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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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Cash to Debt 0.43
AUO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AUO: 0.43 )
AUO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43

Equity to Asset 0.35
AUO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. AUO: 0.35 )
AUO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.35

0.28
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.73
AUO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. AUO: 1.73 )
AUO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 12.95
Current: 1.73

1.73
12.95
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.81
M-Score: -3.60
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -0.73
AUO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. AUO: -0.73 )
AUO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.74   Max: 13.18
Current: -0.73

-16.74
13.18
Net-margin (%) -2.16
AUO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AUO: -2.16 )
AUO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.85   Max: 16.63
Current: -2.16

-17.85
16.63
ROE (%) -4.91
AUO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. AUO: -4.91 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.35   Max: 25.09
Current: -4.91

-31.35
25.09
ROA (%) -1.48
AUO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. AUO: -1.48 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.86   Max: 14.4
Current: -1.48

-9.86
14.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.88
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. AUO: -0.88 )
AUO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.53   Max: 21.72
Current: -0.88

-15.53
21.72
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
AUO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. AUO: -5.20 )
AUO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 47.6
Current: -5.2

-5.2
47.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.60
AUO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. AUO: -11.60 )
AUO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 128.6
Current: -11.6

-36.3
128.6
EPS Growth (%) -18.50
AUO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. AUO: -18.50 )
AUO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 29.3
Current: -18.5

-51.9
29.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Arnold Schneider 2,596,635 sh (+490.28%)
Sarah Ketterer 313,512 sh (+272.73%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 19,851 sh (-81.84%)
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Q4 2013

AUO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Schneider 5,123,820 sh (+97.33%)
Sarah Ketterer 313,512 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AUO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.3%$3.62 - $4.05 $ 4.169%0
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Reduce -35.38%0.53%$2.73 - $3.48 $ 4.1633%3310970
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 Add 97.33%0.74%$2.82 - $3.62 $ 4.1633%5123820
Arnold Schneider 2013-09-30 Add 490.28%0.71%$3.35 - $3.89 $ 4.1614%2596635
Arnold Schneider 2013-06-30 New Buy0.14%$3.29 - $4.89 $ 4.16-2%439900
Arnold Schneider 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0037%$3.64 - $5.08 $ 4.16-3%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0011%$3.64 - $5.08 $ 4.16-3%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Reduce -93.74%0.05%$4.25 - $5.89 $ 4.16-12%16959
Arnold Schneider 2012-03-31 New Buy$4.25 - $5.89 $ 4.16-12%10000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Reduce -72.92%0.05%$3.77 - $5.04 $ 4.16-5%270759
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 233.16%0.05%$4.02 - $6.56 $ 4.16-17%999800
Arnold Schneider 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0239%$4.02 - $6.56 $ 4.16-17%0
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Ratios

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P/B 0.74
AUO's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. AUO: 0.74 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.74

0.41
2.68
P/S 0.63
AUO's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. AUO: 0.63 )
AUO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.63

0.2
2.62
PFCF 3.13
AUO's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AUO: 3.13 )
AUO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 19.36
Current: 3.13

1.63
19.36
Current Ratio 1.05
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. AUO: 1.05 )
AUO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.05

0.86
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.80
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AUO: 0.80 )
AUO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.8

0.54
1.64

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.75
AUO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. AUO: 0.75 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.27
Current: 0.75

0.49
2.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.13
AUO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AUO: 2.13 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 9.08
Current: 2.13

0.37
9.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.66
AUO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. AUO: 0.66 )
AUO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.23
Current: 0.66

0.26
2.23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.02
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. AUO: 6.02 )
AUO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 42.6
Current: 6.02

-6.3
42.6

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:2409.Taiwan, AU7A.Germany
AU Optronics Corp. was incorporated as Acer Display Technology, Inc. under the laws of the Republic of China as a company limited on August 12, 1996. In September 1, 2001, the Company completed a merger with Unipac. It changed its name to AU Optronics Corp. on May 22, 2001. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and all of its products are TFT-LCD panels. Prior to the merger, Acer Display was mainly involved in the design, development, production and marketing of large-size TFT-LCD panels and Unipac was mainly involved in the design, production and marketing of both small-size and large-size TFT-LCD panels. TFT-LCD is currently a used flat panel display technology. Its panels are used in computer products such as notebook computers and desktop monitors and consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, portable navigation display, portable DVD players, LCD televisions and industrial displays. AU Optronics currently manufactures TFT-LCD at fabrication facilities commonly known as 'fabs.' The Company groups its business into three marketing channels: Information Technology Displays, Consumer Products Displays and Television Displays. The Information Technology Displays Business Group covers applications such as desktop and notebook computers. The Consumer Products Displays Business Group covers applications such as audio-video displays and mobile device displays. The Television Displays Business Group covers applications such as LCD television. The Company sells its panels to original equipment manufacturing service providers and brand companies. The Company's manufacturing operations require adequate supplies of raw materials and components on a timely basis. The TFT-LCD industry is competitive. Its competitors operate fabs in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the PRC. The Company's manufacturing processes involve the use of hazardous materials and generate an amount of waste products, including wastewater, liquid waste products and hazardous gases, which are strictly monitored by local environmental protection bureaus.
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