AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.01, Morningstar.com reports. AU Optronics had a return on equity of 14.86% and a net margin of 9.47%. The company had revenue of $80.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $80.65 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.2% on a year-over-year basis.
Shares of AU Optronics (NYSE AUO) traded up $0.02 on Thursday, reaching $4.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 99,176 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,133,120. The firm has a market cap of $4,300.00, a P/E ratio of 3.65 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.45. AU Optronics has a 12 month low of $3.62 and a 12 month high of $5.35.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on AUO shares. Morgan Stanley upgraded AU Optronics from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group lowered AU Optronics from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. CLSA upgraded AU Optronics from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered AU Optronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold”.
About AU Optronics
AU 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.
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