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Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES
Thursday 3 January 2013
  • 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$12.65 on the TSE on Friday, April 20, 2018.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25,554 million for March 2018, representing a 12.7% increase on month and 17.7% drop on year.
    For the fourth quarter of 2017, the company totaled NT$80,664 million in consolidated revenues, down 7.7% sequentially and down 12.2% 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

    AUO 6-inch all-screen panel

    AUO 13.3-inch UHD LTPS oTP

    AUO 65-inch 8K4K display

  • Latest stock
    AUO [2409] historical stock price (NT$)
    DateVolume (k)TransactionsValueOpenHighLowCloseChangeAskBid
    23-Apr 56,592 10,352 706,844,100 12.55 12.60 12.40 12.40-0.25-1.98% 12.40 12.45
    20-Apr 35,353 6,252 447,644,250 12.70 12.75 12.60 12.65-0.20-1.56% 12.65 12.70
    19-Apr 61,426 10,968 786,620,850 12.85 12.90 12.75 12.85+0.10+0.78% 12.80 12.85
    18-Apr 44,538 7,831 565,549,400 12.65 12.80 12.60 12.75+0.15+1.19% 12.75 12.80
    17-Apr 113,350 19,556 1,447,526,150 13.05 13.10 12.55 12.60-0.50-3.82% 12.60 12.65
    16-Apr 44,854 8,811 590,456,450 13.35 13.40 13.05 13.10-0.25-1.87% 13.10 13.15
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Mar 2017 - Mar 2018 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Mar-18

    25,554

    12.7%

    (17.7%)

    74,445

    (15.9%)

    Feb-18

    22,681

    (13.5%)

    (22.2%)

    48,891

    (15%)

    Jan-18

    26,210

    1.4%

    (7.6%)

    26,210

    (7.6%)

    Dec-17

    25,843

    (5.7%)

    (17.1%)

    341,028

    3.6%

    Nov-17

    27,390

    (0.2%)

    (9.4%)

    315,185

    5.8%

    Oct-17

    27,430

    (5.6%)

    (9.9%)

    287,795

    7.5%

    Sep-17

    29,068

    (3.6%)

    (3.8%)

    260,365

    9.8%

    Aug-17

    30,144

    7%

    4.1%

    231,297

    11.7%

    Jul-17

    28,183

    (1.4%)

    5%

    201,153

    13%

    Jun-17

    28,573

    1.8%

    4%

    172,969

    14.4%

    May-17

    28,063

    1%

    4.7%

    144,396

    16.7%

    Apr-17

    27,776

    (10.6%)

    7.6%

    116,333

    20%

    Mar-17

    31,052

    6.6%

    18.2%

    88,557

    24.5%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2018

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 4Q16 - 4Q17 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    4Q-17

    80,664

    (7.7%)

    (12.2%)

    341,028

    3.6%

    3Q-17

    87,395

    3.5%

    1.6%

    260,365

    9.8%

    2Q-17

    84,412

    (4.7%)

    5.4%

    172,969

    14.4%

    1Q-17

    88,557

    (3.6%)

    24.5%

    88,557

    24.5%

    4Q-16

    91,846

    6.8%

    10.1%

    329,089

    (8.7%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2018

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 4Q16 - 4Q17 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    2Q-2017

    1Q-2017

    4Q-2016

    Current assets

    180,175,541

    188,918,088

    181,170,121

    165,768,633

    163,346,242

    Intangible assets

    13,170,892

    13,313,504

    13,451,955

    13,464,383

    13,602,834

    Non-current assets

    261,275,743

    260,320,978

    259,973,019

    259,536,437

    266,423,009

    Assets

    441,451,284

    449,239,066

    441,143,140

    425,305,070

    429,769,251

    Current liabilities

    107,236,609

    120,647,608

    118,251,650

    109,185,564

    117,266,175

    Non-current liabilities

    108,969,560

    108,274,925

    111,746,318

    110,469,202

    112,867,894

    Liabilities

    216,206,169

    228,922,533

    229,997,968

    219,654,766

    230,134,069

    Stockholders' equity

    225,245,115

    220,316,533

    211,145,172

    205,650,304

    199,635,182

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2018

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 4Q16 - 4Q17 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    2Q-2017

    1Q-2017

    4Q-2016

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    80,663,616

     

    87,395,435

     

    84,412,400

     

    88,556,816

     

    91,845,582

     

    Operating revenue

    80,663,616

    100%

    87,395,435

    100%

    84,412,400

    100%

    88,556,816

    100%

    91,845,582

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    11,175,677

    13.9%

    15,312,500

    17.5%

    17,120,819

    20.3%

    17,432,749

    19.7%

    17,229,201

    18.8%

    Operating expenses

    5,472,959

    6.8%

    5,569,530

    6.4%

    5,444,790

    6.5%

    5,415,342

    6.1%

    5,668,782

    6.2%

    Operating income (loss)

    5,702,718

    7.1%

    9,742,970

    11.1%

    11,676,029

    13.8%

    12,017,407

    13.6%

    11,560,419

    12.6%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    -439,566

    -0.5%

    763,683

    0.9%

    -31,970

    0%

    -67,665

    -0.1%

    -269,015

    -0.3%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    5,263,152

    6.5%

    10,506,653

    12%

    11,644,059

    13.8%

    11,949,742

    13.5%

    11,291,404

    12.3%

    Net income (loss)

    3,653,559

    4.5%

    8,223,807

    9.4%

    8,946,489

    10.6%

    9,434,633

    10.7%

    8,375,097

    9.1%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    0.4

     

    0.9

     

    1

     

    1

     

    0.9

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, April 2018

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