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AU Optronics Corp. April 2005 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$14.9 Billion (2005.05.05)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated net sales of NT$14,913 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$14,882 million for the month of April 2005. 

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications totaled 2.30 million, 1.6% lower than the previous month due to less working days in April and product mix shift. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels increased on seasonal strength by 23.5% M-o-M to reach 4.19 million. 

Unaudited consolidated revenues for the month of April 2005 increased by 2.0%, while unconsolidated net sales rose 2.0% sequentially. On a year-over-year basis, April 2005 consolidated revenues decreased by 6.8%, while unconsolidated net sales declined by 6.1%. 

(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
April 2005 14,913 14,882
March 2005 14,618 14,596
M-o-M Growth 2.0% 2.0%
April 2004 16,007 15,848
Y-o-Y Growth (6.8%) (6.1%)
January to April 2005 53,750 53,678
January to April 2004 57,338 54,384
Y-o-Y Growth (6.3%) (1.3%)


(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.