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Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Research & Development: $2,394 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Western Digital Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2017 was $592 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2017 was $2,394 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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Western Digital Corp Annual Data

Jun08 Jun09 Jun10 Jun11 Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,572.00 1,661.00 1,646.00 1,627.00 2,441.00

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17
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 639.00 585.00 613.00 604.00 592.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2017 was 585 (Dec. 2016 ) + 613 (Mar. 2017 ) + 604 (Jun. 2017 ) + 592 (Sep. 2017 ) = $2,394 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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