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AU Optronics Corp. March 2007 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$29.6 Billion (2007.04.09)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated March 2007 monthly revenues of NT$29,572 million and unconsolidated net sales totaled NT$29, 566 million, increasing 30.3% and 30.4% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, both consolidated and unconsolidated March 2007 revenues increased by 31.7%. 

1Q2007 unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$80,720 million and NT$80,694 million respectively, both representing 21.8% Y-o-Y growth. 

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for March recorded as 5.89 million units, a 29.6% increase from February 2007. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels hit a historical high since October 2006 to total 9.20 million, presenting a significant 52.8% M-o-M growth. 

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the first quarter was 15.94 million, rose 70.0% from 1Q2006, while shipments for small- and medium-sized panels also increased to total 22.13 million, a 39.9 % 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
March 2007 29,572 29,566
February 2007 22,690 22,674
M-o-M Growth 30.3% 30.4%
March 2006 22,455 22,447
Y-o-Y Growth 31.7% 31.7%
Jan to Mar 2007 80,720 80,694
Jan to Mar 2006 66,25 66,241
Y-o-Y Growth 21.8% 21.8%

 

(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 and Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co.