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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 141330.58. 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 29.98 (with a change from open of 0.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 27.15. Volume today has so far reached 3984861, with an average volume of about 6848.87. The GAP for this stock, is 3.49%.

The P/E ratio is 16.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.3. The current EPS for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, is 1.74, 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 31.85%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.38% 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 and institutional ownership is 20.00%. Shares outstanding is 4888.64, 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 3.65.

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 1.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.31, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.97 and Price/cash is 6.62, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 20.39.

The simple moving averages are 5.41% and 22.10% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.88% and the 52 week low is 59.57%.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has a dividend yield of 3.25%, with a current price of 29.98. 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 1.12%, with performance for the month coming to -0.24%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 16.04%, and for the half year the performance is 45.18%. Volatility for this week is 1.98% and for the month this is 1.40%.

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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