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F5 Networks Inc (NAS:FFIV)
Research and Development
$340 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. F5 Networks Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $87 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $340 Mil.


Definition

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

F5 Networks Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 86.294 (Mar. 2016 ) + 83.042 (Jun. 2016 ) + 83.746 (Sep. 2016 ) + 87.05 (Dec. 2016 ) = $340 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.

F5 Networks Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
Research & Development 69103104118139177210264297334

F5 Networks Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 65707574788186838487
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