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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.
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.
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.
Seagate Technology PLC Annual Data
|Research & Development||666||645||805||904||1,028||953||877||875||1,006||1,133|
Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||208||259||270||269||268||277||294||294||294||312|