TSMC Posts Higher Q1 Profit
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: TSM) reported a 65 percent rise in its net profit for the first quarter.
TSMC's quarterly net profit surged to 78.99 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$2.53 billion), versus a year-ago profit of NT$47.87 billion. Analysts were expecting a profit of T$77.8 billion.
Its revenue jumped 50 percent to NT$222.03 billion.
Gross margin was 49.3 percent for the quarter, while operating margin was 39.0 percent.
TSMC shares gained 1.42 percent to close at $23.51 yesterday.
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