1934 Act Registration No. 1-14700
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of July 2015
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
(Translation of Registrants Name Into English)
No. 8, Li-Hsin Rd. 6,
Hsinchu Science Park,
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|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.|
|Date: July 16, 2015||By|
|Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
TSMC Reports Second Quarter EPS of NT$3.06
Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., July 16, 2015 TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$205.44 billion, net income of NT$79.42 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$3.06 (US$0.50 per ADR unit) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.
Year-over-year, second quarter revenue increased 12.2% while net income and diluted EPS both increased 33.0%. Compared to first quarter 2015, second quarter results represent a 7.5% decrease in revenue, and a 0.5% increase in net income. All figures were prepared in accordance with TIFRS on a consolidated basis.
In US dollars, second quarter revenue decreased 5.4% from the previous quarter and increased 9.6% year-over-year.
Gross margin for the quarter was 48.5%, operating margin was 37.5%, and net profit margin was 38.7%.
Shipments of 20-nanometer process technology accounted for 20% of total wafer revenues. 28-nanometer accounted for 27% of total wafer revenues. Advanced technologies, defined as 28-nanometer and 20-nanometer technologies, accounted for 47% of total wafer revenues.
Due to customers cautious inventory management and a less favorable exchange rate, our second quarter business had declined but was within our expectation and guidance, said Lora Ho, SVP and Chief Financial Officer of TSMC. However, the end market recovery is not as strong as was expected earlier; customers continue to remain cautious in inventory management. Combining these factors with customers product transition, demand for TSMC wafers in the third quarter is expected to recover only modestly. Based on our current business outlook and exchange rate assumption of 1 US dollar to 31 NT dollars, management expects overall performance for third quarter 2015 to be as follows:
|||Revenue is expected to be between NT$207 billion and NT$210 billion;|
|||Gross profit margin is expected to be between 47% and 49%;|
|||Operating profit margin is expected to be between 36.5% and 38.5%.|
TSMCs 2015 second quarter consolidated results:
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|a:||2Q2015 figures have not been approved by Board of Directors|
|b:||Based on 25,930 million weighted average outstanding shares|
TSMC is the worlds largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industrys leading process technology and the foundrys largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Companys owned capacity in 2015 is expected to be above 9 million (12-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMCs wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC China. TSMC is the first foundry to provide both 20nm and 16nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.
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