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Nuance Communications Inc (NAS:NUAN)
Research and Development
$341 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Nuance Communications Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $83 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $341 Mil.


Definition

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

Nuance Communications Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 84.581 (Mar. 2014 ) + 87.137 (Jun. 2014 ) + 86.355 (Sep. 2014 ) + 82.567 (Dec. 2014 ) = $341 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.

Nuance Communications Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Research & Development 395980115117152179225289339

Nuance Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 63697073788085878683
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