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Salesforce.com Inc  (NYSE:CRM) Research & Development: $1,886 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2019)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Salesforce.com Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2019 was $518 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2019 was $1,886 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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Salesforce.com Inc Annual Data

Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 792.92 946.30 1,208.00 1,553.00 1,886.00

Salesforce.com Inc Quarterly Data

Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19
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 396.00 424.00 463.00 481.00 518.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2019 was 424 (Apr. 2018 ) + 463 (Jul. 2018 ) + 481 (Oct. 2018 ) + 518 (Jan. 2019 ) = $1,886 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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