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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.59
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 2266 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AUO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AUO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.5 Max: N/A
Current: 0.59
Equity to Asset 0.41
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 2237 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AUO: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AUO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.41
0.24
0.62
Interest Coverage N/A
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 52.09 vs. AUO: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AUO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 5.48 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.12
WACC vs ROIC
8.96%
-0.68%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -0.12
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2251 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AUO: -0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AUO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.18  Med: 3.55 Max: 13.18
Current: -0.12
-15.18
13.18
Net-margin (%) -2.91
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. AUO: -2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AUO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.13  Med: 1.72 Max: 11.75
Current: -2.91
-16.13
11.75
ROE (%) -6.57
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. AUO: -6.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AUO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.47  Med: 3.77 Max: 21.6
Current: -6.57
-34.47
21.6
ROA (%) -2.75
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 2278 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. AUO: -2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AUO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.06  Med: 1.4 Max: 9.44
Current: -2.75
-10.06
9.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.23
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2269 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.74 vs. AUO: -0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.35  Med: 3.97 Max: 17.37
Current: -0.23
-16.35
17.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: 1.55 Max: 47.7
Current: -5.3
-5.3
47.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.50
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. AUO: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 13.95 Max: 128.7
Current: 20.5
-36.3
128.7
» AUO's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

AUO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 770,400 sh (+142.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 57,418 sh (+19.12%)
Sarah Ketterer 708,400 sh (+3.13%)
Jim Simons 3,943,200 sh (-2.10%)
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Q1 2016

AUO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Sarah Ketterer 827,500 sh (+16.81%)
Jim Simons 4,425,184 sh (+12.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 57,408 sh (-0.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 639,700 sh (-16.97%)
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Q2 2016

AUO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 75,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,649,200 sh (+5.06%)
Sarah Ketterer 827,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 57,405 sh (-0.01%)
Jeremy Grantham 584,900 sh (-8.57%)
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Q3 2016

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 411,600 sh (+446.61%)
Jim Simons 5,959,584 sh (+28.19%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 372,999 sh (-36.23%)
Sarah Ketterer 151,900 sh (-81.64%)
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 334413 
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Traded in other countries:AU7A.Germany, 2409.Taiwan,
AU Optronics Corp 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.

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 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 it 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 15.17
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. AUO: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 32.24
AUO's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. AUO: 32.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AUO' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 11.15 Max: 37.13
Current: 32.24
1.6
37.13
P/B 0.65
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. AUO: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AUO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.65
0.41
2.36
P/S 0.36
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 2234 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. AUO: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AUO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.41 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.36
0.17
1.43
POCF 2.57
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. AUO: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AUO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 3.05 Max: 727.27
Current: 2.57
0.87
727.27
EV-to-EBIT -467.12
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. AUO: -467.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -486.9  Med: 9.1 Max: 488.4
Current: -467.12
-486.9
488.4
EV-to-EBITDA 4.64
AUO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
85% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. AUO: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: 3.5 Max: 110.6
Current: 4.64
-51.7
110.6
Current Ratio 1.28
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. AUO: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AUO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.28
0.86
1.98
Quick Ratio 1.05
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AUO: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AUO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.05
0.54
1.64
Days Inventory 30.29
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.38 vs. AUO: 30.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AUO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.24  Med: 37.92 Max: 42.65
Current: 30.29
29.24
42.65
Days Sales Outstanding 49.33
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 74.89 vs. AUO: 49.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.58  Med: 45.11 Max: 63.28
Current: 49.33
20.58
63.28
Days Payable 72.27
AUO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 57.63 vs. AUO: 72.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AUO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.74  Med: 49.03 Max: 96.33
Current: 72.27
14.74
96.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.03
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. AUO: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AUO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.7 Max: 6
Current: 3.03
0.05
6
Dividend Payout 1.11
AUO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AUO: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AUO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.11
Current: 1.11
0.01
1.11
Forward Dividend Yield 3.03
AUO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. AUO: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.04
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AUO: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AUO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.7 Max: 6
Current: 3.04
0.05
6
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.90
AUO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. AUO: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AUO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: -2.9 Max: 0
Current: -2.9
-16.1
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.65
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. AUO: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AUO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.65
0.49
2.27
Price/Projected FCF 0.74
AUO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. AUO: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AUO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.55
Current: 0.74
0.33
1.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AUO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AUO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.71 Max: 5.13
Current: 0.86
0.44
5.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.20
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AUO: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 6.1 Max: 39
Current: -0.2
-0.2
39
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.96
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. AUO: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AUO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.5  Med: 4.75 Max: 76.4
Current: 3.96
-18.5
76.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,942
EPS (TTM) $ -0.29
Beta1.07
Short Percentage of Float0.63%
52-Week Range $2.32 - 4.42
Shares Outstanding (Mil)962.42

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.01 0.24
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.01 0.24
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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