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First Solar Inc (NAS:FSLR)
Research and Development
$147 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. First Solar Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $38 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $147 Mil.


Definition

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

First Solar Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 38.421 (Dec. 2013 ) + 38.773 (Mar. 2014 ) + 32.659 (Jun. 2014 ) + 37.593 (Sep. 2014 ) = $147 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.

First Solar Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 12615347895141132134

First Solar Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 32323230313538393338
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