TSMC Announces Strong Q1 Earnings, Reports $1.38 Earnings Per Share

April 18, 2024

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 18, 2024 — TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$592.64 billion, net income of NT$225.49 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$8.70 (US$1.38 per ADR unit) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

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Year-over-year, first quarter revenue increased 16.5% while net income and diluted EPS both increased 8.9%. Compared to fourth quarter 2023, first quarter results represented a 5.3% decrease in revenue and a 5.5% decrease in net income. All figures were prepared in accordance with TIFRS on a consolidated basis.

In US dollars, first quarter revenue was $18.87 billion, which increased 12.9% year-over-year but decreased 3.8% from the previous quarter.

Gross margin for the quarter was 53.1%, operating margin was 42.0%, and net profit margin was 38.0%.

In the first quarter, shipments of 3-nanometer accounted for 9% of total wafer revenue; 5-nanometer accounted for 37%; 7-nanometer accounted for 19%. Advanced technologies, defined as 7-nanometer and more advanced technologies, accounted for 65% of total wafer revenue.

“Our business in the first quarter was impacted by smartphone seasonality, partially offset by continued HPC-related demand,” said Wendell Huang, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of TSMC. “Moving into second quarter 2024, we expect our business to be supported by strong demand for our industry-leading 3nm and 5nm technologies, partially offset by continued smartphone seasonality.”

Based on the Company’s current business outlook, management expects the overall performance for second quarter 2024 to be as follows:

  • Revenue is expected to be between US$19.6 billion and US$20.4 billion

And, based on the exchange rate assumption of 1 US dollar to 32.3 NT dollars,

  • Gross profit margin is expected to be between 51% and 53%
  • Operating profit margin is expected to be between 40% and 42%

 

About TSMC

TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) created the semiconductor Dedicated IC Foundry business model when it was founded in 1987. TSMC serves hundreds of customers and manufactured more than 12,302 products for various applications covering a variety of end markets including smartphones, high performance computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and digital consumer electronics.


Source: TSMC

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