AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated March 2009 revenue of NT$22,107 million and NT$21,937 million, up 43.7% and 43.2% respectively from February 2009. In terms of Y-o-Y comparison, they were down by 53.0% and 53.1% respectively.
In the first quarter of 2009, AUO’s unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$50,733 million and NT$50,459 million. It represented a 15.1% and 15.2% Q-o-Q decrease, and a 62.9% and 63.0% Y-o-Y decrease.
Large-sized panel(a) shipments for March 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, exceeded 5.93 million units, a substantial 48.8% M-o-M increase. As to small- and medium-sized panels, the shipments reached over 19.29 million units, also a significant 37.8% sequential increase.
In the first quarter of 2009, large-sized panel shipments reached 13.15 million units, a 12.8% Q-o-Q and a 40.3 %Y-o-Y decrease. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels in the same quarter totaled 42.93 million units, down by 9.4% from last quarter, but a 13.9% Y-o-Y increase.
(a)Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report:(Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to March 2009||50,733||50,459|
|Jan to March 2008||136,630||136,239|
(2)Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3)Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corporation, AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation, AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation, Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o. and Lextar Electronics Corp.