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Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:VAR)
Research and Development
$248 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2015)

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. 2015 was $60 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $248 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. 2015 was 59.312 (Mar. 2015 ) + 60.01 (Jun. 2015 ) + 68.813 (Sep. 2015 ) + 59.981 (Dec. 2015 ) = $248 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

Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
Research & Development 100117136147157171186208235245

Varian Medical Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Research & Development 58615759575960696062
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