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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Symantec Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $174 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $1,291 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Symantec Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 540 (Mar. 2015 ) + 284 (Jun. 2015 ) + 293 (Sep. 2015 ) + 174 (Dec. 2015 ) = $1,291 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.
Symantec Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||682||867||894||870||857||862||969||1,026||1,039||1,144|
Symantec Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||248||252||277||308||276||193||540||284||293||174|