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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.53
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. AUO: 0.53 )
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.53

Equity to Asset 0.38
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 2625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. AUO: 0.38 )
AUO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.38

0.28
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.73
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 115.19 vs. AUO: 1.73 )
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 12.95
Current: 1.73

1.73
12.95
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.17
WACC vs ROIC
4.89%
6.04%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.96
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. AUO: 5.96 )
AUO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.74   Max: 13.18
Current: 5.96

-16.74
13.18
Net-margin (%) 4.44
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AUO: 4.44 )
AUO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.85   Max: 16.63
Current: 4.44

-17.85
16.63
ROE (%) 8.27
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2610 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. AUO: 8.27 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.35   Max: 25.09
Current: 8.27

-31.35
25.09
ROA (%) 2.86
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2663 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AUO: 2.86 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.86   Max: 14.4
Current: 2.86

-9.86
14.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.94
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.56 vs. AUO: 6.94 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.53   Max: 21.72
Current: 6.94

-15.53
21.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AUO: -5.20 )
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 47.6
Current: -5.2

-5.2
47.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.60
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AUO: -11.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 128.6
Current: -11.6

-36.3
128.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.50
AUO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AUO: -18.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 29.3
Current: -18.5

-51.9
29.3
» AUO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AUO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 72,254 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 3,310,970 sh (-35.38%)
Sarah Ketterer 102,712 sh (-67.24%)
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Q2 2014

AUO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 261,300 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 102,712 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
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Q3 2014

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 383,552 sh (New)
Jim Simons 559,000 sh (+113.93%)
Sarah Ketterer 97,112 sh (-5.45%)
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Q4 2014

AUO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 47,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,954,541 sh (+249.65%)
Sarah Ketterer 328,712 sh (+238.49%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AUO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.3%$3.62 - $4.05 $ 5.2638%0
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Reduce -35.38%0.53%$2.73 - $3.48 $ 5.2668%3310970
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 Add 97.33%0.74%$2.82 - $3.62 $ 5.2668%5123820
Arnold Schneider 2013-09-30 Add 490.28%0.71%$3.35 - $3.89 $ 5.2644%2596635
Arnold Schneider 2013-06-30 New Buy0.14%$3.29 - $4.89 $ 5.2624%439900
Arnold Schneider 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0037%$3.64 - $5.08 $ 5.2622%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0011%$3.64 - $5.08 $ 5.2622%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Reduce -93.74%0.05%$4.25 - $5.89 $ 5.2611%16959
Arnold Schneider 2012-03-31 New Buy$4.25 - $5.89 $ 5.2611%10000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Reduce -72.92%0.05%$3.77 - $5.04 $ 5.2620%270759
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.90
AUO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.70 vs. AUO: 20.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 2144.57
Current: 20.9

2.07
2144.57
Forward P/E 0.73
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AUO: 0.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.90
AUO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. AUO: 20.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 4503.6
Current: 20.9

2.26
4503.6
P/B 0.90
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. AUO: 0.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.9

0.41
2.36
P/S 0.80
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AUO: 0.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.8

0.2
2.62
PFCF 3.20
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 98.89 vs. AUO: 3.20 )
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 165
Current: 3.2

1.63
165
POCF 2.10
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. AUO: 2.10 )
AUO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 10.18
Current: 2.1

0.94
10.18
EV-to-EBIT 26.00
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 24.22 vs. AUO: 26.00 )
AUO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -476.6   Max: 422.2
Current: 26

-476.6
422.2
Current Ratio 1.10
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. AUO: 1.10 )
AUO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.1

0.86
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.88
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AUO: 0.88 )
AUO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.88

0.54
1.64
Days Inventory 51.23
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.84 vs. AUO: 51.23 )
AUO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.24   Max: 50.27
Current: 51.23

29.24
50.27
Days Sales Outstanding 71.08
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 81.88 vs. AUO: 71.08 )
AUO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 64.69
Current: 71.08

2.66
64.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.10
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
98% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AUO: 0.10 )
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.1

0.04
2.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. AUO: 0.10 )
AUO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.1

0.04
2.7
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
AUO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. AUO: -1.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -18.6
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.88
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 2802 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AUO: 0.88 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.27
Current: 0.88

0.49
2.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.74
AUO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AUO: 3.74 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 10.33
Current: 3.74

0.37
10.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AUO: 0.94 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.94

0.3
2.52
Price/Graham Number 0.80
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 2803 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. AUO: 0.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 32.33
Current: 0.8

0.39
32.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. AUO: 3.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 38.4
Current: 3.8

0.2
38.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -41.14
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. AUO: -41.14 )
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41   Max: 37.5
Current: -41.14

-41
37.5

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:2409.Taiwan, AU7A.Germany,
AU Optronics Corp was incorporated as Acer Display Technology, Inc. in 1996. The Company is engaged in research, development, production and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and other flat panel displays used in a wide variety of applications. It also engages in the production and sale of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and systems. The Company has operate in two business segments: Display business and Solar business. In Display business, the company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and TFT-LCD panels. Its panels are primarily used in mobile PCs, monitors, consumer electronics products and televisions. In Solar business, the Company manufactures upstream and midstream products such as polysilicon, ingots, wafers and solar cells. The Company designs, develops, and manufactures solar photovoltaic (PV) modules as well as produces solar PV systems and provide value-added services for solar PV systems projects. It designs, develops and manufactures the panels to address specific needs of the end-products in which they are used, such as thinness, light weight, resolution, color quality, brightness, low power consumption, touch panel features, fast response time, slim form and wide viewing angles. The Company sells the panels to brand companies and original equipment manufacturing service providers with operations in Taiwan, the PRC, Japan and other areas. The Company's competitors includes LG Display and Samsung Display in Korea, Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes and Hannstar Display in Taiwan; Sharp, Panasonic LCD, and Japan Display in Japan; and BOE, Century, Tianma, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and CEC-PANDA LCD Technology in the PRC.
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