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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.70
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. AUO: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AUO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.47 Max: N/A
Current: 0.7
Equity to Asset 0.43
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AUO: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
0.24
0.62
Interest Coverage N/A
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 24.13 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: 10.29
Current: N/A
1.73
10.29
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.12
WACC vs ROIC
6.64%
0.62%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.03
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 2239 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. AUO: 1.03 )
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: 1.03
-15.18
13.18
Net-margin (%) -1.70
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2240 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. AUO: -1.70 )
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: -1.7
-16.13
11.75
ROE (%) -3.87
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. AUO: -3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AUO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.68  Med: 3.77 Max: 21.6
Current: -3.87
-36.68
21.6
ROA (%) -1.61
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2262 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. AUO: -1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AUO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.06  Med: 1.40 Max: 9.44
Current: -1.61
-10.06
9.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.01
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2256 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. AUO: 2.01 )
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: 2.01
-16.35
17.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 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: 1.85 Max: 43.5
Current: -5.3
-5.3
43.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.70
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. AUO: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 14.45 Max: 122.2
Current: 25.7
-36.3
122.2
» AUO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-28)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

AUO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 34,326 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 160,200 sh (+432.23%)
Sarah Ketterer 648,612 sh (+43.08%)
Jim Simons 4,354,700 sh (+13.19%)
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Q3 2015

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 317,700 sh (+98.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 48,200 sh (+40.42%)
Sarah Ketterer 686,900 sh (+5.90%)
Jim Simons 4,027,800 sh (-7.51%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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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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Forward P/E 476.19
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. AUO: 476.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 7.02
AUO's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. AUO: 7.02 )
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: 7.66 Max: 37.13
Current: 7.02
1.6
37.13
P/B 0.50
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 2189 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AUO: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AUO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.5
0.41
2.36
P/S 0.27
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 2212 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. AUO: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AUO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.49 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.27
0.17
1.53
PFCF 5.01
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. AUO: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AUO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 3.92 Max: 55.36
Current: 5.01
1.45
55.36
POCF 1.55
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. AUO: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AUO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 3.33 Max: 727.27
Current: 1.55
0.87
727.27
EV-to-EBIT 40.88
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.46 vs. AUO: 40.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -266  Med: 6.80 Max: 488.4
Current: 40.88
-266
488.4
EV-to-EBITDA 2.97
AUO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. AUO: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: 3.50 Max: 110.6
Current: 2.97
-51.7
110.6
Current Ratio 1.10
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 2179 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AUO: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AUO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.1
0.86
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.86
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 2179 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AUO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AUO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.86
0.54
1.64
Days Inventory 34.05
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 2183 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 73.23 vs. AUO: 34.05 )
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: 34.05
29.24
42.65
Days Sales Outstanding 33.99
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1884 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 69.96 vs. AUO: 33.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 45.11 Max: 63.28
Current: 33.99
5.97
63.28
Days Payable 64.68
AUO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 1883 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 54.08 vs. AUO: 64.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AUO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.91  Med: 69.97 Max: 96.34
Current: 64.68
14.91
96.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.45
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 1755 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. AUO: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AUO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.30 Max: 6
Current: 5.45
0.05
6
Forward Dividend Yield 3.73
AUO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AUO: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.45
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2105 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. AUO: 5.45 )
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: 2.30 Max: 6
Current: 5.45
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 1304 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 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: -2.90 Max: 0
Current: -2.9
-16.1
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.50
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AUO: 0.50 )
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: 0.5
0.49
2.27
Price/Projected FCF 0.39
AUO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AUO: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AUO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.39
0.37
1.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2109 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AUO: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AUO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.29
Current: 0.53
0.37
4.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.45
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AUO: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 6.20 Max: 39
Current: 2.45
0.2
39
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.48
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. AUO: 8.48 )
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: 4.90 Max: 76.4
Current: 8.48
-18.5
76.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,448
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta0.79
Short Percentage of Float0.70%
52-Week Range $2.32 - 4.51
Shares Outstanding (Mil)962.42

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.01 0.28
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.01 0.28
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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