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How to buy United Microelectronics stock

Learn how to easily invest in United Microelectronics stock.

United Microelectronics is a semiconductors business based in the US. United Microelectronics shares (UMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Microelectronics employs 19,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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United Microelectronics stock price (NYSE: UMC)

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United Microelectronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Latest market close$6.55
52-week range$6.50 - $11.87
50-day moving average $8.14
200-day moving average $9.88
Wall St. target price$9.06
PE ratio 8.1566
Dividend yield $3 (7.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.83

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Is it a good time to buy United Microelectronics stock?

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United Microelectronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.55 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) -7.49%
1 month (2022-06-03) -24.80%
3 months (2022-04-05) -26.16%
6 months (2022-01-01) N/A
1 year (2021-07-02) -30.32%
2 years (2020-07-02) 139.05%
3 years (2019-07-05) 196.38%
5 years (2017-07-05) 172.92%

Is United Microelectronics stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing United Microelectronics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Microelectronics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

United Microelectronics's P/E ratio

United Microelectronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, United Microelectronics shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

United Microelectronics's PEG ratio

United Microelectronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9025. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into United Microelectronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

United Microelectronics's EBITDA

United Microelectronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $110.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a United Microelectronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

United Microelectronics financials

Revenue TTM $229.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.87%
Gross profit TTM $72 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.44%
Return on equity TTM 23.66%
Profit margin 28.41%
Book value $120.97
Market capitalisation $17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

United Microelectronics share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.04% of net profits

Recently United Microelectronics has paid out, on average, around 83.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United Microelectronics shareholders could enjoy a 7.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Microelectronics's case, that would currently equate to about $3 per share.

United Microelectronics's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

United Microelectronics's most recent dividend payout was on 20 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have United Microelectronics's shares ever split?

United Microelectronics's shares were split on a 1045:1000 basis on 7 August 2008. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1045 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Microelectronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Microelectronics shares which in turn could have impacted United Microelectronics's share price.

United Microelectronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Microelectronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5 up to $11.873. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UMC.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while United Microelectronics's is 1.0713. This would suggest that United Microelectronics's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

United Microelectronics overview

United Microelectronics Corporation operates as a semiconductor wafer foundry in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. It serves fabless design companies and integrated device manufacturers. United Microelectronics Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of United Microelectronics is owned by institutions?
Currently 5.263% of United Microelectronics shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for United Microelectronics?
Latest data suggests 19,500 work at United Microelectronics.
When does the fiscal year end for United Microelectronics?
United Microelectronics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is United Microelectronics based?
United Microelectronics's address is: Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, 30078
What is United Microelectronics's ISIN number?
United Microelectronics's international securities identification number is: US9108734057
What is United Microelectronics's CUSIP number?
United Microelectronics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 910873207

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