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AU Optronics October 2005 Sales Set Record High at NT$24,000 million (2005.11.07)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced another historical record high on monthly revenues and shipments. AUO's preliminary consolidated October 2005 monthly revenues broke a record high to post NT$24,000 million, while unconsolidated net sales totaled NT$23,991 million. 

Both preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated revenues for the month of October 2005 increased by 9.4% sequentially. On a year-over-year basis, October 2005 consolidated revenues increased by 87.1%, while unconsolidated net sales rose by 87.9%. 

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 3.10 million, a 11.3% increase from September 2005. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels declined to total 6.3 million, a 14.6 % sequential decrease due to seasonal demand. 

For the ten months ended October 31, 2005, unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenue totaled NT$168,589 million and NT$168,501 million respectively, representing 19.2% and 21.8% 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
October 2005 24,000 23,991
September 2005 21,935 21,934
M-o-M Growth 9.4% 9.4%
October 2004 12,825 12,767
Y-o-Y Growth 87.1% 87.9%
January to October 2005 168,589 168,501
January to October 2004 141,441 138,501
January to October 2004 19.2% 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, and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation.