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Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)
Research and Development
$1,037 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Motorola Solutions Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $243 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,037 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 Mar. 2014 was 268 (Jun. 2013 ) + 253 (Sep. 2013 ) + 273 (Dec. 2013 ) + 243 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,037 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 3,3163,6004,1064,4294,1092,5981,0371,0351,0751,055

Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 266254269262290262268253273243
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