What is surprising is how the share price reacted. Every one knew LPL would report this loss for months. I also do not understand why LPL would lose so much money due to depreciation costs while the competition(AUO), who seems to run its business the same way, does not have that problem. Considering the future of LCD panels, I would think that both LPL and AUO will do very well as long as Samsung will agree to contain production. This over capacity issue is hurting all of them right now.