TSMC Reports Third Quarter EPS of NT$6.03

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Oct. 14, 2021TSMC (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.

TSMC Reports Third Quarter EPS of NT$6.03

TSMC Spokesperson

Wendell Huang
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

TSMC Deputy Spokesperson

Nina Kao
Public Relations Division
Tel:886-3-5636688 Ext.7125036