TPEX and Industrial Sub-Indices

The indices compiled by the Taipei Exchange include the Taipei Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TPEX), the Electronics Sub-Index, and other Industrial Sub-Indices.

This series of indices is calculated by using the common stocks currently traded on the TPEx as the constituents and the number of issued shares as the price weights. Any changes of the above shall be adjusted to the base value to maintain the continuity of the indices. The base value is not adjusted for cash dividends, except for Total Return Index. Therefore, a fall will be observed in the market value and index on ex-dividend dates for TPEx listed stocks.

1. Base and Constituents:

(1) TPEX:

1.Base: October 30, 1995 and the base index is set at 100 points.

2.Constituents: Common stocks of TPEx listed companies that are not managed stocks or Emerging Stocks and meet the listing time requirement.

(2) Electronics Sub-Index:

1.Base: May 31, 1996 and the base index is set at 100 points.

2.Constituents: Common stocks of TPEx listed companies that meet the listing time requirement and belong to any one of the sectors: semiconductor, computer and peripheral equipment, optoelectronic, communications and internet, electronic parts and components, electronic products distribution, information service, and other electronics.

(3) Sector indices:

Sector Base Base Point Profile
Iron and Steel October 30th, 1997 100 The TPEx follows the industry definitions under the Taipei Exchange Directions for Classifying and Adjusting the Industry Categories of TPEx Listed Companies. The constituents in the Industrial Sub-Indices are common stocks of TPEx listed companies that meet the listing time requirement and belong to respective sectors.
Textiles, Electric Machinery, Chemical, Building Materials and Construction, Shipping and Transportation May 29th, 1998
Tourism May 31st, 2001
Biotechnology and Medical Care, Semiconductors, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Optoelectronics, Communications and Internet, Electronic Parts/Components, Electronic Products Distribution, Information Service June 29th, 2007
Cultural and Creative January 3rd, 2014
Other Electronics, Other December 30th, 2016
Games December 30th, 2011 The constituents in the online games index are common stocks of TPEx listed companies that meet the listing time requirement and design/develop or publish online games.

2. Total return index:

The base value of the total return index will be adjusted on ex-dividend dates when listed companies distribute cash dividends. As a result the index will not fall due to ex-dividend and will reflect the returns including cash dividends.

Sector Base Base Point Launch Date
TPEX December 30th, 2005 133.34 January 2nd, 2006.
Iron and Steel, Textiles, Electric Machinery, Chemical, Building Materials and Construction, Shipping and Transportation, Tourism, Biotechnology and Medical Care, Semiconductors, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Optoelectronics, Communications and Internet, Electronic Parts/Components, Electronic Products Distribution, Information Service, Cultural and Creative ,Games December 31st, 2015 The base values are identical to the respective closing price indices on that day. October 31st, 2016.
Other Electronics, Other December 30th, 2016 100 May 8th,2017

3. Past Industrial Sub-Indices:

The TPEx made adjustments to the sector indices in response to sector reclassification for listed companies. Starting on July 2, 2007, the financial and insurance sector and the securities sector have been merged into the financial sector. The TPEx has stopped calculating the "financial and insurance index", the "securities index", and the "weighted index excluding financial stock issues". In addition, since most of the constituents of electrical equipment and cables index have transferred listing to TWSE, TPEx has stopped compiling this index on that day.

4.Index calculation and disclosure frequency:

This series of indices are calculated at the latest trading prices of the constituents and the real time indices are announced once every 5 seconds between 9:00 and 13:30 on every trading day, and the closing indices are only calculated once after closing. Total return index is only calculated once at the end of each trading day.