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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
Research and Development
$583 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $132 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $583 Mil.


Definition

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

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 100.661 (Sep. 2014 ) + 129.11 (Dec. 2014 ) + 221.08 (Mar. 2015 ) + 131.693 (Jun. 2015 ) = $583 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.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Jul05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 918369638298137223317514

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Research & Development 7569888619193101129221132
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