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AU Optronics Corp. Reports Sep. 2009 Consolidated Revenue (2009.10.07)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated Sep. 2009 revenue of NT$41,079 million and NT$39,446 million, up 8.9% and 6.9% respectively from August 2009. In terms of Y-o-Y comparison, they were up by 19.7% and 15% correspondingly. 

In the third quarter of 2009, AUO's unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$111,344 million and NT$108,200 million. It represented an increase of 35% and 32.8% from the second quarter of 2009, as well as a 7% and 4.2% increase from the same period in 2008. 

The large-sized panel (a) shipments for Sep. 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were over 9.38 million units, an increase of 3.5% from August 2009. As to small- and -medium-sized panels, the shipments were close to 23.6 million units, up 19.8% compared to last month. 

In the third quarter of 2009, large-sized panel shipments were close to 26.71 million units, a 19.2% Q-o-Q and a 28.9%Y-o-Y increase. Shipments of small- and -medium-sized panels in the same quarter totaled 64.8 million units, up 6.5% from last quarter, also a 6% Y-o-Y increase. 

(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
September 2009 41,079  39,446
August 2009 37,713  36,911
M-o-M Growth 8.9% 6.9%
September 2008 34,322 34,296
Y-o-Y Growth 19.7% 15.0%
Jan to Sep. 2009 244,571 240,115
Jan to Sep. 2008 364,178 362,439
Y-o-Y Growth (32.8%) (33.8%)

(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., AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp., AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics Manufacturing (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Suzhou) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precision Corp., BriView Electronics(L) Corp., BriView Electronics Corp., BVCH Optronics (Sichuan) Corp., BriView Technology Corp., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o., M. Setek Co., Ltd., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., Lextar Electronics Corp., and AUO Energy Taiwan Corp.