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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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Book-to-bill ratio--a major indicator of future export earnings--is the ratio between the value of orders for export goods and the value of previous deliveries.
The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers.
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.
Late stage quarter-to-date book-to-bill ratio is 2.
The monthly report presents detailed findings on rigid PCB and flexible circuit sales and orders, including separate rigid and flex book-to-bill ratios, military and medical market growth, demand for prototypes, and other timely data.
The book-to-bill ratios and growth rates for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined are heavily affected by the rigid PCB segment.
But the book-to-bill ratio eased the impact of that,'' said Tsuyoshi Segawa, equity strategist at Shinko Securities Co.
The book-to-bill reflected ``a real acceleration of microprocessor orders, and that's Intel,'' said Jonathan Joseph, an analyst with Montgomery Securities.
This is a welcome change from no growth in 2015, she added, and the first quarters positive book-to-bill ratios support an expectation of continued growth in the second quarter.
48 billion in orders in March 2012 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill (B/B) ratio of 1.
The industry has not bit the bottom yet, but we will continue to watch the leading indicators, such as our book-to-bill ratio, for signs of an upturn.
Following a four-month decline in the PCB industry's book-to-bill ratio, it is finally turning upward," said IPC President Denny McGuirk.