Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYS: TSM) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 19. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing's revenues will improve 11.3% and EPS will increase 12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing booked revenue of $3.57 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.58 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q1 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.05 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 47.7%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.6%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 31.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.63 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.05.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,354 members out of 1,399 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 298 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 292 give Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is hold, with an average price target of $14.80.
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