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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.93
AUO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AUO: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AUO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.93
0.2
1.09
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
AUO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 2293 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. AUO: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AUO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.46
0.24
0.6
Debt-to-Equity 0.58
AUO's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
66% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AUO: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
AUO' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.58
0.28
1.83
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.45
AUO's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AUO: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
AUO' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.11 Max: 8.3
Current: 1.45
1.34
8.3
Piotroski F-Score: 9
Altman Z-Score: 1.77
Beneish M-Score: -3.17
WACC vs ROIC
8.64%
19.86%
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 % 12.01
AUO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 2310 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. AUO: 12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AUO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.18  Med: 3.1 Max: 12.01
Current: 12.01
-15.18
12.01
Net Margin % 12.49
AUO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 2309 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. AUO: 12.49 )
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: 12.49
Current: 12.49
-16.13
12.49
ROE % 22.65
AUO's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 2278 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. AUO: 22.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AUO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.47  Med: 3.77 Max: 24.06
Current: 22.65
-34.47
24.06
ROA % 9.90
AUO's ROA % is ranked higher than
75% of the 2334 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AUO: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AUO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.06  Med: 1.4 Max: 10.19
Current: 9.9
-10.06
10.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.25
AUO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 2325 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. AUO: 19.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AUO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.35  Med: 4.03 Max: 19.25
Current: 19.25
-16.35
19.25
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.70
AUO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 2123 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AUO: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AUO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 0.5 Max: 47.7
Current: -6.7
-8.6
47.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.90
AUO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. AUO: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AUO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 6 Max: 105.8
Current: -1.9
-36.3
105.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 36.20
AUO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AUO: 36.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AUO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -25.05 Max: 36.6
Current: 36.2
0
36.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

AUO Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 10,440,384 sh (+22.67%)
Sarah Ketterer 210,600 sh (+18.92%)
Jeremy Grantham 271,300 sh (-5.83%)
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Q3 2017

AUO Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Joel Greenblatt 38,247 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 210,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 10,186,784 sh (-2.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 104,100 sh (-61.63%)
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Q4 2017

AUO Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Joel Greenblatt 140,046 sh (+266.16%)
Jim Simons 10,543,384 sh (+3.50%)
Sarah Ketterer 210,600 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 29,000 sh (-72.14%)
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Q1 2018

AUO Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 185,826 sh (+32.69%)
Jim Simons 11,597,684 sh (+10.00%)
Sarah Ketterer 210,600 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 29,000 sh (unchged)
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Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 266.16%0.01%$3.98 - $4.46 $ 4.365%140,046
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 New Buy$3.73 - $4.49 $ 4.368%38,247
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 334413 
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Traded in other countries:AU7A.Germany, 2409.Taiwan,
Headquarter Location: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 is a Taiwan-based company that manufactures and distributes thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal-display (TFT-LCD) panels to original equipment manufacturers. Its panels range from 17 inches to 85 inches and are used in television sets, desktop monitors, notebooks, and tablets. The firm's smaller solar business also produces solar materials, such as ingots and solar wafers to sell to installers, solar system integrators and property developers. AU Optronics has manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia.

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 3.19
AUO's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1712 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. AUO: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AUO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 10.41 Max: 459.15
Current: 3.19
1.88
459.15
Forward PE Ratio 19.01
AUO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. AUO: 19.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 3.19
AUO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
98% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 21.29 vs. AUO: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AUO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 11.67 Max: 488.96
Current: 3.19
1.88
488.96
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 2.43
AUO's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
98% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 24.29 vs. AUO: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
AUO' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.85 Max: 51.23
Current: 2.43
1.6
51.23
PB Ratio 0.66
AUO's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. AUO: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AUO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.15
Current: 0.66
0.41
2.15
PS Ratio 0.38
AUO's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AUO: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AUO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.38
0.17
1.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 3.25
AUO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. AUO: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AUO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 3.82 Max: 131.12
Current: 3.25
1.65
131.12
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.56
AUO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. AUO: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AUO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.48 Max: 12.44
Current: 1.56
0.94
12.44
EV-to-EBIT 3.70
AUO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.32 vs. AUO: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -486.9  Med: 3.65 Max: 104
Current: 3.7
-486.9
104
EV-to-EBITDA 2.00
AUO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
98% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. AUO: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AUO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.4 Max: 12.6
Current: 2
1.3
12.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.46
AUO's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
81% of the 2273 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. AUO: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
AUO' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.46
0.2
1.7
PEG Ratio 0.37
AUO's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. AUO: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AUO' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.43 Max: 98.58
Current: 0.37
0.06
98.58
Current Ratio 1.63
AUO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2227 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. AUO: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AUO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.63
0.91
1.98
Quick Ratio 1.41
AUO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AUO: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AUO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.41
0.66
1.64
Days Inventory 33.57
AUO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 2250 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.56 vs. AUO: 33.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AUO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.24  Med: 37.2 Max: 42.16
Current: 33.57
29.24
42.16
Days Sales Outstanding 43.44
AUO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.14 vs. AUO: 43.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AUO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.26  Med: 43.41 Max: 53.51
Current: 43.44
35.26
53.51
Days Payable 61.13
AUO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
57% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 64.07 vs. AUO: 61.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AUO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.74  Med: 63.37 Max: 69.94
Current: 61.13
14.74
69.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.24
AUO's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AUO: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AUO' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 2.92 Max: 11.48
Current: 4.24
0.28
11.48
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.13
AUO's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. AUO: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AUO' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.13
0.09
0.91
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 55.10
AUO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AUO: 55.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AUO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -71.7 Max: 55.1
Current: 55.1
0
55.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.12
AUO's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
79% of the 1822 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. AUO: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.24
AUO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
73% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. AUO: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AUO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 2.92 Max: 11.48
Current: 4.24
0.28
11.48

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.68
AUO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 2203 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AUO: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AUO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.68
0.61
2.38
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.38
AUO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AUO: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AUO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.38
0.34
1.63
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.07
AUO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AUO: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AUO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.59 Max: 4.04
Current: 1.07
0.51
4.04
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.47
AUO's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. AUO: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
AUO' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.71 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.47
0.41
2.02
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.31
AUO's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AUO: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AUO' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.31
0.28
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 26.95
AUO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 2329 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. AUO: 26.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AUO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: 2.65 Max: 39.9
Current: 26.95
-23.6
39.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 28.05
AUO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. AUO: 28.05 )
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: -34.6  Med: 9.85 Max: 33.4
Current: 28.05
-34.6
33.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $11,272.43
EPS (TTM) $ 1.41
Beta0.95
Volatility31.94%
52-Week Range $3.72 - 5.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)962.42 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 10,088 10,208
EBIT (Mil $) 268 219
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,424 1,390
EPS ($) 0.24 0.17
EPS without NRI ($) 0.24 0.17
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.12 0.09

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 99
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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