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AU Optronics Consolidated November 2005 Sales of NT$24,207 million and Shipment of 3.17 million Large-Sized Panels (2005.12.06)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced another record high on monthly revenues and shipments. AUO's preliminary consolidated November 2005 monthly revenues broke a record high to post NT$24,207 million, while unconsolidated net sales totaled NT$24,205 million. 

Limited by CCFL components supply constrains and weaker seasonal demand on the small- and medium- sized panels, both preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated revenues for the month of November 2005 increased by 0.9% sequentially. On a year-over-year basis, November 2005 consolidated revenues increased by 81.6%, while unconsolidated net sales rose by 82.1%. 

Driven primarily by shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, the new record reached a high of 3.17 million, a 2.3% increase from October 2005. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels declined to total 5.3 million, a 16.6 % sequential decrease due to seasonal demand. 

For the eleven months ended November 30, 2005, unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenue totaled NT$192,796 million and NT$192,706 million respectively, representing 24.6% and 27.1% 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
November 2005 24,207 24,205
October 2005 24,000 23,991
M-o-M Growth 0.9% 0.9%
November 2004 13,332 13,294
Y-o-Y Growth 81.6% 82.1%
January to November 2005 192,796 192,706
January to November 2004 154,773 151,599
Y-o-Y Growth 24.6% 27.1%

(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.