book-to-bill ratio

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.

book-to-bill ratio

The dollar amount of orders on the books compared to the dollar amount of orders filled. A high ratio indicates a backlog of orders that should produce revenues and profits in future periods. The book-to-bill ratio is often used to analyze the health of technology companies.
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* Orders grew 8%, to EUR24.5 billion, and revenue rose 4%, to EUR21.3 billion, for a strong book-to-bill ratio of 1.15 and record high order backlog of EUR144 billion
The book-to-bill ratio in other words the ratio of orders received to sales revenues stood at 1.14 in the past quarter (Q2/18: 1.13).
Net bookings totaled $3B in the quarter, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.1.
Bookings during the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were USD 331.2 million, with a company-wide book-to-bill ratio (a measure defined as bookings divided by net sales) of 1.94 with both its Commercial and Government Solutions Segments achieving book-to-bill ratios in excess of 1.00.
* 4Q Book-to-bill ratio of 1.06x on funded orders of $3.0 billion; 2018 book-to-bill ratio of 1.13x on funded orders of $11.6 billion
Bookings during the quarter were USD157.4m, with a company-wide book-to-bill ratio (a measure defined as bookings divided by net sales) of 0.98.
The book-to-bill ratio during the third quarter was very slightly below 1.0.
1.05 North American PCB book-to-bill ratio for June 2018
During the quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company's book-to-bill ratio for equipment and related services (non-turnkey) was 1.0.
"We continue to anticipate that orders will materially exceed revenue for a book-to-bill ratio clearly above 1.
In addition to its delivery target, Boeing had set a target of maintaining at least a one-to-one book-to-bill ratio in 2015, and the company appears to be close to that, but could end up just a bit short.
The book-to-bill ratio rose to 0.99, meaning for every 100 euros of boards shipped, 99 euros worth of boards were ordered.