Target 10-Q 2011
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended July 30, 2011
Commission File Number 1-6049
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Dividends declared per share were $0.30 and $0.25 for the three months ended July 30, 2011 and July 31, 2010, respectively. For the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011, dividends declared per share were $0.92.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
1. Accounting Policies
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statement disclosures contained in the 2010 Form 10-K for Target Corporation (Target or the Corporation). The same accounting policies are followed in preparing quarterly financial data as are followed in preparing annual data. See the notes in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011, for those policies. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of quarterly operating results are reflected herein and are of a normal, recurring nature.
Assets and liabilities of operations with functional currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated at period-end exchange rates. Income statement accounts are translated using exchange rates prevailing during the period. Translation adjustments are reflected within accumulated other comprehensive income in shareholders equity. Gains and losses from foreign currency transactions are included in net earnings. During the six months ended July 30, 2011 the value of $1.00 ranged from C$0.94 (Canadian dollars) to C$1.00 and averaged C$0.97. On July 30, 2011, $1.00 was equivalent to C$0.96.
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. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.
2. Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share (EPS) is calculated as net earnings divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS includes the potentially dilutive impact of share-based awards outstanding at period end, consisting of the incremental shares assumed to be issued upon the exercise of stock options and the incremental shares assumed to be issued under performance share and restricted stock unit arrangements.
(a) Excluded 18.5 million and 16.5 million share-based awards for the three and six months ended July 30, 2011, respectively, and 11.6 million share-based awards for both the three and six months ended July 31, 2010 because their effects were antidilutive.
3. Canadian Leasehold Acquisition
In January 2011, we entered into an agreement to purchase the leasehold interests in up to 220 sites in Canada currently operated by Zellers Inc. (Zellers), in exchange for C$1,825 million. We believe this transaction will allow us to open 125 to 135 Target stores in Canada, primarily during 2013. During the second quarter of 2011, we paid one-half of the purchase price and selected 105 sites.
We recorded the acquired assets in our Canadian Segment at their preliminary estimated fair values. The final allocation of the purchase price will be determined when the asset acquisition is completed in the third quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2011, we recorded capital lease assets, included in property and equipment, of $2,393 million and capital lease obligations, included in unsecured debt and other borrowings, of $1,012 million.
The acquired assets were subleased back to Zellers for terms through March 2013, or earlier at our option.
We have the right to select up to 115 additional leases before our final payment in the third quarter of 2011. We have also entered into an agreement with a third party retailer to sell our right to acquire leasehold interests in up to 39 of these sites.
4. Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is the price at which an asset could be exchanged in a current transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties. A liabilitys fair value is defined as the amount that would be paid to transfer the liability to a new obligor, not the amount that would be paid to settle the liability with the creditor. Fair value measurements are categorized into one of three levels based on the lowest level of significant input used: Level 1 (unadjusted quoted prices in active markets); Level 2 (observable market inputs available at the measurement date, other than quoted prices included in Level 1); and Level 3 (unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data).
The following table presents financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
(a) There was one interest rate swap designated as an accounting hedge at July 30, 2011, and no interest rate swaps designated as accounting hedges at January 29, 2011 or July 31, 2010.
(b) Company-owned life insurance investments consist of equity index funds and fixed income assets. Amounts are presented net of loans that are secured by some of these policies of $656 million at July 30, 2011, $645 million at January 29, 2011 and $624 million at July 31, 2010.
Certain assets are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis; that is, the assets are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments only in certain circumstances (for example, when there is evidence of impairment). The fair value measurements related to long-lived assets in the following table were determined using available market prices at the measurement date based on recent investments or pending transactions of similar assets, third-party independent appraisals, valuation multiples or public comparables, less cost to sell where appropriate. We classify these measurements as Level 2.
(a) Primarily relates to real estate and buildings intended for sale in the future but not currently meeting the held for sale criteria.
The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair values of financial instruments not measured at fair value in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. The fair value of marketable securities is determined using available market prices at the reporting date. The fair value of debt is generally measured using a discounted cash flow analysis based on our current market interest rates for similar types of financial instruments.
(a) Held-to-maturity government-issued investments that are held to satisfy the regulatory requirements of Target Bank and Target National Bank.
(b) Represents the sum of nonrecourse debt collateralized by credit card receivables and unsecured debt and other borrowings excluding unamortized swap valuation adjustments and capital lease obligations.
The carrying amounts of credit card receivables, net of allowance, accounts payable, and certain accrued and other current liabilities approximate fair value at July 30, 2011.
5. Credit Card Receivables
Credit card receivables are recorded net of an allowance for doubtful accounts and are our only significant class of receivables. Substantially all accounts continue to accrue finance charges until they are written off. All past due accounts were incurring finance charges at July 30, 2011, January 29, 2011, and July 31, 2010. Accounts are written off when they become 180 days past due.
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
The allowance for doubtful accounts is recognized in an amount equal to the anticipated future write-offs of existing receivables and includes provisions for uncollectible finance charges and other credit-related fees. We estimate future write-offs on the entire credit card portfolio collectively based on historical experience of delinquencies, risk scores, aging trends and industry risk trends.
(a) Write-offs include the principal amount of losses (excluding accrued and unpaid finance charges), and recoveries include current period principal collections on previously written-off balances. These amounts combined represent net write-offs.
Deterioration of the macroeconomic conditions in the United States would adversely affect the risk profile of our credit card receivables portfolio based on credit card holders ability to pay their balances. If such deterioration were to occur, it would lead to an increase in bad debt expense. The Corporation monitors both the credit quality and the delinquency status of the credit card receivables portfolio. We consider accounts 30 or more days past due as delinquent, and we update delinquency status daily. We also monitor risk in the portfolio by assigning internally generated scores to each account and by periodically obtaining a statistically representative sample of current FICO scores, a nationally recognized credit scoring model. We update these FICO scores monthly. The credit quality segmentation presented below is consistent with the approach used in determining our allowance for doubtful accounts.
Under certain circumstances, we offer cardholder payment plans that modify finance charges and minimum payments, which meet the accounting definition of a troubled debt restructuring (TDR). These concessions are made on an individual cardholder basis for economic or legal reasons specific to each individual cardholders circumstances. As a percentage of period-end gross receivables, receivables classified as TDRs were 5.4 percent at July 30, 2011, 5.9 percent at January 29, 2011 and 6.3 percent at July 31, 2010. Receivables classified as TDRs are treated consistently with other aged receivables in determining our allowance for doubtful accounts.
Funding for Credit Card Receivables
As a method of providing funding for our credit card receivables, we sell, on an ongoing basis, all of our consumer credit card receivables to Target Receivables LLC (TR LLC), formerly known as Target Receivables Corporation (TRC), a wholly owned, bankruptcy remote subsidiary. TR LLC then transfers the receivables to the Target Credit Card Master Trust (the Trust), which from time to time will sell debt securities to third parties, either directly or through a related trust. These debt securities represent undivided interests in the Trust assets. TR LLC uses the proceeds from the sale of debt securities and its share of collections on the receivables to pay the purchase price of the receivables to the Corporation.
We consolidate the receivables within the Trust and any debt securities issued by the Trust, or a related trust, in our Consolidated Statements of Financial Position based upon the applicable accounting guidance. The receivables transferred to the Trust are not available to general creditors of the Corporation.
During 2006 and 2007, we sold an interest in our credit card receivables by issuing a Variable Funding Certificate. Parties who hold the Variable Funding Certificate receive interest at a variable short-term market rate. The Variable Funding Certificate matures in 2012 and 2013.
In the second quarter of 2008, we sold an interest in our credit card receivables to JPMorgan Chase (JPMC). The interest sold represented 47 percent of the receivables portfolio at the time of the transaction. In the event of a decrease in the receivables principal amount such that JPMCs interest in the entire portfolio would exceed 47 percent for three consecutive months, TR LLC (using the cash flows from the assets in the Trust) would be required to pay JPMC a pro rata amount of principal collections such that the portion owned by JPMC would not exceed 47 percent, unless JPMC provides a waiver. Conversely, at the option of the Corporation, JPMC may be required to fund an increase in the portfolio to maintain their 47 percent interest up to a maximum principal balance of $4.2 billion. Due to declines in gross credit card receivables, TR LLC repaid JPMC $226 million and $421 million during first six months of 2011 and 2010, respectively.
If a three-month average of monthly finance charge excess (JPMCs prorata share of finance charge collections less write-offs and specified expenses) is less than 2 percent of the outstanding principal balance of JPMCs interest, the Corporation must implement mutually agreed-upon underwriting strategies. If the three-month average finance charge excess falls below 1 percent of the outstanding principal balance of JPMCs interest, JPMC may compel the Corporation to implement underwriting and collections activities, provided those activities are compatible with the Corporations systems, as well as consistent with similar credit card receivable portfolios managed by JPMC. If the Corporation fails to implement the activities, JPMC has the right to cause the accelerated repayment of the note payable issued in the transaction. As noted in the preceding paragraph, payments would be made solely from the Trust assets. In the first quarter of 2011, this agreement was amended to allow the Corporation to prepay the principal balance on the note payable to JPMC between September 30, 2011 and January 31, 2012. If we elect to prepay the outstanding balance, we will be required to pay a make-whole premium ranging from $85 million to $103 million, dependent upon the prepayment date.
All interests in our Credit Card Receivables issued by the Trust are accounted for as secured borrowings. Interest and principal payments are satisfied provided the cash flows from the Trust assets are sufficient and are nonrecourse to the general assets of the Corporation. If the cash flows are less than the periodic interest, the available amount, if any, is paid with respect to interest. Interest shortfalls will be paid to the extent subsequent cash flows from the assets in the Trust are sufficient. Future principal payments will be made from the third partys prorata share of cash flows from the Trust assets.
(a) The debt balance for the 2008 Series is net of a 7% discount from JPMC. The unamortized portion of this discount was $79 million, $107 million and $134 million as of July 30, 2011, January 29, 2011, and July 31, 2010, respectively.
6. Commitments and Contingencies
Due to our second quarter acquisition of leases from Zellers, we have future minimum lease payments of $2.9 billion, with a net present value of $1.0 billion, at July 30, 2011 which is reflected as capital lease obligations within unsecured debt and other borrowings in the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position. We also have the obligation to pay Zellers the remaining purchase price of C$912.5 million in the third quarter of 2011.
We are exposed to claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business and use various methods to resolve these matters in a manner that we believe serves the best interest of our shareholders and other constituents. We believe the recorded reserves in our consolidated financial statements are adequate in light of the probable and estimable liabilities. We do not believe that any of the currently identified claims or litigation will be material to our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.
7. Notes Payable and Long-Term Debt
We obtain short-term financing from time to time under our commercial paper program, a form of notes payable. There were no amounts outstanding under our commercial paper program at July 30, 2011, January 29, 2011, or July 31, 2010. During the three and six months ended July 30, 2011 the maximum amount outstanding was $850 million and the average amount outstanding was $329 million and $164 million, respectively. There were no amounts outstanding under our commercial paper program at any time during the three or six months ended July 31, 2010.
In July 2011, we issued $350 million of unsecured fixed rate debt at 1.125% and $650 million of unsecured floating rate debt at three-month LIBOR plus 17 basis points that matures in July 2014. Proceeds from this issuance were used for general corporate purposes.
In addition, TR LLC has made payments to JPMC to reduce its interest in our credit card receivables as described in Note 5, Credit Card Receivables.
8. Derivative Financial Instruments
Derivative financial instruments are reported at fair value on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. Historically our derivative instruments have primarily consisted of interest rate swaps. We use these derivatives to mitigate our interest rate risk. We have counterparty credit risk resulting from our derivative instruments. This risk lies primarily with large global financial institutions. We monitor this concentration of counterparty credit risk on an ongoing basis.
During 2008, we terminated or de-designated certain interest rate swaps that were accounted for as hedges. Total net gains amortized into net interest expense for terminated or de-designated swaps were $10 million and $11 million during the three months ended July 30, 2011 and July 31, 2010, respectively. Total net gains amortized into net interest expense for terminated or de-designated swaps were $20 million and $22 million during the six months ended July 30, 2011 and July 31, 2010, respectively. The amount remaining on unamortized hedged debt valuation gains from terminated or de-designated interest rate swaps that will be amortized into earnings over the remaining lives of the underlying debt totaled $132 million, $152 million and $175 million, at July 30, 2011, January 29, 2011 and July 31, 2010, respectively.
Periodic payments, valuation adjustments and amortization of gains or losses from the termination or de-designation of derivative contracts are summarized below:
In July 2011, in conjunction with the $350 million fixed rate debt issuance, we entered into an interest rate swap with a notional amount of $350 million, under which we pay a variable rate and receive a fixed rate. This swap has been designated as a fair value hedge, and there was no ineffectiveness recognized related to this hedge during the three or six months ended July 30, 2011. There were no derivative instruments designated as hedges as of July 31, 2010. See Note 4, Fair Value Measurements, for a description of the fair value measurement of derivative contracts and their classification on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.
9. Income Taxes
We file a U.S. federal income tax return and income tax returns in various states and foreign jurisdictions. We are no longer subject to U.S. federal income tax examinations for years before 2010 and, with few exceptions, are no longer subject to state and local or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2003.
We accrue for the effects of uncertain tax positions and the related potential penalties and interest.
We expect that within the next twelve months $12 million to $60 million of unrecognized tax benefits will be recognized as several issues may be resolved. If these issues are favorably resolved, they would result in a corresponding reduction to income tax expense of approximately the same amount.
10. Share Repurchase
We repurchase shares primarily through open market transactions under a $10 billion share repurchase plan authorized by our Board of Directors in November 2007.
Of the shares reacquired, a portion was delivered upon settlement of prepaid forward contracts as follows:
(a) These contracts are among the investment vehicles used to reduce our economic exposure related to our nonqualified deferred compensation plans. The details of our positions in prepaid forward contracts have been provided in Note 11.
(b) At their respective settlement dates.
11. Pension, Postretirement Health Care and Other Benefits
We have qualified defined benefit pension plans covering team members who meet age and service requirements, including in certain circumstances, date of hire. We also have unfunded, nonqualified pension plans for team members with qualified plan compensation restrictions. Eligibility for, and the level of, these benefits varies depending on team members date of hire, length of service and/or team member compensation. Upon early retirement and prior to Medicare eligibility, team members also become eligible for certain health care benefits if they meet minimum age and service requirements and agree to contribute a portion of the cost. Effective January 1, 2009, our qualified defined benefit pension plan was closed to new participants, with limited exceptions.