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AUO, CMI expected to see increased revenues in September, October - related company info
Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 2 October 2012]
  • 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$10.95 on the TSE on Monday, July 27, 2015.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$30,560 million for June 2015, representing a 2.1% drop on month and 10.4% drop on year.
    For the first quarter of 2015, the company totaled NT$95,302 million in consolidated revenues, down 9.6% sequentially and up 1.6% 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
    28-Jul 57,534   11.05 11.55 11.00 11.45+0.50+4.57%  
    27-Jul 90,780 14,745 1,013,428,070 11.40 11.45 10.95 10.95-0.55-4.78% 11.00 10.95
    24-Jul 67,508 12,551 767,198,842 11.25 11.55 11.20 11.50+0.40+3.60% 11.50 11.45
    23-Jul 63,549 13,656 710,907,734 11.25 11.35 11.00 11.10-0.20-1.77% 11.15 11.10
    22-Jul 80,307 13,731 924,674,575 11.60 11.75 11.30 11.30-0.30-2.59% 11.35 11.30
    21-Jul 98,220 13,365 1,122,326,594 11.40 11.60 11.15 11.60+0.15+1.31% 11.60 11.55
    20-Jul 117,569 17,865 1,361,908,030 12.05 12.10 11.40 11.45-0.60-4.98% 11.50 11.45
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Jun 2014 - Jun 2015 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    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%)

    Mar-15

    34,803

    22.8%

    2.3%

    95,302

    1.6%

    Feb-15

    28,354

    (11.8%)

    0.6%

    60,499

    1.2%

    Jan-15

    32,145

    (4.6%)

    1.7%

    32,145

    1.7%

    Dec-14

    33,680

    (3.1%)

    0.9%

    408,179

    (2%)

    Nov-14

    34,773

    (6%)

    (1.8%)

    374,498

    (2.2%)

    Oct-14

    36,995

    3.9%

    9.1%

    339,725

    (2.3%)

    Sep-14

    35,620

    0.3%

    (3.5%)

    302,733

    (3.5%)

    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%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, July 2015

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 1Q14 - 1Q15 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    1Q-15

    95,302

    (9.6%)

    1.6%

    95,302

    1.6%

    4Q-14

    105,449

    (1.4%)

    2.7%

    408,179

    (2%)

    3Q-14

    106,886

    4.8%

    (0.2%)

    302,730

    (3.5%)

    2Q-14

    102,042

    8.8%

    (9.2%)

    195,844

    (5.2%)

    1Q-14

    93,802

    (8.7%)

    (0.5%)

    93,802

    (0.5%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, July 2015

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 1Q14 - 1Q15 (NT$k)

    Item

    1Q-2015

    4Q-2014

    3Q-2014

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    Current assets

    180,277,767

    185,614,534

    172,308,441

    168,098,083

    162,127,582

    Intangible assets

    14,958,286

    15,166,350

    15,102,850

    15,314,645

    15,526,569

    Non-current assets

    274,483,255

    284,245,151

    288,082,995

    300,810,667

    312,397,868

    Assets

    454,761,022

    469,859,685

    460,391,436

    468,908,750

    474,525,450

    Current liabilities

    161,116,762

    172,440,461

    156,167,352

    155,537,776

    155,077,749

    Non-current liabilities

    88,799,333

    97,049,300

    115,458,322

    132,913,376

    140,434,321

    Liabilities

    249,916,095

    269,489,761

    271,625,674

    288,451,152

    295,512,070

    Stockholders' equity

    204,844,927

    200,369,924

    188,765,762

    180,457,598

    179,013,380

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, July 2015

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 1Q14 - 1Q15 (NT$k)

    Item

    1Q-2015

    4Q-2014

    3Q-2014

    2Q-2014

    1Q-2014

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    95,301,935

     

    105,448,546

     

    106,886,497

     

    102,042,059

     

    93,801,648

     

    Operating revenue

    95,301,935

    100%

    105,448,546

    100%

    106,886,497

    100%

    102,042,059

    100%

    93,801,648

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    14,347,731

    15.1%

    15,620,738

    14.8%

    15,379,492

    14.4%

    10,616,032

    10.4%

    6,894,383

    7.3%

    Operating expenses

    5,395,344

    5.7%

    6,797,510

    6.4%

    6,602,098

    6.2%

    6,709,140

    6.6%

    6,236,474

    6.6%

    Operating income (loss)

    8,952,387

    9.4%

    8,823,228

    8.4%

    8,777,394

    8.2%

    3,906,892

    3.8%

    657,909

    0.7%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    -3,178,554

    -3.3%

    -890,031

    -0.8%

    -1,209,232

    -1.1%

    272,851

    0.3%

    -358,552

    -0.4%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    5,773,833

    6.1%

    7,933,197

    7.5%

    7,568,162

    7.1%

    4,179,743

    4.1%

    299,357

    0.3%

    Net income (loss)

    5,272,116

    5.5%

    6,574,925

    6.2%

    7,300,102

    6.8%

    4,023,711

    3.9%

    165,971

    0.2%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    0.5

     

    0.6

     

    0.8

     

    0.4

     

    0

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, July 2015

  • AU Optronics full profile
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