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: www.auo.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $3.66684 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 962,400,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.04
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $3.98
  • 52 Week Range: $3.44 - $4.95
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 3.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.68
  • P/E Growth: 0.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $11.59 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.32
  • Book Value: $6.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.57
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $2.64 billion
  • Net Margins: 9.48%
  • Return on Equity: 17.46%
  • Return on Assets: 8.03%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.51%
  • Current Ratio: 1.52%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.28%
Misc:
  • 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?

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

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?

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?

One share of AU Optronics Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.83.


MarketBeat Community Rating for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  118 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  177 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  295
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: $4.00 (4.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
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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 8/18/2015 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
10/26/2017        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.12 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.28 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
Most Recent Dividend:1/1/1970
Annual Dividend:$0.13
Dividend Yield:3.39%
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 Payments by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)

Dividend History by Quarter for AU Optronics Corp (NYSE AUO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
6/15/2017$0.197/3/20177/6/20171/1/1970
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 logoMorgan Stanley Lowers AU Optronics Corp (AUO) to Equal Weight
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : August 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Drops By 9.3%
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 7:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Daktronics (DAKT) & AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 29 at 6:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 7:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Issues Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 2:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAU Optronics posts 2Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 4:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 4:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.36 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 2:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 7:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Planar Systems (PLNR) & AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 10:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 8:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUBS AG Downgrades AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) to Neutral
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 6 at 3:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 30 at 9:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Upgraded to "Buy" by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 10:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.36 EPS Expected for AU Optronics Corp (AUO) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 10:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoAU Optronics Corp. (AUO) in Focus: Stock Moves 9.6% Higher - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - June 28 at 9:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : June 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 4:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) to Issue Dividend of $0.19
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades AU Optronics Corp (AUO) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 9:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 7:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 21 at 8:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoContrasting AU Optronics Corp (AUO) and Microvision (MVIS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 19 at 12:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 15 at 7:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 7:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoContrasting AU Optronics Corp (AUO) & LG Display Co. (LPL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 7:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 7:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 9:52 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - June 8 at 4:29 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - June 8 at 12:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 7:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : June 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 5 at 6:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 5 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 8:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 30 at 8:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in AU Optronics Corp (AUO) Increases By 31.1%
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 29 at 7:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : May 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 25 at 4:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AU Optronics Corp. : May 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 25 at 4:33 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAU Optronics Corp (AUO) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 24 at 8:20 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

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