Corporate Overview

Target offers high-quality, on-trend merchandise at discounted prices in clean, spacious, guest-friendly stores and through its digital channels.

Target headquarters, Minneapolis

who we are

our guests

  • Median age of 40
  • Median household income of approx. $64K
  • Approximately 43% have children at home
  • About 57% have completed college

Target Corporation contacts

  • Main Number (612) 304-6073
  • Media Relations (612) 696-3400
  • Investor Relations (800) 775-3110

consolidated financial summary


All amounts in millions, except per share amounts, and unless otherwise noted, amounts refer to continuing operations.

Target Corporation

$69,495Sales in 2016

20162015201420132012(a)
Sales(b)$69,495$73,785$72,618$71,279$73,301
EBIT$4,969$5,530$4,535$5,170$5,740
Net Earnings / (Loss)     
Continuing operations$2,669$3,321$2,449$2,694$3,315
Discontinued operations6842(4,085)(723)(316)
   Net earnings / (loss)2,7373,363(1,636)1,9712,999
Diluted Earnings / (Loss) Per Share     
Continuing operations$4.58$5.25$3.83$4.20$5.00
Discontinued operations0.120.07(6.38)(1.13)(0.48)
   Diluted earnings / (loss) per share4.705.31(2.56)3.074.52
Average Common Shares
Outstanding, Diluted
582.5632.9640.1641.8663.3
(a) Fiscal 2012 was a 53-week period, compared with a 52-week period in fiscal 2013 through 2015.
(b) For 2012, includes sales generated by our retail operations and credit card revenues.

Stores and Team Members

1,802Total Number of Target Stores in 2016

20162015201420132012
U.S. Stores1,8021,7921,7901,7931,778
Team Members323,000341,000347,000346,000356,000


sales increases

(5.4)%Total Sales in 2016*
1.2%Comparable Sales in 2015*
20162015
total salescomparable salestotal salescomparable sales
Q1(5.4)%1.2%2.8%2.3%
Q2(7.2)%(1.1)%2.8%2.4%
Q3(6.7)%(0.2)%2.1%1.9%
Q4*(4.3)%(1.5)%(0.6)%1.9%
Full Year*(5.8)%(0.5)%1.6%2.1%
*The 2016 sales decline is primarily due to the December 2015 sale of our pharmacy and clinic businesses (Pharmacy Transaction) to CVS Pharmacy, Inc. 2015 sales included $3,815 million related to our former pharmacy and clinic businesses.

good to know

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