AU 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: Display Screens
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NYSE:AUO
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.auo.com
- Market Cap: $3.66684 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 962,400,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.04
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $3.98
- 52 Week Range: $3.44 - $4.95
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 3.25
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.68
- P/E Growth: 0.05
- Annual Revenue: $11.59 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.32
- Book Value: $6.67 per share
- Price / Book: 0.57
- EBIDTA: $2.64 billion
- Net Margins: 9.48%
- Return on Equity: 17.46%
- Return on Assets: 8.03%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.51%
- Current Ratio: 1.52%
- Quick Ratio: 1.28%
- Average Volume: 2.37 million shs.
- Beta: 0.5
- Short Ratio: 17.59
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 often does AU Optronics Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for AU Optronics Corp?
AU Optronics Corp announced a dividend on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 6th will be given a dividend of $0.1853 per share on Thursday, January 1st. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 3rd. View AU Optronics Corp's Dividend History.
How were AU Optronics Corp's earnings last quarter?
AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. The company earned $84.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.09 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a return on equity of 17.46% and a net margin of 9.48%. The company's revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.06) earnings per share. View AU Optronics Corp's Earnings History.
When will AU Optronics Corp make its next earnings announcement?
Where is AU Optronics Corp's stock going? Where will AU Optronics Corp's stock price be in 2017?
8 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for AU Optronics Corp's shares. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they anticipate AU Optronics Corp's stock price to reach $4.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for AU Optronics Corp.
Are investors shorting AU Optronics Corp?
AU Optronics Corp saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 14th, there was short interest totalling 36,482,948 shares, a decline of 9.3% from the June 30th total of 40,230,801 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,459,111 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.8 days.
Who are some of AU Optronics Corp's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to AU Optronics Corp include PerkinElmer (PKI), Sina Corporation (SINA), ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON), Teradyne (TER), Trend Micro (TMICY), Nikon Corp. (NINOY), Arrow Electronics (ARW), Lenovo Group (LNVGY), Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS), Fortinet (FTNT), Tyler Technologies (TYL), CommScope Holding Company (COMM), EUTELSAT COMMUNICA EUR1 (EUTLF), Square (SQ), PTC (PTC), LogMein (LOGM), Millicom International Cellular SA (MIICF) and Microsemi Corporation (MSCC).
Who are AU Optronics Corp's key executives?
AU Optronics Corp's management team includes the folowing people:
- Shuang-Lang Peng, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
- Benjamin Tseng, Chief Financial Officer
- Kuo-Hsin Tsai, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager
- Andy Yang, Deputy General Manager, Chief Strategy Officer
- Hong-Shiung Chen, Deputy General Manager
- Jianbin Chen, Deputy General Manager
- Xiuhua Gu, Deputy General Manager
- Hongjie Hong, Deputy General Manager
- Shengkai Huang, Deputy General Manager
- Wei-Lung Liau, Deputy General Manager
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 (1.66%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.22%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.08%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.60%), Aperio Group LLC (0.32%) and Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership (0.30%). 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Citigroup Inc.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Aperio Group LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Numeric Investors LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., State Street Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Airain ltd. 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.
What is AU Optronics Corp's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about AU Optronics Corp and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of AU Optronics Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.83.
Consensus Ratings for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||3 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 1.75)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$4.00 (4.44% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
(Data available from 8/18/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|8/15/2017||Morgan Stanley||Downgrade||Overweight -> Equal Weight||Low|
|8/8/2017||Drexel Hamilton||Reiterated Rating||Hold||Low|
|7/27/2017||Bank of America Corporation||Downgrade||Neutral -> Underperform||Low|
|7/12/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterated Rating||Outperform -> Neutral||Low|
|3/3/2017||Sanford C. Bernstein||Downgrade||Market Perform -> Underperform||N/A|
|2/13/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Downgrade||Neutral -> Underweight||N/A|
|10/28/2016||Nomura||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||N/A|
|7/28/2016||Jefferies Group LLC||Downgrade||Buy -> Hold||N/A|
|4/7/2016||Citigroup Inc.||Upgrade||Sell -> Buy||N/A|
Earnings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)Earnings History by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|10/26/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|7/26/2017||Q2||$0.36||$0.34||$87.09 billion||$84.41 billion||View||N/A|
|4/27/2017||Q1||$0.81||$0.32||$88.56 billion||$88.56 billion||View||N/A|
|2/14/2017||Q416||$0.24||$0.29||$2.84 billion||$91.85 billion||View||Listen|
|10/27/2016||Q316||$0.16||$0.16||$2.74 billion||$86.02 billion||View||Listen|
|7/27/2016||Q216||($0.04)||($0.02)||$77.62 billion||$80.09 billion||View||Listen|
|1/28/2016||Q415||($0.26)||($0.26)||$2.41 billion||$83.44 billion||View||Listen|
|10/27/2015||Q3 2015||$0.32||$0.11||$87.32 billion||$89.30 billion||View||N/A|
|7/28/2015||Q215||$0.20||$0.15||$3.09 billion||$2.99 billion||View||Listen|
|1/29/2015||Q4||$0.69||$0.20||$3.35 million||$105.45 billion||View||N/A|
|10/29/2014||Q314||$0.15||$0.25||$105.76 billion||$106.89 billion||View||N/A|
|7/30/2014||Q2||$0.10||$0.14||$101.59 billion||$102.04 billion||View||N/A|
|4/30/2014||Q1 2014||($0.06)||$0.01||$90.78 billion||$93.80 billion||View||N/A|
|1/27/2014||Q4||($0.05)||$0.10||$99.47 billion||$102.70 billion||View||N/A|
|10/30/2013||Q313||$0.05||$0.09||$3.67 billion||$3.62 billion||View||N/A|
|7/31/2013||Q213||$0.03||$0.14||$3.65 billion||$3.75 billion||View||N/A|
|4/30/2013||Q113||($0.41)||($0.12)||$3.15 billion||$3.16 billion||View||N/A|
|2/6/2013||Q412||($0.23)||($0.49)||$3.55 billion||$3.42 billion||View||N/A|
|10/25/2012||Q312||($0.45)||($1.84)||$3.45 billion||$3.51 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.12 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.28 EPS
Current Dividend Information for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
|Most Recent Dividend:||1/1/1970|
|Dividend Growth:||0.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||11.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
11.61% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
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