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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. 2014 was $356 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $1,372 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. 2014 was 344 (Apr. 2013 ) + 334 (Jul. 2013 ) + 338 (Oct. 2013 ) + 356 (Jan. 2014 ) = $1,372 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||992||941||1,152||1,142||1,104||934||1,143||1,118||1,237||1,320|
Applied Materials Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||304||321||309||304||304||344||334||338||356||355|