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Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES
Thursday 4 September 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$12.35 on the TSE on Monday, December 10, 2018.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25,747 million for November 2018, representing a 2.8% drop on month and 6% drop on year.
    For the third quarter of 2018, the company totaled NT$81,043 million in consolidated revenues, up 8% sequentially and down 7.3% 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
    11-Dec 15,676 3,916 193,828,812 12.40 12.45 12.30 12.35+0.00+0.00% 12.35 12.40
    10-Dec 18,400 3,246 226,928,500 12.40 12.45 12.20 12.35-0.20-1.59% 12.30 12.35
    7-Dec 21,795 4,440 273,899,629 12.50 12.65 12.50 12.55+0.05+0.40% 12.55 12.60
    6-Dec 34,195 5,356 425,828,119 12.55 12.60 12.35 12.50-0.05-0.40% 12.45 12.50
    5-Dec 16,492 2,685 207,364,490 12.55 12.65 12.50 12.55-0.20-1.57% 12.55 12.60
    4-Dec 30,224 4,337 386,279,156 12.70 12.85 12.70 12.75+0.05+0.39% 12.70 12.75
    3-Dec 27,887 3,697 355,262,414 12.70 12.85 12.65 12.70+0.15+1.20% 12.65 12.70
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

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

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Nov-18

    25,747

    (2.8%)

    (6%)

    282,777

    (10.3%)

    Oct-18

    26,489

    (3.5%)

    (3.4%)

    257,030

    (10.7%)

    Sep-18

    27,436

    (1.3%)

    (5.6%)

    230,541

    (11.5%)

    Aug-18

    27,806

    7.8%

    (7.8%)

    203,105

    (12.2%)

    Jul-18

    25,801

    3.9%

    (8.5%)

    175,300

    (12.9%)

    Jun-18

    24,833

    (3.5%)

    (13.1%)

    149,499

    (13.6%)

    May-18

    25,744

    5.2%

    (8.3%)

    124,665

    (13.7%)

    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%

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

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 3Q17 - 3Q18 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    3Q-18

    81,043

    8%

    (7.3%)

    230,541

    (11.5%)

    2Q-18

    75,054

    0.8%

    (11.1%)

    149,499

    (13.6%)

    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%

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

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 3Q17 - 3Q18 (NT$k)

    Item

    3Q-2018

    2Q-2018

    1Q-2018

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    Current assets

    147,676,447

    160,949,551

    171,203,130

    180,175,541

    188,918,088

    Intangible assets

    13,498,777

    13,649,456

    13,782,872

    13,170,892

    13,313,504

    Non-current assets

    264,223,790

    266,840,544

    264,305,319

    261,275,743

    260,320,978

    Assets

    411,900,237

    427,790,095

    435,508,449

    441,451,284

    449,239,066

    Current liabilities

    124,917,365

    139,827,841

    104,802,709

    107,236,609

    120,647,608

    Non-current liabilities

    69,707,824

    72,507,880

    100,434,459

    108,969,560

    108,274,925

    Liabilities

    194,625,189

    212,335,721

    205,237,168

    216,206,169

    228,922,533

    Stockholders' equity

    217,275,048

    215,454,374

    230,271,281

    225,245,115

    220,316,533

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

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 3Q17 - 3Q18 (NT$k)

    Item

    3Q-2018

    2Q-2018

    1Q-2018

    4Q-2017

    3Q-2017

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    81,042,525

     

    75,053,957

     

    74,444,548

     

    80,663,616

     

    87,395,435

     

    Operating revenue

    81,042,525

    100%

    75,053,957

    100%

    74,444,548

    100%

    80,663,616

    100%

    87,395,435

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    8,640,992

    10.7%

    7,273,576

    9.7%

    8,141,204

    10.9%

    11,175,677

    13.9%

    15,312,500

    17.5%

    Operating expenses

    5,572,389

    6.9%

    5,174,028

    6.9%

    5,187,901

    7%

    5,472,959

    6.8%

    5,569,530

    6.4%

    Operating income (loss)

    3,068,603

    3.8%

    2,099,548

    2.8%

    2,953,303

    4%

    5,702,718

    7.1%

    9,742,970

    11.1%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    2,108,812

    2.6%

    144,884

    0.2%

    1,190,881

    1.6%

    -439,566

    -0.5%

    763,683

    0.9%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    5,177,415

    6.4%

    2,244,432

    3%

    4,144,184

    5.6%

    5,263,152

    6.5%

    10,506,653

    12%

    Net income (loss)

    4,319,054

    5.3%

    0

    0%

     

     

    3,653,559

    4.5%

    8,223,807

    9.4%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    0.4

     

    0.1

     

    0.4

     

    0.4

     

    0.9

     

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

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