AUO’s March Sales Climb 23% MoM

AU Optronics (AUO) saw sales in March climb 22.7% month on month and 2.3% year on year to NT$34.8 billion ($1.1 billion), bringing sales in the first quarter of the year to NT$95.3 billion ($3 billion), down 9.6% from the previous quarter and up by 1.6% from the same period of last year.

AUO’s large panel shipments exceeded 9.12 million units in March, up by 12.9% from February, while small and medium-sized panel shipments improved 19.2% sequentially to 15.8 million units. In the first quarter, the company shipped 26.8 million large panels, down by 8.9% from Q4 and 8.2% YoY. Shipments of small and medium panels were flat compared with the fourth quarter of 2014 and by by 27.4% from Q1 2014 at around 42.65 million units.