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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 0.60
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 2625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AUO: 0.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.6

Equity to Asset 0.35
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 2608 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. AUO: 0.35 )
AUO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.35

0.3
0.6
Interest Coverage 5.48
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 111.15 vs. AUO: 5.48 )
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.48

1.73
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.15
WACC vs ROIC
6.59%
6.48%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.96
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2632 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 2632 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 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 (%) 8.54
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2597 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. AUO: 8.54 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.87   Max: 25.09
Current: 8.54

-25.87
25.09
ROA (%) 2.90
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2642 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. AUO: 2.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.86   Max: 14.4
Current: 2.9

-9.86
14.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.13
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2638 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. AUO: 7.13 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.53   Max: 21.72
Current: 7.13

-15.53
21.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: -0.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 47.6
Current: -0.5

-100
47.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.40
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AUO: 38.40 )
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 128.6
Current: 38.4

-100
128.6
» 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)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.70
AUO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 32.30 vs. AUO: 19.70 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 2144.57
Current: 19.7

2.07
2144.57
Forward P/E 12.27
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AUO: 12.27 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.60
AUO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 32.40 vs. AUO: 19.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 4503.6
Current: 19.6

2.26
4503.6
P/B 0.90
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 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 0.40
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AUO: 0.40 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.4

0.2
1.58
PFCF 2.90
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 105.59 vs. AUO: 2.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 165
Current: 2.9

1.63
165
POCF 1.96
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 20.24 vs. AUO: 1.96 )
AUO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 10.04
Current: 1.96

0.94
10.04
EV-to-EBIT 23.96
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 2780 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 25.03 vs. AUO: 23.96 )
AUO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -476.6   Max: 325
Current: 23.96

-476.6
325
Current Ratio 1.07
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 2622 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. AUO: 1.07 )
AUO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.07

0.91
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.86
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2622 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. AUO: 0.86 )
AUO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.86

0.66
1.64
Days Inventory 51.23
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.47 vs. AUO: 51.23 )
AUO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.94   Max: 50.27
Current: 51.23

17.94
50.27
Days Sales Outstanding 70.85
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 82.78 vs. AUO: 70.85 )
AUO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.58   Max: 64.69
Current: 70.85

20.58
64.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.10
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: 0.10 )
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.1

0.04
2.7
Dividend Payout 0.01
AUO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. AUO: 0.01 )
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.01

Dividend growth (3y) -70.80
AUO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AUO: -70.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -70.8
Current: -70.8

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1793 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 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 -2.90
AUO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. AUO: -2.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 100   Max: -18.6
Current: -2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AUO: 1.00 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.27
Current: 1

0.49
2.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.50
AUO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AUO: 3.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.84
Current: 3.5

0.88
3.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AUO: 0.90 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.9

0.38
1.96
Price/Graham Number 0.60
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 2782 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AUO: 0.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.6

0.57
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2619 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AUO: 4.30 )
AUO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 38.4
Current: 4.3

0.3
38.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -40.89
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. AUO: -40.89 )
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -40.5   Max: 40.4
Current: -40.89

-40.5
40.4

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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