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Western Digital Corp (NAS:WDC)
Research & Development
$2,077 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Western Digital Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $585 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $2,077 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 Dec. 2016 was 359 (Mar. 2016 ) + 494 (Jun. 2016 ) + 639 (Sep. 2016 ) + 585 (Dec. 2016 ) = $2,077 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Western Digital Corp Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Research & Development 3064645096117031,0551,5721,6611,6461,627

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 437426402381385389359494639585
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