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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits in the sector of Technology. Based in Taiwan, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM  has a market cap of 144484.08. Since its IPO date on the 10/9/1997, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM performance year to date is 27.06%. Today Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM has gained 1.26%, with a current price of 28.21.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 19.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 53.20%. Return of assets are at 17.80%, with return on investment at 18.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0.19. With a profit margin of 35.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 47.60%, and operating margin of 36.80%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.4, while the quick ratio is 3.2.

For the last year Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM has seen a EPS growth of 16.20%. A performance for the year of 33.58%. The 52-week high is 1.04%, and the 52-week low is 68.99%. The average volume for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM is 4025955.

With a target price of 26.95, can Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSM. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a P/E of 15.82 and a forward P/E of 13.86. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.05. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.61 and 3.61 respectively. For P/cash, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a value of 7.06, while it is 18.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.21, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a dividend yield of 3.37%. We see a return on equity of 24.80%.

Looking more long-term Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.91% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.20% for this year and for the last five years a 13.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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