Local flat-panel maker Amtran Technology Co (
The company said it expected its annual revenues to expand to more than NT$50 billion (US$1.524 billion) on the back of continued growth momentum.
The forecast revenues would represent a 68 percent increase from last year's NT$29.72 billion.
"Boosted by increasing shipments, June revenues expanded to a new monthly record," Amtran Technology said in a statement. "We forecast revenues will increase to more than NT$50 billion for the whole year."
Shares of Amtran Technology advanced 1.83 percent to close at NT$41.75 yesterday, outperforming the benchmark TAIEX index's 0.43 percent rise.
In a company filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the company said its revenues more than doubled to NT$5.61 billion last month, compared with a year ago, or up 10.71 percent from May.
In the first six months, Amtran Technology's revenues almost doubled to NT$26.23 billion from NT$13.52 billion a year earlier, the filing showed.
Amtran Technology, which makes own-brand liquid-crystal-display (LCD) TVs and also supplies other companies, tapped into the brand business with its Vizio-brand TVs in North America in early 2005. The company is now the No. 3 TV vendor in the world's biggest slim-screen TV market.
Its shipments also jumped to 230,000 units last month, up from 200,000 in April, the company's filing showed.
"This is a result of fast-growing demand for flat-panel TVs," it said.
Amtran Technology attributed its increased shipments to improving marketing strategies and new sales channels such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears, Roebuck & Co in North America.
Last month, Amtran Technology hiked its shipment forecast for this year to 2.6 million flat-panel TVs outfitted with either LCD or plasma display panels, from its previous estimate of 2 million. Amtran said it shipped 990,000 TV sets last year.
In terms of PDP TV manufacturing, Amtran Technology is competing head-to-head with TPV Technology Ltd (
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