10-Q 1 a13-9231_110q.htm 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended May 4, 2013

 

Commission File Number 1-6049

 


 

GRAPHIC

 

TARGET CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota

 

41-0215170

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

55403

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 612/304-6073

Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report: N/A

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes S No £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes S No £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

 

Large accelerated filer  S  Accelerated filer  £  Non-accelerated filer  £  Smaller Reporting company  £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).                 Yes £ No S

 

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 May 28, 2013 were 641,703,245.

 



 

TARGET CORPORATION

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

1

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

2

 

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

3

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

4

 

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Investment

5

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

6

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

13

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

22

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

22

 

 

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

23

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

23

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

23

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

23

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

23

Item 5.

Other Information

23

Item 6.

Exhibits

24

 

 

 

Signature

 

25

Exhibit Index

 

26

 



 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

(millions, except per share data) (unaudited)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Sales

 

$

16,706

 

$

16,537

 

Credit card revenues

 

 

330

 

Total revenues

 

16,706

 

16,867

 

Cost of sales

 

11,563

 

11,541

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

3,590

 

3,392

 

Credit card expenses

 

 

120

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

536

 

529

 

Gain on receivables transaction

 

(391

)

 

Earnings before interest expense and income taxes

 

1,408

 

1,285

 

Net interest expense

 

629

 

184

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

779

 

1,101

 

Provision for income taxes

 

281

 

404

 

Net earnings

 

$

498

 

$

697

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.78

 

$

1.05

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.77

 

$

1.04

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

642.1

 

666.3

 

Dilutive impact of share-based awards(a)

 

7.4

 

6.1

 

Diluted

 

649.5

 

672.4

 

 

(a) Excludes 4.4 million and 11.5 million share-based awards for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively, because their effects were antidilutive.

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

(millions) (unaudited)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Net earnings

 

$

498

 

$

697

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and other benefit liabilities, net of taxes of $26 and $9

 

40

 

14

 

Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges, net of taxes of $9 and $17

 

(29

)

26

 

Other comprehensive income

 

11

 

40

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

509

 

$

737

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 4,

 

February 2,

 

April 28,

 

(millions)

 

2013

 

2013

 

2012

 

Assets

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

Cash and cash equivalents, including short-term investments of $1,112, $130 and $18

 

$

1,819

 

$

784

 

$

675

 

Inventory

 

8,099

 

7,903

 

7,670

 

Other current assets

 

1,939

 

1,860

 

1,698

 

Credit card receivables, held for sale

 

 

5,841

 

 

Credit card receivables, net of allowance of $0, $0 and $395

 

 

 

5,548

 

Total current assets

 

11,857

 

16,388

 

15,591

 

Property and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

6,213

 

6,206

 

6,136

 

Buildings and improvements

 

28,949

 

28,653

 

27,037

 

Fixtures and equipment

 

5,199

 

5,362

 

4,979

 

Computer hardware and software

 

2,382

 

2,567

 

2,275

 

Construction-in-progress

 

1,348

 

1,176

 

1,232

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(13,017

)

(13,311

)

(12,151

)

Property and equipment, net

 

31,074

 

30,653

 

29,508

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

1,303

 

1,122

 

1,076

 

Total assets

 

$

44,234

 

$

48,163

 

$

46,175

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

6,721

 

$

7,056

 

$

6,292

 

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

3,915

 

3,981

 

3,671

 

Current portion of long-term debt and other borrowings

 

523

 

2,994

 

2,483

 

Total current liabilities

 

11,159

 

14,031

 

12,446

 

Long-term debt and other borrowings

 

13,691

 

14,654

 

14,967

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,295

 

1,311

 

1,209

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

1,569

 

1,609

 

1,690

 

Total noncurrent liabilities

 

16,555

 

17,574

 

17,866

 

Shareholders’ investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

53

 

54

 

55

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

4,159

 

3,925

 

3,595

 

Retained earnings

 

12,873

 

13,155

 

12,854

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension and other benefit liabilities

 

(492

)

(532

)

(610

)

Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges

 

(73

)

(44

)

(31

)

Total shareholders’ investment

 

16,520

 

16,558

 

15,863

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ investment

 

$

44,234

 

$

48,163

 

$

46,175

 

 

Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par value; 641,253,199, 645,294,423 and 661,096,903 shares issued and outstanding at May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively.

 

Preferred Stock Authorized 5,000,000 shares, $.01 par value; no shares were issued or outstanding at May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 or April 28, 2012.

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

(millions) (unaudited)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

498

 

$

697

 

Reconciliation to cash flow

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

536

 

529

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

29

 

25

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(66

)

7

 

Bad debt expense(a)

 

41

 

52

 

Gain on receivables transaction

 

(391

)

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

445

 

 

Noncash (gains)/losses and other, net

 

8

 

2

 

Changes in operating accounts:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable originated at Target

 

157

 

142

 

Proceeds on sale of accounts receivable originated at Target

 

2,717

 

 

Inventory

 

(175

)

248

 

Other current assets

 

(64

)

88

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

20

 

(3

)

Accounts payable

 

(375

)

(566

)

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

(146

)

28

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

(4

)

58

 

Cash flow provided by operations

 

3,230

 

1,307

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures for property and equipment

 

(901

)

(829

)

Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment

 

19

 

1

 

Change in accounts receivable originated at third parties

 

121

 

185

 

Proceeds from sale of accounts receivable originated at third parties

 

3,020

 

 

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash assumed

 

(58

)

 

Other investments

 

52

 

(16

)

Cash flow provided by/(required for) investing activities

 

2,253

 

(659

)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Change in commercial paper, net

 

(970

)

450

 

Additions to long-term debt

 

 

500

 

Reductions of long-term debt

 

(2,916

)

(1,005

)

Dividends paid

 

(232

)

(201

)

Repurchase of stock

 

(540

)

(592

)

Stock option exercises and related tax benefit

 

209

 

82

 

Other

 

 

(2

)

Cash flow required for financing activities

 

(4,449

)

(768

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

1

 

1

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

1,035

 

(119

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

784

 

794

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

1,819

 

$

675

 

 

(a) Includes net write-offs of credit card receivables prior to the sale of receivables on March 13, 2013, and bad debt expense on credit card receivables during the three months ended April 28, 2012.

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Investment

 

 

Common

 

Stock

 

Additional

 

 

 

Accumulated Other

 

 

 

 

 

Stock

 

Par

 

Paid-in

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

 

 

(millions, except per share data)

 

Shares

 

Value

 

Capital

 

Earnings

 

Income/(Loss)

 

Total

 

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

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

 

 

498

 

 

498

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

11

 

Dividends declared

 

 

 

 

(231

)

 

(231

)

Repurchase of stock

 

(8.5

)

(1

)

 

(549

)

 

(550

)

Stock options and awards

 

4.5

 

 

234

 

 

 

234

 

May 4, 2013

 

641.3

 

$

53

 

$

4,159

 

$

12,873

 

$

(565

)

$

16,520

 

 

Dividends declared per share were $0.36 and $0.30 for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively. For the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013, dividends declared per share were $1.38.

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

1. Accounting Policies

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statement disclosures contained in the 2012 Form 10-K for Target Corporation (Target). The same accounting policies are followed in preparing quarterly and annual financial data. See the notes in our 2012 Form 10-K for those policies. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of quarterly operating results are reflected herein and are of a normal, recurring nature.

 

Due to the seasonal nature of our business, quarterly revenues, expenses, earnings and cash flows are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.

 

2. Credit Card Receivables Transaction

 

On October 22, 2012, we reached an agreement to sell our entire U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group (TD) for cash consideration equal to the gross (par) value of the outstanding receivables at the time of closing. Historically, our credit card receivables were recorded at par value less an allowance for doubtful accounts. Following this agreement, our receivables were classified as held for sale and recorded at the lower of cost (par) or fair value.

 

On March 13, 2013, we completed the sale of our entire U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group (TD) for cash consideration of $5.7 billion, equal to the gross (par) value of the outstanding receivables at the time of closing. This transaction was accounted for as a sale, and the receivables are no longer reported in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. 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.

 

In the first quarter of 2013, we recognized a gain on sale of $391 million related to consideration received in excess of the recorded amount of the receivables. Consideration received included cash of $5.7 billion 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. As a result, a portion of the profit-sharing payments we receive from TD will reduce the beneficial interest asset and will not be recorded as income in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. Based on historical payment patterns, we estimate that the beneficial interest asset will be reduced over a four-year period, with larger reductions in the early years.

 

During the three months ended May 4, 2013, the U.S. Segment earned credit card revenues prior to the close of the transaction and $105 million of profit-sharing income from TD after the close of the transaction. On a consolidated basis, this profit-sharing income is offset by a $17 million reduction in the beneficial interest asset, for a net $88 million impact. These amounts are classified within SG&A expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

The $225 million beneficial interest asset was reduced during the quarter ended May 4, 2013 by $15 million of profit-sharing payments related to sold receivables, and it was also reduced by a $2 million income statement charge due to revaluing the remaining asset. As of May 4, 2013, $208 million of a beneficial interest asset remains and is recorded within other current assets and other noncurrent assets in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.

 

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3. Fair Value Measurements

 

Fair value measurements are categorized into one of three levels based on the lowest level of significant input used: Level 1 (unadjusted quoted prices in active markets); Level 2 (observable market inputs available at the measurement date, other than quoted prices included in Level 1); and Level 3 (unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data).

 

Fair Value Measurements - Recurring Basis

 

 

 

Fair Value at

 

Fair Value at

 

Fair Value at

 

 

 

May 4, 2013

 

February 2, 2013

 

April 28, 2012

 

(millions)

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term investments

 

$

1,112

 

$

 

$

 

$

130

 

$

 

$

 

$

18

 

$

 

$

 

Other current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps(a)

 

 

1

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

15

 

 

Prepaid forward contracts

 

74

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

Beneficial interest asset(b)

 

 

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps(a)

 

 

83

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

104

 

 

Company-owned life insurance investments(c)

 

 

285

 

 

 

269

 

 

 

372

 

 

Beneficial interest asset(b)

 

 

 

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

1,186

 

$

369

 

$

208

 

$

203

 

$

358

 

$

 

$

92

 

$

491

 

$

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps(a)

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

2

 

$

 

$

 

$

5

 

$

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps(a)

 

 

53

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

65

 

 

Total

 

$

 

$

53

 

$

 

$

 

$

56

 

$

 

$

 

$

70

 

$

 

 

(a) There was one interest rate swap designated as an accounting hedge in all periods presented. See Note 5 for additional information on interest rate swaps.

(b) A rollforward of the Level 3 beneficial interest asset is included in Note 2.

(c) Company-owned life insurance investments consist of equity index funds and fixed income assets. Amounts are presented net of nonrecourse loans that are secured by some of these policies. These loan amounts were $782 million at May 4, 2013, $817 million at February 2, 2013 and $677 million at April 28, 2012.

 

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Position

 

Valuation Technique

Short-term investments

 

Carrying value approximates fair value because maturities are less than three months.

 

 

 

Prepaid forward contracts

 

Initially valued at transaction price. Subsequently valued by reference to the market price of Target common stock.

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps

 

Valuation models are calibrated to initial trade price. Subsequent valuations are based on observable inputs to the valuation model (e.g., interest rates and credit spreads). Model inputs are changed only when corroborated by market data. A credit-risk adjustment is made on each swap using observable market credit spreads.

 

 

 

Company-owned life insurance investments

 

Includes investments in separate accounts that are valued based on market rates credited by the insurer.

 

 

 

Beneficial interest asset

 

Valued using a cash-flow based economic-profit model, which includes inputs of the forecasted performance of the receivables portfolio and a market-based discount rate. Internal data is used to forecast expected payment patterns and write-offs, revenue, and operating expenses (credit EBIT yield) related to the credit card portfolio. Changes in macroeconomic conditions in the United States could affect the estimated fair value. A one percentage point change in the forecasted credit EBIT yield would impact our fair value estimate by approximately $32 million. A one percentage point change in the forecasted discount rate would impact our fair value estimate by approximately $7 million. As described in Note 2, this beneficial interest asset effectively represents a receivable for the present value of future profit-sharing we expect to receive on the receivables sold. As a result, a portion of the profit-sharing payments we receive from TD will reduce the beneficial interest asset. As the asset is reduced over time, changes in the forecasted credit EBIT yield and the forecasted discount rate will have a smaller impact on the estimated fair value.

 

The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair values of financial instruments not measured at fair value in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. The fair value of marketable securities is determined using available market prices at the reporting date and would be classified as Level 1. The fair value of debt is generally measured using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market interest rates for similar types of financial instruments and would be classified as Level 2.

 

Financial Instruments Not Measured at Fair Value

 

May 4, 2013

 

February 2, 2013

 

April 28, 2012

 

 

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

(millions)

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities (a)

 

$

10

 

$

10

 

$

61

 

$

61

 

$

43

 

$

43

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities (a)

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

2

 

2

 

Total

 

$

14

 

$

14

 

$

65

 

$

65

 

$

45

 

$

45

 

Financial liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt(b)

 

$

12,178

 

$

14,591

 

$

15,618

 

$

18,143

 

$

15,630

 

$

18,057

 

Total

 

$

12,178

 

$

14,591

 

$

15,618

 

$

18,143

 

$

15,630

 

$

18,057

 

 

(a) Held-to-maturity investments that are held to satisfy the regulatory requirements of Target Bank and Target National Bank.

(b) Represents the sum of nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables and unsecured debt and other borrowings, excluding unamortized swap valuation adjustments and capital lease obligations.

 

Prior to the March 13, 2013 sale described in Note 2, we owned a portfolio of consumer credit card receivables. As of February 2, 2013, the receivables were recorded at the lower of cost (par) or fair value because they were classified as held for sale. We estimated the fair value of the receivables to be approximately $6.3 billion as of February 2, 2013. As of April 28, 2012, we estimated that the fair value of our credit card receivables approximated par value.

 

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The carrying amounts of accounts payable and certain accrued and other current liabilities approximate fair value due to their short-term nature.

 

4. Notes Payable and Long-Term Debt

 

We obtain short-term financing from time to time under our commercial paper program, a form of notes payable.

 

Commercial Paper

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

(dollars in millions)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Maximum daily amount outstanding during the period

 

$

1,465

 

$

605

 

Average daily amount outstanding during the period

 

488

 

162

 

Amount outstanding at period-end

 

 

450

 

Weighted average interest rate

 

0.11

  %

0.15

  %

 

Concurrent with the sale of our credit card receivables portfolio, we repaid $1.5 billion of nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables (the 2006/2007 Series Variable Funding Certificate). We also used $1.4 billion of proceeds from the transaction to repurchase at market value an additional $970 million of debt during the first quarter of 2013. We recognized a loss on this early retirement of $445 million, which was recorded in net interest expense in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. Refer to Note 2 for more information on our credit card receivables transaction.

 

5. Derivative Financial Instruments

 

Historically our derivative instruments have primarily consisted of interest rate swaps used to mitigate interest rate risk. We have counterparty credit risk with large global financial institutions resulting from our derivative instruments. We monitor this concentration of counterparty credit risk on an ongoing basis. See Note 3 for a description of the fair value measurement of our derivative instruments and their classification on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.

 

As of May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, one swap was designated as a fair value hedge for accounting purposes, and no ineffectiveness was recognized during the three months ended May 4, 2013 or April 28, 2012.

 

Periodic payments, valuation adjustments and amortization of gains or losses on our derivative contracts had the following effect on our Consolidated Statements of Operations:

 

Derivative Contracts - Effect on Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended

 

(millions)

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

Type of Contract

 

Classification of Income/(Expense)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Interest rate swaps

 

Net interest expense

 

  $

8

 

$

10

 

 

The amount remaining on unamortized hedged debt valuation gains from terminated or de-designated interest rate swaps that will be amortized into earnings over the remaining lives of the underlying debt totaled $69 million, $75 million and $102 million, at May 4, 2013, February 2, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively.

 

6. Share Repurchase

 

We repurchase shares primarily through open market transactions under a $5 billion share repurchase program authorized by our Board of Directors in January 2012. During the first quarter of 2012, we completed a $10 billion share repurchase program that was authorized by our Board of Directors in November 2007.

 

Share Repurchases

 

Three Months Ended

 

(millions, except per share data)

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Total number of shares purchased

 

8.5

 

10.5

 

Average price paid per share

 

  $

64.04

 

$

57.31

 

Total investment

 

  $

547

 

$

604

 

 

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Of the shares reacquired, a portion was delivered upon settlement of prepaid forward contracts as follows:

 

Settlement of Prepaid Forward Contracts(a)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

(millions)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Total number of shares purchased

 

0.1

 

0.2

 

Total cash investment

 

$

7

 

$

12

 

Aggregate market value(b)

 

$

9

 

$

12

 

(a) These contracts are among the investment vehicles used to reduce our economic exposure related to our nonqualified deferred compensation plans. The details of our positions in prepaid forward contracts are provided in Note 7.

(b) At their respective settlement dates.

 

7. Pension, Postretirement Health Care and Other Benefits

 

Pension and Postretirement Health Care Benefits

 

We have qualified defined benefits pension plans, unfunded nonqualified pension plans and provide certain post-retirement health care benefits to eligible team members.

 

Net Pension and Postretirement Health Care Benefits Expense

 

Pension Benefits

 

Postretirement Health
Care Benefits

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

(millions)

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Service cost benefits earned during the period

 

$

30

 

$

30

 

$

2

 

$

2

 

Interest cost on projected benefit obligation

 

35

 

36

 

 

2

 

Expected return on assets

 

(59

)

(55

)

 

 

Amortization of losses

 

25

 

25

 

1

 

1

 

Amortization of prior service cost

 

(3

)

 

(4

)

(3

)

Total

 

$

28

 

$

36

 

$

(1

)

$

2

 

 

Other Benefits

 

We offer unfunded nonqualified deferred compensation plans to certain team members. We mitigate some of our risk of these plans through investing in vehicles, including company-owned life insurance and prepaid forward contracts in our own common stock, that offset a substantial portion of our economic exposure to the returns of these plans. These investment vehicles are general corporate assets and are marked to market with the related gains and losses recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations in the period they occur.

 

The total change in fair value for contracts indexed to our own common stock recognized in earnings was pretax income of $11 million for both the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012. For the three months ended May 4, 2013, we made no investments in prepaid forward contracts in our own common stock. For the three months ended April 28, 2012, we invested $7 million in such investment instruments, and this activity is included in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows within other investing activities. Adjusting our position in these investment vehicles may involve repurchasing shares of Target common stock when settling the forward contracts as described in Note 6. The settlement dates of these instruments are regularly renegotiated with the counterparty.

 

Prepaid Forward Contracts on Target Common Stock

 

 

 

Contractual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

 

Price Paid

 

Contractual

 

Total Cash

 

(millions, except per share data)

 

Shares

 

per Share

 

Fair Value

 

Investment

 

April 28, 2012

 

1.3

 

$

45.56

 

$

74

 

$

58

 

February 2, 2013

 

1.2

 

45.46

 

73

 

54

 

May 4, 2013

 

1.0

 

45.07

 

74

 

47

 

 

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8. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

 

The following table summarizes the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) by component, net of tax, for the three months ended May 4, 2013.

 

(millions)

 

Cash Flow
Hedges

 

Currency
Translation
Adjustment

 

Pension and
Other Benefit
Liabilities

 

Total

 

February 2, 2013

 

$

(29

)

$

(15

)

$

(532

)

$

(576

)

Other comprehensive income before reclassifications

 

 

(30

)

28

 

(2

)

Amounts reclassified from AOCI

 

1

(a)

 

12

(b)

13

 

Net other comprehensive income

 

1

 

(30

)

40

 

11

 

May 4, 2013

 

$

(28

)

$

(45

)

$

(492

)

$

(565

)

(a) Represents gains and losses on cash flow hedges, net of $1 million of taxes, which are recorded in net interest expense on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(b) Represents amortization of pension and other benefit liabilities, net of $8 million of taxes, which is recorded in SG&A expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. See Note 7 for additional information.

 

9. Segment Reporting

 

Through fiscal 2012, we operated as three business segments: U.S. Retail, U.S. Credit Card and Canadian. Following the sale of our credit card receivables portfolio described in Note 2, we operate as two segments: U.S. and Canadian. Our segment measure of profit is used by management to evaluate the return on our investment and to make operating decisions.

 

Business Segment Results

 

Three Months Ended May 4, 2013

 

Three Months Ended April 28, 2012

(millions)

 

U.S.

 

Canadian

 

Total

 

U.S.

 

Canadian

 

Total

 

Sales

 

$

16,620

 

$

86

 

$

16,706

 

$

16,537

 

$

 

$

16,537

 

Cost of sales

 

11,509

 

53

 

11,563

 

11,541

 

 

11,541

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses(a)

 

3,381

 

193

 

3,573

 

3,148

 

34

 

3,182

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

491

 

45

 

536

 

508

 

21

 

529

 

Segment profit

 

$

1,239

 

$

(205

)

$

1,034

 

$

1,340

 

$

(55

)

$

1,285

 

Gain on receivables transaction

 

 

 

 

 

391

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduction of beneficial interest asset(a)

 

 

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest expense and income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

1,408

 

 

 

 

 

1,285

 

Net interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

629

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

$

779

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,101

 

Note: The sum of the segment amounts may not equal the total amounts due to rounding.

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.

(a) For the three months ended May 4, 2013, the U.S. Segment recognizes within SG&A all amounts related to the profit-sharing arrangement with TD and related servicing expenses. For purposes of consolidated results, a portion of the profit-sharing is recognized as a reduction to the beneficial interest asset. As a result, SG&A expenses for the U.S. and Canadian Segments of $3,573 million plus the reduction of the beneficial interest asset of $17 million equals consolidated SG&A expenses. For the three months ended April 28, 2012, the combination of SG&A expenses and credit card expenses, less credit card revenues, in our Consolidated Statements of Operations equals total SG&A as reported in our business segment results, as revised.

 

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Total Assets by Segment

(millions)

 

May 4,
2013

 

February 2,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

U.S.

 

$

38,591

 

$

43,289

 

$

42,597

 

Canadian

 

5,435

 

4,722

 

3,578

 

Total segment assets

 

44,026

 

48,011

 

46,175

 

Unallocated assets (a)

 

208

 

152

 

 

Total assets

 

$

44,234

 

$

48,163

 

$

46,175

 

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.

(a)  Represents the beneficial interest asset for the period ended May 4, 2013. For the period ended February 2, 2013, represents the net adjustment to eliminate our allowance for doubtful accounts and record our credit card receivables at lower of cost (par) or fair value.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Executive Summary

 

Sales were $16,706 million for the three months ended May 4, 2013, an increase of $169 million or 1.0 percent from the same period in the prior year. Cash flow provided by operations was $3,230 million and $1,307 million for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively. In connection with the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables, we received cash of $5.7 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Of this amount, $2.7 billion was included in cash flow provided by operations and $3.0 billion was included in cash flow provided by investing activities.

 

Notable items impacting earnings for the first quarter of 2013 include:

·      A $391 million gain on the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables

·      A $445 million loss on the early retirement of debt

·                  A $205 million loss before interest expense and income taxes in our Canadian Segment, as compared to a $55 million loss in the comparable period last year

 

Diluted earnings per share in the first quarter, which includes the impact of matters described above, decreased 26.0 percent to $0.77 from $1.04 in the same period a year ago. Excluding the impact of matters described above, adjusted diluted earnings per share, which we believe is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our U.S. operations, decreased 5.0 percent to $1.05 in first quarter 2013 from $1.11 in the same period a year ago.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Change

 

GAAP diluted earnings per share

 

$

 0.77

 

$

 1.04

 

(26.0

)%

Adjustments (a)

 

0.28

 

0.07

 

 

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

 

$

 1.05

 

$

 1.11

 

(5.0

)%

 

Note: A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures is provided on page 18.

(a) Adjustments represent the diluted EPS impact of our 2013 Canadian market entry, adjustments related to the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables portfolio, favorable resolution of various income tax matters and the loss on early retirement of debt.

 

Following the sale of our U.S. credit card portfolio in March 2013, we no longer have a U.S. Credit Card Segment, and therefore have two reportable segments: a new U.S. Segment and a Canadian Segment. For comparison purposes, historical U.S. Retail Segment and U.S. Credit Card Segment results are combined to form the new U.S. Segment. All prior U.S. Credit Card Segment amounts are classified within SG&A expenses, except interest expense on nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables, which is excluded from our segment measure of profit.

 

Our first quarter 2013 financial results in our U.S. Segment reflect increased sales of 0.5 percent over the same period last year on a 0.6 percent decline in comparable-store sales that was offset by the contribution from new stores. Our first quarter 2013 U.S. Segment earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and earnings before interest expense and income taxes (EBIT) margin rates decreased from the prior period, primarily due to an increase in our SG&A rate, partially offset by a higher gross margin rate. See further discussion in the U.S. Segment section below.

 

During the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, the loss in our Canadian Segment totaled $205 million and $55 million, respectively, comprised of start-up expenses, operating expenses and depreciation in both periods, offset in the three months ended May 4, 2013 by gross margin generated by sales in our first 24 stores.

 

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Credit Card Receivables Transaction

 

On March 13, 2013, we completed the sale of our entire U.S. consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group (TD) for cash consideration of $5.7 billion, equal to the gross (par) value of the outstanding receivables at the time of closing. This transaction was accounted for as a sale, and the receivables are no longer reported in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. 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.

 

In the first quarter of 2013, we recognized a gain on sale of $391 million related to consideration received in excess of the recorded amount of the receivables. Consideration received included cash of $5.7 billion 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. As a result, a portion of the profit-sharing payments we receive from TD will reduce the beneficial interest asset and will not be recorded as income in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. Based on historical payment patterns, we estimate that the beneficial interest asset will be reduced over a four-year period, with larger reductions in the early years.

 

Analysis of Results of Operations

 

U.S. Segment

 

U.S. Segment Results

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

(dollars in millions)

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Percent
Change

 

Sales

 

$

16,620

 

$

16,537

 

0.5

 %

Cost of sales

 

11,509

 

11,541

 

(0.3

)

Gross margin

 

5,111

 

4,996

 

2.3

 

SG&A expenses (a)

 

3,381

 

3,148

 

7.4

 

EBITDA

 

1,730

 

1,848

 

(6.4

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

491

 

508

 

(3.3

)

EBIT

 

$

1,239

 

$

1,340

 

(7.5

)%

 

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 9 to our consolidated financial statements for a reconciliation of our segment results to earnings before income taxes.

(a)SG&A includes credit card revenue and expenses for both periods presented prior to the close of the transaction. For the three months ended May 4, 2013, SG&A also includes $105 million of profit-sharing income from the arrangement with TD.

 

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U.S. Segment Rate Analysis Reconciliation

 

 

 

Three Months Ended April 28, 2012

 

2013 U.S. Segment Change vs. 2012

 

Three

 

 

 

Impact of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Months

 

 

 

Historical U.S.

 

Historical U.S.

 

 

 

Historical

 

 

 

Ended

 

U.S.

 

Credit Card

 

Retail

 

U.S.

 

U.S. Retail

 

 

 

May 4, 2013

 

Segment

 

Segment(a)

 

Segment

 

Segment(b)

 

Segment(c)

 

Gross margin rate

 

30.7

%

30.2

 %

 pp

30.2

 %

0.5

 pp

0.5

 pp

SG&A expense rate

 

20.3

 

19.0

 

(0.9

)

19.9

 

1.3

 

0.4

 

EBITDA margin rate

 

10.4

 

11.2

 

0.9

 

10.3

 

(0.8

)

0.1

 

Depreciation and amortization expense rate

 

3.0

 

3.1

 

0.1

 

3.0

 

(0.1

)

 

EBIT margin rate

 

7.5

 

8.1

 

0.8

 

7.3

 

(0.6

)

0.2

 

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 to form the U.S. Segment for the three months ended April 28, 2012. Revised U.S. Segment results for prior periods reflect lower SG&A rates and increased EBIT and EBITDA margin rates as compared to the historical U.S. Retail Segment from the inclusion of credit card profits, net of expenses, within SG&A.

(b) Represents the year-over-year difference between the U.S. Segment rates. On an isolated basis, the SG&A rate is higher than prior periods due to credit card profit retained by TD under the profit-sharing arrangement.

(c) Represents the year-over-year difference between the U.S. Segment rates and the historical U.S. Retail Segment rates. On an isolated basis, the SG&A rate is reduced and EBITDA and EBIT margin rates are increased as compared to historical 2012 results because of the credit card profit now included in the U.S. Segment.

 

Sales

 

Sales include merchandise sales, net of expected returns, from our stores and our digital business, as well as gift card breakage. See Item 1 in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013 for a description of our product categories.

 

Sales by Product Category

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Household essentials

 

27

 %

26

 %

Hardlines

 

15

 

16

 

Apparel and accessories

 

20

 

20

 

Food and pet supplies

 

22

 

21

 

Home furnishings and décor

 

16

 

17

 

Total

 

100

 %

100

 %

 

Comparable-store 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-store sales varies across the retail industry. As a result, our comparable-store sales calculation is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Comparable-store sales include all sales, except sales from stores open less than thirteen months.

 

Comparable-Store Sales

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Comparable-store sales change

 

(0.6

) %

5.3

 %

Drivers of change in comparable-store sales:

 

 

 

 

 

Number of transactions

 

(1.9

)

2.0

 

Average transaction amount

 

1.3

 

3.2

 

Selling price per unit

 

(0.6

)

2.6

 

Units per transaction

 

1.8

 

0.6

 

 

The 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.

 

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Credit is offered by TD to qualified guests through branded proprietary credit cards: the Target Credit Card and the Target Visa (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 the incremental purchases on REDcards are also incremental sales for Target, with the remainder representing a shift in tender type.

 

REDcard Penetration

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

May 4,
2013

 

April 28,
2012

 

Target Credit Cards

 

8.5

 %

7.1

 %

Target Debit Card

 

8.6

 

4.5

 

Total REDcard Penetration

 

17.1

 %

11.6

 %

 

Gross Margin Rate

 

For the three months ended May 4, 2013, our gross margin rate was 30.7 percent, increasing from 30.2 percent in the comparable period last year. The improvement in our gross margin rate is due to underlying rate improvements within categories, partially offset by the 0.3 percentage point impact of our integrated growth strategies of our 5% REDcard Rewards loyalty program and our store remodel program. Beginning in 2013, we made changes to certain merchandise vendor contracts regarding payments received in support of marketing programs. As a result, this vendor consideration will be recognized in 2013 as a reduction of our cost of sales, rather than as a reduction to SG&A. This change increased our gross margin rate by 0.2 percentage points with an equal and offsetting increase in our SG&A rate, and has no impact on EBITDA or EBIT margin rates.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expense Rate

 

For the three months ended May 4, 2013, our SG&A expense rate was 20.3 percent, increasing from 19.0 percent in the comparable period last year. The SG&A rate increased 0.5 percentage points due to a smaller benefit from credit card income, including the impact of profit-sharing with TD. Technology and multichannel investments increased the SG&A rate by 0.4 percentage points. In addition, the 2013 change to certain merchandise vendor contracts increased our SG&A rate by 0.2 percentage points, with an equal and corresponding increase to the gross margin rate as discussed above.

 

Depreciation and Amortization Expense Rate

 

For the three months ended May 4, 2013, our depreciation and amortization expense rate was 3.0 percent, compared with 3.1 percent last year. The decrease was due to the favorable impact of higher sales combined with stable depreciation and amortization expenses, reflecting the stable pace of capital investments in recent years.

 

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Store Data

 

Change in Number of Stores

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4

,

April 28

,

 

 

2013

 

2012

 

Beginning store count

 

1,778

 

1,763

 

Opened

 

6

 

3

 

Closed

 

 

(1

)

Relocated

 

 

(1

)

Ending store count

 

1,784

 

1,764

 

Number of stores remodeled during the period

 

32

 

114

 

 

Number of Stores and Retail Square Feet

 

Number of Stores

 

Retail Square Feet(a)

 

 

May 4

,

February 2

,

April 28

,

May 4

,

February 2

,

April 28,

 

 

 

2013

 

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2013

 

2012

 

General merchandise stores

 

359

 

391

 

521

 

42,435

 

46,584

 

62,464 

 

Expanded food assortment stores

 

1,168

 

1,131

 

992

 

151,119

 

146,249

 

128,885 

 

SuperTarget stores

 

251

 

251

 

251

 

44,500

 

44,500

 

44,503 

 

CityTarget stores

 

6

 

5

 

 

614

 

514

 

— 

 

Total

 

1,784

 

1,778

 

1,764

 

238,668

 

237,847

 

235,852 

 

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

 

Canadian Segment

 

We opened our first 24 stores in Canada during the first quarter of 2013, and continue to expect to open a total of 124 stores in Canada in 2013. Our Canadian Segment includes costs incurred in the U.S. and Canada related to stores already open and start-up expenses for the stores that will be opening later this year.

 

Canadian Segment Results

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

May 4,

 

April 28,

 

Percent

 

(dollars in millions)

 

2013

 

2012

 

Change

 

Sales

 

  $

86

 

  $

 

n/a

 % 

Cost of sales

 

53

 

 

n/a

 

Gross margin

 

33

 

 

n/a

 

SG&A expenses

 

193

 

34

 

461.3

 

EBITDA

 

(160)

 

(34)

 

365.2

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

45

 

21

 

113.4

 

EBIT

 

  $

(205)

 

  $

(55)

 

269.1

 %

 

Canadian Segment Rate Analysis Reconciliation

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4, 2013

 

Gross margin rate

 

38.4

 % 

SG&A expense rate

 

223.9

 

EBITDA margin rate

 

(185.6)

 

Depreciation and amortization expense rate

 

52.6

 

EBIT margin rate

 

(238.1)

 

 

Due to the start-up nature of our Canadian Segment operations, we do not expect the above rates to continue in the long-term. For the three months ended May 4, 2013, our gross margin rate of 38.4 percent is higher than our long-term expectations in the Canadian Segment as a result of the favorable initial mix of merchandise categories and the lack of meaningful clearance markdown activity in the quarter.

 

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REDcard Penetration

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 4, 2013

 

Target Credit Cards

 

1.0

 % 

Target Debit Card

 

1.0

 

Total REDcard Penetration

 

2.0

 % 

 

Number of Stores and Retail Square Feet

 

Number of Stores

 

Retail Square Feet(a)

 

 

 

May 4

,

February 2,

 

May 4

,

February 2,

 

 

 

2013

 

2013 

 

2013

 

2013 

 

General merchandise stores

 

24

 

— 

 

2,832

 

— 

 

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

 

Other Performance Factors

 

Net Interest Expense

 

Net interest expense for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012 was $629 million and $184 million, respectively, including $19 million and $20 million, respectively, of interest on Canadian capitalized leases. Net interest expense for the three months ended May 4, 2013 includes a $445 million loss on early retirement of debt.

 

Provision for Income Taxes

 

Our effective income tax rate for the three months ended May 4, 2013 was 36.0 percent, down from 36.7 percent for the same period in 2012. This change is primarily due to increased tax benefits related to foreign earnings, slightly offset by the impact of the sale of our U.S. credit card portfolio. Various income tax matters were resolved in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 which reduced tax expense by $1 million and $8 million, respectively.

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures

 

Our segment measure of profit is used by management to evaluate the return we are achieving on our investment and to make operating decisions. To provide additional transparency, we have disclosed non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes the impact of our 2013 Canadian market entry, adjustments related to the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables portfolio, favorable resolution of various income tax matters and the loss on early retirement of debt. We believe this information is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our U.S. operations. 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.

 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

(millions, except per share data)

 

U.S

.

Canadian

 

Other

 

GAAP Total

 

Three Months Ended May 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment profit

 

  $

1,239

 

  $

(205)

 

  $

 

  $

1,034

 

Net interest expense

 

165

 

19

 

445

 (d)

629

 

Gain on receivables transaction(a)

 

 

 

(391)

 

(391)

 

Reduction of beneficial interest asset

 

 

 

17

 

17

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

1,074

 

(224)

 

(71)

 

779

 

Provision for income taxes(b)

 

391

 

(71)

 

(39)

 (e)

281

 

Net earnings

 

  $

683

 

  $

(153)

 

  $

(32)

 

  $

498

 

Diluted earnings per share(c)

 

  $

1.05

 

  $

(0.24)

 

  $

(0.05)

 

  $

0.77

 

Three Months Ended April 28, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment profit

 

  $

1,340

 

  $

(55)

 

  $

 

  $

1,285

 

Net interest expense

 

164

 

20

 

 

184

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

1,176

 

(75)

 

 

1,101

 

Provision for income taxes(b)

 

432

 

(20)

 

(8)

 (e)

404

 

Net earnings

 

  $

744

 

  $

(55)

 

  $

8

 

  $

697

 

Diluted earnings per share(c)

 

  $

1.11

 

  $

(0.08)

 

  $

0.01

 

  $

1.04

 

Note: A non-GAAP financial measures summary is provided on page 13. The sum of the non-GAAP adjustments may not equal the total adjustment amounts due to rounding.

(a) Represents consideration received from the sale of our U.S. credit card receivables in the first quarter of 2013 in excess of the recorded amount of the receivables. Consideration included a beneficial interest asset of $225 million.

(b) Taxes are allocated to our business segments based on estimated income tax rates applicable to the operations of the segment for the period.

(c) For the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, average diluted shares outstanding were 649.5 million and 672.4 million, respectively.

(d) Represents the loss on early retirement of debt.

(e) Represents the effect of resolution of income tax matters. The results for the three months ended May 4, 2013 also include a $138 million tax expense for the gain on receivables transaction and the reduction of the beneficial interest asset, and a $176 million tax benefit related to the loss on early retirement of debt.

 

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Analysis of Financial Condition

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our period-end cash and cash equivalents balance was $1,819 million compared with $675 million for the same period in 2012. 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 certain dollar limits on our investments in individual funds or instruments.

 

Cash Flows

 

Operations during the first three months of 2013 were funded by both internally and externally generated funds. Cash flow provided by operations was $3,230 million for the three months ended May 4, 2013 compared with $1,307 million for the same period in 2012. Our cash flows, combined with our prior year-end cash position, allowed us to pay current debt maturities, repurchase long term debt, repay outstanding commercial paper, invest in the business, pay dividends and continue purchases under our share repurchase program.

 

Concurrent with the sale of our U.S. credit card portfolio described in Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 1, Financial Statements, we repaid the nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables (2006/2007 Series Variable Funding Certificate) at par of $1.5 billion. Also 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 and expect to continue to apply the remaining proceeds from the sale in a manner that will preserve our strong investment-grade credit ratings by further reducing our debt position, while also continuing to repurchase shares.

 

Share Repurchases

 

During first quarter 2012, we completed the $10 billion share repurchase program authorized by our Board of Directors in November 2007, and we began repurchasing shares under the $5 billion program authorized by our Board of Directors in January 2012. During the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, we repurchased 8.5 million shares and 10.5 million shares, respectively, of our common stock for a total investment of $547 million ($64.04 per share) and $604 million ($57.31 per share), respectively.

 

Dividends

 

We paid dividends totaling $232 million and $201 million for the three months ended May 4, 2013 and April 28, 2012, respectively, an increase of 15.4 percent. We declared dividends totaling $231 million ($0.36 per share) in first quarter 2013, an increase of 16.4 percent over the $199 million ($0.30 per share) of declared dividends during the first quarter of 2012. 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 credit ratings. As of May 4, 2013 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 of the credit rating agencies reviews its rating periodically and there is no guarantee our current credit rating will remain the same as described above.

 

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As a measure of our financial condition we monitor our ratio of earnings to fixed charges, representing the ratio of pretax earnings before fixed charges to fixed charges. Fixed charges include interest expense and the interest portion of rent expense. For the first three months of 2013, our ratio of earnings to fixed charges was 4.5x compared with 6.0x for the first three months of 2012 (see Exhibit (12) for a description of how the gain on sale of our U.S. credit card receivables portfolio and loss on early retirement of debt affected the 2013 calculation).

 

We have additional liquidity through a committed $2.25 billion revolving credit facility obtained in October 2011 and expiring in October 2017. No balances were outstanding at any time during the first quarter of 2013 or 2012.

 

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 May 4, 2013, 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, 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.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

 

A summary of future obligations under our various contractual obligations and commitments as of February 2, 2013 was disclosed in our 2012 10-K. During the three months ended May 4, 2013, there were no material changes outside the ordinary course of business. However, we continually evaluate opportunities to expand our operations, including internal development of new products, programs and technology applications and acquisitions.

 

New Accounting Pronouncements

 

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

 

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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: For our Canadian Segment, our financial performance and the timing and amount of our store openings and capital investments in Canada; on a consolidated basis, statements regarding the adequacy of and costs associated with our sources of liquidity, the fair value and amount of the beneficial interest asset, the application of proceeds from the sale of our U.S. consumer credit card portfolio, the continued execution of our share repurchase program, the expected compliance with debt covenants, the expected impact of new accounting pronouncements, our intentions regarding future dividends and the effects of macroeconomic conditions.

 

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 of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013, 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 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

There have been no material changes in our primary risk exposures or management of market risks from those disclosed in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

We have continued to expand our implementation of enterprise resource planning software from SAP AG, including the implementation in April 2013 of functionality of accounting for property and equipment and nonmerchandise expenditures. There were no other changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report, we conducted an evaluation, under supervision and with the participation of management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). Based upon that evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective. Disclosure controls and procedures are defined by Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act as controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

No response is required under Item 103 of Regulation S-K.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2013.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

The table below presents information with respect to Target common stock purchases made during the three months ended May 4, 2013, by Target or any “affiliated purchaser” of Target, as defined in Rule 10b-18(a)(3) under the Exchange Act.

 

In January 2012, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of our common stock. There is no stated expiration for the share repurchase program. Since the inception of this share repurchase program, we have repurchased 35.8 million shares of our common stock, for a total cash investment of $2,169 million ($60.54 average price per share).

 

 

 

Total Number

 

Average

 

Total Number of

 

Dollar Value of

 

 

of Shares

 

Price

 

Shares Purchased

 

Shares that May

 

 

Purchased

 

Paid per

 

as Part of the

 

Yet Be Purchased

Period

 

(a)(b)

 

Share(a)

 

Current Program(a)

 

Under the Program

February 3, 2013 through March 2, 2013

 

4,703,833

 

$

62.12

 

31,979,505

 

$

3,086,477,045

March 3, 2013 through April 6, 2013

 

1,383,898

 

61.70

 

33,234,381

 

3,009,054,166

April 7, 2013 through May 4, 2013

 

2,601,689

 

68.66

 

35,823,092

 

2,831,307,854

 

 

8,689,420

 

$

64.04

 

35,823,092

 

$

2,831,307,854

(a) The table above includes shares reacquired upon settlement of prepaid forward contracts. For the three months ended May 4, 2013, 0.1 million shares were reacquired through these contracts. At May 4, 2013, we held asset positions in prepaid forward contracts for 1.0 million shares of our common stock, for a total cash investment of $47 million, or $45.07 per share.

(b) The number of shares above includes shares of common stock reacquired from team members who wish to tender 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 May 4, 2013, 142,705 shares were reacquired at an average per share price of $67.24 pursuant to our long-term incentive plan.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6.  Exhibits

 

(2)G†

 

First Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement dated March 13, 2013 among Target National Bank, Target Receivables LLC, Target Corporation and TD Bank USA, N.A.(1)

 

 

 

(3)A

 

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (as amended through June 9, 2010)(2)

 

 

 

(3)B

 

By-laws (as amended through September 9, 2009)(3)

 

 

 

(10)X‡

 

Credit Card Program Agreement dated October 22, 2012 among Target Corporation, Target Enterprise, Inc. and TD Bank USA, N.A.

 

 

 

(12)

 

Statements of Computations of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges

 

 

 

(31)A

 

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

(31)B

 

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

(32)A

 

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer As Adopted Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

(32)B

 

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer As Adopted Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance Document

 

 

 

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema

 

 

 

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase

 

 

 

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

 

 

 

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase

 

 

 

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 


 

                 Excludes Schedules A through N, Annex A and Exhibits A-1 through C-2 referred to in the agreement and First Amendment, which Target Corporation agrees to furnish supplementally to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.

 

                 Certain portions of this exhibit have been omitted pursuant to a request for confidential treatment and have been filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

(1)         Incorporated by reference to Exhibit (2)G to Target’s Form 8-K Report filed March 13, 2013.

 

(2)         Incorporated by reference to Exhibit (3)A to the Registrant’s Form 8-K Report filed June 10, 2010.

 

(3)         Incorporated by reference to Exhibit (3)B to the Registrant’s Form 8-K Report filed September 10, 2009.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to th