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LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD)
Research and Development
$436 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. LinkedIn Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $121 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $436 Mil.


Definition

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

LinkedIn Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 95.608 (Jun. 2013 ) + 106.223 (Sep. 2013 ) + 113.14 (Dec. 2013 ) + 120.622 (Mar. 2014 ) = $436 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.

LinkedIn Corp Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 00000390132257396

LinkedIn Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 42476073778196106113121
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