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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Research and Development
$11,936 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Microsoft Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $2,980 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $11,936 Mil.


Definition

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

Microsoft Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 3094 (Jun. 2015 ) + 2962 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2900 (Dec. 2015 ) + 2980 (Mar. 2016 ) = $11,936 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.

Microsoft Corp Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Research & Development 6,5847,1218,1649,0108,7149,0439,81110,41111,38112,046

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 2,7482,7433,1233,0652,9032,9843,0942,9622,9002,980
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