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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research and Development
$4,795 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,330 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $4,795 Mil.


Definition

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

Apple Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 1119 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1178 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1168 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1330 (Dec. 2013 ) = $4,795 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.

Apple Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Research & Development 4915357127821,1091,3331,7822,4293,3814,475

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 6457588418769061,0101,1191,1781,1681,330
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