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AU Optronics Corp. January 2005 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$12.7 Billion (2005.02.05)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated net sales of NT$12,702 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$12,690 million for the month of January 2005. 

Preliminary January shipments of large-sized panels for applications such as desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV, and other applications decreased by 2.1% M-o-M to 1.90 million, mainly due to seasonal weakness in notebook segment (a). Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels resumed a seasonal decline in January, decreasing by 19.4% from December to 2.51 million. 

Unaudited consolidated revenues for the month of January 2005 decreased by 4.8% sequentially, while unconsolidated net sales fell 2.4% from December. On a year-over-year basis, consolidated fell 1.7%, while unconsolidated net sales rose 4.6% . 

(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
January 2005 12,702 12,690
December 2004 13,339 13,005
M-o-M Growth -4.8% -2.4%
January 2004 12,916 12,135
Y-o-Y Growth -1.7% 4.6%

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