Equipment bookings and billings continue along a steady trend

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.29 billion in orders worldwide in February 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00, according to the February EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.   A book-to-bill of 1.00 means that $100 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in February 2014 was $1.29 billion. The bookings figure is 0.7 percent higher than the final January 2014 level of $1.28 billion, and is 20.1 percent higher than the February 2013 order level of $1.07 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in February 2014 was $1.29 billion. The billings figure is 4.5 percent higher than the final January 2014 level of $1.23 billion, and is 32.2 percent higher than the February 2013 billings level of $974.7 million.

“Equipment bookings and billings continue along a steady trend in the first quarter,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.  ”The book-to-bill ratio remains at or above parity for the fifth consecutive month, and the booking and billing values remain well above the figures reported one year ago.”

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. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.

 

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

September 2013

 

1,020.9

992.8

0.97

October 2013

 

1,071.0

1,124.5

1.05

November 2013

 

1,113.9

1,238.0

1.11

December 2013

1,349.7

1,380.8

1.02

January 2014 (final)

1,233.2

1,280.3

1.04

February 2014 (prelim)

1,288.6

1,288.9

1.00

Source: SEMI, March 2014

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