AU Optronics Corp. Reports November 2012 Consolidated Revenue
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec. 7, 2012
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp.
("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its
preliminary consolidated November 2012 revenue of NT$33,901 million, up by
1.4% month-over-month and up by 10.9% year-over-year.
For November 2012, large-sized panel^(a) shipments, with applications on
desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were over 10.70
million units, an increase of 8% from the previous month. As for
small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments almost reached 13.20 million
units, down by 5.8% month-over-month.
(a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal
measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches.
Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)
Net Sales^(1) (2) Consolidated^(3) Unconsolidated
November 2012 33,901 32,618
October 2012 33,448 31,885
M-o-M Growth 1.4% 2.3%
November 2011 30,579 28,753
Y-o-Y Growth 10.9% 13.4%
Jan to November 2012 346,420 332,330
Jan to November 2011 351,996 333,294
Y-o-Y Growth (1.6%) (0.3%)
(1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles in Taiwan.
(2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corp.
and its affiliates, BriView Electronics Corp. and its affiliates, Toppan CFI
(Taiwan) Co, Ltd., Darshin Microelectronics Inc., and AUO Crystal Corp. and
ABOUT AU OPTRONICS
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of
optoelectronic solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and
comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its
profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced
display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the
green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated
high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with
high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO currently has global operations in
Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the
Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD
manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three
consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54
billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com.
* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.
Safe Harbour Notice
AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global
leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for
statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this
Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our
management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding
matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial
performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process
and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business
strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and
unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks
related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of
and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive
factors, and other risksdescribed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in
our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
on April 27th, 2012.
SOURCE AU Optronics Corp.
Contact: Contacts: Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics
Corp., +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, Fax +886-3-5772730, firstname.lastname@example.org; Yawen
Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., +886-3-5008800
ext 3211, Fax +886-3-5772730, email@example.com
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