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Press release; Yvonne Yu, DIGITIMES [Monday 11 October 2010]
  • AU Optronics
  • AUO turns on first 46-inch LCD TV panel from 8.5G facilities AU Optronics Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays. The Company's principal products are thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels. AUO is able to offer TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to greater than 65 inches.

    The company was established in September 2001 by the merger of Acer Display Technology, Inc. and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation.  

    In October 2006, AUO further merged with Quanta Display Inc. to create a larger TFT-LCD manufacturer with 20% of the world's large-sized TFT-LCD market, forming the company as of today.

    Its panels are used in computer products, such as notebook computers and desktop monitors; consumer electronics products, such as mobile phones, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, portable navigation display, portable digital video disc players, LCD televisions, and industrial displays.  

    The Company sells its panels primarily to original equipment manufacturing service providers or brand customers. The Company groups its business into three marketing channels: Information Technology Displays, Consumer Products Displays and Television Displays. AUO is the first TFT-LCD manufacturer in Taiwan to mass produce TFT-LCD panels by means of G3.5, G4, G5, G6,G7.5 and G8.5 fabrications, and the constructing G8.5 fab was enter mass production in the second half of 2009. In March 2008 and June 2008, the Company acquired 45% and 26% of equity interests in Verticil Electronic Corp. and Dazzo Technology Corporation, respectively.

  • Performance
    The company's stock price closed at NT$9.02 on the TSE on Friday, May 27, 2016.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25,814 million for April 2016, representing a 1.7% drop on month and 15.5% drop on year.
    For the fourth quarter of 2015, the company totaled NT$83,442 million in consolidated revenues, down 6.6% sequentially and down 20.9% on year.
    Brief

    Full name: AU Optronics

    Chinese name: 友達光電股份有限公司

    Short name: AUO

    Arconym: AUO

    Stock code: 2409

    Country: Taiwan

    Tax ID: 84149738

    Market: TSE

    Established: 12 Aug 1996

    Paid in capital: NT$96.24 billion

    Listed on TSE: 8 Sep 2000

    Website: www.auo.com

  • On display
    • AUO 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED

      AUO showcased its 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display at the China Information Technology Expo & China Optoelectronics Display...

      Photo: Company, Apr 16.

    • AUO Ultra HD curved panels

      AUO demonstrated a lineup of 42- to 65-inch Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays with wide color gamut at the China Information...

      Photo: Company, Apr 16.

    • Taiwan Touch 2013: AUO 55-inch Ultra HD TV panel

      AU Optronics (AUO) displays its Ultra HD LCD TV panel technology at Touch Taiwan 2013. The 55-inch Ultra HD TV panel features...

      Photo: Alex Wolfgram, Aug 30.

  • Latest stock
    AUO [2409] historical stock price (NT$)
    DateVolume (k)TransactionsValueOpenHighLowCloseChangeAskBid
    30-May 33,668   9.02 9.02 8.91 8.92-0.10-1.11%  
    27-May 30,022   9.04 9.07 8.97 9.02+0.05+0.56%  
    26-May 22,125 5,595 198,074,535 9.00 9.03 8.91 8.97+0.01+0.11% 8.97 8.96
    25-May 34,952   9.10 9.11 8.95 8.96+0.07+0.79%  
    24-May 41,817   8.92 9.02 8.89 8.89-0.18-1.98%  
    23-May 98,817 15,913 888,030,862 8.63 9.19 8.62 9.07+0.52+6.08% 9.08 9.07
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Apr 2015 - Apr 2016 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Apr-16

    25,814

    (1.7%)

    (15.5%)

    96,949

    (23%)

    Mar-16

    26,272

    27.7%

    (24.5%)

    71,135

    (25.4%)

    Feb-16

    20,570

    (15.3%)

    (27.5%)

    44,864

    (25.8%)

    Jan-16

    24,294

    (6.4%)

    (24.4%)

    24,294

    (24.4%)

    Dec-15

    25,957

    (8.9%)

    (22.9%)

    360,545

    (11.7%)

    Nov-15

    28,490

    (2.4%)

    (18.1%)

    334,588

    (10.7%)

    Oct-15

    29,193

    (7.1%)

    (21.1%)

    306,098

    (9.9%)

    Sep-15

    31,414

    3%

    (6.7%)

    276,904

    (8.5%)

    Aug-15

    30,493

    11.3%

    (14.1%)

    245,490

    (8.1%)

    Jul-15

    27,391

    (10.4%)

    (23.4%)

    214,997

    (7.2%)

    Jun-15

    30,560

    (2.1%)

    (10.4%)

    187,605

    (4.2%)

    May-15

    31,201

    2.2%

    (10.8%)

    157,046

    (2.9%)

    Apr-15

    30,542

    (12.2%)

    (7.3%)

    125,844

    (0.7%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2016

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 4Q14 - 4Q15 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    4Q-15

    83,442

    (6.6%)

    (20.9%)

    360,346

    (11.7%)

    3Q-15

    89,299

    (3.3%)

    (16.5%)

    276,904

    (8.5%)

    2Q-15

    92,303

    (3.2%)

    (9.5%)

    187,605

    (4.2%)

    1Q-15

    95,302

    (9.6%)

    1.6%

    95,302

    1.6%

    4Q-14

    105,449

    (1.4%)

    2.7%

    408,179

    (2%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2016

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 4Q14 - 4Q15 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2015

    3Q-2015

    2Q-2015

    1Q-2015

    4Q-2014

    Current assets

    161,992,140

    180,837,553

    190,801,856

    180,277,767

    185,614,534

    Intangible assets

    14,575,279

    14,809,569

    14,735,773

    14,958,286

    15,166,350

    Non-current assets

    263,562,105

    269,330,637

    264,746,934

    274,483,255

    284,245,151

    Assets

    425,554,245

    450,168,190

    455,548,790

    454,761,022

    469,859,685

    Current liabilities

    141,349,389

    155,997,400

    165,807,590

    161,116,762

    172,440,461

    Non-current liabilities

    79,568,451

    80,064,289

    86,681,475

    88,799,333

    97,049,300

    Liabilities

    220,917,840

    236,061,689

    252,489,065

    249,916,095

    269,489,761

    Stockholders' equity

    204,636,405

    214,106,501

    203,059,725

    204,844,927

    200,369,924

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2016

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 4Q14 - 4Q15 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2015

    3Q-2015

    2Q-2015

    1Q-2015

    4Q-2014

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    83,442,089

     

    89,298,990

     

    92,303,480

     

    95,301,935

     

    105,448,546

     

    Operating revenue

    83,442,089

    100%

    89,298,990

    100%

    92,303,480

    100%

    95,301,935

    100%

    105,448,546

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    4,488,555

    5.4%

    9,148,059

    10.2%

    11,852,710

    12.8%

    14,347,731

    15.1%

    15,620,738

    14.8%

    Operating expenses

    5,659,397

    6.8%

    5,754,566

    6.4%

    5,506,600

    6%

    5,395,344

    5.7%

    6,797,510

    6.4%

    Operating income (loss)

    -1,170,842

    -1.4%

    3,393,493

    3.8%

    6,346,110

    6.9%

    8,952,387

    9.4%

    8,823,228

    8.4%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    -6,859,400

    -8.2%

    515,196

    0.6%

    -399,540

    -0.4%

    -3,178,554

    -3.3%

    -890,031

    -0.8%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    -8,030,242

    -9.6%

    3,908,689

    4.4%

    5,946,570

    6.4%

    5,773,833

    6.1%

    7,933,197

    7.5%

    Net income (loss)

    -8,239,234

    -9.9%

    3,379,426

    3.8%

    4,430,574

    4.8%

    5,272,116

    5.5%

    6,574,925

    6.2%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    -0.8

     

    0.3

     

    0.4

     

    0.5

     

    0.6

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2016

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