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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 lower than
68% of the 2189 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. AUO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.6
0.2
1.09
Equity to Asset 0.35
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 2099 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AUO: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AUO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.35
0.28
0.6
Interest Coverage 5.48
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 302.61 vs. AUO: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 5.87 Max: 12.95
Current: 5.48
1.73
12.95
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.31
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
6.48%
8.20%
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 (%) 5.43
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. AUO: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.74  Med: 3.62 Max: 13.18
Current: 5.43
-16.74
13.18
Net-margin (%) 4.01
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. AUO: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.85  Med: 3.56 Max: 16.63
Current: 4.01
-17.85
16.63
ROE (%) 11.15
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. AUO: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.81  Med: 7.31 Max: 25.09
Current: 11.15
-30.81
25.09
ROA (%) 3.61
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2205 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AUO: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.86  Med: 3.59 Max: 14.4
Current: 3.61
-9.86
14.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.57
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 2200 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. AUO: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.37  Med: 8.06 Max: 22.16
Current: 9.57
-16.37
22.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2  Med: 1.60 Max: 47.6
Current: -0.7
-5.2
47.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.00
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. AUO: 38.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.3  Med: 13.70 Max: 128.6
Current: 38
-36.3
128.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.05
AUO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. AUO: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.88  Med: 16.28 Max: 55.64
Current: 6.05
2.88
55.64
Forward P/E 25.84
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AUO: 25.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 5.90
AUO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. AUO: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AUO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.88  Med: 16.27 Max: 55.23
Current: 5.9
2.88
55.23
P/B 0.64
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. AUO: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.44
Current: 0.64
0.36
2.44
P/S 0.24
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 2163 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. AUO: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.24
0.19
1.73
PFCF 2.14
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. AUO: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 5.80 Max: 59.62
Current: 2.14
1.88
59.62
POCF 1.56
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. AUO: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AUO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 3.28 Max: 10.61
Current: 1.56
1.11
10.61
EV-to-EBIT 7.27
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. AUO: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -30.7  Med: 11.30 Max: 48.2
Current: 7.27
-30.7
48.2
Current Ratio 1.07
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. AUO: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AUO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.07
0.91
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.86
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AUO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AUO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.86
0.66
1.64
Days Inventory 37.56
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. AUO: 37.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AUO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.24  Med: 37.56 Max: 50.27
Current: 37.56
29.24
50.27
Days Sales Outstanding 53.14
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.78 vs. AUO: 53.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.58  Med: 48.12 Max: 64.69
Current: 53.14
20.58
64.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.91
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 1939 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. AUO: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.91
Current: 4.91
0.05
4.91
Dividend Payout 0.01
AUO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AUO: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.01
Current: 0.01
Dividend growth (3y) -70.80
AUO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
84% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AUO: -70.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -70.8
Current: -70.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.91
AUO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1990 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AUO: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.91
Current: 4.91
0.05
4.91
Share Buyback Rate -3.20
AUO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. AUO: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AUO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1  Med: -5.40 Max: -18.6
Current: -3.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.63
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. AUO: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.84
Current: 0.63
0.6
2.84
Price/Projected FCF 2.77
AUO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AUO: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.91
Current: 2.77
0.45
2.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AUO: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.54 Max: 4.67
Current: 0.4
0.33
4.67
Price/Graham Number 0.40
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. AUO: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.4
0.57
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.71
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2177 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AUO: 13.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.70 Max: 23.4
Current: 13.71
2.1
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.31
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. AUO: 6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -37  Med: 5.60 Max: 71
Current: 6.31
-37
71

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 0.29 0.15
EPS without NRI($) 0.29 0.15

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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