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Electronic Technology

AU Optronics Corp.

  • 12.75 TWD
  • -0.05
  • -0.39%
  • Taiwan
    Aug 16, 2018
  • Ticker
    TAI(2409)
  • Prev. close
    12.80
  • Market cap (TWD)
    123,190.33M
  • Market cap (USD)
    3,996.11M
  • Shares
    9,624.24M

Business Summary

AU Optronics Corp. engages in the research, development, production, and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. It operates through the Display and Solar business segments. The Display segment deals with the designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing of flat panel displays. The Solar segment handles the manufacturing of polysilicon and solar wafer. The company was founded by Lee Kuen Yao on August 12, 1996 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 TWDUSD
Revenue341,028.26M11,209.66M
Gross Profit56,900.79M1,870.33M
Operating income39,139.12M1,286.51M
Income before tax39,124.60M1,286.03M
Net income32,359.41M1,063.65M
EBITDA75,568.96M2,483.96M
Diluted EPS3.240.10
Dividends Per Share1.500.04
Total Assets441,451.28M14,834.46M
Total liabilities216,206.16M7,265.35M
Total equity208,154.36M6,994.78M
Operating cash flow84,363.33M2,773.03M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 416,363.00M 408,178.75M 360,346.49M 329,089.03M 341,028.26M
Gross Profit 29,317.25M 43,804.84M 35,542.20M 30,263.00M 56,900.79M
Operating income 8,292.52M 22,173.20M 17,521.14M 12,338.45M 39,139.12M
Income before tax 4,781.76M 19,480.59M 7,149.39M 11,085.12M 39,124.60M
Net income 4,180.37M 17,628.46M 4,931.96M 7,818.93M 32,359.41M
EBITDA 71,919.89M 79,068.15M 65,266.99M 52,031.69M 75,568.96M
Diluted EPS 0.44 1.82 0.46 0.80 3.24
Dividends Per Share 0.15 0.50 0.35 0.56 1.50
Total Assets 492,242.85M 469,859.68M 425,554.24M 429,769.25M 441,451.28M
Total liabilities 313,896.98M 269,489.76M 220,917.84M 230,134.06M 216,206.16M
Total equity 164,309.34M 180,975.03M 181,985.22M 181,244.69M 208,154.36M
Operating cash flow 49,642.44M 63,392.73M 62,003.38M 36,695.84M 84,363.33M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 14,027.81M 13,469.81M 11,348.04M 10,204.05M 11,209.66M
Gross Profit 987.73M 1,445.55M 1,119.29M 938.36M 1,870.33M
Operating income 279.38M 731.71M 551.77M 382.57M 1,286.51M
Income before tax 161.10M 642.85M 225.14M 343.71M 1,286.03M
Net income 140.84M 581.73M 155.31M 242.44M 1,063.65M
EBITDA 2,423.07M 2,609.23M 2,055.38M 1,613.34M 2,483.96M
Diluted EPS 0.01 0.06 0.01 0.02 0.10
Dividends Per Share 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.04
Total Assets 16,516.27M 14,868.03M 12,955.65M 13,334.86M 14,834.46M
Total liabilities 10,532.21M 8,527.61M 6,725.66M 7,140.58M 7,265.35M
Total equity 5,513.08M 5,726.69M 5,540.39M 5,623.65M 6,994.78M
Operating cash flow 1,672.51M 2,091.94M 1,952.61M 1,137.82M 2,773.03M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
PER3.69
ROA7.42%
ROE16.62%
Operating margin11.47%
Profit margin9.48%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Shuang Lang Peng
  • President & Director, Chief Operating Officer & GM: Kuo Hsin Tsai
  • Head-Finance & Accounting: Benjiamin Tseng
  • Chief Strategy Officer: Pen Yu Yang
  • Chief Sustainability Officer: Amy Ku

Shareholders

  • Qisda Corp. (6.8%)
  • Quanta Computer, Inc. (4.6%)
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Invt Port) (2.9%)
  • Au Optronics Corp. Esop (2.3%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.1%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.1%)
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc. (1.8%)
  • Shin Kong Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (1.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.auo.com
  • Address: Hsinchu Science Park, No. 1 Li Hsin Road 2, Hsinchu, 30078, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.3.5008800

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Competitors

  • LG Display Co., Ltd
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd Class A
  • Innolux Corp.
  • BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. Class B
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Truly International Holdings Limited
  • Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.
  • Hannstar Display Corp.
  • Japan Display Inc.
  • Tcl Corporation Class A
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • HKC International Holdings Limited
  • Nanjing Panda Electronics Company Limited Class H
  • Kopin Corporation
  • Mildex Optical Inc.
  • INVENIA Co., Ltd.
  • Ledtech Electronics Corp.
Last Updated on 16 Aug, 2018

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