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Is Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (TSM) Destined for Greatness?

As the largest chip foundry, Taiwan Semi has the size to maintain reliable profitability, where fabless chip makers tend to vacillate between red and black ink. If Apple continues to shift production to Taiwan Semi and away from Samsung, Taiwan Semi will have a massive new customer that can singlehandedly boost its bottom line — provided that the world doesn’t fall out of love with iStuff, that is.

Putting the pieces together

Today, Taiwan Semiconductor has some of the qualities that make up a great stock, but no stock is truly perfect. Digging deeper can help you uncover the answers you need to make a great buy — or to stay away from a stock that’s going nowhere.

The article Is Taiwan Semiconductor Destined for Greatness? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Alex Planes.

Fool contributor Alex Planes has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple.

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