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Qualcomm Inc  (NAS:QCOM) Research & Development: $5,381 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2019)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Qualcomm Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $1,308 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was $5,381 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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Qualcomm Inc Annual Data

Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5,477.00 5,490.00 5,151.00 5,485.00 5,625.00

Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
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 1,402.00 1,416.00 1,388.00 1,269.00 1,308.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was 1416 (Jun. 2018 ) + 1388 (Sep. 2018 ) + 1269 (Dec. 2018 ) + 1308 (Mar. 2019 ) = $5,381 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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