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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Research and Development
$12,075 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Microsoft Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $2,984 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $12,075 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. 2015 was 3123 (Jun. 2014 ) + 3065 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2903 (Dec. 2014 ) + 2984 (Mar. 2015 ) = $12,075 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

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Research & Development 6,0976,5847,1218,1649,0108,7149,0439,81110,41111,381

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 2,5282,6402,7832,7672,7482,7433,1233,0652,9032,984
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