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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Adobe Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $258 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was $976 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Adobe Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was 237.204 (Feb. 2016 ) + 232.484 (May. 2016 ) + 248.45 (Aug. 2016 ) + 257.849 (Nov. 2016 ) = $976 Mil.
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.
Adobe Systems Inc Annual Data
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Adobe Systems Inc Quarterly Data
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