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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
Research and Development
$742 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $196 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $742 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 Sep. 2016 was 191.035 (Dec. 2015 ) + 176.29 (Mar. 2016 ) + 179.311 (Jun. 2016 ) + 195.687 (Sep. 2016 ) = $742 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.


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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.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 8369638298137223317514709

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Research & Development 93101129221132166191176179196
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