Goal is ready to report earnings earlier than the bell — here is what to anticipate


Individuals carrying masks keep away from social distancing as they wait in line to enter Goal in Herald Sq. amid the coronavirus pandemic on Could 16, 2020 in New York Metropolis.

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Target is ready to report its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday earlier than the bell.

Here is what Wall Avenue is anticipating within the fiscal third quarter, in keeping with Refinitiv estimates:

  • Earnings per share: $1.60, adjusted
  • Income: $20.93 billion

The nationwide chain has proven power for the reason that coronavirus pandemic started spreading throughout the U.S. As People spend extra time at dwelling, they’ve flocked to Goal’s same-day providers that permit them to choose up groceries, dwelling decor, exercise garments and extra by curbside pickup or get bagged purchases delivered to their door by Goal-owned supply firm, Shipt.

Goal CEO Brian Cornell mentioned the corporate attracted 10 million new digital clients and $5 billion in market share within the first half of the yr. Its curbside pickup service, Drive Up, grew greater than 700% within the second quarter from a yr earlier.

Shipt has been a growth driver, too. Goal gross sales fulfilled by Shipt grew greater than 350% within the second quarter year-over-year. It plans so as to add 100,000 extra consumers over the vacation season — roughly triple the quantity for the reason that starting of the yr.

Because the pandemic continues amid the vacation season, Goal has doubled down on safety and convenience to attempt to stand out from different retailers. Final month, the corporate mentioned it will commit twice as many parking spots to curbside pickup. It added a function on its web site that permits consumers to verify if there is a line exterior of their retailer and if that’s the case, reserve a spot forward of their go to.

Together with retailers together with Walmart and Best Buy, Goal might be closed on Thanksgiving and the corporate will stretch out its vacation gross sales on-line and in shops.

As of Tuesday’s market shut, Goal shares have risen 27% for the reason that begin of the yr, and at the moment are valued at $81.6 billion. The inventory hit a 52-week excessive of $167.42 on Oct. 20.

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