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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research and Development
$6,041 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,686 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $6,041 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 Sep. 2014 was 1330 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1422 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1603 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1686 (Sep. 2014 ) = $6,041 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

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 8769061,0101,1191,1781,1681,3301,4221,6031,686
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