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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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Cash to Debt 1.17
UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. UMC: 1.17 )
UMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.17

1.17
6.04
Equity to Asset 0.70
UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. UMC: 0.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.7

0.66
0.85
Interest Coverage 14.66
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 279.11 vs. UMC: 14.66 )
UMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1310.7
Current: 14.66

0.08
1310.7
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
3.78%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.20
UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UMC: 7.20 )
UMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.18   Max: 41.12
Current: 7.2

-9.18
41.12
Net-margin (%) 7.93
UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. UMC: 7.93 )
UMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.05   Max: 43.92
Current: 7.93

-23.05
43.92
ROE (%) 5.25
UMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. UMC: 5.25 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 32.46
Current: 5.25

-10.6
32.46
ROA (%) 3.68
UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. UMC: 3.68 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.65   Max: 22.61
Current: 3.68

-8.65
22.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.97
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. UMC: 5.97 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.56   Max: 56.2
Current: 5.97

-4.56
56.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
UMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. UMC: 7.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 7.7

-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
UMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. UMC: 10.80 )
UMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.5   Max: 35.8
Current: 10.8

-34.5
35.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
UMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.30 vs. UMC: 2.80 )
UMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 32.6
Current: 2.8

-50
32.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

UMC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 24,272 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 sh (-40.51%)
Jim Simons 76,700 sh (-94.29%)
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Q2 2014

UMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,052,500 sh (+1272.23%)
John Burbank 32,520 sh (+33.98%)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,983,820 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

UMC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 2,076,789 sh (+97.32%)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q4 2014

UMC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 61,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,101,400 sh (+1.19%)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.90
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 56.30 vs. UMC: 16.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 351.09
Current: 16.9

3.3
351.09
Forward P/E 60.61
UMC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UMC: 60.61 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.20
UMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.40 vs. UMC: 16.20 )
UMC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.29   Max: 304.99
Current: 16.2

3.29
304.99
P/B 0.80
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. UMC: 0.80 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.33
Current: 0.8

0.01
6.33
P/S 1.40
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UMC: 1.40 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 10.52
Current: 1.4

0.05
10.52
PFCF 739.10
UMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 479.33 vs. UMC: 739.10 )
UMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 1013.2
Current: 739.1

2.29
1013.2
POCF 4.08
UMC's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.81 vs. UMC: 4.08 )
UMC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 12.79
Current: 4.08

1.38
12.79
EV-to-EBIT 18.15
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 45.40 vs. UMC: 18.15 )
UMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1101.4   Max: 437.7
Current: 18.15

-1101.4
437.7
PEG 2.89
UMC's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UMC: 2.89 )
UMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 10.6
Current: 2.89

0.06
10.6
Shiller P/E 10.00
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UMC: 10.00 )
UMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 24.75
Current: 10

4.95
24.75
Current Ratio 1.97
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. UMC: 1.97 )
UMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.29
Current: 1.97

1.61
5.29
Quick Ratio 1.66
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. UMC: 1.66 )
UMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 4.66
Current: 1.66

1.49
4.66
Days Inventory 48.47
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 90.89 vs. UMC: 48.47 )
UMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.26   Max: 49.74
Current: 48.47

36.26
49.74
Days Sales Outstanding 57.89
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 68.09 vs. UMC: 57.89 )
UMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.18   Max: 70.04
Current: 57.89

32.18
70.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.10
UMC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UMC: 0.10 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 10.34
Current: 0.1

2.21
10.34
Dividend Payout 0.01
UMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UMC: 0.01 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.01

0.21
1.37
Dividend growth (3y) -23.40
UMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. UMC: -23.40 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.5
Current: -23.4

0
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
UMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UMC: 0.10 )
UMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 10.34
Current: 0.1

2.21
10.34
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
UMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. UMC: 1.30 )
UMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.7   Max: -14.2
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.9

0.01
5.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
UMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UMC: 1.20 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.2

0.27
5.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.36
Current: 0.9

0.04
4.36
Price/Graham Number 0.80
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UMC: 0.80 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.45
Current: 0.8

0.6
2.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UMC: 5.40 )
UMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 32.1
Current: 5.4

0.2
32.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -12.50
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. UMC: -12.50 )
UMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.1   Max: 114.2
Current: -12.5

-26.1
114.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:2303.Taiwan, UMCB.Germany,
United Microelectronics Corp was incorporated in Republic of China in May 1980. The Company is a full service semiconductor wafer foundry, and provides a variety of services to satisfy customer needs. The Company 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 high growth, large volume 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. The Company's competitors in the foundry services market are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation and Globalfoundries Inc., as well as the foundry operation services of some integrated device manufacturers such as IBM, Samsung, Intel and Toshiba. Other competitors are DongbuAnam Semiconductor, Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., X-FAB Semiconductors Foundries AG and Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
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