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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Research and Development
$360 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

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. 2014 was $91 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $360 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. 2014 was 92.969 (Jul. 2013 ) + 89.433 (Oct. 2013 ) + 87.156 (Jan. 2014 ) + 90.554 (Apr. 2014 ) = $360 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

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Research & Development 142132165213256355354354363379

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
Research & Development 93919098989389879184
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