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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Research and Development
$11,988 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Microsoft Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $3,146 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $11,988 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 Jun. 2016 was 2962 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2900 (Dec. 2015 ) + 2980 (Mar. 2016 ) + 3146 (Jun. 2016 ) = $11,988 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.


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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

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Research & Development 7,1218,1649,0108,7149,0439,81110,41111,38112,04611,988

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 2,7433,1233,0652,9032,9843,0942,9622,9002,9803,146
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