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AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2012 Consolidated Revenue (2013.01.08)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated December 2012 revenue of NT$32,055 million, down by 5.4% month-over-month and up by 15.7% year-over-year. AUO's consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 was down by 3.3% quarter-over-quarter to NT$99,405 million and increased by 11.1% year-over-year.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, unaudited consolidated revenue totaled NT$378,475 million, resulting in a 0.3% year-over-year decrease.

For December 2012, large-sized panel (a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were nearly 10.38 million units, a decrease of 3% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 10.46 million units, down by 20.7% month-over-month.

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the fourth quarter of 2012 reached 30.99 million units, down 6.7% from last quarter, a Y-o-Y increase of 15.7%. Shipments for small- and medium-sized panels reached around 37.65 million units, down by 10.8% from the third quarter, and a Y-o-Y decrease of 19.0 %. 

In terms of the 2012 full-year unit shipments, large-sized panels are about 123.2 million units, up 7.6% from 2011. Meanwhile, small and medium-sized panels totaled around 154.5 million units, down by 17.6% from last 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
December 2012 32,055 30,664
November 2012 33,901 32,618
M-o-M Growth (5.4%) (6%)
December 2011 27,716 26,234
Y-o-Y Growth 15.7% 16.9%
Jan to December 2012 378,475 362,995
Jan to December 2011 379,712 359,528
Y-o-Y Growth (0.3%) 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.