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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research and Development
$9,169 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $2,511 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $9,169 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. 2016 was 2034 (Jun. 2015 ) + 2220 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2404 (Dec. 2015 ) + 2511 (Mar. 2016 ) = $9,169 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

Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
Research & Development 7127821,1091,3331,7822,4293,3814,4756,0418,067

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 1,3301,4221,6031,6861,8951,9182,0342,2202,4042,511
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