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AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2013 Consolidated Revenue (2014.01.09)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its unaudited consolidated December 2013 revenue of NT$33,399 million, down by 5.7% month-over-month and up by 4.2% year-over-year. Consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 were NT$102,733 million, down by 4.1% from the previous quarter and increased by 3.4% year-over-year.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, unaudited consolidated revenues increased by 10% year-over-year to NT$416,393 million.

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) for LCD TV, desktop monitor, notebook PC, and other applications totaled 10.34 million units in December 2013, down by 1.6% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments decreased by 6.9% month-over-month to around 12.79 million units.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, large-sized panel shipments totaled around 30.17 million units, up by 2.8% quarter-over-quarter and down by 2.6% year-over-year.  Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter exceeded 41.18 million units, down by 6.6% quarter-over-quarter and up by 9.4% year-over-year.

For the full year 2013, large-sized panel shipments reached 116.97 million units, down by 5.1% from 2012. Small and medium-sized panel shipments totaled around 152.52 million units, down by 1.3% compared to the previous 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)
December 2013 33,399
November 2013 35,412
MoM Change (5.7%)
December 2012 32,051
YoY Change 4.2%
Jan to Dec 2013 416,393
Jan to Dec 2012 378,471
YoY Change 10.0%

(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.