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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 Mar. 2015 was $346 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,352 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 Mar. 2015 was 323 (Jun. 2014 ) + 342 (Sep. 2014 ) + 341 (Dec. 2014 ) + 346 (Mar. 2015 ) = $1,352 Mil.
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||645||805||904||1,028||953||877||875||1,006||1,133||1,226|
Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||277||294||294||294||312||297||323||342||341||346|