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Western Digital Corp (NAS:WDC)
Research and Development
$1,702 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

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. 2014 was $426 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,702 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. 2014 was 426 (Mar. 2014 ) + 413 (Jun. 2014 ) + 437 (Sep. 2014 ) + 426 (Dec. 2014 ) = $1,702 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

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Research & Development 2402973064645096117031,0551,5721,661

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 396378396402401416426413437426
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