Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

129.11M for Dec. 31, 2014

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Dec. 31, 2014 129.11M
Sept. 30, 2014 100.66M
June 30, 2014 92.55M
March 31, 2014 191.46M
Dec. 31, 2013 85.78M
Sept. 30, 2013 88.21M
June 30, 2013 68.56M
March 31, 2013 74.54M
Dec. 31, 2012 63.41M
Sept. 30, 2012 54.28M
June 30, 2012 59.64M
March 31, 2012 45.41M
Dec. 31, 2011 34.40M
Sept. 30, 2011 36.57M
June 30, 2011 35.65M
March 31, 2011 30.81M
Dec. 31, 2010 27.18M
Sept. 30, 2010 25.15M
June 30, 2010 23.69M
March 31, 2010 22.37M
Dec. 31, 2009 23.22M
Sept. 30, 2009 21.32M
June 30, 2009 18.29M
March 31, 2009 19.09M
Dec. 31, 2008 15.28M
Sept. 30, 2008 14.87M
June 30, 2008 16.82M
March 31, 2008 15.61M
Dec. 31, 2007 15.64M
Sept. 30, 2007 16.91M
June 30, 2007 15.20M
March 31, 2007 21.22M
Dec. 31, 2006 17.34M
Sept. 30, 2006 21.20M
June 30, 2006 23.46M
March 31, 2006 21.21M
Oct. 31, 2005 20.28M
July 31, 2005 10.08M
April 30, 2005 31.79M
Jan. 31, 2005 20.09M
Oct. 31, 2004 18.66M
July 31, 2004 17.84M
April 30, 2004 10.79M
Jan. 31, 2004 14.52M
Oct. 31, 2003 16.69M
July 31, 2003 18.59M
April 30, 2003 13.47M
Jan. 31, 2003 19.30M
Oct. 31, 2002 19.68M
July 31, 2002 19.38M

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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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ALXN Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Amgen 1.234B
Celgene 584.90M
AMAG Pharmaceuticals 7.764M

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

Minimum 22.37M Mar 2010
Maximum 191.46M Mar 2014
Average 64.47M

ALXN Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: r_and_d_expense
  • Latest data point: =YCP("ALXN", "r_and_d_expense")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("ALXN", "r_and_d_expense", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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