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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research and Development
$9,695 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $2,560 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $9,695 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 Jun. 2016 was 2220 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2404 (Dec. 2015 ) + 2511 (Mar. 2016 ) + 2560 (Jun. 2016 ) = $9,695 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

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 1,4221,6031,6861,8951,9182,0342,2202,4042,5112,560
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