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Microsoft Corporation (NAS:MSFT)
Research and Development
$10,938 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Microsoft Corporation's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,748 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $10,938 Mil.


Definition

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

Microsoft Corporation Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 2640 (Mar. 2013 ) + 2783 (Jun. 2013 ) + 2767 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2748 (Dec. 2013 ) = $10,938 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 Corporation Annual Data

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
Research & Development 7,7796,0976,5847,1218,1649,0108,7149,0439,81110,411

Microsoft Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 2,3292,3712,5172,5942,4602,5282,6402,7832,7672,748
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