SEMI April 2015 book-to-bill report shows continued improvements in bookings and billings

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.57 billion in orders worldwide in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to the April EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.   A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in April 2015 was $1.57 billion. The bookings figure is 12.9 percent higher than the final March 2015 level of $1.39 billion, and is 9.0 percent higher than the April 2014 order level of $1.44 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in April 2015 was $1.51 billion. The billings figure is 19.3 percent higher than the final March 2015 level of $1.27 billion, and is 7.6 percent higher than the April 2014 billings level of $1.40 billion.

“Both bookings and billings trends have improved, with the ratio remaining above parity over the past four months,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.  “Orders are higher than last year’s numbers, and current spending is on target with 2015 capex plans.”

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

November 2014 

$1,189.4

$1,216.8

1.02

December 2014 

$1,395.9

$1,381.5

0.99

January 2015 

$1,279.1

$1,325.6

1.04

February 2015 

$1,280.1

$1,313.7

1.03

March 2015 (final)

$1,265.6

$1,392.7

1.10

April 2015 (prelim)

$1,510.3

$1,572.2

1.04

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org)May 2015

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