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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Broadcom Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $787 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was $1,617 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Broadcom Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was 276 (Jul. 2015 ) + 287 (Oct. 2015 ) + 267 (Jan. 2016 ) + 787 (Apr. 2016 ) = $1,617 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.
Broadcom Ltd Annual Data
|Research & Development||0||205||265||245||280||317||335||398||695||1,049|
Broadcom Ltd Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||107||114||240||234||235||251||276||287||267||787|