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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 Jun. 2014 was $308 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,085 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Symantec Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 248 (Sep. 2013 ) + 252 (Dec. 2013 ) + 277 (Mar. 2014 ) + 308 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,085 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||334||682||867||894||870||857||862||969||1,012||1,038|
Symantec Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||241||249||247||249||267||262||248||252||277||308|