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AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2012 Consolidated Revenue (2012.04.10)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated March 2012 revenue of NT$31,441 million, up by 12.5% month-over-month and down by 12.5% year-over-year. AUO’s unaudited consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2012 totaled NT$81,102 million, down by 9.4% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year.

For March 2012, Large-sized panel (a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, surpassed 10.43 million units, an increase of 9.8% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 13.22 million units, up by 0.8% month-over-month.

In the first quarter of 2012, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 27.25 million units, an increase of 1.8% from last quarter and a decrease of 4% over last year. On the other hand, shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels for the same quarter totaled 36.67million units, down by 21.1% quarter-over-quarter and 15.7% 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
March 2012 31,441 30,250
February 2012 27,955 26,669
M-o-M Growth 12.5% 13.4%
March 2011 35,947 34,236
Y-o-Y Growth (12.5%) (11.6%)
Jan to March 2012 81,102 77,572
Jan to March 2011 93,230 88,290
Y-o-Y Growth (13%) (12.1%)

(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.