AU Optronics Corp

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AUO : NYSE : Technology
$4.06 | %
Today's Range: 4.04 - 4.08
Avg. Daily Volume: 1535500.0
04/21/17 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AU OPTRONICS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. AU OPTRONICS CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.10 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.08% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2570.152593.39
EBITDA ($mil)640.37295.64
EBIT ($mil)355.92-32.4
Net Income ($mil)278.17-174.87


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2475.032405.64
Total Assets ($mil)13264.4812175.57
Total Debt ($mil)3851.513331.47
Equity ($mil)5593.984818.91


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin31.0118.17
EBITDA Margin24.9111.39
Operating Margin13.85-1.25
Sales Turnover0.770.9
Return on Assets1.811.81
Return on Equity4.314.58
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.391.14
Debt/Capital0.410.41
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)962.43962.43
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.29-0.18
Book value / share5.815.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1516206.0703977.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 29.22 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.70 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.18. 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 15.69 Peers 29.22   AUO 3.47 Peers 17.33

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
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 8.87 Peers 19.56   AUO 0.05 Peers 1.17

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

AUO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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 trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AUO 0.70 Peers 3.18   AUO 13.04 Peers 21.78

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 0.39 Peers 3.38   AUO -7.58 Peers 5.16

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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