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Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)
Research & Development
$481 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Red Hat Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $122 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was $481 Mil.


Definition

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

Red Hat Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was 115.016 (May. 2016 ) + 121.265 (Aug. 2016 ) + 122.469 (Nov. 2016 ) + 121.918 (Feb. 2017 ) = $481 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.

Red Hat Inc Annual Data

Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15Feb16Feb17
Research & Development 97130148171209263317368413481

Red Hat Inc Quarterly Data

Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16Feb17
Research & Development 919297102105108115121122122
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