Book-to-Bill Ratio

Motley Fool  Dec 8  Comment 
Maintaining a book-to-bill ratio above 1.0 is very important -- unless you have a six-year order backlog!
Fabtech  Jun 17  Comment 
Semiconductor equipment bookings and the book-to-bill ratio for the month of May were flat with the previous month, though bookings remain higher than the same month a year ago. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted...
Fabtech  May 20  Comment 
The upward trend has continued through to April with the book-to-bill ratio reaching 0.98, up from 0.85 at the beginning of the year. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.60 billion in new orders for April,...
Fabtech  Mar 18  Comment 
As 2011 is set to be a strong year for capital expenditure the book-to-bill ratio should increase as the year progresses. However, since July, 2010 the ratio has shown a downward trend until SEMI released the latest book-to-bill figures for...


Book-to-bill is the ratio used by industries to measure their demand-to-supply ratio for their orders. It is the ratio of the number of orders received to the number of orders filled.

A company with a book-to-bill ratio larger than one means that it has more orders than it can fill at it's current capacity. A ratio equal to one means that it is able to meet all orders received. A ratio less than one means that there are less orders than it is capable of delivering.

The most prevalent usage of this monthly ratio is within technology and semiconductor companies.

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