AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced another record high for September 2007 revenue with preliminary consolidated revenue of NT$53,729 million and unconsolidated revenue of NT$53,672 million; both rose 21.8% sequentially from the previous month and represented record-breaking revenue in five successive months. It has been only 2 months since AUO’s revenue broke the NT$40 billion milestone in July 2007. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated September 2007 revenues increased significantly by 92.6% and 92.4% correspondingly.
3Q2007 unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$137.96 billion and NT$137.85 billion respectively, both representing a 30.1% growth from 2Q2007, and a significant Y-o-Y growth of 93.5% and 93.3% respectively.
Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for September also set a new record of 8.18 million units, a 13% increase from August 2007 and also a new record-high shipment for seven consecutive months. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels presented a 3% decline from the previous month, to 14.16 million units.
Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the third quarter was 22.26 million units, a 14.3% rise from 2Q2007 and a 76.3% Y-o-Y growth, while shipments for small- and medium-sized panels also increased to total 40.70 million units, a 26.3% increase from 2Q2007 and a 95.7% Y-o-Y growth.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to Sep 2007||324,689||324,472|
|Jan to Sep 2006||198,461||198,427|
(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) 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.