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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Research and Development
$11,679 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

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.


Definition

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.

* 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

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Research & Development 6,1846,5847,1218,1649,0108,7149,0439,81110,41111,381

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 2,5942,4602,5282,6402,7832,7672,7482,7433,1233,065
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