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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.83
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 2206 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AUO: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AUO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.49 Max: N/A
Current: 0.83
Equity to Asset 0.42
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AUO: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AUO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.42
0.28
0.62
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 1.12
WACC vs ROIC
6.07%
7.47%
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 (%) 6.42
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. AUO: 6.42 )
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: 6.42
-15.18
13.18
Net-margin (%) 5.30
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. AUO: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AUO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.13  Med: 2.27 Max: 11.75
Current: 5.3
-16.13
11.75
ROE (%) 8.62
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. AUO: 8.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AUO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.47  Med: 3.81 Max: 21.6
Current: 8.62
-34.47
21.6
ROA (%) 3.42
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AUO: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AUO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.06  Med: 1.54 Max: 9.44
Current: 3.42
-10.06
9.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.35
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2215 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. AUO: 8.35 )
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: 8.35
-16.35
17.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AUO: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.2  Med: 1.60 Max: 47.5
Current: -0.7
-5.2
47.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.00
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AUO: 38.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 13.70 Max: 128.4
Current: 38
-36.3
128.4
» AUO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

AUO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 3,847,300 sh (+96.84%)
Sarah Ketterer 453,312 sh (+37.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 30,100 sh (-36.90%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.66
AUO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. AUO: 9.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AUO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 13.10 Max: 2144.76
Current: 9.66
2.07
2144.76
Forward P/E 6.99
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. AUO: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.66
AUO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. AUO: 9.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AUO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 13.10 Max: 4504
Current: 9.66
2.26
4504
P/B 0.41
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. AUO: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AUO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.41
0.41
2.36
P/S 0.16
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. AUO: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AUO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.55
Current: 0.16
0.16
1.55
PFCF 4.59
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. AUO: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AUO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 4.58 Max: 165
Current: 4.59
1.63
165
POCF 2.10
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. AUO: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AUO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 3.42 Max: 10.04
Current: 2.1
0.94
10.04
EV-to-EBIT 12.91
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. AUO: 12.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -476.6  Med: 12.80 Max: 2719.4
Current: 12.91
-476.6
2719.4
EV-to-EBITDA 5.94
AUO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 2241 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. AUO: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -699.7  Med: 5.40 Max: 83
Current: 5.94
-699.7
83
Shiller P/E 6.66
AUO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.56 vs. AUO: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AUO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.89  Med: 7.00 Max: 15.68
Current: 6.66
3.89
15.68
Current Ratio 1.16
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. AUO: 1.16 )
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: 1.16
0.86
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.92
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. AUO: 0.92 )
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: 0.92
0.54
1.64
Days Inventory 51.84
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 2146 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 73.25 vs. AUO: 51.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AUO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.23  Med: 36.79 Max: 42.66
Current: 51.84
29.23
42.66
Days Sales Outstanding 44.08
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 77.66 vs. AUO: 44.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.66  Med: 49.98 Max: 63.33
Current: 44.08
2.66
63.33
Days Payable 88.96
AUO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
76% of the 1905 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 58.87 vs. AUO: 88.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AUO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.27  Med: 45.48 Max: 96.35
Current: 88.96
14.27
96.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.30
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. AUO: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AUO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.05 Max: 6.32
Current: 6.3
0.05
6.32
Dividend Payout 0.01
AUO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AUO: 0.01 )
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: 1.06
Current: 0.01
0.01
1.06
Dividend Growth (3y) -70.80
AUO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
82% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. AUO: -70.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AUO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -70.8
Current: -70.8
Forward Dividend Yield 6.43
AUO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. AUO: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.29
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2049 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. AUO: 6.29 )
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: 1.05 Max: 6.32
Current: 6.29
0.05
6.32
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.20
AUO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. AUO: -3.20 )
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: -18.6  Med: -5.40 Max: 1.1
Current: -3.2
-18.6
1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.41
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AUO: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AUO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.41
0.49
2.27
Price/Projected FCF 0.52
AUO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AUO: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AUO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.97 Max: 90.36
Current: 0.52
0.37
90.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.54
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2548 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. AUO: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AUO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.41
Current: 0.54
0.45
3.41
Price/Graham Number 0.30
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AUO: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AUO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.85 Max: 17.63
Current: 0.3
0.36
17.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.71
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AUO: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.90 Max: 39
Current: 7.71
0.2
39
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -38.51
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. AUO: -38.51 )
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: -63.7  Med: -0.80 Max: 76.4
Current: -38.51
-63.7
76.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $12355
EPS $ 0.64
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float0.96%
52-Week Range $2.32 - 5.80
Shares Outstanding(Mil)962.42

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.43
EPS without NRI($) 0.43

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:AU7A.Germany, 2409.Taiwan,
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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