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Autodesk Inc (NAS:ADSK)
Research and Development
$777 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Autodesk Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $198 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2015 was $777 Mil.


Definition

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

Autodesk Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2015 was 191.5 (Jan. 2015 ) + 194.5 (Apr. 2015 ) + 193.1 (Jul. 2015 ) + 197.9 (Oct. 2015 ) = $777 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.

Autodesk Inc Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
Research & Development 303406485576458496567600611725

Autodesk Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
Research & Development 149149162171179184192195193198
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