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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company: An Undervalued Market Leader With A Multi-Year Growth Runway (NYSE:TSM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company: An Undervalued Market Leader With A Multi-Year Growth Runway (NYSE:TSM)

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) is the world’s first and largest dedicated semiconductor foundry. It is also the lead player with a market share estimate of between 51.5% and 53.9%. In distant second place is Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) (OTC:SSNNF), with an estimated 17.4% to 18.8% share of the market. What makes TSMC unique is that it has managed to stay ahead of the pack since it was founded in 1987, and it continues to invest heavily in advanced wafer technologies and processes to maintain its lead and strengthen its position in a growing segment.

Source: Statista

How Big is the Foundry Market and How Fast is TMSC Growing?

The global semiconductor foundry market is projected to grow from around $42 billion in 2019 to over $62 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.75%.

By comparison, TSMC grew its Q2-20 revenue by 28.9% and H1-20 revenue by 35.2%, both over their prior periods in terms of NT$ (New Taiwan dollars.) Although there was a prolonged decline until Q1-19 in quarterly YoY revenue growth, positive growth returned in Q2-19 and double-digit YoY revenue growth has been reported since Q3-19 in NT$ terms. It’s clear that TSMC is outperforming the overall market by a significant margin in recent quarters, specifically in H1-20.

Source: AnandTech

As of H1-20, TSMC had the highest EUV or Extreme Ultraviolet installed base at 50%, as well as 60% of global wafer capacity, which shows its dominance of the semiconductor foundry market.

Short-term Growth Indicators

H2-20 is also shaping up to be a period of strong revenue growth, and there are a couple of reasons for this:

First of all, Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has tapped TSMC’s entire 5nm capacity for its A14 Bionic chip in the upcoming iPhone 12 and other devices, in addition to future

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Taiwan Stock Market Has Solid Lead For Thursday’s Trade

Taiwan Stock Market Has Solid Lead For Thursday’s Trade

(RTTNews) – The Taiwan stock market had moved higher in six straight sessions, surging more than 500 points or 4 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 12,750-point plateau and it’s expected to open in the green again on Thursday.

The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests a higher open on renewed stimulus hopes, although some of the overbought bourses may see profit taking as the day progresses. The European markets were mixed and the U.S. bourses were firmly higher and the Asian markets figure to split the difference.

The TSE finished modestly higher on Wednesday as gains from the technology stocks were limited by weakness from the financials and cement companies.

For the day, the index added 42.14 points or 0.33 percent to finish at 12,746.37 after trading between 12,619.81 and 12,774.36.

Among the actives, Cathay Financial eased 0.13 percent, while CTBC Financial sank 1.08 percent, Fubon Financial dropped 0.84 percent, First Financial slid 0.72 percent, E Sun Financial fell 0.58 percent, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company added 0.80 percent, United Microelectronics Corporation soared 4.06 percent, Hon Hai Precision shed 0.51 percent, Catcher Technology climbed 1.13 percent, MediaTek surged 5.20 percent, Formosa Plastic lost 0.49 percent, Asia Cement retreated 1.44 percent, Taiwan Cement was down 0.60 percent and Largan Precision and Mega Financial were unchanged.

The lead from Wall Street is broadly positive as stocks opened higher on Monday and stayed that way throughout the session, offsetting losses from the previous day.

The Dow spiked 530.70 points or 1.91 percent to finish at 28,303.46, while the NASDAQ jumped 210.00 points or 1.88 percent to end at 11,364.60 and the S&P 500 rallied 58.49 points or 1.74 percent to close at 3,419.44.

The rebound on Wall Street comes after President Donald Trump indicated he

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