TSMC Reports Third Quarter EPS of NT$6.03
Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Oct. 14, 2021 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced consolidated revenue of NT$414.67 billion, net income of NT$156.26 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$6.03 (US$1.08 per ADR unit) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Year-over-year, third quarter revenue increased 16.3% while net income and diluted EPS both increased 13.8%. Compared to second quarter 2021, third quarter results represented a 11.4% increase in revenue and a 16.3% increase in net income. All figures were prepared in accordance with TIFRS on a consolidated basis.
In US dollars, third quarter revenue was $14.88 billion, which increased 22.6% year-over-year and increased 12.0% from the previous quarter.
Gross margin for the quarter was 51.3%, operating margin was 41.2%, and net profit margin was 37.7%.
In the third quarter, shipments of 5-nanometer accounted for 18% of total wafer revenue; 7-nanometer accounted for 34%. Advanced technologies, defined as 7-nanometer and more advanced technologies, accounted for 52% of total wafer revenue.
“Our third quarter business was mainly supported by strong demand across all four growth platforms, which are smartphone, HPC, IoT and Automotive-related applications,” said Wendell Huang, VP and Chief Financial Officer of TSMC. “Moving into fourth quarter 2021, we expect our business to be supported by strong demand for our industry-leading 5nm technology.”
Based on the Company’s current business outlook, management expects the overall performance for fourth quarter 2021 to be as follows:
- Revenue is expected to be between US$15.4 billion and US$15.7 billion;
And, based on the exchange rate assumption of 1 US dollar to 28.0 NT dollars,
- Gross profit margin is expected to be between 51% and 53%;
- Operating profit margin is expected to be between 39% and 41%.
The above guidance includes expenses related to TSMC’s donation of vaccines, which impacts operating margin by approximately one percentage point in the fourth quarter.