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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Research and Development
$1,210 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Dell Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $320 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was $1,210 Mil.


Definition

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

Dell Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was 270 (Oct. 2012 ) + 307 (Jan. 2013 ) + 313 (Apr. 2013 ) + 320 (Jul. 2013 ) = $1,210 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
Research & Development 4644604584986106636246618561,072

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
Research & Development 195205220236234261270307313320
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