AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated August 2006 revenues of NT$23,308 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$23,306 million, both increasing 15.9% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, both consolidated and unconsolidated revenues of August 2006 increased by 15.7%.
Following the milestone of three-million large-sized TFT-LCD unit volume set in October 2005, shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and general display applications, broke the four-million mark in August 2006 to set a new record of 4.19 million, up 13.7% from the previous month, driven by strong seasonal demand. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels increased on seasonal strength by 21.8% M-o-M to reach 6.87 million.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Jan to August 2006||170,566||170,535|
|Jan to August 2005||122,654||122,576|
(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, and AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation.