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    Details: Refer to Target Corporation's financial statements (http://investors.target.com/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-irhome&ref=nav%5Ffooter%5Finvestors&c=65828) .

    Target Corporation is currently seeking additional capital to expand its operations. Two companies have shown interest in providing additional capital.

    Company #1 is interested in investing in the organization and, therefore, would like to have part ownership through the sale of new stock.

    Company #2 is interested in providing a loan to the Target Corporation.

    Both organizations need to know more about the financial stability of Target.

    As an employee of Target, your supervisor needs you to write a memo in which you explain what information from the Target Corporation's financial statements will be highlighted when representatives of Target meet with each of these companies.

    In your memo, be sure to explain which information will be highlighted to Company #1 and which information will be highlighted to Company #2 and why. Explain any differences in the information that you have chosen to highlight.

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    About Target

    As per Reuteurs, "Target Corporation (Target), incorporated in 1902, operates Target general merchandise stores with an assortment of general merchandise and food items. During the fiscal year ended January 30, 2010 (fiscal 2009), the Target stores also included a deeper food assortment, including perishables and an offering of dry, dairy and frozen items. In addition, the Company operates SuperTarget stores with a line of food and general merchandise items. Target.com offers an assortment of general merchandise, including various items found in its stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors, sold only online. The Company operates in two segments: Retail and Credit Card. The Retail segment includes all of its merchandising operations, including its general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States and its integrated online business. The Credit Card segment offers credit to qualified guests through its branded credit cards, the Target Visa and the Target Card (collectively, REDcards)."

    Its key financials are as follows:

    PROFITABILITY RATIOS
    Company Industry Sector S&P 500
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