| Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing manufactures semiconductors using its manufacturing processes for its customers based on proprietary integrated circuit designs provided by them. Co. provides a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency, embedded memory, bipolar complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor, (which uses CMOS transistors in conjunction with bipolar junction transistor) mixed-signal and others. Co. has only one segment, the foundry segment, which engages in the manufacturing, sales, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and the manufacturing of masks. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of TSM's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of TSM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like TSM versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
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