Analysis and Interpretation of Profitability

Analysis and Interpretation of Profitability Balance sheets and income statements for Target Corporation follow.

Analysis and Interpretation of Profitability

Balance sheets and income statements for Target Corporation follow.

Income Statement

For Fiscal Years Ended ($ millions) 2006 2005 2004
Sales $ 51,271 $ 45,682 $ 40,928
Credit card revenues 1,349 1,157 1,097
Total revenues 52,620 46,839 42,025
Cost of sales 34,927 31,445 28,389
Selling, general and administrative expenses 11,185 9,797 8,657
Credit card expenses 776 737 722
Depreciation and amortization 1,409 1,259 1,098
Earnings before interest and income taxes 4,323 3,601 3,159
Net interest expense 463 570 556
Earnings before income taxes 3,860 3,031 2,603
Provisions for income taxes 1,452 1,146 984
Net earnings $ 2,408 $ 1,885 $ 1,619

 

Balance Sheet

($ millions, except footnotes) January 28, 2006 January 29, 2005
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,648 $ 2,245
Credit card receivables 5,666 5,069
Inventory 5,838 5,384
Other current assets 1,253 1,224
Total current assets 14,405 13,922
Property and equipment    
Land 4,449 3,804
Buildings and improvements 14,174 12,518
Fixtures and equipment 3,219 2,990
Computer hardware and software 2,214 1,998
Construction-in-progress 1,158 962
Accumulated depreciation (6,176) (5,412)
Property and equipment, net 19,038 16,860
Other noncurrent assets 1,552 1,511
Total assets $ 34,995 $ 32,293
Liabilities and shareholders’ investment    
Accounts payable $ 6,268 $ 5,779
Accrued and other current liabilities 2,567 1,937
Current portion of long-term debt and notes payable 753 504
Total current liabilities 9,588 8,220
Long-term debt 9,119 9,034
Deferred income taxes 851 973
Other noncurrent liabilities 1,232 1,037
Shareholders’ investment    
Common stock 73 74
Additional paid-in-capital 2,121 1,810
Retained earnings 12,013 11,148
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (2) (3)
Total shareholders’ investment 14,205 13,029
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 34,995 $ 32,293

 

(A) Compute ROE for 2006.

Do not round until your final answer. Round answers to two decimal places.

ROE = Answer 17.68%

(B) Confirm that ROE equals ROE computed using the component measures for profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage using: ROE = PM * AT * FL.

Compute the components of ROE.

Do not round until your final answer. Round answers to two decimal places.

PM = Answer 4.58 %
AT = Answer 1.56%

FL = Answer 2.47 %

 

(C) Compute adjusted ROA. Assume a tax rate of: 38.3%.

Do not round until your final answer. Round your answer to two decimal places.
Adjusted ROA =Answer 8.01%

 

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