AU Optronics Corp Company Profile (NYSE:AUO)

About AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)

AU Optronics Corp logoAU Optronics Corp. is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel provider. The Company operates in two business segments: display business and solar business. Through Display business segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and most of its products are TFT-LCD panels. Its panels are primarily used in televisions, monitors, mobile personal computers (PCs), mobile devices and commercial and other applications (such as displays for automobiles, industrial PCs, automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and pachinko machines). Through Solar business segment, the Company is capable of manufacturing upstream and midstream products, such as ingots, solar wafers and solar cells. Through the Company's subsidiaries AUO Crystal Corp. and M.Setek Co., Ltd. (M.Setek), it mainly focuses on research, production and sales of solar materials, such as ingots and solar wafers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Broad Line
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AUO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.auo.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $3.73 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 962,424,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.95
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $3.85
  • 52 Week Range: $2.54 - $4.42
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 4.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 5.46
  • P/E Growth: 0.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.5 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.32
  • Book Value: $6.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.60
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $2.3 billion
  • Net Margins: -2.81%
  • Return on Equity: -4.70%
  • Return on Assets: -2.18%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.53%
  • Current Ratio: 1.28%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.05%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.13 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.62
  • Short Ratio: 9.06
 

Frequently Asked Questions for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)

What is AU Optronics Corp's stock symbol?

AU Optronics Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AUO."

How were AU Optronics Corp's earnings last quarter?

AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.49. The firm had revenue of $88.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $88.56 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a negative return on equity of 4.70% and a negative net margin of 2.81%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 24.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.57) earnings per share. View AU Optronics Corp's Earnings History.

Where is AU Optronics Corp's stock going? Where will AU Optronics Corp's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for AU Optronics Corp's shares. Their predictions range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they expect AU Optronics Corp's stock price to reach $4.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for AU Optronics Corp.

Are investors shorting AU Optronics Corp?

AU Optronics Corp saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,321,865 shares, an increase of 31.1% from the April 28th total of 29,234,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,773,566 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 10.2 days.

Who are some of AU Optronics Corp's key competitors?

Who owns AU Optronics Corp stock?

AU Optronics Corp's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.00%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.59%), Morgan Stanley (0.00%) and Karp Capital Management Corp (0.23%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for AU Optronics Corp.

Who sold AU Optronics Corp stock? Who is selling AU Optronics Corp stock?

AU Optronics Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Wedbush Securities Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for AU Optronics Corp.

Who bought AU Optronics Corp stock? Who is buying AU Optronics Corp stock?

AU Optronics Corp's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Karp Capital Management Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd, UBS Group AG and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for AU Optronics Corp.

How do I buy AU Optronics Corp stock?

Shares of AU Optronics Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of AU Optronics Corp stock cost?

One share of AU Optronics Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.88.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $4.00 (3.09% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017CLSAInitiated CoverageBuyHighView Rating Details
3/3/2017Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
2/13/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/28/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
7/19/2016Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
6/29/2016Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
4/7/2016Citigroup IncUpgradeSell -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
8/10/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$4.00N/AView Rating Details
7/30/2015KGI SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2015Benchmark Co.Lower Price TargetHold$4.75 -> $4.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Earnings by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Earnings History by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1$0.81$0.32$88.56 billion$88.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2017Q416$0.24$0.29$2.84 billion$91.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.16$0.16$2.74 billion$86.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216($0.04)($0.02)$77.62 billion$80.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415($0.26)($0.26)$2.41 billion$83.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q3 2015$0.32$0.11$87.32 billion$89.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.20$0.15$3.09 billion$2.99 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015$0.17$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4$0.69$0.20$3.35 million$105.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.15$0.25$105.76 billion$106.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q2$0.10$0.14$101.59 billion$102.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q1 2014($0.06)$0.01$90.78 billion$93.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q4($0.05)$0.10$99.47 billion$102.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.05$0.09$3.67 billion$3.62 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q213$0.03$0.14$3.65 billion$3.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q113($0.41)($0.12)$3.15 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q412($0.23)($0.49)$3.55 billion$3.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q312($0.45)($1.84)$3.45 billion$3.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012($0.89)($1.39)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012($1.75)($1.54)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2012($1.67)($2.34)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011($1.17)($1.79)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011($0.68)($0.42)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011($0.22)($0.54)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011($0.11)($0.45)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.06 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.71 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Most Recent Dividend:8/27/2015
Annual Dividend:$0.07
Dividend Yield:1.80%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-23.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
6.60% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.86% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)

Dividend History by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/1/2015special$0.160.07%7/8/20157/10/20158/27/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Latest Headlines for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 24 at 8:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 23 at 7:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAUO Unveils Ultra High Resolution, Slim and Narrow Border LTPS LCDs for Exciting Smart Mobile Life
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics Corp. :AUO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIIROC Trade Resumption - Aumento Capital VI Corporation
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 8:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIIROC Trading Resumption - AUO.P
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 8:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIIROC Trade Halt - Aumento Capital VI Corporation
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 9:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIIROC Trading Halt - AUO.P
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 9:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at CLSA
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 9:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 8:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 8:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Media Impact Score of 0.29
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 12:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 7:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 10:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.49 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 10:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.49 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 9:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Earning Very Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 9:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 3:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.36
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 9:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 5:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:42 PM
prnewswire.com logoAU Optronics Corp. Files 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 31 at 3:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics Corp. Files 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F
finance.yahoo.com - March 30 at 4:07 PM
msn.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) & Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI): Bull and Bear of the Day
www.msn.com - March 16 at 5:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Amazon, United Parcel Service and FedEx highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 5:14 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics downgraded by Bernstein
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 3 at 8:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for February 27th
finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 3:16 PM
nasdaq.com logoIs AU Optronics (AUO) a Great Growth Stock? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 18 at 3:39 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoIs AU Optronics (AUO) a Great Growth Stock?
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 6:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics (AUO) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 8:48 PM
nasdaq.com logoPre-Market Most Active for Feb 15, 2017 : FIG, GRPN, NOK, AA, SIRI ... - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 16 at 3:48 PM
zacks.com logoShould AU Optronics (AUO) Be On Your Radar Now?
www.zacks.com - February 16 at 8:37 AM
nasdaq.com logoAU Optronics Posts Q4 Attributable Profit Of NT$8.97 Bln - Quick Facts
www.nasdaq.com - February 14 at 4:27 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAU Optronics Corp. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - February 14 at 4:27 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:07 am AU Optronics beats by NT$0.28, beats on revs
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 14 at 4:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics downgraded by JP Morgan
finance.yahoo.com - February 13 at 9:15 PM
blogs.barrons.com logoJPMorgan Turns Sour On LCD Display
blogs.barrons.com - February 13 at 1:46 AM
prnewswire.com logoSemiconductor Stocks Under Scanner -- Vishay Intertechnology ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - January 31 at 3:55 PM

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