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Digitimes Insight: AUO may kick off panel production in China faster than Korea rivals - related company info
Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 16 March 2011]
  • 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$13.3 on the TSE on Monday, September 22, 2014.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$35,508 million for August 2014, representing a 0.7% drop on month and 4.4% drop on year.
    For the second quarter of 2014, the company totaled NT$102,042 million in consolidated revenues, up 8.8% sequentially and down 9.2% 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
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  • Latest stock
    AUO [2409] historical stock price (NT$)
    DateVolume (k)TransactionsValueOpenHighLowCloseChangeAskBid
    23-Sep 41,301 6,169 549,253,757 13.30 13.40 13.20 13.25-0.05-0.38% 13.30 13.25
    22-Sep 79,102 12,084 1,053,944,156 13.65 13.65 13.10 13.30-0.35-2.56% 13.30 13.25
    19-Sep 59,587 9,847 816,258,149 13.85 13.90 13.60 13.65-0.10-0.73% 13.70 13.65
    18-Sep 46,973 7,302 648,429,719 13.80 13.95 13.65 13.75-0.05-0.36% 13.80 13.75
    17-Sep 71,731 10,106 990,094,461 13.70 13.95 13.65 13.80+0.25+1.85% 13.80 13.75
    16-Sep 100,264 13,709 1,385,474,886 14.25 14.35 13.50 13.55-0.70-4.91% 13.60 13.55
    15-Sep 42,680 6,256 611,689,699 14.40 14.45 14.25 14.25-0.25-1.72% 14.30 14.25
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Aug-14

    35,508

    (0.7%)

    (4.4%)

    267,113

    (3.5%)

    Jul-14

    35,761

    4.9%

    8.3%

    231,605

    (3.3%)

    Jun-14

    34,096

    (2.6%)

    (7.9%)

    195,844

    (5.2%)

    May-14

    34,994

    6.2%

    (8.6%)

    161,748

    (4.6%)

    Apr-14

    32,952

    (3.1%)

    (11%)

    126,753

    (3.4%)

    Mar-14

    34,017

    20.7%

    (10.3%)

    93,802

    (0.5%)

    Feb-14

    28,181

    (10.8%)

    1.6%

    59,785

    6.1%

    Jan-14

    31,604

    (5.4%)

    10.5%

    31,604

    10.5%

    Dec-13

    33,399

    (5.7%)

    4.2%

    416,393

    10%

    Nov-13

    35,412

    4.4%

    4.5%

    382,994

    10.6%

    Oct-13

    33,922

    (8.1%)

    1.4%

    347,582

    11.2%

    Sep-13

    36,897

    (0.7%)

    2.6%

    313,660

    12.4%

    Aug-13

    37,155

    12.5%

    5.8%

    276,763

    13.8%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2014

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 2Q13 - 2Q14 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    2Q-14

    102,042

    8.8%

    (9.2%)

    195,844

    (5.2%)

    1Q-14

    93,802

    (8.7%)

    (0.5%)

    93,802

    (0.5%)

    4Q-13

    102,703

    (4.1%)

    3.3%

    416,363

    10%

    3Q-13

    107,081

    (4.7%)

    4.2%

    313,660

    12.4%

    2Q-13

    112,335

    19.2%

    18%

    206,579

    17.2%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2014

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 2Q13 - 2Q14 (NT$k)

    Item

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    4Q-2013

    3Q-2013

    2Q-2013

    Current assets

    168,098,083

    162,127,582

    169,604,057

    170,050,184

    175,493,823

    Intangible assets

    15,314,645

    15,526,569

    15,713,137

    15,518,393

    14,714,386

    Non-current assets

    300,810,667

    312,397,868

    322,638,794

    334,321,682

    346,387,451

    Assets

    468,908,750

    474,525,450

    492,242,851

    504,371,866

    521,881,274

    Current liabilities

    155,537,776

    155,077,749

    180,962,424

    175,870,655

    175,002,243

    Non-current liabilities

    132,913,376

    140,434,321

    132,934,558

    152,022,834

    172,288,755

    Liabilities

    288,451,152

    295,512,070

    313,896,982

    327,893,489

    347,290,998

    Stockholders' equity

    180,457,598

    179,013,380

    178,345,869

    176,478,377

    174,590,276

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2014

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 2Q13 - 2Q14 (NT$k)

    Item

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    4Q-2013

    3Q-2013

    2Q-2013

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    102,042,059

     

    93,801,648

     

    102,703,220

     

    107,080,772

     

    112,334,834

     

    Operating revenue

    102,042,059

    100%

    93,801,648

    100%

    102,703,220

    100%

    107,080,772

    100%

    112,334,834

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    10,616,032

    10.4%

    6,894,383

    7.3%

    7,655,690

    7.5%

    10,265,581

    9.6%

    11,514,559

    10.3%

    Operating expenses

    6,709,140

    6.6%

    6,236,474

    6.6%

    6,580,555

    6.4%

    6,891,882

    6.4%

    6,309,478

    5.6%

    Operating income (loss)

    3,906,892

    3.8%

    657,909

    0.7%

    1,075,135

    1%

    3,373,699

    3.2%

    5,205,081

    4.6%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    272,851

    0.3%

    -358,552

    -0.4%

    470,698

    0.5%

    -623,342

    -0.6%

    -1,059,853

    -0.9%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    4,179,743

    4.1%

    299,357

    0.3%

    1,545,833

    1.5%

    2,750,357

    2.6%

    4,145,228

    3.7%

    Net income (loss)

    4,023,711

    3.9%

    165,971

    0.2%

    1,081,341

    1.1%

    2,509,868

    2.3%

    3,981,530

    3.5%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    0.4

     

    0

     

    0.1

     

    0.3

     

    0.1

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2014

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