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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 1.14
UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. UMC: 1.14 )
UMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.14

Equity to Asset 0.69
UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. UMC: 0.69 )
UMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.69

0.64
1.05
Interest Coverage 6.76
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. UMC: 6.76 )
UMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1310.7
Current: 6.76

0.08
1310.7
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.07
M-Score: -2.94
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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Operating margin (%) 4.89
UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. UMC: 4.89 )
UMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.18   Max: 41.12
Current: 4.89

-9.18
41.12
Net-margin (%) 6.73
UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. UMC: 6.73 )
UMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.05   Max: 43.92
Current: 6.73

-23.05
43.92
ROE (%) 4.25
UMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. UMC: 4.25 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.61   Max: 32.46
Current: 4.25

-10.61
32.46
ROA (%) 2.95
UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. UMC: 2.95 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.66   Max: 22.61
Current: 2.95

-8.66
22.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.91
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. UMC: 3.91 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.56   Max: 56.2
Current: 3.91

-4.56
56.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.60
UMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. UMC: -1.60 )
UMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 21.6
Current: -1.6

-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
UMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. UMC: -2.50 )
UMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 36.5
Current: -2.5

-34.8
36.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.90
UMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. UMC: -19.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 32.6
Current: -19.9

-50
32.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

UMC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,343,389 sh (+15.44%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 202,149 sh (-73.68%)
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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%)
Steven Cohen 1,983,820 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 120,249 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UMC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out $2.01 - $2.58 $ 2.230%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Add 33.98%$2.05 - $2.45 $ 2.230%32520
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$1.97 - $2.15 $ 2.239%24272
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out $1.94 - $2.15 $ 2.2310%0
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out $1.94 - $2.15 $ 2.2310%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.88 - $2.42 $ 2.237%37914
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.88 - $2.42 $ 2.237%40000
Third Avenue Management 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0024%$1.85 - $2.35 $ 2.236%0
Third Avenue Management 2011-09-30 Reduce -36.9%$1.79 - $2.55 $ 2.236%48905
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.70
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 62.20 vs. UMC: 20.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 351.09
Current: 20.7

3.3
351.09
P/B 0.84
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. UMC: 0.84 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.54
Current: 0.84

0.01
5.54
P/S 1.38
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UMC: 1.38 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 9.23
Current: 1.38

0.05
9.23
PFCF 45.97
UMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 84.39 vs. UMC: 45.97 )
UMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 1480
Current: 45.97

1.87
1480
EV-to-EBIT 26.70
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 36.66 vs. UMC: 26.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -457.2   Max: 1194.2
Current: 26.7

-457.2
1194.2
PEG 4.28
UMC's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 4.28 )
UMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 18.05
Current: 4.28

0.19
18.05
Shiller P/E 13.78
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 13.78 )
UMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 25.06
Current: 13.78

5.06
25.06
Current Ratio 1.98
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. UMC: 1.98 )
UMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.38
Current: 1.98

1.61
5.38
Quick Ratio 1.70
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. UMC: 1.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 4.78
Current: 1.7

1.36
4.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.05
UMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
98% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UMC: 0.05 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 8.27
Current: 0.05

2.02
8.27
Dividend Payout 0.42
UMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 0.42 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 6.17
Current: 0.42

0.03
6.17
Dividend growth (3y) -6.70
UMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UMC: -6.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -6.7
Current: -6.7

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
UMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. UMC: 0.10 )
UMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 8.27
Current: 0.1

2.02
8.27
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
UMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. UMC: -1.00 )
UMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.7   Max: -14.2
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.86
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. UMC: 0.86 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.86

0.01
5.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.95
UMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 0.95 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 38.83
Current: 0.95

0.01
38.83
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. UMC: 0.94 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 5.85
Current: 0.94

0.04
5.85
Price/Graham Number 0.90
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 8.63
Current: 0.9

0.01
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. UMC: 3.70 )
UMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 23.7
Current: 3.7

0.1
23.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -25.24
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. UMC: -25.24 )
UMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 18.9
Current: -25.24

-25.6
18.9

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, 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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