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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. 2014 was $166 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,075 Mil.
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. 2014 was 490 (Dec. 2013 ) + 243 (Mar. 2014 ) + 176 (Jun. 2014 ) + 166 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1,075 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.
Motorola Solutions Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||3,060||3,680||4,106||4,429||4,109||2,598||1,037||1,035||1,075||1,055|
Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||269||262||290||262||195||183||490||243||176||166|