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Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei
Wednesday 19 February 2014
  • 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$12.8 on the TSE on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24,477 million for April 2018, representing a 4.2% drop on month and 11.9% drop on year.
    For the first quarter of 2018, the company totaled NT$74,445 million in consolidated revenues, down 7.7% sequentially and down 15.9% 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 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-May 32,926 7,208 422,606,900 12.85 12.90 12.80 12.80+0.00+0.00% 12.80 12.85
    22-May 20,440 3,538 262,096,250 12.85 12.90 12.75 12.80+0.05+0.39% 12.80 12.85
    21-May 22,453 4,401 287,378,200 12.75 12.90 12.75 12.75+0.00+0.00% 12.75 12.80
    18-May 30,025 5,923 385,098,400 12.80 12.90 12.75 12.75-0.10-0.78% 12.70 12.75
    17-May 38,547 6,420 496,421,100 12.80 13.00 12.75 12.85+0.00+0.00% 12.85 12.90
    16-May 41,741 8,298 537,762,254 12.80 13.05 12.75 12.85+0.05+0.39% 12.85 12.90
    15-May 26,596 7,411 340,169,424 12.80 12.85 12.70 12.80+0.10+0.79% 12.75 12.80
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

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

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Apr-18

    24,477

    (4.2%)

    (11.9%)

    98,921

    (15%)

    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%

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

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 1Q17 - 1Q18 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    1Q-18

    74,445

    (7.7%)

    (15.9%)

    74,445

    (15.9%)

    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%

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

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 1Q17 - 1Q18 (NT$k)

    Item

    1Q-2018

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    2Q-2017

    1Q-2017

    Current assets

    171,203,130

    180,175,541

    188,918,088

    181,170,121

    165,768,633

    Intangible assets

    13,782,872

    13,170,892

    13,313,504

    13,451,955

    13,464,383

    Non-current assets

    264,305,319

    261,275,743

    260,320,978

    259,973,019

    259,536,437

    Assets

    435,508,449

    441,451,284

    449,239,066

    441,143,140

    425,305,070

    Current liabilities

    104,802,709

    107,236,609

    120,647,608

    118,251,650

    109,185,564

    Non-current liabilities

    100,434,459

    108,969,560

    108,274,925

    111,746,318

    110,469,202

    Liabilities

    205,237,168

    216,206,169

    228,922,533

    229,997,968

    219,654,766

    Stockholders' equity

    230,271,281

    225,245,115

    220,316,533

    211,145,172

    205,650,304

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

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 1Q17 - 1Q18 (NT$k)

    Item

    1Q-2018

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    2Q-2017

    1Q-2017

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    74,444,548

     

    80,663,616

     

    87,395,435

     

    84,412,400

     

    88,556,816

     

    Operating revenue

    74,444,548

    100%

    80,663,616

    100%

    87,395,435

    100%

    84,412,400

    100%

    88,556,816

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    8,141,204

    10.9%

    11,175,677

    13.9%

    15,312,500

    17.5%

    17,120,819

    20.3%

    17,432,749

    19.7%

    Operating expenses

    5,187,901

    7%

    5,472,959

    6.8%

    5,569,530

    6.4%

    5,444,790

    6.5%

    5,415,342

    6.1%

    Operating income (loss)

    2,953,303

    4%

    5,702,718

    7.1%

    9,742,970

    11.1%

    11,676,029

    13.8%

    12,017,407

    13.6%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    1,190,881

    1.6%

    -439,566

    -0.5%

    763,683

    0.9%

    -31,970

    0%

    -67,665

    -0.1%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    4,144,184

    5.6%

    5,263,152

    6.5%

    10,506,653

    12%

    11,644,059

    13.8%

    11,949,742

    13.5%

    Net income (loss)

     

     

    3,653,559

    4.5%

    8,223,807

    9.4%

    8,946,489

    10.6%

    9,434,633

    10.7%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    0.4

     

    0.4

     

    0.9

     

    1

     

    1

     

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

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