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Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)
Research & Development
$552 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016 was $142 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $552 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 Dec. 2016 was 135 (Mar. 2016 ) + 138 (Jun. 2016 ) + 137 (Sep. 2016 ) + 142 (Dec. 2016 ) = $552 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

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 4,4294,1092,5981,0371,035790761681620553

Motorola Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 166165159156153152135138137142
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