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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Microsoft Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $3,065 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $11,679 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Microsoft Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 2748 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2743 (Mar. 2014 ) + 3123 (Jun. 2014 ) + 3065 (Sep. 2014 ) = $11,679 Mil.
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.
Microsoft Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||6,097||6,584||7,121||8,164||9,010||8,714||9,043||9,811||10,411||11,381|
Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2,594||2,460||2,528||2,640||2,783||2,767||2,748||2,743||3,123||3,065|