TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$546.73 billion, net income of NT$211.00 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$8.14 (US$1.29 per ADR unit) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023. Year-over-year, third quarter revenue decreased 10.8% while net income and diluted EPS both decreased 24.9%. Compared to second quarter 2023, third quarter results represented a 13.7% increase in revenue and a 16.1% increase in net income. All figures were prepared in accordance with TIFRS on a consolidated basis.
In US dollars, third quarter revenue was $17.28 billion, which decreased 14.6% year-over-year and increased 10.2% from the previous quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 54.3%, operating margin was 41.7%, and net profit margin was 38.6%. In the third quarter, shipments of 3-nanometer accounted for 6% of total wafer revenue; 5-nanometer accounted for 37%; 7-nanometer accounted for 16%. Advanced technologies, defined as 7-nanometer and more advanced technologies, accounted for 59% of total wafer revenue.
“Our third quarter business was supported by the strong ramp of our industry-leading 3-nanometer technology and higher demand for 5-nanometer technologies, partially offset by customers’ ongoing inventory adjustment,” said Wendell Huang, VP and Chief Financial Officer of TSMC. “Moving into fourth quarter 2023, we expect our business to be supported by the continued strong ramp of our 3-nanomenter technology, partially offset by customers’ continued inventory adjustment.”
Based on the Company’s current business outlook, management expects the overall performance for fourth quarter 2023 to be as follows:
Revenue is expected to be between US$18.8 billion and US$19.6 billion;
And, based on the exchange rate assumption of 1 US dollar to 32 NT dollars.
Gross profit margin is expected to be between 51.5% and 53.5%;
Operating profit margin is expected to be between 39.5% and 41.5%.