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Seagate Technology PLC (NAS:STX)
Research and Development
$1,194 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013 was $312 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,194 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. 2013 was 294 (Mar. 2013 ) + 294 (Jun. 2013 ) + 294 (Sep. 2013 ) + 312 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,194 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

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
Research & Development 6666458059041,0289538778751,0061,133

Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 208259270269268277294294294312
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