United Microelectronics Corp (ADR) (NYSE:UMC)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

An independent semiconductor foundries whose primary business is the manufacture, or 'fabrication', of semiconductors, sometimes called 'chips' or 'integrated circuits', for others.

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Member Avatar bluesteel22 (< 20) Submitted: 1/9/2014 11:47:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.09 UMC Score: +0.11

Sales up 7% from last year.

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Member Avatar LongForThePenny (39.96) Submitted: 9/17/2013 11:04:57 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.98 UMC Score: -2.01

UMC is a remarkably undervalued company. It has great management, great products, and great revenue growth. It is in prime position to explode.

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Member Avatar larvalbug (60.50) Submitted: 7/26/2013 10:50:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.17 UMC Score: -13.72

Low EV/EBITDA and price to book value. Reasonable return on equity, net income, and dividend payout ratio. Moderate dividend. Good current ratio.

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Member Avatar line70day (27.48) Submitted: 6/18/2012 10:52:49 AM : Underperform Start Price: $1.99 UMC Score: +32.37

under perform till they can revamp there plants damanged by earthquake

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Member Avatar pbk100 (30.47) Submitted: 8/2/2011 12:20:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.14 UMC Score: -47.27

Good div, well-covered, current>1

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Member Avatar AzUKHiker (22.50) Submitted: 6/15/2011 11:45:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.31 UMC Score: -54.47

Has good yield and growth prospects

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Member Avatar llgrout (29.71) Submitted: 4/7/2011 1:15:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.57 UMC Score: -57.33

On the upswing. Good value, good volume.

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Member Avatar rhallbick (99.72) Submitted: 12/12/2010 3:46:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.88 UMC Score: -98.09

This a Dec review of a pick I made back in May, done to determine what my strategy will be for it today.
The first thing I notice about UMC is that the stock has not done anything for shareholders for the last eight years. When you start going back further than that, you are now talking about a significant loss of capital.
Their operating performance the past three years has been absolutely dismal, especially compared to their much larger competitor, Taiwan Semi. More recently, their November sales rose 14 percent from a year ago, but were the smallest in five months. It looks like 2010 results will be close to $0.30 a share.
The financial position is solid, with $2B in cash and negligible long-term debt. Dividend yield is 1.6% and short interest is almost non-existent.
An attempt to acquire all of the holding company that owns the Chinese firm He Jian Technology Suzhou was recently thwarted by Taiwanese regulatory issues, so they’ll be looking for other ways to expand their footprint onto the mainland (Taipei stood in the way of the deal because investment regulations there stipulate that there can be no more than three Taiwan chip fabs in China, and all three are already spoken for). In Oct 2010, they announced a small investment in Parade Technologies (Shanghai).
Despite results improving since the Great Recession, their P/E remains among the lowest of any stock in the Semiconductors industry. While their bounce back to profitability is encouraging, little profit growth is expected in 2011 and the current stock price reflects the same.
Since I don’t have any sort of edge in this name, I am relying on future positive results, a general improving investor outlook on an economic recovery and/or the current momentum shift that is occurring in its trading to drive the price higher.
All in all, UMC has been a rather poor investment with occasional trading opportunities, so only a short-term hold is warranted from my viewpoint.

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Member Avatar valunvesthere (21.57) Submitted: 11/8/2010 3:05:06 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.85 UMC Score: -77.84

Profile
United Microelectronics Corporation
Li-Hsin 2nd Road
Hsinchu Science Park
Hsinchu,
Taiwan - Map
Phone: 886 3 578 2258
Fax: 886 3 577 9392
Website: www.umc.com

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Index Membership: N/A
Sector: Technology
Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Full Time Employees: 13,051

Business Summary
United Microelectronics Corporation, a semiconductor foundry, provides technology and manufacturing services for applications spanning various sectors of the integrated circuits industry in Asia. The company offers various foundry solutions, including IP and design methodology; process technologies; the manufacture of wafers; and test services and package solutions. It also provides various mask services, such as frame generation, data handling, and jobdeck view. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

***All above information from YAHOO FINANCE***

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Member Avatar dragonLZ (99.69) Submitted: 10/11/2010 2:24:19 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.58 UMC Score: -77.67

United Microelectronics Corp (ADR) (UMC) is an independent semiconductor foundries whose primary business is the manufacture, or 'fabrication', of semiconductors, sometimes called 'chips' or 'integrated circuits', for others.

UMC somewhat fits both my three ten and my eleven twenty-one criterias.
Giving it a shot as at $2.80, UMC is a low priced stock that can double fast.
Basically, one could argue that UMC has a good risk/reward ratio at this point - it's is currently 32% off its 52W high.

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Member Avatar nGenius (20.68) Submitted: 8/26/2010 3:17:00 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.34 UMC Score: -84.60

Betting on semi-conductor equipment and materials maker to operate at maximum capacity as smartphone battle heats up through holiday season from Apple,HTC,Research in Motion,Samsung and etc...

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Member Avatar RobertJBanach (< 20) Submitted: 7/4/2010 8:55:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.63 UMC Score: -99.26

Will improve with economy.

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Member Avatar KENT66 (78.49) Submitted: 10/1/2009 10:18:32 AM : Outperform Start Price: $3.28 UMC Score: -114.07

DID YOU SEE BILLT GATES FACE WHEN HE

WAS TOLD UMC IS A CORP,

SO NO!!!

YOU CAN'T BUY THEM OUT, TAKE-OVER ect...

eg: THANK TOU VERY MUCH PLEASE.

ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME!!!

HA!! HA! HA! HA!, HO! HO! HO!

MERY X-MAS TO ALL HOLDERS &

A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.

P.S. MADE IN TIWAIN,USA,CHINACA & SOLD IN THE US OF A

VIA, iPODoPHONEoAPPLEo. ( LATAIN)

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Member Avatar VENGEANCE2010 (< 20) Submitted: 9/22/2009 1:00:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.24 UMC Score: -108.32

I only rate stocks on CAPS I actually own or have owned. Out of all the stocks in my portfolio, this is perhaps my second favorite. This stock is like a Smashing Pumpkins in the 90's: I just know I'm at the right place at the right time! Endlessly bullish, I am...

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Member Avatar Húshuobadào (32.62) Submitted: 4/14/2009 3:01:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.55 UMC Score: -139.18

United Microelectronics Corp(NYSE:UMC)
I like United Microelectronics because 53.7% of its net wafer sales derived from products used in communication devices.
Has the state of the art semi-conductor factory to manufacture customer orders on time.

UMC Delivers Customer ICs Produced on its High Performance 40nm Logic Technology

http://ca.us.biz.yahoo.com/prnews/090408/hkw001.html?.v=89

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Member Avatar NicklesDimes (39.87) Submitted: 1/5/2009 1:55:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.91 UMC Score: -91.84

Solid pick at this price - little debt - will weather the storm nicely.

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Member Avatar asrialnorton (< 20) Submitted: 12/18/2008 12:02:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.85 UMC Score: -95.52

has alot of room to grow

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Member Avatar alanstrand (< 20) Submitted: 10/18/2008 5:53:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.63 UMC Score: -70.56

this is a gamble

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Member Avatar Budsworth (< 20) Submitted: 10/13/2008 11:52:14 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.70 UMC Score: -76.19

This little "sleeper company is going to blossom as this economic "snafu" being to turn around. I figura to put a bundle of it's stocks in a nice sunny place, water and feed them well, as I await the Green blo$$om$. I won.t make a killing, although United Microelectronics' prospects look real good!

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Member Avatar TMFBreakerJava (99.51) Submitted: 9/7/2008 12:27:24 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.00 UMC Score: -44.38

This Taiwan based semiconductor manufacturer is poised to reap big rewards as we emerge from the economic downturn. With the improvement in relations with China, this world leader has access to the world's fastest growing economy from a platform which is linguistically and culturally part of China.

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