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CA Inc (NAS:CA)
Research & Development
$568 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. CA Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $144 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $568 Mil.


Definition

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

CA Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 140 (Mar. 2016 ) + 148 (Jun. 2016 ) + 136 (Sep. 2016 ) + 144 (Dec. 2016 ) = $568 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

CA Inc Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16
Research & Development 544516486468471509483574603560

CA Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 150143160136151133140148136144
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