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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.08
UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. UMC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UMC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.66 Max: N/A
Current: 1.08
Equity to Asset 0.66
UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. UMC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UMC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.66
0.44
0.87
Interest Coverage 13.00
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 29.28 vs. UMC: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UMC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.76  Med: 13.52 Max: 1310.7
Current: 13
6.76
1310.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.69
M-Score: -3.10
WACC vs ROIC
7.68%
2.88%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.75
UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. UMC: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UMC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 4.53 Max: 17.41
Current: 4.75
0.9
17.41
Net-margin (%) 6.70
UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. UMC: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UMC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.05  Med: 9.12 Max: 29.12
Current: 6.7
-23.05
29.12
ROE (%) 4.24
UMC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. UMC: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UMC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.61  Med: 5.65 Max: 11.86
Current: 4.24
-10.61
11.86
ROA (%) 2.85
UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. UMC: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UMC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.66  Med: 3.95 Max: 9.12
Current: 2.85
-8.66
9.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.43
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. UMC: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.01  Med: 8.16 Max: 23.71
Current: 5.43
-17.01
23.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
UMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UMC: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 6.25 Max: 21.6
Current: 8.6
-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
UMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. UMC: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.8  Med: 6.45 Max: 36.5
Current: 11.3
-34.8
36.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.10
UMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. UMC: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.8  Med: -0.20 Max: 32.7
Current: 20.1
-49.8
32.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

UMC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jeremy Grantham 232,100 sh (+216.64%)
Sarah Ketterer 286,149 sh (+137.96%)
Jim Simons 3,099,800 sh (+22.67%)
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Q3 2015

UMC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 540,700 sh (+132.96%)
Jim Simons 3,812,100 sh (+22.98%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
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Q4 2015

UMC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,645,400 sh (+204.31%)
Jim Simons 4,648,486 sh (+21.94%)
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Q1 2016

UMC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 5,463,900 sh (+17.54%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,685,000 sh (+2.41%)
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:TPE:2311, SHSE:600703, NAS:QRVO, LSE:0INB, TPE:2325 » details
Traded in other countries:UMCB.Germany, 2303.Taiwan,
United Microelectronics Corp manufactures process integrated circuits wafers & related electronic products. The Company is also engaged in developing, manufacturing, and providing solar energy and new generation light-emitting diode.

United Microelectronics Corp was incorporated in Republic of China in May 1980. The Company is a full service semiconductor wafer foundry. It has two segments: wafer fabrication and new business. The main operating activity of the wafer fabrication segment is the manufacture of chips to the design specifications of its customers by using its own proprietary processes and techniques. The Company maintains a diversified customer base across industries, including communication, consumer electronics, computer, memory and others, while continuing to focus on manufacturing for applications, including networking, telecommunications, internet, multimedia, PCs and graphics. The New business segment mainly includes researching, developing, manufacturing, and providing solar energy and new generation light-emitting diode. Its customers include integrated device manufacturers, such as Texas Instruments, Intel Mobile and STMicroelectronics, and fabless design companies, such as Xilinx, Broadcom, MediaTek, Realtek and Novatek.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.64
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. UMC: 16.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UMC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 15.18 Max: 351.05
Current: 16.64
3.3
351.05
Forward P/E 20.12
UMC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. UMC: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.88
UMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.43 vs. UMC: 16.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UMC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.33  Med: 15.26 Max: 59.2
Current: 16.88
3.33
59.2
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 12.87
UMC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.61 vs. UMC: 12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
UMC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 13.61 Max: 555
Current: 12.87
4.42
555
P/B 0.67
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. UMC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UMC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.85 Max: 13.47
Current: 0.67
0.48
13.47
P/S 1.13
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. UMC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UMC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.45 Max: 6.12
Current: 1.13
0.19
6.12
POCF 2.93
UMC's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.92 vs. UMC: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UMC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.82 Max: 24.6
Current: 2.93
1.2
24.6
EV-to-EBIT 15.07
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. UMC: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.2  Med: 15.30 Max: 1001
Current: 15.07
-15.2
1001
EV-to-EBITDA 2.60
UMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. UMC: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7  Med: 3.55 Max: 1001
Current: 2.6
-8.7
1001
PEG 4.45
UMC's PEG is ranked lower than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. UMC: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UMC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.02 Max: 40.72
Current: 4.45
0.07
40.72
Shiller P/E 9.68
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 39.51 vs. UMC: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UMC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 9.96 Max: 14.72
Current: 9.68
7.54
14.72
Current Ratio 2.45
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. UMC: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UMC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.38
Current: 2.45
1.61
5.38
Quick Ratio 2.07
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UMC: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UMC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.00 Max: 4.78
Current: 2.07
1.36
4.78
Days Inventory 52.36
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 80.01 vs. UMC: 52.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UMC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.46  Med: 47.51 Max: 53.08
Current: 52.36
41.46
53.08
Days Sales Outstanding 49.87
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 59.18 vs. UMC: 49.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UMC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.15  Med: 49.24 Max: 65.57
Current: 49.87
32.15
65.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.48
UMC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. UMC: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UMC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 4.07 Max: 10.34
Current: 4.48
2.21
10.34
Dividend Payout 0.74
UMC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. UMC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UMC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 3.17 Max: 7.94
Current: 0.74
0.59
7.94
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.20
UMC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. UMC: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
UMC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 3.2
Current: 3.2
0
3.2
Forward Dividend Yield 4.48
UMC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. UMC: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.87
UMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. UMC: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UMC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 3.51 Max: 8.93
Current: 3.87
1.91
8.93
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
UMC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. UMC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UMC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.2  Med: 0.30 Max: 9.3
Current: 0.6
-14.2
9.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.68
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UMC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UMC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.90 Max: 13.47
Current: 0.68
0.53
13.47
Price/Projected FCF 1.24
UMC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. UMC: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UMC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.87 Max: 32.53
Current: 1.24
0.02
32.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. UMC: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UMC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.31 Max: 4.34
Current: 0.78
0.14
4.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.82
UMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UMC: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UMC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.89 Max: 5.41
Current: 2.82
0.16
5.41
Price/Graham Number 0.71
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. UMC: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UMC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.77 Max: 4.91
Current: 0.71
0.43
4.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.60
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UMC: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.00 Max: 109.2
Current: 6.6
0.1
109.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.63
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. UMC: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UMC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: 2.90 Max: 135.5
Current: 2.63
-24.2
135.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,399
EPS (TTM) $ 0.11
Beta0.78
Short Percentage of Float0.59%
52-Week Range $1.42 - 2.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,484.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.00
EPS without NRI ($) 0.00
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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