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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Research and Development
$1,038 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Symantec Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $277 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,038 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Symantec Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 261 (Jun. 2013 ) + 248 (Sep. 2013 ) + 252 (Dec. 2013 ) + 277 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,038 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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 own currency.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Research & Development 3346828678948708578629691,0121,038

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 242241249247249267261248252277
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