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AUO 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 28 October 2016]

AU Optronics (AUO) saw its operations swing from net operating loss of NT$4.981 billion (US$158 million) for the first half of 2016 to net operating profit of NT$5.759 billion for the third quarter, the company announced at an October 27 investors conference.

AUO posted consolidated revenues of NT$86.017 billion, gross margin 13.15%, net operating profit 5.759 billion, net profit NT$4.616 billion and net EPS NT$0.51 for the third quarter. For January-September, AUO recorded consolidated revenues of NT$237.243 billion, gross margin 7.28%, net operating profit NT$778 million, net loss NT$1.768 billion and net loss per share of NT$0.12.

AUO shipped 29.27 million large-size (10-inch and above) panels, increasing 2.8% on quarter and 11.4% on year, in the third quarter. Small- to medium-size shipments were 37.97 million decreasing 10.6% on quarter and 22.0% on year. Third-quarter total area shipped was 6.617 million square meters and ASP was US$372 per square meter.

Of third-quarter panel revenues of NT$80.614 billion, 16% came from below 10-inch panels, 26% from 10- to <20-inch units, 15% from 20- to <39-inch units, 15% from 39- to <50-inch units and 28% from 50-inch and above. In Terms of applications, TV accounted for 46% of revenues, monitor 15%, notebook and tablet 17%, smartphone and other mobile devices 5%, and commercial displays and others 17%.

Global LCD TV sales peaked at more than 300 million units in 2009-2010 and now is the time for replacement, AUO Video Solutions Business Group general manager Liao Wei-lung said. Since prices for 32- to 42-inch LCD TVs, the mainstream size in 2009-2010, stood at US$400-900 which can buy 43- to 55-inch models today, the global average size of LCD TVs sold in 2016 is expected to increase by two inches on year and the corresponding total panel area will grow 5%, Liao noted.

AUO expects panel shipment volume in the fourth quarter to slip 5% on quarter due to an increase in average panel size and the corresponding ASP to rise 5-10% because South Korea-based makers will shutdown TFT-LCD production lines in the fourth quarter, resulting in continual hikes in panel price. AUO has fully utilized its production capacity, and full utilization will remain throughout the fourth quarter.

Global demand for panels by total area in 2016 will increase 5-7%, larger than the growth in global supply in panel area. In 2017, demand will increase 3-5%, with global supply to remain tight, AUO president and COO Michael Tsai indicated.
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AUO to stick to smart investment strategy, says chairman
Rebecca Kuo, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 21 September 2017]

AU Optronics (AUO) will continue its "smart investment" policy focusing on improvement of operating efficiency and ramping up the ratio of value-added products to shore up its revenues and profits, according to company chairman Paul Peng.

AUO will not compete with rival companies, particularly those with government backing, in production scale but rather than in value-added production, Peng said, adding that the ratio of panels for commercial, automotive, aviation, industrial and high-end applications has exceeded 50% of AUO's total production and is still growing.

While some 10.5G fabs are expected to come online in 2018, Peng reiterated AUO's decision of not committing investment on 10.5G lines as it will take at least over 10 years to yield investment gains based on prevailing panel prices, Peng said.

Issues such as production control and supply chain management have become more important for AUO as it is moving to focus on customized production which relies more on competitive technology and production efficiency, Pend added.

Regarding to business prospects for the second half of 2017, Peng indicated that panel demand from brand vendors has been strong for the third and fourth quarters as inventory levels in the channel have reduced sharply since July. Meanwhile, demand for all-screen 18:9 panels from the smartphone sector has increased substantially.

Due to robust demand from the TV and smartphone sectors, the utilization rates of AUO's both large- and medium- to small-size panel production lines are currently running at high levels, said Peng.
AUO reports strong profit growth for 2017
Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES, Taipei Wednesday 7 February 2018

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported strong profit growth for 2017. Net profit attributable to owners of the company arrived at NT$32.36 billion (US$1.11 billion), with a basic EPS of NT$3.36 in 2017, compared to net profit of NT$6.61 billion in 2016, according to the LCD panel maker.

For the full year 2017, consolidated revenues totaled NT$341.03 billion, an increase of 3.6% on year, AUO said.

AUO's fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues came to NT$80.66 billion (US$2.76 billion), down by 7.7% sequentially, with net profit attributable to owners of the company reaching NT$4.20 billion, or a basic EPS of NT$0.44.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, large-sized (10-inch and above) panel shipments reached around 28.65 million units, down by 1.5% on quarter. Shipments of small- to medium-sized panels in the quarter exceeded 46.96 million units, up by 0.3% on quarter.

For 2017, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 111.80 million units, an increase of 1.2% from the previous year. Small- to medium-sized panel shipments totaled 168.85 million units, up by 9.7% year-over-year.

The panel maker said fourth-quarter 2017 gross margin was 13.9%, with operating margin at 7.1%. Operating margin of the Display segment was 9%, it said.

For 2017, gross margin and operating margin were 17.9% and 11.5% respectively. Operating margin of the Display segment for the year was 12.4%.

Looking back on the fourth quarter, AUO said although its revenues were down by 7.7% sequentially due to continued panel prices decline, its profitability remained at a good level.

"Operating profit for 2017 more than tripled over the previous year to NT$39.14 billion. Net profit attributable to owners of the company reached NT$32.36 billion, more than quadrupled year over year. Both the profitability indexes marked the highest in a decade," said AUO in a press statement.

AUO said that in 2017 it continued to implement the value-added and product differentiation strategies.

Looking ahead, the company said it "will continue to make optimal investment in high-quality capacity, to accelerate value-transformation, and to reinforce the ability of technology innovation. These strategies will help the company maintain stable profitability in the long-term, and become the lead player in the industry."
AU Optronics: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Associated Press

Associated PressOctober 31, 2018, 10:02 AM GMT+1
HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) _ AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $140.9 million.

The Hsinchu, Taiwan-based company said it had net income of 15 cents per share.

The LCD screen manufacturer posted revenue of $2.64 billion in the period.

The company's shares closed at $3.90. A year ago, they were trading at $4.13.

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Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 59.591.507 von R-BgO am 09.01.19 11:44:14AUO reports net profit of NT$10.16 billion for 2018
Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES, Taipei Tuesday 29 January 2019

AU Optronics (AUO) has revealed its consolidated revenues for 2018 came to NT$307.63 billion (US$9.98 billion), a decrease of 9.8% on year. Net profit reached NT$10.16 billion, with a basic EPS of NT$1.06.

For fourth-quarter 2018, consoldiated revenues arrived at NT$77.09 billion, down by 4.9% sequentially, said the panel maker. AUO's net profit for the fourth quarter was NT$0.28 billion, with a basic EPS of NT$0.03.

For the full year of 2018, large-sized (10-inch and above) panel shipments exceeded 114.79 million units, an increase of 2.7% from the previous year. Small- to medium-sized panel shipments totaled 166.6 million units, down by 1.3% year-over-year, according to AUO.

Its fourth-quarter 2018 large-sized panel shipments exceeded 28.45 million units, down by 4.5% quarter-over-quarter. Shipments of small- to medium-sized panels in the same quarter reached around 32.15 million units, down by 24.5% sequentially.

AUO disclosed operating profit of NT$6.67 billion for 2018, with gross margin of 9.1%, and operating margin of 2.2%. Operating margin for the Display Segment was 2.7% in 2018, the panel maker said.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, the company recorded operating loss of NT$1.45 billion with gross margin of 5.3% and operating margin of negative 1.9%. Operating margin for Display Segment was negative 1.7% for the quarter.

As new capacity added to the market in the fourth quarter, AUO said industry supply and demand balance became looser. As a result, panel prices were on the decline, and net profit amounted to only NT$0.28 billion in the fourth quarter.

But AUO said that with consistent focus on the value transformation strategy it was still able to maintain a good level of profitability in 2018. It said its financial structure was also maintained at a stable and healthy status.

AUO said as new capacity continues to ramp up, oversupply may become a display industry normal in the next few years.

Furthermore, there could be uncertainties coming from both global economy and international trade situations. Facing the challenging business environment, AUO said it will insist on its core strategy, focusing on sustaining financial health, value enhancement and continuous innovation.

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