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AU Optronics Corp. March 2005 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$14.6 Billion (2005.04.06)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated net sales of NT$14,618 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$14,596 million for the month of March 2005. 

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications, broke the two-million mark in March 2005 to set a new record of 2.33 million, up 29.1% from the previous month. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels increased by 23.4% M-o-M to reach 3.39 million. 

Unaudited consolidated revenues for the month of March 2005 increased by 26.9%, while unconsolidated net sales rose 26.8%, sequentially. On a year-over-year basis, March 2005 consolidated revenues decreased by 3.2%, while unconsolidated net sales increased 4.8%. For the first three months ended March 31, 2005, preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated revenues amounted to NT$38,837 million and NT$38,796 million, while preliminary shipments of large-sized panels and small- and medium-sized panels totaled 6.04 million and 8.64 million, respectively. 

(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
March 2005 14,618 14,596
February 2005 11,517 11,511
M-o-M Growth 26.9% 26.8%
March 2004 15,098 13,921
Y-o-Y Growth -3.2% 4.8%
January to March 2005 38,837 38,796
October to December 2004 39,495 39,480
Q-o-Q Growth -1.7% -1.7%

(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 Corporation, AU Optronics (L) Corporation, and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation.