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Book to bill

The book-to-bill ratio is the ratio of orders taken (booked) to products shipped and bills sent (billed). The ratio measures whether the company has more orders than it can deliver (>1), equal amounts (=1), or less (<1). This ratio is of significant interest to investors/ traders in the high-technology sector.

Book to Bill

A ratio of orders taken to invoices sent over a set period of time. In other words, a book-to-bill ratio compares current customers (orders taken) to previous customers (invoices sent). This is a tool used to calculate whether demand for a good or service is rising or falling. A book-to-bill ratio of less than one indicates falling demand, while a ratio of greater than one shows growth, after accounting for seasonal or other fluctuation. The semi-conductor industry makes particular use of this ratio.
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The data are contained in a monthly Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI.
Slocum also said that because Tekelec's business model is based on long-term contracts, judging its strength by book-to-bill can be misleading.
The book-to-bill ratios and growth rates for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined are heavily affected by the rigid PCB segment.
The book-to-bill ratio has been the subject of much criticism in recent months, and the association said Monday that it would stop publishing the number at the end of the year.
The October 2007 SEMI Book-to-Bill Report is scheduled for publication on November 15, 2007; 3:00 p.
39 billion in orders in August 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.
BANNOCKBURN, IL -- IPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries, reported that the North American rigid PCB industry book-to-bill ratio for December 2006 held steady at 0.
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported Tuesday that its May book-to-bill ratio was 0.
We continue to anticipate that our third quarter book-to-bill ratio will be near one.
44 billion in orders in July 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that the book-to-bill ratio in North, Central and South America - the largest market - was 0.
We continue to anticipate that our first quarter book-to-bill ratio will be near one.