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AU Optronics Corp. Reports September 2011 Consolidated Revenue (2011.10.07)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated September 2011 revenue of NT$32,915 million, down slightly by 1.1% month-over-month and 21.6% year-over-year.  AUO's consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2011 increased by 0.9% quarter-over-quarter to NT$98,927 million and decreased by 20.5% year-over-year.

For September 2011, large-sized panel(a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, exceeded 9.88 million units, down by 1.2% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 18.71 million units, up by 5.4% month-over-month.

In the third quarter of 2011, large-sized panel shipments reached over 29.69 million units, with a slight increase of 0.2% from the last quarter and a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter reached around 52.04 million units, up by 14.4% quarter-over-quarter but down by 6.4% year-over-year.

(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
Sep. 2011 32,915 31,175
Aug 2011 33,273 31,284
M-o-M Growth (1.1%) (0.3%)
Sep. 2010 41,986 39,946
Y-o-Y Growth (21.6%) (22%)
Jan to Sep. 2011 290,207 275,289
Jan to Sep. 2010 364,553 347,096
Y-o-Y Growth (20.4%) (20.7%)

(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 its affiliates.