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Is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited(NYSE: TSM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/9/1997. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is in the Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, is 6904.34, and so far today it has a volume of 205827. Performance year to date since the 10/9/1997 is 32.62%.

To help you determine whether Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.53 and forward P/E is 14.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a value for PEG of 1.1. P/S ratio is 5.61 and the P/B ratio is 3.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.99 and 21.53 respectively.

At the current price Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is trading at, 28.96 (-0.41% today), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a dividend yield of 3.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 54.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.38% after growing 16.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -8.70%, and 8.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 5186.08, and the number of shares float is 5127.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 19.90%. The float short is 0.49%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.90%, and also a return on investment of 18.70%.

The ability for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.1, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.15 and total debt/equity is 0.2. In terms of margins, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a gross margin of 48.40%, with its operating margin at 37.80%, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a profit margin of 33.90%.

The 52 week high is -1.66%, with 73.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.58% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.84%.

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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