Book-to-bill ratio: Six consecutive months above parity

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.33 billion in orders worldwide in June 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.   A book-to-bill of 1.10 means that $110 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in June 2013 was $1.33 billion. The bookings figure is 0.7 percent higher than the final May 2013 level of $1.32 billion, and is 6.6 percent lower than the June 2012 order level of $1.42 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2013 was $1.21 billion. The billings figure is 1.4 percent lower than the final May 2013 level of $1.22 billion, and is 21.4 percent lower than the June 2012 billings level of $1.54 billion.

“The SEMI book-to-bill ratio has been above parity for six consecutive months and bookings in the quarter ending in June are 20 percent above the quarter ending in March,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.  "As recently announced, we anticipate that total worldwide equipment spending will decline by low single-digits this year and rebound with a double-digit growth rate in 2014.”

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

January 2013

968.0

1,076.0

1.11

February 2013

974.7

1,073.5

1.10

March 2013

991.0

1,103.3

1.11

April 2013

1,086.3

1,173.9

1.08

May 2013 (final)

1,223.4

1,321.3

1.08

June 2013 (prelim)

1,206.8

1,329.9

1.10

Source: SEMI, July 2013


The data contained in this release were compiled by David Powell, Inc., an independent financial services firm, without audit, from data submitted directly by the participants. SEMI and David Powell, Inc. assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the underlying data.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains.. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

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