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  • Previous Rank39
  • Revenues ($M)$75,356.0
  • Revenue Percent Change4.8%
  • Profits ($M)$2,937.0
  • Profits Percent Change0.1%
  • Assets ($M)$41,290.0
  • Employees360,000

The discount retailer reaped the benefits of billions of dollars of investments in its stores, supply chain, and the development of new brands in recent years, sending sales up 3.7% last year and laying to rest the notion that Walmart and Amazon were leaving it behind. Target’s online sales rose 36% and its stores filled the majority of those orders, ensuring speedier and more efficient delivery. Its new store brands like Universal Thread (denim) and Heydey (electronics) quickly found favor with shoppers, strengthening its cheap-chic ethos, while Target seemed at last to find a winning formula for its grocery business.

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Company Info

Brian C. Cornell
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
General Merchandisers
HQ Location
Minneapolis, Minn.
Years on Fortune 500 List25
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2019.

Target Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$75,356.04.8%
Profits ($M)$2,937.00.1%
Assets ($M)$41,290.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,297.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues3.9%
Profits as % of Assets7.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity26.0%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.51
EPS % Change (from 2017)3.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)12.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)4.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)4.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.6%