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Target Corp. (TGT) 1Q18 Results: Misses EPS Guidance, Beats on Comps, Reiterates Guidance

Executive Summary

  • Target reported 1Q18 adjusted EPS of $1.32, below the consensus estimate of $1.39. Revenues were $16.78 billion, up by 3.4% year over year, and roughly in line with the consensus estimate of $16.58 billion.
  • Comps were up by 3.0%, beating the 2.8% consensus estimate, driven by a 3.7% increase in transactions, offset by a 0.6% decrease in transaction value. Digital sales grew by 28% and contributed 1.1% to comp growth.
  • The company reaffirmed its 2018 guidance for a low single-digit increase in comps and adjusted EPS of $5.15–$5.45, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.28.

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