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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.60
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. AUO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.6

0.2
1.09
Equity to Asset 0.35
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 2082 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: 0.24   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.35

0.24
0.6
Interest Coverage 5.48
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 518.62 vs. AUO: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 12.95
Current: 5.48

1.73
12.95
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.16
WACC vs ROIC
6.49%
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
64% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AUO: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
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
61% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. AUO: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
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
60% of the 2145 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. AUO: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.35   Max: 25.09
Current: 8.54

-31.35
25.09
ROA (%) 2.90
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AUO: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
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 lower than
52% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. AUO: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.53   Max: 21.72
Current: 7.13

-15.53
21.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
AUO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AUO: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 47.6
Current: -0.7

-5.2
47.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.00
AUO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: 38.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 128.6
Current: 38

-36.3
128.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.10
AUO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. AUO: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 2144.57
Current: 21.1

2.07
2144.57
Forward P/E 15.20
AUO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. AUO: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.10
AUO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. AUO: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AUO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 4503.6
Current: 21.1

2.26
4503.6
P/B 1.00
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 2383 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AUO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.36
Current: 1

0.41
2.36
P/S 0.39
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 2434 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AUO: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.39

0.2
1.58
PFCF 3.30
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. AUO: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 165
Current: 3.3

1.63
165
POCF 2.12
AUO's POCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. AUO: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AUO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 10.04
Current: 2.12

0.94
10.04
EV-to-EBIT 24.67
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. AUO: 24.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -476.6   Max: 325
Current: 24.67

-476.6
325
Current Ratio 1.07
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. AUO: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
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
81% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AUO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
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
68% of the 2127 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.89 vs. AUO: 51.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AUO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.24   Max: 50.27
Current: 51.23

29.24
50.27
Days Sales Outstanding 70.85
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 70.87 vs. AUO: 70.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.97   Max: 64.69
Current: 70.85

5.97
64.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.06
AUO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. AUO: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.06

0.05
3.38
Dividend Payout 0.01
AUO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AUO: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AUO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.01
Current: 0.01

Dividend growth (3y) -70.80
AUO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
86% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AUO: -70.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
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
97% of the 1942 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AUO: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.1

0.05
3.38
Share Buyback Rate -3.20
AUO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 995 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   Max: -18.6
Current: -3.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 2434 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.1

0.49
2.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
AUO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AUO: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.84
Current: 1.1

0.83
3.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 2422 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AUO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.05
Current: 1

0.38
2.05
Price/Graham Number 0.70
AUO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AUO: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.7

0.57
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2299 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AUO: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 38.4
Current: 4.1

0.3
38.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -41.17
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
96% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. AUO: -41.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41   Max: 37.5
Current: -41.17

-41
37.5

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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