AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced another record month for May 2007 based on sales and unit shipments. AUO’s preliminary consolidated May 2007 revenue of NT$35,503 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$35,499 million both broke the historical mark since last October and rose 12.5% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated May 2007 revenues largely increased by 76.3% and 76.4% respectively.
Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for May also set a new record of 6.51 million units, up 6.1% from the previous month. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels broke the ten-million unit milestone and hit a historical high to total 10.65 million, a 14.2% sequential growth.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to May 2007||147,773||147,741|
|Jan to May 2006||108,830||108,812|
(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 and Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co.