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Acacia Research Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

0.992M for March 31, 2014

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March 31, 2014 0.992M
Dec. 31, 2013 0.771M
Sept. 30, 2013 0.73M
June 30, 2013 0.726M
March 31, 2013 1.024M
Dec. 31, 2012 0.721M
Sept. 30, 2012 1.139M
June 30, 2012 1.967M
March 31, 2012 1.116M
Dec. 31, 2011 1.445M
Sept. 30, 2011 0.85M
June 30, 2011 1.335M
March 31, 2011 0.708M
Dec. 31, 2010 0.835M
Sept. 30, 2010 0.461M
June 30, 2010 0.453M
March 31, 2010 0.372M
Dec. 31, 2009 0.516M
Sept. 30, 2009 0.363M
June 30, 2009 0.396M
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About R&D Expense

R&D expenses are a line item from many companies' income statements.

R&D expense (short for research and development expense) is essentially the amount of money that a company spends to develop new products and services each year. For example, if a pharmaceutical firm hires research scientists to develop new drugs, the salaries of these researchers will generally be expensed in the R&D expense category.

Like marketing expenses, but unlike capital expenditures, R&D expenses are subtracted from revenues every year directly. Therefore, accountants treat R&D spending as an expense rather than as an investment, though there is continuous debate over whether this is the correct classification.

An investor looking at companies with large R&D expenditures should think hard about whether a single company's R&D spending is an expense (like buying rubber to produce tires) or whether it is an investment (like buying machinery to produce tires more efficiently). Determining the answer to that question can have a large impact on how the company is valued.
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ACTG Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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ACTG Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3630M Sep 2009
Maximum 1.967M Jun 2012
Average 0.8460M

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