AU Optronics Corp

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AUO : NYSE : Technology
$4.24 | %
Today's Range: 4.205 - 4.26
Avg. Daily Volume: 2102700.0
06/23/17 - 4:05 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AU OPTRONICS CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. AU OPTRONICS CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.22 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, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.60% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2914.972210.54
EBITDA ($mil)725.08149.61
EBIT ($mil)395.57-158.39
Net Income ($mil)312.02-170.21


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2813.812288.84
Total Assets ($mil)13999.5112662.77
Total Debt ($mil)4063.173365.91
Equity ($mil)6194.75452.83


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin29.813.03
EBITDA Margin24.876.76
Operating Margin13.57-7.17
Sales Turnover0.780.8
Return on Assets5.64-0.9
Return on Equity12.74-2.09
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.521.1
Debt/Capital0.40.38
Interest Expense28.4618.18
Interest Coverage13.9-8.71


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)962.43962.43
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.32-0.18
Book value / share6.445.67
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2051827.01087496.0

Valuation


HOLD. AU OPTRONICS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.39 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.63 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.43. 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
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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 4.91 Peers 26.39   AUO 2.63 Peers 16.86

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 5.68 Peers 20.53   AUO 0.02 Peers 0.93

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 0.63 Peers 3.43   AUO 783.33 Peers 145.32

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.

 

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

AUO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AUO 0.36 Peers 3.08   AUO 7.01 Peers 7.93

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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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