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Target (Target) Interest Coverage : 12.23 (As of Apr. 2024)


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What is Target Interest Coverage?

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income by its Interest Expense. Target's Operating Income for the three months ended in Apr. 2024 was $1,296 Mil. Target's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Apr. 2024 was $-106 Mil. Target's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2024 was 12.23. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

The historical rank and industry rank for Target's Interest Coverage or its related term are showing as below:

TGT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.91   Med: 8.07   Max: 21.25
Current: 12.31


TGT's Interest Coverage is ranked better than
56.33% of 245 companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry
Industry Median: 8.29 vs TGT: 12.31

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Target Interest Coverage Historical Data

The historical data trend for Target's Interest Coverage can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Note: For Interest Coverage, "No debt" indicates no long-term debt. An indication of "No Debt" does not necessarily mean that the company has no long-term debt obligations; it could be due to missing data in the quarterly or annual report. Use caution when interpreting this information.

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Target Interest Coverage Chart

Target Annual Data
Trend Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22 Jan23 Jan24
Interest Coverage
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.77 6.69 21.25 8.05 11.37

Target Quarterly Data
Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23 Jan24 Apr24
Interest Coverage Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.03 8.49 12.31 17.43 12.23

Competitive Comparison of Target's Interest Coverage

For the Discount Stores subindustry, Target's Interest Coverage, along with its competitors' market caps and Interest Coverage data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Target's Interest Coverage Distribution in the Retail - Defensive Industry

For the Retail - Defensive industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Target's Interest Coverage distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Target's Interest Coverage falls into.



Target Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income /Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt (1).


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Target's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2024 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2024, Target's Interest Expense was $-502 Mil. Its Operating Income was $5,707 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $18,201 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (A: Jan. 2024 )/Interest Expense (A: Jan. 2024 )
=-1*5707/-502
=11.37

Target's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2024 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Apr. 2024, Target's Interest Expense was $-106 Mil. Its Operating Income was $1,296 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $16,879 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (Q: Apr. 2024 )/Interest Expense (Q: Apr. 2024 )
=-1*1296/-106
=12.23

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


Target  (NYSE:TGT) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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Target (Target) Business Description

Address
1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55403
Target serves as the nation's sixth-largest retailer, with its strategy predicated on delivering a gratifying in-store shopping experience and a wide product assortment of trendy apparel, home goods, and household essentials at competitive prices. Target's upscale and stylish image began to carry national merit in the 1990s—a decade in which the brand saw its top line grow threefold to almost $30 billion—and has since cemented itself as a top U.S. retailer.Today, Target operates over 1,900 stores in the United States, generates over $100 billion in sales, and fulfills over 2 billion customer orders annually. The firm's vast physical footprint is typically concentrated in urban and suburban markets as the firm seeks to attract a more affluent consumer base.
Executives
Matthew L Zabel officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, TPS-3155, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Christina Hennington officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Don H Liu officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, TPS-3155, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Brian C Cornell director, officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Matthew A Liegel officer: Chief Accounting Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
John J Mulligan officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, TPS-2672, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Grace Puma Whiteford director C/O WILLIAM SONOMA, INC., 3250 VAN NESS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109
Cara A Sylvester officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Jill Sando officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Melissa K Kremer officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Michael J Fiddelke officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Katie M Boylan officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Robert M Harrison officer: Chief Accounting Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Richard H. Gomez officer: Executive Officer 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Gail Boudreaux director GENZYME CORP., 500 KENDALL STREET, CAMBRIDGE MA 02142

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