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AU Optronics Corp. February 2005 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$11.5 Billion (2005.03.08)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated net sales of NT$11,517 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$11,511 million for the month of February 2005. 

Preliminary February shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications decreased by 5.0% M-o-M to 1.81 million, due to Chinese New Year and less working days in February. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels recovered from seasonal weakness, up 9.6% from January 2005 to reach 2.75 million. 

In addition, downward adjustments in average selling prices for notebook PC and LCD TV panels resulted in lower blended ASP for large-sized panels. Consequently, unaudited consolidated revenues for the month of February 2005 decreased by 9.3% sequentially, while unconsolidated net sales fell 9.3%. On a year-over-year basis, consolidated revenues fell 13.5%, while unconsolidated net sales fell 7.8%. 

(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
February 2005 11,517 11,511
January 2005 12,702 12,690
M-o-M Growth -9.3% -9.3%
February 2004 13,317 12,480
Y-o-Y Growth -13.5% -7.8%

(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.