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Western Digital Corp (NAS:WDC)
Research and Development
$1,627 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016 was $494 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $1,627 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 Jun. 2016 was 385 (Sep. 2015 ) + 389 (Dec. 2015 ) + 359 (Mar. 2016 ) + 494 (Jun. 2016 ) = $1,627 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

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

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 418426437426402381385389359494
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