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: Display Screens
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AUO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.91707 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 962,424,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.09
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.03
  • 52 Week Range: $3.44 - $4.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 3.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 31.38
  • P/E Growth: 0.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.69 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.34
  • Book Value: $6.73 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.61
  • EBITDA: $2.66 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: 1.66 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.46
  • 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 declared a dividend on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 6th will be paid 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. The business earned $84.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $87.09 billion. AU Optronics Corp had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 17.46%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.06) EPS. View AU Optronics Corp's Earnings History.

When will AU Optronics Corp make its next earnings announcement?

AU Optronics Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for AU Optronics Corp.

Are investors shorting AU Optronics Corp?

AU Optronics Corp saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 42,449,560 shares, an increase of 0.3% from the September 15th total of 42,595,098 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,285,881 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 33.0 days.

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

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, Director
  • Hong-Shiung Chen, Deputy General Manager
  • Jianbin Chen, Deputy General Manager
  • Shikun 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

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?

One share of AU Optronics Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.08.

MarketBeat Community Rating for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  150 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  216 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  366
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.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Consensus Price Target History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Price Target History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Analysts' Ratings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/15/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightLowView Rating Details
8/8/2017Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformLowView Rating Details
7/12/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
5/19/2017CLSAInitiated CoverageBuyHighView Rating Details
3/3/2017Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
2/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
10/28/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/7/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


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
7/26/2017Q2$0.36$0.34$87.09 billion$84.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)


Earnings Estimates for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.05 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.13 EPS


Current Dividend Information for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Most Recent Dividend:1/1/1970
Annual Dividend:$0.13
Dividend Yield:3.19%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:11.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
100.00% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
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Headline Trends for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Latest Headlines for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
DateHeadline logoAMOLED Display Market: Business Rising Awareness and Industry Estimated to Rise Profitably during 2017 – 2023 - October 16 at 5:02 PM logoUniversal Display Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2017 Conference Call and Webcast - October 16 at 5:02 PM logoToday's Research Report Coverage on Semiconductor Stocks -- ON Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, AU Optronics, and Inphi - October 13 at 4:50 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 8 at 2:44 PM logo$0.29 EPS Expected for AU Optronics Corp (AUO) This Quarter - October 7 at 10:28 AM logoGlobal Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Market Will Reach USD 30 Billion by 2025: Persistence Market Research - October 5 at 2:10 PM logoSharp to Monetize Patents Amid Focus on Ultra HD TVs, Smart Home - October 5 at 2:10 PM logoLextar Electronics Released Iris and Facial Double Biometric IR LED Module - September 28 at 8:04 AM logoAUO Presents World's Largest(*) 8K4K Bezel-less TV Display - PR Newswire (press release) - September 20 at 10:01 PM logoToday's Research Reports on Stocks to Watch: AU Optronics Corp. and NVIDIA Corporation - September 19 at 4:10 PM logoTaiwan Stock Market May Add To Its Winnings - September 18 at 9:38 PM logoAUO Leads in LTPS Technology Platform with Series of High-End Mobile Device Displays Making Glamorous Debut - September 18 at 4:35 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 13 at 7:00 PM logoAU Optronics Corp. : AUO-US: Dividend Analysis : July 06th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 28, 2017 - August 28 at 4:14 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 19 at 5:14 PM logoMorgan Stanley Lowers AU Optronics Corp (AUO) to Equal Weight - August 15 at 4:20 PM logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 9:02 PM logoShort Interest in AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Drops By 9.3% - July 31 at 7:03 AM logoAnalyzing Daktronics (DAKT) & AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) - July 29 at 6:11 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Issues Earnings Results - July 27 at 2:38 PM logoAU Optronics posts 2Q profit - July 26 at 4:49 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 25 at 4:50 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.36 Per Share - July 25 at 2:36 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Short Interest Update - July 19 at 7:04 AM logoComparing Planar Systems (PLNR) & AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) - July 18 at 10:30 AM logoUBS AG Downgrades AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) to Neutral - July 6 at 3:20 PM logoAU Optronics Corp. (AUO) in Focus: Stock Moves 9.6% Higher - Nasdaq - June 28 at 9:24 PM logoAU Optronics Corp. Files 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F - PR Newswire (press release) - March 31 at 3:50 PM logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) & Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI): Bull and Bear of the Day - March 16 at 5:14 PM logoAU Optronics downgraded by Bernstein - March 3 at 8:58 PM logoIs AU Optronics (AUO) a Great Growth Stock? - Nasdaq - February 18 at 3:39 PM logoIs AU Optronics (AUO) a Great Growth Stock? - February 17 at 6:25 PM logoPre-Market Most Active for Feb 15, 2017 : FIG, GRPN, NOK, AA, SIRI ... - Nasdaq - February 16 at 3:48 PM logoShould AU Optronics (AUO) Be On Your Radar Now? - February 16 at 8:37 AM logoAU Optronics Posts Q4 Attributable Profit Of NT$8.97 Bln - Quick Facts - February 14 at 4:27 PM logoAU Optronics Corp. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - February 14 at 4:27 PM logo4:07 am AU Optronics beats by NT$0.28, beats on revs - February 14 at 4:26 PM logoJPMorgan Turns Sour On LCD Display - February 13 at 1:46 AM logoSemiconductor Stocks Under Scanner -- Vishay Intertechnology ... - PR Newswire (press release) - January 31 at 3:55 PM



AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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