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KLA-Tencor Corp (NAS:KLAC)
Research and Development
$483 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. KLA-Tencor Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $116 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $483 Mil.


Definition

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

KLA-Tencor Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 128.839 (Jun. 2015 ) + 119.943 (Sep. 2015 ) + 118.272 (Dec. 2015 ) + 115.589 (Mar. 2016 ) = $483 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.

KLA-Tencor Corp Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Research & Development 394438410371330386453488539531

KLA-Tencor Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 135134138144134125129120118116
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