United Microelectronics Tops Q4 Consensus; Sees Market Demand to Exceed Supply

January 26, 2022Updated: January 26, 2022

United Microelectronics Corp. reported fourth-quarter FY21 revenue growth of 30.5 percent year-on-year to $2.14 billion, beating the consensus of $2.08 billion.

“In the fourth quarter, strong demand continued to drive full loading across our fabs, while overall wafer shipments grew 1.7 percent QoQ to 2.55 million 8-inch equivalents,” Co-President Jason Wang said.


The gross margin expanded 1,520 basis points to 39.1 percent.

Earnings per ADS of $0.235 beat the consensus of $0.210.

The company generated $3.3 billion in operating cash flow during the twelve months ended Dec. 31.

It held $4.8 billion in cash and equivalents.


“Looking ahead into Q1 2022, we anticipate that demand across all nodes in UMC’s addressable markets will continue to outpace supply,” Wang said.

By Anusuya Lahiri

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