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Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)
Research and Development
$562 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Motorola Solutions Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $137 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $562 Mil.


Definition

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

Motorola Solutions Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 152 (Dec. 2015 ) + 135 (Mar. 2016 ) + 138 (Jun. 2016 ) + 137 (Sep. 2016 ) = $562 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Motorola Solutions Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 4,1064,4294,1092,5981,0371,035790761681620

Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Research & Development 176166165159156153152135138137
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