AU OPTRONICS CORP 6-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 10, 2012
Commission File Number 001-31335
AU Optronics Corp.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
No. 1 Li-Hsin Road 2
Hsinchu Science Park
(Address of principal executive offices)
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AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2012 Consolidated Revenue
Issued by: AU Optronics Corp.
Issued on: Apr. 10, 2012
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Apr. 10, 2012
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO or the Company) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated March 2012 revenue of NT$31,441 million, up by 12.5% month-over-month and down by 12.5% year-over-year. AUOs unaudited consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2012 totaled NT$81,102 million, down by 9.4% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year.
For March 2012, Large-sized panel (a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, surpassed 10.43 million units, an increase of 9.8% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 13.22 million units, up by 0.8% month-over-month.
In the first quarter of 2012, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 27.25 million units, an increase of 1.8% from last quarter and a decrease of 4% over last year. On the other hand, shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels for the same quarter totaled 36.67million units, down by 21.1% quarter-over-quarter and 15.7% year-over-year.
Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)
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ABOUT AU OPTRONICS
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the worlds leading providers of display and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO now has global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two consecutive years from 2010 to 2011. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54 billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com.
* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.
Safe Harbour Notice
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO or the Company) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our managements expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled Risk Factors in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3rd, 2011.