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Apple Inc  (NAS:AAPL) Research & Development: $11,154 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Apple Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $2,937 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $11,154 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

Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,381.00 4,475.00 6,041.00 8,067.00 10,045.00

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 2,560.00 2,570.00 2,871.00 2,776.00 2,937.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was 2570 (Sep. 2016 ) + 2871 (Dec. 2016 ) + 2776 (Mar. 2017 ) + 2937 (Jun. 2017 ) = $11,154 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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