4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Taiwan Semiconductor

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, contract chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TSMC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

TSMC facts

Headquarters (founded) Hsinchu, Taiwan (1987)
Market Cap $74.7 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $14.8 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Dr. Morris Chang
CFO Lora Ho
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 27.5%
Cash/Debt $6.3 billion / $2.2 billion
Dividend Yield 2.8%
Competitors Semiconductor Manufacturing International
United Microelectronics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,406 members who have rated TSMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Unbridled, succinctly summed up the TSMC bull case for our community:

Unique company in that they are a manufacturer for many of the designers of these products. Good dividend and cash on their balance sheet. Good pricing power. A core holding within the tech space.

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