AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced October 2007 revenue with preliminary consolidated revenue of NT$53,121 million and unconsolidated revenue of NT$53,062 million; both slightly dropped 1.1% sequentially from the previous month. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated September 2007 revenues still increased significantly by 59.7% and 59.5% respectively.
In supporting the upcoming seasonal demand, AUO’s current loading rate remains to be full. In the meanwhile, AUO shifted most of the shipments to be transited by air from September resulted in the decrease of goods-in-transit and lower inventory turnover days. With a much higher base generated in September, the shipment of large-sized panels(a) for October experienced a slight 3.4% sequential decline and amounted to 7.9 million. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels set a new record of 15.5 million units, presented a 9.4% sequential increase.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to Oct 2007||377,810||377,534|
|Jan to Oct 2006||231,731||231,700|
(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. and Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd.