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Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA)
Research and Development
$51 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alcoa Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $8 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $51 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 Sep. 2016 was 15 (Dec. 2015 ) + 11 (Mar. 2016 ) + 17 (Jun. 2016 ) + 8 (Sep. 2016 ) = $51 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

Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 0000000869569

Alcoa Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Research & Development 0002137141511178
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