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Qualcomm Inc (NAS:QCOM)
Research and Development
$5,498 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Qualcomm Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $1,407 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $5,498 Mil.


Definition

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

Qualcomm Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 1364 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1352 (Dec. 2014 ) + 1375 (Mar. 2015 ) + 1407 (Jun. 2015 ) = $5,498 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.

Qualcomm Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Research & Development 1,0111,5381,8292,2812,4402,4512,9953,9154,9675,477

Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Research & Development 1,2141,2981,3491,3281,3561,4291,3641,3521,3751,407
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