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  • 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$27.4 on the TSE on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$30,720 million for March 2021, representing a 20% increase on month and 49.8% increase on year.
    For the fourth quarter of 2020, the company totaled NT$80,535 million in consolidated revenues, up 10% sequentially and up 30% 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
    5-May 366,691 96,194 10,104,398,559 27.40 28.45 26.35 27.00-0.40-1.46% 27.00 27.05
    4-May 576,889 144,226 16,068,954,636 29.00 30.50 26.90 27.40-2.45-8.21% 27.35 27.40
    3-May 466,246 146,927 14,238,653,293 31.00 31.65 29.85 29.85-3.30-9.95% 29.85 29.90
    29-Apr 489,401 140,532 16,413,301,071 35.20 35.55 32.50 33.15-0.20-0.60% 33.10 33.15
    28-Apr 455,450 114,508 14,934,132,131 31.70 33.75 31.55 33.35+2.25+7.23% 33.35 33.40
    27-Apr 370,906 96,528 11,604,874,639 31.25 32.00 30.50 31.10+0.90+2.98% 31.10 31.15
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Mar 2020 - Mar 2021 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Mar-21

    30,720

    20%

    49.8%

    82,941

    54.5%

    Feb-21

    25,600

    (3.8%)

    44.7%

    52,220

    57.4%

    Jan-21

    26,620

    (7.8%)

    71.8%

    26,620

    71.8%

    Dec-20

    28,858

    11.2%

    39.3%

    270,955

    0.8%

    Nov-20

    25,952

    0.9%

    22%

    242,097

    (2.4%)

    Oct-20

    25,725

    (1.4%)

    28.8%

    216,146

    (4.7%)

    Sep-20

    26,078

    7.5%

    9.2%

    190,420

    (7.9%)

    Aug-20

    24,254

    5.9%

    0.5%

    164,342

    (10.2%)

    Jul-20

    22,898

    6%

    3.9%

    140,088

    (11.8%)

    Jun-20

    21,607

    (0.6%)

    (11.2%)

    117,190

    (14.3%)

    May-20

    21,729

    7.8%

    (12.2%)

    95,583

    (15%)

    Apr-20

    20,164

    (1.7%)

    (3.9%)

    73,854

    (15.8%)

    Mar-20

    20,510

    16%

    (15.9%)

    53,690

    (19.5%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2021

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 4Q19 - 4Q20 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    4Q-20

    80,535

    10%

    30%

    270,955

    0.8%

    3Q-20

    73,230

    15.3%

    4.5%

    190,420

    (7.9%)

    2Q-20

    63,500

    18.3%

    (9.4%)

    117,190

    (14.3%)

    1Q-20

    53,690

    (13.4%)

    (19.5%)

    53,690

    (19.5%)

    4Q-19

    61,968

    (11.5%)

    (19.6%)

    268,792

    (12.6%)

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2021

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 4Q19 - 4Q20 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2020

    3Q-2020

    2Q-2020

    1Q-2020

    4Q-2019

    Current assets

    168,317,673

    155,845,767

    142,558,602

    139,517,608

    143,200,211

    Intangible assets

    12,801,358

    12,853,570

    12,915,921

    13,001,269

    12,808,326

    Non-current assets

    238,952,622

    238,197,741

    242,858,515

    248,724,027

    254,437,380

    Assets

    407,270,295

    394,043,508

    385,417,117

    388,241,635

    397,637,591

    Current liabilities

    98,338,179

    91,880,785

    88,278,017

    83,272,959

    90,528,089

    Non-current liabilities

    115,141,751

    121,927,542

    120,834,967

    125,448,576

    119,132,753

    Liabilities

    213,479,930

    213,808,327

    209,112,984

    208,721,535

    209,660,842

    Stockholders' equity

    193,790,365

    180,235,181

    176,304,133

    179,520,100

    187,976,749

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2021

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 4Q19 - 4Q20 (NT$k)

    Item

    4Q-2020

    3Q-2020

    2Q-2020

    1Q-2020

    4Q-2019

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    80,535,020

     

    73,229,997

     

    63,500,181

     

    53,690,183

     

    61,968,209

     

    Operating revenue

    80,535,020

    100%

    73,229,997

    100%

    63,500,181

    100%

    53,690,183

    100%

    61,968,209

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    13,647,657

    16.9%

    7,757,136

    10.6%

    1,715,155

    2.7%

    -354,609

    -0.7%

    -1,498,333

    -2.4%

    Operating expenses

    5,366,353

    6.7%

    5,104,748

    7%

    5,119,253

    8.1%

    5,091,943

    9.5%

    5,012,116

    8.1%

    Operating income (loss)

    8,281,304

    10.3%

    2,652,388

    3.6%

    -3,404,098

    -5.4%

    -5,446,552

    -10.1%

    -6,510,449

    -10.5%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    77,696

    0.1%

    426,513

    0.6%

    408,094

    0.6%

    -207,674

    -0.4%

    -1,431,666

    -2.3%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    8,359,000

    10.4%

    3,078,901

    4.2%

    -2,996,004

    -4.7%

    -5,654,226

    -10.5%

    -7,942,115

    -12.8%

    Net income (loss)

    8,877,671

    11%

    3,010,324

    4.1%

    -3,202,471

    -5%

    -5,778,097

    -10.8%

    -9,141,530

    -14.8%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

     

     

    0.3

     

    -0.3

     

    -0.5

     

    -0.9

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, May 2021

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