NET 10, 30, etc. usually refers to payment terms on an invoice, e.g. Net 10 2%, 30, would mean that if a purchaser pays the invoice within 10 days a 2% reduction in invoice amount may be enjoyed, but full invoice amount is due within 30 days.
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.
MEAN is the measure of central tendency; also called the average. It is calculated by the sum of the data points divided by the number of data points.
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