BOOK-TO-BILL RATIO is the ratio of orders taken (sic booked) to products shipped and bills sent (sic billed). The ratio is a measure of whether a company has more, equal to or less than the orders than it can likely produce and deliver. The book-to-bill ratio is primarily of interest to investors or traders in the high-tech sector.
RPI, among many others, can be Retail Price Index, Real Property Inventory, Rapid Process Improvement, or Responsive Production Inventory.
LONG-LIVED ASSETS are usually those assets that are not consumed during the normal course of business, e.g. land, buildings and equipment, etc.
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