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AU Optronics Corp. November 2003 Sales Reached NT$11.4 billion (2003.12.04)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced consolidated net sales of NT$11,369 million for the month of November 2003, a new record high for a seventh consecutive month, while unconsolidated net sales totaled NT$10,561 million.

November shipments of large-size TFT-LCD panels reflect adjusted product mix of desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications to amount to 1.2 million units, up slightly from October. Unit shipment for small & medium size (A/V) panels, due to seasonal factors, declined 18.9% M-o-M to 2.1 million. Year-to-date unit shipment for large-size panels reached 10.6 million, while small & medium size (A/V) panels totaled 19.7 million.

Consolidated net sales rose 2.3% from October, while unconsolidated sales increased 1.9%. For January through November 2003, consolidated and unconsolidated net sales revenues amounted to NT$92,964 million and NT$86,447 million, respectively.

Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)

 

Net Sales(1) (2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated
November 2003 11,369 10,561
October 2003 11,114 10,359
M-o-M Growth 2.3% 1.9%
November 2002 5,042 5,011
Y-o-Y Growth 125.5% 110.7%
Year-to-Date(4) 92,964 86,447

(1): All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan.
(2): Year 2003 figures and all consolidated numbers have not been audited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3): Including AU Optronics Corporation ("AUT"), AU Optronics (Lauban) Corporation ("AUL"), and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation ("AUS").
(4) Numbers adjusted to reflect fluctuation in foreign exchange rates