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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
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Cash to Debt 0.34
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. AUO: 0.34 )
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.34

0.2
1.09
Equity to Asset 0.30
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. AUO: 0.30 )
AUO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.3

0.24
0.6
Interest Coverage 1.73
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 464.62 vs. AUO: 1.73 )
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 12.95
Current: 1.73

1.73
12.95
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.99
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. AUO: 1.99 )
AUO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.74   Max: 13.18
Current: 1.99

-16.74
13.18
Net-margin (%) 0.91
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AUO: 0.91 )
AUO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.85   Max: 16.63
Current: 0.91

-17.85
16.63
ROE (%) 2.74
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. AUO: 2.74 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.04   Max: 21.42
Current: 2.74

-42.04
21.42
ROA (%) 0.82
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AUO: 0.82 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 12.12
Current: 0.82

-10
12.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.72
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. AUO: 2.72 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.08   Max: 17.39
Current: 2.72

-16.08
17.39
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
AUO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. AUO: -5.20 )
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 47.6
Current: -5.2

-5.2
47.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.60
AUO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. AUO: -11.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 128.6
Current: -11.6

-36.3
128.6
EPS Growth (%) -18.50
AUO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. AUO: -18.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 29.3
Current: -18.5

-51.9
29.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 649,434 sh (+76.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 45,241 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 84,112 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q2 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Arnold Schneider 439,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 109,312 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 84,112 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 42,841 sh (-5.3%)
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Q3 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Arnold Schneider 2,596,635 sh (+490.28%)
Sarah Ketterer 313,512 sh (+272.73%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 19,851 sh (-81.84%)
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Q4 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Schneider 5,123,820 sh (+97.33%)
Sarah Ketterer 313,512 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AUO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0011%$3.64 - $5.08 $ 3.82-11%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Reduce -93.74%0.05%$4.25 - $5.89 $ 3.82-20%16959
George Soros 2011-12-31 Reduce -72.92%0.05%$3.77 - $5.04 $ 3.82-13%270759
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 233.16%0.05%$4.02 - $6.56 $ 3.82-24%999800
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$6.72 - $8.94 $ 3.82-52%300100
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Ratios

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P/B 0.80
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AUO: 0.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.8

0.41
2.68
P/S 0.30
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. AUO: 0.30 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.3

0
2.62
PFCF 6.20
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. AUO: 6.20 )
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 19.36
Current: 6.2

1.63
19.36
EV-to-EBIT 0.60
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. AUO: 0.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 320.2
Current: 0.6

2.5
320.2
Shiller P/E 113.80
AUO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 29.58 vs. AUO: 113.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.51   Max: 136.67
Current: 113.8

4.51
136.67

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AUO: 0.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.8

0.6
2.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 23.90
AUO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
75% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AUO: 23.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 6.57
Current: 23.9

0.76
6.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AUO: 0.30 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.3

0.3
1.58
Price/Graham Number 1.00
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AUO: 1.00 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.7
Current: 1

0.57
1.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.62
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AUO: -1.62 )
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 42.6
Current: -1.62

-6.3
42.6

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:2409.Taiwan, AU7A.Germany
AU Optronics Corp. was incorporated as Acer Display Technology, Inc. under the laws of the Republic of China as a company limited on August 12, 1996. In September 1, 2001, the Company completed a merger with Unipac. It changed its name to AU Optronics Corp. on May 22, 2001. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and all of its products are TFT-LCD panels. Prior to the merger, Acer Display was mainly involved in the design, development, production and marketing of large-size TFT-LCD panels and Unipac was mainly involved in the design, production and marketing of both small-size and large-size TFT-LCD panels. TFT-LCD is currently a used flat panel display technology. Its panels are used in computer products such as notebook computers and desktop monitors and consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, portable navigation display, portable DVD players, LCD televisions and industrial displays. AU Optronics currently manufactures TFT-LCD at fabrication facilities commonly known as 'fabs.' The Company groups its business into three marketing channels: Information Technology Displays, Consumer Products Displays and Television Displays. The Information Technology Displays Business Group covers applications such as desktop and notebook computers. The Consumer Products Displays Business Group covers applications such as audio-video displays and mobile device displays. The Television Displays Business Group covers applications such as LCD television. The Company sells its panels to original equipment manufacturing service providers and brand companies. The Company's manufacturing operations require adequate supplies of raw materials and components on a timely basis. The TFT-LCD industry is competitive. Its competitors operate fabs in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the PRC. The Company's manufacturing processes involve the use of hazardous materials and generate an amount of waste products, including wastewater, liquid waste products and hazardous gases, which are strictly monitored by local environmental protection bureaus.

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