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312.39 +2.07  +0.67% NASDAQ Jan 23, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

2.423B for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 2.423B
June 30, 2014 2.226B
March 31, 2014 1.991B
Dec. 31, 2013 1.862B
Sept. 30, 2013 1.734B
June 30, 2013 1.586B
March 31, 2013 1.383B
Dec. 31, 2012 1.345B
Sept. 30, 2012 1.192B
June 30, 2012 1.082B
March 31, 2012 945.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 862.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 769.00M
June 30, 2011 698.00M
March 31, 2011 579.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 518.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 442.00M
June 30, 2010 408.00M
March 31, 2010 366.00M
Dec. 31, 2009
Sept. 30, 2009
June 30, 2009
March 31, 2009
Dec. 31, 2008
Sept. 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 258.00M
March 31, 2008 234.00M
Dec. 31, 2007 222.00M
Sept. 30, 2007 209.00M
June 30, 2007 201.00M
March 31, 2007 186.00M
Dec. 31, 2006 177.00M
Sept. 30, 2006 172.00M
June 30, 2006 167.00M
March 31, 2006 146.00M
Dec. 31, 2005
Sept. 30, 2005
June 30, 2005 106.00M
March 31, 2005 92.00M
Dec. 31, 2004
Sept. 30, 2004
June 30, 2004 71.00M
March 31, 2004 55.08M
Dec. 31, 2003 51.81M
Sept. 30, 2003 53.78M
June 30, 2003 52.14M
March 31, 2003 50.09M
Dec. 31, 2002 49.05M
Sept. 30, 2002 52.91M
June 30, 2002 58.16M

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

Minimum 366.00M Mar 2010
Maximum 2.423B Sep 2014
Average 1.180B

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

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

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