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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Research & Development
$10,777 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $2,776 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $10,777 Mil.


Definition

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

Apple Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 2560 (Jun. 2016 ) + 2570 (Sep. 2016 ) + 2871 (Dec. 2016 ) + 2776 (Mar. 2017 ) = $10,777 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.

Apple Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
Research & Development 7821,1091,3331,7822,4293,3814,4756,0418,06710,045

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 1,8951,9182,0342,2202,4042,5112,5602,5702,8712,776
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