.0

 
7.8

 
0.8

 
7.0

 
(0.8
)
 


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U.S. Segment Rate Analysis 
 
Twelve Months Ended January 28, 2012
 
2012 U.S. Segment Change vs. 2011
 
Twelve Months Ended February 2, 2013

 
U.S. Segment,
as revised

 
Impact of
Historical U.S.
Credit Card
Segment(a)

 
Historical
U.S. Retail 
Segment

 
U.S. Segment,
as revised

 
Historical
U.S. Retail
Segment

Gross margin rate
29.7
%
 
30.1
%
 

pp
30.1
%
 
(0.4)pp

 
(0.4)pp

SG&A expense rate
19.1

 
19.1

 
(1.0
)
 
20.1

 

 
(1.0
)
EBITDA margin rate
10.6

 
11.0

 
1.0

 
10.0

 
(0.4
)
 
0.6

Depreciation and amortization expense rate
2.8

 
3.0

 

 
3.0

 
(0.2
)
 
(0.2
)
EBIT margin rate
7.8

 
8.0

 
1.0

 
7.0

 
(0.2
)
 
0.8

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. Compared with the historical U.S. Retail Segment results for the same period, segment results, as revised, 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 compared with historical U.S. Segment results for the same period.

Sales

Sales include merchandise sales, net of expected returns, and gift card breakage. Refer to Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a definition of gift card breakage. The decrease in sales in 2013 reflects the impact of an additional week in 2012 and a decline in comparable sales, partially offset by the contribution from new stores. Sales growth in 2012 resulted from higher comparable sales, the contribution from new stores and a 1.7 percentage point benefit from an additional week in the fiscal year. Inflation did not materially affect sales in any period presented.
Comparable sales is a measure that highlights the performance of our existing stores and digital sales by measuring the change in sales for a period over the comparable, prior-year period of equivalent length. The method of calculating comparable sales varies across the retail industry. As a result, our comparable sales calculation is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Comparable sales include all sales, except sales from stores open less than thirteen months.

Comparable Sales
2013

2012

2011

Comparable sales change
(0.4
)%
2.7
%
3.0
%
Drivers of change in comparable sales:
 
 
 
Number of transactions
(2.7
)%
0.5
%
0.4
%
Average transaction amount
2.3
 %
2.3
%
2.6
%
Selling price per unit
1.6
 %
1.3
%
0.3
%
Units per transaction
0.7
 %
1.0
%
2.3
%


U.S. Sales by Product Category
Percentage of Sales
 
2013

2012

2011

Household essentials (a)
25
%
25
%
25
%
Hardlines (b)
18

18

19

Apparel and accessories (c)
19

19

19

Food and pet supplies (d)
21

20

19

Home furnishings and décor (e)
17

18

18

Total
100
%
100
%
100
%
(a)
Includes pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning and paper products.
(b)
Includes electronics (including video game hardware and software), music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods and toys.

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(c)
Includes apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories and shoes.
(d)
Includes dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce and pet supplies.
(e)
Includes furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, automotive and seasonal merchandise such as patio furniture and holiday décor.

The collective interaction of a broad array of macroeconomic, competitive and consumer behavioral factors, as well as sales mix, and transfer of sales to new stores makes further analysis of sales metrics infeasible.
Credit is offered by TD to qualified guests through Target-branded credit cards: the Target Credit Card and the Target Visa Credit Card (Target Credit Cards). Additionally, we offer a branded proprietary Target Debit Card. Collectively, we refer to these products as REDcards®. Guests receive a 5 percent discount on virtually all purchases when they use a REDcard at Target. We monitor the percentage of sales that are paid for using REDcards (REDcard Penetration) because our internal analysis has indicated that a meaningful portion of incremental purchases on our REDcards are also incremental sales for Target.

REDcard Penetration
2013

2012

2011

Target Credit Cards
9.3
%
7.9
%
6.8
%
Target Debit Card
9.9

5.7

2.5

Total store REDcard Penetration
19.3
%
13.6
%
9.3
%
Note: The sum of Target Credit Cards and Target Debit Card penetration may not equal Total store REDcard Penetration due to rounding.

Gross Margin Rate


Our gross margin rate was 29.8 percent in 2013, 29.7 percent in 2012 and 30.1 percent in 2011. The 2013 increase is primarily the result of a change in vendor contracts regarding payments received in support of marketing programs. Increases to the rate were offset by our integrated growth strategies of our 5 percent REDcard Rewards loyalty program and our store remodel program.
The 2013 change to certain merchandise vendor contracts resulted in more vendor consideration being recognized as a reduction of our cost of sales rather than a reduction of SG&A. This change increased our gross margin rate for 2013, with an equal and offsetting increase in our SG&A rate, and has no impact on EBITDA or EBIT margin rates.


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Selling, General and Administrative Expense Rate

(a) Represents revised U.S. Segment results.

Our SG&A expense rate was 20.0 percent in 2013, and 19.1 percent in both 2012 and 2011. The increase in 2013 resulted from a smaller contribution from our credit card portfolio, investments in technology and supply chain in support of multichannel initiatives, changes in merchandise vendor contracts described on the previous page, and other increases. Increases were partially offset by the benefit from our company-wide expense optimization efforts and favorable incentive compensation and store hourly payroll. During 2012, investments in technology and supply chain were offset by improvements in store hourly payroll and disciplined expense management across the Company.

Store Data

Change in Number of Stores
2013

2012

Beginning store count
1,778

1,763

Opened
19

23

Closed
(4
)
(5
)
Relocated

(3
)
Ending store count
1,793

1,778

Number of stores remodeled during the year
100

252


Number of Stores and
Retail Square Feet
Number of Stores
 
Retail Square Feet (a)
February 1, 2014

February 2, 2013

 
February 1, 2014

February 2, 2013

Target general merchandise stores
289

391

 
33,843

46,584

Expanded food assortment stores
1,245

1,131

 
160,891

146,249

SuperTarget stores
251

251

 
44,500

44,500

CityTarget stores
8

5

 
820

514

Total
1,793

1,778

 
240,054

237,847

(a) 
In thousands, reflects total square feet less office, distribution center and vacant space.









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Canadian Segment

Canadian Segment Results
 
 
 
Percent Change
(dollars in millions)
2013

2012

2011

2013/2012

2012/2011

Sales
$
1,317

$

$

n/a

n/a

Cost of sales
1,121



n/a

n/a

Gross margin
196



n/a

n/a

SG&A expenses 
910

272

74

234.9

268.7

EBITDA
(714
)
(272
)
(74
)
162.6

268.7

Depreciation and amortization
227

97

48

133.6

103.2

EBIT
$
(941
)
$
(369
)
$
(122
)
155.0
%
203.5
%

Canadian Segment Rate Analysis
2013

Gross margin rate
14.9
 %
SG&A expense rate
69.1

EBITDA margin rate
(54.2
)
Depreciation and amortization expense rate
17.3

EBIT margin rate
(71.5
)
Note: Rate analysis metrics are computed by dividing the applicable amount by sales.
Due to the start-up nature of our Canadian Segment, the rates above may not be indicative of future results.

Sales

Sales include merchandise sales, net of expected returns, and gift card breakage. Refer to Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a definition of gift card breakage.
We opened 124 Canadian Target general merchandise stores during 2013 with 14.2 million total retail square feet. Canadian sales of $1,317 million represent a partial year of operation, with approximately 55 percent of the stores opened during the first half of the year, 20 percent during the third quarter and the remaining 25 percent during the fourth quarter.
Credit is offered to guests by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through our co-branded credit card: the Target RBC MasterCard. Additionally, we offer a proprietary Target Debit Card. Consistent with our branded payment products in the U.S., these payment products are referred to as REDcards. Guests receive a 5 percent discount on virtually all purchases when they use a REDcard at Target.

REDcard Penetration
2013

Target Credit Cards
1.4
%
Target Debit Card
1.5

Total store REDcard Penetration
2.9
%

Gross Margin Rate

The gross margin rate of 14.9 percent reflects efforts to clear excess inventory following lower than anticipated sales and supply chain start-up challenges.

Selling, General and Administrative Expense Rate

In addition to operating expenses during 2013, our Canadian Segment SG&A expense for 2013, 2012 and 2011 included start-up costs including compensation, benefits and third-party service expenses.


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Other Performance Factors

Consolidated Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

In addition to our selling, general and administrative expenses recorded within our segments, we recorded certain other expenses during 2013. These expenses included a $23 million workforce-reduction charge primarily related to severance and benefits costs, a $22 million charge related to part-time team member health benefit changes, $19 million in impairment charges related to certain parcels of undeveloped land, and $17 million of Data Breach-related costs, net of expected insurance proceeds. Additional information about these items is provided within the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures on page 25.

Net Interest Expense

Net interest expense was $1,126 million in 2013. This increase of 47.7 percent, or $364 million, from 2012 was due to a $445 million loss on early retirement of debt in 2013, partially offset by the benefit from 2013 debt reductions.
Net interest expense was $762 million for 2012. This decrease of 12.0 percent, or $104 million, from 2011 was primarily due to an $87 million loss on early retirement of debt in 2011.

Provision for Income Taxes

Our effective income tax rate increased to 36.5 percent in 2013, from 34.9 percent in 2012, which was driven by the net effect of increased losses related to Canadian operations combined with a lower year-over-year benefit from the favorable resolution of various income tax matters. The resolution of various income tax matters reduced tax expense by $16 million and $58 million in 2013 and 2012, respectively. A tax rate reconciliation is provided in Note 21 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.
Our effective income tax rate increased to 34.9 percent in 2012, from 34.3 percent in 2011, primarily due to a lower benefit associated with the favorable resolution of various income tax matters, combined with the effect of increased losses related to Canadian operations. Various income tax matters were resolved in 2012 and 2011 which reduced tax expense by $58 million and $85 million, respectively.



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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures

To provide additional transparency, we have disclosed non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes the impact of our 2013 Canadian market entry, the gain on receivables transaction, favorable resolution of various income tax matters, the loss on early retirement of debt and other matters presented below. We believe this information is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our U.S. operations. 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. Non-GAAP adjusted EPS should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Other companies may calculate non-GAAP adjusted EPS differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of the measure for comparisons with other companies.

 
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
(millions, except per share data)
 
Pretax

 
Net of Tax

 
Per Share Amounts

 
Pretax

 
Net of Tax

 
Per Share Amounts

 
Pretax

 
Net of Tax

 
Per Share Amounts

GAAP diluted earnings per share
 
 
 
 
 
$
3.07

 
 
 
 
 
$
4.52

 
 
 
 
 
$
4.28

Adjustments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Canadian losses (a)
 
$
1,018

 
$
723

 
$
1.13

 
$
447

 
$
315

 
$
0.48

 
$
166

 
$
119

 
$
0.17

Loss on early retirement of debt
 
445

 
270

 
0.42

 

 

 

 
87

 
55

 
0.08

Gain on receivables transaction (b)
 
(391
)
 
(247
)
 
(0.38
)
 
(152
)
 
(97
)
 
(0.15
)
 

 

 

Reduction of beneficial interest asset
 
98

 
61

 
0.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (c)
 
64

 
40

 
0.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Breach related costs, net of insurance receivable (d)
 
17

 
11

 
0.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution of income tax matters
 

 
(16
)
 
(0.03
)
 

 
(58
)
 
(0.09
)
 

 
(85
)
 
(0.12
)
Adjusted diluted earnings per share
 
 
 
 
 
$
4.38

 
 
 
 
 
$
4.76

 
 
 
 
 
$
4.41

Note: A non-GAAP financial measures summary is provided on page 16. The sum of the non-GAAP adjustments may not equal the total adjustment amounts due to rounding.
(a) Total Canadian losses include interest expense of $77 million, $78 million and $44 million for 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
(b) 2013 adjustment represents consideration received in the first quarter from the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables in excess of the recorded amount of the receivables. Consideration included a beneficial interest asset of $225 million. The 2012 adjustment represents the gain on receivables held for sale.
(c) Other includes a $23 million workforce-reduction charge primarily related to severance and benefits costs, a $22 million charge related to part-time team member health benefit changes and $19 million in impairment charges related to certain parcels of undeveloped land.
(d) For 2013, we recorded $61 million of pretax Data Breach-related expenses, and expected insurance proceeds of $44 million, for net pretax expenses of $17 million.

Analysis of Financial Condition

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our period-end cash and cash equivalents balance was $695 million compared with $784 million in 2012. Short-term investments (highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less from the time of purchase) of $3 million and $130 million were included in cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2013 and 2012, respectively. Our investment policy is designed to preserve principal and liquidity of our short-term investments. This policy allows investments in large money market funds or in highly rated direct short-term instruments that mature in 60 days or less. We also place dollar limits on our investments in individual funds or instruments.

Cash Flows

Our 2013 operations were funded by both internally generated funds and proceeds from the sale of our consumer credit card receivables portfolio. Cash flow provided by operations was $6,520 million in 2013 compared with $5,325 million in 2012. Our cash flows, combined with our prior year-end cash position, allowed us to pay current debt maturities, invest in the business, pay dividends and repurchase shares under our share repurchase program.
Concurrent with the sale of our U.S. credit card portfolio described in Note 6 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, we repaid the nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables (2006/2007 Series Variable Funding Certificate) at par of $1.5 billion. Also

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during the first quarter of 2013, we used $1.4 billion of the net proceeds received from the sale to repurchase, at market value, $970 million of debt. We have applied additional proceeds from the sale to reduce our debt and repurchase shares.
Year-end inventory levels increased from $7,903 million in 2012 to $8,766 million in 2013, about half of which was for our 2013 Canadian market entry. Accounts payable increased by $627 million, or 8.9 percent over the same period.

Share Repurchases

During the first quarter of 2012, we completed a $10 billion share repurchase program authorized by our Board of Directors in November 2007, and began repurchasing shares under a new $5 billion program authorized by our Board of Directors in January 2012. During 2013, we repurchased 21.9 million shares of our common stock for a total investment of $1,474 million ($67.41 per share). We did not repurchase any shares during the second half of 2013 due to our performance and desire to maintain our strong investment grade credit ratings. During 2012, we repurchased 32.2 million shares of our common stock for a total investment of $1,900 million ($58.96 per share).

Dividends

We paid dividends totaling $1,006 million in 2013 and $869 million in 2012, for an increase of 15.8 percent. We declared dividends totaling $1,051 million ($1.65 per share) in 2013, for an increase of 16.4 percent over 2012. We declared dividends totaling $903 million ($1.38 per share) in 2012, an increase of 16.2 percent over 2011. We have paid dividends every quarter since our 1967 initial public offering, and it is our intent to continue to do so in the future.

Short-term and Long-term Financing

Our financing strategy is to ensure liquidity and access to capital markets, to manage our net exposure to floating interest rate volatility and to maintain a balanced spectrum of debt maturities. Within these parameters, we seek to minimize our borrowing costs. Our ability to access the long-term debt and commercial paper markets has provided us with ample sources of liquidity. Our continued access to these markets depends on multiple factors, including the condition of debt capital markets, our operating performance and maintaining strong debt ratings. As of February 1, 2014, our credit ratings were as follows:

Credit Ratings
Moody's
Standard and Poor's
Fitch
Long-term debt
A2
A+
A-
Commercial paper
P-1
A-1
F2

If our credit ratings were lowered, our ability to access the debt markets, our cost of funds and other terms for new debt issuances could be adversely impacted. Each credit rating agency reviews its rating periodically and there is no guarantee our current credit ratings will remain the same as described above. Our Standard and Poor’s rating currently carries a negative outlook, and we believe that our recent operating performance may cause Standard and Poor’s to lower their long-term debt rating by one level.
As a measure of our financial condition, we monitor our interest coverage ratio, representing the ratio of pretax earnings before fixed charges to fixed charges. Fixed charges include interest expense and the interest portion of rent expense. Our interest coverage ratio was 4.7x in 2013, 6.1x in 2012 and 5.9x in 2011. Refer to Exhibit (12) for a description of how the gain on sale of our U.S. credit card receivable portfolio and loss on early retirement of debt affected the 2013 calculation.
In 2013, we funded our peak sales season working capital needs through internally generated funds and the issuance of commercial paper. In 2012, we funded our peak sales season working capital needs through internally generated funds.


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Commercial Paper
 
 
 
(dollars in millions)
2013

2012

2011

Maximum daily amount outstanding during the year
$
1,465

$
970

$
1,211

Average amount outstanding during the year
408

120

244

Amount outstanding at year-end
80

970


Weighted average interest rate
0.13
%
0.16
%
0.11
%

We have additional liquidity through a committed $2.25 billion revolving credit facility obtained in October 2011, which was amended during 2013 to extend the expiration date to October 2018. No balances were outstanding at any time during 2013 or 2012 under this facility.
Most of our long-term debt obligations contain covenants related to secured debt levels. In addition to a secured debt level covenant, our credit facility also contains a debt leverage covenant. We are, and expect to remain, in compliance with these covenants. Additionally, at February 1, 2014, no notes or debentures contained provisions requiring acceleration of payment upon a debt rating downgrade, except that certain outstanding notes allow the note holders to put the notes to us if within a matter of months of each other we experience both (i) a change in control; and (ii) our long-term debt ratings are either reduced and the resulting rating is non-investment grade, or our long-term debt ratings are placed on watch for possible reduction and those ratings are subsequently reduced and the resulting rating is non-investment grade.
We believe our sources of liquidity will continue to be adequate to maintain operations, finance anticipated expansion and strategic initiatives, fund obligations incurred as a result of the Data Breach and any related future technology enhancements, pay dividends and continue purchases under our share repurchase program for the foreseeable future. We continue to anticipate ample access to commercial paper and long-term financing.

Capital Expenditures

Capital Expenditures
2013
 
2012
 
2011
(millions)
U.S.

Canada

Total

 
U.S.

Canada

Total

 
Total
New stores
$
536

$
1,451

$
1,987

 
$
673

$
417

$
1,090

 
$
2,058

Store remodels and expansions
281


281

 
690


690

 
1,289

Information technology, distribution and other
1,069

116

1,185

 
982

515

1,497

 
1,021

Total
$
1,886

$
1,567

$
3,453

 
$
2,345

$
932

$
3,277

 
$
4,368


Capital expenditures increased in 2013 from the prior year due to Canadian expenditures in advance of 2013 store openings, partially offset by fewer remodels and new stores in the U.S . The decrease in capital expenditures in 2012 from the prior year was primarily driven by the 2011 purchase of Zellers leases in Canada and fewer 2012 U.S. store remodels, partially offset by continued investment in new stores in the U.S. and Canada and technology and multichannel investments. We expect approximately $2.4 to $2.7 billion of capital expenditures in 2014, reflecting an estimated $2.1 to $2.3 billion in our U.S. Segment, including the previously discussed acceleration of our investment in chip-enabled smart card technology, and approximately $0.3 to $0.4 billion in our Canadian Segment.


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Commitments and Contingencies

Contractual Obligations as of
Payments Due by Period
February 1, 2014
 
Less than

1-3

3-5

After 5

(millions)
Total

1 Year

Years

Years

Years

Recorded contractual obligations:
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt (a)
$
11,708

$
1,001

$
778

$
2,453

$
7,476

Capital lease obligations (b)
5,313

204

390

307

4,412

Real estate liabilities (c)
144

144




Deferred compensation (d)
522

46

99

111

266

Tax contingencies (e)





Loss contingencies (f)





Unrecorded contractual obligations:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest payments – long-term debt
8,618

590

1,145

917

5,966

Operating leases (b)
4,103

187

359

330

3,227

Real estate obligations (g)
305

289

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Purchase obligations (h)
1,317

828

301

61

127

Future contributions to retirement plans (i)





Contractual obligations
$
32,030

$
3,289

$
3,088

$
4,179

$
21,474

(a) 
Represents principal payments only, and excludes any fair market value adjustments recorded in long-term debt under derivative and hedge accounting rules. See Note 18 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
(b) 
Total contractual lease payments include $3,740 million and $2,105 million of capital and operating lease payments, respectively, related to options to extend the lease term that are reasonably assured of being exercised. These payments also include $80 million and $135 million of legally binding minimum lease payments for stores that are expected to open in 2014 or later for capital and operating leases, respectively. Capital lease obligations include interest. See Note 20 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
(c) 
Real estate liabilities include costs incurred but not paid related to the construction or remodeling of real estate and facilities.
(d) 
Deferred compensation obligations include commitments related to our nonqualified deferred compensation plans. The timing of deferred compensation payouts is estimated based on payments currently made to former employees and retirees, forecasted investment returns, and the projected timing of future retirements.
(e) 
Estimated tax contingencies of $241 million, including interest and penalties, are not included in the table above because we are not able to make reasonably reliable estimates of the period of cash settlement. See Note 21 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
(f) 
Estimated loss contingencies, including those related to the Data Breach, are not included in the table above because we are not able to make reasonably reliable estimates of the period of cash settlement. See Note 17 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
(g) 
Real estate obligations include commitments for the purchase, construction or remodeling of real estate and facilities.
(h) 
Purchase obligations include all legally binding contracts such as firm minimum commitments for inventory purchases, merchandise royalties, equipment purchases, marketing-related contracts, software acquisition/license commitments and service contracts. (Note: we expect to extend certain merchandise contracts during the first quarter of 2014, which could increase our minimum purchase commitment by approximately $1,500 million.) We issue inventory purchase orders in the normal course of business, which represent authorizations to purchase that are cancelable by their terms. We do not consider purchase orders to be firm inventory commitments; therefore, they are excluded from the table above. If we choose to cancel a purchase order, we may be obligated to reimburse the vendor for unrecoverable outlays incurred prior to cancellation. We also issue trade letters of credit in the ordinary course of business, which are excluded from this table as these obligations are conditioned on terms of the letter of credit being met.
(i) 
We have not included obligations under our pension and postretirement health care benefit plans in the contractual obligations table above because no additional amounts are required to be funded as of February 1, 2014. Our historical practice regarding these plans has been to contribute amounts necessary to satisfy minimum pension funding requirements, plus periodic discretionary amounts determined to be appropriate.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements:    Other than the unrecorded contractual obligations above, we do not have any arrangements or relationships with entities that are not consolidated into the financial statements.

Critical Accounting Estimates

Our analysis of operations and financial condition is based on our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions affecting the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements, reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period and related disclosures of contingent assets

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and liabilities. In the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, we describe the significant accounting policies used in preparing the consolidated financial statements. Our estimates are evaluated on an ongoing basis and are drawn from historical experience and other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ under other assumptions or conditions. However, we do not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that there will be a material change in future estimates or assumptions. Our senior management has discussed the development and selection of our critical accounting estimates with the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. The following items in our consolidated financial statements require significant estimation or judgment:
Inventory and cost of sales:    We use the retail inventory method to account for the majority of our inventory and the related cost of sales. Under this method, inventory is stated at cost using the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method as determined by applying a cost-to-retail ratio to each merchandise grouping's ending retail value. The cost of our inventory includes the amount we pay to our suppliers to acquire inventory, freight costs incurred in connection with the delivery of product to our distribution centers and stores, and import costs, reduced by vendor income and cash discounts. The majority of our distribution center operating costs, including compensation and benefits, are expensed to cost of sales in the period incurred. Since inventory value is adjusted regularly to reflect market conditions, our inventory methodology reflects the lower of cost or market. We reduce inventory for estimated losses related to shrink and markdowns. Our shrink estimate is based on historical losses verified by physical inventory counts. Historically, our actual physical inventory count results have shown our estimates to be reliable. Markdowns designated for clearance activity are recorded when the salability of the merchandise has diminished. Inventory is at risk of obsolescence if economic conditions change, including changing consumer demand, guest preferences, changing consumer credit markets or increasing competition. We believe these risks are largely mitigated because our inventory typically turns in less than three months. Inventory was $8,766 million and $7,903 million at February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, respectively, and is further described in Note 10 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Vendor income receivable:    Cost of sales and SG&A expenses are partially offset by various forms of consideration received from our vendors. This "vendor income" is earned for a variety of vendor-sponsored programs, such as volume rebates, markdown allowances, promotions and advertising allowances, as well as for our compliance programs. We establish a receivable for the vendor income that is earned but not yet received. Based on the agreements in place, this receivable is computed by estimating when we have completed our performance and when the amount is earned. The majority of all year-end vendor income receivables are collected within the following fiscal quarter, and we do not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that the assumptions used in our estimate will change significantly. Historically, adjustments to our vendor income receivable have not been material. Vendor income receivable was $555 million and $621 million at February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, respectively, and is described further in Note 4 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Long-lived assets:    Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be recoverable. The evaluation is performed at the lowest level of identifiable cash flows independent of other assets. An impairment loss would be recognized when estimated undiscounted future cash flows from the operation and/or disposition of the assets are less than their carrying amount. Measurement of an impairment loss would be based on the excess of the carrying amount of the asset group over its fair value. Fair value is measured using discounted cash flows or independent opinions of value, as appropriate. We recorded impairments of $77 million, $37 million and $43 million in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and are described further in Note 12. As of February 1, 2014, a 10 percent decrease in the fair value of assets we intend to sell or close would result in additional impairment of $7 million in 2013. Historically, we have not realized material losses upon sale of long-lived assets.
Insurance/self-insurance:    We retain a substantial portion of the risk related to certain general liability, workers' compensation, property loss and team member medical and dental claims. However, we maintain stop-loss coverage to limit the exposure related to certain risks. Liabilities associated with these losses include estimates of both claims filed and losses incurred but not yet reported. We use actuarial methods which consider a number of factors to estimate our ultimate cost of losses. General liability and workers' compensation liabilities are recorded at our estimate of their net present value; other liabilities referred to above are not discounted. Our workers' compensation and general liability accrual was $576 million and $627 million at February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, respectively. We believe that the amounts accrued are appropriate; however, our liabilities could be significantly affected if future occurrences or loss developments differ from our assumptions. For example, a 5 percent increase or decrease in average claim costs would impact our self-insurance expense by $28 million in 2013. Historically, adjustments to our estimates have not been material. Refer to Item 7A, Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk, for further disclosure of the market risks associated with these exposures. We maintain insurance coverage to limit our exposure to certain events, including network security matters. As of February 1, 2014, we have recognized a $44 million insurance-recovery receivable relating to the Data Breach because we believe recovery is probable. However, it is possible that the insurance carriers could dispute our claims and that we may be unable to collect the recorded receivable.

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Income taxes:    We pay income taxes based on the tax statutes, regulations and case law of the various jurisdictions in which we operate. Significant judgment is required in determining the timing and amounts of deductible and taxable items, and in evaluating the ultimate resolution of tax matters in dispute with tax authorities. The benefits of uncertain tax positions are recorded in our financial statements only after determining it is likely the uncertain tax positions would withstand challenge by taxing authorities. We periodically reassess these probabilities, and record any changes in the financial statements as appropriate. Liabilities for uncertain tax positions, including interest and penalties, were $241 million and $280 million at February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, respectively. We believe the resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse impact on our consolidated financial statements. As of February 1, 2014 we had foreign net operating loss carryforwards of $1,466 million which are available to offset future income. These carryforwards are primarily related to the start-up operations of the Canadian Segment and expire between 2031 and 2033. We establish a valuation allowance for any portion of our deferred tax assets that we believe will not be realized. We have evaluated the positive and negative evidence and consider it more likely than not that these carryforwards will be fully utilized prior to expiration. Therefore, we have not established a valuation allowance. Income taxes are described further in Note 21 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Pension and postretirement health care accounting:    We maintain a funded qualified, defined benefit pension plan, as well as several smaller and unfunded nonqualified plans and a postretirement health care plan for certain current and retired team members. The costs for these plans are determined based on actuarial calculations using the assumptions described in the following paragraphs. Eligibility and the level of benefits varies depending on team members' full-time or part-time status, date of hire and/or length of service. The benefit obligation and related expense for these plans are determined based on actuarial calculations using assumptions about the expected long-term rate of return, the discount rate and compensation growth rates. The assumptions used to determine the period-end benefit obligation also establish the expense for the next year, with adjustments made for any significant plan or participant changes.
Our expected long-term rate of return on plan assets of 8.0 percent is determined by the portfolio composition, historical long-term investment performance and current market conditions. Our compound annual rate of return on qualified plans' assets was 10.4 percent, 8.3 percent, 7.2 percent and 9.2 percent for the 5-year, 10-year, 15-year and 20-year periods, respectively. A one percentage point decrease in our expected long-term rate of return would increase annual expense by $29 million.
The discount rate used to determine benefit obligations is adjusted annually based on the interest rate for long-term high-quality corporate bonds, using yields for maturities that are in line with the duration of our pension liabilities. Our benefit obligation and related expense will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. A 0.5 percentage point decrease to the weighted average discount rate would increase annual expense by $30 million.
Based on our experience, we use a graduated compensation growth schedule that assumes higher compensation growth for younger, shorter-service pension-eligible team members than it does for older, longer-service pension-eligible team members.
Pension and postretirement health care benefits are further described in Note 26 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Legal and other contingencies:    We are exposed to other claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business and use various methods to resolve these matters in a manner that we believe serves the best interest of our shareholders and other constituents. When a loss is probable, we record an accrual based on the reasonably estimable loss or range of loss. When no point of loss is more likely than another, we record the lowest amount in the estimated range of loss and disclose the estimated range. We do not record liabilities for reasonably possible loss contingencies, but do disclose a range of reasonably possible losses if they are material and we are able to estimate such a range. If we cannot provide a range of reasonably possible losses, we explain the factors that prevent us from determining such a range. Historically, adjustments to our estimates have not been material.
We believe the accruals recorded in our consolidated financial statements properly reflect loss exposures that are both probable and reasonably estimable. With the exception of Data Breach-related loss exposures, we do not believe any of the currently identified claims or litigation will materially affect our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and unfavorable rulings could occur. If an unfavorable ruling were to occur, it may cause a material adverse impact on the results of operations, cash flows or financial condition for the period in which the ruling occurs, or future periods.
For Data Breach-related exposures, we are unable to reasonably estimate a range of probable loss in excess of the recorded payment card network contingent losses. We believe that losses from the payment card networks in excess of the amounts recorded in fiscal 2013 are reasonably possible, and that these losses could be material to our results of operations in future periods, but we are unable to estimate a range of such reasonably possible

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losses. We are also unable to estimate a range of reasonably possible losses arising from Data Breach-related litigation and governmental investigations. See Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Note 17 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data for further information on the Data Breach-related contingencies.

New Accounting Pronouncements

We do not expect that any recently issued accounting pronouncements will have a material effect on our financial statements.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements, which are based on our current assumptions and expectations. These statements are typically accompanied by the words "expect," "may," "could," "believe," "would," "might," "anticipates," or words of similar import. The principal forward-looking statements in this report include: our financial performance, statements regarding the adequacy of and costs associated with our sources of liquidity, the fair value and amount of the beneficial interest asset, the continued execution of our share repurchase program, our expected capital expenditures, the impact of changes in the expected effective income tax rate on net income, the expected compliance with debt covenants, the expected impact of new accounting pronouncements, our intentions regarding future dividends, contributions and payments related to our pension and postretirement health care plans, the expected returns on pension plan assets, the effects of macroeconomic conditions, the adequacy of our reserves for general liability, workers' compensation and property loss, the expected outcome of, and adequacy of our reserves for, investigations, inquiries, claims and litigation, including those related to the Data Breach, expected insurance recoveries, expected changes to our contractual obligations, the expected ability to recognize deferred tax assets and liabilities, including foreign net operating loss carryforwards, and the resolution of tax matters.
All such forward-looking statements are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Although we believe there is a reasonable basis for the forward-looking statements, our actual results could be materially different. The most important factors which could cause our actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements are set forth on our description of risk factors in Item 1A to this Form 10-K, which should be read in conjunction with the forward-looking statements in this report. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

At February 1, 2014, our exposure to market risk was primarily from interest rate changes on our debt obligations, some of which are at a LIBOR-plus floating-rate. Our interest rate exposure is primarily due to the extent by which our floating rate debt obligations differ from our floating rate short term investments. At February 1, 2014, our floating rate debt exceeded our floating rate short term investments by approximately $1 billion. As a result, based on our balance sheet position at February 1, 2014, the annualized effect of a 0.1 percentage point increase in floating interest rates on our floating rate debt obligations, net of our short-term investments, would be to decrease earnings before income taxes by approximately $1 million. In general, we expect our floating rate debt to exceed our floating rate short-term investments over time, but that may vary in different interest rate environments. See further description of our debt and derivative instruments in Notes 18 and 19 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
We record our general liability and workers' compensation liabilities at net present value; therefore, these liabilities fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Periodically, in certain interest rate environments, we economically hedge a portion of our exposure to these interest rate changes by entering into interest rate forward contracts that partially mitigate the effects of interest rate changes. Based on our balance sheet position at February 1, 2014, the annualized effect of a 0.5 percentage point decrease in interest rates would be to decrease earnings before income taxes by $8 million.
In addition, we are exposed to market return fluctuations on our qualified defined benefit pension plans. A 0.5 percentage point decrease to the weighted average discount rate would increase annual expense by $30 million. The value of our pension liabilities is inversely related to changes in interest rates. To protect against declines in interest rates, we hold high-quality, long-duration bonds and interest rate swaps in our pension plan trust. At year-end, we had hedged 50 percent of the interest rate exposure of our funded status.

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As more fully described in Note 13 and Note 25 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, we are exposed to market returns on accumulated team member balances in our nonqualified, unfunded deferred compensation plans. We control the risk of offering the nonqualified plans by making investments in life insurance contracts and prepaid forward contracts on our own common stock that offset a substantial portion of our economic exposure to the returns on these plans. The annualized effect of a one percentage point change in market returns on our nonqualified defined contribution plans (inclusive of the effect of the investment vehicles used to manage our economic exposure) would not be significant.
There have been no other material changes in our primary risk exposures or management of market risks since the prior year.

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Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Report of Management on the Consolidated Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the consistency, integrity and presentation of the information in the Annual Report. The consolidated financial statements and other information presented in this Annual Report have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and include necessary judgments and estimates by management.
To fulfill our responsibility, we maintain comprehensive systems of internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and transactions are executed in accordance with established procedures. The concept of reasonable assurance is based upon recognition that the cost of the controls should not exceed the benefit derived. We believe our systems of internal control provide this reasonable assurance.
The Board of Directors exercised its oversight role with respect to the Corporation's systems of internal control primarily through its Audit Committee, which is comprised of independent directors. The Committee oversees the Corporation's systems of internal control, accounting practices, financial reporting and audits to assess whether their quality, integrity and objectivity are sufficient to protect shareholders' investments.
In addition, our consolidated financial statements have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, whose report also appears on this page.
 
Gregg W. Steinhafel
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
March 14, 2014
 
John J. Mulligan
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Consolidated Financial Statements
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Target Corporation

We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of financial position of Target Corporation and subsidiaries (the Corporation) as of February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, cash flows, and shareholders' investment for each of the three years in the period ended February 1, 2014. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Corporation's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Target Corporation and subsidiaries at February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended February 1, 2014, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting as of February 1, 2014, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (1992 Framework) and our report dated March 14, 2014, expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 14, 2014

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Report of Management on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f). Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of February 1, 2014, based on the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (1992), issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (1992 framework). Based on our assessment, we conclude that the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting is effective based on those criteria.
Our internal control over financial reporting as of February 1, 2014, has been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm who has also audited our consolidated financial statements, as stated in their report which appears on this page.
 
Gregg W. Steinhafel
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
March 14, 2014
 
John J. Mulligan
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Target Corporation

We have audited Target Corporation and subsidiaries' (the Corporation) internal control over financial reporting as of February 1, 2014, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (1992 Framework) (the COSO criteria). The Corporation's management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Report of Management on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company, (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company, and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion, the Corporation maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of February 1, 2014, based on the COSO criteria.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated statements of financial position of Target Corporation and subsidiaries as of February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, cash flows and shareholders' investment for each of the three years in the period ended February 1, 2014, and our report dated March 14, 2014, expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 14, 2014

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Consolidated Statements of Operations

(millions, except per share data)
2013

2012

2011

Sales
$
72,596

$
71,960

$
68,466

Credit card revenues

1,341

1,399

Total revenues
72,596

73,301

69,865

Cost of sales
51,160

50,568

47,860

Selling, general and administrative expenses
15,375

14,914

14,106

Credit card expenses

467

446

Depreciation and amortization
2,223

2,142

2,131

Gain on receivables transaction
(391
)
(161
)

Earnings before interest expense and income taxes
4,229

5,371

5,322

Net interest expense
1,126

762

866

Earnings before income taxes
3,103

4,609

4,456

Provision for income taxes
1,132

1,610

1,527

Net earnings
$
1,971

$
2,999

$
2,929

Basic earnings per share
$
3.10

$
4.57

$
4.31

Diluted earnings per share
$
3.07

$
4.52

$
4.28

Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
Basic
635.1

656.7

679.1

Dilutive effect of share-based awards(a)
6.7

6.6

4.8

Diluted
641.8

663.3

683.9

(a) Excludes 2.3 million, 5.0 million and 15.5 million share-based awards for 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively, because their effects were antidilutive.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(millions)
2013

2012

2011

Net earnings
$
1,971

$
2,999

$
2,929

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax
 
 
 
Pension and other benefit liabilities, net of provision/(benefit) for taxes of $71, $58 and $(56)
110

92

(83
)
Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges, net of provision/(benefit) for taxes of $11, $8 and $(11)
(425
)
13

(17
)
Other comprehensive income/(loss)
(315
)
105

(100
)
Comprehensive income
$
1,656

$
3,104

$
2,829

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(millions, except footnotes)
February 1,
2014

February 2,
2013

Assets
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents, including short-term investments of $3 and $130
$
695

$
784

Credit card receivables, held for sale

5,841

Inventory
8,766

7,903

Other current assets
2,112

1,860

Total current assets
11,573

16,388

Property and equipment
 
 
Land
6,234

6,206

Buildings and improvements
30,356

28,653

Fixtures and equipment
5,583

5,362

Computer hardware and software
2,764

2,567

Construction-in-progress
843

1,176

Accumulated depreciation
(14,402
)
(13,311
)
Property and equipment, net
31,378

30,653

Other noncurrent assets
1,602

1,122

Total assets
$
44,553

$
48,163

Liabilities and shareholders' investment
 
 
Accounts payable
$
7,683

$
7,056

Accrued and other current liabilities
3,934

3,981

Current portion of long-term debt and other borrowings
1,160

2,994

Total current liabilities
12,777

14,031

Long-term debt and other borrowings
12,622

14,654

Deferred income taxes
1,433

1,311

Other noncurrent liabilities
1,490

1,609

Total noncurrent liabilities
15,545

17,574

Shareholders' investment
 
 
Common stock
53

54

Additional paid-in capital
4,470

3,925

Retained earnings
12,599

13,155

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
 
Pension and other benefit liabilities
(422
)
(532
)
Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges
(469
)
(44
)
Total shareholders' investment
16,231

16,558

Total liabilities and shareholders' investment
$
44,553

$
48,163

Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $0.0833 par value; 632,930,740 shares issued and outstanding at February 1, 2014; 645,294,423 shares issued and outstanding at February 2, 2013.
Preferred Stock Authorized 5,000,000 shares, $0.01 par value; no shares were issued or outstanding at February 1, 2014 or February 2, 2013.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(millions)
2013

2012

2011

Operating activities
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
1,971

$
2,999

$
2,929

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash provided by operations:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
2,223

2,142

2,131

Share-based compensation expense
110

105

90

Deferred income taxes
(254
)
(14
)
371

Bad debt expense (a)
41

206

154

Gain on receivables transaction
(391
)
(161
)

Loss on debt extinguishment
445



Noncash (gains)/losses and other, net
82

14

22

Changes in operating accounts:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable originated at Target
157

(217
)
(187
)
Proceeds on sale of accounts receivable originated at Target
2,703



Inventory
(885
)
15

(322
)
Other current assets
(267
)
(123
)
(150
)
Other noncurrent assets
19

(98
)
43

Accounts payable
625

199

232

Accrued and other current liabilities
(9
)
138

218

Other noncurrent liabilities
(50
)
120

(97
)
Cash provided by operations
6,520

5,325

5,434

Investing activities
 
 
 
Expenditures for property and equipment
(3,453
)
(3,277
)
(4,368
)
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment
86

66

37

Change in accounts receivable originated at third parties
121

254

259

Proceeds from sale of accounts receivable originated at third parties
3,002



Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash assumed
(157
)


Other investments
130

102

(108
)
Cash required for investing activities
(271
)
(2,855
)
(4,180
)
Financing activities
 
 
 
Change in commercial paper, net
(890
)
970


Additions to short-term debt


1,500

Reductions of short-term debt

(1,500
)

Additions to long-term debt

1,971

1,994

Reductions of long-term debt
(3,463
)
(1,529
)
(3,125
)
Dividends paid
(1,006
)
(869
)
(750
)
Repurchase of stock
(1,461
)
(1,875
)
(1,842
)
Stock option exercises and related tax benefit
456

360

89

Other

(16
)
(6
)
Cash required for financing activities
(6,364
)
(2,488
)
(2,140
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
26

8

(32
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(89
)
(10
)
(918
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
784

794

1,712

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
695

$
784

$
794

Supplemental information
 
 
 
Interest paid, net of capitalized interest
$
1,120

$
775

$
816

Income taxes paid
1,386

1,603

1,109

Noncash financing activities
 
 
 
Property and equipment acquired through capital lease obligations
211

282

1,388

(a) 
Includes net write-offs of credit card receivables prior to the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card receivables on March 13, 2013, and bad debt expense on credit card receivables during the twelve months ended February 2, 2013.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Investment

(millions, except footnotes)
Common
Stock
Shares

Stock
Par
Value

Additional
Paid-in
Capital

Retained
Earnings

Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)

Total

January 29, 2011
704.0

$
59

$
3,311

$
12,698

$
(581
)
$
15,487

Net earnings



2,929


2,929

Other comprehensive income




(100
)
(100
)
Dividends declared



(777
)

(777
)
Repurchase of stock
(37.2
)
(3
)

(1,891
)

(1,894
)
Stock options and awards
2.5


176



176

January 28, 2012
669.3

$
56

$
3,487

$
12,959

$
(681
)
$
15,821

Net earnings



2,999


2,999

Other comprehensive income




105

105

Dividends declared



(903
)

(903
)
Repurchase of stock
(32.2
)
(3
)

(1,900
)

(1,903
)
Stock options and awards
8.2

1

438



439

February 2, 2013
645.3

$
54

$
3,925

$
13,155

$
(576
)
$
16,558

Net earnings



1,971


1,971

Other comprehensive income




(315
)
(315
)
Dividends declared



(1,051
)

(1,051
)
Repurchase of stock
(21.9
)
(2
)

(1,476
)

(1,478
)
Stock options and awards
9.5

1

545



546

February 1, 2014
632.9

$
53

$
4,470

$
12,599

$
(891
)
$
16,231

Dividends declared per share were $1.65, $1.38 and $1.15 in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

1. Summary of Accounting Policies

Organization    Target Corporation (Target, the Corporation, or the Company) operates two reportable segments: U.S. and Canadian. Our U.S. Segment includes all of our U.S. retail operations, including digital sales. The U.S. Segment also includes our U.S. credit card servicing activities and certain centralized operating and corporate activities not allocated to our Canadian Segment. In 2013, following the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group (TD), we combined our historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment into one U.S. Segment. Our Canadian Segment includes all of our Canadian retail operations, including 124 stores opened in 2013. We currently do not have a digital sales channel in Canada.
Consolidation    The consolidated financial statements include the balances of the Corporation and its subsidiaries after elimination of intercompany balances and transactions. All material subsidiaries are wholly owned. We consolidate variable interest entities where it has been determined that the Corporation is the primary beneficiary of those entities' operations.
Use of estimates    The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires management to make estimates and assumptions affecting reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results may differ significantly from those estimates.
Fiscal year    Our fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest January 31. Unless otherwise stated, references to years in this report relate to fiscal years, rather than to calendar years. Fiscal 2013 ended February 1, 2014 and consisted of 52 weeks. Fiscal 2012 ended February 2, 2013, and consisted of 53 weeks. Fiscal 2011 ended January 28, 2012, and consisted of 52 weeks. Fiscal 2014 will end January 31, 2015, and will consist of 52 weeks.
Accounting policies    Our accounting policies are disclosed in the applicable Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

2. Revenues

Our retail stores generally record revenue at the point of sale. Sales from our online and mobile applications include shipping revenue and are recorded upon delivery to the guest. Total revenues do not include sales tax because we are a pass-through conduit for collecting and remitting sales taxes. Generally, guests may return merchandise within 90 days of purchase. Revenues are recognized net of expected returns, which we estimate using historical return patterns as a percentage of sales. Commissions earned on sales generated by leased departments are included within sales and were $29 million, $25 million and $22 million in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Revenue from gift card sales is recognized upon gift card redemption. Our gift cards do not expire. Based on historical redemption rates, a small and relatively stable percentage of gift cards will never be redeemed, referred to as "breakage." Estimated breakage revenue is recognized over time in proportion to actual gift card redemptions and was not material in any period presented.
Guests receive a 5 percent discount on virtually all purchases and receive free shipping at Target.com when they use their REDcard. The discounts associated with loyalty programs are included as reductions in sales in our Consolidated Statements of Operations and were $833 million, $583 million and $340 million in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.


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3. Cost of Sales and Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

The following table illustrates the primary items classified in each major expense category:

Cost of Sales
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Total cost of products sold including
•   Freight expenses associated with moving
    merchandise from our vendors to our
    distribution centers and our retail stores, and
    among our distribution and retail facilities
•   Vendor income that is not reimbursement of
    specific, incremental and identifiable costs
Inventory shrink
Markdowns
Outbound shipping and handling expenses
    associated with sales to our guests
Payment term cash discounts
Distribution center costs, including compensation
    and benefits costs
Import costs
    
Compensation and benefit costs including
•   Stores
•   Headquarters
Occupancy and operating costs of retail and
    headquarters facilities
Advertising, offset by vendor income that is a
    reimbursement of specific, incremental and
    identifiable costs
Pre-opening costs of stores and other facilities
U.S. credit cards servicing expenses and profit
    sharing
Litigation and defense costs and related insurance
    recovery
Other administrative costs
Note: The classification of these expenses varies across the retail industry.

4. Consideration Received from Vendors

We receive consideration for a variety of vendor-sponsored programs, such as volume rebates, markdown allowances, promotions and advertising allowances and for our compliance programs, referred to as "vendor income." Vendor income reduces either our inventory costs or SG&A expenses based on the provisions of the arrangement. Under our compliance programs, vendors are charged for merchandise shipments that do not meet our requirements (violations), such as late or incomplete shipments. These allowances are recorded when violations occur. Substantially all consideration received is recorded as a reduction of cost of sales.
We establish a receivable for vendor income that is earned but not yet received. Based on provisions of the agreements in place, this receivable is computed by estimating the amount earned when we have completed our performance. We perform detailed analyses to determine the appropriate level of the receivable in the aggregate. The majority of year-end receivables associated with these activities are collected within the following fiscal quarter. We have not historically had significant write-offs for these receivables.

5. Advertising Costs

Advertising costs, which primarily consist of newspaper circulars, internet advertisements and media broadcast, are expensed at first showing or distribution of the advertisement, and are recorded net of related vendor income.

Advertising Costs
(millions)
2013

2012

2011

Gross advertising costs
$
1,744

$
1,653

$
1,589

Vendor income (a)
76

231

229

Net advertising costs
$
1,668

$
1,422

$