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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. 2014 was $267 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,127 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. 2014 was 276 (Mar. 2014 ) + 308 (Jun. 2014 ) + 276 (Sep. 2014 ) + 267 (Dec. 2014 ) = $1,127 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||1,012||1,038||1,144|
Symantec Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||249||267||262||248||252||276||308||276||267||293|