AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its September 2008 revenue with preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated basis of NT$34,563 million and NT$34,537 million respectively. The uncertainties of the current macro environment resulted in both 6.8% month-over-month decrease, and 35.7% year-over-year decrease.
Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for September 2008 totaled 7.0 million units, decreased by 3.3% sequentially. Small-and-medium-sized panel shipments reached 22.7 million units, a 9.1% month-over-month increase.
In the third quarter of 2008, AUO’s unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$104,314 million and NT$104,069 million. It represented 15.5% and 15.0% quarter-over-quarter decrease, and 24.4% and 24.5% year-over-year decrease.
Large-sized panel shipments for the third quarter of 2008 were 20.7 million, a 5.2% quarter-over-quarter and a 6.9% year-over-year decrease. Small- and medium-sized panel shipments for the third quarter of 2008 totaled 61.1 million units, a significant 45.9% quarter-over-quarter increase and 50.2% year-over-year increase.
The sales decline in the third quarter was due to the lower-than-expected shipments and ASP in IT panels, and weak ASP in TV panels, although TV panel shipments met previous guidance, plus small- and medium-sized panel shipments posted a remarkable result.
(a)Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report:(Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to Sep 2008||364,420||362,681|
|Jan to Sep 2007||324,689||324,472|
(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. and AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o.