TSM Stock: 9 Reasons Why Taiwan Semiconductor Investors Are Feeling Chipper Today

Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) stock is heading higher Thursday following the release of its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Let’s jump into that earnings report below to see why it’s boosting TSM stock higher today!

  • The company starts off its Q4 results with diluted earnings per share of $1.15.
  • That’s a boon for the company’s stock as it beats out Wall Street’s estimate of $1.12 for the quarter.
  • It also represents a 16.4% increase from the same period of the year prior.
  • Revenue for the year comes in at $15.74 billion.
  • That’s another win for TSM stock compared to analysts’ revenue estimate of $15.67 billion.
  • The company’s revenue is also up 24.1% year-over-year.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor’s outlook for Q1 2021 is also a highlight of its earnings report.
  • It’s expecting revenue for the quarter to range from $16.6 billion and $17.2 billion.
  • That would have it beating out Wall Street’s estimate of $15.84 billion for the period.

Wendell Huang, vice president and CFO of Taiwan Semiconductor, said the following in the earnings report sending TSM stock higher today.

“Our fourth quarter business was supported by strong demand for our industry-leading 5-nanometer technology. Moving into first quarter 2022, we expect our business to be supported by HPC-related demand, continued recovery in the automotive segment, and a milder smartphone seasonality than in recent years.”

TSM stock is also seeing heavy trading on today’s earnings news. That has some 29 million shares of the stock changing hands as of this writing. For the record, the company’s daily average trading volume is roughly 9.1 million shares.

TSM stock is up 6.5% as of Thursday morning.

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