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AU Optronics Corp. March 2006 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$22.5 Billion (2006.04.10)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated March 2006 monthly revenues of NT$22,455 million and unconsolidated net sales totaled NT$22,447 million, increasing 4.0% and 3.9% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, March 2006 consolidated revenues increased by 53.6%, while unconsolidated net sales rose by 53.8%. 

1Q2006 unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$66,252 million and NT$66,241 million respectively, representing 70.6% and 70.7% Y-o-Y growth. Unit shipments increased by 55.3% for large-sized panels and 83.0% for small-and-medium-sized panels. 

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, was flat at 3.19 million, a 0.1% increase from February 2006. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels presented a significant growth to 6.36 million, increasing 34.1% sequentially. 

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the first quarter was 9.38 million, declined 2.3% sequentially, while shipments for small-and medium-sized panels also declined slightly to total 15.81 million, a 0.8 % marginal decrease. 

(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 2006 22,455 22,447
February 2006 21,597 21,594
M-o-M Growth 4.0% 3.9%
March 2005 14,618 14,596
Y-o-Y Growth 53.6% 53.8%
Jan to Mar 2006 66,252 66,241
Jan to Mar 2005 38,837 38,796
Y-o-Y Growth 70.6% 70.7%

(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, and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation.