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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Research and Development
$346 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2015 was $85 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2015 was $346 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 Jul. 2015 was 83.687 (Oct. 2014 ) + 85.231 (Jan. 2015 ) + 91.87 (Apr. 2015 ) + 85.072 (Jul. 2015 ) = $346 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

Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15
Research & Development 165213256355354354363379346357

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
Research & Development 93898791848485928595
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