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Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:VAR)
Research and Development
$219 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Varian Medical Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $58 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $219 Mil.


Definition

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

Varian Medical Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 50.903 (Mar. 2013 ) + 53.335 (Jun. 2013 ) + 56.853 (Sep. 2013 ) + 58.003 (Dec. 2013 ) = $219 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.

Varian Medical Systems Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Research & Development 7282100117136147157171186208

Varian Medical Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 44444749464751535758
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