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First Solar Inc (NAS:FSLR)
Research and Development
$126 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. First Solar Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $30 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $126 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 Mar. 2016 was 29.479 (Jun. 2015 ) + 29.63 (Sep. 2015 ) + 36.728 (Dec. 2015 ) + 30.187 (Mar. 2016 ) = $126 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 615347895141132134144131

First Solar Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 38393338353529303730
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