Switch to:
Tesla Motors Inc (NAS:TSLA)
Research and Development
$259 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Tesla Motors Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $82 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $259 Mil.


Definition

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

Tesla Motors Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 52.312 (Jun. 2013 ) + 56.351 (Sep. 2013 ) + 68.453 (Dec. 2013 ) + 81.544 (Mar. 2014 ) = $259 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.

Tesla Motors Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 00063541993209274232

Tesla Motors Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Research & Development 687562695552566882108
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide