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Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA)
Research & Development
$39 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alcoa Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $7 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $39 Mil.


Definition

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

Alcoa Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 17 (Jun. 2016 ) + 8 (Sep. 2016 ) + 7 (Dec. 2016 ) + 7 (Mar. 2017 ) = $39 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Alcoa Corp Annual Data

Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 00000086956933

Alcoa Corp Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 0213714151117877
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