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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.39
NYSE:UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. NYSE:UMC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:UMC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.6 Max: N/A
Current: 0.39
Equity to Asset 0.58
NYSE:UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. NYSE:UMC: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:UMC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.58
0.44
0.87
Interest Coverage 6.63
NYSE:UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.25 vs. NYSE:UMC: 6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:UMC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 16.93 Max: 1310.7
Current: 6.63
1.8
1310.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
8.01%
2.30%
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 (%) 4.04
NYSE:UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. NYSE:UMC: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.17  Med: 4.53 Max: 17.41
Current: 4.04
-2.17
17.41
Net-margin (%) 6.09
NYSE:UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. NYSE:UMC: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.05  Med: 9.12 Max: 29.12
Current: 6.09
-23.05
29.12
ROE (%) 3.93
NYSE:UMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NYSE:UMC: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 5.63 Max: 11.86
Current: 3.93
-10.6
11.86
ROA (%) 2.49
NYSE:UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NYSE:UMC: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.65  Med: 3.94 Max: 9.12
Current: 2.49
-8.65
9.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.61
NYSE:UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. NYSE:UMC: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.92  Med: 8.16 Max: 23.71
Current: 3.61
-16.92
23.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
NYSE:UMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NYSE:UMC: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 6.5 Max: 21.6
Current: 8.1
-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
NYSE:UMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NYSE:UMC: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: 6.1 Max: 35.8
Current: 12.2
-34.5
35.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 30.40
NYSE:UMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NYSE:UMC: 30.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:UMC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.8  Med: -0.2 Max: 32.7
Current: 30.4
-52.8
32.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

UMC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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UMC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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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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industry
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P/E(ttm) 17.07
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. UMC: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UMC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 16.53 Max: 192.32
Current: 17.07
6.01
192.32
Forward P/E 17.39
UMC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.86 vs. UMC: 17.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.07
UMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 21.31 vs. UMC: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UMC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 16.64 Max: 273.1
Current: 17.07
6.01
273.1
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 108.56
UMC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. UMC: 108.56 )
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: 14.49 Max: 302.73
Current: 108.56
4.42
302.73
P/B 0.64
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UMC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UMC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.39
Current: 0.64
0.48
1.39
P/S 1.08
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. UMC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UMC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.08
0.9
4.45
POCF 3.28
UMC's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. UMC: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UMC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.89 Max: 24.6
Current: 3.28
1.97
24.6
EV-to-EBIT 26.75
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. UMC: 26.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 15.3 Max: 487.4
Current: 26.75
-6.5
487.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.39
UMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
94% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. UMC: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.5 Max: 115.2
Current: 3.39
1.9
115.2
PEG 4.26
UMC's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. UMC: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UMC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.65 Max: 41.06
Current: 4.26
0.12
41.06
Shiller P/E 13.13
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 40.58 vs. UMC: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UMC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.73  Med: 14.34 Max: 21.55
Current: 13.13
10.73
21.55
Current Ratio 1.28
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. UMC: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UMC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.24 Max: 5.38
Current: 1.28
1.28
5.38
Quick Ratio 1.08
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. UMC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UMC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.94 Max: 4.78
Current: 1.08
1.07
4.78
Days Inventory 53.91
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.21 vs. UMC: 53.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UMC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.46  Med: 47.48 Max: 53.91
Current: 53.91
41.46
53.91
Days Sales Outstanding 56.76
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 63.29 vs. UMC: 56.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UMC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.18  Med: 49.24 Max: 65.57
Current: 56.76
32.18
65.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.93
UMC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. UMC: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UMC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 4.19 Max: 10.34
Current: 4.93
2.21
10.34
Dividend Payout 0.86
UMC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. UMC: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UMC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.46 Max: 7.94
Current: 0.86
0.59
7.94
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.20
UMC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 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 Max: 3.2
Current: 3.2
0
3.2
Forward Dividend Yield 4.93
UMC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. UMC: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.25
UMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. UMC: 4.25 )
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: 3.62 Max: 8.93
Current: 4.25
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 600 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 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: 0.3 Max: 9.3
Current: 0.6
-14.2
9.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.66
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. UMC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UMC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.9 Max: 3.86
Current: 0.66
0.53
3.86
Price/Projected FCF 2.61
UMC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. UMC: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UMC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.91 Max: 32.53
Current: 2.61
0.49
32.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UMC: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UMC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.26
Current: 0.71
0.64
4.26
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.91
UMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. UMC: 1.91 )
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: 0.88 Max: 5.41
Current: 1.91
0.16
5.41
Price/Graham Number 0.70
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. UMC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UMC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.71
Current: 0.7
0.53
2.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.73
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UMC: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 6 Max: 23.7
Current: 3.73
0.2
23.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.27
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. UMC: 2.27 )
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: -11.2  Med: 8.3 Max: 74
Current: 2.27
-11.2
74

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,447
EPS (TTM) $ 0.11
Beta0.68
Short Percentage of Float0.56%
52-Week Range $1.64 - 2.14
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,444.80

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.00 0.00
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.00 0.00
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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