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Friday 25 December 2020
  • 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$16.55 on the TSE on Monday, December 5, 2022.
    The company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17,176 million for October 2022, representing a 5.5% increase on month and 43.5% drop on year.
    For the third quarter of 2022, the company totaled NT$49,732 million in consolidated revenues, down 20.9% sequentially and down 49.8% 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
    6-Dec 43,050 10,709 697,341,987 16.55 16.55 16.00 16.00-0.55-3.32% 16.00 16.05
    5-Dec 47,664 10,440 785,133,039 16.25 16.65 16.20 16.55+0.25+1.53% 16.50 16.55
    30-Nov 44,380 6,986 716,668,450 16.05 16.40 15.90 16.10-0.05-0.31% 16.10 16.15
    29-Nov 23,395 6,333 376,011,311 15.95 16.20 15.85 16.15+0.15+0.94% 16.15 16.20
    28-Nov 41,653 10,158 669,347,705 16.15 16.25 15.95 16.00-0.30-1.84% 16.00 16.05
    • Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes
    Latest sales

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, Oct 2021 - Oct 2022 (NT$m)

    Month

    Sales

    M/M

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    Oct-22

    17,176

    5.5%

    (43.5%)

    211,320

    (31.4%)

    Sep-22

    16,280

    1.6%

    (50.7%)

    194,145

    (30.1%)

    Aug-22

    16,021

    (8.1%)

    (51%)

    177,865

    (27.3%)

    Jul-22

    17,431

    (15.8%)

    (47.7%)

    161,843

    (23.6%)

    Jun-22

    20,691

    (5.8%)

    (39%)

    144,412

    (19.1%)

    May-22

    21,971

    8.6%

    (31.6%)

    123,721

    (14.5%)

    Apr-22

    20,223

    (27.9%)

    (31.7%)

    101,751

    (9.6%)

    Mar-22

    28,043

    9.3%

    (8.7%)

    81,528

    (1.7%)

    Feb-22

    25,662

    (7.8%)

    0.2%

    53,485

    2.4%

    Jan-22

    27,823

    (12.4%)

    4.5%

    27,823

    4.5%

    Dec-21

    31,766

    2.9%

    10.1%

    370,685

    36.8%

    Nov-21

    30,885

    1.7%

    19%

    338,920

    40%

    Oct-21

    30,384

    (7.9%)

    18.1%

    308,035

    42.5%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by DIGITIMES Asia, December 2022

    AUO: Consolidated revenues, 3Q21 - 3Q22 (NT$m)

    Quarter

    Sales

    Q/Q

    Y/Y

    YTD

    Y/Y

    3Q-22

    49,732

    (20.9%)

    (49.8%)

    194,145

    (30.1%)

    2Q-22

    62,884

    (22.9%)

    (34.3%)

    144,412

    (19.1%)

    1Q-22

    81,528

    (12.4%)

    (1.7%)

    81,528

    (1.7%)

    4Q-21

    93,034

    (6.1%)

    15.5%

    370,685

    36.8%

    3Q-21

    99,055

    3.6%

    35.3%

    277,651

    45.8%

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by DIGITIMES Asia, December 2022

    Latest balance sheet and income statement

    AUO: Consolidated balance sheet, 3Q21 - 3Q22 (NT$k)

    Item

    3Q-2022

    2Q-2022

    1Q-2022

    4Q-2021

    3Q-2021

    Current assets

    138,773,721

    172,717,490

    197,797,159

    192,026,398

    203,946,470

    Intangible assets

    12,561,381

    11,672,131

    11,717,744

    11,756,955

    12,756,737

    Non-current assets

    248,491,818

    235,687,986

    234,469,361

    232,784,648

    231,141,370

    Assets

    387,265,539

    408,405,476

    432,266,520

    424,811,046

    435,087,840

    Current liabilities

    102,852,388

    109,943,697

    126,693,017

    123,754,502

    123,129,359

    Non-current liabilities

    81,745,717

    69,204,807

    69,467,636

    63,090,073

    69,675,671

    Liabilities

    184,598,105

    179,148,504

    196,160,653

    186,844,575

    192,805,030

    Stockholders' equity

    202,667,434

    229,256,972

    236,105,867

    237,966,471

    242,282,810

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by DIGITIMES Asia, December 2022

    AUO: Consolidated income statement, 3Q21 - 3Q22 (NT$k)

    Item

    3Q-2022

    2Q-2022

    1Q-2022

    4Q-2021

    3Q-2021

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    NT$k

    % of sales

    Gross sales

    49,732,341

     

    62,884,442

     

    81,527,862

     

    93,034,036

     

    99,054,986

     

    Operating revenue

    49,732,341

    100%

    62,884,442

    100%

    81,527,862

    100%

    93,034,036

    100%

    99,054,986

    100%

    Gross profit (loss) from operations

    -7,264,142

    -14.6%

    1,724,758

    2.7%

    11,694,217

    14.3%

    17,602,355

    18.9%

    27,413,425

    27.7%

    Operating expenses

    6,450,489

    13%

    6,369,812

    10.1%

    6,396,020

    7.8%

    7,256,803

    7.8%

    6,986,693

    7.1%

    Operating income (loss)

    -13,714,631

    -27.6%

    -4,645,054

    -7.4%

    5,298,197

    6.5%

    10,345,552

    11.1%

    20,426,732

    20.6%

    Non-operating expenses and losses

    2,313,209

    4.7%

    1,001,652

    1.6%

    716,395

    0.9%

    1,711,403

    1.8%

    464,041

    0.5%

    Income from continuing operations before income tax

    -11,401,422

    -22.9%

    -3,643,402

    -5.8%

    6,014,592

    7.4%

    12,056,955

    13%

    20,890,773

    21.1%

    Net income (loss)

    -10,489,762

    -21.1%

    -5,697,216

    -9.1%

    5,174,629

    6.3%

    11,791,244

    12.7%

    19,963,883

    20.2%

    Diluted earnings per share (NT$)

    -1.1

     

    -0.6

     

    0.5

     

    1.1

     

    1.9

     

    *Figures are consolidated
    Source: TSE, compiled by DIGITIMES Asia, December 2022

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