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Applied Materials Inc  (NAS:AMAT) Research & Development: $1,702 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Applied Materials Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $454 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was $1,702 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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Applied Materials Inc Annual Data

Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,237.00 1,320.00 1,428.00 1,451.00 1,540.00

Applied Materials Inc Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
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 386.00 394.00 417.00 437.00 454.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was 394 (Oct. 2016 ) + 417 (Jan. 2017 ) + 437 (Apr. 2017 ) + 454 (Jul. 2017 ) = $1,702 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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