AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated September 2006 revenue of NT$27,895 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$27,891 million, both increasing 19.7% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, both consolidated and unconsolidated revenues of September 2006 increased by 27.2%.
For the three months ended September 30, 2006, preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$71,313 million and NT$71,306 million respectively, both representing 17.1% Q-o-Q growth.
Driven primarily by shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and general display applications, the new record reached a high of 4.74 million, a 12.7% increase from August 2006. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels also reached historical highs on seasonal strength to total 8.22 million, an 18.4 % growth M-o-M.
Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the third quarter reached 12.63 million, a 24.6% sequential increase, while shipments for small- and medium-sized panels posted a 15.1% growth Q-o-Q to reach 20.80 million.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Jan to September 2006||198,461||198,427|
|Jan to September 2005||144,589||144,510|
(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, and AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation.