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Motley Fool  Jan 24  Comment 
With uncertain oil prices Kinder Morgan Inc cleaned out some of its multi-billion dollar backlog.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 4  Comment 
The shoe company’s past few quarterly results suggest its fourth-quarter guidance is too low, setting the stock up for further gains.
The Economic Times  Dec 31  Comment 
More than 47,000 cases related to Companies Act non-compliance are pending in the courts.
Benzinga  Dec 29  Comment 
Feltl and Company downgraded xG Technology Inc (NASDAQ: XGTI) Monday from Hold to Sell and cut its price target from $1.00 to $0.35. Analyst Jeffrey A. Schreiner believed “XGTI’s backlog is the majority of its current stock valuation" and...
The Economic Times  Dec 15  Comment 
Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse today told the Legislative Council that the government is planning to grant subsidies to small irrigation schemes in the state this year even as it aims to meet the two-year backlog first.
guardian.co.uk  Dec 12  Comment 
This weekend and next could be even busier for collections as retailers struggle to cope with surge in Christmas shopping Waitrose is reporting a surge in shoppers choosing to pick up online shopping in stores as customers react to the problems...
Insurance Journal  Nov 18  Comment 
A fingerprint examiner for the Travis County sheriff’s office in Texas will devote the next six months to clearing a backlog of more than 600 property crime cases that piled up over the past 17 months. Most of the cases … The article...




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This is the total value of sales orders that have not been completed.

This metric is commonly used in various Manufacturing industries to determine the value of incomplete or outstanding orders. Backlogs generally occur because of a shortage of labor and/or supplies.

Backlog is calculated by summing the sales price of all outstanding orders. For example, if Boeing can make one aircraft per day but receives an order for 4 planes priced at $1,000 each one day, its backlog at the end of the day will be $3,000 (3*$1,000).

An increasing backlog could mean that the company's sales are higher than usual or the company is experiencing production issues. A declining backlog could mean that the company's sales are decreasing or the company's production efficiency has improved.

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