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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Research & Development
$751 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Symantec Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $204 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $751 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 Dec. 2016 was 177 (Mar. 2016 ) + 170 (Jun. 2016 ) + 200 (Sep. 2016 ) + 204 (Dec. 2016 ) = $751 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16
Research & Development 8678948708578629691,026722812748

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 276193208198199174177170200204
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