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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research and Development
$7,102 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,918 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $7,102 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 Mar. 2015 was 1603 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1686 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1895 (Dec. 2014 ) + 1918 (Mar. 2015 ) = $7,102 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

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Research & Development 5357127821,1091,3331,7822,4293,3814,4756,041

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 1,0101,1191,1781,1681,3301,4221,6031,6861,8951,918
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