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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 156343.87. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is 30.33 (with a change from open of -0.46%), this in conjunction with a target price of 27.15. Volume today has so far reached 4121300, with an average volume of about 6509. The GAP for this stock, is 0.23%.

The P/E ratio is 17.25, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.96. The current EPS for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, is 1.76, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 16.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 38.32%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.42% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 15.00%. Quarter over quarter is -8.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 13.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 15.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at *TBA and institutional ownership is 20.00%. Shares outstanding is 5154.76, while shares float is at a value of 4064.28. Float short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is 0.62% and the short ratio is 3.84.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.15, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.2. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 2. The most recent gross margin is 48.40% and their operating margin is 37.80%. The profit margin is 33.90%.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has seen returns on assets of 16.90%, and on investment, 18.70%. Return on equity is 23.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.15. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.12 and Price/cash is 7.25, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.33.

The simple moving averages are 5.05% and 22.16% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.00% and the 52 week low is 61.46%.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a dividend yield of 3.10%, with a current price of 30.33. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 54.50%. This is in an industry, Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is based in Taiwan.

Performance in the Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits industry means that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has seen performance for the past week of -0.56%, with performance for the month coming to 5.68%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 17.56%, and for the half year the performance is 58.21%. Volatility for this week is 1.74% and for the month this is 1.60%.

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