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AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2013 Consolidated Revenue (2013.04.08)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its consolidated March 2013 revenue of NT$37,917 million, up by 36.7% month-over-month and 20.6% year-over-year. The Company’s March revenue increased by over NT$10 billion compared to the previous month, which recorded the highest monthly sales over the past 30 months. For the first quarter of 2013, AUO’s unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$94,244 million, down by 5.2% quarter-over-quarter but up by 16.2% year-over-year.

For March 2013, Large-sized panel (a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were around 10.59 million units, an increase of 34.4% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments nearly reached 12.39 million units, up by 33.5% month-over-month.

In the first quarter of 2013, large-sized panel shipments were about 26.96 million units, a decrease of 13% from last quarter and a decrease of 1.1% over last year. On the other hand, shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels for the same quarter totaled 30.68 million units, down by 18.5% quarter-over-quarter and 16.3% 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)
March 2013 37,917
February 2013 27,733
M-o-M Growth 36.7%
March 2012 31,441
Y-o-Y Growth 20.6%
Jan to Mar. 2013 94,244
Jan to Mar. 2012 81,102
Y-o-Y Growth 16.2%

(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.