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CA Inc (NAS:CA)
Research and Development
$612 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. CA Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $143 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $612 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. 2014 was 169 (Mar. 2014 ) + 150 (Jun. 2014 ) + 150 (Sep. 2014 ) + 143 (Dec. 2014 ) = $612 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.

CA Inc Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Research & Development 708559544516486468471510489587

CA Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 123120121132142144169150150143
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