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Broadcom Ltd  (NAS:AVGO) Research & Development: $3,292 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Broadcom Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Oct. 2017 was $828 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2017 was $3,292 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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Broadcom Ltd Annual Data

Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 398.00 695.00 1,049.00 2,674.00 3,292.00

Broadcom Ltd Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
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 806.00 808.00 829.00 827.00 828.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2017 was 808 (Jan. 2017 ) + 829 (Apr. 2017 ) + 827 (Jul. 2017 ) + 828 (Oct. 2017 ) = $3,292 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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