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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 1.35
UMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. UMC: 1.35 )
UMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.35

Equity to Asset 0.71
UMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. UMC: 0.71 )
UMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.71

0.64
1.05
Interest Coverage 6.76
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1403.57 vs. UMC: 6.76 )
UMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 270.53
Current: 6.76

0.08
270.53
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.15
M-Score: -3.06
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 (%) 3.26
UMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. UMC: 3.26 )
UMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.18   Max: 41.12
Current: 3.26

-9.18
41.12
Net-margin (%) 10.18
UMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. UMC: 10.18 )
UMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.05   Max: 43.92
Current: 10.18

-23.05
43.92
ROE (%) 6.14
UMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. UMC: 6.14 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.09   Max: 24.37
Current: 6.14

-12.09
24.37
ROA (%) 4.29
UMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. UMC: 4.29 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.31   Max: 17.03
Current: 4.29

-10.31
17.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.48
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. UMC: 2.48 )
UMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.07   Max: 28.1
Current: 2.48

-5.07
28.1
Revenue Growth (%) -1.60
UMC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. UMC: -1.60 )
UMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 21.6
Current: -1.6

-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.50
UMC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. UMC: -2.50 )
UMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.5   Max: 35.8
Current: -2.5

-34.5
35.8
EPS Growth (%) -19.90
UMC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. UMC: -19.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 32.6
Current: -19.9

-50
32.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

UMC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 104,600 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 4,445,249 sh (+4937.17%)
Steven Cohen 597,167 sh (+2639.3%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,200,000 sh (-1.67%)
Jim Simons 1,827,569 sh (-52.2%)
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Q3 2013

UMC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 40,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 37,914 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,187,700 sh (-1.03%)
Jim Simons 1,163,674 sh (-36.33%)
Sarah Ketterer 768,149 sh (-82.72%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UMC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$1.97 - $2.15 $ 2.3515%24272
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out $1.94 - $2.15 $ 2.3516%0
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out $1.94 - $2.15 $ 2.3516%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.88 - $2.42 $ 2.3512%40000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.88 - $2.42 $ 2.3512%37914
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.40
UMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 85.70 vs. UMC: 27.40 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 208.09
Current: 27.4

3.3
208.09
P/B 0.90
UMC's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.54
Current: 0.9

0.01
5.54
P/S 1.50
UMC's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. UMC: 1.50 )
UMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 9.23
Current: 1.5

0.05
9.23
PFCF 24.50
UMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 698.00 vs. UMC: 24.50 )
UMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 1013.2
Current: 24.5

1.87
1013.2
EV-to-EBIT 38.51
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 50.61 vs. UMC: 38.51 )
UMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 1194.2
Current: 38.51

5.2
1194.2
PEG 6.10
UMC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 6.10 )
UMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 24.41
Current: 6.1

0.22
24.41
Shiller P/E 14.90
UMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 14.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.02   Max: 25.29
Current: 14.9

5.02
25.29
Current Ratio 1.97
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. UMC: 1.97 )
UMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.38
Current: 1.97

1.61
5.38
Quick Ratio 1.67
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UMC: 1.67 )
UMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 4.78
Current: 1.67

1.36
4.78

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
UMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. UMC: 0.80 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.8

0.01
5.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
UMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UMC: 1.00 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 49.24
Current: 1

0.01
49.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
UMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 5.68
Current: 0.9

0.04
5.68
Price/Graham Number 1.00
UMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. UMC: 1.00 )
UMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 8.63
Current: 1

0.01
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UMC: 2.60 )
UMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 19.3
Current: 2.6

0.1
19.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.73
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. UMC: -18.73 )
UMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.7   Max: 30.1
Current: -18.73

-17.7
30.1

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:2303.Taiwan, UMCB.Germany
United Microelectronics Corp., manufactures advanced process integrated circuits wafers & related electronic products. The Company's products includes consumer electronic ICs, memory ICs, personal computer peripheral ICs, & communication ICs.
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