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Western Digital Corp (NAS:WDC)
Research and Development
$1,594 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Western Digital Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $385 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $1,594 Mil.


Definition

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

Western Digital Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 426 (Dec. 2014 ) + 402 (Mar. 2015 ) + 381 (Jun. 2015 ) + 385 (Sep. 2015 ) = $1,594 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.

Western Digital Corp Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Research & Development 2973064645096117031,0551,5721,6611,646

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 401416418426437426402381385389
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