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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Research and Development
$345 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $92 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was $345 Mil.


Definition

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

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was 84.152 (Jul. 2014 ) + 83.687 (Oct. 2014 ) + 85.231 (Jan. 2015 ) + 91.87 (Apr. 2015 ) = $345 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
Research & Development 131165213256355354354363379346

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15
Research & Development 98938987918484859285
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