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Applied Materials Inc (NAS:AMAT)
Research and Development
$1,540 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Applied Materials Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $394 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $1,540 Mil.


Definition

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

Applied Materials Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was 374 (Jan. 2016 ) + 386 (Apr. 2016 ) + 386 (Jul. 2016 ) + 394 (Oct. 2016 ) = $1,540 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.


Related Terms

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.

Applied Materials Inc Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
Research & Development 1,1421,1049341,1431,1181,2371,3201,4281,4511,540

Applied Materials Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Research & Development 360351365372363374386386394417
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