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How to buy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM) is a Taiwanese semiconductor company, contract manufacturer and designer. It's also one of the world's largest semiconductor companies. TSMC primarily serves other semiconductor manufacturers without chip fabrication capabilities, such as NVIDIA and AMD, as well as consumer devices companies, such as Apple. TSMC has an international semiconductor production capacity exceeding 13 million wafers.

How to buy shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TSM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$83.65, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company stock price (NYSE:TSM)

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
52-week rangeUS$82.76 - US$143.868
50-day moving average US$92.0636
200-day moving average US$110.3077
Target priceUS$145.39
PE ratio 19.6542
Dividend yield US$11 (2.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.28

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share growth calculator


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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $83.65

1 week (2022-06-24) -2.64%
1 month (2022-06-01) -11.72%
6 months (2021-12-31) -30.47%
1 year (2021-07-01) -29.36%
2 years (2020-07-01) 47.22%
3 years (2019-07-01) 102.15%
5 years (2017-06-30) 139.27%

Is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's P/E ratio

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's PEG ratio

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9371. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's EBITDA

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1,150.5 billion (£947.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company financials

Revenue TTM US$1,716.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.19%
Gross profit TTM US$819.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.09%
Return on equity TTM 30.98%
Profit margin 38.44%
Book value 446.28
Market capitalisation US$436.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.6% of net profits

Recently Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has paid out, on average, around 33.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's case, that would currently equate to about $11 per share.

While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's most recent dividend payout was on 13 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares ever split?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares were split on a 1005:1000 basis on 15 July 2009. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1005 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares which in turn could have impacted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's share price.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$82.76 up to US$143.868. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSM.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's is 1.0557. This would suggest that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company overview

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited manufactures, packages, tests, and sells integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices in Taiwan, China, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, the United States, and internationally. It provides complementary metal oxide silicon wafer fabrication processes to manufacture logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency, and embedded memory semiconductors. The company also offers customer support, account management, and engineering services, as well as manufactures masks. Its products are used in mobile devices, high performance computing, automotive electronics, and internet of things markets. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

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