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Broadcom Ltd (NAS:AVGO)
Research & Development
$3,215 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Broadcom Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $808 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $3,215 Mil.


Definition

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

Broadcom Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 787 (Apr. 2016 ) + 814 (Jul. 2016 ) + 806 (Oct. 2016 ) + 808 (Jan. 2017 ) = $3,215 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.

Broadcom Ltd Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
Research & Development 2052652452803173353986951,0492,674

Broadcom Ltd Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Research & Development 234235251276287267787814806808
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