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Adobe Systems Inc (NAS:ADBE)
Research & Development
$1,024 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Adobe Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $285 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was $1,024 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Adobe Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was 232.484 (May. 2016 ) + 248.45 (Aug. 2016 ) + 257.849 (Nov. 2016 ) + 285.077 (Feb. 2017 ) = $1,024 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Adobe Systems Inc Annual Data

Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13Nov14Nov15Nov16
Research & Development 613662565680738743827844863976

Adobe Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16Feb17
Research & Development 214216208219221237232248258285
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