AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced December 2008 revenue with preliminary consolidated revenue of NT$14,736 million and unconsolidated revenue of NT$14,684 million, down by 17.0% and 16.7% respectively from the previous month. On a Y-o-Y comparison, both December 2008 consolidated and unconsolidated revenues decreased by 69.9%.
For the year ended December 31, 2008, unaudited consolidated revenue totaled NT$423,929 million, resulting in an 11.7% Y-o-Y decrease. Meanwhile, unconsolidated revenue amounted to NT$421,957 million, representing a 12.0 %Y-o-Y decline.
In December 2008, shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications reached around 4.22 million units, down by 6.4% month-over-month. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels totaled 9.85 million units, representing a 33.7 % sequential decrease.
Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the fourth quarter of 2008 exceeded 15.08 million units, down by 27.2% from last quarter. Shipments for small- and medium-sized panels reached around 47.40 million units, representing a 22.5 % sequential decrease.
In terms of the 2008 full-year unit shipments, large-sized panels reached 79.67 million units, a 1.5 % Y-o-Y decrease. Meanwhile, small- and medium-sized panels exceeded 188.07 million units, representing a 31.5 % Y-o-Y increase.
(a)Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)
|Jan to Dec 2008||423,929||421,957|
|Jan to Dec 2007||480,184||479,727|
(1) 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. and AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o.