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 Target Reports Third Quarter 2016 Earnings
   Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30:00 AM ET

--Adjusted EPS of $1.04, up 22 percent from third quarter 2015

--Third quarter GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $1.06 and Adjusted EPS of $1.04 were both above the high end of guidance(1).

--Third quarter comparable sales decreased 0.2 percent, near the high-end of the guidance range of flat to down 2 percent.

--Comparable sales growth in Signature Categories outpaced total comparable sales by more than 3 percentage points; digital channel sales increased by 26 percent.

--Target returned $1.2 billion to shareholders in the third quarter through dividends and share repurchases.

--For additional media materials, please visit: https://corporate.target.com/press/multimedia/2016/11/Target-Q3-2016-Earnings

Target Corporation (TGT ) today reported a third quarter 2016 comparable sales decline of 0.2 percent and GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $1.06, an increase of 39.7 percent from third quarter 2015. Third quarter adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations(2) (Adjusted EPS), which excludes the favorable resolution of income tax matters and certain items related to the pharmacy transaction, was $1.04, an increase of 22.1 percent from third quarter 2015. The attached tables provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures. All earnings per share figures refer to diluted EPS.

 
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(1)On Aug. 17, 2016, Target provided third quarter 2016
GAAP EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS guidance of
$0.75 to $0.95.
(2)Adjusted EPS, a non-GAAP financial measure, excludes
losses on the early retirement of debt, charges and other financial
impacts related to the sale of the pharmacy and clinic businesses to
CVS, and the impact of certain discretely managed items and certain
other gains and expenses. See the "Miscellaneous" sections of this
release, as well as the tables of this release, for additional
information about the items that have been excluded from Adjusted
EPS.
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"We are very pleased with our third quarter financial results, which reflect meaningful improvement in our traffic and sales trends and much stronger-than-expected profitability," said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target. "Favorable gross margin mix and efficient execution by our team drove third quarter EPS performance well beyond our guidance. We also continued to gain market share in key Signature Categories and saw unexpectedly strong sales in the Back-to-School and Back-to-College season. As we move into the biggest quarter of the year, we are pleased with our inventory position and confident that our team will deliver a great guest experience as they bring our merchandising and marketing plans to life throughout the holiday season."

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Guidance Target raised its expectations for fourth quarter comparable sales and now expects growth in the range of (1.0) percent to 1.0 percent, compared with prior guidance of (2.0) to flat. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Target expects both GAAP EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS of $1.55 to $1.75.

For full-year 2016, Target now expects GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $4.67 to $4.87, compared with prior guidance of $4.36 to 4.76. The Company expects full-year 2016 Adjusted EPS of $5.10 to $5.30, compared with prior guidance of $4.80 to $5.20. The 43-cent difference between these ranges reflects early debt-retirement losses and a small benefit from the resolution of income tax matters.

Fourth quarter and full-year 2016 GAAP EPS from continuing operations may include the impact of unforeseen discrete items which may be excluded in calculating Adjusted EPS. The Company is not currently aware of any such discrete items beyond those already reported in the first, second and third quarters of 2016.

Segment Results Third quarter 2016 sales decreased 6.7 percent to $16.4 billion from $17.6 billion last year, reflecting a 0.2 percent decline in comparable sales combined with the removal of pharmacy and clinic sales from this year’s results. Comparable digital channel sales grew 26 percent and contributed 0.7 percentage points to comparable sales growth. Segment earnings before interest expense and income taxes (EBIT), which is Target’s measure of segment profit, were $1,057 million in third quarter 2016, an increase of 9.9 percent from $962 million in 2015.

Third quarter EBITDA and EBIT margin rates were 9.9 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, compared with 8.6 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, in 2015. Third quarter gross margin rate was 30.2 percent, compared with 29.4 percent in 2015, reflecting the benefit of the sale of the Company’s pharmacy and clinic businesses and strong Signature Category sales growth. Third quarter SG&A expense rate was 20.3 percent in 2016, compared with 20.7 percent in 2015, reflecting continued expense discipline across the organization.

Interest Expense and Taxes from Continuing Operations The Company’s third quarter 2016 net interest expense was $142 million, compared with $151 million last year. Third quarter 2016 effective income tax rate from continuing operations was 33.8 percent, compared with 34.3 percent last year. The decrease was due to a variety of factors, none of which was individually significant.

Shareholder Returns The Company returned $1.2 billion to shareholders in third quarter 2016, including:

-- Dividends of $345 million, compared with $352 million in third quarter 2015.

-- Share repurchases totaling $878 million, including: -- Open market transactions that retired 8.1 million shares of common stock at an average price of $69.73, for a total investment of $564 million.

-- An accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement that retired 4.6 million shares of common stock at an average price of $67.67, for a total investment of $314 million. Final settlement of the ASR occurred in November, and 1.3 million of the 4.6 million shares repurchased through the ASR were delivered in the fourth quarter.

In September 2016, Target’s Board of Directors authorized a new $5 billion share repurchase program. Repurchases through this program will begin upon completion of the prior $10 billion program. At the end of the third quarter, including the $314 million investment in the ASR, $300 million of capacity remained under the prior program.

For the trailing twelve months through third quarter 2016, after-tax return on invested capital (ROIC) was 16.3 percent, compared with 13.0 percent for the twelve months through third quarter 2015. Excluding the net gain on the sale of the pharmacy and clinic businesses, ROIC for the trailing twelve months through third quarter 2016 was 14.3 percent, reflecting higher profits on a modestly lower base of invested capital. See the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this release for additional information about the Company’s ROIC calculation.

Conference Call Details Target will webcast its third quarter earnings conference call at 7 a.m. CST today. Investors and the media are invited to listen to the call at Investors.Target.com (hover over "company" then click on "events & presentations" in the "investors" column). A telephone replay of the call will be available beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. CST today through the end of business on Nov. 18, 2016. The replay number is 855-859-2056 (passcode: 56082205).

Miscellaneous Statements in this release regarding fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings per share and comparable sales guidance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially. The most important risks and uncertainties are described in Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Jan. 30, 2016. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

In addition to the GAAP results provided in this release, the Company provides Adjusted EPS for the three and nine-month periods ended Oct. 29, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2015, respectively. The Company also provides ROIC for the twelve-month periods ended Oct. 29, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2015, respectively, which is a ratio based on GAAP information, with the exception of adjustments made to capitalize operating leases. Operating leases are capitalized as part of the ROIC calculation to control for differences in capital structure between the Company and its competitors. Adjusted EPS, capitalized operating lease obligations and operating lease interest are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. Management believes Adjusted EPS is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of the Company’s ongoing retail operations. Management believes ROIC is useful in assessing the effectiveness of its capital allocation over time. The most comparable GAAP measure for Adjusted EPS is diluted EPS from continuing operations. The most comparable GAAP measure for capitalized operating lease obligations and operating lease interest is total rent expense. Adjusted EPS, capitalized operating lease obligations and operating lease interest should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EPS and ROIC differently than the Company does, limiting the usefulness of the measure for comparisons with other companies.

About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (TGT ) serves guests at 1,802 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

 
TARGET CORPORATION
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
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                                                                                                       Three Months Ended                                                                                                                      Nine Months Ended                                   
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(millions, except per share data) (unaudited)                                  October 29,                           October 31,                                Change                             October 29,                       October 31,                           Change
                                                                                                     2016                                                     2015                                                                                                                2016                                                 2015
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------------  -------------------- --------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- ------------------------------
Sales                                                                                $                            16,441   $                            17,613                                      (6.7 )%                                        $                    48,805   $                            52,159                            (6.4 )%
Cost of sales                                                               11,471             12,440                   (7.8 )                        33,757             36,402         (7.3 )
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Gross margin                                                                                                       4,970                                                    5,173                                      (3.9 )                                                              15,048                                                   15,757                            (4.5 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses                                                                       3,339                                                    3,736                                     (10.6 )                                                               9,741                                                   10,745                            (9.3 )
Depreciation and amortization                                                  570                561                    1.6        1,686              1,651          2.1  
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Earnings from continuing operations before interest expense and                                                    1,061                                                      876                                      21.1                                                                 3,621                                                    3,361                             7.7
income taxes
Net interest expense                                                           142                151                   (6.0 )                           864                455         89.8  
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes                                                              919                                                      725                                      26.7                                                                 2,757                                                    2,906                            (5.1 )
Provision for income taxes                                                     311                249                   24.9          910              1,006         (9.5 )
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Net earnings from continuing operations                                                                              608                                                      476                                      27.7                                                                 1,847                                                    1,900                            (2.8 )
Discontinued operations, net of tax                                 --                 73                                  73                 37    
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- --------------------------------
Net earnings                                                      $                               608   $                               549                   10.7 %                      $                     1,920   $                             1,937         (0.9 )%
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Basic earnings per share
  Continuing operations                                                              $                              1.07                      $                              0.76                                      39.7 %                                         $                      3.16                      $                              3.00                             5.5 %
  Discontinued operations                                           --               0.12                                0.12               0.06    
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- --------------------------------
    Net earnings per share                                        $                              1.07   $                              0.88                   21.1 %                      $                      3.29   $                              3.06          7.6 %
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Diluted earnings per share
  Continuing operations                                                              $                              1.06                      $                              0.76                                      39.7 %                                         $                      3.14                      $                              2.98                             5.5 %
  Discontinued operations                                           --               0.11                                0.12               0.06    
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- --------------------------------
    Net earnings per share                                        $                              1.06   $                              0.87                   21.1 %                      $                      3.26   $                              3.03          7.6 %
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Weighted average common shares outstanding
  Basic                                                                                                            570.1                                                    623.7                                      (8.6 )%                                                              583.5                                                    633.5                            (7.9 )%
  Dilutive impact of share-based awards                                        4.7                5.1              5.0                5.2    
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ------------------------------
  Diluted                                                                    574.8              628.8                   (8.6 )%                        588.5              638.7         (7.9 )%
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Antidilutive shares                                                            0.2     --                                 0.1     --    
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- --------------------------------
Dividends declared per share                                      $                              0.60   $                              0.56                    7.1 %                      $                      1.76   $                              1.64          7.3 %
--------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- ---------- --------------------
 
Note: Per share amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
Subject to reclassification
 
 
TARGET CORPORATION
 
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
 
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(millions)                                                                                      October 29,                                         January 30,                                         October 31,
                                                                                                                      2016                                                                   2016                                                                   2015
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   -------------------- -----------------------------------------------
                                                                                                (unaudited)                                                                                             (unaudited)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents, including short term investments of $0,                             $                      1,231                                           $                      4,046                                           $                      1,977
$3,008 and $1,154
Inventory                                                                                                            10,057                                                                  8,601                                                                 10,374
Current assets of discontinued operations                                                                                62                                                                    322                                                                    399
Other current assets                                                            1,492         1,161         2,194  
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  Total current assets                                                                                               12,842                                                                 14,130                                                                 14,944
Property and equipment
  Land                                                                                                                6,106                                                                  6,125                                                                  6,118
  Buildings and improvements                                                                                         27,518                                                                 27,059                                                                 26,912
  Fixtures and equipment                                                                                              5,467                                                                  5,347                                                                  5,283
  Computer hardware and software                                                                                      2,538                                                                  2,617                                                                  2,652
  Construction-in-progress                                                                                              219                                                                    315                                                                    428
  Accumulated depreciation                                                    (16,946 )                        (16,246 )                        (15,921 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
  Property and equipment, net                                                                                        24,902                                                                 25,217                                                                 25,472
Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations                                                                             17                                                                     75                                                                     94
Other noncurrent assets                                                           842           840           941  
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Total assets                                                                $                     38,603     $                     40,262     $                     41,451  
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Liabilities and shareholders’ investment
Accounts payable                                                                               $                      8,250                                           $                      7,418                                           $                      8,904
Accrued and other current liabilities                                                                                 3,662                                                                  4,236                                                                  3,868
Current portion of long-term debt and other borrowings                                                                  729                                                                    815                                                                    825
Current liabilities of discontinued operations                                      1           153           261  
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
  Total current liabilities                                                                                          12,642                                                                 12,622                                                                 13,858
Long-term debt and other borrowings                                                                                  12,097                                                                 11,945                                                                 11,887
Deferred income taxes                                                                                                   920                                                                    823                                                                  1,135
Noncurrent liabilities of discontinued operations                                                                        18                                                                     18                                                                     36
Other noncurrent liabilities                                                    1,857         1,897         1,279  
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
  Total noncurrent liabilities                                                                                       14,892                                                                 14,683                                                                 14,337
Shareholders’ investment
  Common stock                                                                                                           47                                                                     50                                                                     52
  Additional paid-in capital                                                                                          5,598                                                                  5,348                                                                  5,314
  Retained earnings                                                                                                   6,031                                                                  8,188                                                                  8,359
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    Pension and other benefit liabilities                                                                              (571 )                                                                 (588 )                                                                 (431 )
    Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges                          (36 )                            (41 )                            (38 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
  Total shareholders’ investment                    11,069        12,957        13,256  
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Total liabilities and shareholders’ investment   $                     38,603     $                     40,262     $                     41,451  
------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------- --------------------
Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par
value; 563,676,785, 602,226,517 and 618,604,168 shares issued and
outstanding at October 29, 2016, January 30, 2016 and October 31,
2015, respectively.
 
Preferred Stock Authorized 5,000,000 shares, $.01 par
value; no shares were issued or outstanding at October 29, 2016,
January 30, 2016 or October 31, 2015.
 
Subject to reclassification
 
                                                                            
TARGET CORPORATION
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                           Nine Months Ended
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(millions) (unaudited)                                                                              October 29,                                                October 31,
                                                                                                                          2016                                                                          2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------   -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------
Operating activities                                                                                                                                      
Net earnings                                                                                    $                             1,920                                           $                             1,937
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax                                          73                   37  
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Net earnings from continuing operations                                                                                       1,847                                                                         1,900
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash provided by operations:
  Depreciation and amortization                                                                                               1,686                                                                         1,651
  Share-based compensation expense                                                                                               85                                                                            84
  Deferred income taxes                                                                                                          83                                                                          (111 )
  Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                                   422                                                                --
  Noncash losses and other, net                                                                                                  12                                                                            37
  Changes in operating accounts
    Inventory                                                                                                                (1,455 )                                                                      (2,096 )
    Other assets                                                                                                                (13 )                                                                          95
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                                              103                1,475  
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Cash provided by operating activities--continuing operations                                                      2,770                                                                         3,035
Cash provided by operating activities--discontinued operations                111                  804  
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Cash provided by operations                                                             2,881                3,839  
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Investing activities
  Expenditures for property and equipment                                                                                    (1,184 )                                                                      (1,129 )
  Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment                                                                               23                                                                            21
  Proceeds from sale of business                                                                                     --                                                                             8
  Other investments                                                                        23                   12  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Cash required for investing activities--continuing operations                                                    (1,138 )                                                                      (1,088 )
Cash provided by investing activities--discontinued operations     --                   19  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Cash required for investing activities                                                 (1,138 )                                (1,069 )
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Financing activities
  Change in commercial paper, net                                                                                                89                                                                --
  Additions to long-term debt                                                                                                 1,977                                                                --
  Reductions of long-term debt                                                                                               (2,625 )                                                                         (72 )
  Dividends paid                                                                                                             (1,011 )                                                                      (1,017 )
  Repurchase of stock                                                                                                        (3,034 )                                                                      (2,196 )
  Prepayment of accelerated share repurchase                                                                                   (120 )                                                              --
  Stock option exercises                                                                  166                  282  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Cash required for financing activities                                                 (4,558 )                                (3,003 )
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                                                                    (2,815 )                                                                        (233 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period                                        4,046                2,210  
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                   $                             1,231     $                             1,977  
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Subject to reclassification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
TARGET CORPORATION
 
Segment Results
 
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                                                             Three Months Ended                                                                                          Nine Months Ended                               
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(millions) (unaudited)                   October 29,                   October 31,                    Change                     October 29,                   October 31,                    Change
                                                               2016                                           2015 (a)                                                                                          2016                                           2015 (a)
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Sales                                              $                    16,441   $                    17,613                      (6.7 )%                                        $                    48,805   $                    52,159                      (6.4 )%
Cost of sales                     11,471     12,440   (7.8 )                        33,757     36,402   (7.3 )
----------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- --------------------
Gross margin                                                             4,970                                            5,173                      (3.9 )                                                              15,048                                           15,757                      (4.5 )
SG&A expenses (b)                  3,343      3,650   (8.4 )                         9,741     10,533   (7.5 )
----------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- --------------------
EBITDA                                                                   1,627                                            1,523                       6.8                                                                 5,307                                            5,224                       1.6
Depreciation and amortization        570        561    1.6        1,686      1,651    2.1  
----------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ---- --------------------
EBIT                            $                     1,057   $                       962    9.9 %                      $                     3,621   $                     3,573    1.3 %
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Note: We operate as a single segment which includes all of our
continuing operations, excluding net interest expense and certain
other discretely managed items. Our segment operations are
designed to enable guests to purchase products seamlessly in
stores, online, or through mobile devices.
(a) Sales include $1,112 million and $3,240
million related to our former pharmacy and clinic businesses for
the three and nine months ended October 31, 2015, respectively,
and cost of sales include and $885 million and $2,572 million,
respectively. The December 2015 sale of these businesses to CVS
had no notable impact on EBITDA or EBIT.
(b) SG&A includes $168 million and $489 million
of net profit-sharing income under our credit card program
agreement for the three and nine months ended October 29, 2016,
respectively, and $166 million and $477 million for the three and
nine months ended October 31, 2015, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
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Segment Rate Analysis                                             October 29,                  October 31,                       October 29,                      October 31,
(unaudited)                                                                             2016                                            2015                                                 2016                                                2015
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Gross margin rate                                                             30.2 %                       29.4 %                                                   30.8 %                       30.2 %
SG&A expense rate                                                             20.3                                            20.7                                                     20.0                                            20.2
EBITDA margin rate (a)                                                         9.9                                             8.6                                                     10.9                                            10.0
Depreciation and amortization expense rate                                     3.5                                             3.2                                                      3.5                                             3.2
EBIT margin rate (a)                                        6.4       5.5                7.4       6.8  
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Note: Rate analysis metrics are computed by dividing the applicable
amount by sales.
(a) Excluding sales of our former pharmacy and
clinic businesses, EBITDA margin rates were 9.2 percent and 10.7
percent for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2015,
respectively, and EBIT margin rates were 5.8 percent and 7.3
percent, respectively.
 
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Sales by Channel                                                  October 29,                  October 31,                       October 29,                      October 31,
(unaudited)                                                                             2016                                          2015 (a)                                               2016                                              2015 (a)
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Stores                                                                        96.5 %                                          97.3 %                                                   96.5 %                                          97.2 %
Digital                                                     3.5       2.7                3.5       2.8  
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Total                                                       100 %                        100 %                                 100 %                        100 %
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(a) Excluding sales of our former pharmacy and
clinic businesses, stores and digital channels sales were 97.1
percent and 2.9 percent of total sales, respectively, for the
three and nine months ended October 31, 2015.
 
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Comparable Sales                                                  October 29,                  October 31,                       October 29,                      October 31,
(unaudited)                                                                             2016                                            2015                                                 2016                                                2015
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Comparable sales change                                                       (0.2 )%                                          1.9 %                                         -- %                                           2.2 %
Drivers of change in comparable sales
  Number of transactions                                                      (1.2 )                                           1.4                                                     (1.0 )                                           1.3
  Average transaction amount                                                   1.0                                             0.4                                                      1.0                                             0.9
    Selling price per unit                                                     3.5                                             2.5                                                      3.0                                             3.8
    Units per transaction                                  (2.5 )                       (2.1 )                                (2.0 )                       (2.8 )
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Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
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Contribution to Comparable Sales Change                                                                  Three Months Ended                                                                                    Nine Months Ended
(unaudited)
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                                                                October 29,                  October 31,                       October 29,                      October 31,
                                                                   2016                                            2015                                                 2016                                                2015
                                                        -------------------------  -------------------- -------------------------  -------------------- ----------------------------------  -------------------- -------------------------
Stores channel comparable sales change                                        (1.0 )%                                          1.4 %                                                   (0.7 )%                                          1.6 %
Digital channel contribution to comparable sales change     0.7       0.4                0.6       0.6  
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Total comparable sales change                              (0.2 )%                       1.9 %                      -- %                        2.2 %
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Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
 
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REDcard Penetration                                               October 29,                  October 31,                       October 29,                      October 31,
(unaudited)                                                                             2016                                          2015 (a)                                               2016                                              2015 (a)
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Target Debit Card                                                             12.9 %                                          12.1 %                                                   12.9 %                                          12.0 %
Target Credit Cards                                        11.4      10.2               11.0       9.9  
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Total REDcard Penetration                                  24.3 %                       22.3 %                                23.9 %                       22.0 %
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Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
(a) Excluding sales of our former pharmacy and
clinic businesses, total REDcard penetration was 23.5 percent and
23.1 percent for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2015,
respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
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Number of Stores and Retail Square Feet                                               Number of Stores                                                                                  Retail Square Feet (a)
(unaudited)
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                                             October 29,            January 30,            October 31,            October 29,            January 30,            October 31,
                                                2016                                      2016                                      2015                                      2016                                      2016                                      2015
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170,000 or more sq. ft.                                                       278                    278                    280                                    49,685                 49,688    50,036
50,000 to 169,999 sq. ft.                                                   1,503                                     1,505                                     1,516                                   189,496                                   189,677                      190,873
49,999 or less sq. ft.                                      19                      9                      9                    464                    174       174
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Total                                                    1,800                  1,792                  1,805                239,645                239,539   241,083
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(a) In thousands: reflects total square feet,
less office, distribution center and vacant space.
 
Subject to reclassification
 

TARGET CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide additional transparency, we have disclosed non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (Adjusted EPS). This metric excludes certain items presented below. We believe this information is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our continuing 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 from continuing operations. 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 Adjusted EPS differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of the measure for comparisons with other companies.

 
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Adjusted EPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Three Months Ended                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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(millions, except per share data) (unaudited)                                                                      Pretax                                  Net of                                                  Per Share                                Pretax                                                     Net of                                                  Per Share                            Change
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tax                                                                       Amounts                                                                                                                                    Tax                                                                       Amounts
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GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations                                                                                                                             $                              1.06                                                                                                                                            $                              0.76                                                 39.7 %
Adjustments
 Restructuring costs (a)                                                            $                    --                                           $                    --                        $                    --                                           $                                21                      $                                13                                           $                              0.02
 Impairments (b)                                                                                         --                                                                --                                             --                                                                            39                                                       29                                                                          0.05
 Other (c)                                                                                                           (4 )                                                                          (3 )                                           --                                                                            26                                                       20                                                                          0.03
 Resolution of income tax matters                                  --                   (5 )              (0.01 )                        --     --       --      
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Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations                                                                $                              1.04                                                                $                              0.86           22.1 %
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                                                                                                                                                                             October 29, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 31, 2015
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(millions, except per share data) (unaudited)                                                                      Pretax                                  Net of                                                  Per Share                                Pretax                                                     Net of                                                  Per Share                            Change
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tax                                                                       Amounts                                                                                                                                    Tax                                                                       Amounts
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GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations                                                                                                                                                                   $                              3.14                                                                                                                                                                                  $                              2.98                                                  5.5 %
Adjustments
 Loss on early retirement of debt                                                   $                               422                                           $                               257                        $                              0.44                                           $                    --                      $                    --                                           $                    --
 Restructuring costs (a)                                                                                 --                                                                --                                             --                                                                           135                                                       85                                                                          0.13
 Impairments (b)                                                                                         --                                                                --                                             --                                                                            39                                                       29                                                                          0.05
 Other (c)                                                                                               --                                                                --                                             --                                                                            38                                                       27                                                                          0.04
 Resolution of income tax matters                                  --                   (8 )              (0.01 )                        --                 (8 )                                 (0.01 )                       
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Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations                                                                $                              3.56                                                                $                              3.18           11.9 %
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Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding.
(a) Costs related to our corporate restructuring
announced during the first quarter of 2015.
(b) Expenses related to the impairment of
long-lived and intangible assets.
(c) For the three and nine months ended October
29, 2016, represents items related to the Pharmacy Transaction.
For the three and nine months ended October 31, 2015, represents
costs related to the 2013 data breach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

We have also disclosed after-tax return on invested capital from continuing operations (ROIC), which is a ratio based on GAAP information, with the exception of adjustments made to capitalize operating leases. Operating leases are capitalized as part of the ROIC calculation to control for differences in capital structure between us and our competitors. We believe this metric provides a meaningful measure of the effectiveness of our capital allocation over time. Other companies may calculate ROIC differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of the measure for comparisons with other companies.

                                                                                                                                                                                   
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After-Tax Return on Invested Capital                                                                                                                                                                
 
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Numerator                                                                                                       Trailing Twelve Months
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(dollars in millions) (unaudited)                                                      October 29,                                 October 31,
                                                                                                             2016                                                           2015
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Earnings from continuing operations before interest expense and                           $                                   5,790   $                                   4,946
income taxes
+ Operating lease interest (a)(b)                                                          72                       90
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Adjusted earnings from continuing operations before interest expense                                                          5,862                                                          5,036
and income taxes
- Income tax effect (c)                                                                 1,849                    1,717
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Net operating profit after taxes                                       $                                   4,013   $                                   3,319
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Denominator                                                                            October 29,                                 October 31,                                 November 1,
(dollars in millions) (unaudited)                                                                            2016                                                           2015                                                           2014
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Current portion of long-term debt and other borrowings                                    $                                     729                      $                                     825                      $                                     483
+ Noncurrent portion of long-term debt                                                                                       12,097                                                         11,887                                                         12,551
+ Shareholders’ equity                                                                                                       11,069                                                         13,256                                                         16,373
+ Capitalized operating lease obligations (b)(d)                                                                              1,192                                                          1,503                                                          1,639
- Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                   1,231                                                          1,977                                                            718
- Net assets of discontinued operations                                                    60                      197                    4,550
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Invested capital                                                       $                                  23,796   $                                  25,298   $                                  25,778
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Average invested capital (e)                                           $                                  24,547   $                                  25,538
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After-tax return on invested capital (f)                                                16.3%                    13.0%    
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(a) Represents the add-back to operating income
to reflect the hypothetical interest expense we would incur if the
property under our operating leases were owned or accounted for as
capital leases, using eight times our trailing twelve months rent
expense and an estimated interest rate of six percent.
(b) See the following Reconciliation of
Capitalized Operating Leases table for the adjustments to our GAAP
total rent expense to obtain the hypothetical capitalization of
operating leases and related operating lease interest.
(c) Calculated using the effective tax rate for
continuing operations, which was 31.5% and 34.1% for the trailing
twelve months ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. For the
trailing twelve months ended October 29, 2016 and October 31,
2015, includes tax effect of $1,826 million and $1,686 million,
respectively, related to EBIT and $23 million and $31 million,
respectively, related to operating lease interest.
(d) Calculated as eight times our trailing
twelve months rent expense.
(e) Average based on the invested capital at the
end of the current period and the invested capital at the end of
the comparable prior period.
(f) Excluding the net gain on the sale of our
pharmacy and clinic businesses, ROIC was 14.3 percent for the
trailing twelve months ended October 29, 2016.
 
Capitalized operating lease obligations and operating lease interest
are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally
accepted accounting principles in the United States. The most
comparable GAAP measure is total rent expense. Capitalized operating
lease obligations and operating lease interest should not be
considered in isolation or as a substitution for analysis of our
results as reported under GAAP.
 
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Reconciliation of Capitalized Operating Leases                                                                                                                     Trailing Twelve Months
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(dollars in millions) (unaudited)                                                      October 29,                                 October 31,                                 November 1,
                                                                                                             2016                                                           2015                                                           2014
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Total rent expense                                                                        $                                     149                      $                                     188                      $                                     205
Capitalized operating lease obligations (total rent expense x 8)                                                              1,192                                                          1,503                                                          1,639
Operating lease interest (capitalized operating lease obligations x                        72                       90                       98
6%)
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Subject to reclassification

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