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Seagate Technology PLC (NAS:STX)
Research and Development
$1,302 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Seagate Technology PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $304 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $1,302 Mil.


Definition

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

Seagate Technology PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 346 (Mar. 2015 ) + 324 (Jun. 2015 ) + 328 (Sep. 2015 ) + 304 (Dec. 2015 ) = $1,302 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.

Seagate Technology PLC Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Research & Development 8059041,0289538778751,0061,1331,2261,353

Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 294312297323342341346324328304
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