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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Applied Materials Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $374 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $1,474 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Applied Materials Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was 365 (Apr. 2015 ) + 372 (Jul. 2015 ) + 363 (Oct. 2015 ) + 374 (Jan. 2016 ) = $1,474 Mil.
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.
Applied Materials Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||1,152||1,142||1,104||934||1,144||1,118||1,237||1,320||1,428||1,451|
Applied Materials Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||338||356||355||357||360||351||365||372||363||374|