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Seagate Technology PLC (NAS:STX)
Research & Development
$1,251 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

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. 2017 was $324 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,251 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 Mar. 2017 was 307 (Jun. 2016 ) + 315 (Sep. 2016 ) + 305 (Dec. 2016 ) + 324 (Mar. 2017 ) = $1,251 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.

Seagate Technology PLC Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Research & Development 9041,0289538778751,0061,1331,2261,3531,237

Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 341346324328304298307315305324
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