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Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)
Research and Development
$596 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016 was $135 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $596 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. 2016 was 156 (Jun. 2015 ) + 153 (Sep. 2015 ) + 152 (Dec. 2015 ) + 135 (Mar. 2016 ) = $596 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 4,1064,4294,1093,1832,5301,0351,0751,055681620

Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 273243176166165159156153152135
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