Ratio Analysis of Target Corporation

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This is a report on financial analysis of Target Corporation for a 3-year period-2012 to 2014.

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Running head: THREE-YEAR RATIO ANALYSIS OF TARGET CORPORATION 1 Financial Analysis of Target Corporation Using Ratios, 2012-2014THREE-YEAR RATIO ANALYSIS OF TARGET CORPORATION 2 IntroductionThis paper is an analysis of Target Corporation's financial statements for the years ending 2012 to 2014. The tools for analysis utilized are selected financial ratios which serve as indicators of the company's financial health in terms of liquidity, efficiency, solvency and profitability. The obtained results were compared to the company's three-year data as well as to the industry benchmarks.THREE-YEAR RATIO ANALYSIS OF TARGET CORPORATION 3 Financial Analysis of Target Corporation Using Ratios, 2012-2014 Analysis of financial statements means establishing meaningful relationship between various items of the balance sheet and the income statement in an attempt to measure the efficiency, profitability and financial soundness of the business.(Analysis of Financial Statements, 2013) This is done by the use of financial ratios which can be classified into five major categories: 1. Liquidity ratios 2. Long-term solvency ratios 3. Asset management or turnover ratios 4. Profitability ratios and 5. Market value ratios. (Ross,

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