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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.30
UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UMC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.24 Max: N/A
Current: 1.3
Equity to Asset 0.70
UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. UMC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.7
0.44
0.87
Interest Coverage 14.66
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1005.95 vs. UMC: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 14.66 Max: 1310.7
Current: 14.66
0.08
1310.7
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.10
M-Score: -3.11
WACC vs ROIC
8.79%
5.10%
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 (%) 9.07
UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. UMC: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.18  Med: 4.53 Max: 41.12
Current: 9.07
-9.18
41.12
Net-margin (%) 9.53
UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. UMC: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.05  Med: 9.78 Max: 43.92
Current: 9.53
-23.05
43.92
ROE (%) 6.45
UMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. UMC: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.6  Med: 5.27 Max: 32.46
Current: 6.45
-10.6
32.46
ROA (%) 4.52
UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. UMC: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.65  Med: 3.78 Max: 22.61
Current: 4.52
-8.65
22.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.14
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. UMC: 10.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.92  Med: 8.47 Max: 64.66
Current: 10.14
-16.92
64.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
UMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. UMC: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2  Med: 6.20 Max: 21.6
Current: 7.7
-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
UMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. UMC: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.5  Med: 4.50 Max: 35.8
Current: 10.8
-34.5
35.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
UMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. UMC: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50  Med: -10.25 Max: 32.6
Current: 2.8
-50
32.6
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

UMC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 2,526,900 sh (+20.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 73,300 sh (+19.77%)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.91
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. UMC: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 14.75 Max: 351.09
Current: 11.91
3.3
351.09
Forward P/E 54.05
UMC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. UMC: 54.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.20
UMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. UMC: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UMC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.29  Med: 14.74 Max: 304.99
Current: 12.2
3.29
304.99
P/B 0.74
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. UMC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.86 Max: 5.54
Current: 0.74
0.01
5.54
P/S 1.10
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. UMC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.43 Max: 9.23
Current: 1.1
0.05
9.23
PFCF 76.37
UMC's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. UMC: 76.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 34.78 Max: 800
Current: 76.37
1.87
800
POCF 3.01
UMC's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. UMC: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UMC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.21 Max: 21.78
Current: 3.01
1.2
21.78
EV-to-EBIT 8.98
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. UMC: 8.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1101.4  Med: 27.60 Max: 1194.2
Current: 8.98
-1101.4
1194.2
PEG 2.14
UMC's PEG is ranked lower than
57% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. UMC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.35 Max: 11.8
Current: 2.14
0.06
11.8
Shiller P/E 7.89
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 29.69 vs. UMC: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.02  Med: 11.25 Max: 25.29
Current: 7.89
5.02
25.29
Current Ratio 2.27
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. UMC: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.38
Current: 2.27
1.61
5.38
Quick Ratio 1.92
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. UMC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.00 Max: 4.78
Current: 1.92
1.36
4.78
Days Inventory 48.37
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.53 vs. UMC: 48.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.26  Med: 44.47 Max: 49.74
Current: 48.37
36.26
49.74
Days Sales Outstanding 51.40
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. UMC: 51.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.18  Med: 52.83 Max: 70.04
Current: 51.4
32.18
70.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.08
UMC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. UMC: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.76 Max: 10.34
Current: 0.08
2.21
10.34
Dividend Payout 0.01
UMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. UMC: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.79 Max: 7.72
Current: 0.01
0.59
7.72
Dividend growth (3y) -23.40
UMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
66% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. UMC: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.5
Current: -23.4
0
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.08
UMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UMC: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.76 Max: 10.34
Current: 0.08
2.21
10.34
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
UMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. UMC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.7  Med: -0.20 Max: -14.2
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 29.14
UMC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. UMC: 29.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.59  Med: 12.58 Max: 617.5
Current: 29.14
2.59
617.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.74
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UMC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.91 Max: 5.31
Current: 0.74
0.01
5.31
Price/Projected FCF 1.00
UMC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. UMC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.86 Max: 53.05
Current: 1
0.02
53.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UMC: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.24 Max: 6.02
Current: 0.73
0.04
6.02
Price/Graham Number 0.63
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. UMC: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.84 Max: 8.63
Current: 0.63
0.01
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.39
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UMC: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.80 Max: 33.8
Current: 11.39
0.1
33.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.62
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UMC: -1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.8  Med: 6.90 Max: 109.9
Current: -1.62
-25.8
109.9

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. 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.
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