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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.89
UMC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. UMC: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UMC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.2 Max: 83.22
Current: 0.89
0.63
83.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
UMC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. UMC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
UMC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.55
0.53
0.87
Debt-to-Equity 0.40
UMC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
55% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. UMC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
UMC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.4
0
0.51
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.32
UMC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. UMC: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.32
0.03
1.68
Interest Coverage 2.81
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 57.83 vs. UMC: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UMC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77  Med: 15.45 Max: 1310.7
Current: 2.81
2.77
1310.7
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.55
Beneish M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
6.62%
3.48%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.99
UMC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. UMC: 4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UMC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.17  Med: 4.45 Max: 17.41
Current: 4.99
-2.17
17.41
Net Margin % 8.20
UMC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. UMC: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UMC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.05  Med: 7.21 Max: 18.9
Current: 8.2
-23.05
18.9
ROE % 5.82
UMC's ROE % is ranked lower than
57% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. UMC: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UMC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 4.8 Max: 11.04
Current: 5.82
-10.6
11.04
ROA % 3.20
UMC's ROA % is ranked lower than
56% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. UMC: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UMC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.65  Med: 3.09 Max: 8.94
Current: 3.2
-8.65
8.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.04
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. UMC: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
UMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.98  Med: 5.69 Max: 22.85
Current: 5.04
-16.98
22.85
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.70
UMC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. UMC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
UMC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 5.95 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.7
-10.2
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.30
UMC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. UMC: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
UMC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.2  Med: 3.9 Max: 35.8
Current: 3.3
-28.2
35.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -5.50
UMC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. UMC: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
UMC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -15.6 Max: 32.7
Current: -5.5
0
32.7
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors  
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Traded in other countries:UMCB.Germany, 2303.Taiwan,
Headquarter Location:Taiwan
United Microelectronics Corp manufactures integrated circuits wafers and related electronic products. It is also engaged in developing, manufacturing and providing solar energy and new generation light-emitting diode.

Taiwan-based United Microelectronics, the world's second- largest foundry in terms of market share, went public as an American depositary receipt in the United States in 2000. The firm manufactures semiconductors for chipmakers such as AMD and Xilinx. However, the company has consistently lagged Taiwan Semiconductor in terms of market share and operating efficiency. UMC also holds several types of investments in other tech firms, which have provided it with incremental income in recent years.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.91
UMC's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. UMC: 13.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UMC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 16.8 Max: 60.67
Current: 13.91
6.01
60.67
Forward PE Ratio 15.46
UMC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. UMC: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.91
UMC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.06 vs. UMC: 13.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UMC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.02  Med: 16.8 Max: 60.67
Current: 13.91
6.02
60.67
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 25.09
UMC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
68% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.26 vs. UMC: 25.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
UMC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 18.95 Max: 3300
Current: 25.09
4.42
3300
PB Ratio 0.77
UMC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UMC: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UMC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.77
0.48
1.24
PS Ratio 1.14
UMC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. UMC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UMC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.14
0.9
2.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.46
UMC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. UMC: 9.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UMC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 18.53 Max: 640
Current: 9.46
2.63
640
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.67
UMC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. UMC: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UMC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.84 Max: 24.6
Current: 3.67
1.96
24.6
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. UMC: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: 12.85 Max: 94.8
Current: 15.18
-14.7
94.8
EV-to-EBITDA 2.63
UMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
92% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.43 vs. UMC: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: 3.3 Max: 40
Current: 2.63
-14.7
40
EV-to-Revenue 1.12
UMC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
54% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. UMC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
UMC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.3 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.12
0.6
2.5
PEG Ratio 2.17
UMC's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. UMC: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UMC' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.79 Max: 41.06
Current: 2.17
0.12
41.06
Shiller PE Ratio 19.74
UMC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 38.89 vs. UMC: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UMC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.66  Med: 15.21 Max: 27.84
Current: 19.74
10.66
27.84
Current Ratio 2.32
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UMC: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UMC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.14 Max: 5.38
Current: 2.32
1.28
5.38
Quick Ratio 2.02
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. UMC: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UMC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.85 Max: 4.78
Current: 2.02
1.07
4.78
Days Inventory 49.89
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 80.81 vs. UMC: 49.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UMC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.46  Med: 49.21 Max: 53.81
Current: 49.89
41.46
53.81
Days Sales Outstanding 64.73
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 64.56 vs. UMC: 64.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UMC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.18  Med: 51.11 Max: 65.57
Current: 64.73
32.18
65.57
Days Payable 21.38
UMC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 54.95 vs. UMC: 21.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UMC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.25  Med: 21.06 Max: 80.1
Current: 21.38
11.25
80.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.55
UMC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
83% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. UMC: 5.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UMC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.44 Max: 10.34
Current: 5.55
2.68
10.34
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.52
UMC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UMC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UMC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.52
0.27
1.38
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.38
UMC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UMC: 5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.50
UMC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
75% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. UMC: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
UMC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 5.2 Max: 12.1
Current: 6.5
3.14
12.1
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.80
UMC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. UMC: 0.80 )
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: 0.8
-14.2
9.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.77
UMC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UMC: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
UMC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.86
Current: 0.77
0.52
3.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.37
UMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. UMC: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UMC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.04 Max: 31.95
Current: 1.37
0.48
31.95
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.30
UMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
64% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. UMC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
UMC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 1.75 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.3
1.67
1.77
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.85
UMC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UMC: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UMC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.27 Max: 4.64
Current: 0.85
0.7
4.64
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.69
UMC's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. UMC: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
UMC' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.68
Current: 0.69
0.52
2.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.59
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. UMC: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.2  Med: 5 Max: 23.7
Current: 6.59
-79.2
23.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.77
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. UMC: 2.77 )
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: -6  Med: 9.1 Max: 30.9
Current: 2.77
-6
30.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,049.63
EPS (TTM) $ 0.16
Beta0.25
Volatility15.21%
52-Week Range $2.10 - 3.14
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,401.65 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,040 5,119 5,187
EBIT (Mil $) 238 284 324
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,955 1,952 1,968
EPS ($) 0.14 0.13 0.13
EPS without NRI ($) 0.14 0.13 0.13
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.12 0.12 0.06

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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