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KLA-Tencor Corp (NAS:KLAC)
Research and Development
$540 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

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. 2015 was $125 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $540 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. 2015 was 138.448 (Jun. 2014 ) + 143.637 (Sep. 2014 ) + 133.557 (Dec. 2014 ) + 124.583 (Mar. 2015 ) = $540 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

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Research & Development 352394438410371330386453488539

KLA-Tencor Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 122119128132135134138144134125
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