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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One) 
    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended July 31, 2021
OR
    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ____ to ____
Commission File Number 1-6049
 
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TARGET CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Minnesota
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Address of principal executive offices)


41-0215170
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

55403
(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
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0833 per shareTGTNew York Stock Exchange
 
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 ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).    Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Large accelerated filer  Accelerated filer Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting companyEmerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐     
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).                 Yes  No ☒
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 August 20, 2021, were 488,039,053.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

Consolidated Statements of Operations    
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions, except per share data) (unaudited)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Sales$24,826 $22,696 $48,705 $42,067 
Other revenue334 279 652 523 
Total revenue25,160 22,975 49,357 42,590 
Cost of sales 17,280 15,673 33,996 30,183 
Selling, general and administrative expenses4,849 4,460 9,358 8,520 
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of depreciation included in cost of sales) 564 542 1,162 1,119 
Operating income2,467 2,300 4,841 2,768 
Net interest expense104 122 212 239 
Net other (income) / expense(7)(11)(350)11 
Earnings before income taxes2,370 2,189 4,979 2,518 
Provision for income taxes553 499 1,065 544 
Net earnings$1,817 $1,690 $3,914 $1,974 
Basic earnings per share$3.68 $3.38 $7.89 $3.94 
Diluted earnings per share$3.65 $3.35 $7.82 $3.91 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic493.1 500.1 495.8 500.6 
Diluted497.5 504.4 500.4 505.1 
Antidilutive shares    
Note: Per share amounts may not foot due to rounding.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income  
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions) (unaudited)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Net earnings$1,817 $1,690 $3,914 $1,974 
Other comprehensive income / (loss), net of tax    
Pension benefit liabilities20 22 42 44 
Currency translation adjustment and cash flow hedges(8)(1)1 (9)
Other comprehensive income12 21 43 35 
Comprehensive income$1,829 $1,711 $3,957 $2,009 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position   
(millions, except footnotes) (unaudited)July 31,
2021
January 30,
2021
August 1,
2020
Assets 
Cash and cash equivalents$7,368 $8,511 $7,284 
Inventory11,259 10,653 8,876 
Other current assets1,604 1,592 1,463 
Total current assets20,231 20,756 17,623 
Property and equipment
Land6,148 6,141 6,027 
Buildings and improvements32,133 31,557 30,946 
Fixtures and equipment5,892 5,914 5,665 
Computer hardware and software2,260 2,765 2,631 
Construction-in-progress944 780 811 
Accumulated depreciation(20,133)(20,278)(19,341)
Property and equipment, net27,244 26,879 26,739 
Operating lease assets2,503 2,227 2,233 
Other noncurrent assets1,407 1,386 1,405 
Total assets$51,385 $51,248 $48,000 
Liabilities and shareholders’ investment
Accounts payable$12,632 $12,859 $10,726 
Accrued and other current liabilities5,600 6,122 5,057 
Current portion of long-term debt and other borrowings1,190 1,144 109 
Total current liabilities19,422 20,125 15,892 
Long-term debt and other borrowings11,589 11,536 14,188 
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities2,462 2,218 2,241 
Deferred income taxes1,146 990 1,121 
Other noncurrent liabilities1,906 1,939 1,980 
Total noncurrent liabilities17,103 16,683 19,530 
Shareholders’ investment
Common stock41 42 42 
Additional paid-in capital6,332 6,329 6,248 
Retained earnings9,200 8,825 7,121 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(713)(756)(833)
Total shareholders’ investment14,860 14,440 12,578 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ investment$51,385 $51,248 $48,000 
Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $0.0833 par value; 489,651,196, 500,877,129 and 500,252,831 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2021, January 30, 2021, and August 1, 2020, respectively.

Preferred Stock Authorized 5,000,000 shares, $0.01 par value; no shares were issued or outstanding during any period presented.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
 Six Months Ended
(millions) (unaudited)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Operating activities  
Net earnings$3,914 $1,974 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization1,300 1,245 
Share-based compensation expense138 104 
Deferred income taxes143 (12)
Gain on Dermstore sale(335) 
Noncash losses / (gains) and other, net
7 86 
Changes in operating accounts: 
Inventory(606)116 
Other assets3 (14)
Accounts payable(311)795 
Accrued and other liabilities(831)822 
Cash provided by operating activities3,422 5,116 
Investing activities  
Expenditures for property and equipment(1,338)(1,414)
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment15 10 
Proceeds from Dermstore sale356  
Other investments(5)2 
Cash required for investing activities(972)(1,402)
Financing activities  
Additions to long-term debt 2,480 
Reductions of long-term debt(72)(126)
Dividends paid(676)(662)
Repurchase of stock(2,850)(706)
Stock option exercises5 7 
Cash (required for) / provided by financing activities(3,593)993 
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents(1,143)4,707 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 8,511 2,577 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $7,368 $7,284 
Supplemental information
Leased assets obtained in exchange for new finance lease liabilities$182 $246 
Leased assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities386 142 
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Investment
 CommonStockAdditional Accumulated Other 
 StockParPaid-inRetainedComprehensive 
(millions) (unaudited)SharesValueCapitalEarnings
(Loss) / Income
Total
February 1, 2020504.2 $42 $6,226 $6,433 $(868)$11,833 
Net earnings— — — 284 — 284 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 14 14 
Dividends declared— — — (333)— (333)
Repurchase of stock(5.7)— — (609)— (609)
Stock options and awards1.4 — (20)— — (20)
May 2, 2020499.9 $42 $6,206 $5,775 $(854)$11,169 
Net earnings— — — 1,690 — 1,690 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 21 21 
Dividends declared— — — (344)— (344)
Stock options and awards0.4 — 42 — — 42 
August 1, 2020500.3 $42 $6,248 $7,121 $(833)$12,578 
Net earnings— — — 1,014 — 1,014 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 36 36 
Dividends declared— — — (346)— (346)
Stock options and awards0.5 — 37 — — 37 
October 31, 2020500.8 $42 $6,285 $7,789 $(797)$13,319 
Net earnings— — — 1,380 — 1,380 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 41 41 
Dividends declared— — — (344)— (344)
Stock options and awards0.1 — 44 — — 44 
January 30, 2021500.9 $42 $6,329 $8,825 $(756)$14,440 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Investment
 CommonStockAdditional Accumulated Other 
 StockParPaid-inRetainedComprehensive 
(millions) (unaudited)SharesValueCapitalEarnings
(Loss) / Income
Total
January 30, 2021500.9 $42 $6,329 $8,825 $(756)$14,440 
Net earnings— — — 2,097 — 2,097 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 31 31 
Dividends declared— — — (343)— (343)
Repurchase of stock(6.1)(1)— (1,207)— (1,208)
Stock options and awards1.3 — (58)— — (58)
May 1, 2021496.1 $41 $6,271 $9,372 $(725)$14,959 
Net earnings— — — 1,817 — 1,817 
Other comprehensive income— — — — 12 12 
Dividends declared— — — (445)— (445)
Repurchase of stock(6.6)— — (1,544)— (1,544)
Stock options and awards0.2 — 61 — — 61 
July 31, 2021489.7 $41 $6,332 $9,200 $(713)$14,860 

We declared $0.90 and $0.68 dividends per share for the three months ended July 31, 2021, and August 1, 2020, respectively, and $2.70 per share for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2021.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
INDEX

INDEX TO NOTES

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTES
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

1. Accounting Policies

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission applicable to interim financial statements. While these statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for fair presentation of the results of the interim period, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) for complete financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statement disclosures in our 2020 Form 10-K.

We use the same accounting policies in preparing quarterly and annual financial statements.

We operate as a single segment that is designed to enable guests to purchase products seamlessly in stores or through our digital channels. Nearly all of our revenues are generated in the U.S. The vast majority of our long-lived assets are located within the U.S.

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. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve. In 2020, states and cities took various measures in response to COVID-19, including mandating the closure of certain businesses and encouraging or requiring citizens to avoid large gatherings. To date, virtually all of our stores, digital channels, and distribution centers have remained open.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced strong comparable sales growth and significant volatility in our sales category and channel mix, including same-day fulfillment options. Note 4 presents sales by category. We have taken various actions, including accelerating purchases of certain merchandise in our core categories and slowing or canceling purchase orders, primarily for Apparel and Accessories. As a result, during the quarter ended May 2, 2020, we recorded $216 million of purchase order cancellation fees in Cost of Sales.

3. Dermstore Sale

In February 2021, we sold our wholly owned subsidiary Dermstore LLC (Dermstore) for $356 million in cash and recognized a $335 million pretax gain, which is included in Net Other (Income) / Expense. Dermstore has historically represented less than 1 percent of our consolidated revenues, operating income and net assets.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTES
4. Revenues

General merchandise sales represent the vast majority of our revenues. We also earn revenues from a variety of other sources, most notably credit card profit-sharing income from our arrangement with TD Bank Group (TD).

RevenuesThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Apparel and accessories (a)
$4,751 $4,084 $9,020 $6,703 
Beauty and household essentials (b)
6,726 6,158 13,090 12,069 
Food and beverage (c)
4,687 4,186 9,543 8,761 
Hardlines (d)
3,867 3,608 7,813 6,582 
Home furnishings and décor (e)
4,748 4,625 9,158 7,889 
Other47 35 81 63 
Sales24,826 22,696 48,705 42,067 
Credit card profit sharing172 158 343 324 
Other162 121 309 199 
Other revenue334 279 652 523 
Total revenue$25,160 $22,975 $49,357 $42,590 
(a)Includes apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants and newborns, as well as jewelry, accessories, and shoes.
(b)Includes beauty and personal care, baby gear, cleaning, paper products, and pet supplies.
(c)Includes dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and food service in our stores.
(d)Includes electronics (including video game hardware and software), toys, entertainment, sporting goods, and luggage.
(e)Includes furniture, lighting, storage, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, school and office supplies, greeting cards and party supplies, and other seasonal merchandise.

Merchandise sales — We record almost all retail store revenues at the point of sale. Digitally originated sales may include shipping revenue and are recorded upon delivery to the guest or upon guest pickup at the store. Sales are recognized net of expected returns, which we estimate using historical return patterns. As of July 31, 2021, January 30, 2021, and August 1, 2020, the accrual for estimated returns was $176 million, $139 million, and $201 million, respectively.

Revenue from Target gift card sales is recognized upon gift card redemption, which is typically within one year of issuance.

Gift Card Liability ActivityJanuary 30,
2021
Gift Cards Issued During Current Period But Not Redeemed (b)
Revenue Recognized From Beginning LiabilityJuly 31,
2021
(millions)
Gift card liability (a)
$1,035 $378 $(533)$880 
(a)Included in Accrued and Other Current Liabilities.
(b)Net of estimated breakage.

Credit card profit sharing — We receive payments under a credit card program agreement with TD. Under the agreement, we receive a percentage of the profits generated by the Target Credit Card and Target MasterCard receivables in exchange for performing account servicing and primary marketing functions. TD underwrites, funds, and owns Target Credit Card and Target MasterCard receivables, controls risk management policies, and oversees regulatory compliance.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTES
5. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value measurements are reported in one of three levels reflecting the valuation techniques used to determine fair value.

 
Financial Instruments Measured On a Recurring BasisFair Value
(millions)ClassificationPricing CategoryJuly 31, 2021January 30, 2021August 1, 2020
Assets   
Short-term investmentsCash and Cash EquivalentsLevel 1$6,439 $7,644 $6,370 
Prepaid forward contracts Other Current AssetsLevel 144 38 26 
Equity securitiesOther Current AssetsLevel 1  27 
Interest rate swapsOther Noncurrent AssetsLevel 2160 188 239 
Liabilities   
Interest rate swapsOther Noncurrent LiabilitiesLevel 2  12 

Significant Financial Instruments Not Measured at Fair Value (a)

(millions)
July 31, 2021January 30, 2021August 1, 2020
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Long-term debt, including current portion (b)
$10,620 $12,594 $10,643 $12,787 $12,384 $15,457 
(a)The carrying amounts of certain other current assets, commercial paper, accounts payable, and certain accrued and other current liabilities approximate fair value due to their short-term nature.
(b)The fair value of debt is generally measured using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market interest rates for the same or similar types of financial instruments and would be classified as Level 2. These amounts exclude commercial paper, unamortized swap valuation adjustments, and lease liabilities.

6. Property and Equipment

We review long-lived assets for impairment when store performance expectations, events, or changes in circumstances—such as a decision to relocate or close a store, office, or distribution center, discontinue a project, or make significant software changes—indicate that the asset’s carrying value may not be recoverable. We recognized impairment charges of $39 million and $81 million during the three and six months ended July 31, 2021, respectively. We recognized impairment charges of $25 million and $60 million during the three and six months ended August 1, 2020, respectively. These impairment charges are included in Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (SG&A).

7. Derivative Financial Instruments

Our derivative instruments consist of interest rate swaps used to mitigate interest rate risk. As a result, we have counterparty credit exposure to large global financial institutions, which we monitor on an ongoing basis. Note 5 to the Consolidated Financial Statements provides the fair value and classification of these instruments.

As of July 31, 2021, January 30, 2021, and August 1, 2020, we were party to interest rate swaps with notional amounts totaling $1.5 billion. We pay a floating rate and receive a fixed rate under each of these agreements. All of the agreements are designated as fair value hedges, and all were considered to be perfectly effective under the shortcut method during the three and six months ended July 31, 2021, and August 1, 2020.

As of July 31, 2021, January 30, 2021, and August 1, 2020, we were party to forward-starting interest rate swaps with notional amounts totaling $250 million. We use these derivative financial instruments, which have been designated as cash flow hedges, to hedge the interest rate exposure of anticipated future debt issuances. As of July 31, 2021, Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (AOCI) included $6 million that will be reclassified and reduce Net Interest Expense when the forecasted transaction affects earnings.

During August 2021, we entered into additional forward-starting interest rate swaps with notional amounts totaling $675 million.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTES

Effect of Hedges on Debt
(millions)
July 31, 2021January 30, 2021August 1, 2020
Long-term debt and other borrowings
Carrying amount of hedged debt$1,649 $1,677 $1,732 
Cumulative hedging adjustments, included in carrying amount154 183 239 

Effect of Hedges on Net Interest ExpenseThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Gain (loss) on fair value hedges recognized in Net Interest Expense
Interest rate swap designated as fair value hedges$22 $11 $(29)$102 
Hedged debt(22)(11)29 (102)
Total$ $ $ $ 

8. Income Taxes

For the three and six months ended July 31, 2021, our effective tax rate was 23.4 percent and 21.4 percent, respectively, compared with 22.8 percent and 21.6 percent for the three and six months ended August 1, 2020, as higher pretax earnings diluted the tax-rate benefit from fixed and discrete items, such as employee share-based compensation and the Dermstore sale. Additionally, for the six months ended July 31, 2021, the favorable resolution of certain income tax matters resulted in a $44 million discrete tax benefit.

9. Share Repurchase

We periodically repurchase shares of our common stock under a board-authorized repurchase program through a combination of open market transactions, accelerated share repurchase arrangements, and other privately negotiated transactions with financial institutions.

Share Repurchase ActivityThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions, except per share data)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Number of shares purchased6.6  12.7 5.7 
Average price paid per share$233.81 $ $213.06 $107.58 
Total investment$1,535 $ $2,700 $609 


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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTES
10. Pension Benefits

We provide pension plan benefits to eligible team members.

Net Pension Benefits ExpenseThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
(millions)ClassificationJuly 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Service cost benefits earnedSG&A $24 $25 $48 $51 
Interest cost on projected benefit obligationNet Other (Income) / Expense24 29 48 59 
Expected return on assetsNet Other (Income) / Expense(59)(60)(118)(121)
Amortization of lossesNet Other (Income) / Expense28 32 57 64 
Amortization of prior service costNet Other (Income) / Expense(1)(3)(1)(6)
Total$16 $23 $34 $47 
 
11. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

 
Change in Accumulated Other Comprehensive LossCash Flow
Hedges
Currency Translation AdjustmentPensionTotal
(millions)
January 30, 2021$(3)$(18)$(735)$(756)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications, net of tax1   1 
Amounts reclassified from AOCI, net of tax  42 42 
July 31, 2021$(2)$(18)$(693)$(713)

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
FINANCIAL SUMMARY
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Financial Summary

Second quarter 2021 included the following notable items:

GAAP diluted earnings per share was $3.65.
Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $3.64.
Total revenue increased 9.5 percent, driven by an increase in comparable sales.
Comparable sales increased 8.9 percent, driven by a 12.7 percent increase in traffic.
Comparable stores originated sales grew 8.7 percent.
Comparable digitally originated sales increased 9.9 percent.
Operating income of $2.5 billion was 7.2 percent higher than the comparable prior-year period.

Sales were $24.8 billion for the three months ended July 31, 2021, an increase of $2.1 billion, or 9.4 percent, from the comparable prior-year period. Cash flow provided by operating activities was $3.4 billion for the six months ended July 31, 2021, a decrease of $1.7 billion, or (33.1) percent, from $5.1 billion for the six months ended August 1, 2020. The drivers of the operating cash flow decrease are described on page 22.

Earnings Per Share Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
July 31, 2021August 1, 2020ChangeJuly 31, 2021August 1, 2020Change
GAAP diluted earnings per share$3.65 $3.35 8.9 %$7.82 $3.91 100.1 %
Adjustments(0.01)0.03 (0.48)0.06 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share$3.64 $3.38 7.9 %$7.34 $3.96 85.1 %
Note: Amounts may not foot due to rounding. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (Adjusted EPS), a non-GAAP metric, excludes the impact of certain items. Management believes that Adjusted EPS is useful in providing period-to-period comparisons of the results of our operations. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures is provided on page 19.

We report after-tax return on invested capital (ROIC) because we believe ROIC provides a meaningful measure of our capital allocation effectiveness over time. For the trailing twelve months ended July 31, 2021, after-tax ROIC was 31.7 percent, compared with 17.2 percent for the trailing twelve months ended August 1, 2020. The calculation of ROIC is provided on page 21.

COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced strong comparable sales growth and significant volatility in our sales category and channel mix, including same-day fulfillment options.


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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONS
Analysis of Results of Operations

Summary of Operating Income Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 
(dollars in millions)July 31, 2021August 1, 2020ChangeJuly 31, 2021August 1, 2020Change
Sales$24,826 $22,696 9.4 %$48,705 $42,067 15.8 %
Other revenue334 279 20.0 652 523 24.8 
Total revenue25,160 22,975 9.5 49,357 42,590 15.9 
Cost of sales17,280 15,673 10.3 33,996 30,183 12.6 
Selling, general and administrative expenses4,849 4,460 8.8 9,358 8,520 9.8 
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of depreciation included in cost of sales)564 542 4.0 1,162 1,119 3.9 
Operating income$2,467 $2,300 7.2 %$4,841 $2,768 74.9 %

Rate AnalysisThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Gross margin rate30.4 %30.9 %30.2 %28.3 %
SG&A expense rate19.3 19.4 19.0 20.0 
Depreciation and amortization expense rate (exclusive of depreciation included in cost of sales)2.2 2.4 2.4 2.6 
Operating income margin rate9.8 10.0 9.8 6.5 
Note: Gross margin rate is calculated as gross margin (sales less cost of sales) divided by sales. All other rates are calculated by dividing the applicable amount by total revenue.

Sales

Sales include all merchandise sales, net of expected returns, and our estimate of gift card breakage. We use comparable sales to evaluate the performance of our stores and digital channel sales by measuring the change in sales for a period over the comparable prior-year period of equivalent length. Comparable sales include all sales—except sales from stores open less than 13 months, digital acquisitions we have owned less than 13 months, stores that have been closed, and digital acquisitions that we no longer operate. Comparable sales measures vary across the retail industry. As a result, our comparable sales calculation is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Digitally originated sales include all sales initiated through mobile applications and our websites. Our stores fulfill the majority of digitally originated sales, including shipment from stores to guests, store Order Pickup or Drive Up, and delivery via our wholly owned subsidiary, Shipt. Digitally originated sales may also be fulfilled through our distribution centers, our vendors, or other third parties.

Sales growth—from both comparable sales and new stores—represents an important driver of our long-term profitability. We expect that comparable sales growth will drive the majority of our total sales growth. We believe that our ability to successfully differentiate our guests’ shopping experience through a careful combination of merchandise assortment, price, convenience, guest experience, and other factors will, over the long-term, drive both increasing shopping frequency (traffic) and the amount spent each visit (average transaction amount).
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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONS

The increase in sales during the three and six months ended July 31, 2021, is due to a comparable sales increase of 8.9 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively, and the contribution from new stores. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the amount and mix of sales across channels and categories.

Comparable SalesThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
 July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Comparable sales change8.9 %24.3 %15.3 %17.7 %
Drivers of change in comparable sales    
Number of transactions12.7 4.6 14.8 1.6 
Average transaction amount(3.4)18.8 0.5 15.8 

Comparable Sales by ChannelThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
 July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Stores originated comparable sales change8.7 %10.9 %13.0 %6.0 %
Digitally originated comparable sales change9.9 195.4 27.3 168.9 

Sales by ChannelThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
 July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Stores originated83.0 %82.8 %82.3 %83.7 %
Digitally originated17.0 17.2 17.7 16.3 
Total100 %100 %100 %100 %

Sales by Fulfillment ChannelThree Months EndedSix Months Ended
 July 31, 2021August 1, 2020July 31, 2021August 1, 2020
Stores 96.6 %96.0 %96.4 %96.3 %
Other3.4 4.0 3.6 3.7 
Total100 %100 %100 %100