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Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)
Research and Development
$215 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alcoa Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $57 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $215 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Alcoa Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 57 (Dec. 2013 ) + 51 (Mar. 2014 ) + 50 (Jun. 2014 ) + 57 (Sep. 2014 ) = $215 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.

High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Alcoa Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 178192213249246169174184197192

Alcoa Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 47515645464457515057
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