Definition of book-to-bill ratio in English:

book-to-bill ratio


  • The ratio of new orders to completed sales in the semiconductor industry, regarded as an economic indicator for overall trends in the technology sector.

    ‘the company's book-to-bill ratio was below 1 in the quarter, indicating that it is seeing weak order patterns’
    • ‘Next week sees sixteen different US economic announcements, including semiconductor book-to-bill ratios, consumer comfort indicators and new residential construction figures.’
    • ‘During the 1990s, the book-to-bill ratio for chips was such a strong predictive indicator that it began driving stock prices of companies releasing the information.’
    • ‘The book-to-bill ratio measures industry health and was revised to 1.07 in June, compared with 1.10 in May.’
    • ‘For the past two years, book-to-bill ratios in the global chip industry have been below 1.00, meaning fewer orders coming in than products being sold each month.’
    • ‘Instead of on-base percentage and batting average, we study book-to-bill ratios and factory utilization numbers.’