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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 0.46
UMC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. UMC: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UMC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.5 Max: 83.22
Current: 0.46
0.39
83.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
UMC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 852 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: 0.44  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.55
0.44
0.87
Debt-to-Equity 0.35
UMC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
51% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. UMC: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
UMC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.35
0
0.46
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.21
UMC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. UMC: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.21
0.03
1.4
Interest Coverage 3.45
UMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.34 vs. UMC: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UMC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 16.93 Max: 1310.7
Current: 3.45
1.8
1310.7
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.40
Beneish M-Score: -3.26
WACC vs ROIC
7.75%
2.50%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.49
UMC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
55% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. UMC: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UMC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.17  Med: 4.32 Max: 17.41
Current: 4.49
-2.17
17.41
Net Margin % 6.74
UMC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. UMC: 6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UMC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.05  Med: 8.51 Max: 18.9
Current: 6.74
-23.05
18.9
ROE % 4.75
UMC's ROE % is ranked lower than
55% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. UMC: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UMC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 5.14 Max: 11.04
Current: 4.75
-10.6
11.04
ROA % 2.70
UMC's ROA % is ranked lower than
53% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. UMC: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UMC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.65  Med: 3.74 Max: 8.94
Current: 2.7
-8.65
8.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.48
UMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.68 vs. UMC: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
UMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.92  Med: 7.45 Max: 22.85
Current: 3.48
-16.92
22.85
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.60
UMC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. UMC: 5.60 )
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: 6.2 Max: 21.6
Current: 5.6
-10.2
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.30
UMC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. UMC: 2.30 )
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: -34.5  Med: 4.5 Max: 35.8
Current: 2.3
-34.5
35.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -11.30
UMC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UMC: -11.30 )
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: -52.8  Med: -5.75 Max: 32.7
Current: -11.3
-52.8
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 19.36
UMC's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 22.64 vs. UMC: 19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UMC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 15.97 Max: 60.67
Current: 19.36
6.01
60.67
Forward PE Ratio 27.86
UMC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. UMC: 27.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 19.36
UMC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
60% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. UMC: 19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UMC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 16.14 Max: 72.8
Current: 19.36
6.01
72.8
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.66
UMC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
67% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 22.39 vs. UMC: 16.66 )
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: 14.9 Max: 302.73
Current: 16.66
4.42
302.73
PB Ratio 0.92
UMC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. UMC: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UMC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.92
0.48
1.35
PS Ratio 1.35
UMC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. UMC: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UMC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.4 Max: 3.52
Current: 1.35
0.9
3.52
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.56
UMC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
95% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. UMC: 3.56 )
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: 3.81 Max: 24.6
Current: 3.56
1.96
24.6
EV-to-EBIT 29.31
UMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. UMC: 29.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 16.1 Max: 487.4
Current: 29.31
-6.5
487.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.89
UMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
93% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 12.96 vs. UMC: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.4 Max: 115.2
Current: 3.89
1.9
115.2
EV-to-Revenue 1.55
UMC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
57% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UMC: 1.55 )
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: 3.6
Current: 1.55
0.6
3.6
PEG Ratio 2.46
UMC's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UMC: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UMC' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.01 Max: 41.06
Current: 2.46
0.12
41.06
Shiller PE Ratio 23.66
UMC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 44.35 vs. UMC: 23.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UMC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.66  Med: 14.63 Max: 25
Current: 23.66
10.66
25
Current Ratio 1.37
UMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. UMC: 1.37 )
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: 1.37
1.28
5.38
Quick Ratio 1.18
UMC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. UMC: 1.18 )
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: 1.18
1.07
4.78
Days Inventory 51.20
UMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 79.77 vs. UMC: 51.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UMC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.46  Med: 48.95 Max: 53.81
Current: 51.2
41.46
53.81
Days Sales Outstanding 53.02
UMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 64.24 vs. UMC: 53.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UMC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.18  Med: 50.33 Max: 65.57
Current: 53.02
32.18
65.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.20
UMC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
77% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. UMC: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UMC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.47 Max: 10.34
Current: 3.2
1.9
10.34
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.73
UMC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. UMC: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UMC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.73
0.27
1.38
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 11.60
UMC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. UMC: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
UMC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 75.5
Current: 11.6
0
75.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.19
UMC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
75% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UMC: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.12
UMC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
55% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. UMC: 2.12 )
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: 1.26  Med: 2.96 Max: 6.85
Current: 2.12
1.26
6.85
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.70
UMC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. UMC: 0.70 )
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: 0.7
-14.2
9.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.94
UMC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. UMC: 0.94 )
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: 0.94
0.52
3.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.62
UMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. UMC: 3.62 )
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: 0.96 Max: 31.95
Current: 3.62
0.48
31.95
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.97
UMC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. UMC: 0.97 )
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: 0.68  Med: 1.38 Max: 4.54
Current: 0.97
0.68
4.54
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.45
UMC's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. UMC: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
UMC' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.92 Max: 5.46
Current: 2.45
0.16
5.46
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.90
UMC's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. UMC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
UMC' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.71
Current: 0.9
0.53
2.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.41
UMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. UMC: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2  Med: 4.7 Max: 23.7
Current: 3.41
-47.2
23.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.22
UMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. UMC: 3.22 )
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: 74
Current: 3.22
-6
74

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,871.67
EPS (TTM) $ 0.13
Beta0.64
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $1.74 - 2.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,524.80 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.09 0.09
EPS without NRI ($) 0.09 0.09
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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