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Apple Inc  (NAS:AAPL) Research & Development: $14,731 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2018)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 was $3,902 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2018 was $14,731 Mil.


Historical Data

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

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Apple Inc Annual Data

Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6,041.00 8,067.00 10,045.00 11,581.00 14,236.00

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,407.00 3,378.00 3,701.00 3,750.00 3,902.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2018 was 3378 (Mar. 2018 ) + 3701 (Jun. 2018 ) + 3750 (Sep. 2018 ) + 3902 (Dec. 2018 ) = $14,731 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.


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