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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Hewlett-Packard Co's research and development for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $876 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $3,447 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Hewlett-Packard Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was 811 (Jan. 2014 ) + 873 (Apr. 2014 ) + 887 (Jul. 2014 ) + 876 (Oct. 2014 ) = $3,447 Mil.
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.
Hewlett-Packard Co Annual Data
|Research & Development||3,490||3,591||3,611||3,543||2,819||2,959||3,254||3,399||3,135||3,447|
Hewlett-Packard Co Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||854||909||794||815||797||729||811||873||887||876|