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Broadcom Ltd (NAS:AVGO)
Research and Development
$1,617 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2016)

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.


Definition

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.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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 own currency.

Broadcom Ltd Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15
Research & Development 02052652452803173353986951,049

Broadcom Ltd Quarterly Data

Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16
Research & Development 107114240234235251276287267787
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