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Autodesk Inc (NAS:ADSK)
Research and Development
$725 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Autodesk Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $192 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2015 was $725 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 Jan. 2015 was 170.5 (Apr. 2014 ) + 179.3 (Jul. 2014 ) + 183.9 (Oct. 2014 ) + 191.5 (Jan. 2015 ) = $725 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

Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15
Research & Development 153149151149149162171179184192
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