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Amazon.com Inc  (NAS:AMZN) Research & Development: $19,041 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Amazon.com Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $5,549 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $19,041 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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Amazon.com Inc Annual Data

Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,564.00 6,565.00 9,275.00 12,540.00 16,085.00

Amazon.com 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 3,880.00 4,135.00 4,544.00 4,813.00 5,549.00

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 4135 (Sep. 2016 ) + 4544 (Dec. 2016 ) + 4813 (Mar. 2017 ) + 5549 (Jun. 2017 ) = $19,041 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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