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AU Optronics Corp
AUO : NYSE : Technology
$2.85 -0.11 | -3.70%
Today's Range: 2.83 - 2.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 628,800
04/28/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AU OPTRONICS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AU OPTRONICS CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.53% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)2593.392971.92
EBITDA ($mil)295.64651.21
EBIT ($mil)-32.4275.81
Net Income ($mil)-174.87136.08


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2405.642593.83
Total Assets ($mil)12175.5713998.23
Total Debt ($mil)3331.474515.41
Equity ($mil)4818.914894.24


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin18.1727.93
EBITDA Margin11.3921.91
Operating Margin-1.259.28
Sales Turnover0.90.92
Return on Assets1.813.7
Return on Equity4.5810.58
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.141.07
Debt/Capital0.410.48
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)962.43962.43
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.180.13
Book value / share5.015.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume645373.01378148.0

Valuation


HOLD. AU OPTRONICS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 25.81 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.61 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 2.54. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AU OPTRONICS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 13.22 Peers 25.81   AUO 1.55 Peers 14.21

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AUO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AUO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 43.43 Peers 19.19   AUO NM Peers 1.07

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

AUO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

AUO's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AUO 0.61 Peers 2.54   AUO -56.61 Peers 10.22

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AUO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AUO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 0.27 Peers 2.22   AUO -14.93 Peers 1.51

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AUO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AUO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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