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AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2018 Consolidated Revenue

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$24.86 billion for December 2018(1), down by 3.5% month-over-month and 3.8% year-over-year.  In the fourth quarter of 2018, unaudited consolidated revenues were NT$77.09 billion, down by 4.9% quarter-over-quarter and 4.4% year-over-year.


For the year ended December 31, 2018, unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$307.63 billion, down by 9.8% year-over-year.


Shipments of large-sized panels(2) for LCD TV, desktop monitor, notebook PC, and other applications exceeded 9.51 million units in December 2018, up by 0.5% month-over-month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 9.48 million units, down by 15.5% month-over-month.


In the fourth quarter of 2018, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 28.45 million units, down by 4.5% quarter-over-quarter and slightly down by 0.7% year-over-year. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter reached around 32.15 million units, down by 24.5% quarter-over-quarter and 31.6% year-over-year.


For the full year of 2018, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 114.79 million units, an increase of 2.7% from the previous year. Small and medium-sized panel shipments totaled 166.60 million units, down by 1.3% year-over-year.





AUO December Revenue Report:




(Unit: NT$ million)


Period Consolidated Revenue
December 2018 24,857
November 2018 25,747
MoM Change (3.5%)
December 2017 25,843
YoY Change (3.8%)
Jan. to Dec. 2018 307,634
Jan. to Dec. 2017 341,028
YoY Change (9.8%)


(1) All financial information was unaudited and was prepared by the Company in accordance with Taiwan IFRS.

(2) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above.