AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated net sales of NT$15,380 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$15,379 million for the month of May 2005.
Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications totaled 2.37 million, a 3.4% increase compared to April 2005. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels decreased by 5.3% M-o-M to total 3.97 million due to product mix change. The Company remains confident that it will be able to achieve its second-quarter 2005 guidance announced on April 26 of unit shipments for both large-sized and small- and medium-sized panels.
Unaudited consolidated revenues for the month of May 2005 increased by 3.1%, while unconsolidated net sales rose 3.3% sequentially. On a year-over-year basis, May 2005 consolidated revenues decreased by 7.7%, while unconsolidated net sales declined by 7.5%.
(a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small & medium size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)
|Net Sales(1) (2)||Consolidated(3)||Unconsolidated|
|Y-o-Y Growth||( 7.7% )||( 7.5% )|
|January to May 2005||69,130||69,058|
|January to May 2004||73,994||71,016|
|Y-o-Y Growth||( 6.6% )||( 2.8% )|
(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 Corporation, AU Optronics (L) Corporation, and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation.